For the first time ever, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) will conduct a live draw from its headquarters in the Olympic capital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

The draw will determine the groups and schedule of the WBSC Softball Americas 2019 qualification event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020. The Americas Qualifier will be played by 12 National Teams in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, from 25 August to 1 September.

Members of the media and fans worldwide can follow the live-stream via the WBSC YouTube channel at

WHEN: Monday, 29 April at 8 p.m. CEST (2 p.m. ET)

WHERE: WBSC Headquarters at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne.


  • Riccardo Fraccari, President of the WBSC
  • Pauline Prade, Member of the WBSC Athletes Commission and French National Softball Team

Future Draws:

  • 10 July: WBSC will host in Lausanne the draw for the Softball Europe-Africa and Asia-Oceania Qualifiers
  • 20 November: The draw for the Americas Baseball and the last Intercontinental Baseball Qualifier will be staged during the WBSC Congress in Osaka, Japan.

The schedule of the single round-robin European Baseball Qualifier will be determined by seed.

Find out more about the future draws