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GEORGIAN BASEBALL & SOFTBALL NATIONAL FEDERATION

Apt. 26, 11 Chavchavadze Ave., 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

info@baseball.ge (Office)

bs.geo@wbsc.org (WBSC Official e-mail of the NF)

+995 577151155 (Office)

+995 577208533 (Office)

+995 322399793


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Founded 1987

History

Baseball and softball burst onto the Georgian scene in 1987. A group from  the Atlanta,Georgia YMCA came to Tbilisi to open a YMCA and brought a former MLB player and donated equipment with them. Interest rose quickly and steadily and within 2 years, there were 100 boys  and girls  playing.
Both the boys baseball and girls softball teams travelled internationally and performed well in tournaments, with  the boys  team reaching winning the regional European - put in details of best  boys  and best  girls stories. 2005 - Champion - EMEA Senior - Little League Baseball; Age- 14-16; Males,  Poland; 2005 - Little League  Baseball (Senior League, World Series); Age- 14-16; Males, Maine, USA, Participation in USA World Series  as a Champion of EMEA Senior - Little League Baseball; 2007 - Champion; EMEA Senior- Little League Baseball; Age -16-18; Males, Poland; 2007 - Little League  Baseball (Senior League World Series); Age -16-18. Males; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Participation in USA World Series as a Champion of EMEA Senior - Little League Baseball; 2008 - Winners of Kiev  International Tournament in Softball, Age 14-16, Females; 2009 - Champion. Tuscany International Baseball Tournament, Italy. Winner of "Mona Lisa  Cup". Age 21, Male; Named in World Regional Top-10 Best Clubs. Unfortunately, Due to the events of 2008 government support for the sports slowed and completely seized soon after baseball and softball were voted out of the Olympics in 2008. From  2016 the Government resumes its support to Baseball & Softball. Georgia National Team, as well as various clubs, participated in the tournaments organized by Confederation of European Baseball (CEB). In 2018 Georgian National Team will start its qualification process in Qualifier European Championship C-pool. After  several years of delays the country resumed organizing children tournaments and championships. The biggest challenge is lack of baseball ground meeting pure baseball standards that would allow full-scale training and holding of official matches. In this respect National Federation requires international support.

GOVERNANCE

GIORGI DATUNASHVILI

PRESIDENT

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SOPHIO KHIDASHELI

SECRETARY GENERAL

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Ben Graubard

VICE PRESIDENT

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Levan Charelishvili

VICE PRESIDENT

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Otar Tavkhelishvil

VICE PRESIDENT

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DAVIT KHRIKADZE

MEMBER AT LARGE

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Andrew Thornhill

MEMBER AT LARGE

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LEVAN GOBEJISHVILI

MEMBER AT LARGE

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Mery Bitsadze

MEMBER AT LARGE

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Revaz Shavladze

MEMBER AT LARGE

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GELA CHIKHRADZE

MEMBER AT LARGE

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NUGZAR RUKHADZE

OTHERS

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