Latest news… ( March ’17)

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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

Farnham Park’s New Facilities

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!


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