10TH ANNUAL HAP WALTERS
MEMORIAL BASEBALL CHALLENGE
ONTARIO JULY 19, 20 & 21 - 2013
2012 CHAMPIONS: Mississauga SW
2012 RUNNERS-UP: Windsor A. A.
DIVISION - CLUB TEAMS ONLY, PLEASE
It is with great pride that the Central Ontario “AAA”
Major Baseball League announces its 10th annual Hap Walters Memorial Tournament for 2013. As
you’ll recall, last year was the third year that the tourney was played in the Mississauga area after having been a
successful event in St. Catharines for 6 years. With 5 divisions (each playing out of the same park) and
20 teams, the competition was incredibly high, and produced some fantastic baseball. The Mississauga SW
Twins defeated the Windsor Athletic Association in the finals. Of course, one of the
long-standing perks of the “Hap” is that it also provided a great warm-up for the Elimination Tourney in Windsor,
which is just two weeks later on the Senior “AAA” schedule.
Once again, we’re ‘planning’ on a 20-team event, being played out of 5 parks -
Milton’s pristine, new dual-park facility behind the Milton Sport’s Center, Connorvale
Park in Etobicoke, Oakville Park and Clarkson Park with Erindale’s Ninth Line
(two parks), serving as the back-up facilities. The new parks in Milton were designed
by the same builders of the Courtright and Chippewa parks in the Sarnia area and Connorvale in Etobicoke.
Both parks are identical with 325ft. down each line and 400 ft in CF. The COBA Major Senior
League held their playoffs there in 2012 and the OUA operated their kickoff league-play tournament there also last season.
All teams raved about the quality of the fields themselves. Dressing room facilities are being constructed
this season and should be up and ready for our Hap Walters Tourney and the present parking areas are to be extended this spring.
The important change this year is that
we will either go with 20 teams or 16 teams, depending on the number of entries. Efforts
to make the tournament work with 18 teams last season was challenging, to say the least. If a 20-team format, 5 Divisions playing a 4-team round-robin will be scheduled; and 16 teams will
reduce the Divisions to 4, with the same round-robin format. Quarter-finals (if necessary)
will be played Saturday night, and the Semi-Finals and Finals will take place in Milton on Sunday. That’s
a minimum of 3 games for non-playoff teams, and up to 5-6 games for the teams that advance to the finals! We
will forward details on the divisions, format, and schedule, once we secure all team entries. Please
get your entry forms and cheques in as soon as possible so your team doesn’t miss out.
and Applications are due by May 15, but cheques may be post-dated to May 31. Available openings will
be filled on a priority basis, with returning teams getting first shot. New teams will receive spots based on the date their
applications and cheques are received.
ENTRY FEE: $650.00 Please see submission information
on the next page.
PRIZE MONEY: 1ST - $1500.00 2ND
- $ 500.00 Losers of Semi-Final Games - $100.00
SCHEDULE: Each team must play one
game on Friday evening. Each team will play two games on Saturday, which will be back to back where possible.
Games will be played in Milton – 2 diamonds), Etobicoke (Connorvale Park). Clarkson (Clarkson Park) and Oakville (Oakville
Park) All parks are within 20 minutes of each other. Tournament headquarters will be at Milton.
Sunday 11:00 AM (Simultaneous) Final: Sunday 2:00 p.m.
UPDATES AND CHANGES: Divisions, schedules, and updates will be
posted on our website http://www.cobamajor.com/main.html as well as on the “Hap” Walters Tourney page at www.metrosbaseball.ca as soon as the tourney is full.
Tournament Convener: David Huctwith, Phone
(905) 891-6117 firstname.lastname@example.org
Operations: Greg Cranker, Phone (905) 822-8832
Tournament Contact Person: George Moore, Phone (905) 547-4618 email@example.com
Tournament Contact Person: Matt McCandless, Phone (905) 878-9515 firstname.lastname@example.org
Person: Tim Gasparotto, Phone (416) 500-1480 email@example.com
Tournament Treasurer: Michelle Wood, Phone
(905) 333-9501 firstname.lastname@example.org
If your team contact has
changed, please forward this notice to the new executive person; or failing that, let us
know who the new contact is and we will re-send the notice to him.
10TH ANNUAL HAP WALTERS MEMORIALBASEBALL CHALLENGE
JULY 19, 20 & 21 - 2013
TOURNAMENT APPLICATION FORM
PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE
TEAM O.B.A. NUMBER:
Please submit the Completed Application form above, and enclose your cheque for $650.00 (made payable to COBA
Senior Baseball League)to:
Central Ontario Major Baseball League
2651 Hollington Crescent
Mississauga ON L5K 1E8