Official Schedules for 2017 ESF Competitions
Promotion of softball and baseball in Europe through a special competition
TCs and UICs meeting summary
As determined at the TC Meeting, Rome, March 2017
Determined at the TC Meeting, Rome, March 2017
WBSC SD Men’s Fastpitch Development Commission creates a plan throughl 2021
Licensing of ESF Umpires will take place in Prague, May 24-29
Videos and articles covering ESF Congress
26 teams were divided into 8 pools
14 teams were divided into 4 pools
General election to the European Softball Federation (ESF) Executive Council took place on February 4th, at the ESF Congress in Belgrade, Serbia.
Election for President, a Secretary General, a Treasurer and six Vice Presidents will take place in Serbia, this weekend.
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Eva Voortman is starting a new blog project: „European softball life from the inside out“ and the ESF has become the official partner.
Last News of 2017
The ESF wishing Happy Holidays
What will the 2016 season be remembered for? And what major changes will the 2017 season bring?
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This year, 8 teams from five countries participated in the Euroleague. A total of 64 games were hosted by four countries.
As a part of the process where the ESF is trying to become more media-friendly and more audience-friendly, a change of the denomination of the ESF competitions has been approved.
Our five-member jury together with our Facebook audience decided who would take home the main prize of 200 euros.
The ESF executive council approved establishment of a new European Championship in fastpitch softball for men’s youth category - for under-16-years-old boys.
Two of the most experienced ESF Technical Commissioners have been appointed to these new positions.
The main motive for the visit was a learning experience in the fields of softball promotion, marketing, public relations and administration.
In 2016, three European Championships were held: the Men’s European Championship, the Under-22 Women’s European Championship and Junior Women’s European Championship. Final standings from these Championships have changed the European Softball Rankings slightly in the women’s category and noticeably in the men’s category.
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It's time to share some nice pictures with the softball world!
The 8th edition of the European Super Cup Co-ed Slowpitch (ESCCS) took place in Wiener Neustadt in Austria
European Super Cup (ESCM) is the men’s fastpitch top competition in Europe.
Live video broadcasting by Playo.tv will be available on the final two days (Friday and Saturday, September 2-3) for free.
During the first three days, the competitors played their round robin games. Results of these games determined the round robin standings from which the teams were divided into two brackets: Super Cup bracket and ESF bracket.
Sparks Haarlem won the European Premiere Cup 2016
Live video broadcasting by Playo.tv will be available on the final three days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday 18 - 20 August) for free.
National Team of Great Britain has not won a single official European Championship in fastpitch softball or baseball until this success.
European Championship Junior Women will be broadcast for free by Playo.tv
A container with used softball equipment from the US was brought to Bulgaria and the equipment was redistributed to those who needed it the most.
Czech Republic is the European Champion, Denmark gets silver, Belgium bronze
The top three teams from these pools had advanced to pool C: DEN, CZE, GBR, BEL, ISR, NED. Each of these teams needed to play against the three teams that were not in their original pool, to determine the top four and enter the page system from there.
As the weather forecast predicted, the fifth day of the Men's European Championship rained out.
Six games were scheduled for Wednesday. These were the last round robin games.
After the first „mercy rule rules“ day, a day of tight games began.
Six games were scheduled for the first day of the Championship, all of the games ended prematurely on mercy rule.
The Netherlands dominated the whole tournament and remained undefeated. Team Russia was the only one, who could challenge them. On thy other side, there were also team that have just started their softball program a few years ago and they show their passion for this game.
The Under 22 Women’s European Championship is getting into its final day. After last games of round robin, the semifinal games took place.
Six out of eight teams know their final round robin position at the Under 22 Women’s European Championship.
The Under-22 Women’s World Championship is half way through and the leading positions are still under control of both favorites – the Netherlands and Russia.
Final two days of the EChU22W will be live video streamed for free by the Playo.tv company
Only two teams remain unbeaten at the Under-22 Women’s World Championship.
Opening day: The Dutch were amazing, Poland unfortunate. Five games finished early
The third annual Baltic Open, held in Skövde, Sweden on the weekend of 17-19 June, featured female and male fastpitch competition and was contested by seven national teams, including, for the first time, the Lithuanian Men’s Team.
On June 17-19 the 3rd edition of the ESF-sanctioned regional tournament Baltic Open will be decided in Skövde, Sweden
Is your Federation interested to join the BeeBall Family with a special BeeBall Clinic?
On May 19, the second edition of the ESF Newsletter was released.
The European Softball Federation is introducing European Softball Rankings for women’s and men’s fastpitch and also for slowpitch!
The ESF Euroleague is a fastpitch softball competition played at a cross-border regional level. The aim is to build a workable framework for international club competition in Europe.