Following feedback received from associations and national teams Softball NZ is announcing a move to align national age-grade tournaments from next season.
Following the realignment announcement last month by WBSC to U23, U18, and U15 world cup events across both genders commencing 2020, engagement was sort from associations and national team programmes as to the feasibility of national tournament alignment.
Overwhelmingly the response had been positive.
However, to ensure a fair and reasonable expectation for all association teams competing at new age-grade events Softball NZ is looking at opportunities within tournaments in so far as ensuring all games at all levels have meaningful outcomes.
The 2018/19 tournament event dates are as follows:
1. U23 January 4-6
2. U15 January 10-13
3. U18 January 17-202018-19
Tournament allocations attached
The U15 tournaments are national events
Tournaments can be extended by a day depending on entries