New video, click on VIDEOS link --
Team Canada prepares to play USA in 2009 World Baseball Challenge
BAHAMAS RETURNING FOR 2011 -- See news release under "NEWSROOM"
HOCKEY POOL STANDINGS, ON-LINE
Go to -- poolexpert.com; Find -- QUICK ACCESS (right-hand side)
Log-in -- WBC2011; Password -- Citizen
New turf at Citizen Field
Installed by City of Prince George in early September, 2010, all new turf in the infield and significant amount of area in the oufieldÂ -- see the photos under the 'PHOTOS' tab.
Updated info on Prince George Westcana Electric Axemen, 'PG AXEMEN'
WORLD BASEBALL CHALLENGE RETURNING IN JULY 2011
Announcement made on Thursday, Dec. 3/09, 1 pm, at the Coast Inn of the North -- see "2011" button at left for official release and more information.
Looking for photos? Click on the PHOTOS button to the left, but most photos of the tournament are loaded up through Mark Duthie and Next Level Media (nextlevelmedia.ca)
MAJOR AWARDS FOR WBC!!!!
World Baseball Challenge captured two
Prince George Chamber of Commerce Awards,
with winners announced on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the
Coast Inn of the North (WBC official hotel)
-- 2009 Newsmaker of the Year (Sponsored by The Prince George Citizen)
-- 2009 Tourism Excellence Award (Sponsored by Initiatives Prince George)
Awarded VOLUNTEER GROUP honour by MLAs Shirley Bond and Pat Bell, to see the newspaper article click on HANDOUTS; recognized for community involvement and initiative by Prince George City Council
Congratulations to all the committee members, volunteers, and to this community!!!!Â
Thank you everyone for a great tournament,
From the WBC Committee.
Congratulations to the United States National Team (head coach, Rick Jones; GM, Eric Campbell) for capturing first place, and going 6-1 in the tournament, led by a tremendous pitching staff.
4. Team BC
5. Prince George Westcana Electric Axemen
**Thoughts on the tournament? Post comments under 'FORUM'
Remember ALL "STATS" under "Handouts"
July 16-26, Prince George Citizen Field
TOURNAMENT PHOTOGRAPHS... Click on LINKS, follow NEXT LEVEL MEDIA, photos being added to galleries there by Mark Duthie, official tournament photographer, shots from Canada-US round-robin game now available for viewing
JASON BAY TALKS ABOUT WBC
-- View VIDEOS or click HEREÂ
**Team info updates on USA national team
, and the host Prince George Westcana Axemen
-- link on the left; PHOTOS AND LOGOS added under PHOTOS link
.Local product Brooklyn Foster drafted, see NEWSROOM.The first World Baseball Challenge was founded by Larry Seminoff
in 2002 in Grand Forks, B.C., and featured Cuba, Canada, China, Taiwan, Dominican Republic, Russia, teams from the U.S., and the Prince George Axemen. The Cuban National Team, including players such as Jose Contreras, Youliesky Gourriel, Eduardo Paret and Pedro Lazo, defeated the Seattle Studs in the final.
The World Baseball Challenge is planned for every two years in Prince George at Prince George Citizen Field. Get in on the ground floor!
News, recent information under NEWSROOM... up-to-date schedule posted.
TOURNAMENT MARKETING PACKAGE AVAILABLE IN PDF FORMAT, click on "Handouts" on the left -- the way for your company to get involved with the WBC, and be in the middle of the action!
**TO SEE VIDEO OF JOSH BECKETT PITCHING IN GRAND FORKS AGAINST JAPAN AND KOSUKE FUKUDOME, CLICK ON 'LINKS'**
LEGALESE -- The World Baseball Challenge is sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation, Baseball Canada, Baseball B.C. and all local levels of baseball, and the name is legally registered, any unauthorized use of the name World Baseball Challenge is prohibited.