LAI SUN GROUP Presents WBSC Hong Kong International Baseball Open 2018
The LAI SUN GROUP Presents WBSC Hong Kong International Baseball Open 2018 ("HKIBO 2018", in Chinese "麗新集團冠名贊助WBSC 香港國際棒球公開賽2018"), organised by the Hong Kong Baseball Association, subvented by the Home Affairs Bureau (Arts & Sport Development Fund) and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, to be sanctioned by World Baseball Softball Confederation ("WBSC"), is celebrating its seventh anniversary this year. The tournament will be held at Sai Tso Wan Recreation Ground and Lion Park Baseball Field on 14-17 December 2018.
The tournament will be divided into two pools: national teams and club teams to compete for the championship title under different pools.
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Mr. Philip Li
I am honored to write in my capacity of president of the Hong Kong Baseball Association to welcome the eight baseball teams from Australia, China, Nepal, Philippines, Russia, Singapore and Hong Kong to the Hong Kong International Baseball Open 2017. It is worth to note that four teams are the national teams, making a record of the biggest number of national players in this international tournament since its inception in 2012.
Baseball has been popularized round the globe. It is evidenced by the participating teams coming from various emerging baseball places to play this international open over the past five years. The Olympic spirit of "participation is more important than success" embeds the importance of international friendship of athletes and good health of all of us. History tells us popularity of a sport paves the way to achieving medals in the major international sport games such as the world championship and Olympic Games.
The Hong Kong International Baseball Open is getting more and more popular in the international baseball community and moving forward to attract the participation of many more elite athletes. I wish all players, who are going to play this tournament in the next few days, playing to their highest standards and enjoying good friendship during and after the matches.
President of Hong Kong Baseball Association
Dr. Felix Yip
I am extremely pleased to announce the start of 2017 HKIBO Tournament on 14th-17th December 2017, with a special feature of three national teams from Nepal, Russia and Singapore competing with our Hong Kong Team in the Tournament this year. It is definitely an encouraging news to us in Hong Kong, signifying the increasingly importance of our Tournament in Asia Pacific Region. We would look forward to receiving more national teams joining our Tournament in the near future. Same as previous years, we also have three club teams from Australia, Mainland China and Philippines to compete with our Hong Kong Development Team during the Tournament period as well. I am sure all the games in HKIBO Tournament 2017 are "must watch" games to all baseball lovers.
With the above exciting development of the Tournament, we must specially thank for the continuous funding support to the entire tournament from Home Affairs Bureau and Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong SAR.
Let us all enjoy the games.
Dr. Felix Yip
Hong Kong Baseball Association
Mr. Allan Mak
|On behalf of the Hong Kong Baseball Association (HKBA), I am delighted to announce that the Hong Kong Shanghai Alliance - WBSC Hong Kong International Baseball Open 2016 (HKIBO 2016) has been scheduled in both Sai Tso Wan Baseball Field, Lion Rock Park Baseball Field and Lion Rock No. 2 Baseball Field between 17th and 20th December 2016. We are also pleased to have Hong Kong Shanghai Alliance Holdings Limited as our title sponsor for this year. And thank you World Baseball Softball Confederation sanctions and recognize HKIBO 2016 as an international event.
Subvented by the Arts and Sport Development Fund (ASDF) of the Home Affairs Bureau and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong SAR, it is the fifth year for HKBA to host this tournament. There will be a total of 5 teams from overseas, including teams with players from China, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, plus two Hong Kong national teams (Senior and Junior) and a champion team from our local league to compete for the championship title this year.
I wish to take this opportunity of extending our sincere and warm welcome to all the players, coaches, managers, supporters from overseas and wish you all enjoy every moment in here and develop strong bonding and friendship amongst all of us in and beyond the Tournament.
My heartfelt thanks should also be extended to our umpires, scorers, local baseball supporters and volunteers for all the tournament and logistics support they will be providing during the Tournament period. With all of your support, I am sure it will be another successful year of the Tournament this year.
Let us be ready and PLAY BALL!
Allan N.F. MAK
Chairperson of Organising Committee of
Hong Kong Shanghai Alliance
- WBSC HKIBO 2016
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