Announcer: You’re listening to: Top of the Topics!
Now, please welcome your host, Chuck McSilver!
Chuck: Hello and welcome to another episode of Top of the Topics! The show where if you don’t know the news …
Audience: You Lose!
Chuck: Let’s meet today’s contestants: ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Jay and Kay!
Chuck: Jay, Kay, welcome to the show!
Both: Thanks Chuck!
Chuck: Jay! Glad to have you back!
Jay: Glad to be here, Chucky boy!
Chuck: And Kay! How are you feeling?
Kay: Pretty confident, Chuck!
Chuck: She’s a fighter! Let’s see who gets knocked out this week, with a trip to Clever Corner and everyone’s favorite resident know-it-all, Sally Smartypants! Sally?
Sally: Thanks Chuck! Today’s Topic is: The WBSC Under 12 Baseball World Cup!
Chuck: OK … Jay, Kay, I’ll give you a word, you give us a definition. First correct answer wins. Fingers on buzzers. Ready? … Word one: ‘WBSC’ Jay.
Jay: That’s an acronym, Chuck, not a word.
Chuck: Acronyms are made of words! Can you tell us which ones?
Jay: The World Baseball and Softball Confederation
Chuck: Correct! Sally?
Sally: This biannual baseball tournament is the only under 12’s sporting event to feature national teams, making it the highest ranking competition of its kind in the world.
Chuck: Word two: ‘Biannual’ Kay.
Kay: Something that only happens once every two years
Chuck: Correct! One point each. Sally?
Sally: Having been held in Taiwan ever since it began, this year is no exception. 2022’s championship is taking place at Tainan’s awe-inspiring Asia-Pacific International Stadium.
Chuck: Uh-oh! That sound means we’ve run out of time, and we have a tie! You know what that means?! SUDDEN DEATH! One at a time, answer as fast as you can. Ready?
Chuck: We’ll start with you, Kay. The question is: Which national teams will be competing in this year’s Under 12 Baseball World Cup … Ready? Your time starts … now!
Kay: South Africa!
Jay: The Czech Republic!
Jay: The Dominican Republic!
Jay: The United … States of … Something!
Chuck: Oooo! Bad luck Jay! The word you were looking for was, of course, America. Sorry to see you go, pal … You had a good time?
Jay: It was alright, yeah.
Chuck: Kay, well done! See you next time?
Kay: Bring it on