Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog

A blog dedicated to news about the Greater Ottawa Fastball League and other happenings in the world of fastball / fastpitch softball in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, with occasional stories featuring Mrs Fitzroy Fastball, Fitzroy Fastball Junior and the Caveman. If you have info to send on, send me an email at fastball[at]fitzroyharbour.com. Follow @fitzroyfastball on Twitter.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

FĂ©licitations Mathieu Roy

Congratulations to Mathieu Roy for his recognition by Sport Quebec.  (Original French version here.)

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

St. Thomas league folds, Alvinston moves to South Middlesex League

Sarnia Observer article on some changes in fastball leagues in southwestern Ontario:
http://www.theobserver.ca/2016/04/27/alvinston-losing-five-key-players-after-league-abruptly-folded

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Tournament in St-Gervais / Ste-Claire

From Luc Thibault

Tournament possibly to be held in St-Gervais / Ste-Claire, Quebec on July 15-17.
Entry Fee: $500
Minimum three games, round robin format.
Total prize money $3000
The Tournament will compensate each team $300 towards hotel expenses.
Contact Luc on Facebook or call 418-998-3147 to indicate your interest.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

GOFL season to begin May 10

The Greater Ottawa Fastball League season will begin on Tuesday May 10 and goes until the end of July. 

Each of the seven league teams will play nine at home and nine on the road. This year's teams are:

West Carleton Electric - home games at the community centre in Fitzroy Harbour, ON
Quyon Flyers - home games at the fairgrounds in Quyon, QC
I4C Victory - home games at the arena in Manotick, ON
Kars Aces - home games at the arena in Manotick, ON
Stittsville 56ers - home games at Alexander Grove in Stittsville, ON
Micksburg Twins - home games in Micksburg, ON
Ottawa Valley As -  most home games at the fairgrounds in Carp, ON and one home game at McNab Centre Park

After the 63 game regular season, the playoffs will begin. This year's format will see the first place team get a bye, with three best-of-five series (2nd vs 7th, 3rd vs 6th, 4th vs 5th). The four winners will advance to a double knockout style round played out over a week with the plan to finish up with the final (and if necessary game) on the weekend of September 10 / 12.

Follow this blog for updates all year and visit the website at GOFL.ca.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

ISC Canada East Qualifier information


from Blair Setford

The May 15 deadline to enter the 2016 ISC Canada East Qualifier in Innerkip is fast approaching. The tournament is scheduled for June 17-19, 2016 and will include an U21 division as well as the men's division.

We remind teams that their invite berths are conditional on their playing in the June qualifier and at other ISC-affiliated events in both June and July 2016.

The winning team will get a paid entry fee plus travel money for 2016 ISC World Tournament, which is being held in Moline, Illinois August 13-20.

Entry fee for the double knockout tournament, which will have a single championship game, is $450. Our preferred payment method for entry fees is via Interac email money transfer to blairjs@gmail.com. Interac E-Transfer is a fast, secure and convenient way to transfer funds and is available through virtually every Canadian financial institution for the same cost as a postage stamp.

We encourage teams to book at one of the two Choice Hotels properties in Woodstock through the choicehotels.com website using the ISC promo code 00228500. Note that this must be done through the website. Calling the hotel directly and quoting the code will not provide the discount.

Tournament details are as follows

June 17-19, 2016
ISC Canada East June Qualifier
Location: Innerkip, Ontario
Berths:  teams are required to play as a condition of their invite berth; winner receives a paid entry fee to ISC WT + travel money
Format:  Double knockout with Single Championship game
Entry Fee: $450
Deadline: May 15, 2016
UIC: Bruce Bierman

Please contact any of the following for more information. We look forward to seeing everyone in Innerkip 

Blair Setford: blairjs@gmail.com

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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League 2016 season

from T-Mac

With the 2016 Season mere weeks away the Glen Cairn Men's Fastball League is happy to announce team expansion for 2016 season. The league will be adding two teams bringing the total back to nine teams for this upcoming season.

We would like to welcome the Kars Aces Midget team and a new team made up of a mix of players from the Trend Arlington and Blackburn Fastball leagues (Team name to be announced).

Season is scheduled to start in the first week of May, depending on weather!

NOTE: We are also looking for 2 rec teams (league rosters not all star teams) to join our mid season tournament June 10-12. Contact Tony Macdonald at macton17@hotmail.com or Rob Soublier at robsoublier@hotmail.com for more information.

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