Two groups of 5 nations will compete, with the winner of each group advancing to the B-Pool. The better of the two second-place teams (based on record, with first tie-breaker based on runs per inning differential) will also advance to the B Pool as a wild card.
The final was a rematch of Ireland vs. Greece; Ireland won the group round game 10-0 in eight innings and the final 12-2. Ireland advanced to Pool B as the winner. Greece, as the runner-up, also advanced as the wild card after Ukraine beat Romania in the Kropyvnytskyi group. Greece's 3-1 record in group play was better than Romania's 2-2 record.
The three-way tie between Romania, Georgia, and Estonia at 2-2 was won by Romania with a Team Quality Balance within games played between those three teams of 0.5125 against Georgia's -.0625 and Estonia's -0.4183.
The final was a rematch between Ukraine and Romania; Ukraine won the group round game 13-0 in seven innings and the final 3-2 (again in seven innings, due to weather). Ukraine, as the winner, advanced to Pool B. The better runner-up between the two groups also advanced, but Romania's 2-2 record in group play was worse than that of 3-1 Greece (the Ashbourne group runner-up).