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The Gilley's Shield
Australian Softball Championship
Jan. 2-8 at Blacktown (Australia)

The Cup - Indoor Softball
Jan. 13-15 at Schiedam (Netherlands)

MLB Hall of Fame Election - BB
Jan. 18 at Cooperstown (NY, USA)

Serie Latinoamericana - BB
Jan. 26-29 at Montería (Colombia)

Serie del Caribe - BB
Feb. 1-7 at Culiacán (México)

CEB / ESF Congress
Feb. 2-5 at Belgrade (Serbia)

Challenge Cup Intern. Men SB
Feb. 8-12 at Albany (New Zealand)

Intern. Down Under Series SB
Feb. 9-12 at Blacktown (Australia)

Trainingcamp Arizona Neth. BB Team
Feb. 11-26 at Scottsdale (Az., USA)

Netherlands Hall of Fame Induction
Feb. 17 at Heerhugowaard (Neth.)

Fastpitch Cup U17 - SB
Feb. 18 at Amstelveen (Netherlands)

West Asia Baseball Cup
Feb. 25-Mar. 1 at Islamabad (Pakistan)

WBC Spring Training Neth. BB Team
Feb. 27-March 6 at Seoul (S.Korea)

World Baseball Classic
March 6-12 - First Round
Pool A - Seoul (South Korea)
Pool B - Tokyo (Japan)
Pool C - Miami (Florida, USA)
Pool D - Jalisco (México)
March 12-19 - Second Round
Pool E - Tokyo (Japan)
Pool F - San Diego (Calif., USA)
March 20-22 - Finals
Los Angeles (Calif., USA)

Roef! Pre-Season Tourn. - SB Sr.
March 18-19 at Moergestel (Neth.)

MJFP Jan vd Vegte Memorial - BB/SB
March 25-26 at Nijmegen (Neth.)

Intern. Tournament Storks - BB
March 25-26 at The Hague (Neth.)

Midden Nederland Cup - SB
March 25-26 at Loosdrecht (Neth.)

Roef! Pre-Season Tourn. - SB U17/U20
March 25-26 at Moergestel (Neth.)

J.C.J. Mastenbroek Tourn. - BB/SB
March 31-Apr. 2 at Enschede (Neth.)

Keistad Tournament - BB/SB
April 1 at Amersfoort (Neth.)

Ringvaart Tournament - BB
April 1-2 at Heemstede (Netherlands)

Major League Opening Day - BB
April 2-3 in USA/Canada

Haarlem Series - BB/SB
April 7-9 at Haarlem (Neth.)

I.M. Charles Urbanus Sr. Tourn. - BB
April 8-9 at Bussum (Neth.)

Jan de Wit Tournament - SB
April 8-9 at Haarlem (Neth.)

Jackie Robinson Day - MLB
April 15 in USA/Canada

Easter Cup - Men SB
April 15-16 at Spijkenisse (Neth.)

April 21, nationwide (Netherlands)

World Masters Games - BB/SB
Apr. 21-30 at Auckland (New Zealand)

Zeister Slot Tournament - Men SB
June 3-5 at Zeist (Netherlands)

Little League Neth. Champ.
1st Round - BB/SB
June 3 at to be decided (Neth.)

European Champions Cup BB
June 7-11 at Regensburg (Germany)

European CEB Cup BB
June 7-11 at Prague/Brno (Czech Rep.)

Eur. Federations Cup BB, Qualifier 3
June 12-17 at Stockholm (Sweden)

European Federations Cup BB
June 13-18 at Valencia (Spain)

Eur. Federations Cup BB, Qualifier 2
June 13-18 at Belgrade (Serbia)

Eur. Federations Cup BB, Qualifier 1
June 14-17 at Bratislava (Slovakia)

Little League Neth. Champ.
Finals - BB/SB
June 17-18 at to be decided (Neth.)

European Championship Softball
June 25-July 1 at Bollate (Italy)

Windmill Classic - Men SB
June 30-July 2 at Almere (Neth.)

World Port Tournament BB
July 1-9 at Rotterdam (Netherlands)

World Cup of Softball
July 5-9 at Oklahoma City (USA)

World Championship Men SB
July 7-16 at Whitehorse (Canada)

All-Star Futures Game - BB
July 9 at Miami (Florida, USA)

Canada Cup Intern. SB Champ.
July 10-17 at Surrey (Canada)

Eur. Champ. Coed Slowpitch SB
July 10-15 at Sofia (Bulgaria)

Eur. Champ. Jun. (U18) Qual. BB
July 10-16 at Zurich (Switzerland)

European Champ. Cad. (U16) SB
July 10-15 at Ostrava (Czech Rep.)

European Champ. Juv. (U12) BB
July 10-16 at Vleuten (Neth.)

Major League All Star Game - BB
July 11 at Miami (Florida, USA)

Apeldoorn BB & SB Series
July 11-16 at Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

European Champ. Cad. (U15) BB
July 17-23 at
Wiener Neustadt/Rohrbach (Austria)

Tex Town Tigers Cup U17 SB
July 21-23 at Enschede (Netherlands)

Battle at the Castle U12/U14 - BB/SB
July 23-28 at Oosterhout (Neth.)

World Championship Jun. SB
July 24-30 at Clearwater (Flo., USA)

European Championship B-Pool BB
July 24-30 at Miejska Gorka (Poland)

European Championship B-Pool BB
July 24-30 at Belgrade (Serbia)

Eur. Champ. U16 & U19 Men's SB
July 24-29 at Prague (Czech Rep.)

World Championship Juv. (U12) BB
July 28-Aug. 6 at Tainan (Taiwan)

MLB Hall of Fame Induction - BB
July 30 at Cooperstown (NY, USA)

World Children's Baseball Fair
July/Aug. at to be announced (Japan)

European Championship U23 BB
Aug. 7-13 at Brno (Czech Rep.)

Eur. Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy SB
Aug. 9-12 at Collecchio (Italy)

Summer Universiade - BB
Aug. 19-30 at Taipei (Taiwan)

European Premiere Cup SB
Aug. 21-26 at Haarlem (Netherlands)

European Cup SB
Aug. 21-26 at Montegranaro (Italy)

European Cup Winner's Cup SB
Aug. 21-26 at Caserta (Italy)

Joudrs Cup - Softball U17
Aug. 25-27 at Prague (Czech Rep.)

European Super Cup Men SB
Aug. 28-Sep. 2 at Amersfoort (Neth.)

World Championship Jun. (U18) BB
Sep. 1-10 at Thunder Bay (Canada)

TTT Slowpitch Fall Classic - Mixed SB
Oct. 20-22 at Enschede (Neth.)

EBCA Convention - BB
Nov. 10-12 at Belgium

Loek Loevendie Christmas Tourn. BB
December at Amsterdam (Neth.)
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to 1st game Jan vd Vegte BB Tourn. on March 25 in Nijmegen (Neth.)
to 1st game Midden-Nederland Cup SB on March 25 in Loosdrecht (Neth.)

Rosters Dutch Big League 2016

USA nips Japan to become second finalist. (March 21)
Didi Gregorius out for at least two weeks. (March 21)

Netherlands eliminated by Puerto Rico in 11-inning thriller. (March 20)
Didi Gregorius leaves Netherlands Team with injury. (March 20)
Ex-Pirates-chair, Amsterdam-exec Henk van Ede passed away. (March 20)

HCAW plays two 6-inning games and wins twice. (March 19)
Pirates wins twice to win Loek Loevendie Tournament. (March 19)
Neptunus records comfortable win against UVV. (March 19)
Pioniers again wins against RCH-Pinguïns. (March 19)

USA dethrones Dominican Republic; Qualifies for Semi-Final. (March 18)
Netherlands loses exhibition game vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. (March 18)
Pioniers opens exhibition season with two wins. (March 18)
UVV and Neptunus play scoreless exhibition game. (March 18)
Two games end in tie at Loek Loevendie Tournament. (March 18)

Puerto Rico beats USA; Will meet Netherlands in Semi-Final. (March 17)

Dominicans shutout Venezuela. (March 16)
Netherlands to play exhibition game; Jansen joins team. (March 16)

USA comes from behind to win against Venezuela. (March 15)
Big W Netherlands vs. Cuba; in Semi-Finals after W Japan. (March 15)

Puerto Rico defeats Dominicans in Second Round-opener. (March 14)
Japan wins vs. Cuba, but Pool is not decided yet. (March 14)

Venezuela comes from behind & eliminates Italy. (March 13)
A dream come true for Dutch WBC-umpire Winfried Berkvens. (March 13)
Netherlands wins convincingly against Israel. (March 13)

3 teams qualify for 2nd Round; Tie-breaker Italy vs. Venezuela. (March 12)
Neptunus registers huge exhibition-victory. (March 12)
DSS nips Quick to register first exhibition-win. (March 12)
Twins wins exhibition game in Belgium. (March 12)
Netherlands ends up short in extra innings vs. Japan. (March 12)

Wins for Colombia, Venezuela, Dominicans & Puerto Rico. (March 11)
Neptunus wins exhibition game at HCAW. (March 11)
DSS empty-handed in exhibition game at Quick Amersfoort. (March 11)
Convincing exhibition win UVV against Orioles. (March 11)
Exhibition games Amsterdam Pirates cancelled. (March 11)

USA needs extra inning to win; Puerto Rico wins big. (March 10)
Cuba advances to Second Round WBC; Australia eliminated. (March 10)

Italy wins opener on walk-off single; Dominicans win big. (March 9)
Oliver van der Wijst Severino signs contract with Astros. (March 9)
Curaçao-talent Ozzie Albies returns to action for Braves. (March 9)
Netherlands empty-handed vs. Israel; finishes 2nd in Pool. (March 9)

Spencer Kieboom returns to Major League Spring Training. (March 8)
Orange in 2nd Round WBC after walk-off W; Israel also in. (March 8)

Netherlands opens WBC with shutout vs. South Korea. (March 7)

Israel upsets South Korea in WBC-opener with 10-inning win. (March 6)

Didder hits first SpringTraining-basehit; Wawoe added. (March 5)
Netherlands Team closes WBC-preparations with loss. (March 5)

Twins exhibition game for Sunday cancelled. (March 4)
HCAW opens exhibition season with small win. (March 4)

Netherlands Team wins big in Korean exhibition game. (March 3)

Spencer Kieboom returns to Minors; Sicnarf Loopstok added. (March 2)

Kieboom starts for 'Nats'; Lithuanian pitches for Pittsburgh. (March 1)
HCAW opens exhibition season Saturday; Twins plays Sunday. (March 1)
Sri Lanka surprise winner West Asia Baseball Cup. (March 1)

Spring Training-debut Ray-Patrick Didder; Schoop homers. (Feb. 27)

Jurickson Profar, Kieboom play 1st game; Juremi Profar added. (Feb. 26)

Netherlands closes exhibition series in Arizona with loss. (Feb. 25)
Daniel Arribas & Chris Pieters make Spring Training-debut. (Feb. 25)

First game Netherlands vs. Twins ends in tie. (Feb. 24)
Didi Gregorius homers in first Spring Training at bat. (Feb. 24)

Netherlands Team wins big in exhibition game vs. Geckos. (Feb. 23)
Xander Bogaerts first Dutch player in Spring Training-action. (Feb. 23)

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Rosters Golden League 2016 | Rosters Silver League 2016

Australian outfielder Jasmine Peters joins Tex Town Tigers. (Feb. 28)

Japan wins International Down Under Series. (Feb. 13)

European Cup Tournaments awarded to Netherlands & Italy. (Feb. 12)

Saskia Kosterink named Talent Coach Softball. (Feb. 6)

Gabriel Waage succeeds André van Overbeek as ESF-President. (Feb. 4)

Previous news 2017.

New Zealand wins Challenge Cup. (Feb. 18)

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