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