Press release European Softball Federation
At the occasion of 100 days till the first pitch of the most prestigious men’s fastpitch competition of the year – the Intercontinental Cup schedule was revealed, together with the website launch. The tournament of seven national teams from six continents will consist of 24 games in 5 days, all of that at one field in Prague, the Czech Republic.
There are seven teams in the competition: Argentina, Botswana, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand, USA
Phase 1 – round robin: All teams play against each other.
Phase 2 – placement: The teams pair up according to their standings after round robin.
7th place after the round robin equals the final 7th place in the competition.
5th and 6th compete for the 5th place in the competition.
3rd and 4th play the bronze medal game.
1st and 2nd play the final of the tournament.
The Intercontinental Cup
Before the next Men’s World Championship becomes true in 2019, men’s fastpitch fans can get warmed up thanks to a unique event. Each continent has chosen its representative to compete in the Intercontinental Cup – a joint event of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, the European Softball Federation, and the Czech Softball Association.
The tournament consists of seven teams:
New Zealand (no.1)
The Czech Republic (no.7)