The draw for the 2020 AP Cup to be held at Blacktown International Sportspark has been released with four of the six qualified Olympic nations to feature from 30 January – 2 February.
The Travelodge Aussie Spirit will be joined by Mexico and Italy after they too were successful in their respectful WBSC Olympic Qualifiers, while the 2020 Games host nation and World Number Two, Japan, again make the trip Down Under.
A second Australian team, Chinese Taipei and New Zealand complete the field set to compete in Blacktown.
The first three days of competition on Diamond 1 will be live streamed with the final day’s play to be broadcast by FOX SPORTS Australia and Kayo from 11:00am – 4:00pm AEDST.
2020 AP Cup Schedule, all times AEDST*
Thursday 30 January
- 11:00am – Japan v Mexico, D1
- 11:00am – Chinese Taipei v New Zealand, D2
- 1:30pm – Australia A v New Zealand, D1
- 1:30pm – Chinese Taipei v Japan, D2
- 4:00pm – Travelodge Aussie Spirit v Australia A, D1
- 4:00pm – Italy v Mexico, D2
- 7:30pm – Travelodge Aussie Spirit v Italy, D1
Friday 31 January
- 11:00am – Australia A v Chinese Taipei, D1
- 1:30pm – Travelodge Aussie Spirit v Chinese Taipei, D1
- 1:30pm – Japan v Italy, D2
- 4:00pm – Australia A v Mexico, D1
- 4:00pm – Japan v New Zealand, D2
- 6:30pm – New Zealand v Italy, D2
- 6:30pm – Travelodge Aussie Spirit v Mexico, D1
Saturday 1 February
- 11:00am – Italy v Chinese Taipei, D1
- 1:30pm – Travelodge Aussie Spirit v New Zealand, D2
- 1:30pm – Australia A v Japan, D1
- 4:00pm – Australia A v Italy, D1
- 4:00pm – Mexico v Chinese Taipei, D2
- 6:30pm – New Zealand v Mexico, D2
- 6:30pm – Travelodge Aussie Spirit v Japan, D1
Sunday 2 February
- 9:00am – Sixth v Seventh, D3
- TBC – First v Fourth
- TBC – Second v Third
- 11:30am – Fifth v Winner of 6th v 7th, D3
- 1:30pm – Grand Final, D1
*All times subject to change
International softball then centre stage at Blacktown with the AP Cup from 30 January – 2 February, ahead of the exciting Summer Slam – Fully Loaded Softball from 3 – 5 February.
Tickets for both events are available for purchase now via Humanitix.
To purchase tickets to the AP Cup, please visit https://events.humanitix.com.au/2020-australia-pacific-cup.
To purchase tickets to the Summer Slam – Fully Loaded Softball, please visit www.humanitix.com.au/2020-summer-slam.