ESF announces softball calendar for 2021-23

Mon 6 Jul 2020

With almost all its Championship and Cup tournaments postponed in 2020, the European Softball Federation has now announced a crowded calendar of events for 2021, including a number of tournaments postponed from this year, along with some events in 2022 and 2023.

Eight different formats and/or age groups will hold European Championships or Qualifiers in 2021, alongside a full slate of European Cup tournaments.  The ESF’s 2021 schedule will start as early as April or May and run through the end of October.

Most European Championship tournaments in 2021 will serve as qualifiers for WBSC World Cup tournaments in 2022.

Six GB National Teams will compete in Europe next year, along with a number of British club teams that will or may attend European Cup competitions.


2021 schedule

Here is the ESF schedule for 2021, with an indication of British teams that are expected to take part:

Mixed Under-12 European Qualifier
April or May: venue to be decided

European Co-ed Slowpitch Championship
June 15-19 in Colorno, Italy
The GB Co-ed Slowpitch Team will compete and defend its European title.

European Men’s Championship
June 21-26 in Ledenice, Czech Republic
The GB Men’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Women’s Championship
July 4-10 in the Friuli Region, Italy
The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Under-18 Men’s Championship
European Under-16 Men’s Championship
European Under-23 Men’s Qualifier

July 12-17 in Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic
The GB Under-18 and Under-23 Men’s Fastpitch Teams will compete.

European Under-18 Women’s Championship
July 19-24 in Prague, Czech Republic
The GB Under-18 Women’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Co-ed Slowpitch Super Cup
August 2-7 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Windsor Knights, Pioneers and Chromies will compete.

European Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy
August 11-14 in Collecchio, Italy

The GB Under-13 Cubs will compete.

European Women’s Premiere Cup
August 16-21 in the Friuli Region, Italy

European Women’s Cup
August 16-21 in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria
A British team from the GBFL may compete.

European Women’s Cup-Winners Cup
August 16-21 in Saronno, Italy
A British team from the GBFL may compete.

European Men’s Super Cup
August 23-28 in Prague, Czech Republic
A British team from the GBFL may compete.

European Softball Masters Tournament (Over-35)
October 27-30 in Sant Boi, Spain


Events in 2022 and 2023

Although the ESF calendar for 2022 and 2023 is not yet complete, a number of European Championship tournaments have been announced for each of these years.

2022

European Under-22 Women’s Championship
June 27-July 2 in Kunovice, Czech Republic
The GB Under-22 Women’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Women’s Championship
July 24-30 in Sant Boi, Spain
The GB Women’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Under-15 Women’s Championship
Dates TBA in Enschede, Netherlands
The GB Under-15 Women’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Men’s Slowpitch Championship
Dates TBA in Colorno, Italy
The GB Men’s Slowpitch Team will compete and will defend its European title.

European Under-23 Men’s Championship
Dates and venue TBA
This will be the first European Under-23 Men’s Championship, and the GB Under-23 Men’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Men’s Super Cup
August 29-September 3 in Prague, Czech Republic
A British team from the GBFL may compete.

2023

European Men’s Championship
July 24-29 in Horsholm, Denmark
The GB Men’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Under-22 Women’s Championship
Dates and venue TBA
The GB Under-22 Women’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Under-18 Women’s Championship
Dates and venue TBA
The GB Under-18 Women’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Under-18 Men’s Championship
European Under-16 Men’s Championship

Dates and venue TBA
The GB Under-18 Men’s Fastpitch Team will compete.

European Co-ed Slowpitch Championship
Dates and venue TBA
The GB Co-ed Slowpitch Team will compete.

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