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New pools for U-16 Women's Championship

Written by Tomáš Grepl on .

Following two withdrawals by Croatia and Lithuania, the number of U-16 Women's Softball European Championship participants settled at 12. The Championship will take place in Ostrava, Czech Republic, July 10 - 15.

As determined at the TC Meeting, Rome, March 2017, the teams are divided into four groups of three teams.

POOL A: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
POOL B: Italy, Belgium, Netherlands
POOL C: Russia, Ukraine, Poland
POOL D: Great Britain, France, Serbia

Playing system

• Four groups "a", “b”, “c” and "d", each having 3 teams.
• Each group plays a single round robin.
• Two quarterfinal groups “e” and “f” will be created after a single round robin. Quarterfinal group “e” will be created from the teams ranked a1, b2, c2, and d1. Quarterfinal group “f” will be created from the teams ranked a2, b1, c1 and d2.
• Teams ranked 1, 2 and 3 of both quarterfinal groups “e” and “f” play single round robin in Semifinal group for qualification to Page System finals (games played in quarterfinal groups are counted) .
• Top 4 teams of Semifinal group are qualified for Page System.
• Final results of round robin of Semifinal group will determine places 5 and 6 in the Competition.
• Fourth teams of both quarterfinal groups “e” and “f” play for place 7.
• Teams ranked 3 of groups “a”, “b”, “c” and “d” play a single round robin "g".
• Teams ranked 1 and 2 in group „g“ play game for 9th place.
• Teams ranked 3 and 4 in group „g“ play game for 11th place.

More about ESF playing systems available here .

More about the Women's Softball European Championship 2017 available here .