The European top umpires are well represented at various WBSC tournaments in 2019.
XVI Men's Softball World Championship
The Men's World Championship will be held this year from June 13-23 in Joudrs' Svoboda Park and the Hippos Arena in Havlíčkův Brod, both in the Czech Republic. Europe will be represented by three countries: the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Denmark.
The European umpires assigned to this tournament are Jan Hora, Jiri Dostal, Jens Jakobsen and Thomas Lohnert.
Europe/Africa Softball Olympic Qualifier
From July 23-27, the Olympic Qualifier will be held on the fields of UVV in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The winner of this tournament will receive a ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The European umpires assigned to this tournament are Jan Hora, Megan Hylton, Jens Jakobsen, Thomas Lohnert, Gianluca Magnani, Mariana Prins, Galip Soenmez and Michal Zidek.
XIII U-19 Women's Softball World Cup
Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland and the Czech Republic will be representing Europe during the U-19 Women's World Cup. The tournament will be held from August 11-17 in Irvine, California.
The European umpires assigned to this tournament are Sara Dielen, Florian Lautenschlaeger, Jana Mccaskill and Patrick Reus.
Softball Europe wants to congratulate all umpires that are assigned to these prestigious tournament and we wish them best of luck!
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