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World Baseball Classic 48 Signup Thread (CLOSED)

Postby Free Republics » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:33 pm

World Baseball Classic 48


As the president of the World Baseball Classic Council, it is my honor to open signups for the 48th edition of the World Baseball Classic! In RL, pitchers and catchers are about to report and spring training baseball will soon be upon us. With the NS soccer cycle also having recently come to an end and the World Bowl approaching its end, it is an ideal time for the return of the longest running non-soccer event in NS Sports history.

How do I sign up?

Just post a reply to this thread saying that you sign up.

Can I sign up more than 1 nation?

You may sign up with up to 2 nations. If you sign up 2 nations, you must declare one of them a "puppet" and confirm with both nations that you control the other nation. The decision of whether or not to include "puppet" nations is up to the eventual host.

For example: This post counts as a signup for Free Republics and I confirm that Saintland is my puppet in case I decide to enter them later.

Who hosts this tournament?

Anybody who wishes to host this tournament may place a host bid in this thread. Host bids should include, at a minimum, information about what scorinator will be used (including the specific formula), the proposed tournament format, any tiebreakers that will be used and the usual details about RP bonus.

How is the host selected?

The members of the World Baseball Classic Council (those who have participated in past WBCs and have been voted into the Council) will vote to choose whether to accept a host bid or to reject all bids and reopen the bidding process.

Who are the members of the WBC Council

The full membership of the WBC Council is listed here

Should I bid if I don't have any hosting experience?

Probably not unless you're bidding with a more experienced partner. The WBC is one of the largest and most RPed events in NS Sports and thus we tend to prefer a more experienced host. However, there is no restriction on a first time host bidding.

What did previous successful host bids look like?

Here are the last 8 winning bids:

Winning WBC 47 bid (Free Republics
Winning WBC 46 bid (Newmanistan & The Sherpa Empire)
Winning WBC 45 bid (Cassadaigua)
Winning WBC 44 bid (Newmanistan)
Winning WBC 43 bid (Cassadaigua)
Winning WBC 42 bid (Free Republics)
Winning WBC 41 bid (Equestrian States)
Winning WBC 40 bid (Cassadaigua)

What is the deadline for host bids

The deadline for host bids will be 4 days (96 hours) after the first bid is posted.

Around when will the WBC start?

Assuming a host bid is posted before the deadline and selected during the first vote, we're probably looking at the tournament starting sometime in early March and potentially running into April. As there are currently no World Cup bids, it is extremely unlikely that the WBC will end up overlapping with the next NS World Cup cycle. Some overlap with the IBC or the WCoH is likely.

Where are the current rankings?

The rankings following WBC 47 can be found here.

Where is the Discussion Thread?

The WBC Discussion Thread can be found here.

I have another question that isn't answered here.

Feel free to ask it here if it's about signups or host bids. Otherwise, feel free to ask it in the Discussion Thread.

Signups (42/?)
Free Republics
Hapilopper
Cassadaigua
Chromatika
The Greater Nordics
Drawkland
HUElavia
The Sherpa Empire
Democratic Publicity Stunts (puppet of The Sherpa Empire)
Imperial Joseon
Kita-Hinode
Sarzonia
United States of Devonta
Terre Septentrionale
Equestria [Equestrian States]
Bolgano
Banija
Ko-oren
Liventia
The Sarian
Cosumar
Kriegiersien
Newmanistan
Brooklyn and Queens
Xanneria
A Mushroom Kingdom
Sarzonia
St Saratoga
Royal Kingdom of Quebec
Anthor
South Covello
Abanhfleft
Oscioru
Swiaji
Lisander
Nooooooooooooooo
West Phoenicia
Northwest Kalactin
Inner AginanaUsordia
Hampton Island
TJUN-ia
Saintland (puppet of Free Republics)

Host Bids (0/?)
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3rd: World Cups 71 & 81, DBC 29, UWCFC Gold Cup III, GCoS 1
Qualified: World Cups 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 79
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Postby Hapilopper » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:34 pm

Hapilopper is in!
Hapilopper: The home of TEAM BLUE and the winner of the 70th Baptism of Fire!
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WGPC driver: #81 - Drake Stevenson
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Postby Cassadaigua » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:37 pm

We're in!
NS Sports’ only World Cup, World Bowl, World Cup of Hockey, World Baseball Classic and International Basketball Championships winner!

(Motorsports, college basketball, and volleyball, too)


Specific Titles: World Cup 50, 51; WBC 14, 16, & 19; WB 8 & 22; WCOH 11 & 39; IBC 13.
Also: CoH 39; Swamp Soccer 4, WVE (Vball) 6; NSCAA 3, 5 & 9; NSSCRA 7
Runner Up: CoH 40, WB 21, WcoH 8, IBC 12, WBC 13 & 15, DBC 21
WC Qualified for: 45, 46, 49-61, 67, 79 (DNP WC 69-77), 81-84.
Games of the XIII Summer Olympiad: Second Most Medals
Hosted: World Cup 54, 67 & 84; CoH 57 & 73, BoF 47, CR 30, WB 16, WBC 18, 26, 40, 43 & 45, Conferences within NSCAA, NSCH 1; WLC 7, 30 & 33.

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Postby Chromatika » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:39 pm

Returning to be a middling presence
Former User of the Nations of Yesopalitha and Falconfar

Regional Tournaments: 52 (2nd), 53 (4th), 54 (QF), 55 (Champions), 56 (Ro16)
WC Proper Appearance: 75 (Ro16), 76 (SF), 77, 78 (QF), 79 (Ro16), 80 (Ro16), 81 (Group Stage), 83 (Group Stage)
KPB Ranking: 37 (Mid 84)

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The Greater Nordics
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Postby The Greater Nordics » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:41 pm

In!

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Postby Drawkland » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:48 pm

time for more failure :)
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CN on the RMB wrote:drawkland's leader has survived so many assassination attempts that I am fairly certain he is fidel castro in disguise
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Postby The Sherpa Empire » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:09 pm

The Sherpas are back, and a new puppet Democratic Publicity Stunts.
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Following new legislation in The Sherpa Empire, life is short but human kindness is endless.

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Postby Democratic Publicity Stunts » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:10 pm

The Sherpa Empire wrote:The Sherpas are back, and a new puppet Democratic Publicity Stunts.


Yep.

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Postby Imperial Joseon » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:13 pm

Signing up.
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Yo.
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At the beach / In my dreams / But you still
Champion: WC 75 and 76, CoH 74, U-15 WC 4 and 6, DBC 29 and 41, CE 21 and 24
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Postby Sarzonia » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:24 pm

Stars!
World Lacrosse Council President. Member of the FWC Council.

Championships won: World Cup 22; World Baseball Classic 18; Di Bradini Cup 8 (U21 World Cup 29); World Bowl XI & XIV; FHWC 15 & 18; Quidditch World Cup 9; AOCAF XII & XXIX; 4-time IBC champions; 5-time WLC winners and Scott Cup champions. First nation to win NSWC grand slam (Baptism of Fire Cup 3; Cup of Harmony 10; World Cup 22). NSWC Hall of Fame

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In
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Postby Terre Septentrionale » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:00 pm

In.
Nation name: République de Terre Septentrionale | Trigramme: RTS | Capital: Ville Jacques-Cartier | Maps

Ranks: Hockey: 20th | American Football: 24th | Baseball: 29th | Association Football: 42nd | Rugby Union: 42nd

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Runner Up: Cup of Harmony 76
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Postby Equestrian States » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:00 am

We be back.
President of the NS World Cup Committee
83rd World Cup and 58th & 59th AOCAF Cup Champions
5x World Cup, 2x Cup of Harmony, 1x Baptism of Fire, 2x World Cup of Hockey, 3x World Baseball Classic, 1x World Bowl Host

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Postby Bolgano » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:23 am

In
Ranking KPB: 105 (6.29)
Trigram: BGN
Titles: Wonder Cup 1, Beconailles (Andres Da Silva)

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Banija
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Postby Banija » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:57 am

We are in
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Sporting World Cup 8. World Baseball Classic 47. Di Bradini Cup 47. National Trophy Cabinet.
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Postby Ko-oren » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:09 am

In!
Trigramme: KOR - Demonym: Ko-orenite - Population: 27.270.096
Sports Domestic Sports Newswires - RPable People - Info Factbook - Top attractions in Ko-oren - Map - Storefronts Loro Language Schools - Goliæth Sports Café
Champions 1x CoH - 1x WBC - 2x World Bowl - 1x IBC - 1x T20 WC - 3x RUWC - 1x RLWC - 1x HWC - 1x Beach Cup
Runners-up 1x AOCAF - 1x WBC - 2x World Bowl - 4x IBC - 1x AOHC - 1x GCF Test Cricket - 2x RUWC - 1x WLC - 1x FHWC
Hosts 1x World Bowl - 1x WCOH - 1x T20 WC - 1x RUWC - 1x FHWC

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Postby Liventia » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:18 pm

Uh-huh. I'll look into a potential hosting bid too, although it's not a priority.

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The Sarian
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Postby The Sarian » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:22 pm

In.
First: WorldVision 45
Second: Baptism of Fire 54, Cup of Harmony 64, 11th Olympics (overall medal table), World Hit Festival 24
Third: World Lacrosse Championship 17

Hosted: Baptism of Fire 57, Campionato Esportiva 24, World Lacrosse Championships 17 & 19

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Postby Cosumar » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 pm

Signing in
Qualified: World Cups 54-59, 62, 73-83
President, World Lacrosse Fed.
World Bowl VP

Champions: DBC 35/44/45, AOCAF 54, Eagle Cup VII, WCoH 33, CoH 64, IBC 18, NSCF 10/11/15/16, WLC 20/21/26, Arena Bowl I & III
2nd Place: AOCAF 57, NSCF 13, WBC 34, WLC 12/19/23, AOHC VI, Arena Bowl V
3rd Place: AOCAF 55, CoH 45 & 62, WLC 18 & 24, BoI VI

Host: WC 78 & 82, CoH 69 & 74, BoF 62, World Bowl 27, WLC 20, Beach Cup II & V
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Postby Kriegiersien » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:40 pm

In

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Postby Newmanistan » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:27 pm

#48
As in Jimmie Johnson....
the seven-time champion.

Perfect time for a seven-time champion to be crowned!
Six-time World Baseball Classic Champions
NEWMANISTAN SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS:
CHAMPIONSHIPS: DBC 4; 27th BoF; CoH 34, 36, & 37; Oxen Cup 12; WBC 10, 12, 15, 17, 41, & 43; IBC 4 & 5; WLC 1
Runner Up: DBC 5 & 6; Oxen Cup 6; WBC 7,9 11, & 14; IBC 1; WB 4, 6 & 34; WLC 2 & 3
World Cups qualified for: 46, 48 (R of 16), 49, 50, 54
Hosted: WORLD CUP 49, WB 1, 2, & 5; WBC 8, 11, 14, 19, & 38; CoH 33, 35, & 39; WLC 2, 4 & 5; WCoH 10, IBC 24, NSSCRA, Horse Racing

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Postby Brooklyn and Queens » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:32 pm

Brooklyn and Queens is in
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Postby Xanneria » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:06 am

We're in


and again we'll do nothing.
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NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM: Maroons - Record 40-10-38 (W-D-L) (This may not be 100% accurate)
FIRST CONTEST: Copa Esportiva 23
FIRST GAME: Vangazaland 3-1 Xanneria
FIRST WIN: 5-3 vs Qingland
LARGEST MOV: 5-0 vs Pineapple Porcupines
CHAMPIONSHIPS:Baptism of Fire 69 (Nice!) winner / Group Winner CE24
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NSCF TEAMS: Xannerian Polytechnic
NSSCRA: Cars #10,12,16

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