World’s top fastpitch teams get set for Canadian Open

Team from India to make tournament debut at annual event

One of the biggest women’s fastpitch tournaments in the world is just a few weeks away from touching down again in South Surrey.

The Scotiabank Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship is set to begin July 12-22, with teams from around the globe competing for titles in six different divisions.

This year’s tournament – which is now in its 30th year, including the event’s Canada Cup predecessor – will feature more than 80 teams. The format of the event is much the same as in previous years, with women’s international, women’s elite, Futures Gold and Select (U19) and Showcase Gold and Select (U16) divisions.

Among the teams taking part in the women’s international showdown this year include the two-time defending Open champions – and 2012 ISF Women’s World Champions – from Japan, as well as the U.S., Australian and Canadian national teams. China-Nanjing and Venezuela are also in the field.

The women’s elite division – which runs June 13-21 – will feature the Canadian Open debut of a team from India, as Champions Sport Club are set to take part in the event for the first time, competing against elite-division returnees such as the Quebec Rebelles, Team BC and the White Rock Renegades.

The Select divisions of both the Futures and Select tourneys will run July 12-15 while the Gold teams will square off July 15-21.

In addition to Softball City – where the women’s international and elite games will be staged – other venues for the Canadian Open include Sunnyside Park (15455 26 Ave.) and Cloverdale Athletic Park (6410 168 St.).

For more on the Canadian Open, including ticket information and schedules, visit www.canadianopenfastpitch.com

 

 

 

Just Posted

18 months conditional term for indecent caller

Incidents reported in Surrey, White Rock and Langley

Delta mosque holds silent prayer vigil for Christchurch victims

Event emphasized the importance of acceptance, solidarity in the wake of the attack on Muslim worshippers

White Rock Mexican restaurant told to remove flag from patio

‘I’ve never heard of anything like this in my life,’ Primo’s Mexican Grill general manager said

White Rock water plant operational by month’s end

Utilities manager’s talk to Peace Arch Rotary also covers global water issues

A Surrey Mountie’s tale of reconciling her family’s history with the LGBTQ+ ‘purge’

PART TWO: Cpl. Sturko is spokeswoman of Surrey RCMP after her great uncle was ‘purged’ from the RCMP

The good, bad and the unknown of Apple’s new services

The announcements lacked some key details, such as pricing of the TV service

Morneau unveils principles for Indigenous ownership in Trans Mountain pipeline

The controversial pipeline was bought by Ottawa last year

Refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden in Hong Kong arrives in Canada

Vanessa Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter Keana arrived in Toronto this week

New UMSCA trade deal getting a boost from Trump, business groups

The trade deal is designed to supplant the North American Free Trade Agreement

Trudeau says he, Wilson-Raybould had cordial conversation last week

Trudeau denies anything improper occurred regarding SNC-Lavalin and the PMO

SNC-Lavalin backtracks on CEO’s comments surrounding potential job losses

Top boss had said protecting 9,000 jobs should grant leniency

Pedestrian killed, two injured in three-vehicle crash in Coquitlam

Road closures in effect following collision

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

Most Read

l -->