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Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Qualification

 

Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Eight teams will qualify for the Olympic baseball tournament. The host nation qualifies automatically. Additionally, two teams will qualify from the American qualifying tournament, and one team will qualify from both the European and Asian qualifying tournaments. The field will be rounded out by the top three teams from the world Olympic qualifying tournament.

Contents

  • Table 1
  • American Qualifying Tournament 2
    • Qualifying Round 2.1
      • Schedule 2.1.1
    • Preliminary Round 2.2
      • Schedule 2.2.1
    • Final Round 2.3
  • Oceania Qualifying Tournament 3
    • Schedule 3.1
  • European Qualifying Tournament 4
    • Qualifying Round 1 4.1
    • Qualifying Round 2 4.2
    • European Baseball Championship 4.3
      • Preliminary Round 4.3.1
      • Final Round 4.3.2
      • Classification 4.3.3
  • 2007 Asian Championship 5
    • B Level 5.1
      • Schedule 5.1.1
    • A Level 5.2
      • Schedule 5.2.1
  • African Qualifying Tournament 6
    • Schedule 6.1
  • Final Qualifying Tournament 7
    • Standings 7.1
    • Schedule 7.2
  • References 8

Table

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Host Nation - - 1
Americas Qualifying Tournament Aug 25 - Sep 7, 2006 Havana 2
 Cuba
European Championship September 7–16, 2007 Barcelona 1  Netherlands
Asian Baseball Championship Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2007 Taichung[T 1] 1  Japan
Final Qualifying Tournament March 7–14, 2008 Taichung and Douliou[T 1] 3  Canada
 South Korea
 Chinese Taipei
TOTAL 8
Note
  1. ^ a b Chinese Taipei is the official IOC designation for the state officially referred to as the Republic of China (ROC), commonly known as Taiwan. (See also Political status of Taiwan for details.)

American Qualifying Tournament

Qualifying Round

North and Central America
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
 United States 5 5 0 1.000 49 13 +36
 Canada 5 3 2 0.600 34 17 +17
' 5 3 2 0.600 20 14 +6
5 2 3 0.400 38 35 +3
[AQ 1] 5 2 3 0.400 24 28 -4
5 0 5 0.000 4 58 -54

Schedule

Home Result Away
November 15, 2005
1-3
23-0 (6 Innings)
17-4 (7 Innings)
November 16, 2005
12-0 (7 Innings)
6-1
5-4
November 17, 2005
15-5
7-4
5-2
November 18, 2005
7-2
6-1
9-3
November 19, 2005
5-2
4-2
1-12
Caribbean
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
3 3 0 1.000 32 0 +32
3 2 1 0.667 32 5 +27
[AQ 1] 3 1 2 0.333 11 17 -6
3 0 3 0.000 0 53 -53
Withdrew
Withdrew
Withdrew
South America
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
4 4 0 1.000 24 12 +12
4 3 1 0.750 26 8 +18
4 2 2 0.500 14 15 -1
4 1 3 0.250 14 19 -5
4 0 4 0.000 12 36 -24
Notes
  1. ^ a b The third-place Caribbean team was scheduled to advance to the preliminary round. However, Aruba withdrew and the IBAF replaced it with the fifth-place North American team, Mexico.[1]

Preliminary Round

Group A
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
5 5 0 1.000 64 10 +54
5 4 1 0.800 38 17 +21
5 3 2 0.600 24 18 +6
5 2 3 0.400 31 31 0
5 1 4 0.200 15 41 -26
5 0 5 0.000 11 63 -52
Group B
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
5 4 1 0.800 46 27 +19
5 4 1 0.800 23 19 +4
5 3 2 0.600 24 18 +6
5 2 3 0.400 27 39 -12
5 1 4 0.200 27 32 -5
5 1 4 0.200 23 34 -11

Schedule

Home Away
August 25, 2006
August 26, 2006
9-3
11-0
2-1
3-2
August 27, 2006
6-5
8-7
7-6
5-4
4-0
13-1
August 28, 2006
3-15
5-7
10-6
17-3
August 29, 2006
2-5
1-2
8-3
11-0
August 30, 2006
9-12
7-3
15-1
6-4
8-7

Final Round

  Team has qualified directly
  Team has advanced to the Final Qualifying Tournament
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
7 6 1 0.857 69 32 +37
7 6 1 0.857 63 18 +45
7 5 2 0.714 38 24 +14
7 4 3 0.571 43 38 +5
7 3 4 0.428 41 41 0
7 2 5 0.286 39 51 -12
7 2 5 0.286 16 33 -17
7 0 7 0.000 21 61 -40

Oceania Qualifying Tournament

With withdrawing from the tournament, received an automatic berth into the World Qualifying Tournament.

  Team has advanced to the Final Qualifying Tournament
Team W L RA/9 Tiebreaker
0 0 0 0
Withdrew

Schedule

Home Away Time
February 8, 2007
Cancelled 19:00
February 9, 2007
Cancelled 19:00
February 10, 2007
Cancelled 15:00
Cancelled 19:00
February 11, 2007
Cancelled 14:00

European Qualifying Tournament

Qualifying Round 1

Group A
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
3 3 0 1.000 35 3 +32
3 2 1 0.667 22 18 +4
3 1 2 0.333 24 23 +1
3 0 3 0.000 8 45 -37
Group B
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
3 3 0 1.000 33 10 +23
3 2 1 0.667 29 17 +12
3 1 2 0.333 28 43 -15
3 0 3 0.000 22 42 -20
Group C
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
3 3 0 1.000 30 6 +24
3 2 1 0.667 14 5 +9
3 1 2 0.333 15 16 -1
3 0 3 0.000 8 40 -32
Group D
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
3 3 0 1.000 25 2 +23
3 2 1 0.667 18 11 +7
3 1 2 0.333 17 17 0
3 0 3 0.000 3 33 -30

Qualifying Round 2

European Baseball Championship

The European Baseball Championship in Barcelona, Spain served as the qualifying competition for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. The Netherlands won the tournament for the fifth consecutive time and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Great Britain and Spain advanced to a final qualifying tournament in Taiwan. Prior to the tournament, Greece was removed by the European Baseball Conferderation and replaced with Austria. Czech Republic was downgraded to the last place at the end of the tournament and its wins in the preliminary round vacated.[2]

Preliminary Round

Group A
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
5 5 0 1.000 66 5 +61
5 4 1 0.800 36 15 +21
5 3 2 0.600 20 27 -7
5 2 3 0.400 26 38 -12
5 1 4 0.200 13 44 -31
5 0 5 0.000 2 37 -35
  • September 8
1 - 9
0 - 9*
0 - 22 (5 inn.)
  • September 9
2 - 11
10 - 0 (7 inn.)
11 - 0 (7 inn.)
  • September 10
14 - 2 (7 inn.)
0 - 9*
8 - 7
  • September 11
6 - 3
3 - 8
1 - 2
  • September 12
6 - 1
0 - 13 (7 inn.)
4 - 1

* The Czech Republic's 4-1 and 6-2 victories over Croatia and Austria were vacated and the results recorded as 9-0 forfeits.

Group B
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD
5 4 1 0.800 35 24 +11
5 4 1 0.800 29 22 +7
5 3 2 0.600 20 15 +5
5 3 2 0.600 31 13 +18
5 1 4 0.200 10 36 -26
5 0 5 0.000 14 29 -15
  • September 7
12 - 8
  • September 8
0 - 13 (8 inn.)
4 - 2
  • September 9
5 - 4
1 - 5
7 - 10
  • September 10
6 - 2
4 - 0
6 - 0
  • September 11
3 - 4
4 - 3 (11 inn.)
4 - 6
  • September 12
2 - 7
9 - 0
6 - 2

Final Round

  Team has qualified directly
  Team has advanced to the Final Qualifying Tournament
Team Pld W L PCT RS RA RD Tiebreaker*
5 5 0 1.000 54 14 +40
5 3 2 0.800 35 24 +11 1-1, 0.833 RA/IN
5 3 2 0.600 41 32 +9 1-1, 0.833 RA/IN
5 3 2 0.600 29 24 +5 1-1, 0.889 RA/IN
5 1 4 0.200 16 35 -19
5 0 5 0.000 15 51 -36

* Tiebreakers: 1) W-L in games among tied teams 2) Runs against per 1 defensive inning among tied teams 3) Earned Runs against per 1 defensive inning among tied teams

  • September 14
18 - 0 (7 inn.)
3 - 11
7 - 10
  • September 15
10 - 0 (7 inn.)
8 - 10 (11 inn.)
5 - 7
  • September 16
7 - 1
5 - 8
6 - 1

Classification

  • September 13
Seventh Place Game
2 - 7
Ninth Place Game
2 - 1
Eleventh Place Game
2 - 7

2007 Asian Championship

Please note, that the IBAF and IOC recognize Taiwan as Chinese Taipei. Internationally, the team plays as the Chinese Taipei National baseball team, however are referred to, in the country, as the Taiwan National baseball team and use the flag .

B Level

Team W D L Tiebreaker
2 1 0 -
1 1 1 -
1 0 2 1-0
1 0 2 0-1

Schedule

Home Result Away Time
November 27, 2007
0-2 17:00
4-8 18:00
November 28, 2007
3-5 13:00
4-1 18:00
November 29, 2007
0-0 (F/12) 13:00
6-8 18:00

A Level

  Team has qualified directly
  Team has advanced to the Final Qualifying Tournament
Team W L Tiebreaker
3 0 -
2 1 -
1 2 -
0 3 -

Schedule

Home Result Away Time
December 1, 2007
2-5 13:00
10-0 (F/7) 18:00
December 2, 2007
0-9 13:00
3-4 18:00
December 3, 2007
13-1 (F/7) 13:00
2-10 18:00

African Qualifying Tournament

  Team has advanced to the Final Qualifying Tournament
Team W L Tiebreaker
5 0 -
3 1 -
3 2 -
2 3 -
1 3 -
0 5 -

Schedule

Home Result Away Time
December 15
22-0 9:00
17-3 9:00
1-18 12:20
0-20 12:20
0-29 15:30
22-0 15:30
December 16
Rained Out 9:00
Rained Out 9:00
1-16 (5 Innings) 12:20
3-1 (6 Innings) 12:20
Rained Out 15:30
Rained Out 15:30
December 17
2-12 (8 Innings) 9:00
11-5 9:00
19-11 (7 Innings) 9:00
15-0 (7 Innings) 12:00
5-22 (6 Innings) 12:00
7-4 12:00
Cancelled 15:00

Note: The final game between Lesotho and Nigeria was dependent on whether it had any impact upon the final standings. As South Africa had clinched the championship before the game was to begin, it was cancelled.

Final Qualifying Tournament

The final qualifying tournament will feature the third and fourth place teams from the Americas qualifying tournament, the second and third place teams from the Asian and European qualifying tournaments, and the Oceanian and African continental champions. However, European runner-up Great Britain withdrew from the tournament and were replaced by the fourth place team Germany.

Qualified Teams

  • (Americas 3rd)
  • (Americas 4th)
  • (Europe 3rd)
  • (Europe 4th; Replace Europe 2nd Great Britain that withdrew from the tournament)
  • (Asia 2nd)
  • (Asia 3rd)
  • (Oceania 1st)
  • (Africa 1st)

Standings

  Team has qualified
Team W L Tiebreaker
6 1 1-0
6 1 0-1
5 2 -
4 3 1-0
4 3 0-1
2 5 -
1 6 -
0 7 -

Schedule

Home Result Away Time
March 7
0-5 12:30
10-15 12:30
13-3 (F/7) 19:00
1-4 18:30
March 8
10-0 (F/7) 12:30
1-6 12:30
16-2 (F/7) 18:30
0-1 18:30
March 9
0-2 12:30
10-5 12:30
1-2 18:30
6-1 18:30
March 10
4-3 12:30
5-14 12:30
5-6 (F/10) 18:30
4-7 18:30
March 12
12-1 (F/7) 12:30
11-0 (F/7) 12:30
5-0 18:30
5-0 18:30
March 13
9-0 12:30
0-4 12:30
4-3 18:30
0-4 18:30
March 14
1-2 12:30
11-13 12:30
3-4 18:30
2-1 (F/10) 16:30

References

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