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Softball is a variant of baseball played with a larger ball (11 to 12 in. circumference) on a smaller field. It was invented in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois, United States as an indoor game. The game moves at a faster pace than traditional baseball. There is less time for the base runner to get to first while the opponent fields the ball; yet, the fielder has less time to field the ball while the opponent is running down to first base. The name softball was given to the game in 1926, because the ball used to be soft.

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The European Softball Federation was established in Rome, Italy in 1976 by the representatives of six European National Baseball and Softball Federations (Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain), with the objectives of promoting and developing softball in Europe. More from the ESF history, including past competitions results is available here.

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Place: Softball stadium Princ Zagreb (Jarun) Food & drinks: on the field with reasonable prices Umpires: we will provide our umpires, but if you have yours, we would be glad to put them on the plate… Payment: 100 Euros (to cover balls, umpires, scorekeepers and the field) or 180 euros for games and food (Saturday: lunch & Sunday: lunch for 15 people) / If you dont have a team, and you want to compete, we will find you a team to play in. 10 Euro is participation, or 18 euro for games and food (Saturday: lunch, Sunday: lunch included) Teams that usually come are from Serbia (2 teams), Slovenia, Italy, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic. Schedule: available after closure registration Forever-Fastpitch_2019-invitation About tournament Last 11 years SOFTBALL CLUB PRINC hosted international club tournament ForEVER FASTPITCH. This year we would like to invite you to the eight international club tournament in Zagreb. It’s open to all teams that are interested to play higher level games. We hope to have a good competition for your team since we invited teams from Great Britain, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria.. and of course host team Princ Zagreb. Every team will play at least 4 Games, most teams will have 5 Games. (Depending on the outcome of 1st Round robin and number of teams). Because we want for girls to play as much as possible we think about starting the tournament on Friday afternoon, depending on weather and if there will be teams available to play on Friday. That would give us space for longer/more games… We always try to make the tournament a big fun deal with the idea of sportsmanship and friendship, and also have a good level of play at the tournament. Sleeping We can offer to help about accommodation, so we have listed links to all hostels in Zagreb:

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