According to the Dutch website honkbalsite.com, the British Baseball and Softball Federation withdraw their participation at the Olympic qualifier next March in Taiwan. They gave up their berth due to financial reasons. The IBAF designated Germany as the successor.
Great Britain surprised at the European championship with a second place finish behind the Netherlands. Spain and Germany followed in third and fourth. The other teams at the last chance qualifier are Mexico, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Korea, South Africa and Australia. The first three will clinch the Olympics in Beijing.