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ABOUT THE TOURNAMENTTHE TAKE OFF TO TOKYO

The 2019 Softball Qualification Tournament in Utrecht.

The top eight softball teams from the Europe-Africa region will travel to the Netherlands and compete at the Take Off to Tokyo in 2019. The tournament will be hosted in Utrecht from the 23rd to the 27th of July, and will showcase six European and two African countries as they battle it out on the softball field. Eight teams will compete, but only one team will earn their ticket to Tokyo.

The Take Off to Tokyo is one of three softball qualification tournaments to be held in 2019. The American Qualification Tournament will be played in Surrey, Canada from the 25th of August to the 1st of September. Whilst the countries from Asia and Oceania will be competing for their ticket in Shanghai, China from the 24th to the 29th of September.

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TAKE OFF TO TOKYOTOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The complete game schedule will be announced on the 10th of July 2019.

The eight competing softball teams will be divided into two groups. The draw for Group A and Group B will take place on the 10th of July, at the WBSC headquarters in Lausanne.

The tournament will open with a Round Robin series, and each team will play off against the other teams in their selected group. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the Super Round, and compete in the final series for their ticket to Tokyo.

Team Kingdom of the Netherlands will play all three Round Robin games at 7:00 PM, and if placed within the Super Round, the Netherlands will compete at 7:00 PM Friday 26th and 3:00 PM Saturday 27th.

Start*July 23July 24July 25
10:00 AMB2 v B3A2 v A4A3 v A4
01:00 PMB1 v B4B2 v B4B3 v B4
04:00 PMA2 v A3B1 v B3B1 v B2
07:00 PMA1 v A4A1 v A3A1 v A2

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GET INVOLVEDTOURNAMENT EXTRAS

There will be plenty of action on and off the field at The Take Off to Tokyo!
ENTERTAINMENT
Are you up for the challenge? Discover the strength of your softball skills... Or learn how to play Baseball5 - a new urban variation of the game. All you need is a ball!
FOOD COURT
Being an enthusiastic softball supporter is hungry work! Throughout the tournament there will be various food and beverage options available to keep you sustained.
MERCHANDISE
The Qualification Tournament is a historic softball event. Don’t miss the chance to get your Take Off to Tokyo souvenir. Get your hoodie, cap and many more stuff here!

THE TEAMS

Botswana and South Africa have already secured a spot for the Softball Qualifier Event. Until just before the tournament, it will remain unknown which European teams are able to take the six remaining places. Who will make it to The Take off to Tokyo?
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EUROPETHE NETHERLANDS

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EUROPEITALY

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EUROPERUSSIA

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EUROPEGREECE

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EUROPEIRELAND

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EUROPEUNITED KINGDOM

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EUROPECZECH REPUBLIC

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EUROPEFRANCE

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EUROPESERBIA

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ASIAISRAEL

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EUROPEGERMANY

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EUROPESWEDEN

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EUROPEBELGIUM

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EUROPEAUSTRIA

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Botswana and South Africa have confirmed their places in the WBSC Europe/Africa Softball Qualifying Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020, which will be staged from 23-27 July in Utrecht, Netherlands.Botswana and South Africa emerged as possessing the top two Women's Softball Teams on the African continent, following the Women's Softball Africa Qualifier, which was won by Botswana on Saturday May 11, 8-1, against South Africa, at Rietondale Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
Botswana, South Africa advance to Europe/Africa Tokyo 2020 Softball Qualifier13May
Botswana, South Africa advance to Europe/Africa Tokyo 2020 Softball Qualifier
Botswana and South Africa have confirmed their places in the WBSC Europe/Africa Softball Qualifying Event for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020, which will be staged from 23-27 July in Utrecht, Netherlands.Botswana and South Africa emerged as possessing the top two Women's Softball Teams on the African continent, following the Women's Softball Africa Qualifier, which was won by Botswana on Saturday May 11, 8-1, against South Africa, at Rietondale Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.
Ticket sale for the Softball Qualifier Event has started!03May
Ticket sale for the Softball Qualifier Event has started!
It will take a few more months before all eight participating teams of the Softball Qualifier Event Europe / Africa are known. But what is certain is that it will be a very exciting and unforgettable tournament. Do not miss it! Day tickets are now available for just € 5.50 per person.

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

The top eight softball teams from the Europe-Africa region will travel to the Netherlands and compete at the Take Off to Tokyo in 2019. The tournament will be hosted in Utrecht from the 23rd to the 27th of July, and will showcase six European and two African countries as they battle it out on the softball field. Eight teams will compete, but only one team will earn their ticket to Tokyo.

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