The BCO history

Geography Notes

(Hawaii, Johnston Atoll and Midway Islands are located for reference only, and are not a part of Oceania.)

Melanesia includes the independent countries of Fiji and Vanuatu, as well as the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

Micronesia islands are all part of the same volcanic zone, and include the Marshall Islands, the nations of Micronesia (FSM), Palau, Kiribati and Nauru. In addition, it includes Guam, Saipan, the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as Wake Island.

Polynesia contains numerous island groups, including all of French Polynesia and the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Society and Tuamoto islands. In addition, the Cook Islands, Easter Island, Niue, the Pitcairn Islands, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna

 

The basis of this plan was first discussed in detail during the 1989 Baseball Confederation of Oceania Congress. Since 1993 a fulltime Development Officer, Mr. Ray Brown has been engaged to promote the development of Baseball throughout the Region.

The participating BCO member nations in the development of this plan were:
American Samoa website American Samoa
Australiawebsite
Papua New Guinea
Guam
Palau
New Zealandwebsite
New Caledonia
Marshall Islands
Northern Marianas
FSM
Cook Islands
Solomon Islands
Fiji
Samoa

view the websites which will eventually contain the baseball action within each affiliate country.

The BCO history

The BCO first discussed in detail during the 1989 Baseball Confederation of Oceania Congress. Since 1993 a fulltime Development Officer, Mr. Ray Brown has been engaged to promote the development of Baseball throughout the Region.

BACKGROUND
The Baseball Confederation of Oceania was established in 1989, it currently has 15 member nations. Baseball arrived in most parts of Oceania as a result of USA influence; particularly following World War 11.

Baseball was a Gold Medal sport for the first time in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, with 8 teams competing.
Baseball was a Gold Medal sport at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Baseball was a Gold Medal sport at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Baseball was a Gold Medal sport at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Australia (The Oceania Champion) won Silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

 

Development Officer       Mr Ray Brown   raybrown48@hotmail 

 

Person responsible for Press office and communication:

Chet Gray | BCO Secretary General
 Baseball Confederation of Oceania

48 Partridge Way, Mooroolbark ,    Victoria 3138 Australia
t: +61 3 98186144  |  f: +61 3 97275959    |  Mob:  +61 (0) 416227253

E: chet.gray@optusnet.com.au   E: chet.gray@softball.org.au

 

 

Life Members:

Mr. Neville Pratt (Australia)

Mr. Ben Solaita + (American Samoa)

Mr. Dennis Zermeno   (Guam)

 

Development Activities in the region