To all GBL Clubs as addressed:
We have received replies back from 15 GBL Clubs and the following has been decided
Please be advised the GBL Competition Committee will be holding a GBL Club meeting to review the 2018/2019 season as follows:-
- Wednesday, 26th June 2019 : GBL Yearly Club Meeting : Sports House Room 1 and 2 : 6.30PM ( No Suncorp Stadium Event that Night )
We invite Club Presidents and Club Coaches to attend with the Agenda attached to be discussed including the attached supporting documentation.
Please note, where we need a show of hands to indicate how the majority of Clubs attending feel on a particular matter, we necessarily can only accept one vote per Club. As such, we will be providing one vote paddle for each Club to use in order for the Club vote to be clear and transparent.
Please confirm your attendance by COB Friday, 14th June 2019
Click here for agenda.
The GBL Competition Committee would like to thank all Clubs and players who participated in
sharing feedback for the GBL 2018/2019 summer junior baseball competition.
We have analysed the feedback and please find following a summary of that information.
We received 116 replies – which comprised mix of mainly parents (67%), volunteers (41%) and
coaches (26%). With 31% of the respondents having at least two family members involved in our
Most respondents want a single season (82%) with respondents playing across all age groups Under
20’s through to Little League.
NUMBER OF GAMES
The majority of respondents were satisfied with the number of games and the number of home
games provided (score of 7 out of 10).
MID WEEK GAMES
Half the respondents were in favour of mid-week games and half the respondents were against
DOUBLE HEADER GAMES
55% of the respondents were in favour of double header games while 45% of respondents were
against double header games.
SHOULD THE GBL JUNIOR COMPETITION HAVE MORE THAN 2 DIVISIONS?
65% of the respondents were against the GBL junior competition having more than 2 divisions.
The greater majority of respondents thought timely scheduling was the greatest challenge last
season (35%) closely followed by recruitment of umpires (25%).
Individual comments highlighted clashed between the GBL competition and the Gold Coast junior
60% of the respondents replied they did not think any rules needed to be reviewed.
Multiple comments regarding the PONAG system, Regions not fielding teams at the State Titles,
Finals wash outs, maximum fielders allowed on field to be 9, and comments relating to pitchers and
catchers playing restrictions
Please be advised the GBL Competition Committee has deferred the GBL Club meeting to review the 2018/2019 season planned for Friday 31st May due to a lack of GBL Club responses.
The GBL Competition Committee acknowledges and understands this may be a difficult period of the year for Clubs to attend meetings.
The new details for the next GBL Club meeting are as follows: Wednesday, 31st July 2019 : GBL Yearly Club Meeting : Sports House Room 1 and 2 : 6.30PM ( No Suncorp Stadium Event that Night )
We invite Club Presidents and Club Coaches to attend with the Agenda to follow closer to the meeting date.
We will also ask for attendee notification closer to the new date.
Please advise your members.
Please be advised the GBL Competition Committee will be holding a GBL Club meeting to review the 2018/2019 season as follows:
Friday 31st May : GBL Yearly Club Meeting : Sports House Room 1 and 2 : 6.30PM ( No Suncorp Stadium Event that Night )
We invite GBL Club Presidents and Club Coaches or Committee Representatives to attend.
The Agenda has been emailed to all GBL Club Presidents and Secretaries.
Please confirm your attendance by COB Friday, 24th May 2019 to GBL@baseballqueensland.com.au
The GBL Committee is inviting GBL participants to share their feedback from the 2018/19 season. Sharing your feedback will continue to help the GBL Committee deliver the best possible competition as we grow our league for the future.
This Survey is open to ALL GBL Community members, Junior Players and their families.
The Survey results will be discussed at the next GBL Committee meeting on 21st MAY and Published to all Clubs at the GBL Club Meeting on 31st MAY
Survey closes the 20th of May.
Click here for GBL Survey
On behalf of Baseball Queensland, I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone involved in the 2018- 2019 GBL Little League, Junior League, Senior League and U20 competitions, as well as the 2018-2019 Gold Coast Baseball Association Little League, Junior League and Senior League competitions.
The strategic pillars for Baseball Queensland are: Grow our People, Grow our Game, Grow our Brand, Grow our Business.
This season through the collective efforts of so many individuals, Baseball Queensland has seen continued growth within these four key pillars within the sport. It has been Baseball Queensland’s privilege to work with the individuals from our Regions, Clubs, Umpires, Scorekeepers and Volunteers of this great game. Through your collective approach for positive outcomes, Baseball Queensland will continue to “Build a Better Future for Baseball.”
Firstly, I would like to thank Rod Gaunt, Reg Renouf and their respective committees for their tireless and selfless work and efforts throughout the season. There is no GBL or GCBA competition without quality individuals making decisions and putting in the countless hours of work behind the scenes. Thank you for your commitment and passion for developing the game of baseball in South East Queensland.
Secondly, I would like to thank our club President’s, committees, umpires, scorers, grounds crew, parents and families. There is a multitude of people that work day in day out to ensure we have a quality competition for our competitors. Without you, the future of baseball doesn’t have an opportunity to develop and grow.
The GBL and GCBA are successful because of the passion of everyone, that makes our game great. As we continue to build a better future for baseball, we are continually reminded of the dedication of the individuals who play their part to build a great future for the player, club, region and state.
We at Baseball Queensland are grateful to you and thank you for successful Little League, Junior League, Senior League, and U 20 competitions in 2018-2019.
Paul Gonzalez- Chief Executive Officer BQ
GBL Junior Grand Final Winners
Little League Rams North : Narangba Demons
Little League Rams South : Redlands Rays
Little league Bandits : Redcliffe Padres Red
Junior League Rams North : All Stars
Junior League Rams South : Redlands Rays
Junior League Bandits : Coomera Cubs
Senior League Rams : All Stars/Rapids ( Rapstars)
Senior League Bandits : Redcliffe Padres White
U20 Rams : Mudgeeraba Redsox
U20 Bandits : Carina/Windsor
Adult Finals is still being played.
GCBA Grand Final Winners
LL Minors: Nerang Cardinals
LL Majors: Mudgeeraba RedSox
Junior League: Mudgeeraba Blue
Senior League: Surfers Paradise
Division 1: Twin City Twins
Division 2: Robina Braves
Division 3: Coomera Cubs