GBL 2019-20 Awards

GBL 2019-20 Awards

Baseball Queensland on behalf of the GBL Committee are proud to publicise the GBL award winners for the 2019-20 Season.

After a fantastic season cut short due to COVID19 the GBL Committee are proud to share the winners of each division MVP, Junior and Senior Clubs of the year and the GBL Volunteer of the Year.

 

GBL Most Valuable Player Award

SENIORS Name Team
Div 1 Daisuke Yamashita Carina Redsox
Div 2 John Reyno Pine Hills Lightning
Div 3 Judah Wollenberg Wests Bulldogs
Div 4 Nick Kremastos Wests Bulldogs
Div 5 Dale Cliff Southern Stars
Div 6 Chang Kwag Mt. Gravatt Eagles
Masters South Craig Higginson Carina Redsox
Masters North Gary Lamb Windsor Royals
Women’s Gina Fuller Wests Bulldogs
JUNIORS Name Team
Under 20 Lachlan Wilson Redcliffe Padres
SL Bandits Kobe Fox Beenleigh Hawks
SL Rams Logan Griffin-Thomas Redcliffe Padres Black
JL Bandits Jayden Somerville Indians
JL Rams Aditya Matkar All Stars
LL Bandits Alex Duncalfe Pine Hills Lightning
LL Rams Central Jackson Harris Carina Redsox Hotshots
LL Rams North Logan Lokeni Redcliffe Padres Green
LL Rams South William Kaggelis Wests Bulldogs Blue

 

GBL Clubs of the Year Award

SENIORS CLUB OF THE YEAR
CLUB Redcliffe Padres

 

JUNIORS CLUB OF THE YEAR
CLUB Redcliffe Padres

 

 

GBL Volunteer of the Year Award winner:

Name Club
Rodney Gaunt Wests BC

 

The GBL Committee would also like to recognise our Volunteer of the Year Award Nominees:

Karen Gallpen: Southern Stars BC

Kim Anderson: All Stars BC

Anna Day: Coomera Cubs BC

 

Congratulations to all our award winners and well done to all our GBL clubs for making the 2019-20 a fantastic season.

 

If you are interested in how Club of the Year and Volunteer of the Year are awarded, please read below.

 

Senior Club of the Year Award Criteria

  1. a) based on the number of wins (points on ladder) for every senior team including Men’s, Women’s and

Masters teams.

  1. b) Recognises those Clubs that work hard to field the most number of Senior teams
  2. c) Extra – 5 points for minor premiers and 5 points for winners of the grand final.
  3. d) 1 point deduction for every fine incurred during the season.
  4. e) 5 points deduction for every ejection that results in a judiciary sentence. 3 points for every ejection

resulting in a penalty being served.

  1. f) 1 point for every 5 percent growth in registered GBL PLAYER numbers at the club from the previous

season registered number of players.

 

Junior Club of the Year Award Criteria

  1. a) based on the number of wins (points on ladder) for every junior team including Little League through to Under 20’s
  2. b) Recognises those Clubs that work hard to field the most number of Junior teams
  3. c) Extra 5 points for minor premiers and 5 points for winners of the grand final.
  4. d) 1 point deduction for every fine incurred during the season.
  5. e) 5 points deduction for every ejection that results in a judiciary hearing and penalty, 3 points for every

ejection resulting in a penalty being served.

  1. f) 1 point for every 5 percent growth in registered PLAYER numbers at the club from the previous season

registered number of players.

 

Volunteer of the Year award:

To be eligible, the nominated volunteer must achieve beneficial outcomes for the member club and the community in general. These accomplishments must relate to the following criteria:-

 

A volunteer who has accomplished at least two of the following:

 

  • Significant contribution
  • Work that directly benefits the GBL Club and community
  • Event or project
  • A lengthy period of commitment to the GBL Club or community

 

If a GBL Committee member is nominated, that individual is unable to vote for the award. The vote is carried about by the remainder of the GBL Committee and our Baseball Queensland Competitions Administrator Glen Long.

 

GCBA Season Concludes

GCBA Season Concludes

Consistent with Baseball Queensland’s (BQ) decision to postpone all Queensland Baseball activity from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 until Wednesday, 8 April 2020, the GCBA Committee has advised Baseball Queensland that the GCBA summer baseball competition should now conclude prior to the finals series commencing.

Considering the advice received to date, the precautions taken by Baseball Queensland and time required for athletes to prepare after the resumption of regular activities the GCBA Committee has assessed that few opportunities exist to reschedule games.

Therefore pursuant to the following By-Laws 3.55, 3.56, 3.58 (f) and (g) the GCBA Committee congratulates the following teams for winning their respective Division Premiership by virtue of finishing on top of their Division ladder. View the graphic below for the Division Premiers.

Winners of the various GCBA awards will be announced in due course.

The GCBA Committee would like to thank and congratulate all GCBA Clubs on a very successful summer season where our sport has continued to grow. The GCBA Committee would also like to thank the hard-working Club Committees, Presidents and Secretaries. We also appreciate the BQ Board and the BQ staff for their support and assistance.

The GCBA Committee would also like to acknowledge Glen Long, our Competition Administrator for all his hard work and commitment to our sport.

Baseball Queensland would like to thank the GCBA Committee members who continue to demonstrate their passion and commitment to making our sport better every season.

Baseball Queensland is more grateful than ever for the dedicated commitment of our community. We acknowledge your sacrifices and share your passions for our great game.

Like you, we look forward to getting back to playing, administering, coaching, umpiring, scoring, groundskeeping for, and watching the game we all love.

 

Baseball Queensland COVID-19 Update Friday 3 April 12pm PM Summer and Winter League Postponement

Baseball Queensland COVID-19 Update Friday 3 April 12pm PM Summer and Winter League Postponement

Baseball Queensland (BQ), in consultation with Baseball Australia and the relevant health authorities are following the requirements relating to COVID-19 for Queensland baseball.

The BQ Summer and Winter leagues being held in Queensland have been postponed until Tuesday the 19th of May 2020. At this stage, the Queensland Government Health authorities have requested the below guidelines be followed:

Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency
https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/home-confinement-direction

BQ Commissioner Jeremy Cade re-emphasises “the safety of our members is our number one priority and the directives from Baseball Australia and the Government requires that we postpone our sport until it is safe to continue.  Please stay safe, and follow all the directions provided by the authorities and see the information below as it relates to our specific games and tournaments.”

Baseball Queensland will continue taking precautions within the guidelines of the Queensland Health authorities, to minimise contact between players and to ensure best practices are applied as per the information provided by the Queensland government.

BQ CEO Paul Gonzalez said “It is imperative that we all respect and protect the safety and well-being of our families, friends and fellow Australian’s.  If we collectively work together in this time of need, we support the recovery of all who have been affected by this devastating crisis. Please be safe, stay well and ensure both your mental and physical well-being remains your priority.”

In accordance with the instruction from the Queensland Government we wish to advise our members that for the foreseeable future, Baseball Queensland staff will be working from home.
The Baseball Queensland Board has ratified a “working from home policy” that enables and supports our staff to continue their responsibilities whilst not being in the office.
If you have any questions please feel free to email our staff below.
CEO: Paul Gonzalez: paul@baseballqld.asn.au
Development Manager: Gareth Jones: gareth@baseballqld.asn.au
Shayne Watson: High-Performance Manager: shayne@baseballqld.asn.au
Media and communications manager: Brad Rathbone: brad@baseballqueensland.com.au
Competitions and Membership Administration: Glen Long: gbl@baseballqueensland.com.au

All information in relation to schedule changes or postponements will be made on the Baseball Queensland website and via direct email and the Baseball Queensland social media channels. Click HERE for the Baseball Queensland Facebook and click HERE for the Baseball Queensland Instagram – 

Baseball Queensland is receiving updates and information via:

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/current-status-and-contact-tracing-alerts

https://www.health.gov.au/news/release-of-australian-health-sector-emergency-response-plan-for-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Anyone with concerns can call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or find up-to-date reliable information on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

Qsport Free Webinars

Qsport Free Webinars

Because of the COVID-19 emergency, QSport is supporting a planned series of free webinars being facilitated by Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance to provide urgent financial and revenue advice to clubs and organisations.

Everyone is welcome to participate, and we encourage more than one club committee member to join the webinar.
Once a committee member or staff member registers they will receive financial templates – these will be fully explained during the session.

The spreadsheet templates will automatically produce financial figures for clubs’ projected revenue and income during this period of closure. Additionally, there will be some discussion on how to raise funds during this period.

The webinars will be straightforward and practical and are designed to help clubs save themselves from financial disaster.

Register here: COVID-19 Free Webinar for Clubs

Regards

QSport

GBL end of season surveys

GBL end of season surveys

Baseball Queensland on behalf of the GBL Committee would like to promote the two end of competition surveys.

GBL 19-20 Season Survey
This survey aims to get a holistic view of the season from the members perspective
Estimated survey time: 3 min
Fill the survey our here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBL201920

GBL Competition Specific Survey
This survey aims to explore specific aspects of the GBL competition and invites members to share their insight into those specifics.
Estimated survey time: 5 min
Fill the survey out here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBLcomp202021

State Titles Postponed Indefinitely

State Titles Postponed Indefinitely

Following Baseball Australia’s announcement to postponed the National Little League tournaments, Baseball Queensland would like to share that we have taken the necessary steps to post pone the Little League, Junior League and Senior League State Titles indefinitely.

 
While Little League International has suspended all play for the foreseeable future there has not yet been a decision made on whether the various Little League World Series events will go ahead this year. 

We accept it is becoming increasingly unlikely we will be able to participate in these events in the current climate. Baseball Queensland will continue to work with Baseball Australia and Little League International to ensure that if the situation does improve to the point where we can safely host events and provide teams with an opportunity to play in these pathway events in time to qualify, then we will work towards providing those opportunities.

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