SEOUL — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) — the nation’s premier professional sports league and host of Group C of the Premier12® — will reveal the group’s game schedule and Ambassador at a press conference on Monday, 15 April, in the Korean capital.

The occasion will be live-streamed for members of the media and viewers worldwide via WBSC’s Facebook and YouTube Channels at and

Manager Kyung-moon Kim of the National Baseball Team of Korea — the defending Premier12 and Olympic Champions — will be present for the major announcements on the year’s flagship international baseball event.

WHEN: Monday, 15 April at 2:00 p.m. Korean Standard Time

WHAT: Group C schedule, Ambassador revealed; Trophy, Promo Video Presentations

WHERE:  The Westin Chosun Seoul – Orchid Room (2nd floor), 106 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 04533 (Map)


  • Riccardo Fraccari, WBSC President
  • Chung Un-Chan, Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Commissioner
  • Kyung-moon Kim, Manager of the Korean National Baseball Team
  • Euong-yong Kim, Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) President
  • To be announced — Ambassador of WBSC Premier12 Group C – Seoul

Group A and B schedules as well as the official promotional video were revealed at a press conference this past Friday in Taichung, Chinese Taipei.

The II WBSC Premier12 2019 will be staged from 2-17 November and serve as a direct qualifier for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.  The major global competition will feature baseball’s 12 best National Teams in the world, including No. 1 Japan, No. 2 United States, No. 3 Korea, No. 4 Chinese Taipei, No. 5 Cuba, No. 6 Mexico, No. 7 Australia, No. 8 Netherlands, No. 9 Venezuela, No. 10 Canada, No. 11 Puerto Rico and No. 12 Dominican Republic.

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