The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) has finalized the schedule for the 2019 European Baseball Championship from September 7 to 15 in Bonn and Solingen, Germany.
The tournament, which will feature 12 nations, starts with a round robin preliminary round from September 7 to 11. Afterwards the top four of each first-round pool will advance to the quarterfinals on September 13. The final will take place on Sunday, September 15 at 19:00 in Bonn.
Group A at the European Championship 2019 features defending champion Netherlands, host Germany, Israel, Great Britain, Czech Republic and Sweden. Group B consists of Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, Croatia and Austria. Austria and Israel qualified through B-Pool European Championships, while the top ten of the last European Championship in 2016 were qualified automatically.
Each day four games will be played in Bonn at two fields (11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 19:00) and two in Solingen (12:30 and 16:00). All three fields got renovated for the European Championship 2019. The main field in Bonn received baseball-style floodlights.
The top five of the final standings at the European Championship will advance to the Europe-Africa Olympic Qualifier, which will be played right after the tournament in Bologna and Parma, Italy (September 18 to 22).
Tickets for the European Championship can be ordered online through the official website www.baseball-em.de.