2017 Ron Boutang Umpire Scholarship
Updated: June 3, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Ron Boutang Umpire Scholarship.
Umpire School is a tremendous opportunity to learn more about umpiring, the game of baseball, and yourself. If you have a desire to improve and take your game to the next level, or want to pursue a job in Professional Baseball, the Ron Boutang Umpire Scholarship can help you reach your goals.
For more information, or to submit an application contact Steve Boutang by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Championship Tournaments
Updated: May 30, 2017
Applications to participate in BCBUA assigned tournaments and championships for 2017 are now being accepted.
It will be another busy year with 25+ tournaments being staffed by the BCBUA, including several Western Championship tournaments in Kamloops in August.
The latest list of 2017 Championship Tournaments that BCBUA is assigning can be found here: 2017 Expression of Interest.
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 strongly preferred for Westerns. 2017 exam deadline is May 31.
To aid in the planning process, applications should be in by June 15, 2017. 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.
Updated: May 21, 2017
The BCBUA Annual awards for 2016 were handed out at our National Clinic in April. See our Awards page for the awards list and photos.
Umpire Academy 2017
Updated: May 21, 2017
This year's Umpire Academy was held April 6-9 in Kamloops. Ten of our up and coming young members were selected to receive advanced training in a live tournament environment. Thanks to all of the staff and students who participated!
Hudlin and Carter to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Updated: February 3, 2017
Legendary umpire and BCBUA founding president Doug Hudlin and long-time Baseball Canada president Ray Carter will be part of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2017 inductee class. The ceremony will take place on June 24 in St. Marys, Ont.
Read all about it here:
Updated: February 2, 2017
44 umpires and 11 instructors from all over the province took part in this year's Superclinic last weekend in Surrey. Advanced plate and base mechanics, rules sessions, and large amounts of cage time for plate work were taught over the two day course.
Thanks to all who participated! Feedback was that this was one of the best Superclinics yet!
The BCBUA tries to hold and Advanced Clinic every year somewhere in the province with every other year being a Superclinic in the Lower Mainland. Open to any member wanting to improve their umpiring skills, these clinics are geared towards more experienced umpires working towards their Level 3 qualifications.
2017 Registration Is Open
Updated: January 11, 2017
IF RENEWING A PREVIOUS MEMBERSHIP (2014 - 2016):
Sign in using your member login.
Review your information and register for 2017.
Select a clinic you want to attend and register for it.
FOR NEW MEMBERS:
Click on registration
Click on clinic pre-registration
Follow the instructions shown.
Click on the clinic you may want to attend.
You will register first for 2017 membership and then the clinic.
IF YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR PASSWORD OR MEMBER NUMBER:
Click on the word (forgot?) behind the password.
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
Attention: System Administrator 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.
Area 2 - North Island now includes Nanaimo
Updated: December 17, 2016
The BCBUA Board of Directors completed a vote on November 26, 2016 to move the city of Nanaimo from Area 1 into Area 2 - North Island. This move will help balance out the membership area of the island. The southern boundary of Area 2 is now set at the Nanaimo city limits.
Nanaimo umpires please keep this in mind when renewing your membership for 2017.
Brad Jones has stepped up to be the Area 2 - North Island Director. Welcome aboard, Brad!
2016 Executive Elections
Updated: October 29, 2016
Here are the results of the Executive Elections from the 2016 AGM.
Vice President – Rhonda Pauls - ACCLAIMED
Treasurer – Rick Antoniak - ACCLAIMED (1 Year)
Secretary – Phil Bourgeois - ACCLAIMED
Area 4 Director - Michael Yamaguchi - ACCLAIMED
Area 5 Director - Brad Woof - ACCLAIMED (1 year)
Area 6 Director - Mark Wright - ACCLAIMED
Area 8 Director - Bill MacMillan - ACCLAIMED
The Area 2 Director (Vancouver Island North) remains vacant. If you live in this area and are interested in helping the association, email Sean Sullivan at President@bcbua.ca
Congratulations to the new and returning board members.