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Annual Crosstown awards Night2018

Posted by Crosstown Slo-pitch League at Jul 26, 2018 4:17PM PDT

Coaches & players & friends …..

The 2018 Annual Crosstown Awards night will be held Sat August 18th at the Cedar Cottage Pub.. players may want to order dinner or just drinks from 6 – 8;30 pm and then awards will follow at 8:30 – 10:00 pm and many, many door prizes will be given out all evening … all team awards & trophies & player t-shirts to be presented at 9:00ish.. NHL hockey sweaters, a signed Sedins print, 2 or 3 Coors Light player ballbags & Molson’s travel bags, a Worth/Easton bat, a Wilson’s glove, Coors jackets, Canadians & Whitecaps sports tickets, coolers, SPN & Coors Light sweatshirts & ball caps, dry-shirts all to go as door prizes… email crosstownslpitch@shaw.ca or call 604 874 7158 to reserve if over 10 players per team attending. There is no cost for your entry but the purchase of $5 or $10 in Crosstown door prize tickets. No ticket – no winner… all prizes must go Sat night …
All Crosstown teams placing 1st in their division in league play (Rec B, C1, C2, D ) & Playoff winners (Rec B, C1, C2 & D) will receive trophies & individual player awards…
Finalists in the playoffs in each of the 4 divisions Rec B, C1 & C2 & D will receive individual awards.

All prizes, trophies & t-shirts not picked up this night by winning teams will be distributed to local charities or recycled.
Please let us know if NO members of your team are able to attend IF prizes involved!

Note that you can still attend & order from their regular menu or just have beverages with your friends & fellow players as well ..

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playoffs

Posted by Crosstown Slo-pitch League at Jul 11, 2018 7:26PM PDT

Coaches: full playoff schedule and 2018 Permit under Web > Home> Documents
1/ The Playoff schedule:
Rec B & C start Mon July 30th & Finals on Thurs Aug 9th & Monday Aug 13th … (unless rainouts then Tues Aug 14) Friday (Aug 10) only if needed for rainouts. No long weekend games Friday to Monday.
Rec D – on Friday, Aug 10th & Sunday Aug 12th at Strathcona Pk NW & C (10 – 7pm)

2/ Scores: please update your league game scores ASAP …check games on Teampages that are outstanding/ over 1 week old ….
4E/ SCORES: BOTH TEAMS SHOULD KEEP SCORE DURING THE GAME TO ENSURE CONCURRENCE WITH FINAL RESULT. HOME TEAM’S SCOREBOOK WILL BE VERIFIED FIRST IF SCORE DISCREPANCY. WINNING TEAM (INCLUDING DEFAULTS) TO REGISTER THE SCORE ONLINE WITH TEAMPAGES WITHIN 24 HOURS FROM THE SCHEDULED GAME DAY. HOME TEAM TO ENTER SCORE IF A TIED GAME OR A CANCELLED GAME … IF NOT, SCOREKEEPER WILL RECORD A DOUBLE SEVEN SCORE (7-7).

3/ The 2018 Annual Crosstown Awards night will be held Sat Aug 18th at the Cedar Cottage Pub.. All Crosstown teams placing 1st in their division in league play (Rec B, C1, C2, D ) & playoff winners (Rec B, C1,C2 & D) will receive trophies & individual player awards… playoff finalists will receive individual awards as well …. 2 or 3 Coors Light player ballbags, signed NHL memorabilia, Molson’s travel bags, an Easton bat, Wilson’s glove, jackets, Canadians, BC Lions & Whitecaps sports tickets, coolers, SPN & Coors Light sweatshirts/ hoodies & caps, dry-shirts all to go as door prizes…
4/ The 10th Annual Crosstown Golf Tournament is cancelled for 2018.

*Coaches: Once again we are having our Annual Crosstown Recreational Tournament on the June 15-17th weekend at Gordon Park. It is a coed (6 & 4) fun tournament with prizes to the Champions & Finalists, Consolation winner & Most Fun Team… many MVP individual prizes ..rare to find a recreational in-town softball tournament & 5 game minimum .. * “every team entering gets better”

  • Tournament: the 2018 Crosstown Annual Ron Cooke Memorial Tournament will be on the June 15-17th weekend at Gordon Park (Victoria & 49th Ave)
    • 5 games guaranteed; one game on Friday night, 2 on Saturday and at least 2 on Sunday. (Friday can be optional .. but means Saturday starts early – 10ish & 3 games)
    • all Crosstown rules, 6 & 4, any Crosstown players from any division may play on teams – just let Mike know as SPN needs to adjust their team files for that weekend for insurance purposes
    • all games SPN umpired, cor .44 optic yellow Worth balls,
    • Molson’s/SPN prizes – Champions & Finalists, Consolation Champs & Most Fun team – and only our league teams are first invited; this keeps it very recreational & anyone can win!
    • 6 – 8 MVP male & female prizes, player ballbags, sweatshirts, hoodies, caps, travel bags, dry shirts, t-shirts
    • Tournament fee is $350 per team, same as last 7 years
    • Individual Molson’s prizes for Champions, Finalists & Consolation winners & for Most Fun team. . rain or shine .. a lotta fun. . washrooms,
    • Teams pencilled in – Diamond Dancers, Life Savers, Pilots, the Big Dirty, Pitch Slap, Vancity Pitches, Angry Pirates, Nightcaps?

Please let is know asap…
The Crosstown Slo-Pitch League
Email: Crosstownslopitch@shaw.ca
Web: www.crosstownslopitch.ca

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Crosstown Tournament

Posted by Crosstown Slo-pitch League at May 28, 2017 11:42AM PDT

Coaches: Once again we are having our Annual Crosstown Recreational Tournament on the June 16-18th weekend at Gordon Park. It is a coed (6 & 4) fun tournament with prizes to the Champions & Finalists, Consolation winner & Most Fun Team… many MVP individual prizes ..rare to find a recreational in-town softball tournament … “every team entering gets better”
Tournament: the 2017 Crosstown Annual Ron Cooke Memorial Tournament will be on the June 16-18th weekend at Gordon Park (Victoria & 49th Ave)
• 5 games guaranteed; one game on Friday night, 2 on Saturday and at least 2 on Sunday. (Friday can be optional) .. but means Saturday starts early & 3 games
• all Crosstown rules, 6 & 4, any Crosstown players from any division may play on teams – just let Mike know as SPN needs to adjust their team files for that weekend for insurance purposes
• all games SPN umpired, cor .44 optic yellow Worth balls,
• Molson’s/SPN prizes – Champions & Finalists, Consolation Champs & Most Fun team – and only our league teams are first invited; this keeps it very recreational & anyone can win!
• 6 – 8 MVP male & female prizes, player ballbags, sweatshirts, hoodies, caps, travel bags, dry shirts, t-shirts
• Tournament fee is $350 per team, same as last 6 years
• Individual Molson’s prizes for Champions, Finalists & Consolation winners & for Most Fun team. . rain or shine .. a lotta fun. . washrooms,
• Teams in – Diamond Dancers, Life Savers, Pilots, the Big Dirty, Baseslide Tigers, Southvan Sluggers, Sick Bunts, Pitch Slap, Angry Pirates, Nightcaps

Please let is know asap…
The Crosstown Slo-Pitch League
Email: Crosstownslopitch@shaw.ca
Web: www.crosstownslopitch.ca
Phone: 604 874 -7158

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The Crosstown player's clinic

Posted by Crosstown Slo-pitch League at May 8, 2017 4:43PM PDT

To all Crosstown players…
What & when: The Crosstown annual free clinic – Sat May 13th
Who: is for all players & coaches & is compulsory for all new teams & esp Rec C2 & D2 teams – at least 1 rep (player).
Where: Gordon Park, 49th Ave & 2 blks west of Victoria (@ David Thompson SS) , NE diamond … 12:00 sharp – 1:30 pm .. umbrellas if raining.. shall only cancel if heavy rain or lightning!
Why .. This is a free practical clinic for all levels & no gloves or equipment needed. A certified umpire will operate the clinic & players should feel comfortable afterwards about softball rules, play & expectations …. .
Players & coaches will learn:
• What umpires (VSUA) are looking for & their rulings
• The Crosstown & SPN softball playing rules: field dimensions, league rules, playing rules – infield fly, blood rule, subbing – AP rule, foul balls, encroachment etc
• What & where players should be – defensively & offensively; batting & fielding strategies, 1st base info, pitching
• What coaches need to know re: equipment – setting up, rules, insurance, alcohol, playing/lineup strategy, bats, balls, gloves, lineup/scorebooks
• Tweeking the online SPN registration & Crosstown web page – TeamPages – for online scores (mostly for coaches), schedules etc
This clinic should last about 1- 1 1/2 hours & also be a chance for coaches to pickup permits, contact sheets, etc
Apres- clinic – off to The Eastside Crafthouse (old EWALK Pub) for socializing & beverages
Thanks & all welcome
Crosstown Slo-Pitch League
Email: Crosstownslopitch@shaw.ca
http://www.crosstownslopitch.ca/