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    WBSC publishes official stand-alone Slowpitch Rulebook for 2018-21

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has published a stand-alone Official Slowpitch Rulebook for the first time, valid from 2018-21. Click through for more information and a link.

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    Bridget Cameron to umpire at Women’s World Championship

    BASU umpire Bridget Cameron has been selected by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) as one of the 18-strong crew that will officiate at the prestigious 16th Women’s Softball World Championship from 2-12 August this summer in Chiba, Japan.

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    BASU AGM reviews successful 2017 and looks to the future

    The 2018 AGM of the British Association of Softball Umpires (BASU), held on Saturday 10 February in Slough, reviewed a successful 2017 and set out plans for changes and improvements for the coming season.

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    Non-Approved Bat List for 2018 now available on this website

    The Non-Approved Bat List for 2018, published by USA Softball and followed in the UK and in Europe, is now available to view or download from this website.

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    MLB umpire Larry Young to run two one-day clinics in Ireland

    Anyone with an interest in umpiring, whether they come from softball or baseball, might want to head over to Ireland on the weekend of 24-25 February for the chance to attend a one-day cliinic with long-standing MLB umpire Larry Young.

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    Two BASU umpires selected for Junior Women’s World Championship

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation has announced the appointment of 30 umpires from 23 countries to officiate at the 2017 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship, and two BASU umpires are among them.

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    Well-attended BASU AGM looks at how to make umpires better

    More than 20 members of the British Association of Softball Umpires attended the 2017 BASU AGM on Saturday 11 February in Bristol to celebrate the organisation’s 25th anniversary and to make plans for the 2017 season.

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    Two BASU umpires selected for the Softball World Cup in Florida

    Two experienced BASU umpires—Chris Moon and Pete Saunders—have been selected to umpire at the 2016 WBSC Slowpitch World Cup, to be played in Plant City, Florida from 17-20 November.

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    BASU Fastpitch Umpire Course attracts good turnout

    An inaugural BASU one-day Fastpitch Umpire Course was run on Sunday 8 May at the Heston Venue, formerly the British Airways Concorde Club, in Cranford near Heathrow Airport.  The course was well-attended, with 12 participants who had wide-ranging experience as coaches, players and umpires, with backgrounds in fastpitch, slowpitch, and baseball.

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    BASU to run fastpitch umpire course in May

    A one-day theory course in fastpitch umpiring and rules will be held on Sunday 8 May at a venue near Farnham Park, open to anyone interested in umpiring and to players who want to know more about the rules to gain that strategic edge!

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