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    2011 Asia Series

    On the eve of the Asia Series I'm surprised there has not been a thread about it.

    Anyway, for those who don't know, the series runs between the 25th and 29th of November in Taiwan and features the champions from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia meeting in a round robin tournament to decide the "best" team in Asia.

    This years series features, from Japan, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Samsung Lions of Korea, Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions (Taiwan) and the, ABL champions, Perth Heat.

    I'll post scores in this thread as I receive them.
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    China does not send a team anymore?

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    It's held in Taiwan. That's why.

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    The reformatted series sees China not involved.
    It's a shame there is not a sixth league that could get on board.
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    I liked when they sent the Chinese NT. Would be great for these countries to have an annual NT tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USA09 View Post
    I liked when they sent the Chinese NT. Would be great for these countries to have an annual NT tournament.
    A tourney with Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Australia and another team, the winner of the South East Asian championships perhaps, would be a good idea and would help some of the less developed baseball nations but I highly doubt players will be given clearance by any of their clubs, regardless of which league they play in.
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    Game 1

    Samsung Lions 10 defeated Perth Heat 2

    http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNe...D=201111250023
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    Game 2

    Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the UniPresident 7-Eleven Lions 6-5
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    Game 3

    Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 9 d. Samsung Lions 0.
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    Game 4

    Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions beat Perth Heat 3-2 (10 innings)

    Box score- http://wa.baseball.com.au/site/baseb...%202011/g2.htm
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    Game 5

    Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4 d. Perth Heat 0

    http://web.theabl.com.au/news/articl...=.jsp&sid=l595

    The Hawks will now play in the final against the winner of today's other match up.
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    Game 6

    The Samsung Lions beat the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 6-3 to reach the final against the Hawks.

    The final is on the 29th, after a rest day today.
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    Philippines included?

    Is the Philippines included in this tournament?

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    No, the club champions of Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia take part in this tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brewcrew82 View Post
    Game 6

    The Samsung Lions beat the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 6-3 to reach the final against the Hawks.

    The final is on the 29th, after a rest day today.
    Interesting matchup - NPB champs vs. KBO champs. Lot of bragging rights ride of this game!
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    A win by the Lions will do a lot for the legitimacy of this tournament. Continued dominance by NPB teams will not be good for the concept in the long run.

    That being said, I have no rooting interest in this and my only disappointment is there's no way of watching it.
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    Is there any mention of what the attendance was in Taiwan for these Asia Series games ?

    I agree that it is good for the Asia Series for someone other than Japan to have finally won it.

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    Attendance (taken from the box scores)-

    Game 1- 1599
    2- 19,026
    3- 7131
    4- 7301
    5- 5703
    6- 12,000
    Final- 4328

    You can see which games featured the Taiwanese team.
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    Six teams will compete next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Six teams will compete next year.
    That sounds very good and here is the quote:

    KBO will host the 2012 Asia Series in South Korea, and they have already announced an expanded format with six teams for next year – including this year’s involvement of champions of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia (ABL), with two additions, from the title winner of China’s CBL League, and the other finalist team from KBO Championship Finals.
    Source: http://www.ibaf.org/en/news/2011/11/...6-af8863e8c32f

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    Would that mean that from now on the host nation will have two teams in the comp?
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