The host’s for next years European Cups were announced on Monday by the Technical Commission of the Confederation of European Baseball. The European Cup sites will be in Barcelona, Spain and Regensburg, Germany from June 3 to June 8, 2013.
After the Final Four Champions Cup dilemma this year, the format will be changed. At the European Cups in Spain and Germany, the six teams will play a round robin with the top two teams facing off in the final Saturday. Only the two winners will advance to the European Champions Cup. That will be played as a best-of-three series at the venues of the two winners starting August 1 and concluding August 3.
The groups for each of the European Cups were announced as well.
European Cup – Barcelona, Spain
- CB Barcelona
- Draci Brno
- Rouen Huskies
- Telemarket Rimini
- Corendon Kinheim
- Paderborn Untouchables
European Cup – Regensburg, Germany
- Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg
- T&A San Marino
- Prague Eagles
- Bern Cardinals
- Unipol Bologna
- L&D Amsterdam Pirates
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