Prague, Czech Republic: 23 August – The 2022 European Men’s Super Cup got under way on Monday in Prague and eight of the nine games on the schedule were completed before heavy rain washed out the last game of the day – the game involving the British entry, the Stags.

The Stags were due to play the host team Joudrs Prague in the final game of the day following the tournament’s Opening Ceremony, but that’s when the rain arrived and it continued throughout the night, so at least the first half of Tuesday’s schedule has been postponed as well. 

So it’s not clear when the Stags, who qualified for the tournament by winning the Men’s Division in the Great Britain Fastpitch League last year, will be able to take to the field.

Seventeen teams are competing in this year’s European Men’s Super Cup, including most of the top fastpitch club teams in Europe, and the Stags, who were first formed in 2019 and are playing in a European tournament for the first time, are in a tough first round group, with two teams from the Czech Republic and one from the Netherlands.

Below are results and standings from the games that did take place on Monday.

Scores and standings

Round-robin scores on the first day of play at the 2022 European Men’s Super Cup before the rain arrived were:

Horsholm Hurricanes (Denmark) 6, Montepellier Barracudas (France) 0
Locos Breclav (Czech Republic) 20, Germany 2 (6 inns)

Chomutov Beavers (Czech Republic) 7, Vennep Flyers (Netherlands) 0 (5 inns)
POSTPONED -- Joudrs Prague (Czech Republic) v Stags (GB)

Czech Republic Under-23s 10, Oslo Alligators (Norway) 3 (6 inns)
Chicaboos (Belgium) 13, Zagreb Giants (Croatia) 2 (4 inns)
Czech Republic U-23s 3, Magos Tenerife (Spain) 1

Stenlose Bulls (Denmark) 7, BSK Medvenica (Croatia) 1 (6 inns)
Brasschaat Braves (Belgium) 6, Zraloci Ledenice (Czech Republic) 0

Group standings after the first day of play were:

Horsholm Hurricanes (1-0)
Locos Breclav (1-0)
Montpellier Barracudas (0-1)
Germany (0-1)

Chomutov Beavers (1-0)
Stags (0-0)
Joudrs Prague (0-0)
Vennep Flyers (0-1)

Czech Under-23s (2-0)
Chicaboos (1-0)
Oslo Alligators (0-1)
Zagreb Giants (0-1)
Magos Tenerife (0-1)

Stenlose Bulls (1-0)
Brasschaat Braves (1-0)
Zraloci Zedenice (0-1)
BSK Medvenica (0-1)