XIV. Men’s European Championship ( June 25 – 30 )
Men’s Championship will take place in Havlíčkuv Brod, the Czech Republic. The Championship starts on June 25th and will take six days. Six days full of action, emotions, thrill and most of all - softball.
After a long break, Slovak National Team will participate again in the Men’s Championship, the last time they did, it was in Havlíčkuv Brod, too, in 2010. Italy, Germany, and Sweden are making a come-back after their first attendance in the Men‘s Europeans in 2016. We are very excited that they are back and ready to compete on European level again, and that they continue to develop men’s fastpitch in their countries. The rookie of the tournament will be Lithuania.
XV. U-19 Women’s European Championship ( July 16 – 21 )
Junior women will compete in Staranzano, Italy. 18 – that’s the number of nations who will come to Italy for the Championship this summer. The latest winner - Great Britain, who defeated Italy 1-0 in the final game in Spain in 2016, will try to bring gold back home again. The road to the title can be more difficult for them as the Netherlands will participate this year. They won this tournament six times already. France will compete in this category after a long break, while this will be a premier attendance for Malta and Ireland.
VI. U-22 Women’s European Championship ( July 23 – 28)
After the Slovakians made everyone very emotional at the last Championship, Slovakian Softball Association (SSA) decided to bring this tournament to their home ground. Great location, friendly prices and a big comeback of softball to the Olympic games are probably the reasons why the number of the participants increased from 8 to crazy 17! Sounds like a big challenge for the organizer. Great Britain, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Israel, and Hungary are going to be the rookies at this year’s tournament.
I. Men’s Slowpitch European Championship ( June 12 – 16)
The very first MSPECh is taking place in Choceň, the Czech Republic.Eight teams will fight for the gold and we are looking forward to finding out who is going to be the first European Champion in this category. Will the British men gather enough power? Or is there another slowpitch nation that we haven’t heard of yet?
Details about tournament systems can be found in the Specific Regulations.
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