Schedule Released for 2014 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship
Published by Gilles LeBlanc
Published on April 04, 2014
(Whitehorse, YT) – The schedule is set for the 2014 ISF Junior Men’s World Softball Championship.
The 2014 championship will be held July 11 to 20 at the Pepsi Softball Centre in Whitehorse and International Softball executives announced the official game schedule Thursday. Ten teams from five continents will unite for 45 games in a round-robin format, followed by four playoff (page playoff system) games.
Opening day will feature all teams in action, starting at 12:30 PDT when Singapore takes on Japan. Opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 pm on the main competition field, and will be followed by Canada’s first matchup of the championship. They meet the Czech Republic in front of the home crowd.
A key contest will be the rematch of the 2012 gold medal game between Argentina and Japan, when they face each other on July 16 at 5:00 pm. Defending champion Argentina earned the honour of being South America's historic first-ever softball world champion across any category.
The 2014 gold medal game will take centre stage on July 20 at 4:00 pm, and will be preceded by the bronze medal match at 1:00 pm.
"This is always an exciting moment for the fans, athletes, entire National Team delegations and the LOC (local organizing committee)," WBSC Executive Board Member and ISF President Dale McMann expressed. "The athletes will be ever-more focused and motivated, and this is what sport is all about -- these athletes are the stars and this will be their international stage to shine, to represent their countries and to measure themselves against their young peers around the world."
The full game schedule is available here: http://worldfastpitch2014.com/en/schedule/
Tournament passes for the 2014 ISF Junior Men’s World Softball Championship are now on sale at Sport Yukon. Passes are just $125 for adults and $100 for youth and seniors, and they are good for all games – including medal rounds.
For all the latest news and information on the championship, visit www.worldfastpitch2014.com.
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Chair, Organizing Committee
2014 Junior Men’s World Softball Championship