Baseball Europe Africa Qualifier

18/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

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Media accreditation now open for WBSC Premier12 flagship Olympic baseball qualifier


Deadline to apply is Wednesday, 16 October, at 23:59 Japan Standard Time


The accreditation system for the 2019 WBSC Premier12® major international baseball event is now open.

The 2019 WBSC Premier12 is the top national team baseball competition of the year and an Olympic qualifier, featuring the Top 12 National Teams in the WBSC World Rankings and reserving two places in the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, 16 October, at 23:59 Japan Standard Time.

All members of the media, both local/national and international, who wish to cover the Opening Round, Super Round and/or Finals of the WBSC Premier12, must apply through the official WBSC Media Accreditation online platform.


Access to the online accreditation system requires the following login details:

  • Account:  premier12
  • Password:  2019adpass

NOTE: Please bypass any security warnings to access the accreditation website, which is available in English, Japanese and Spanish.

Press and Photographers




Media credentials and vests will be distributed at the location indicated within the application form, to allow for attendance of official practice sessions and pre-event conferences.


Game Schedule – 2-17 November: Online, Printable (PDF)



Opening Round Dates, Competition Venues and Groups

Group A – Estadio de Beisbol Charros de Jalisco – Guadalajara, Mexico — 2-5 November

  • No. 2 USA
  • No. 6 Mexico
  • No. 8 Netherlands
  • No. 12 Dominican Republic

Pre-event Press Conference:

When: 14:00 on Friday, 1 November

Where: Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club (Website)

Av. de las Américas 1551

Providencia, 44630 Guadalajara Jal., Mexico

 Group B – Taichung Intercontinental Stadium and Taoyuan Int’l Stadium – Taiwan — 5-7 November 

  • No. 1 Japan
  • No. 4 Chinese Taipei
  • No. 9 Venezuela
  • No. 11 Puerto Rico

Pre-event Press Conference:

When: 15:00 on Monday, 4 November

Where: Evergreen Laurel Hotel (Website)

No. 666, Sec. 2 Taiwan Boulevard

Taichung City 407, Taiwan

Group C – Gocheok Sky Dome – Seoul, Korea —  6-8 November

  • No. 3 Korea – Defending 2015 Premier12 and 2008 Olympic champions
  • No. 5 Cuba
  • No. 7 Australia
  • No. 10 Canada

Pre-event Press Conference:

When: 16:00 on Tuesday, 5 November

Where: Gocheok Sky Dome – B1 Interview Room

430 Gyeongin-ro, Gocheok-dong, Guro-gu,

Seoul, Korea 

Super Round and Finals – Chiba’s ZOZO Marine Stadium and Tokyo Dome – Japan — 11-17 November

NOTE: Team practices for the Super Round will be held at ZOZO Marine Stadium on Sunday, 10 November.


Official Website is available in six languages, including English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.


Coverage by NRH TV/Radio and Crew

  • Coverage of the 2019 WBSC Premier12 is intended strictly for news and sports event coverage
  • Credentials will be granted by specific category (i.e., Press, Photographer, Radio, and TV), and access will be granted accordingly.
  • Only rights holders of applicable games may transmit game footage (audio and/or video) of the 2019 WBSC Premier12. During games, NRHs are not permitted to record either audio or video in the stadium. Failure to respect these guidelines will result in an immediate withdrawal of said media accreditation, blacklisting and potential legal action, in order to protect WBSC’s partners and rights-holder agreements.
  • Due to limited space at the venues, there may be a restriction on the number of media credentials issued to each news outlet.
  • Photographers and NRH TV crews will be required to wear bibs.

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