The entries for the 2021 competitions are now official.
The European National Federations had time until December 31, 2020, to enter teams to the 2021 European Softball Championships and Cups.
Softball Europe President Gabriel Waage stated: "After the 2020 season had to be canceled, Softball Europe board looked forward to 2021. We hope that this will be a great year for softball and to be successful with our main goal for this year: the reinstalling of the European International softball."
Starting with the first European Championship of 2021, 10 National Teams will take part in the Coed Slowpitch ECh from June 15 to 19.
The week after, Czech Republic will host 12 teams for the Men’s European Championship. And from June 27, Italy will see the participation of 22 Nations in the Women’s European Championship.
Going back to Czech Republic, both the U-18 and the U-16 Men’s European Championships will be played by 4 National Teams each in Havlíčkův Brod.
The following week, 100 kilometers to the north, 18 teams will take part in the U-18 Women’s European Championship in Prague.
In August, European clubs will compete to be crown European Champions.
In Sofia, Bulgaria, 16 clubs will take part in the Coed Slowpitch European Super Cup.
From August 16 to 21, 10 clubs will battle in the Women’s European Premiere Cup, 9 clubs in the Women’s European Cup, and 17 clubs in the Women’s European Cup Winners Cup.
Closing with the Men’s European Super Cup, 17 clubs will be playing to be crown European Champion.
Entries for the two WBSC qualifiers events scheduled for 2021 will be announced at a later time.
All the tournaments will be played if the health situation allows it and under the personal responsibility of each participant.
/ Elda Ghilardi