Experienced Crew of Umpires Assembled for the Vancouver Challenge

July 27, 2007

Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Grey Sox and South Hill Sports, co - hosts of the 6th Annual
Vancouver Challenge tournament to be held July 27 - 29 at South Memorial
Park in Vancouver, are pleased to announce the group of umpires selected to
work our event.

Led by Bob Henning, Tournament UIC and Bill Watson, Tournament DUIC, and
Michael Track, Tournament DUIC - the on field officials for the tournament
come with a wide breadth of open level mens fastpitch experience. We are
especially pleased that Ron Brinkman (Appleton, Wisconsin) is joining us for
this year's event and will be part of the crew umpiring throughout the
weekend. Brinkman served as ISC UIC from 2002 - 2006, and has worked in 19
ISC World Tournaments. He also served as a umpire in the minors for Major
League Baseball.

We are also pleased to have working this year's event - Ron Gosselin from
Vancouver Island, Jack Floyd from Washington State, Terry Richter from
Alberta along with local BC umpires Don Martin, John Ribalkin, Tim Lederman
and Al Strang.

As reported previously, the 2007 Vancouver Challenge Tournament will be held
July 27 - 29. Admission is $5.00 per day or $10.00 for a tournament pass -
children under 12 are admitted free. All games are to be played at South
Memorial Park in Vancouver, located at 5950 Prince Albert Street (41st
Avenue East - between Knight and Fraser Streets). This year's field of
teams include the Broken Bow Gremlins - Clifton Park, New York (ISC # 1), So
Cal Bombers - Yucaipa, CA (ISC #4), Vancouver, BC Grey Sox (ISC #10),
Portland, OR Demarini (ISC #12), Richmond, BC Linus Software Stealers (ISC
unranked) and the Horse Lake, AB Thunder (ISC unranked).

Action kicks off Friday July 27th with a single game at 7:00 pm PDT when the
host Vancouver Grey Sox tangle with the Richmond, BC Linus Software
Stealers. Action continues starting at 8:30 am on Saturday with the final
game of the day set for 6:30 pm local time. The highlight of Saturday's
action will be a tribute ceremony set at 4:30 pm for Mike Piechnik and
Darren Zack recognizing their numerous accomplishments and achievements in
the sport. Sunday action begins at 8:00 am with the championship final game
set for 2:00 pm.

The full tournament draw can be accessed on our website at

Larry Kancs
Vancouver Grey Sox


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