WHAT: Pre-event press conference and presentation of the XXIX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup® 2019, including the unveiling of the official U-18 World Cup trophy, medals and SSK competition ball. National Team managers will give brief introductions and speak on their expectations for the youth world championship.

WHEN: Thursday, 29 August at 4:00-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Shilla Stay Haeundae Hotel – 3rd floor Ballroom 

46 Haeun-daero 570beon-gil, U-dong, Haeundae, Busan (map)


  • WBSC Executive Director Michael Schmidt
  • National Team Managers (First name, LAST NAME)
    • AUS Steve FISH
    • CHN Wei LI
    • JPN Yuji NAGATA
    • KOR Sung LEE
    • NED Eric De BRUIN
    • NCA Jose PADILLA
    • PAN Dimas PONCE
    • SPAIN Jose Luis RIERA
    • TPE Tsung-Chih CHOU
    • USA Jack LEGGETT


  • Team managers will be available for interviews following the official presentation and Q&A session.
  • Media credentials and vests will be distributed at the registration desk prior to the press conference.
  • Official Schedule: Online | Printable (PDF)
  • National Team Rosters will be published at u18bwc.wbsc.org/en/2019/teams-and-rosters following passport controls (expected shortly after the press conference).