Category Archives: Tournaments

U23 Top Prospects Update

Last August, we selected our Top 20 prospects from the first European Under-23 Championship [link]. On Sunday, the 2018 qualifying round in Bratislava concluded with Ukraine and Croatia advancing to the 2019 championships, while a talented Great Britain squad will … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (25 February-3 March)

    The week started with a host of updates from our European players in American education. Great Britain’s Paul Kirkpatrick had a great start for Western Kentucky (tweet). Lithuania’s Marius Balandis had his first start of the year for … Continue reading

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Under-23 European Championship Schedule

The Confederation of European Baseball announced the schedule for its Under-23 Championship Qualifier in August. Last year, 16 teams competed for the title of champion, but the top six remaining in the A-Pool, while the rest were relegated to the B-Pool. Great Britain and Croatia just missed the cut and lead the two respective … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (11 February-17 February)

The week started off with a bang, as the Confederation of European Baseball and its softball counterpart announced that they will transition into WBSC Europe, which will govern both sports on the continent (link). Little had been made of the … Continue reading

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West Asia Cup Announced for 2018

A new international tournament has been announced for 2018, as UAE will host the West Asia Cup from March 26-April 1. It was a surprise addition to the calendar as the Cup is usually contested in odd-numbered years, though the … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (21-27 January)

With the first international tournament of the year in the books, there was still plenty of baseball news from five continents. The Latin Latin American Professional Baseball Series kicked off, plus we celebrated Great Britain’s first Hall-of-Famer. On Monday, we released … Continue reading

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2018 International Baseball Schedule

With the calendar turned to 2018, a whole year of international baseball tournaments is on the horizon. After 2017 that featured an electric World Baseball Classic that set records in attendance, television viewership, and revenue, this year does not have … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (14-20 January)

The Under-15 Oceania Championship begun, though it was delayed by rain from the 17 January opening. After noting two weeks’ ago that no Great Britain national team members were playing winter ball, we broke the news last week that Barry … Continue reading

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The Week in International Baseball (7-13 January)

Two major rankings were released this week, with the WBSC listing its 2017 Top 75 and Mister Baseball offering the eleventh edition of its club rankings. Other news came from the Bahamas and Nicaragua, which announced a new international baseball … Continue reading

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2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers

We were asked on Twitter whether we knew about teams, host sites, and possible expansion for the 2020 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. Plenty is already known and more can be surmised from previous qualifying rounds. The four nations that finished … Continue reading

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