2006 Intercontinental Cup (baseball)
The 2006 IBAF Intercontinental Cup was held in Taichung, Taiwan from November 9 through the 19th. Eight countries contested the tournament, which was played in two different venues. Those venues were Taichung Baseball Field and the newly built Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium. The eight 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.
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.
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.
|11/9||13:00||IBC||South Korea||The Philippines||10-0 (6½ innings)|
|11/9||14:00||TF||Australia||Japan||3-4 (10 innings)|
|11/9||19:30||IBC||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||Italy||3-13|
|11/10||13:00||IBC||The Philippines||Australia||2-12 (8 innings)|
|11/10||18:30||IBC||Japan||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||4-3|
|11/11||13:00||TF||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||Australia||4-2|
|11/11||18:30||TF||The Philippines||The Netherlands||0-22 (7 innings)|
|11/12||13:00||IBC||South Korea||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||7-9 (12 innings)|
|11/12||18:30||TF||The Philippines||Cuba||0-24 (7 innings)|
|11/12||18:30||IBC||Australia||Italy||8-7 (13 innings)|
|11/14||18:30||TF||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||The Netherlands||2-4 (10 innings)|
|11/15||13:00||IBC||South Korea||The Netherlands||2-13 (8 innings)|
|11/15||18:30||IBC||Cuba||Australia||13-0 (4½ innings)1|
|11/15||18:30||TF||The Philippines||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||0-14 (6 innings)1|
|11/16||13:00||TF||Japan||The Philippines||17-0 (6½ innings)|
|11/16||18:30||TF||The Netherlands||Australia||4-3 (11 innings) 2|
|11/16||18:30||IBC||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||Cuba||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.
|4||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||4||3||.571||39||33||64||4.64|
- DI=Innings played on defense
- RA/9DI=Runs allowed for every nine defensive innings played
- Cuba wins tiebreaker over Japan based on head-to-head result
- South Korea wins tiebreaker over Italy based on head-to-head result
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 place||5th place|
|November 18 (13:00)|
|November 19 (15:00)|
|November 18 (18:30)||November 19 (10:00)|
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.
|November 18 (13:00)|
|November 19 (18:30)|
|November 18 (18:30)||November 19 (13:00)|
|Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||4||Japan||0|
|Cuba||5||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)||4|
Final line score
|3||Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)|
- This tournament marks the official opening of Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium
- Asia's big three teams are all short-handed as 2006 Taiwan Series champions La New Bears, Japan Series champions Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, and South Korea champions Samsung Lions are all participating in the 2006 Konami Cup Asia Series in Tokyo, Japan, which started on the same day.