| Khairil Hassan |
THE Brunei Darussalam Amateur Softball and Baseball Association (BASBA) will organise the 1st Brunei Open Fastpitch Softball Championship from November 29 to December 2 at the Softball Pitch of the Jerudong Sports Complex.
The managers’ meeting and tournament draw were held recently at the BASBA Office in Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas, chaired by Secretary General of BASBA Major (Rtd) Wan Tambrin bin Haji Suhaili.
Four teams – Kamikazee, Black Arrows, Gunners and Zombies will compete in the Men’s category, and four teams – Divas, Chikara, CB Queen from Malaysia and Comets – will compete in the Women’s category.
Both categories will start on November 29 at 1pm. Full regulation game of 7-innings or two hours (whichever comes first) format will be used for the tournament, with the Run Ahead Rules of 15 runs at 3rd Inning, 10 runs at 4th Inning and 7 runs at 5th Inning for the Men’s category. The Ladies category will utilise the local ground rules Run Ahead Rules of 20 runs at 3rd Inning, 15 runs at 4th Inning and 10 runs at 5th Inning. The Page System will be applied for Semi Final matches and 2018-2021 World Baseball & Softball Confederation (WBSC) Official Rules of Softball will be applied, except for the local ground rules.