May 1, 2020 Findlay, OH – As fastball players, fans and officials may imagine, the ISC Executive is monitoring the COVID-19 virus situation closely in conjunction with our host committee partners.

We remain hopeful and optimistic that the 2020 ISC World Tournament can be held in Quad Cities in August as scheduled and continue to plan accordingly.

However, it appears that, for at least the next 30 days if not longer, international travel to and from the United States and Canada will remain restricted and the ability to hold qualifiers in many areas will be limited. With that in mind, for the 2020 season only, the ISC is adjusting the June and July Out-of-Region player eligibility rules to the below.

“All ISC teams who have four (4) or more approved Out-of-Region players must have their Out-of-Region players play in at least two (2) approved ISC qualifying events, invitational’s or tournaments, with their current year’s team, prior to the 2020 ISC World Tournament to be eligible to play in the 2020 ISC World Tournament.”

Teams with fewer than four out-of-region players need only play in two qualifying events, invitationals or tournaments prior to the 2020 ISC World Tournament to be eligible for a berth in the 2020 ISC World Tournament.

We encourage all fastball teams, players and fans to follow the precautions and best practices recommended by our governments and public health experts. Your concerns and passion for the game are appreciated – we all share it.

The ISC extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the virus.

For additional information, please contact:

Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch@gmail.com

April 21, 2020 Mississauga, ON – You can relive all of the excitement of last year’s World Tournament with the 2020 ISC World Championship Guide.

Featured on the cover is Andrew Kirkpatrick, winner of the past two ISC Most Outstanding Pitcher Awards. Andrew is one of only six players in ISC history to be named All-World 11 or more times. Joining him on the cover is Ben Enoka, who won his second ISC MVP Award in 2019. Their New York Gremlins successfully defended their championship.

The 2020 ISC Guide features more photos than ever and 148 pages of stories and statistics from last year’s ISC World Tournament, played on John Miller Field at Circle Tap Bar & Grill as well as at Memorial Park in Denmark, WI.

You can now order and pay for the 2020 ISC Guide online at the ISC website through the convenience of PayPal by visiting http://iscfastpitch.com/paypal-2/ and choosing the Guide option in the drop down menu.

The 2020 ISC Guide is also be available in a convenient and easy-to-read electronic format on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com.

For additional information, please contact

Blair Setford
ISC VP Communications/Operations
ISC Guide Editor
blairjs [@] gmail.com
or 
Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch [@] gmail.com

 

 

 
As we are all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, including the recommendations, restrictions and orders from both our governments and the CDC, it is our hope that we can still have our World Tournament in August as scheduled. As you might imagine, we have been talking about this internally, understanding the situations are different in each country, and that things are changing day by day with good news one day and bad news the next. With that said, we are in the hands of local, provincial/state and federal health authorities and will be taking our cues from them.
 
We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all softball teams, players and fans to follow suit. On or about May 1 we’ll have an update on where we stand for June requirements. We don’t think that anything can be decided with finality about July and August until about June 1.
 
We appreciate your concerns and passion for the game – we all share it. The ISC extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the coronavirus.

April 1, 2020  –  The ISC will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2021. As part of our planning for our 75th Anniversary celebrations, we are polling to take votes on “Team of the Decade” for each of the decades running from the 1950s all the way up to and including the 2010s.

In March, we asked for votes on the Team of the Decade for the 1940s-50s. For the month of April, we are asking fastball fans, players and officials to vote on the Team of the Decade for the 1960s. In future months, voting will be conducted for subsequent decades.

More info on the 1960s can be found at www.iscfastpitch.com on the Highlights page under the Archives tab.
 
To place your vote for Team of the Decade for the 1960s, click on the Polling Booth image on the right side of the ISC website home page.
 
Voting for Team of the Decade for the 1960s will be open throughout April. One vote is permitted per each unique IP address.
 
The ISC will announce the Teams of the Decades as part of the lead-up to the 75th Annual ISC World Tournament in Kitchener, ON in 2021.
 
For additional information, please contact:

Blair Setford
ISC VP Communications & Operations
blairjs@gmail.com

March 23, 2020 Findlay, OH – The International Softball Congress (ISC), is moving the 2020 Legends Championship entry fee deadline from April 1 to May 15 as we adjust to circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus.

Other ISC deadlines related to rosters and payments remain in effect at this time and are being reviewed on an ongoing basis and may be adjusted as necessary.

The annual ISC World Tournament is still scheduled for August 8-15, 2020 in Moline, IL. We are monitoring circumstances and are in regular contact with our partners on the Quad Cities host committee.

“We will act accordingly based on the recommendations of local, state and federal health authorities and will make decisions at the appropriate times,” said Larry Fisher, ISC Executive Director.
 
All ISC qualifier tournaments are conducted in local jurisdictions and are subject to conditions in those areas. We urge teams to contact their regional ISC commissioners and tournament directors for updates on all events.
 
We will update this status as conditions warrant.
 
Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch@gmail.com

March 17, 2020 New Westminster, BC – The ISC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Allan to the role of Head Statistician and Rosanne Allan as Deputy Statistician.Jessica and Rosanne, of Owen Sound, ON, have been involved with the ISC in multiple roles for the past 13 years, starting with the streaming operation under Dave Blackburn in 2006, where they progressed from production assistants to game directors during their tenure.

With the implementation of Pointstreak as the scorekeeping program for the ISC in 2015, Jessica and Rosanne took on the supervision of the scorekeepers and have been extremely effective in shepherding the program into the ISC.

“Jessica has been at the forefront of moves to streamline the process of ISC scorekeeping and ensuring we have top-level scorekeepers trained and available for our host committees,” said Craig Donaldson, ISC World Tournament Vice President. “Both Jessica and Rosanne have been exemplary in their roles with the ISC and we welcome them into these new positions.”

The 74th Annual ISC World Tournament is scheduled for August 8-15, 2020 in Moline, IL.

For additional information, please contact:

Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch@gmail.com

March 12, 2020 Findlay, OH – The International Softball Congress (ISC), like all global citizens, is paying close attention to developments surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

 
The annual ISC World Tournament is scheduled for August 8-15, 2020 in Moline, IL. We are in regular contact with our partners on the Quad Cities host committee regarding circumstances there and will act accordingly and appropriately based on local, state and federal measures.
 
All ISC qualifier tournaments are conducted in local jurisdictions and are subject to conditions in those areas. We urge teams to contact their regional ISC commissioners and tournament directors for updates on all events.
 
We will update this status as conditions warrant.
 
Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director

March 11,2020     For teams looking to qualify for the 74th ISC World Tournament in Quad Cities, IL-IA, the initial list of qualifying tournaments is now available on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com.

With dedicated qualifiers and affiliated tournaments in the various ISC regions, teams can plan their schedules to ensure they meet the qualifying criteria for the 2020 ISC World Tournament. Additional events may be added to the current list, so teams are encouraged to check back for updates.

Teams that have questions about the qualifying process and whether or not they’re eligible are urged to contact ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher at iscfastpitch@gmail.com for further information.

Blair Setford
ISC VP Operations/Communications
blairjs@gmail.com

March 5, 2020  –  All Legends teams considering the 2020 ISC Legends Championship Tournament, August 13 to 15 in Quad Cities IA-IL, should note that the entry fee deadline is April 1, 2020.Teams are required to submit their $500 US entry fee to ensure a spot in the tournament. We will be taking the first 16 paid entries and reserve the right to run the tournament with only 12 teams if we don’t have 16 confirmed entries.

To submit payment, visit the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com, click on PayPal logo and select the World Tournament Entry Fee option on the drop down menu.

The 2020 ISC Legends Championship Tournament will be a round robin with teams seeded into single elimination championship playoff. All teams will play a minimum of 4 games.

Teams Committed:
R&L Kline Farms – entry fee paid
CR Brewers
Ohio Battery – entry fee paid
All Seasons Patriots
Alloy Construction – entry fee paid
Bay Area Merchants
Waterloo Legends
Quad Cities Legends (formerly Eagle Pack)
PrimeTime Legends (new team) – entry fee paid
Texas Stars (new team)

Still awaiting confirmation from these 2019 participants:
Frank Rogers/B&L Plumbing
Circle Tap Legends
USA Maccabi
Ottawa Spiders
Relics of Sudbury
Waterdown Hammer Legends
Toronto Dieppe Ridge

This year, the ISC Legends Championship will add recognition for the Leading Hitter and Most RBIs along with the MVP, Most Outstanding Pitcher and a 10-member All-Tournament Team.

For additional information, please contact:
Keith Erkenbrack
keithe39@centurylink.net

March 1, 2020       ISC Canada East is pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries for our 2020 Qualifier, U23 Championship and Legends Championship.
 
This year’s tournaments will be held at Innerkip Sports Park June 19-21.
 
Entry fee is $495 for each event. All entries are due by May 17. Entry fees will be accepted via safe, secure Interac E-transfer sent to blairjs@gmail.com
 
 
The qualifier will be double knockout and will be capped at 16 teams. There are six berths guaranteed for the 2020 ISC World Tournament in Moline, IL. The winner will receive a paid entry fee plus travel money.
 
We can take up to six entries in each of the U23 and Legends divisions. Format will be pool play & single elimination bracket. Winners will receive the equivalent of a paid entry fee plus travel money. Note that there may not be a U23 ISC Championship in Quad Cities.
 
We look forward to the 2020 Fastball Season and can’t wait for spring!
 
If you have any questions, please contact one of:
 
Blair Setford blairjs@gmail.com
Bob McGowan bomac29@gmail.com

February 27, 2020  –  The Quad Cities Visitors & Convention Center has just release a list of the “Co-Host” Hotels / Motels for the 2020 ISC World Tournament.  The complete list is available by clicking on the “logo” on the left.

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January 31, 2020

 

Information, from the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau , concerning Motels, etc.,  will be available FEB 10.

January 8, 2020 – The International Softball Congress is currently looking to designate tournaments held in April, May and June as “Qualifiers” for the 2020 ISC World Tournament in the Quad Cities, IL/IA.

If you are interested in having your tournament designated as an ISC Qualifier, please contact the following the following as soon as possible:

Chris Santos, USA Vice President at  jcsantos25@msn.com

Todd McCabe, Canada Vice President at todd_mccabe23@hotmail.com

We hope to have a complete listing of our “Qualifiers” available by mid February.

ISC Executive Director at iscfastpitch@gmail.com