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The GBMSL is a co-operation of approx. 11 communities in the Georgian Bay area. Each community has a representative that sits on the GBMSL and the league executive is elected from those individuals.
Our season begins on the May long weekend and runs until Mid August to September depending on the teams involved. Our registrations generally begin in each community by March.
We are a mixed league starting at age 6 and running to age 19, playing competitive fastball amongst the other participating communities of the GBMSL
Please contact the community rep from their home page above to inquire as to available places on teams!
Victoria Harbour- Still room in Blastball (4-5 year olds) - Room for 1 Squirt- All of our other teams are FULL
Toanche- Mite & Bantam are full, Limited Spots in Squirt & Peewee, Tyke & Midget have some room yet!
Coldwater- All teams are full
Port McNicoll- Room for 3 Tykes, 3 Mites, 3 Peewee & Lots of Bantams
Vasey- Room for 3 Mites & 5 Squirts & some Tykes
Lafontaine- Room in all divisions
Wyevale- Room for 4-5 Tballers, Room in Tyke, all other divisions are full
Minesing- Room in Blastball & Tyke, A few spots in Mite, Squirt & Peewee- Bantam & Midget are Full
Elmvale- Room in Squirt, Peewee & Midget (looking for a pitcher at the Midget level)
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JUNIOR UMPIRE CLINIC 2014
All participants MUST register in advance and by April 13th (cutoff Sunday evening) There will be no new registrants allowed the day of the clinic (no walk-ins)
GBMSL will be hosting a clinic for all youth interested in getting their 2014 certification.
Date: Saturday April 26th at the Coldwater Arena
Registration fee must be paid at the door unless your community is paying (a cheque from the community is required the same day if that is the case)
The registration for the Junior clinic is now closed! If you have registered and are looking for more information on that day please click the "Clinic Information" link below!
April 21st (Monday)- GBMSL Team Registration night will be held at Waverley Church- 17017 County Road 27 in Waverley. You will be required to bring registration funds,Bond Cheque, coach names & contact info and diamond information as to availability. If you do not register your teams on this night your community will not be participating in the GBMSL this season. Scheduling will start the day following the meeting!
A Level 1 exam session will be held on April 19th in Victoria Harbour (at the Community room beside the Library)- This is free and open to all Level 1's (new & old) to work through the exam as a group and get it done! It runs from 10 a.m. to approx. noon- GBMSL will provide a pizza lunch! Yes we are aware this is Easter weekend but it was the only available time slot in a very busy time of the time! It's only for a couple of hours and will be quite beneficial for any Level 1 umpires who choose to attend.
Tournament dates for 2014- so you can plan ahead!
Please note that all tournaments use Sunday as the rain date. We have gone to Sundays quite often in the past due to weather so you need to plan for it as well at this point.
Midget- June 6/7- Victoria Harbour
All Star Games- June 13/14- Wyevale
Peewee- June 20/21- Victoria Harbour
Mite- July 4/5- Toanche/Lafontaine
Squirt- July 11/12- Wyevale/Perkinsfield
Bantam- July 18/19- Port McNicoll
Tyke Year End Playoff- July 25/26- Vasey/Lafontaine
Mite Year End Playoff- August 8/9- Minesing
President- Roy Patenaude
Vice President- Carl Luoma
Secretary- Michele Clark
Treasurer- Felix Ladouceur
Scheduler- Keith Chapman
Statistician- Sandra Chapman
Umpire in Chief- Rene Robitaille
Junior Umpire Development- Keith Chapman and Michele Clark
Directors- Christine Patenaude, Ed Moriarty, Kelly Findlay, Ken Wallace & Kevin Wagner
Past President- Barb Maw
Deputy UIC's- Keith Chapman, Felix Ladouceur & Tony Dickson
Select Representative for GBMSL at the OSSTA- Keith Chapman & Sandra Chapman
GBMSL Liason's for 2014 will be- Tyke-Keith Chapman, Mite & Squirt- Ken Wallace, Peewee to Midget- Carl Luoma, If you have questions related "to the game rules, etc." then please feel free to contact the league reps. If you have complaints about something then you must go through your community representative for GBMSL. Junior Umpires with issues can contact Keith Chapman or Michele Clark and they will try to assist
Rule Changes for 2014-
Tyke & Mite will not change with the exception of a rain/weather rule. Two innings in Tyke & 3 innings in Mite will constitute a game if weather forces the game to an end. If that point is not reached then a new game must be played.
Squirt to Midget will have a 7 run limit for the first 4 innings with the 5th inning and onward being open. Mercy rule of 15 runs after 5 (or 4 1/2 if home team is winning) will apply as well
A new code of conduct/discipline will hopefully be introduced by the start of this season. Our hope is this code will make those causing problems at games (fans, coaches or players) and they will be dealt with accordingly.
A new Select Program format/rules is to be introduced for 2014-this program will look at all aspects of select from organization, teams, coaching, etc with requirements for each set out by the league.
Medals/recognition for Season Champions- In addition to the presentation of the season trophy the league will introduce a recogniton item as well for each player starting in 2014
Info- firstname.lastname@example.org and it will forwarded to the coach/manager of the team you are inquiring about!
The Rattler Teams- Past & Present- all information on GBMSL Rattler teams here! Including Tryout, Practice & Tournament information
What is a RATTLER? - logos & definition of rattler
Tournament Details, Umpire Assignments will be updated as the tournaments approach, generally at least one week in advance. Results will follow tournament based on information conveyed to the league through coaches & photos taken- Please send us your photos (640X480 res.) and we'll try and add them to the site. We especially are looking for photos of teams from each community. Email them to email@example.com
NOTE: IMPORTANT- In the past we have had several rain games in all divisions played on the Sunday- not being able to field a team because parents didn't plan on being available for the Sunday will not be considered a valid argument and it will result in a team forfeit from the tournament. Please make sure that you don't ignore the Sunday date as if cancellations due to weather occur then games will be played on the Sunday if necessary!
Dates for 2013
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2013 info will be updated to this section once formats are sorted out, often not until a week before the tournament as game results up to that point are used for seeding
|MIDGET||June 7th & 8th (Rain Date 9th)||Victoria Harbour|
|"All Star" Games||June 14th & 15th (Rain Date 16th)||Elmvale||All Star Players Skills competition 1st to 4th|
|PEEWEE||June 21st & 22nd (Rain Date 23rd)||
|MITE||July 5th & 6th (Rain Date 7th)||Toanche with overflow to Lafontaine|
|SQUIRT||July 12th & 13th (Rain Date 14th)||Wyevale & Perkinsfield|
|BANTAM||July 19th & 20th (Rain Date 21st)||Port McNicoll|
|TYKE Championships||July 26th & 27th (Rain Date 28th)||Vasey and Lafontaine|
|MITE Championships||August 9th & 10th (Rain Date 11th)||Minesing|
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