News (Umpires / BASU)
BASU to offer Advanced Umpire Courses
16 January 2015
BASU, the British Association of Softball Umpires, is planning to offer a one-day Advanced Slowpitch Course to a wider group of umpires in 2015.
Six slowpitch blues qualify at UK ESF course
29 May 2014
An ESF Slowpitch Umpire Course was held in Slough from 7-11 May, with instruction at Richings Park Softball Club and assessments at Diamond Series 1 at Farnham Park. Six umpires obtained their ESF qualification.
BSF statement on bats and balls for 2014
25 April 2014
BSF Technical Officer Chris Moon has issued a statement to clarify the policy that the Federation will be following in 2014 with regard to which bats and balls will be legal for BSF play.
Efficient BASU AGM makes quick decisions
18 February 2014
The British Association of Softball Umpires (BASU) held a quick and professional 2014 AGM on Saturday 8 February at the Hough End Centre in Manchester, and made a number of decisions that will affect the upcoming and following seasons.
BASU AGM set for 8 February in Manchester
16 January 2014
The 2014 AGM for the British Association of Softball Umpires (BASU) will be held on Saturday 8 February starting at 1.30 pm at the Hough End Centre in Manchester, where the 2014 BSF AGM will be held two weeks later.
ESF Slowpitch Umpire Clinic planned for Britain
18 December 2013
The European Softball Federation is planning a Slowpitch Umpire Clinic to be held in Britain from 7-11 May 2014. Umpires from all over Europe can attend, and the course will go ahead if a minimum of 10 candidates register.
Six European umpires pass ISF course
14 May 2013
Six European slowpitch umpires – two from Great Britain, two from Ireland and one each from Germany and France – passed an ISF Slowpitch Umpire course run in the UK from May 8-12 by ISF Umpire-in-Chief Bob Stanton, and are now accredited as ISF slowpitch umpires.
Great Britain Fastpitch League starts on May 5
23 April 2013
The Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) will start its third season of play on Sunday 5 May at Richings Park Sports Club, with a new line-up of four senior teams in Division 1 and four in Division 2, but with promotion and relegation between the divisions after each day’s play. The league will also include a three-team Under-13 Division.
ESF holds Technical Meeting in Rome
3 April 2013
ESF Technical Commissioners (TCs) and Umpire-in-Chiefs (UICs) held a key meeting at the Olympic Center in Rome on March 16-17, 2013.
BASU schedules 15 umpire training courses for Spring 2013
11 March 2013
Trainers from the British Association of Softball Umpires (BASU) will deliver 15 one-day and two-day umpire training courses for slowpitch softball leagues up and down the UK – and in Jersey – between March 16 and May 5.