Hey Blue! Online - Fall 2019
Updated: October 8, 2019
The latest version of Hey Blue! is now available at:
Hey Blue! - Fall 2019
Thanks to editor Steve Boutang for putting another issue together. Past issues of Hey Blue! can also be found here
2019 Annual General Meeting
Updated: September 27, 2019
The Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Baseball Umpires Association will be held at:
- Sandman Signature Vancouver Hotel
- 10251 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC V6X 2M9
- Saturday October 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Please click here: Notice of AGM 2019.pdf for details, including special resolutions that will be considered.
2019 Executive Elections
Updated: September 2, 2019
September 2, 2019
Notice to all BCBUA members from Les Maerov, Secretary:
In accordance with our bylaws, nominations for the position of President (2 year term) and Treasurer (2 year term) are now closed. The appointed Returning Officer is Les Maerov, Secretary.
Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Returning Officer either electronically or in written form by midnight September 1, 2019. If only one nomination is submitted, the nominee will be declared elected.
Full text of the bylaws can be found under About Us on our website.
Current to September 2, 2019:
President – incumbent declined to stand
Treasurer – incumbent declined to stand
President - Rhonda Pauls elected
Treasurer - Jared Roberts elected
Updated: June 17, 2019
It’s with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mike Davis. Mike was a level three umpire out of Richmond and will be dearly missed by our members.
Mike’s Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 21, 2019 at 3:00pm at The Richmond Funeral Home located at 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond BC V6X 1K1.
In lieu of flowers if people feel they need to make a tribute please donate to Crohn's and Colitis Canada, an umbrella organization for research, support and education on inflammatory bowel disease.
2019 Championship Tournaments
Updated: May 25, 2019
Applications to participate in BCBUA assigned tournaments and championships for 2019 are now being accepted.
BCBUA is currently responsible for staffing 19 tournaments this year, including two in Victoria, two in the Interior, and 14 in the Lower Mainland.
Check back to this link for updates to this document as the season progresses.
Level 2 or higher is required to be considered for most tournaments, Level 3 is preferred for AAA.
To aid in the planning process, applications should be in by June 15, 2019. Members are encouraged to still apply after this date as some tournaments will still have slots to be filled.
If you are interested in working any of these tournaments, please send your name, contact information, along with which tournament(s) you would consider to: ProvincialsChair@bcbua.ca
NOTE: Please include current work experience (levels worked this year) in your application, specifically including experience at the actual level applied for.
Thanks for your consideration. Staffing decisions for these tournaments should be made by early July and Tournament Supervisors will contact the umpires selected.
Baseball Canada Update
Updated: May 15, 2019
The Baseball Canada Umpire's Committee Spring Update can be viewed here:
Umpire's Committee Update - Spring 2019
BCBUA Roadmap to Excellence
Updated: January 26, 2019
The BCBUA Roadmap to Excellence document describes the 5 levels of umpiring in the province and the steps required to attain each one.
Click here to download your copy.
Tripp Gibson Attending Super Clinic
Updated: January 26, 2019
Major League umpire Tripp Gibson will be returning to BC and attending Super Clinic on Saturday, February 2nd to help out in the cages and give some general instruction. Tripp is a great guy and it's a lot of fun listening to him teach. Don't miss his session!
Tripp has been a full time MLB umpire since 2015 and worked his first MLB Postseason game in 2017. You can read more about Tripp's bio here.
Spaces are limited to 45 so get your registration in for Super Clinic ASAP!
2019 Registration is Now Open
Updated: January 26, 2019
IF RENEWING A PREVIOUS MEMBERSHIP:
Sign in using your member login.
Review your information and register for 2019.
Select a clinic you want to attend and register for it.
FOR NEW MEMBERS:
If you wish to pre-register for a clinic, click on the link at the top.
Follow the instructions shown.
Click on the clinic you may want to attend.
You will register first for 2019 membership and then the clinic.
IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PASSWORD OR MEMBER NUMBER:
Click on the word (forgot?) behind the password, or click here
Enter the email used when registered.
Click on retrieve password.
The member number and password will be sent to the email address entered provided a match is found in the database.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THAT EMAIL OR IT IS INCORRECTLY ENTERED:
Send an email to email@example.com
identifying the member – first and last names, the birth date and location (city, etc.) requesting an update to the email address.
The number and password will be sent to that email.
Super Clinic 2019
Updated: January 3, 2019
Location: Eugene Reimer Middle School
3433 Firhill Drive
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6X6
Date: February 2-3, 2019
Cost: $125 (does not include BCBCUA Membership fee of $50)
Lunch and snacks will be provided for both days
* REGISTRATION DEADLINE will be FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th
Our instructors will be leading students through cage work, gym and field drills designed for 2-person mechanics, rules sessions, game management, and mentorship principles as our main focus for the clinic.
We will send out more information once you have registered.
To register, email our Secretray, Les Maerov at SuperClinic@bcbua.ca