2008 USA Baseball 16U Championships Itinerary

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Friday, June 20

  • Team arrival and registration
  • Youth National Team Testing
  • Opening Picnic & Opening Ceremonies
  • Mandatory coaches meeting

Saturday, June 21, through Tuesday, June 24

  • Preliminary games: All teams will play five (5) games in a round-robin format

Wednesday, June 25

  • Rain / make-up day

Thursday, June 26

  • Championship Rounds 1 & 2 (possible two games)
  • Consolation Round (one game per team)

Friday, June 27

  • 16U National Team Trials Invites announcement
  • Championship Round 3 & Semifinals (Final Four)
  • Consolation Round (one game per team)

Saturday, June 28

  • Bronze and Gold Medal Games

Tournament Format (Based on 72 participating teams at each site)

Pool Play

  • Each team plays five (5) pool-play games
  • 72 teams divided into 18 four-team pools by region (e.g. if 18 teams from California register, one will be placed in each pool)
  • Each four-team pool plays round-robin (3 games)
  • After three games, 72 teams are seeded #1-72 and placed into 18 four-team pools again by overall seeding (e.g. #1-4, #5-8, etc.)
  • #1 plays #4, #2 plays #3, etc. (1 game)
  • Winners play, losers play, etc. (1 game)

Championship Round

  • After five games, 72 teams will be seeded #1-72 and the top 32 will advance to the single-elimination championship round with the other 36 teams playing consolation games

Day One

  • 32 teams reduced to eight teams by day's end (possible two games / team)
  • Consolation Round (one game per team)

Day Two

  • Great Eight & Semifinals (Final Four)
  • Consolation Round (one game per team)

Day Three

  • Bronze and Gold Medal Games

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