2019 BCBUA Annual General Meeting

Updated: October 28, 2019

The 2019 BCBUA AGM was held in Richmond on Saturday October 26.  Thanks to all of those who attended.

The following positions were filled in the elections.  Welcome to the new board members!

President - Rhonda Pauls

Vice President – Scott Eckardt

Treasurer – Jared Roberts

Past President – Sean Sullivan

Area 1 – Vancouver Island – South – Jonathan Hollett

Area 3 – Lower Mainland – East – Gary Webber

Area 5 – Lower Mainland – South – John Pentland

Area 6 – Thompson – VACANT

Area 7 – Okanagan – South – Kevin Burk

Area 9 – Northern BC – Kyle Anderson

A full BCBUA Executive listing can be found here.


2019 BCBUA Awards Winners

Updated: October 28, 2019

2019 BCBUA award winners were announced at the AGM on October 26.  Congratulations to everyone! Click here to see the winners.


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

Mike Davis

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.
The latest list of 2019 Championship Tournaments that BCBUA is assigning can be found here: 2019 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 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!


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