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WBSC Jr Women’s Softball World Championship at a glance

posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:14 PM by Jairy Otero

WBSC Jr Women’s Softball World Championship at a glance

CLEARWATER, FL, USA – For seven days, national teams from 26 nations will present their top softball 19-and-under female athletes at the WBSC Jr. Women’s Softball World Championship in a battle For the Title of World Champion.

No. 2 USA is the defending Champion, after defeating No. 1 Japan, 8-1, at the 2015 edition.

This year’s edition will feature a record-high 26 national teams, with seven nations making their Jr Women’s world championship debut – Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, India, Israel, Peru, and Turkey.

All National Teams will be competing on Opening Day, with action opening on Monday, 24 July at 09:00 local time.

Days 1 – 4 will feature round-robin action of each pool.

Nations will be battling to finish among the top two in their respective groups to advance into the championship round-robin (2 pools). Nations finishing third and fourth in pool play will be placed in a placement pool and play in a double page system to determine 9th to 16th Place. Nations finishing lower than 4th Place in their respective pools will compete against each other in a single elimination format for 17th to 26th Place.

Days 5 and 6 will see the championship section through the double page playoff and the placement section continuing through either a double page or single elimination format depending on their round robin finish.

Day 7 will showcase the bronze and gold medal games, in addition to the placement round final.

The gold medal game will take centre stage on Sunday, 30 July, at 16:00, and will be preceded by the bronze medal match at 14:30.

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Pool A:

Chinese Taipei, Guatemala, Italy, Philippines, Turkey, South Africa, USA

Chinese Taipei

History:
JWWC Appearances: 10
JWWC Participation: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
Highest Finish: Bronze (1999 and 2011)
Previous Finish: 8th (2015)
Current World Rank: 9

Round Robin schedule (Pool A):
24 July at 9:30am against Guatemala
24 July at 4:00pm against Philippines
25 July at 1:30pm against Turkey
26 July at 6:30pm against South Africa
27 July at 1:00pm against Italy
27 July at 6:00pm against USA

Guatemala

History:

JWWC Appearances: This is their first Jr. Women’s World Championship
JWWC Participation: n/a
Highest Finish: n/a
Previous Finish: n/a
Current World Rank: 20

Round Robin schedule (Pool A):
24 July at 9:30am against Chinese Taipei
24 July at 6:00pm against USA
25 July at 11:30am against Philippines
25 July at 4:30pm against Italy
26 July at 4:30pm against Turkey
27 July at 4:30pm against South Africa

Italy

History:
JWWC Appearances: 6
JWWC Participation: 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2007, 2015
Highest Finish: 9th ( 1987, 1995, 2015)
Previous Finish: 9th (2015)
Current World Rank: 12

Round Robin schedule (Pool A):
24 July at 11:00am against Philippines
25 July at 9:30am against Turkey
25 July at 4:30pm against Guatemala
26 July at 11:30am against USA
27 July at 9:00am against South Africa
27 July at 1:00pm against Chinese Taipei

Philippines

History:
JWWC Appearances: 3
JWWC Participation: 1991, 1995, 2003
Highest Finish: 9th (2003)
Previous Finish: 9th (2003)
Current World Rank: 17

Round Robin schedule (Pool A):
24 July at 11:00am against Italy
24 July at 4:00pm against Chinese Taipei
25 July at 11:30am against Guatemala
26 July at 9:30am against Turkey
26 July at 1:30pm against South Africa
27 July at 11:00am against USA

South Africa

History:
JWWC Appearances: 2
JWWC Participation: 2007, 2011
Highest Finish: 13th (2011)
Previous Finish: 13th (2011)
Current World Rank: n/a

Round Robin schedule (Pool A):
24 July at 1:00pm against Turkey
25 July at 6:30pm against USA
26 July at 1:30pm against Philippines
26 July at 6:30pm against Chinese Taipei
27 July at 9:00am against Italy
27 July at 4:00pm against Guatemala

Turkey

History:
JWWC Appearances: This is their first Jr. Women’s World Championship
JWWC Participation: n/a
Highest Finish: n/a
Previous Finish: n/a
Current World Rank: n/a

Round Robin schedule (Pool A):
24 July at 9:00am against USA
24 July at 1:00pm against South Africa
25 July at 9:30am against Italy
25 July at 1:30pm against Chinese Taipei
26 July at 9:30am against Philippines
26 July at 4:30pm against Guatemala

USA

History:
JWWC Appearances: 11
JWWC Participation: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: Gold (1987, 1995, 2007, 2011, 2015)
Previous Finish: Gold (2015)
Current World Rank: 2

Round Robin schedule (Pool A):
24 July at 9:00am against Turkey
24 July at 6:00pm against Guatemala
25 July at 6:30pm against South Africa
26 July at 11:30am against Italy
27 July at 11:00am against Philippines
27 July at 6:00pm against Chinese Taipei


Pool B:

Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Peru

Australia

History:
JWWC Appearances: 11
JWWC Participation: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: Bronze (1995, 2003, 2007, 2013)
Previous Finish: 7th (2015)
Current World Rank: 4

Round Robin schedule (Pool B):
24 July at 9:00am against Peru
24 July at 6:30pm against Netherlands
25 July at 1:00pm against Brazil
25 July at 6:00pm against Japan
26 July at 11:00am against Bahamas
27 July at 1:30pm against Israel

Bahamas

History:
JWWC Appearances: This is their first Jr. Women’s World Championship
JWWC Participation: n/a
Highest Finish: n/a
Previous Finish: n/a
Current World Rank: n/a

Round Robin schedule (Pool B):
24 July at 1:30pm against Israel
25 July at 9:00am against Brazil
25 July at 4:00pm against Peru
26 July at 11:00am against Australia
26 July at 4:00pm against Netherlands
27 July at 6:30pm against Japan

Brazil

History:
JWWC Appearances: 4
JWWC Participation: 1999, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: 7th (2011, 2013)
Previous Finish: 10th (2015)
Current World Rank: 11

Round Robin schedule (Pool B):
24 July at 11:30am against Netherlands
25 July at 9:00am against Bahamas
25 July at 1:00pm against Australia
26 July at 6:00pm against Japan
27 July at 9:30am against Israel
27 July at 4:30pm against Peru

Israel

History:
JWWC Appearances: This is their first Jr. Women’s World Championship
JWWC Participation: n/a
Highest Finish: n/a
Previous Finish: n/a
Current World Rank: 37

Round Robin schedule (Pool B):
24 July at 9:30am against Japan
24 July at 1:30pm against Bahamas
26 July at 9:00am against Netherlands
26 July at 1:00pm against Peru
27 July at 9:30am against Brazil
27 July at 1:30pm against Australia

Japan

History:
JWWC Appearances: 11
JWWC Participation: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: Gold (1981, 1991, 1999, 2003, 2013)
Previous Finish: 2nd (2015)
Current World Rank: 1

Round Robin schedule (Pool B):
24 July at 9:30am against Israel
24 July at 4:30pm against Peru
25 July at 11:00am against Netherlands
25 July at 6:00pm against Australia
26 July at 6:00pm against Brazil
27 July at 6:30pm against Bahamas

Netherlands

History:
JWWC Appearances: 9
JWWC Participation: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2013
Highest Finish: 6th (1985, 1987, 2007)
Previous Finish: 10th (2013)
Current World Rank: 8

Round Robin schedule (Pool B):
24 July at 11:30am against Brazil
24 July at 6:30pm against Australia
25 July at 11:00am against Japan
26 July at 9:00am against Israel
26 July at 4:00pm against Bahamas
27 July at 11:30am against Peru

Peru

History:
JWWC Appearances: This is their first Jr. Women’s World Championship
JWWC Participation: n/a
Highest Finish: n/a
Previous Finish: n/a
Current World Rank: 21

Round Robin schedule (Pool B):
24 July at 9:00am against Australia
24 July at 4:30pm against Japan
25 July at 4:00pm against Bahamas
26 July at 1:00pm against Israel
27 July at 11:30am against Netherlands
27 July at 4:30pm against Brazil


Pool C:

Argentina, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, India, New Zealand, Puerto Rico

Argentina

History:
JWWC Appearances: 6
JWWC Participation: 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
Highest Finish: 10th (1995, 2007)
Previous Finish: 14th (2015)
Current World Rank: 30

Round Robin schedule (Pool C):
24 July at 11:30am against Dominican Republic
24 July at 6:30pm against Czech Republic
25 July at 4:30pm against India
26 July at 6:30pm against Puerto Rico
27 July at 4:00pm against New Zealand

Czech Republic

History:
JWWC Appearances: 6
JWWC Participation: 1991 (as Czechoslovakia), 1999, 2003, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: 9th (2011)
Previous Finish: 11th (2015)
Current World Rank: 13

Round Robin schedule (Pool C):
24 July at 1:30pm against India
24 July at 6:30pm against Argentina
25 July at 1:30pm against New Zealand
26 July at 4:30pm against Dominican Republic
27 July at 6:00pm against Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic

History:
JWWC Appearances: This is their first Jr. Women’s World Championship
JWWC Participation: n/a
Highest Finish: n/a
Previous Finish: n/a
Current World Rank: 24

Round Robin schedule (Pool C):
24 July at 11:30am against Argentina
25 July at 6:30pm against New Zealand
26 July at 11:30am against Puerto Rico
26 July at 4:30pm against Czech Republic
27 July at 1:00pm against India

India

History:
JWWC Appearances: This is their first Jr. Women’s World Championship
JWWC Participation: n/a
Highest Finish: n/a
Previous Finish: n/a
Current World Rank: 36

Round Robin schedule (Pool C):
24 July at 1:30pm against Czech Republic
25 July at 11:30am against Puerto Rico
25 July at 4:30pm against Argentina
26 July at 1:30pm against New Zealand
27 July at 1:00pm against Dominican Republic

New Zealand

History:
JWWC Appearances: 9
JWWC Participation: 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: 4th (2013)
Previous Finish: 6th (2015)
Current World Rank: 5

Round Robin schedule (Pool C):
24 July at 4:30pm against Puerto Rico
25 July at 1:30pm against Czech Republic
25 July at 6:30pm against Dominican Republic
26 July at 1:30pm against India
27 July at 4:00pm against Argentina

Puerto Rico

History:
JWWC Appearances: 4
JWWC Participation: 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: Bronze (2015)
Previous Finish: Bronze (2015)
Current World Rank: 5

Round Robin schedule (Pool C):
24 July at 4:30pm against New Zealand
25 July at 11:30am against India
26 July at 11:30am against Dominican Republic
26 July at 6:30pm against Argentina
27 July at 6:00pm against Czech Republic


Pool D:

Canada, China, Great Britain, Ireland, Korea, Mexico

Canada

History:
JWWC Appearances: 11
JWWC Participation: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: 4th (1981, 2015)
Previous Finish: 4th (2015)
Current World Rank: 3

Round Robin schedule (Pool D):
24 July at 4:00pm against Mexico
25 July at 11:00am against Ireland
26 July at 11:00am against Korea
26 July at 6:00pm against Great Britain
27 July at 6:30pm against China

China

History:
JWWC Appearances: 11
JWWC Participation: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: Gold (1985)
Previous Finish: 12th (2015)
Current World Rank: 6

Round Robin schedule (Pool D):
24 July at 1:00pm against Ireland
24 July at 6:00pm against Great Britain
25 July at 6:00pm against Mexico
26 July at 4:00pm against Korea
27 July at 6:30pm against Canada

Great Britain

History:
JWWC Appearances: 2
JWWC Participation: 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: 9th (2013)
Previous Finish: 13th (2015)
Current World Rank: 14

Round Robin schedule (Pool D):
24 July at 11:00am against Korea
24 July at 6:00pm against China
25 July at 4:00pm against Ireland
26 July at 6:00pm against Canada
27 July at 4:30pm against Mexico

Korea

History:
JWWC Appearances: 5
JWWC Participation: 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2013
Highest Finish: 9th (1991)
Previous Finish: 11th (2013)
Current World Rank: 26

Round Robin schedule (Pool D):
24 July at 11:00am against Great Britain
25 July at 1:00pm against Mexico
26 July at 11:00am against Canada
26 July at 4:00pm against China
27 July at 1:30pm against Ireland

Mexico

History:
JWWC Appearances: 5
JWWC Participation: 1981, 1985, 1987, 2013, 2015
Highest Finish: 5th (2015)
Previous Finish: 5th (2015)
Current World Rank: 10

Round Robin schedule (Pool D):
24 July at 4:00pm against Canada
25 July at 1:00pm against Korea
26 July at 11:00am against Canada
26 July at 1:00pm against Ireland
27 July at 4:30pm against Great Britain

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