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Hill United Chiefs Challenge

February 14, 2019

Simcoe, ON - - Hill United Chiefs Challenge

The Hill United Chiefs are proud to announce their 2019 Chiefs Challenge will be held this year at Lions Park in Simcoe, Ontario. " This location provides all teams with room accommodation within a 5-10 minute drive to the park and with Lions Park featuring 3 diamonds and great facilities all around it will make for a fantastic venue for a world class fastball event," said tournament chair Larry Lynch. The Hill United tournament will run Canada Day weekend, June 28 through June 30, with all 8 teams playing a divisional round robin format, all teams making the playoff round which begins Saturday night, and semi-finals and finals running at 9:00 am and 11:00 am respectively. " We will feature  some of the top club teams in the world at this tournament and for our American friends we want to get the tournament over early enough in the day Sunday to facilitate travel for both flying and driving", said Lynch.
The lineup of teams is impressive and includes :
ISC World Champion New York Gremlins
ISC 2018 runner -up, Circle Tap Dukes, Denmark , Wisconsin
Bear Bottom Lake Hay Makers, Pennsylvania
Toronto Batmen, Toronto, Ontario
Niagara Stompers, Ontario
Kitchener Cubs, Ontario
Dominican Republic Men's National Team (tentative)
and your hosts Hill United Chiefs, 4-time ISC World Champions
The Chiefs are proud to be partnering in this tournament event with the Simcoe Braves, a 2018 National Champion youth team from Simcoe, Ontario, who will provided much appreciated help in grounds maintenance and gate. The Chiefs will share in tournament revenue to assist in development of the Braves program in their community.
The UIC role will be led by ISC and Softball Canada Hall of Fame umpire Bruce Bierman, and ably assisted by Lou Davis. As always some of the best big league umpires in the game will be officiating.
For those of you who took in the inaugural event in Six Nations in 2018, you will be happy to hear the Hill Family will again be grilling up great ball park food all weekend, representatives of both Lumberjack Sports and Exit Speed Swing will also be on site to talk to you about their great softball products, and for the first time there will a refreshment tent available to those of legal age all weekend.
Organizers are working on the potential to house a limited number of trailers at the park as well.
There is always something special in Canada on  its July 1st weekend birthday.  " The recent announcement of Canada's only stop on the Rolling Stones World Tour just north of Toronto will not affect the great live fastball performance that weekend in Simcoe... you might even hear some Stones music in the refreshment garden," quipped Lynch.
For more info and scheduling stay tuned through Al's Fastball or contact Larry Lynch at