Cuba and France earned wins in an International Baseball5 tournament played in Havana, Cuba, on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 October and sanctioned by WBSC.

The tournament, for players aged 18 and older, was devoleped into three different categories: men’s, women’s and co-ed. Each National Team participating in the different categories was made by eight players. The co-ed roster required a minimum three female players.

Cuba-A, Cuba-B, France, Jamaica and Nicaragua participated in the men’s tournament. Cuba A defeated, 8-7, Cuba B in the final. France beat, 6-5, Nicaragua in the third place game.

Cuba A defeated Cuba B to win the men’s tournament. France earned third place

Cuba, Nicaragua and France participated in the women’s and co-ed tournaments.
France surprised Cuba and won the women’s final, 3-5.
Cuba stroke back in the co-ed final defeating France, 11-0.

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France won the women’s tournament

Men’s round robin play

Cuba A-France 11-1
Cuba B-Jamaica 18-2
Cuba A-Cuba B 8-2
Nicaragua-France 10-6
France-Jamaica 2-1
Cuba A-Nicaragua 14-0
Cuba B-Nicaragua 8-5
Cuba A-Jamaica 33-1
Nicaragua-Jamaica 4-2
Cuba B-France 16-0

Men’s final

Cuba A-Cuba B 8-7

Men’s third place game

France-Nicaragua 6-5

Men’s Most Valuable Player Cristian Basabe Sierra (Cuba-B)

Women’s round robin play

Cuba-Nicaragua 3-1
Cuba-France 4-2
France-Nicaragua 4-0
France-Cuba 1-0
Cuba-Nicaragua 2-1
France-Nicaragua 6-4

Women’s final

Cuba-France 3-5

Women’s Most Valuable Player Kimane Rogron (France)

Co-ed round robin play

France-Nicaragua 3-2
Cuba-Nicaragua 9-1
Cuba-France 8-6

Co-ed final

Cuba-France 11-0

Co-ed Most Valuable Player Briandy Molina Elias (cuba)

Trophies and awards were presented by Yumilka Ruiz Luaces (WBSC Baseball5 Commission), Higinio Vélez Carrion (President of the Cuban Baseball Federation), Yovani Aragòn Rodriguez (National Director of Baseball), Eros Bernal Morales (National Coordinator for Baseball5), José Manuel Hernandez Imbert (INDER)

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Yumilka Ruiz Luaces (WBSC Baseball5 Commission), Higinio Vélez Carrion (President of the Cuban Baseball Federation), Yovani Aragòn Rodriguez (National Director of Baseball), Eros Bernal Morales (National Coordinator for Baseball5), José Manuel Hernandez Imbert (INDER)

Other Baseball5 International Tournaments

Rome, May 2018

Balkan Open, September 2018

During the days of competition, the participating National Federations had the chance to attend a Baseball5 Clinic at the International Congress CubaMotricidad 2018, hosted by the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB, Federaciòn Cubana de Béisbol) and the National Institute of Physical Educacion (INDER, Instituto Nacional de Educaciòn Fisica).

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