Bologna wins 2019 Euro Champions Cup (PhBass)

Cancellation of 2020 Champions Cup denies Bologna the opportunity to defend Euro title

Logo CEBThe Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) announced the cancellation of all 2020 European Club Competitions--the Champions Cup, the CEB Cup, and the Federations Cup--that were scheduled to take place in June due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The Euro Champions Cup was scheduled from June 2-6, 2020 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The news of the cancellation of 2020 Champions Cup hit home in Bologna, Italy, where last year's Euro Champions Cup winner--UnipolSai Bologna--remains idled and unable to defend the Euro throne in 2020 because of COVID-19.

UnipolSai Bologna, captured the Euro Champions Cup title at home in front of a sold-out Gianni Falchi Stadium crowd in Bologna on June 8, 2019. History was made when UnipolSai Bologna beat previously undefeated L&D Amsterdam 8-0 to win the Champions Cup on Italian soil for the first time in over 30 years. The enthusiastic and loyal Fortitudo Baseball following relished the victory and the return of the European Champions Cup to Bologna. Having previously claimed the European Champions Cup trophy in 1973, 1985, 2010, 2012 and 2013, it was a very special night for UnipolSai Bologna to pick up its sixth Euro Champions Cup title. Forza #Italia!

by Roberto Angotti