List of world cups and world championships for juniors and youth

The following is a list of world cups and world championships for juniors and youth, sporting events which use one of these two names, or one with a similar meaning. Tournaments which are formally defunct or where a further event is not currently planned are marked with a gray background.

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Sport Competition name Competing
entities
Age groups First
held
Current holder Next Held every
Alpine skiing World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships Individuals 1982 2021 One year
Aquatics FINA World Junior Swimming Championships Individuals[R] 17 or younger 2006 Winners in 20 events (2019) 2021 Two years
FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships Individuals 19 or younger 2012 (2018) 2020 Two years
FINA World Junior Diving Championships Individuals[R] 2020 One years
FINA World Men's Youth Water Polo Championships Nations 2019 2021 One years
Archery World Youth Archery Championships Individuals and Nations 1991 2021 Two year
Indoor Archery World Indoor Archery Championships Individuals and Nations 2007 2018 2020 Two year
Athletics IAAF World U20 Championships Individuals[R] 18–19 1986 Winners in 22 events (2018) 2020 Two years
IAAF World U18 Championships Individuals[R] 17 or younger 1999 Winners in 19 events (2017) Defunct Two years until 2017
Badminton BWF World Junior Championships Individuals[D] 19 or younger 1992 Winners in 3 events (2019) 2021 One year
Bandy Bandy World Championship U-21 Nations 21 or younger 1990   Russia (2019) 2020 Two years
Bandy World Championship U-19 Nations 19 or younger 2010   Russia (2020) 2021 One year
Bandy World Championship U-17 Nations 17 or younger 2011   Russia (2020) 2021 One year
Bandy World Championship U-15 Nations 15 or younger 2006   Russia (2018) 2020 Two years
Baseball U-23 Baseball World Cup Nations 23 or younger 2014   Japan (2018) 2021 Two years
18U Baseball World Cup Nations 18 or younger 1981   Chinese Taipei (2019) 2021 One year through 2000, now two years
15U Baseball World Cup Nations 15 or younger 1989   United States (2018) 2020 One year through 1998, two years starting in 2001
12U Baseball World Cup Nations 11–12 2011   Chinese Taipei (2019) 2021 Two years
Big League World Series Communities[1] 15–18 1968   Puerto Rico (2015) Defunct One year, until 2016
Senior League World Series Communities[2] 13–16 1961 2019 2021 One year
Junior League World Series Communities[3] 13–15 1981 2019 2021 One year
Intermediate League World Series Communities[4] 11–13 2013 2019 2021 One year
Little League World Series Communities[5] 11–13 1947 2019 2021 One year
Softball Junior Men's Softball World Championship Nations 18 or younger 1981   Japan (2020) 2022 Two years
Big League World Series Nations 15–18 Defunct
Senior League World Series Nations 13–16 2019 2021 One years
Little League World Series Nations 11–13 2019 2021 One years
Basketball FIBA Under-21 World Championship Nations 21 or younger 1977   Lithuania (2005) Defunct Four years until 2005
FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup Nations 19 or younger 1979   United States (2019) 2021 Four years until 2007, now two years
FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup Nations 17 or younger 2010   United States (2018) 2020 Two years
FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Championships Nations 18 or younger 2011   United States (2019) 2021 Two years
FIBA 3x3 Under-23 World Cup Nations 23 or younger 2018   Russia (2019) 2020 One year
Beach Volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships Nations 21 or younger 2001   Brazil (2019) 2021 Two years
FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships Nations 19 or younger 2002   Russia (2018) 2020 Two years
Biathlon Biathlon Junior World Championships Individual and Nations 1967 2021 One years
Billiards World Junior Nine-Ball Championships Individual 1991 Defunct One years
Bobsleigh World Junior Bobsleigh Championships Individual 2021 One years
Bodybuilding IFBB World Junior Championships Individuals 2019 2020 One year
Boxing Youth and Junior World Boxing Championships Individual 1979 2021 One years
Canoeing ICF World Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom Championships Individual 1986 2021 One years
ICF World Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint Championships Individual 2021 Two years
Cricket U-19 Cricket World Cup Nations 19 or younger 1988   Bangladesh (2020) 2022 Two years
Indoor Cricket Junior World Series of Indoor Cricket Nations 19 or younger 2003 2015 Defunct
Cross-country skiing FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Individual 1977 2021 One years
Curling World Junior Curling Championships Nations 1975   Canada (2020) 2021 One years
Cycling UCI Road World Championships Individuals 1975 2020 One years
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Individuals 1979 2021 One years
UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships Individuals 1990 2020 One years
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Individuals 2017 2021 One years
UCI Junior Track World Championships Individuals 1975 2021 One years
Fencing Junior World Fencing Championships Individuals and Nations 1950 2020 One years
Field Archery World Field Archery Championships Individuals 1986 2018 2022
Field Hockey Men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup Nations 21 or younger 1979   Argentina (2016) 2021
Inline hockey FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships Nations 2007   Czech Republic (2019) 2021 Annual
Figure skating World Junior Figure Skating Championships Individuals 13–19 1976 Winners in 3 events (2020) 2021 One year
Finswimming Finswimming World Championships Individuals 1989 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Fistball World Under-18 Fistball Championships Nations 18 or younger 2018 2021
Football (soccer) FIFA U-20 World Cup Nations 20 or younger 1977   Ukraine (2019) 2021 Two years
FIFA U-17 World Cup Nations 17 or younger 1985   Brazil (2019) 2021 Two years
Floorball Men's U19 World Floorball championship Nations 2021
Freestyle skiing FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships Individuals 15–18 2003 Winners in 7 events (2019) 2021 annually
Golf World Junior Golf Championship Individuals 17 or younger 2015 2019 2021 One year
Gymnastics Junior World Gymnastics Championships Individuals 1989 2019 2021 Two Years
Artistic Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Junior World Championships Individuals 17 or younger 2019 2019 2021 Two Years
Handball IHF Men's Junior World Championship Nations 21 or younger 1977   France (2019) 2021 Two years
IHF Men's Youth World Championship Nations 19 or younger 2005   Egypt (2019) 2021 Two years
Beach Handball IHF Youth Beach Handball World Championship Nations 2017   Spain (2017) 2021
Ice hockey IIHF World U20 Championship Nations 20 or younger 1977   Canada (2020) 2021 Year
IIHF World U18 Championship Nations 18 or younger 1999   Sweden (2019) 2021 Year
Indoor Soccer WMF U23 World Cup Nations U23 2018 2018 2021 1st edition in 2018 is U21,Two years
Judo World Judo Championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Karate World Junior Karate Championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Kickboxing WAKO World Championships (Cadets and Juniors) Individuals 1996 (2018) 2020 Two years
Kurash World Junior Kurash Championships Individuals 2000 2016 2020
Lacrosse Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships Nations 19 or younger 1988   United States (2016) 2021 Four years
Luge Junior World Luge Championships Individuals 1985 2020 2021 One year
Modern Pentathlon Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships Indivduals 2020 One year
Muaythai IFMA World Muaythai Championships Indivduals 2005 (2019) 2020 One year
Orienteering Junior World Orienteering Championships Indivduals 20 and younger 1990 2021 One year
Rowing World Rowing Junior Championships Nations 18 or younger 1967 Winners in 7 events (2019) 2021 Year
World Rowing U23 Championships Individuals 23 or younger 2005 (2019) 2021 One year
Rugby union World Rugby Under 20 Championship Nations 20 or younger 2008   France (2019) 2021 Year
Under 19 Rugby World Championship Nations 19 or younger 2004   New Zealand (2007) Defunct Year
Under 21 Rugby World Championship Nations 21 or younger 2002   France (2006) Defunct Year
Sambo World Youth and Junior Sambo Championships Individuals 2019 2020 One year
Short track speed skating World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Individuals and Nations 19 or younger 1994 3 different winners (distances) (2020)
  South Korea (relay)
2021 One year
Skeleton World Junior Skeleton Championships Individual 2021 One years
Ski Jumping FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Individual 1977 2021 One years
Snowboarding FIS Snowboarding Junior World Championships Individuals 1997 2019 2021 One year
Speed skating World Junior Speed Skating Championships Individuals and Nations 19 or younger 1972   Stepan Chistiakov (allround) (2020)
  South Korea (team sprint)
  Russia (team pursuit)
2021 One year
ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Individuals and Nations 19 or younger 2008–09 Winners in 6 events (2019–20) 2020–21 One year
Squash World Junior Squash Championships Individuals and Nations 19 or younger 1973   Mostafa Asal (2019) 2021 One year
Sailing ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships Nations Under 19's 1971 2021 annually
420 World Championships Individuals U17 or younger 2015 (2019) 2020
470 World Championships Individuals 2016 (2019) 2020
49er & 49er FX World Championships Individuals 2011 (2020) 2021
Laser 4.7 World Championships Individuals 2002 (2019) 2020
Sport Climbing IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Shooting ISSF Junior World Cup Individual 2016 2019 2021 One year
Ski Orienteering Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships Individual 1994 2020 2021
skyrunning Youth Skyrunning world championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Snooker IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship Individual 21 and younger 1987 2020 One year
IBSF World Under-18 Snooker Championship Individual 18 and younger 2015 2020 One year
Surfing World Junior Surfing Championships Individuals 2019 2020 One year
Table tennis World Junior Table Tennis Championships Individuals[D] and Nations 18 or younger 2003 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2020 One year
Taekwondo World Taekwondo Junior Championships Individuals 15–17 1996 Winners in 10 events (2018) 2020 Two years
Nations   Iran (2018)
Tennis Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Nations 1985   Japan (2019) 2021 One year
Tug of war TWIF Outdoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2018) 2021 Two years
Volleyball FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship Nations 23 or younger 2013   Argentina (2017) Defunct Two years
FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship Nations 21 or younger 1977   Iran (2019) 2021 Two years
FIVB Volleyball Boys' U19 World Championship Nations 19 or younger 1989   Italy (2019) 2021 Two years
Canoe Polo ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Nations 21 or younger 2002 2018 2021 Two years
Weightlifting IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships Individuals 1975 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2021 One year
Water Ski IWWF World Junior Waterski Championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Windsurfing RS:X World Championships Individuals 2020 2021 One year
Wrestling Junior World Wrestling Championships Individuals 1975 2019 2020 One year
UWW U23 World Wrestling Championships Individuals Under 23 2019 2020 One year

GIRLEdit

Sport Competition name Competing
entities
Age groups First
held
Current holder Next Held every
Alpine skiing World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships Individuals 1982 2021 One year
Aquatics FINA World Junior Swimming Championships Individuals[R] 17 or younger 2006 Winners in 20 events (2019) 2021 Two years
FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships Individuals 19 or younger 2012 (2018) 2020 Two years
FINA World Junior Diving Championships Individuals[R] 2019 2020 One years
FINA World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships Individuals and Nations 1989 2018 2021 One years
FINA World Women's Youth Water Polo Championships Nations 2019 2021 One years
Athletics IAAF World U20 Championships Individuals[R] 18–19 1986 Winners in 22 events (2018) 2020 Two years
IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics Individuals[R] 17 or younger 1999 Winners in 19 events (2017) Defunct Two years until 2017
Archery World Youth Archery Championships Individuals and Nations 1991 2021 Two year
Indoor Archery World Indoor Archery Championships Individuals and Nations 2007 2018 2020 Two year
Badminton BWF World Junior Championships Individuals[D] 19 or younger 1992 Winners in 3 events (2019) 2021 One year
Bandy Bandy World Championship G-17 Nations 17 or younger 2011   Sweden (2019) 2021 Two years
Softball Junior Women's Softball World Championship Nations 19 or younger 1981   United States (2019) 2020
Big League Softball World Series Communities 14-18 1974 2016 Defunct One year
Senior League World Series Communities 13–16 1976 2019 2021 One year
Junior League World Series Communities 12–14 1999 2019 2021 One year
Little League Softball World Series Communities 11–12 1974 2019 2021 One year
Basketball FIBA Under-21 World Championship for Women Nations 21 or younger 2003   United States (2007) Defunct Only 2003 and 2007
FIBA Under-19 Women's Basketball World Cup Nations 19 or younger 1985   United States (2019) 2021 Four years until 2005, now two years
FIBA Under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup Nations 17 or younger 2010   United States (2018) 2020 Two years
FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Championships Nations 18 or younger 2011   United States (2019) 2021 Two years
FIBA 3x3 Under-23 World Cup Nations 23 or younger 2018   Japan (2019) 2020 One year
Beach Volleyball FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships Nations 21 or younger 2001   Brazil (2019) 2021 Two years
FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships Nations 19 or younger 2002   Russia (2018) 2020 Two years
Biathlon Biathlon Junior World Championships Individual and Nations 1967 2021 One years
Billiards World Junior Nine-Ball Championships Individual 1991 Defunct One years
Bobsleigh World Junior Bobsleigh Championships Individual 2021 One years
Boxing Youth and Junior World Boxing Championships Individual 1979 2021 One years
Canoeing ICF World Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom Championships Individual 1986 2021 One years
ICF World Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint Championships Individual 2021 Two years
Indoor Cricket Junior World Series of Indoor Cricket Nations 19 or younger 2003 2015 Defunct
Cross-country skiing FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Individual 1977 2021 One years
Curling World Junior Curling Championships Nations 1988   Canada (2020) 2021 One years
Cycling UCI Road World Championships Individuals 1975 2020 One years
UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships Individuals 1979 2021 One years
UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships Individuals 1990 2020 One years
UCI Urban Cycling World Championships Individuals 2017 2021 One years
UCI Junior Track World Championships Individuals 1975 2021 One years
Fencing Junior World Fencing Championships Individuals and Nations 1950 2020 One years
Field Archery World Field Archery Championships Individuals 1986 2018 2022
Field Hockey Women's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup Nations 21 or younger 1989   Argentina (2016) 2021
Inline hockey FIRS Inline Hockey World Championships Nations 2007   Spain (2019) 2021 one year
Figure skating World Junior Figure Skating Championships Individuals 13–19 1976 Winners in 3 events (2020) 2021 One year
Finswimming Finswimming World Championships Individuals 1989 (2019) 2021 Biennial
Fistball World Under-18 Fistball Championships Nations 18 or younger 2018 2021
Football (soccer) FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Nations 20 or younger[6] 2002   Japan (2018) 2021 Two years
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Nations 17 or younger 2008   Spain (2018) 2021 Two years
Floorball Women's U19 World Floorball championship Nations 2021
Freestyle skiing FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships Individuals 15–18 2003 Winners in 7 events (2019) 2021 annually
Golf World Junior Golf Championship Individuals 17 or younger 2015 2019 2021 One year
Gymnastics Junior World Gymnastics Championships Individuals 1999 2019 2021 Two Years
Artistic Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics Junior World Championships Individuals 15 or younger 2019 2019 2021 Two Years
Rhythmic Gymnastics Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior World Championships Individuals 15 or younger 2019 2019 2021 Two Years
Handball IHF Women's Junior World Championship Nations 20 or younger 1977   Hungary (2018) 2020 Two years
IHF Women's Youth World Championship Nations 18 or younger 2005   Russia (2018) 2020 Two years
Beach Handball IHF Youth Beach Handball World Championship Nations 2017   Hungary (2017) 2021
Ice hockey IIHF World Women's U18 Championships Nations 18 or younger 2008   Canada (2019) 2021 One year
Judo World Judo Championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Karate World Junior Karate Championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Kickboxing WAKO World Championships (Cadets and Juniors) Individuals 1996 (2018) 2020 Two years
Kurash World Junior Kurash Championships Individuals 2000 2016 2020
Lacrosse Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships Nations 19 or younger 1995   United States (2019) 2023 Four years
Luge Junior World Luge Championships Individuals 1985 2020 2021 One year
Modern Pentathlon Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championship Indivduals 2020 One year
Muaythai IFMA World Muaythai Championships Indivduals 2005 (2019) 2020 One year
Netball World Youth Netball Championships Nations 21 or younger 1988   New Zealand U21 (2017) 2021 Four years
Orienteering Junior World Orienteering Championships Indivduals 20 and younger 1990 2021 One year
Rowing World Rowing Junior Championships Nations 18 or younger 1978 Winners in 6 events (2019) 2021 One year
World Rowing U23 Championships Individuals 23 or younger 2005 (2019) 2021 One year
Sailing ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships Nations Under 19's 1971 2019 2021 One year
470 World Championships Individuals 2016 (2019) 2020
49er & 49er FX World Championships Individuals 2014 (2019) 2020
Laser 4.7 World Championships Individuals 2002 (2019) 2020
Sambo World Youth and Junior Sambo Championships Individuals 2019 2020 One year
Sport Climbing IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Shooting ISSF Junior World Cup Individual 2016 2019 2021 One year
Short track speed skating World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships Individuals and Nations 19 or younger 1994 3 different winners (distances)) (2020)
  Netherlands (relay)
2021 One year
Skeleton World Junior Skeleton Championships Individual 2021 One years
Ski Jumping FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships Individual 1977 2021 One years
Ski Orienteering Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships Individual 1994 2020 2021
skyrunning Youth Skyrunning world championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Snooker IBSF World Under-21 Snooker Championship Individual 21 and younger 1987 2020 One year
IBSF World Under-18 Snooker Championship Individual 18 and younger 2015 2020 One year
Snowboarding FIS Snowboarding Junior World Championships Individuals 1997 2019 2020 One year
Speed skating World Junior Speed Skating Championships Individuals and Nations 19 or younger 1973   Femke Kok (allround) (2020)
  Netherlands (team sprint)
  Netherlands (team pursuit)
2021 One year
ISU Junior World Cup Speed Skating Individuals and Nations 19 or younger 2008–09 Winners in 6 events (2019–20) 2020–21 One year
Squash World Junior Squash Championships Individuals and Nations 19 or younger 1973   Hania El Hammamy (2019) 2021 One year
Surfing World Junior Surfing Championships Individuals 2019 2020 One year
Table tennis World Junior Table Tennis Championships Individuals[D] and Nations 18 or younger 2003 Winners in 4 events (2019) 2020 One year
Taekwondo World Taekwondo Junior Championships Individuals 15–17 1996 Winners in 10 events (2018) 2020 Two years
Nations   Russia (2018)
Tennis Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Nations 1985   United States (2019) 2021 One year
Tug of war TWIF Outdoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2018) 2021 Two years
Volleyball FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship Nations 23 or younger 2013   Turkey (2017) Defunct Two years
FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship Nations 20 or younger 1977   Japan (2019) 2021 Two years
FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship Nations 18 or younger 1989   United States (2019) 2021 Two years
Canoe Polo ICF Canoe Polo World Championships Nations 21 or younger 2002 2018 2021 Two years
Water Ski IWWF World Junior Waterski Championships Individuals 2019 2021 One year
Windsurfing RS:X World Championships Individuals 2020 2021 One year
Weightlifting IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships Individuals 1975 Winners in 10 events (2019) 2021 One year
Wrestling Junior World Wrestling Championships Individuals 1975 2019 2020 One year
UWW U23 World Wrestling Championships Individuals Under 23 2019 2020 One year

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Sport Competition name Competing
entities
Age groups First
held
Current holder Next Held every
Gliding Junior World Gliding Championships Individuals 25 or younger 1999 2020 Two years
Sailing ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships Nations Under 19's 1971 2019 2021 One Year
Classes World Championship Held in the 420, Optimist, Topper, Laser 4.7 etc. Various Various
Rallying Junior World Rally Championship 2001 2019 2020 One year

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Sport Competition name Competing
entities
Age groups First
held
Current holder Next Held every
Archery World Youth Archery Championships Individuals and Nations 1991 2019 2021 Two year
Badminton BWF World Junior Championships Nations 19 or younger 1992   Indonesia (2019) 2021 One year
Basketball FIBA 3x3 U-18 World Championships 18 or younger 2011   France (2012) Defunct Only held in 2011 and 2012
Figure skating World Junior Figure Skating Championships Two mixed team events (pairs and ice dancing) 13–19 (women); 13–21 (men) 1976 2020 2021 One year
Petanque Pétanque World Championships 1987 2019 2021 Two years
Softball WBSC U-12 Softball World Cup Nations 12 or younger 2019   Chinese Taipei (2019) 2021 Two year
Synchronized skating ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2013 2020 2021 One year
Tug of war TWIF Outdoor World Championships Nations 1976 Winners in various weight classes (2018) 2021 Two years

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

    R.  ^R – One or more relay events, in which three or four competitors compete for their nation, are included for each sex.
    D.  ^D – Includes three Doubles events, one for men, one for women, and one for mixed doubles.

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  1. ^ Teams advance to the World Series by winning one of 10 regional competitions, five in the U.S. and five in the rest of the world. Additionally, the host league competes with its own all-star team. While each team in this competition is billed as representing its region, it is drawn from an area limited to a total population (of all ages) of no more than 20,000. (This rule is often waived for leagues in countries where baseball is not a strongly established sport.)
  2. ^ Teams advance to the World Series by winning one of 9 regional competitions, five in the U.S. and four in the rest of the world. Additionally, the host league competes with its own all-star team. While each team in this competition is billed as representing its region, it is drawn from an area limited to a total population (of all ages) of no more than 20,000. (This rule is often waived for leagues in countries where baseball is not a strongly established sport.)
  3. ^ Teams advance to the World Series by winning one of 10 regional competitions, five in the U.S. and five in the rest of the world. While each team in this competition is billed as representing its region, it is drawn from an area limited to a total population (of all ages) of no more than 20,000. (This rule is often waived for leagues in countries where baseball is not a strongly established sport.)
  4. ^ Teams advance to the World Series by winning one of nine regional competitions, five in the U.S. and four in the rest of the world. Additionally, the host district competes with its own all-star team. While each team in this competition is billed as representing its region, it is drawn from an area limited to a total population (of all ages) of no more than 20,000. (This rule is often waived for leagues in countries where baseball is not a strongly established sport.)
  5. ^ Teams advance to the World Series by winning one of 16 regional competitions, eight in the U.S. and eight in the rest of the world. While each team in this competition is billed as representing its region, it is drawn from an area limited to a total population (of all ages) of no more than 20,000. (This rule is often waived for leagues in countries where baseball is not a strongly established sport.)
  6. ^ The first two editions of the tournament, in 2002 and 2004, involved under-19 teams (i.e., players 19 or younger). The current under-20 format was adopted in 2006.