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    The story of how Manchester saved the Single-Sex Nationals

    The BSF’s 2012 Men’s and Women’s Slowpitch National Championships were played more than three weeks ago, on July 21-22.  But the fact that they were played at all was down to a wonderful example of the softball community pulling together and people helping each other.  Read on for the story of how Manchester saved the Single-Sex Nationals – plus the results.

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    Nine teams to contest 2012 Premier Nationals

    Weather and anticipated pitch construction at Farnham Park meant that the National Softball League season was almost non-existent in 2012.  Nevertheless, nine of the 10 teams that signed up for the NSL this year, and played each other once at the British Airways Tournament in June, will contest the BSF’s Premier Nationals on the weekend of September 1-2 at Parr’s Wood High School in Manchester.

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    Four national championships settled at Wokingham

    The British Softball Federation crowned its Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze National Champions for 2012 on a warm and sunny weekend, August 11-12, at Cantley Park outside Wokingham.  Nineteen teams took part, two less than a year ago.  Two of the finals were relatively close, but two were blow-outs that the teams on the receiving end will want to forget.

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    League All-Star Nationals look on for September

    Five leagues are planning to send a total of eight teams to the BSF’s League All-Star Nationals, to be played on September 1-2 in Manchester in conjunction with the Premier Nationals.

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    GB Women lose 3-2 in Canadian Open Final

    An injury-hit GB Women’s Team came up one run short in the Elite Division Final at the Canadian Open Fastpitch Championships, going down 3-2 in a strange game to the California A’s.

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    BSF League All-Star Nationals postponed from July to September

    The BSF has announced that the League All-Star National Championships, scheduled for July 7-8 at Loughborough, have been cancelled due to lack of entries.  But the BSF is hoping to run the tournament alongside the Premier Nationals in Manchester on September 1-2.

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    Sheriffs earn Silver Nationals place in East Midlands playoff

    On Sunday, May 20, the East Midlands Softball League Division 1 Playoff Game, oft-postponed by bad weather, pitted the Sheriffs against the Tigers to determine who would represent the EMSL at the BSF Silver Nationals on August 11-12 in Wokingham.

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    Entry forms now available for BSF Nationals and NSL Qualifier

    Entry forms are now available online for three BSF National Championships to be held this summer and for the National Softball League Qualifier Tournament for the Premier Nationals.

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    GB Under-19 player wins US college scholarship

    GB Under-19 Women’s Team outfielder Susie Hall has been awarded a scholarship to play college softball in the United States at Frank Phillips Community College in Texas.

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    BSF finds new venue for National Championships

    BSF Tournaments Officers Liz Graham and Lesley Morisetti have found a new venue to host national championships. Burleigh Community College, a specialist sports college in Loughborough, Leicestershire, will be the venue for the League All-Star Nationals and Single-Sex Nationals in 2012.

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