2016 Executive Elections

Updated: August 23, 2016

August 1, 2016
Notice to all BCBUA members from George Smith, Secretary:
In accordance with our bylaws, nominations for the position of Vice President (2 year term) and Secretary (2 year term) are now open.  The position of Treasurer is also open to fill a vacancy.  This will be a 1 year term.  The appointed Returning Officer is Sean Sullivan, President.
Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Returning Officer either electronically or in written form by midnight September 1, 2016. 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.
Submit nominations to Sean Sullivan at bcbigbluesecretary@yahoo.ca.
Or mail to the Secretary, BCBUA, 10451 Ainsworth Cres., Richmond, BC V7A3V5
Current to August 23, 2016:
Vice President – Rhonda Pauls, incumbent will stand
Treasurer – Rick Antoniak
Secretary – George Smith, incumbent will stand
Secretary – Phil Bourgeois


2016 Ron Boutang Umpire Scholarship

Updated: August 1, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 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.
Applications are due by September 15, 2016 and can be found here: Ron Boutang Umpire Scholarship Application
For more information, or to submit an application contact Steve Boutang by email: sboutang@shaw.ca

Baseball Canada Umpire of the Week

Updated: June 10, 2016


Andrew Haller

Congratulations to Burnaby’s Andrew Haller as BC’s nomination for the Baseball Canada Umpire of the Week.

His profile is available at the link below.  Congrats Andrew and keep up the good work!




President's Mid-season Update

Updated: June 8, 2016

Click here to view Sean Sullivan's mid-season update message.


2016 Provincial Championship Tournaments

Updated: May 28, 2016

Applications to participate in BCBUA assigned tournaments and championships for 2016 are now being accepted.

The championship tournament season is busy this year and we need your help with the 18+ tournaments we are staffing.  It is especially busy in the Interior and on the Island this year, and as always the August long weekend requires a lot of umpires.

The 2016 BC Summer Games are being held in Abbotsford.  It is an exciting event to be part of.  It should be noted that participation in this event is voluntary; no game fees can be paid.

The list of tournaments can be found here: 2016 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.  2016 exam deadline is May 31.

To aid in the planning process, applications should be in by June 15, 2016Members 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: bcbua@shaw.ca, Attention: Provincial Chair.

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.


2016 Registration is now Open

Updated: January 5, 2016


  • Go to membership website (click here)
  • Sign in using your member login.
  • Review your information and register for 2016.
  • Select a clinic you want to attend and register for it.


  • Go to membership website (click here)
  • 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 2016 membership and then the clinic.


  • 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.


  •  Send an email to bcbua@shaw.ca  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.


Allan Wins 2015 Dick Willis Award!

Updated: November 9, 2015

At the conclusion of the 2015 Baseball Canada Fall Convention, Rob Allan was awarded the Dick Willis Memorial Award for Umpire of the Year.

From the Baseball Canada website:

Rob had a busy summer in 2015 as he worked the Pan Am Games, including the plate assignment when Canada took on Cuba, and also was supervisor at the 13U National Championship. An active umpire both on the provincial and local scene, Rob is currently an assistant provincial supervisor in BC and chairs the BC Baseball Umpires Association education committee. 

Congratulations Rob, well deserved!

Rob Allan accepts the 2015 Dick Willis Award


BCBUA Hall of Fame Inductee - Ossie Chavarria

Updated: September 15, 2015

Congratulations to Ossie Chavarria on being inducted into the BCBUA Hall of Fame.

2015 BCBUA Hall of Fame Inductee - Ossie Chavarria, presentation by Don Hass



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