The WBSC Americas Softball has announced that 20 countries will compete in the IX Women’s Softball Pan American Championship, to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 4-13 August.
The Pan American Championship is the qualifying event for two continental multi-sport games — the Pan American Games Lima 2019, and the Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla 2018 — and the 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship.
- British Virgin Islands
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Puerto Rico
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United States
The last time a Pan American Championship registered this amount of teams was Maracay 2009, also with 20 countries.
The top five teams in Santo Domingo will join Peru to compete in the Softball event in Lima 2019.
The top five countries from the Central American and Caribbean region, and the best ranked by the English Caribbean region (ECASC), along with Colombia, will play Softball in Barranquilla 2018.
Five teams will also qualify for the 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship, to be held in Chiba, Japan.
Every game of the IX Women’s Pan American Championship will be streamed through Internet TV.