Formerly known as CON3, the newly-created CON6 2020 served not only as the 35th Annual Coach Convention, the 16th Annual Umpire Convention, and the 14th Annual Scorer Convention but now expanded its reach by adding Athletes, Managers, and Medical staff professionals to the roster for the first time.

After two successful CON3 productions at the Palariccione in the seaside resort town of Riccione, CON6 moved to the ultra-spacious Palacongressi di Rimini, it was held from January 24-26, 2020.

Nearly 1200 softball and baseball staff attended the CON6!

Carol Bruggeman, NFCA Executive Director, was one of the key speakers. The ESF Director of Umpires Caroline Stadhouders and Raoul Machalet also appeared on the roster of speakers.

A project of „A Baseball Softball School“ was introduced.

Daniela Castellani (ESF VP) was inducted into the FIBS Hall of Fame. Daniela Castellani represented Team Italy in the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics as a member of the Azzurre softball squad. Since being elected in 2016, she has been serving as the European Softball Federation Vice President. 

ESF President Gabriel Waage was present at the CON6 too, quite amazed by the magnitude of the event. He also congratulated and thanked Andrea Marcon, the FIBS president, for his leadership of Italian softball and awarded him with a golden ESF medal.

More details about the convention here.

-Helena Novotna, parts taken from

/photos by Lauro Bassani and K73 - Oldmanagency/