National Co-ed Slowpitch Championships


In conjunction with Slowpitch NZ, we would like to announce the inaugural National Co-ed Slowpitch Championships.

Although slowpitch is played within a large number of softball Associations, a national event has never been co-ordinated, either by Softball NZ or Slowpitch NZ.

Slowpitch is a derivative of softball and one that we believe will offer numerous benefits to clubs and communities across the country.

For the most part slowpitch is a social game with family influencers played across the globe. Given softball is also a family sport we see a number of synergies including more opportunities for females to participate in a diamond sport.

The WBSC have a vision of introducing a Slowpitch Co-ed World Cup in the near future, an event we have aspirations of attending.

This national event has been in the making for some time, although there has been a number of challenges to get to this point including fit for purpose diamonds, venues and availability.


28 Jan, 2020

Winners - Missiles
  • Runners-Up - NZ Navy
  • MVP Female - Kathy Hodge - Missiles
  • MVP Male - Ben Pepperill - Navy

Missiles 9 NZ Navy 3

  • Missiles 9 Japan 'and' Taiwan 4
  • NZ Navy 18 Scared Hitless 10

Pool Play
vs Whangerei Marist 2-10
vs NZ Navy 10-5
vs Scared Hitless 15-3
vs Pare Punks 10-3
vs Japan 'and' Taiwan 11-3

Whangarei Marist
vs Missiles 10-2
vs Navy 7-7
vs Scared Hitless 1-10
vs Pare Punks 13-12
vs Japan 'and' Taiwan 6-8

NZ Navy
vs Missiles 5-10
vs Whangerei Marist 7-7
vs NZ Navy 11-1
vs Pare Punks 14-3
vs Japan 'and' Taiwan 6-6

Scared Hitless
vs Missiles 3-15
vs Whangerei Marist 10-1
vs NZ Navy 1-11
vs Pare Punks 14-0
vs Japan 'and' Taiwan 7-5

Pare Punks
vs Missiles 3-10
vs Whangerei Marist 12-13
vs NZ Navy 3-14
vs Scared Hitless 0-14
vs Japan 'and' Taiwan 4-16

Japan 'and' Taiwan
vs Missiles 5-11
vs Whangerei Marist 8-6
vs NZ Navy 6-6
vs Scared Hitless 5-7
vs Pare Punks 16-4


WHEN: Jan 25 & 26 2020
WHERE: Rosedale Park, Albany Auckland
DETAILS: Maximum 12 Teams
COST: $350
CONTACT:, 0220445987

The Championship will align with the WBSC Rules 2018-2021 Slowpitch Rules, except for:
  • Unlimited home runs (touch first base and walk off)
  • Males get two bases on walks, females one base.
  • Two out female option of an automatic walk behind the male
  • 6ft to 12ft arc (1.8 to 3.7m)

Team Eligibility:
  • CO-ED, x5 female and x5 male.

Tournament Draw
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