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Nov '09 23

Format, Schedule known for 2010 European Championship



2010 European Championship in Germany

The Technical Commission of the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced the format and the schedule for the European Championship next summer in Stuttgart, Heidenheim and Neuenburg, Germany from July 23rd to August 1st. A total of twelve teams are qualified for the tournament, including favorite and title defender Netherlands.

The format will be similar to the 2009 Baseball World Cup, which was held in Europe in September. After a round robin in phase one, the top three teams of each group will qualify for the final round. These six teams will form a new group and will play another round-robin. The two results from round one against the accompanying advancing teams will be count for the second phase standings. The top two teams of this phase will play the championship game on August 1st.

Group 1:
Netherlands
Germany
France
Ukraine
Czech Republic
Belgium

Group 2:
Great Britain
Spain
Sweden
Italy
Croatia
Greece

Schedule 2010 European Championship:
July 23:
Czech Republic – Netherlands
Ukraine – Germany
France – Belgium
Croatia – Great Britain
Italy – Spain
Sweden – Greece

July 24:
Netherlands – France
Germany – Czech Republic
Belgium – Ukraine
Great Britain – Sweden
Spain – Croatia
Greece – Italy

July 25:
Netherlands – Ukraine
Germany – Belgium
France – Czech Republic
Great Britain – Italy
Spain – Greece
Sweden – Croatia

July 26:
Netherlands – Germany
France – Ukraine
Czech Republic – Belgium
Great Britain – Spain
Sweden – Italy
Croatia – Greece

July 27:
Germany – France
Belgium – Netherlands
Ukraine – Czech Republic
Spain – Sweden
Greece – Great Britain
Italy – Croatia

July 28:
Classification Games (4th-4th, 5th-5th,6th-6th)

July 29:
Final Round

July 30:
Final Round:

July 31:
Final Round

August 1:
Championship Game

(Sites and times will be announced in the next couple of weeks; there will be three games each day in Stuttgart, two in Heidenheim and one in Neuenburg during the first round)




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