BSA 2017 Season promises much…
The Indoor training at Glos County Cricket ground is in full swing .. BASU and Blu Umpiring courses booked for consecutive weekends in April at the Watsons Pavillion – A hold on subs costs in 2017 is the third in a row, and the grounds have never looked so good
So here’s a breakdown of what to look forward to in 2017…
Basu course at Watsons on April 1 and 2nd
Blu course at Watsons on April 8 or 9th
The GB Open One Day tournament is on again at Farnham park with its New diamonds and New Club House – Home run Bar & Kitchen open to all also on April 9th
Then Easter gets in the way until ….
April 24th Monday night Outdoor Training at the ground starts at 6.30
April 25 /25 /27 League games Start For all Divisions
April 30th The Bristol 1st ball tournament and we’ll be at the old Cadbury factory Grounds in Keynsham this year due to a booking clash with Clifton College events – these grounds offer much in space and facilities and are the new home of Bristol Baseball – future tournament venue ?
May 6th – Windsor league First ball Tournament – open to all – – played at Farnham Park
May 13/14th The Diamond series Opener at Farnham Park D1 promises to be better than ever this year
May 21st Cotswold Tournament at Archway school
May 27/ 28th The DD Tournament at BSA’s Watsons Fields is continuing to grow and will be bigger again this year – make sure you enter early
June 3/4th was to be the Cardiff ‘Diffodil’ tournament but a dates clash with Cardiff council meant there could be no event this year
June 10/11th Diamond series 2 .. D2 can they raise the bar still further ?
June 17/18th BA Tournament at British Airways Grounds near Heathrow – if you’ve Never been ..I’d highly recommend it !
June 24th /25th Blitz Tournament – Colchester ! – A brand new event for 2017 with an expected entry of 40 + teams – lots of new stuff and probably a direct replacement for the defunct Pioneers/Canterbury tournament !
JULY 1ST/2ND Bristol Main at Watsons fields – again plans are afoot to make it bigger and better this year with even more teams.
July 8th /9th Single sex Nations in Birmingham – The Current National Champions Bristol Blue Birds will be defending their crown
July 10th – 15th European championships – GB defending their 12 year unbeaten run with a significant help from up to 6 Bristol based players
July 15/16th – Windsor Tournament at Farnham
July 22/23rd – Labour day Tournament in Leicester – Lovely Fenced fields..lots of Bristol teams attending but places go quick so book early
July 29/30th Diamond series 3 – D3 – Culmination of a seasons work for some – the Series winner goes to the Euro clubs championship next year
August 5/6th Manchester Tournament – this year should be an outstanding event
August 12th 13th – UK Clubs national championships – you win you local league you qualify for this and glory awaits !
August 19/20th The WrecK tournament at Watsons fields – known everywhere as the Bristol party Tournament
August 22/23/24 last playoff league games
August 26 /27th Festiball -Edinburgh a unique blend of comedy and arts festival shows, great softball and extreme partying
September 2/3rd the NSL Championships, last chance for the super teams to strut their stuff – the winners also enter the Euro clubs championship
September 9th /10th The World series – BA Grounds. play for your country of birth and see some of the best softball all year long !
September 16/17th BSA Charity Shield events and Awards ceremony – an end of season get together and a chance to collect your medals
October 1st – Cotswold autumn tournament- last chance to play before winter descends!