2006 Intercontinental Cup (baseball)

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The 2006 IBAF Intercontinental Cup was held in Taichung, Taiwan from November 9 through the 19th. Eight countries contested the tournament, which was played at Taichung Baseball Field and the newly built Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium. The participating countries were Cuba, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines in addition to the hosts from Chinese Taipei (Taiwan). The tournament was sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation.

Ticket Sales[edit]

Tickets went on sale at noon on Friday, November 3 for the games of the first four days over the Internet. Over following days, tickets for the next day not yet offered will then become available. Internet sales of tickets will end at noon two days prior to the date the game is played. The Sunday, November 11 game between Taiwan and South Korea was the first game to sell out, having sold out within three hours of tickets being made available.

Round robin[edit]

The eight teams will play a round robin format in which they will each play the other teams once. This means that each team will play seven games in this first phase of the tournament over the course of eight days.

First pitch in a competitive game at the stadium in a game between the Philippines and South Korea in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup
A look in the Philippine dugout during the game against South Korea on November 9
Japan v. Cuba
A look inside the Korean dugout
Taiwanese fans before a game.
Date Time Venue Home Guest Result
11/9 10:00 TF Cuba Flag of Cuba.svg The Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of Cuba.svg 3-2
11/9 13:00 IBC South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg The Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg Flag of South Korea.svg 10-0 (6½ innings)
11/9 14:00 TF Australia Flag of Australia.svg Japan Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Japan.svg 3-4 (10 innings)
11/9 19:30 IBC Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Italy Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Italy.svg 3-13
11/10 13:00 IBC The Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg Australia Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Australia.svg 2-12 (8 innings)
11/10 13:00 TF South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg Cuba Flag of Cuba.svg Flag of Cuba.svg 1-8
11/10 18:30 IBC Japan Flag of Japan.svg Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Flag of Japan.svg 4-3
11/10 18:30 TF The Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Italy Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 10-8
11/11 13:00 IBC Italy Flag of Italy.svg Cuba Flag of Cuba.svg Flag of Cuba.svg 0-9
11/11 13:00 TF Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Australia Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 4-2
11/11 18:30 TF The Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg The Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 0-22 (7 innings)
11/11 18:30 IBC Japan Flag of Japan.svg South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Japan.svg 2-1
11/12 13:00 IBC South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 7-9 (12 innings)
11/12 13:00 TF The Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Japan Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Japan.svg 0-3
11/12 18:30 TF The Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg Cuba Flag of Cuba.svg Flag of Cuba.svg 0-24 (7 innings)
11/12 18:30 IBC Australia Flag of Australia.svg Italy Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Australia.svg 8-7 (13 innings)
11/13 Rest Day
11/14 13:00 IBC Cuba Flag of Cuba.svg Japan Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Cuba.svg 6-3
11/14 13:00 TF Italy Flag of Italy.svg The Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg Flag of Italy.svg 9-0
11/14 18:30 IBC Australia Flag of Australia.svg South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Australia.svg 10-9
11/14 18:30 TF Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg The Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2-4 (10 innings)
11/15 13:00 TF Italy Flag of Italy.svg Japan Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Japan.svg 3-6
11/15 13:00 IBC South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg The Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2-13 (8 innings)
11/15 18:30 IBC Cuba Flag of Cuba.svg Australia Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Cuba.svg 13-0 (4½ innings)1
11/15 18:30 TF The Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 0-14 (6 innings)1
11/16 13:00 IBC Italy Flag of Italy.svg South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of South Korea.svg 1-5
11/16 13:00 TF Japan Flag of Japan.svg The Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg Flag of Japan.svg 17-0 (6½ innings)
11/16 18:30 TF The Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg Australia Flag of Australia.svg Flag of the Netherlands.svg 4-3 (11 innings) 2
11/16 18:30 IBC Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Cuba Flag of Cuba.svg Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 4-3

1 Game called due to bad weather condition.
2 Dutch manager ejected in the top of the eleventh for obscenities in argument with an umpire.

Table[edit]

Rank Country W L Pct. RS RA DI RA/9DI
1 Cuba Flag of Cuba.svg 6 1 .857 66 10 56 1.61
2 Japan Flag of Japan.svg 6 1 .857 39 16 60 2.40
3 The Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.svg 5 2 .714 55 21 51 3.05
4 Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg 4 3 .571 39 33 64 4.64
5 Australia Flag of Australia.svg 3 4 .429 38 43 62.3 6.21
6 South Korea Flag of South Korea.svg 2 5 .286 35 43 62 6.24
7 Italy Flag of Italy.svg 2 5 .286 41 41 64 5.77
8 The Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg 0 7 .000 2 108 48 20.25
DI=Innings played on defense
RA/9DI=Runs allowed for every nine defensive innings played
  • Tiebreaker
    • head-to-head
    • RA/9DI
  • Notes
    • Cuba wins tiebreaker over Japan based on head-to-head result
    • South Korea wins tiebreaker over Italy based on head-to-head result

Classification Round[edit]

The teams that finish in fifth through eighth place in the round robin will face off in the consolation round. All consolation round matches will be played at Taichung Baseball Field.

 
5-8th place5th place
 
      
 
November 18 (13:00)
 
 
Flag of Italy.svg Italy 8
 
November 19 (15:00)
 
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 3
 
Flag of Italy.svg Italy2
 
November 18 (18:30)
 
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 3
 
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 0
 
 
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 17
 
7th place
 
 
November 19 (10:00)
 
 
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea5
 
 
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines1

Medal Round[edit]

Taiwanese players thank the home fans after the loss to Cuba
Cuba receives the gold medal between the silver and bronze medalists

The top four teams from the round robin will enter the medal round of the competition. All medal round games will be played at the Intercontinental Baseball Stadium.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
November 18 (13:00)
 
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands 3
 
November 19 (18:30)
 
Flag of Japan.svg Japan 0
 
Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands3
 
November 18 (18:30)
 
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba6
 
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 4
 
 
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba5
 
Third place
 
 
November 19 (13:00)
 
 
Flag of Japan.svg Japan0
 
 
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svgChinese Taipei (Taiwan)4

Final line score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 6 7 0
Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 5

Final standings[edit]

Rank Country
1 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands
3 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
4 Flag of Japan.svg Japan
5 Flag of Australia.svg Australia
6 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
7 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
8 Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Official website (Traditional Chinese)
  • "Schedule" (PDF). (77.3 KiB)