The Queensland Government has today announced that the Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Redlands and Moreton Council areas will be subject to a three (3) day lockdown from 6:00pm this evening (Friday 8 Jan 2021) through 6:00pm Monday 11 Jan 2021.
This lockdown means baseball events, games, face-to-face meetings, gatherings or activities can NOT be conducted in these areas during the lockdown period. Any planned events in these areas will need to be cancelled or postponed.
The GBL have moved to cancel all games and events for this weekend – Friday 8/1/2021 to Monday 11/1/2021. Please note if these games can be rescheduled the GBL will attempt to provide for this.
While the current lockdown is not set to impact the Queensland Showcase Event for the U16 and U18 Queensland programs we are monitoring State Government advice in the leadup to this event and will advise if anything changes with this event.
For further advice on Queensland Government Restrictions please visit the Queensland Government COVID website https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/
Original news source: Brisbane City Council
Now that 2020 is drawing to a close, your organisation can now focus on how best to engage new and returning members and volunteers, so you can ‘hit the ground running’ in 2021!.
This webinar, being offered by Brisbane City Council in partnership with CPR Group, will explore ideas for:
- recovering from obscurity
- rethinking your customer base
- engaging in new ways, with new people
- developing a positive volunteering culture
- effectively nurturing your members and volunteers to keep them coming back.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday 3rd February from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. To register for this session, visit here and complete the registration.
Please take the time to consider attending this webinar, should you have any questions please call Council’s 24-hour contact centre on 07 3403 8888.
To all GBL Clubs as addressed,
Please read the following information regarding news for the GBL Competition
NEW GBL COMPETITION COMMITTEE
The recent election for the GBL Competition Committee has concluded and we are pleased to advise the new GBL Competition Committee is as follows:-
- Janelle Dunsdon Redcliffe Padres nominated
- Jason McMahon Ipswich nominated
- Karen Gallpen Southern Stars nominated
- Mark Ready Windsor nominated
- Matt Glasson Pine Hills nominated
- Michael Bates (QBUA nominated)
- Richard Fulcher Carina nominated
- Rod Gaunt Western Districts nominated
- Scott Sharples Gold Coast nominated
Congratulations to all of the above – a Chairman will be elected by the Committee members at the first meeting in 2021.
The GBL Competition Committee is seeking further members to join the Committee – if interested – please send your interest by email to Glen Long – firstname.lastname@example.org
The GBL Competition Committee would like to sincerely thank outgoing members – Javier Gonzalez and Gareth Irving for their contributions during the course of their tenure on the GBL Competition Committee
The GBL Competition Committee will also be inviting a member of the Qld Baseball Scorers group to join the GBL Competition Committee.
The GBL Competition Committee has decided to rescind all invoices in relation to unaccredited umpires to assist clubs during these very difficult, COVID affected times.
However fines will stand and will need to be paid for those fines in relation to no supply of an umpire.
Please understand this action in no way condones the use of unaccredited umpires and the use of unaccredited umpire from 1 January 2021 will be a breach of GBL Competition Rules with an associated fine. This is an acknowledgement by the GBL Competition Committee that Clubs have had a difficult start to the season with the many challenges presented to Clubs.
Clubs need to understand that it takes significant volunteer time to check every GBL Game Card, identify breaches and raise invoices. The GBL Competition Committee as manager of the GBL summer baseball competition has a duty to ensure the competition follows rules set down by Baseball Australia. History has shown that Clubs need to be persuaded to follow the Competition rules and the issuing of fines is the mechanism for this. We don’t want the money, we want Clubs to follow the rules.
It is imperative that all Clubs ensure their Club umpires are appropriately accredited for 2021.
WOMENS POST XMAS SHORT SEASON
GBL Clubs are reminded that team entries for Women’s teams close on Friday, 18th December 2020.
Teams must be Club based.
All GBL Clubs are reminded of the Melee Rule – there have been too many instances of melee’s occurring already this season.
9.8 MELEE RULE
9.8.1 The GBL Competition Committee will not tolerate the clearing of players and coaches from a bench to engage in a melee under any circumstances. As such, the Competition Manager will apply an automatic one (1) game suspension on any reported player, coach or other person that leaves their bench or designated area to engage in a melee.
GRAND FINAL HOSTING
The following Clubs have been approved to host Grand Finals
- Masters – South Division Host Club – Southern Stars
- Masters – North Division Host Club – Host club required – please send your interest by email to Glen Long – email@example.com
- Seniors – Divisions 1 – 3 Host Club – Pine Hills
- Seniors – Divisions 4 – 6 Host Club – Southern Stars
- Juniors – all age groups Host Club – Redlands
Congratulations to the above Clubs for the successful hosting application and we look forward to some wonderful Grand Final games.
QLD MASTERS GAMES – ANZAC Day weekend 2021
The GBL Competition Committee is seeking Expressions of Interest to host the QLD MASTERS GAMES – ANZAC Day weekend 2021.
Depending on team entries, this will be a three day tournament for the three Masters age groups – 35+; 45+; 55+ – Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Team entry is available for any Queensland based Club team. Individual player entry will also be available – individual registered players will be allocated to teams.
Rules will be largely based on the GBL Masters Competition rules with some additional rules to ensure games end on time etc.
More information will be sent soon.
QUEENSLAND GBL SENIORS GAMES
The GBL Competition Committee will be seeking Expressions of Interest from Clubs in relation to holding a pre-season Tournament for the QUEENSLAND GBL SENIORS GAMES.
It is anticipated this will be held in early September 2021 – more details to follow.
REPORTED AND EJECTED PLAYERS
The GBL Competition Committee has noted a significant increase in reported and ejected players so far this season. The GBL Competition Committee request Committees of all GBL Clubs address this issue with Coaches and players to try and minimise poor behaviour and breaches of player and member behaviour.
The GBL Competition Committee would like extend season greetings to all GBL Clubs and best wishes for a festive, safe and healthy Xmas break. We look forward to the resumption of the season in early January 2021
Original Story from baseball.com.au
The national youth women’s program will have a new look in 2021 with an invitational event set to replace the Australian Youth Women’s Championship.
Under the move, which follows an extensive review of the Youth Women’s program, the best age group players will come together in a camp and competition format for five days.
Adelaide will host the invitational alongside the Australian Women’s Championship from April 3-7 next year.
Baseball Australia performance pathways and player development general manager Michael Crooks said the new format, which will no longer see state face state, had key benefits.
“The new format will provide significantly more time on field for the players while providing an increased level of even competition,” Crooks said.
“This will be surrounded by a coaching staff targeting development outcomes for a new generation of Emeralds players.”
Five games will be played across the invitational, which will also include training camp sessions and workshops.
An eight-week program established by the Emeralds coaching staff will help players prepare for the event.
Members of the Emeralds’ staff will also be on board in Adelaide supporting the players.
Expressions of interest to attend the event are now open and will close at midnight on December 31.
Applications to be involved as a coach are also open now.
Attending players must be at least 12 years of age prior to the commencement of the event but under the age of 16 years as of December 31.
For example, a player who turns 16 on December 31 is not eligible, whereas a player who turns 16 on January 1.
Congratulations for all teams participating in the inaugural Senior League Select program.
The final was played at Runcorn with the Pirates taking the win over the Blue Jays.
With eight rounds of play, it was fantastic to see players come together as new teams and take their game to the next level under the leadership of their coaches Tyler Lovering (Blue Jays), Charles Hall (Pirates), Nate Milevskiy (Marlins) and Brad Parsons (Mariners).
A big thank you to Mt Gravatt Eagles and Runcorn Baseball Clubs who provided excellent support throughout.
Baseball Queensland would like to congratulate the following players on their selection to the Open Women’s Queensland Squad.
The Australian Women Nationals will be held in Adelaide, SA from April 2nd to the 9th 20201
We wish the best of luck in the preparation and lead up to the event for all our selected players.
The players selected, in alphabetical order.
The D1 Women’s Tournament is an abandoned tournament. No winner is identifiable so no presentations will be made.
The D2 Tournament has two games remaining to be played,
7pm @Beenleigh Baseball Club, Hamel street Beenleigh
BW @ GC
Midday at Bannister Park on Saturday 19 December
Southern Stars @ Sun Coast
Gold Medal Game.
The big Acceleration Summer Holiday Camps are back from the 10th December. Take the opportunity to lock in your spot into Speed & Strength Camps these holidays to get ready for a HUGE 2021! We have a special discount for Baseball QLD members to get physically ready for their 2021 Season.
- Get $10% off if you use this Voucher Code: BBQLD
- Receive a discount if 2 or more people enrol.
Acceleration was founded in the year 2000 and we have never had such a great team of coaches to work with as we do right now. Our results are truly world class, but more importantly we become part of your sporting journey. It starts with you taking action right now by either contacting us or signing up to a speed or strength camp again right now.
If you have any further questions please contact us.
The GBL Competition Committee is asking for team entries for the post Christmas Women’s short-season baseball competition. This is for a 10 week short season – 8 home and away games plus 2 weeks of Finals.
This new short season will be offered as follows:-
A minimum four teams to be entered for each Division for each competition to proceed.
The new short season will commence as follows
- Season will commence on Saturday 16th January 2021
- Semi-finals – Saturday 13th March 2021
- Grand Finals – Saturday 20th March 2021
Players will need to register again for a short season registration if they did not register for a full season registration at the start of the summer baseball season.
Team entries must be received by COB – Friday, 18th December 2020. Please send the completed Team Entry form to Glen Long – Competition Administrator – firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the announcement of the cancellation of the 2021 Australian Youth Championships (U16 and U18 AYC’s), every state will be hosting their ‘in house’ event throughout January. Baseball QLD will be running their event on 14th – 19th January 2021 at All Stars Baseball Club, Bannister Park. This event will have our selected QLD squad’s face off against each other. Both programs have already commenced their preparation and will continue through the Christmas School Holidays. Each age group will be split into two (2) teams and compete against one another in a seven (7) game series throughout our QLD event. In addition to the seven (7) game series will be our inaugural QLD Showcase Day, with all selected players going through their paces in an on field baseball-specific testing session.
Given the flexibility of this event, every game will be using new technology that Baseball QLD has recently sourced and is currently being used within our Pathway Programs. Every pitch at bat will be recorded on Rapsodo along with high-speed footage being taken. All hitters will be using Blast Motion sensors along with every pitcher having access to Motus Sleeve sensors. Everyone is looking forward to this event whilst having access to this state of the art technology available to them.
QLD U16 and U18 Showcase Event
Thursday, 14th January (Testing Day)
Friday, 15th January
- U16 Game: 15:00
- U18 Game: 18:30
Saturday, 16th January
- U16 Double Header: 8:00
- U18 Double Header: 13:00
Sunday 17th January
- U18 Double Header: 8:00
- U16 Double Header: 13:00
Monday 18th January
- U16 Game: 8:00
- U18 Game: 11:00
Tuesday 19th January
- U16 Game: 15:00
- U18 Game: 18:30