Open main menu

Baseball Federation of Asia

The Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA) is the governing body of the sport of baseball in Asia. The federation is governed by the International Baseball Federation.

Baseball Federation of Asia
Baseball Federation of Asia logo.png
AbbreviationBFA
TypeSport organization
HeadquartersXinyi, Taipei, Taiwan
Region served
Asia
Membership
24 member associations
President
Tom Peng[1]
Vice-presidents
Masatake Yamanaka
Chen Xu
Yang Hae-Young[1]
General Secretary
Lin Hua Wei[1]
Parent organization
World Baseball Softball Confederation
Websitewww.baseballasia.org

HistoryEdit

The birth of Baseball Federation of Asia goes back to 1954 when the 2nd Asian Games was held in Manila, Philippines.

The four countries of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Philippines organized a committee aiming at establishing Baseball Federation of Asia, and May 7th of the same year witnessed the commencement of BFA.

American expatriate Charles Chick Parsons of the Philippines was elected as the first president of Baseball Federation of Asia.

The BFA became inactive for eight years following the 1975 Asian Baseball Championship. At the sidelines of the FEMBA World Baseball Championship in Tokyo in 1980, the executives of BFA discussed about resuming the activity of the federation. The Asian Baseball Championship was later resumed in 1983 which was held in Seoul. The membership of the federation grew as more Asian nations were admitted to the BFA.[2]

The total number of BFA members at the present time is 24, and 1 non-member observer State (Vietnam).

MembersEdit

  • Cambodia is a member of the BFA, but not a (current) member of the World Baseball Softball Confederation, according to the WBSC's website.

RankingsEdit

Men's Rankings as of 31 December 2018[3]
BFA
Rank
WBSC
Rank
Team Points
1 1   Japan 5796
2 3   South Korea 4987
3 4   Chinese Taipei 3569
4 20   China 612
5 24   Pakistan 364
6 28   Hong Kong 247
7 31   Indonesia 184
8 33   Philippines 166
9 41   Sri Lanka 111
10 45   Thailand 94
11 53   Iran 63
12 65   India 27
13 68   Singapore 16
    Nepal 16
15 72   Iraq 10
16 77   Afghanistan NR
  Brunei NR
  Cambodia NR
  Kazakhstan NR
  Laos NR
  Malaysia NR
  Mongolia NR
  Myanmar NR
  North Korea NR

CompetitionsEdit

Current title holdersEdit

Competitions Champion Title Runner-up
Asian Baseball Championship   Japan 18th   Chinese Taipei
Asian Baseball Cup East Division   Philippines 4th   Indonesia
West Division   Pakistan 4th   Iran
Asian City Baseball Tournament   Saitama 1st   Taichung
Asian 18U Baseball Championship   South Korea 5th   Chinese Taipei
Asian 15U Baseball Championship   Japan 2nd   Chinese Taipei
Asian 12U Baseball Championship   Chinese Taipei 7th   South Korea

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Organization". Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ "BFA History". Baseball Federation of Asia. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "WBSC Rankings | WBSC". www.wbsc.org. 31 December 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2019.

External linksEdit