2017 Executive Elections

Updated: August 3, 2017

August 1, 2017
Notice to all BCBUA members from Phil Bourgeois, Secretary:
In accordance with our bylaws, nominations for the position of President (2 year term) and Treasurer (2 year term) are now open. The appointed Returning Officer is Phil Bourgeois, Secretary.
Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Returning Officer either electronically or in written form by midnight September 1, 2017. 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 Phil Bourgeois at secretary@bcbua.ca.
Or mail to the Secretary, BCBUA, 115 - 5885 Irmin St. Burnaby, BC V5J 0C2

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.
Applications are due by September 1, 2017 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

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.


2016 Awards

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

Umpire Academy 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:




Superclinic 2017

Updated: February 2, 2017

Superclinic 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

Go to membership website (click here)
Sign in using your member login.
Review your information and register for 2017.
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 2017 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 secretary@bcbua.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.

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. 


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