Notice of Baseball Queensland AGM

Notice of Baseball Queensland AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Baseball Queensland will be held on Thursday 3 December 2020 from 7:00pm at Sports House, 150 Caxton St, Milton QLD. A Zoom session invitation will be extended to those Member Delegates from remote centres. Zoom Session details will be circulated to Delegates directly.

AGENDA
a) record of attendance, confirmation of Proxies; and
b) confirmation of minutes from previous AGM; and
c) the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer’s report for the preceding financial year; and
d) the financial report of Baseball Queensland for the preceding financial year; and
e) the auditor’s report upon the books and accounts for the preceding financial year; and
f) the election of Baseball Queensland’s Commissioner; and
g) the election of two members of the Board of Management; and
h) the appointment of an auditor for the following year; and
i) general business as required.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Baseball Queensland hereby calls for nominations for candidates for election to the Board of Directors for Baseball Queensland. Nominations are to be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer gareth@baseballqld.asn.au by no later than COB 5 November 2020. Please note that nominations need to be submitted on Form A – Page 18 of the BQ Constitution.
Candidates are also asked to review the Information available from the link below and complete the Skills Matrix and Profile available from the link below.
https://www.baseballqueensland.com.au/information-and-forms-for-bq-director-candidates/

Please submit the Skills Matrix/Profile with each nomination as this will assist the Members to understand the skills and experience each Candidate has to offer.
By order of the Board of Management

Please also find attached information for potential Director Candidates as attached. These resources are also available from this link on the BQ website:

Gareth Jones
Interim Chief Executive officer

AGM 2020 Notice PDF

Umpire Assessments

Umpire Assessments

The QBUA will be running umpire assessments of club umpires throughout the 2020/21 season.

We are looking for the clubs to provide us with dates that will suit the club. We will then schedule one of those dates, and notify the club on which day the assessor will attend the club. This could be a Saturday covering junior games, or a Sunday for senior games.

All umpires working games that day will be assessed and will receive a post-game assessment. A written assessments will be sent to each umpire via email.

The assessments can also be for Community umpires requesting to be up graded to an Association level, QBUA must be notified before the day if an upgrade is being requested.

Note; Any upgrades approved, will be for the 2020/21 season only. To retain the upgraded accreditation the umpire will be required to attend an Association Umpire Course.

Australian Sport Officiating – Free online summit

Australian Sport Officiating – Free online summit

QUT is hosting a free online summit regarding Australian Sport Officiating.

Keynote speakers include Cheryl Jenkins, Chief Umpire from the Australian Open Tennis Tournament, 2019 World Cup Netball Umpiring Panel Member Jacqui Jashari, and Dr. Clare MacMahon, Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University and co-editor of the text ‘Sports Officials and Officiating: Science and Practice’.

The event has been designed around three key themes: Development & Retention, Technology & Innovation, and Decision-Making Impact. Individual summit segments will be 30min in length structured as a short presentation by each keynote speaker/researcher followed by an opportunity for audience questions.

Instructions for registration are on the attached flyer.

Click here to download the flyer for the The 2020 Australian Sport Officiating ONLINE Summit

U16 Queensland Representative Squad Announcement

U16 Queensland Representative Squad Announcement

Congratulations to the players listed below. You will receive additional information shortly about the Program. With the Senior League Select competition commencing shortly the U16 Program will be slightly delayed. The QLD session will be Tuesday 28th November.

If you require further feedback please contact Shayne Watson, shayne@baseballqld.asn.au

Name Region
Squad
ALLSWORTH, Beau BN
ANDERSON, Mitchell GC
BAKER, Billy BM
BARLOW, Blake BN
CALVER, Jake GC
DUNSDON, Connor BN
FEAGAIGA, Damien BN
GRIFFITHS, Lui GC
GRIMMOND, Jett GC
HOLLAND, Ethan GC
HYDE, Oscar GC
JOHNSON, Luke BM
JONES, Charlie BN
KOMENE, Rodney BM
LOVERING, Parker BM
MARSHALL, Joshua BS
MILLAR, Jock BM
NISHIMURA, Genki BS
OVERLACK, Zane BN
PAOLO, Joshua GC
PIETSCH, Charlie BW
POLIDANO, Will BM
REED, Cooper BN
ROBERTSON, Jaeden BS
ROMERO, Raul BM
RUSSELL, Brodie BW
SAKZEWSKI, Tyler BM
SMITH, Zac GC
SOMMERVILLE, Jayden BS
STRICKLAND, Max NQ
WARD, Kent NQ
WATSON, Remmington BM
WHITSON, Joel BN
WILSON, Samuel BN
Shadows
FEENSTRA, Tom BM
BARTLETT, Jackson BM
RAILSBACK, Mason NQ
HONSA, Lachlan BN

 

Community Umpire Seminars

Community Umpire Seminars

The QBUA will be holding a Community Umpire Seminar on the Sunshine Coast at the Mudjimba Baseball fields on the 16th Oct.
 
Check in and Registration at 6.15 and starting at 6.30pm or earlier if time allows. This will be followed up with practical game sessions and assessments on the 17th from 8am.
To learn more please contact Brett Buckland at president@sunshinecoastbaseball.com.au

 

The following clubs are holding Community Umpire seminars:

Pine Hills 7th October @6.30pm

Allstars 8th October @6.30pm

Padres 12th October @ 6.30pm

Redlands 15th October @6.30pm

All attendees must have completed the AIS component prior to the seminar and furnish a copy of the certificate or certificate number with their nomination form.

The Little League exam must then be completed within 3 weeks from the date of the seminar.

Contact each club for the nomination form:

Pine Hills: phlbcfieldbooking@gmail.com (Matt Glasson)

Allstars: john.proper@optusnet.com.au  (John Proper)

Padres: Tom West – tom.west@outlook.com.au

Redlands: umpires.coordinator@redlandsrays.com.au  (Michael Pollard)

Kai-Noa Wynyard signs deal with the Texas Rangers

Kai-Noa Wynyard signs deal with the Texas Rangers

Queenslander Kai-Noa Wynyard has become the latest young Australian to sign with an MLB organisation after inking a deal with Texas yesterday.

The 18-year-old pitcher is a product of the Redcliffe Padres and has represented both Queensland and Boral Team Australia during his junior years.

Wynyard was part of Australia’s fourth-place finish at last year’s WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup in South Korea.

He pitched in two games, working a scoreless inning and striking out two in a 13-2 win against China.

Wynyard also represented Australia in its Yomiuri Cup debut in 2017.

The right-hander has represented Queensland at four Australian Youth Championships.

In January he tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings during Queensland’s run to the U18 final.

He struck out four and allowed only two hits in 2 2/3 innings as Queensland secured its spot in the final with a win over Western Australia in its penultimate game of the opening round.

Rangers’ Australian scout Ben Moore had been tracking Wynyard for more than two years after first identifying him at shortstop.

Wynyard made 14 pitching appearances, including six as a starter, with Redcliffe last Greater Brisbane League season.

He went 3-1 with and ERA of 3.24, striking out 50 in 41 2/3 innings.

Wynyard limited opposition hitters to a .222 batting average.

Congratulations Kai-Noa! We will be cheering you as you pursue your journey as a professional baseball player.

U18 Queensland Representative Squad Announcement

U18 Queensland Representative Squad Announcement

Congratulations to the players listed below. You will receive additional information shortly about the Program. The first session is Wednesday 14th October.

This year, the QLD Program will be delivering a new initiative for this age group called the Pitcher’s Development Program. The players listed below ‘Pitchers Development Program’ have been identified and will be provided an opportunity to work with our QLD Coaches who are accredited in both Driveline and Top Velocity Organisations. These sessions will run at the same time as the QLD Program. More information will be sent out shortly in regards to this program.

If you require further feedback please contact Shayne Watson, shayne@baseballqld.asn.au

 

U18 Squad
ANDERSON, Ashley GC
ANTHONY, Josh BM
ARNOTT, Jaecob GC
BELL, Miller BN
BISHOP, Majar GC
CROTTY, Eddie BN
DAVIS, Kynan GC
FAULKNER, Toma GC
FERGUSON, Jake BW
FIELD, Joseph BM
FOX, Jaimie GC
GROUNDS, Jackson BM
HAWKINS, Nicolas BM
HOGAN, Joel BN
HOLDSWORTH, Dante BM
LEE, Ian GC
LEMM, John BM
MAURER, Lachlan GC
MCCLELLAND, Cain BM
OLIVE, Cooper GC
RASMUSSEN, Aiden BW
RICHTERS, Billy BM
ROBERTS, Lachlan BM
SHAFFER, Campbell GC
SMITH, Luke BN
SNELL, Hayden BM
SUMMERFORD, Declan GC
VALDEZ, Gabriel BM
VAN HILST, Caylan BM
WALMSLEY, Ben BM
WILSON, Lachlan BN
YAMAGUCHI, Maito GC
Shadows
BRANCH, Soren GC
FOX, Kobe BS
WHITE, Brendan BN
Pitchers Development Program
FOX, Kobe BS
GONZALEZ, Orlando BM
GOSSNER, Kouper BW
LEONHARDT, Tyler BS
MCDOUGALL, Josh BS
MOYNIHAN, Joseph BW
ORR, Damon BM
PETHICK, Kai BS
SLOANE, Mitch BW
THATCHER, Robbie BW
WINLAW, Maverick BN
WHITE, Brendan BN
Senior League Championship to open 2021 Little League calendar

Senior League Championship to open 2021 Little League calendar

Initial story from baseball.com.au

The 2021 Australian Senior League Championship in Lismore will open next year’s national Little League circuit.

Baseball Australia today announced Lismore’s Albert Park Baseball Complex will host the event from May 8-12 next year.

The five-day event will be supported by Lismore City Council and the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government remains focussed on supporting regional events across the state.

“I am delighted that the Australian Senior League Championship will be held in Lismore in 2021, helping to drive tourism and economic growth for the North Coast of NSW,” Ayres said.

“We know that many of our regional communities have suffered this year which is why we are working tirelessly to continue shining the spotlight on regional NSW, including building a world-class calendar of events for NSW.”

It will be the fifth time Lismore has hosted the Australian Senior League Championship, which was added to Little League Australia’s program in 2016.

“The announcement that the Senior League Championship will be held again in Lismore in 2021 is fantastic news for our community and our economy,” Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith said.

“We are a centre for sporting excellence and sports will play a big role in our city’s COVID recovery.”

This year’s Senior League Championship – along with the Little League titles slated for Lismore – were both cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19.

Far North Coast Baseball Association commissioner Paul Latta was thrilled the event would remain in Lismore.

“It was disappointing for our community that this year’s event could not happen, but we’re glad to have it back in 2021,” he said.

“The Senior League Championship brings some of the country’s best up-and-coming talent to Lismore and is a great chance for us to show off our region.”

Baseball New South Wales chief executive Mark Marino was thrilled the event would be played in his state again.

“Lismore and the Far North Coast Baseball Association are fantastic hosts of the Senior League Championship,” he said.

“It’s a feature of the baseball calendar in New South Wales and one we’re glad to have in our state.”

The winner of the five-day event will represent Australia Region at the 2021 Senior League Baseball World Series, tentatively schedule for July 31 to August 7 in South Carolina.

WA’s Western Suns secured gold at the 2019 Senior League Championship after topping Queensland’s Brisbane Metro in the decider.

SportsLink Travel, major partner and official travel provider of Baseball Australia and Little League, will manage travel and accommodation for all competing teams at the event.

They have also secured additional allocations for family and supporters to follow their teams.

Click here for more information on SportsLink Travel’s options for the 2021 Australian Senior League Championship.

BQ COVID Safe Plan – Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4

COVID Safe Attendance Registry for State Titles

Baseball Queensland State Title events will be proceeding under an Industry Approved COVID Safe Plan. This being the case anyone that wishes to attend the event and access the facilities must agree to provide their contact details for the purposes of contact tracing.

Baseball Queensland and the host clubs will be utilising the Safe Visit application to securely record and store all mandatory contact tracing details. The app utilises a QR Code recognisable by the camera on most modern smartphones. There is no requirement to download an app to your phone. All attendees will be required to check in on arrival and check out upon departure. You can learn more about the app from:

https://safevisit.com.au/signup?mc_cid=8c43d99d6a&mc_eid=f87e512bce