3rd WBSC Congress

19-22 November - Sakai, Japan

About The Event

About The Event

The 3rd World Baseball Softball Confederation Congress was held on the 21st of November in Sakai, Japan, with surrounding meetings taking place from the 19th through the 22nd of November.


Hotel Agora Regency Sakai 4-45-1, Ebisujima-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka 590-0985 Japan


Tuesday to Friday
19-22 November 2019


Open workshops to be held on 20 November

Speaker 1

Coach commission

Presented by: WSBC

Speaker 2

Scoring application

Presented by: WSBC | MyBallclub

Speaker 3


Presented by: WSBC

Speaker 4

Website | OTT

Presented by: WSBC

Event schedule

Here is our event schedule

For any additional information, please send an email to congress@wbsc.org.

WBSC softball division board meeting

Garden court (3F)

WBSC executive board meeting

Garden court (3F)

Coffee break 16:00-16:15

Softball playing rules commission Closed session

Fuku (3F)

Coach commission project Open workshop

Kotobuki (3F)

Scoring application Open workshop

Kame (3F)

Baseball5 Open workshop

Kotobuki (3F)

OTT (Video) website platforms Open workshop

Kame (3F)

Lunch (buffet)

Hotel Agora - Rikyu (3F)

WBSC-Asia Baseball5

Kotobuki (3F)

WBSC Oceania Congress

Kame (3F)

COPABE Congress

Garden court (3F)

ABSA Congress

Diamond (4F)

Softball Asia executive council meeting

Fuku (3F)

European national federations’ meeting

Kotobuki (3F)

WBSC Europe – executive board meeting

Kame (3F)

Dinner (*last order 21:30)

Agora/Hyatt - different restaurants

Americas Baseball OQ draw (Live-stream)

Aoi (3F)

Global Baseball OQ draw (Live-stream)

Aoi (3F)

CONPASA National Federations's Meetings

Garden Court (3F)

WBSC Europe - Baseball Division Board Meeting

Kama (3F)

WBSC Congress [session 1]

Royal (4F)

Coffee break 10:30-10:45


Hotel Agora - Rikyu (3F)

WBSC Congress [session 2]

Royal (4F)

Coffee break 15:45-16:00

Press conference

Aoi (3F)

Official gala dinner sponsored by SSK (by invitation only)

Hotel Agora - Rikyu (3F)

WBSC executive board meeting

Garden court (3F)

3rd WBSC Congress


Call to order 9:25


Roll call of the delegates

In Memory of

Approval of the agenda

Approval of the minutes of the previous extraordinary & Ordinary Congresses & Baseball & Softball Division biennial meetings

Any matters arising from the Minutes

To consider & approve new Members (if any) & ratification of the righting votes

Report from the President

Report on the coach commission project

Report on the scoring application

Report on Baseball5

Report on the OTT (video) platform and the WBSC website

Report from the development commission


Report on the 2018 Baseball & Softball World Championships

  • XII Junior Men’s Softball World Championship
  • XVI Women’s Softball World Championship
  • V U-15 Baseball World Cup
  • VIII Women’s Baseball World Cup
  • II U-23 Baseball World Cup

Report on the 2019 Baseball & Softball World Cups/Championships & Olympic Qualifiers

  • XVI Men’s Softball World Championship
  • Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier
  • V U-12 Baseball World Cup
  • I U-12 Softball World Cup
  • U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup
  • Softball Americas Qualifier
  • XXIX U-18 Baseball World Cup
  • Baseball Europe/Africa Qualifier
  • Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier
  • II Premier12

Report from AIBXC & Baseball for blind

Financial report

Any other business

Congress documents


  • Hotel Agora Regency Sakai
    4-45-1, Ebisujima-cho, Sakai-ku, Sakai, Osaka 590-0985 Japan
    Tel : (+81)72-224-1121
    Fax : (+81)72-224-1120
    E-mail : info@agoraregency-sakai.com
    Website : http://www.agoraregency-sakai.com/language/en/

  • Delegates of National Federations should arrive by Tuesday, November 19, 2019, preferably in the morning, as additional meetings may be arranged in the afternoon.

    All departures should be on Friday, November 22, 2019.

  • The accommodation in one (1) complimentary room (on a 1-person occupancy) for three (3) nights from November 19 to November 22 at one of the two hotels above will be provided to each National Federation and Associate Member free of charge (2 complimentary rooms for joint NFs). Please fill out the [Document 2] by 31 August 2019 to reserve the complimentary room to congress@wbsc.org

    Extra delegates for twin or double room share, extra rooms and extension of stay shall be at the expense of the Delegate(s). For prices, please see point 7.

  • The meals for delegates staying in the complimentary rooms, as explained in point 5, will be provided free of charge (from dinner on Tuesday, November 19 to breakfast on Friday, November 22). Breakfast will be served in each hotel; luncheons and dinners will be provided to everybody at the designated restaurant.

    The Gala dinner will be held on Thursday, November 21, evening.

  • Every extra night/day for Delegates and/or additional person and/or longer stay will be invoiced directly.

    Extra Rooms are available at Hotel Agora Regency Sakai at the following rates:

    Standard Twin (25m2)
    Single Occupancy
    ¥ 20,000 (about USD 182)
    Double Occupancy
    ¥ 14,000 (about USD 128)

    Standard Double (31m2)
    Single Occupancy
    ¥ 21,000 (about USD 192)
    Double Occupancy
    ¥ 15,000 (about USD 137)

    All arrangements and cost of travel of delegates (until Kansai International Airport, Osaka International Airport or Shin-Osaka Train Station) shall be the responsibility of each National Federation.

    It is recommended that Delegates book their flight or train to arrive in:

    Kansai International Airport (IATA Code: KIX)—appx. 30 minutes by car to Sakai Osaka International / Itami Airport (IATA Code: ITM)—appx. 30min by car Shin-Osaka Train Station (for Shinkansen Bullet Train)—appx. 30min by car

  • Ground transportation from the KIX, ITM Airport and Osaka Train Station to the hotel and vice-versa will be provided free of charge from November 19 until November 22 provided flight or train arrival/departure information is given to the WBSC Office at least twenty (20) days prior.

  • For those who requires VISA to enter Japan, the documents that are necessary for the application to the Embassy/Consulate must be prepared by the inviting person in Japan in Japanese. We encourage you to start contacting nearby Embassy/Consulate of Japan for necessity of couriering the original document from Japan, as well as preparing below items for the local organisers to organise the VISA documents in Japanese. Kindly submit the request with below items by 31 August 2019 to congress@wbsc.org:
    - Copy of your passport
    - Flight ticket
    - Individual Profile (Name, Title in the federation/association)
    - Mailing Address for couriering the original document

    Those federations with multiple delegates who requires VISA to enter Japan, please submit the [Appendix B. Visa applicant list] excel attached, as well.

    As the preparation of the document and couriering process take time, we encourage you to start the flight arrangements at your earliest convenience. Once all items are submitted, the application documents will be sent to mailing address indicated within time in September 2019. The WBSC Office remains at your full disposal for any additional information you might require.

    More information about the VISA can be found from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/short/novisa.html

  • Delegates and officials will require accreditation to enter the Congress meetings and gala dinner. Accreditation will be available upon your arrival (further details will be communicated later).

  • Information kits with the Congress Schedule and Agenda will be available upon your arrival.

    In line with the WBSC’s sustainable development policy, the Congress Documents will be produced only in an electronic version. We hope you will welcome this approach and thank you for your understanding. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the Documents, please let the WBSC Office know in advance of the Congress date.

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