2017 ISC Canada East Qualifier – June 16-18 – Innerkip, ON

Even with the snow on the ground, we are actively planning the 2017 ISC Canada East Qualifier for Innerkip June 16-18.   This event is for all teams in Canada East who haven’t yet qualified for the 2017 ISC World Tournament in Grand Rapids, MI.   The qualifier will be a double knockout event with…

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ISC welcomes Greg Nydick and Bill Kunkel as Commissioners-at-Large

February 10, 2017 –    Findlay, OH – Greg Nydick, of Philadelphia, PA, and Bill Kunkel, from Eaton Rapids, MI, are both joining the International Softball Congress (ISC) as Commissioners-at-Large, the ISC announced today. “In addition to having a passion for the game, each of these individuals have skills that we need in our organization as…

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ISC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR PLAYER REP COMMITTEE

February 3, 2017  –  The ISC is currently seeking interested players for appointment to the ISC Player Rep Committee. Player Rep Committee members should be active participants on teams that are planning to participate in the 2017 ISC World Tournament. If you wish to be considered for the 2017 Player Rep Committee, I ask that…

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ISC makes second recruitment video available for College & High School baseball coaches

January 23, 2017 – The International Softball Congress continues its outreach to university, college and high school baseball coaches across the United States with a second recruiting video to attract new players into men’s fastpitch softball.   The new video is now available on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com as well as on the ISC Facebook page…

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ISC establishes single point-of-contact to assist teams in recruiting New Zealand players

December 14, 2016 – Findlay, OH – The International Softball Congress has established a single point-of-contact to assist teams looking to recruit young New Zealand players for the 2017 North American season.   Working in partnership with Eddie Kohlhase, former coach of the New Zealand Black Sox national team, ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher will…

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ISC announces developmental tournaments in Michigan for July 21-23, 2017

December 13, 2016 – Saginaw, MI – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring three boys fastpitch softball championship tournaments on the weekend of July 21-23 in Saginaw, Michigan. The ISC Developmental Championship Tournaments in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups marks a return for the ISC in…

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2017 ISC World Tournament Umpire Pool Application

December 9, 2016 – Ayr, Ontario – The International Softball Congress is reminding umpires that the deadline to apply to officiate at the 2017 ISC World Tournament is January 15, 2017. Umpires wanting to work the 2017 ISC World Tournament, must complete the ISC Umpire Pool Application form, which can be found on the ISC…

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2016 ISC World Tournament game videos collected on YouTube

  December 2, 2016 –  Mississauga, ON – While Christmas is less than a month away, for those still pining for the smell of freshly mown grass and the crack of a home run, all of the 2016 ISC World Tournament game videos have been collected on the FASTPITCH ON YouTube channel and are available…

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ISC appoints Dean Kane as Treasurer

November 4, 2016 – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Kane, of Denmark, Wisconsin, as Treasurer. Kane, 41,  replaces Charlie Smith who has held the position for the past 14 years. Kane is a treasury analyst at a Wisconsin insurance firm, where he has worked for the past nine years….

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A Tribute to Charlie Smith, Hall of Famer and retiring ISC Treasurer

Oct 15, 2016 – by Gordon Wise – A very important torch is going to be passed in the International Softball Congress this year, a torch which has been held in the most-capable of hands for many decades. A key player in the ISC will step back and take a new role  in this organization which…

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Reminder of Carroll Forbes Scholarship application deadline

October 4, 2016 – A reminder to all male fastball and fastpitch softball players attending either college or university that they are invited to apply for a 2017 Carrol Forbes Foundation (CFF) Scholarship. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2016.   Applicants for the CFF scholarship must be players who have participated in an…

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News Release – ISC announces “Hall of Fame Project”

September 26, 2016  –  Findlay, OH –  A video has been released, announcing the new project underway to make the ISC Hall of Fame available for everyone to view and explore. More updates will be posted here as work is completed… but for the introductory video, please click on he following link… https://www.facebook.com/isc.fastpitch/videos/1802426950033609/

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ISC appoints John Thompson as Hall of Fame Coordinator

September 25, 2016 – Larry Fisher, Executive Director of the International Softball Congress, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Thompson, of Waterloo, Ontario, as a ISC Specialist as the Hall of Fame Coordinator, formalizing a position John has filled since 2011. “When the ISC assumed the costs and responsibility for the annual Hall of…

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2017 ISC Canada East Qualifier returns to Innerkip, Ontario

September 22, 2016 – Innerkip, Ontario – ISC Canada East is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual June ISC World Tournament Qualifier will be staged in Innerkip during its traditional Father’s Day weekend of June 16-18, 2017.   The winning team will get a paid entry fee plus travel money for the 2017 ISC…

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ISC News release three new videos

September 23, 2016 – The ISC continues to add to its video highlight collection with the release of three new videos on YouTube.   The first is the 2016 ISC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony from the Isle of Capri Casino in Bettendorf, Iowa. Featuring one of the strongest classes in recent memory, the Ceremony…

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2016 ISC World Tournament Pictures

September 20, 2016 – Pictures are up for the 2016 ISC World Tournament and available for viewing and purchase.  We are offering greatly reduced prices for this tournament and pictures can be ordered for $3 for a team picture and $1 for each individual/action shot.  Special requests for sizing or edits are welcome for an…

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ISC Board of Directors approve rule changes for 2017

September 16, 2016 – The following rule changes were approved by the ISC Board of Directors effective for the 2017 season: RESIDENCY – pg 154 – CURRENT RULE: Approved Out-Of-Region players on all ISC teams must play in at least one approved ISC Qualifying event or in invitational tournaments in both June and July, with their…

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Toronto Gators will shutter their operations.

August 25,2016 – All good things must come to an end and it’s with an air of finality that Jack Fireman is announcing today that the Toronto Gators will shutter their operations.   “What better way to go out than as ISC World Champions and ISC Legends Champions,” said Mr. Fireman, who has been involved…

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2016 ISC World Tournament “Recaps” Now Available

Aug   25,2016   – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce its annual Chronological Order of Finish, Individual and Team Awards for all four categories  from the 70th Anniversary of the ISC  Men’s  World Fastball Tournament recently completed in Moline, Il. They can found in the “ARCHIVES” menu – “Highlights”

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2016 ISC World Tournament Game Broadcasts Now Available

August 25, 2016  –  A playlist of all of the 2016 ISC World Tournament games broadcast by the ISC Network through YouTube is now available at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvBwjbEsVa8tKTTA9QnUSI88CPf5BEZ2a   Watch and relive many of the thrilling moments from the main diamond at the Green Valley Sports complex.   If you can’t find the…

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2016 ISC WORLD TOURNAMENT – RAIN DELAY

August 20, 2016  –  2:15PM (CST)   Rain has forced rescheduling of games: 4:00 ISC World Tournament / Semi-final: Hill United vs New York Gremlins Championship game to follow immediately upon completion of semi-final 4:30 ISC U21 Final :  New Hamburg Mustangs vs Alvinston Jr. Indians 5:00 Legends Finals:  Toronto Gators vs Team to be Determined

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ISC Hall of Fame Class of 2017

August 16, 2016 – The International Softball Congress announces that the ISC Board of Directors has elected the following five (5) individuals to be inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame in 2017: PLAYER CATEGORY: Keith Mackintosh – Saskatoon, SK Chris Delarwelle – Denmark, WI Doug Middleton – Blue Springs, MO Todd Schultz – Williamston,…

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2018 ISC World Tournament Awarded

August, 16,2016  –  The International Softball Congress (ISC) is pleased to announce that the 72nd Annual ISC Mens Fastball World Tournament will be held in Kitchener, ON. The ISC World Tournament will be returning to the Peter Hallman Ball Park for the 5th time in the span of 16 years. Congratulations to the Kitchener Fastball…

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New link for ISC Streaming:

August 14, 2016 – To watch the ISC Network streaming, please continue to click on the ISC Network Tune In Here logo on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com. The direct link is: (https://gaming.youtube.com/channel/UCmMpQWnHg9JDlbZXBlenq-Q/live) or  “Click Here”. On-demand copies will be available later in the week. Thanks for your ongoing patience as we work through this…

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Schedule of broadcasts from the 2016 ISC World Tournament

August 12, 2016 – Schedule of broadcasts from the 2016 ISC World Tournament All times listed are Central Time Zone, so adjust for your location. Games may not start on time if there are delays due to previous games. Click Here to Watch. Sunday August 14 1:00 PM Gm 17 BC A’s vs tbdSunday August…

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How to watch the ISC Network broadcasts

To watch ISC Network coverage of the 2016 ISC World Tournament, click on the ISC Network logo that says “Tune In Here” near the top left on the ISC website home page at www.iscfastpitch.com.   Once you do that, you will be taken to a new page with a series of tabs across the top….

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ISC announces streaming program for 2016

August 8, 2016 – The International Softball Congress will be providing free HD streaming with a single camera production along with full commentary from the 2016 ISC World Tournament.    For the past several years, the ISC Network has produced multiple camera coverage with full commentary for 24 games from the annual ISC World Tournament….

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Power Point program about the ISC tournament in the 1960s

August 1, 2016 – Tom McKay will be presenting a Power Point program about the ISC tournament in the 1960s twice at the Moline Public Library in honor of this year’s tournament.  The program will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m on both August 12th and August 15th.  As you know, Rock Island hosted…

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Quad Cities Promo commercial 2016

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2016 ISC World Tournament Brackets and Schedules

Tuesday July 19, 2016 This year’s  tournament brackets/schedules have now been released, just click on any of the ISC Shields on the home page at www.iscfastpitch.com  and all four brackets/schedules are available for your viewing. Good Luck and Good Sportsmanship to all 52 teams participating  and see you all in Moline, IL for  the  70TH  Anniversary  of  ISC World…

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ISC Network streaming selected games from St. John’s Rumble on the Rock

June 28, 2016 – For Immediate Release St. John’s, NL – The ISC Network will bring fastball fans around the world coverage of selected games from the Rumble on the Rock from Lions Park in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Featuring the #1 Hill United Chiefs and #2 Toronto Gators, along with three very competitive local squads…

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Umpires appointed for 2016 ISC World Tournament

June 23, 2016 Ayr, ON – Congratulations are extended to the 20 individuals that have been chosen to be wear the ISC Umpire colours and maintain the integrity of the rule book this August at the Greenvalley Sports Complex in Moline, Illinois for the 2016 ISC World Tournament. Each year, umpires have to apply in…

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Hill United Chiefs & Toronto Gators remain #1 & #2 in ISC Rankings

June 21, 2016 – The ISC’s top two teams will meet in an historic first-ever ISC qualifier event in St. John’s Newfoundland and Labrador at the end of the month.   Hill United Chiefs and Toronto Gators, who battled in the ISC World Tournament Championship Game last August, remain at the top of the ISC…

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2016 Peter Hallman Memorial Tournament Program and schedule

June 19, 2016 – St Clements, ON. The tournament program for the 2016 Peter Hallman Memorial Tournament, June 24-26, can be view at: http://iscfastpitch.com/pdf/phmft.2016.program.pdf This 20 page publication contains complete team rosters and the tournament schedules for the weekend.

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World Class Fastball in Innerkip this weekend

June 14, 2016  –  Some of the world’s best fastball players will be on display this weekend in Innerkip as 11 men’s teams and 6 under-21 teams take to the fields at Innerkip Sports Park. Games start Friday at 7 pm and continue all weekend with the championship scheduled for 2:30 pm Sunday.   This…

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ISC Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Induction Breakfast – MEDIA RELEASE

June 11, 2016 – On Sunday morning August 14, the International Softball Congress Hall of Fame will host its annual induction breakfast at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Street, Bettendorf IA. The Class of 2016 induction will be held as part of the ISC Championships and build on the successes of the…

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WALCOTT, IA TO HOST 32nd CONSECUTIVE ISC QUALIFIER

June 11, 2016  –  June 17-19 will mark the 32nd consecutive ISC Qualifier Tournament for the Walcott Softball Organization, Walcott, IA. Once again there will be a $500.00 award to the Champion, $300.00 for the Runner-up and $150.00 for the 3rd & 4th place teams.  The winning team qualifies for the 2016 ISC World Tournament,…

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2016 ISC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

June 10, 2016  –  The 2016 ISC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Sunday August 14th in the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center.  Located at 2021 State Street • Bettendorf, IA, and connected via skywalk to the Isle Casino Hotel, the facility also has ample parking available on site.  The ceremony for the…

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ISC Network welcomes Kris Abbott

June 1, 2016 – Mississauga, Ontario – The ISC Network is pleased to welcome Kris Abbott to the broadcast team for the 2016 ISC World Tournament being held in Quad Cities, IA-IL.   “We’re thrilled to have a broadcaster like Kris join us on the ISC Network team,” says co-producer Blair Setford. “Kris comes from a…

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2016 ISC Guide now available for viewing online

The 2016 Guide showcases MVP Nick Shailes on the cover and contains over 160 pages of stats, and stories from the 2015 ISC World Tournament, ISC II Championship, and the ISC Legends 50+ Championship along with nearly 150 full-colour photos. This electronic version contains links to all of the ISC Network broadcasts as well as…

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Hill United Chiefs Unanimous #1 to start the 2016 Season

May 22, 2016 – Hill United Chiefs will open the 2016 fastball season as the unanimous #1 team as they set out in pursuit of a historic fourth consecutive ISC World Tournament Championship. Only the legendary Long Beach Nitehawks, with six straight from 1955-1960, have won more than three in row.   The Chiefs prevailed…

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The Lights Went On In Moline

MOLINE. IL — A $775,000 investment in Moline’s Greenvalley Park will ensure it continues to draw big tournaments, a tourism benefit felt by the entire Quad-Cities. The money was used to install new lights at the Milt Hand Softball Complex at Greenvalley Park, including lights for the eight tournament-grade diamonds, the playground and new sand…

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2016 Peter Hallman Memorial Tournament

2016 Peter Hallman Memorial Tournament – June 24-26 – St Clements Ball Park – St Clements ON. The Peter Hallman Memorial Tournament Committee is pleased to announce the teams that will be competing in the 2016 tournament. But first some background. Last summer we didn’t host the tournament at Peter Hallman Ball Yard. The ISF and…

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Bat List For ISC Tournaments

ISC Umpire-In-Chief Bruce Bierman, recently inducted into the Softball Canda Hall-of-Fame,  reminds all ISC Teams & Players that the ISC continues to use the International Softball Federation (ISF) certified bat list. See the list at isfsoftball.

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Archive of Fastpitch Videos 1990 – 2015

Check out the Archive of “Fastpitch Videos” collected from YouTube.  Dating back to 1990, some of these videos are sure to bring back some pleasant memories and an occasion poignant thought.  The videos are available at  

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Host Teams Announced for 2016 ISC Tournament

Quad Cities – The International Softball Congress (ISC) is excited to celebrate its Platinum Anniversary in 2016 by holding the 70th Annual ISC Men’s Fastball World Tournament in Quad Cities.  Games begin on Saturday, August 13, and the championship is Saturday, August 20. The ISC World Tournament returns to the Milt Hand Softball Complex, at…

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ISC Network broadcasters producing video for mental health

May 2-8, 2016 is Mental Health Week in Canada. This serious, life-altering condition affects one in five Canadians and far too often, people suffer in silence, unwilling to ask for help because of the stigma around mental health problems.  The Ballpark Broadcasting/ISC Network team is producing a public service video this summer to support good…

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ISC U 21 Canada East Qualifier – June 17-19th

May 3, 2016  –  For the fifth consecutive season, ISC Canada East will host an U21 Championship Tournament as part of its qualifier weekend June 17-19, in Innerkip. We require an even number of teams for ease of scheduling a round robin and playoff format and will operate with 4, 6 or 8 teams. Entry…

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2016 ISC Host Hotel “Isle of Capri” Undergoing “Major” Renovation

   The new $60 million casino will go in-between the north and      south towers of the Isle of Capri hotel. The building will go in the existing courtyard of the complex., and the $8.5 million hotel renovation currently underway on the South Tower. The new casino will have a buffet, and 35,000-foot casino floor, and…

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2016 ISC Canada East Qualifier Update

The May 15 deadline to enter the 2016 ISC Canada East Qualifier in Innerkip is fast approaching. The tournament is scheduled for June 17-19, 2016 and will include an U21 division as well as the men’s division.   We remind teams that their invite berths are conditional on their playing in the June qualifier and…

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