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The Gilley's Shield
Australian Softball Championship
Jan. 6-12 at Mirrabooka, WA (Australia)

The Cup - Indoor Softball
Jan. 12-14 at Schiedam (Netherlands)

MLB Hall of Fame Election BB
Jan. 24 at Cooperstown (NY, USA)

Serie Latinoamericana BB
Jan. 26-31 at Managua (Nicaragua)

Asia Pacific Cup SB
Feb. 1-4 at Blacktown, NSW (Australia)

Serie del Caribe BB
Feb. 2-8 at Jalisco (México)

CEB / ESF Congress
Feb. 9-10 at Val d'Europe (France)

Major League Baseball
Opening Day Spring Training
Feb. 21 at Scottsdale, Ariz. (USA)

Serie Internacional de Béisbol
Feb. 23-25 at Managua (Nicaragua)

Fastpitch Cup U17 SB
Feb. 25 at Amstelveen (Neth.)

Samurai Japan Series BB
March 3-4 at Nagoya/Osaka (Japan)

Roef! Pre-Season Tourn. Sen. SB
March 17-18 at Moergestel (Neth.)

MJFP Jan vd Vegte Memorial BB/SB
March 24-25 at Nijmegen (Neth.)

Midden Nederland Cup SB
March 24-25 at Loosdrecht (Neth.)

Major League Opening Day BB
March 29 at 15 sites (USA)

J.C.J. Mastenbroek Tourn. BB/SB
March 30-Apr. 1 at Enschede (Neth.)

Haarlem Series BB/SB
March 30-Apr. 1 at Haarlem (Neth.)

Almere Spring Classic SB
March 30-Apr. 1 at Almere (Neth.)

North Sea Cup BB
March 31-Apr. 1 at Den Haag (Neth.)

Ringvaart Tournament BB
March 31-Apr. 1 at Heemstede (Netherlands)

Brabant Cup BB/SB
March 31-Apr. 1 at Rosmalen (Neth.)

Easter Cup Men SB
March 31-Apr. 1 at Hoboken (Bel.)

Keistad Tournament BB/SB
March 31-Apr. 1 at Amersfoort (Neth.)

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

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

Overgangsklasse Opening Day BB
April 6 at Amsterdam, Haarlem (Neth.)

Golden League Opening Day SB
April 14 at Moergestel, Haarlem,
Enschede (Neth.)

Jackie Robinson Day MLB
April 15 in USA/Canada

April 20, nationwide (Netherlands)

I.M. Charles Urbanus Sr. Tourn. BB
April 20-22 at Bussum (Neth.)

Silver League Opening Day SB
April 21 at 5 sites (Neth.)

Hoofdklasse Opening Day BB
April 26 at Rotterdam, Haarlem,
Amersfoort, Rosmalen (Neth.)

Little League Neth. Champ. BB/SB
May 19-21 at Almere (Neth.)

Zeister Slot Tournament SB Men
May 19-21 at Zeist (Netherlands)

European CEB Cup BB
June 5-9 at Ostrava (Czech Rep.)

European Champions Cup BB
June 6-10 at Rotterdam (Neth.)

European Federations Cup BB
June 11-16 at Brasschaat (Belgium)

Qual. Eur. Federations Cup Pool 1 BB
June 12-17 at Blagoevgrad (Bul.)

Qual. Eur. Federations Cup Pool 2 BB
June 12-17 at Rybnik (Poland)

Eur. Champ. Slowpitch Men SB
June 12-16 at Choceň (Czech Rep.)

World Softball Day
June 13, worldwide

European Championship Men SB
June 25-30 at Havlíčkův Brod (Cz.Rep.)

Prague Softball Week
June 27-30 at Prague (Czech Rep.)

World Cup of Softball
July at Oklahoma City (USA)

Apeldoorn BB & SB Series
July at Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

Robert Eenhoorn Classic BB
July 1 at Rotterdam (Neth.)

European Champ. Juv. (U12) BB
July 2-8 at Budapest (Hungary)

Windmill Classic Slowpitch SB
July 6-8 at Almere (Neth.)

London Cup Tournament SB
July 7-8 at London (England, GBr.)

World Championship Jr. Men SB
July 7-15 at Prince Albert, Sask. (Can.)

European Champ. Jun. (U18) BB
July 9-15 at Grosseto (Italy)

Baseball Week Haarlem
July 13-22 at Haarlem (Neth.)

Canada Cup Intern. SB Champ.
July 13-23 at Surrey (Canada)

All-Star Futures Game BB
July 15 at Washington, DC (USA)

Major League Homerun Derby BB
July 16 at Washington, DC (USA)

Qual. Eur. Champ. Cad. (U15) BB
July 16-22 at Sisak (Croatia)

European Champ. Jun. (U19) SB
July 16-21 at Staranzano (Italy)

Major League All Star Game BB
July 17 at Washington, DC (USA)

Battle at the Castle U12/U14 BB/SB
July 22-27 at Oosterhout (Neth.)

European Championship U22 SB
July 23-28 at Trnava (Slovakia)

Eur. Champ. C-Pool, Group 1 BB
July 23-29 at Dublin (Ireland)

Eur. Champ. C-Pool, Group 2 BB
July 23-29 at Kropivnytsky (Ukraine)

MLB Hall of Fame Induction BB
July 29 at Cooperstown (NY, USA)

Eur. Super Cup Coed Slowpitch SB
July 31-Aug. 5 at Riccione (Italy)

World Championship Women SB
Aug. 2-12 at Chiba (Japan)

Qual. Eur. Champ. U23 BB
Aug. 6-12 at Bratislava (Slovakia)

World Championship U15 BB
Aug. 10-19 at Panama City (Panama)

Eur. Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy SB
Aug. 15-18 at Collecchio/Parma (Italy)

Asian Games BB/SB
Aug. 18-Sep. 2 at Jakarta,
Palembang (Indonesia)

MLB League Little League Classic BB
Aug. 19 at Williamsport, Penn. (USA)

European Premiere Cup SB
Aug. 20-25 at Forlì (Italy)

European Cup Winner Cup SB
Aug. 20-25 at Capelle a/d IJssel (Neth.)

European Cup SB
Aug. 20-25 at La Loggia (Italy)

World Championship Women BB
Aug. 22-31 at Viera, Florida (USA)

Intercontinental Cup Men SB
Aug. 28-Sep. 1 at Prague (Czech Rep.)

European Super Cup Men SB
Sep. 3-8 at Prague (Czech Rep.)

Super Six Europe BB / SB
Sept. 19-23 at Hoofddorp (Neth.)

World Championship U23 BB
Oct. 19-28 at Managua (Nicaragua)

EBCA Convention BB
November at site to be announced

Loek Loevendie Christmas Tourn. BB
December at Amsterdam (Neth.)
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to 1st game Major League Spring Training on February 21

Rosters Dutch Big League 2017

CEB and ESF merge to become WBSC Europe. (Feb. 10-11)

Puerto Rico repeats as winner of Serie del Caribe. (Feb. 8)
Amsterdam Pirates-Physio participant in Olympic Winter Games. (Feb. 8)

Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico in Final Serie del Caribe. (Feb. 7)

Cuba ends first in Prelimnary Round Serie del Caribe. (Feb. 6)

First loss Cuba; México eliminated for PO Serie del Caribe. (Feb. 5)

Venezuela hands México 3rd loss of Serie del Caribe. (Feb. 4)

Cuba also wins second game of Serie del Caribe. (Feb. 3)

Cuba & Puerto Rico open Serie del Caribe with win. (Feb. 2)

Tigres wins Serie Latinoamericana in 2nd consecutive year. (Jan. 31)
Águilas dethrones Tigres and captures Dominican title. (Jan. 31)

Orange MGR Janssen leaves; Becomes Minor League Coach. (Jan. 28)

Previous news 2018.

Rosters Golden League 2017

Mariana Prins named umpire for Softball World Championship. (Feb. 15)

Pool-alignments European Softball Championships announced. (Feb. 13)

ESF and CEB merge into WBSC Europe. (Feb. 10-11)

Japan unbeaten winner first Asia Pacific Cup. (Feb. 4)

Japan stays unbeaten; 1st win Italy on Day 3 Asia Pacific Cup. (Feb. 3)

Japan adds two wins on Day 2 Asia Pacific Cup. (Feb. 2)

Australia & Japan win 2x on Day 1 Asia Pacific Cup. (Feb. 1)
WBSC replaces World Championships with World Cup. (Feb. 1)

Botswana & South Africa qualify for World Championship. (Jan. 16)

Johan and Rob Korpel new coaches of Birds. (Jan. 14)
Roef! again wins Indoor Cup. (Jan. 14)

Previous news 2017.

Pool-alignments European Championship announced. (Feb. 13)

New international Men Softball-tournament this year in Prague. (Feb. 5)

Previous news 2017.

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