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The 2013 Asia Series “International Tournament of Champions” got underway on Friday. All games will be broadcasted live on CPBL’s YouTube Channel, as well as on TV in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Australia.
The international tournament, which this year features the winners of the Australian Baseball League (ABL), Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), European Champions Cup (CEB), Korea Baseball Organisation (KBO) and Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), will be played from November 15 to 20 at Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung.
The Canberra Cavalry (ABL), Uni President Lions, EDA Rhinos (both CPBL), Fortitudo Bologna (CEB), Samsung Lions (KBO) and Rakuten Golden Eagles (NPB) will square off in the six-team tournament.
A round robin will be played in the first round with the two best teams of each preliminary round pool advancing to the semi-finals. The championship game is set for Wednesday, November 20.
Schedule Asia Series:
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15
12.05 Unipol Bologna (Italy)-Samsung Lions (Korea)
18.35 Eda Rhinos (Chinese Taipei)-Rakuten Golden Eagles (Japan)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16
12.05 Canberra Cavalry (Australia)-Eda Rhinos
18.35 Uni President Lions (Chinese Taipei)-Unipol
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17
13.05 Rakuten Eagles-Canberra Cavalry
18.35 Samsung Lions-Uni President Lions
MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 and TUESDAY NOVEMBER 19
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 20
18.05 championship game
All times are local China Standard Time.
- 2005 Chiba Lotte Mariners (NPB)
- 2006 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (NPB)
- 2007 Chunichi Dragons (NPB)
- 2008 Seibu Lions (NPB)
- 2009 Yomiuri Giants (NPB)
- 2010 Chiba Lotte Mariners (NPB)
- 2010 Brother Elephants (CPBL)/SK Wyverns (KBO)
- 2011 Samsung Lions (KBO)
- 2012 Yomiuri Giants (NPB)