The 2016 European Championship in Hoofddorp, Netherlands will be played from September 9 to 18. The 12 best national teams in Europe compete for the European title. The Netherlands are the defending champion and record title holder.
During the first round the teams are split into two pools of six each to play a round robin. The top three from each pool advance to the final round robin. In the final round robin the spots in the Gold Medal Game will be determined. The teams ranked fourth in the first round will meet in the game for seventh place. The teams ranked fifth and sixth in the first round will play a consolation round to determine the standings between 9th and 12th place.
Group A: Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Russia
Group B: Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Belgium, Croatia
Schedule First Round:
Live Play by Play & Statistics
As usual live play by play for all games and the complete statistics will be available through the CEB Competition website www.baseballstats.eu
Tickets are available through www.ticketmaster.nl or the official website of the European Championship 2016 www.ekhonkbal2016.nl
The German online sports radio www.meinsportradio.de is broadcasting two games live from the European Championship each day. Tim Collins and Ty Eriksen will provide English speaking commentary. Visit www.meinsportradio.de/baseball-em2016 for a broadcast schedule.
The Dutch Cable TV station Ziggo Sport is broadcasting all games of the Netherlands and the Gold Medal Game live. www.go.ziggosporttotaal.nl