From Al’s Fastball: I.S.C. Board Approves E.G.C. Format for World Tournament
I.S.C. Board Approves E.G.C. Format for World Tournament A vote of the Board of Directors of the International Softball Congress has approved a change in the format of the ISC World Tournament. Beginning with the 2006 World Tournament in Kitchener, Ontario, this August, the round robin format will be replaced by a double elimination format. This new format will also include a bracket for teams which lose their first two games in the competition and will allow teams from that bracket to play their way back into the tournament with a chance to win. The new format, called Every Game Counts (EGC) will feature 32 teams with 28 of these being guaranteed a minimum of four games.