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Austria: 14th Edition of the Finkstonball Tournament

Austria: 14th Edition of the Finkstonball Tournament

AUSTRIA – The reigning Austrian Baseball League champion Attnang Athletics will headline the 14th edition of the Finkstonball Tournament from June 11-13 at the Athletics Ballpark in Attnang-Puchheim. The tournament host won the international event last year for a record-setting third time.

Twelve teams from 11 different European countries will compete in this year’s tourney. The German League club Bad Homburg Hornets along with the St. Petersburg North Stars (Russia) and the Swiss National Team will be the the favorites to challenge the Athletics for the tournament title.

Other participating teams includes the Sissach Frogs (Switzerland), BK Vindija Varazdin (Croatia), Dinamo Bucharest (Romania), Oslo Pretenders (Norway), Hluboka Cardinals (Czech Republic), Hellevoet Athletics (Netherlands), Belfast Northstars (Ireland) and Kranjski Lisjaki (Slovenia).

FINKSTONBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS:

1997 – Haar Disciples (Germany)
1998 – Norderstedt Hunters (Germany)
1999 – Linz Bandits (Austria)
2000 – Wr. Neustadt Diving Ducks (Austria)
2001 – Wr. Neustadt Diving Ducks (Austria)
2002 – BSK Vindija Varazdin (Croatia)
2003 – Attnang Athletics (Austria)
2004 – Sissach Frogs (Switzerland)
2005 – Attnang Athletics (Austria)
2007 – Weert Indians (Netherlands)
2008 – Dinamo Bukarest (Romania)
2009 – Bad Homburg Hornets (Germany)
2010 – Attnang Athletics (Austria)

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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