June 2, 2020 Findlay, OH – As the global situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus pandemic continues to evolve and improve in many areas, planning for the 2020 International Softball Congress World Tournament in Quad Cities is still ongoing.

We are discussing all available options, including alternate dates, with our host committee partners and remain hopeful and optimistic that the 2020 World Tournament can proceed subject to any conditions that may be in place by local and state health authorities.

With international travel to and from the United States and Canada still restricted for what would be the start of the season, for 2020 only, the ISC is adjusting its eligibility rules as per below:

• Requirements for teams with four or more approved Out-of Region players to have those players play in at least two approved ISC qualifying events, invitationals or tournaments with their current year’s team is waived.
• Requirements for all ISC teams to play in two qualifying events, invitationals or tournaments prior to the ISC World Tournament is waived.

Teams that are considering entering the 2020 ISC World Tournament are asked to submit a preliminary roster ASAP in the next two weeks to ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher. A final roster will be due on the Monday prior to the dates of the actual tournament. All ISC “PRAWN” rules remain in effect.

We encourage all fastball teams, players and fans to follow the precautions and best practices recommended by our governments and public health experts.

The ISC extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the virus and salutes the front-line workers who are caring for the sick and vulnerable across the globe.

For additional information, please contact:

Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director