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  • 28
    Feb

    GB Under-13 Girls recruiting for an exciting summer

    The GB Under-13 Girls’ Fastpitch Team is looking for new players for the summer season, with two teams scheduled to compete in the European Softball Federation’s first annual Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy in Parma, Italy in August 2012.e in the European Softball Federation’s first annual Massimo Romeo Youth Cup in Parma, Italy.

  • 28
    Feb

    Pioneers pull out of European Slowpitch Cup

    The Pioneers, Britain’s 2011 co-ed slowpitch National Champions, have had to pull out of the 2012 European Slowpitch Cup because the tournament clashes with the London Olympics and too many Pioneers players have tickets!

  • 28
    Feb

    Britain wins some and loses some at ESF Congress

    The British Softball Federation had three of its motions passed and one important motion defeated at the 37th European Softball Federation Congress, held from February 2-4 in Mellieha on the island of Malta.

  • 22
    Feb

    BSF Executive Meeting Report: February 18, 2012

    The re-elected members of the British Softball Federation Executive held a meeting in Manchester on Saturday, February 18, following the 2012 BSF AGM.  Click through for highlights of discussions and decisions.

  • 22
    Feb

    BSF AGM adopts mandatory rule on game endings

    Members at the 2012 BSF AGM, held on Saturday, February 18 in Manchester, voted to make a proposal on game endings in timed games mandatory in BSF-sanctioned tournaments in 2012.  The proposal will mean that all games will play to a natural finish rather than revert.  The meeting also discussed how the National Softball League might run in 2012, and saw the induction of 14 new members into the British Softball Hall of Fame.

  • 22
    Feb

    Jennie Finch calls for softball’s Olympic reinstatement

    While receiving an award on February 19 at the International Olympic Committee’s 5th World Conference on Women and Sport in Los Angeles, two-time USA Olympic softball medallist Jennie Finch made a powerful call for softball to be reinstated to the Olympic Games.

  • 20
    Feb

    British slowpitch teams invited to Bulgarian tournament in April

    The BSF has received an invitation for British teams to take part in a Bulgarian Open Championship tournament to be played, probably in Dupnitsa, on the weekend of April 21-22.

  • 20
    Feb

    BSF inducts 14 new members to the Hall of Fame

    Fourteen new members were inducted into the British Softball Federation Hall of Fame in ceremonies held during the course of the 2012 BSF AGM on February 18 in Manchester.  Included were five players, an umpire, three team managers and five administrators.  All but two were inducted under new BSF criteria that allows election to the Hall of Fame for people still active in the sport if they have been active for more than 10 years in their nominated category.

  • 15
    Feb

    BASU to propose standard rule for ending timed games

    The British Association of Softball Umpires (BASU) held its 2012 AGM on February 11 in Bristol, with 13 members attending.  One of the key decisions to come from the meeting was a proposal to standardise the ending of timed games in slowpitch tournaments, and this proposal will be put to the BSF AGM in Manchester on February 18.

  • 15
    Feb

    ISF announces next two hosts for Junior Women’s World Championships

    The International Softball Federation has announced that the next two Junior (Under-19) Women’s World Championships will be held in 2013 in Brampton, Ontario (Canada) and in 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA).

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