by Confederation of European Baseball (CEB)
The CEB Congress 2008 in Malta was a very well organized conference.
Unfortunately some of the Delegates had to stay in another hotel due to over bookings, which was announced to the federation only three days in advance and caused a lot of trouble. But the organizing federation of Malta did a great job in dealing with this problem.
The hotel facilities and meeting rooms were judged very satisfactorily by the delegates and this year’s workshops (7 in total) got almost only positive feedback.
During the Congress the Presidential Report, Technical Commission Report, Development Commission Report and the Financial Report for 2007 were approved, just as the Budget for 2008.
San Marino was chosen to host the 2009 Congress during the third week of March 2009.
In summary this Congress was a great success. Many thanks to the Maltese Baseball Association for all their preparations and arrangements!
Awards were presented to representatives of the twelve 2007 CEB Tournament Champions:
European Cup A: Corendon Kinheim, Netherlands
European Cup Qualifier I: Balashika, Russia
European Cup Qualifier II: Royal Greys, Belgium
Cupwinners Cup A: Door Neptunus, Netherlands
Qualifier Cupwinners Cup: North Stars, Russia
CEB Cup A: FC Barcelona, Spain
CEB Cup Qualifier: MGPU-SYOS, Russia
European Championship Seniors: Netherlands
European Championship Juniors 18 & Under: Italy
European Championship Cadets: Czech Republic
Qualifier European Championship Cadets: Italy
European Championship Juveniles: Czech Republic
For the first time in CEB history individual awards were presented to:
Administrator of the year 2007: Waldemar Szymanski
Scorer of the year 2007: Anna-Maria Paini
Umpire of the year 2007: Fred van Groningen-Schinkel
Coach of the year 2007: Robert Eenhoorn
Visit the CEB website for information’s about the held workshops: www.baseballeurope.com