U12 Euros Cancelled, Other European Baseball Tournaments Postponed

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ZAGREB, April 13th, 2020 – The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has announced today the cancellation of the 2020 U-12 European Baseball Championship and the U-12 EBC Qualifier due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Executive Committee took its decision after consulting the LOCs and the National Federations while keeping in mind that health of athletes, officials and all members of the European baseball-softball community must be put above everything else.

The U-12 EBC & U-12 EBC Qualifier were scheduled in Mortsel, Belgium from July 7 to 11, 2020.

As a result of the cancellation, the 2021 U-12 EBC will serve as a qualifier for the 2021 WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup.

Other decisions taken by the CEB EC include:

  • Postponement of the U-18 European Baseball Championship to September/October
  • Postponement of the European Baseball Championship B-Pools to September/October

No decision has been taken yet regarding the U-15 EBC Qualifiers & U-23 EBC Qualifiers.

CEB is closely monitoring the situation with WBSC and the Executive Committee will meet again in the coming weeks to review the situation and make a decision of postponing or cancelling the above mentioned events.

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The full list of European tournaments scheduled for 2020 can be found here [link]. Currently, the Under-15 Euros Qualifier pools are scheduled for July 21-26 , while the C-Pool is tabbed for July 28-Aug. 1 and the Under-23 Euros Qualifiers for Aug. 10-15. This year will make only the second time since 1992 that there will be no European Championship, with 2018 the only other occasion.

About Gabriel Fidler

Extra Innings UK covers baseball around the world, focussing on the sport at the national team level, with features on prominent players, scouting reports, and occasional breaking news. We are fully credentialled by MLB and have covered the World Baseball Classic, continental championships, and the U.S. minor leagues.
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