The 12th Blacktown Junior International Challenge has come and gone for other year with yet another wonderful tournament.
Featuring a boys’ team and a girls’ team from the Japan All Elementary Schools and a boys’ team from New Zealand take on teams representing NSW Metro and NSW Country teams across 28 games of great Softball.
The international squads proved too strong, winning with the Princess Japan side winning the girls competition again, while the ISA NZ team won the boys competition for the fourth year.
The weather played its part with the several regular events such as the BBQ on the Diamond and the coaches Teeball game washed out.
However, the All-Star games still went ahead with the Japanese boys team winning 7-5 and the Japanese girls winning 7-0 over the All-Star girls.
The Japanese teams will also get to sight see, going to Featherdale this morning before travelling to the Opera House and a Darling Harbour cruise before flying out tonight.
Nippon Travel Agency has been part of the program for all 12 years it has been running and was the major sponsor of the event. Softball NSW would like to thank NTA for their support and look forward to an ongoing partnership.
Thank you to the many volunteers who assisted throughout the weekend – it was greatly appreciated and made the event such a great success.
|Girls Competition||Boys Competition|
|Dreams Japan 8-3 Metro Orange||Japan Phenix 6-0 Metro Orange|
|Metro Purple 3-7 Metro Green||Metro Green 2-7 ISA NZ|
|Princess Japan 10-3 Metro Purple||Japan Victory 7-0 Metro Green|
|Metro Green 10-1 Country||Metro Orange 5-1 Country Gold|
|Dreams Japan 7-1 Metro Purple||Japan Phenix 2-3 ISA NZ|
|Metro Orange 8-0 Country||Metro Green 15-6 Country Gold|
|Country 1-20 Princess Japan||Japan Victory 10-2 Country Gold|
|Metro Orange 10-8 Metro Green||Metro Orange 1-3 ISA NZ|
|Princess Japan 7-0 Metro Orange||Japan Phenix 11-1 Country Gold|
|Metro Purple 0-0 Country||Metro Orange 0-12 Japan Victory|
|Dreams Japan 7-7 Metro Green||Japan Victory 2-2 ISA NZ|
|Metro Orange 0-4 Metro Purple||Metro Orange 9-5 Metro Green|
|Princess Japan 9-0 Metro Green||Japan Phenix 10-4 Metro Green|
|Country 1-12 Dreams Japan||ISA NZ 12-1 Country Gold|