October 29, 2009

Toronto, ON

NORTH YORK, ONTARIO – Softball Ontario ispleased to announce its Slo-Pitch Umpire Committee and Slo-Pitch ZoneUmpires-in Chiefs and its Fast Pitch Umpire Committee and Fast Pitch ZoneUmpires-in-Chief for 2009-2010 softball season.  Softball Ontario ZoneUmpires-in-Chiefs are dedicated front line ambassadors who work together withthe Slo-Pitch Umpires Committee and the Fast Pitch Umpires Committee todeliver the Softball Ontario’s Umpires Program.
Softball Ontario Slo-Pitch Umpire Committee includes:
Slo-Pitch Provincial Umpire-in-Chief- Jack Van Bynen of London,ON
Slo-Pitch Provincial Deputy Umpire-in-Chief- SteveDoyle of Newmarket, ON
Slo-Pitch Provincial DeputyUmpire-in-Chief- Jeff Luscombe of St. Thomas, ON
Slo-Pitch Provincial Deputy Umpire-in-Chief- Glenn Anthony ofThorold, ON
Softball Ontario Slo-Pitch Zone Umpires-in-Chief include:
Zone 1- Scott Williston of Chatham,ON
Zone 2- Jeff Klooster of London, ON
Zone 3- To be announced.
Zone 4- Steve Camus of St. Catharines,ON
Zone 5 West- Sandy Hall of Toronto, ON
Zone 6 East- Bob Smith of Ajax, ON
Zone 7-Terry Gavas of Brighton, ON
Zone 8- StuartBowden of Ottawa, ON
Zone 9- Brian Mackenzie of SaultSt. Marie, ON

Softball Ontario Fast Pitch Umpire Committee includes:
Fast Pitch Provincial Umpire-in-Chief- PeterKluszczynski of Barrie, ON
Fast Pitch Provincial DeputyUmpire-in-Chief- Dave Mills of Acton, ON
Fast PitchProvincial Deputy Umpire-in-Chief- Les Pipher of Pickering ,ON
Fast Pitch Provincial Deputy Umpire-in-Chief- JimHerbert of St. Thomas, ON
Softball Ontario Fast Pitch Zone Umpires-in-Chief include:
Zone 1- John Snook of Port Burwell,ON
Zone 2- Larry Sloat of Ingersoll, ON
Zone 3- Tim Whitelaw of Kitchener, ON
Zone 4-Lee Johnson of Niagara Falls, ON
Zone 5- PaulMasteralz of Georgetown, ON
Zone 6- RockNolet of Penetanghishene, ON
Zone 7- Paul Speisman ofRichmond Hill, ON
Zone 8- Norm Lyon ofOshawa, ON
Zone 9- Chris Lamer of Belleville, ON
Zone 10- Dave Herbst of Orleans, ON
Zone 11-Angie Cerisano of North Bay, ON
Hereis a summary of the services/opporunties provided by the SoftballOntario Umpires Program:
  • Offers a yearlyregistration and testing program (Softball Canada National Umpire Exam) thatincludes insurance coverage for the local house league Umpire to theInternational Level
  • Offers Umpireeducation from Junior Development to Certification Levels 1to 4 in both Fast Pitch and Slo-Pitch
  • Offers an On FieldEvaluation Program-available for the both Fast Pitch andSlo-Pitch
  •  Appoints Umpires toSoftball Ontario Member Association Qualifiers, Provincials, GrandChampionships, Eliminations Tournaments and Super Series
  •  Appoints Umpires toSoftball Canada Championships to represent Softball Ontario
  • Offers RuleInterpretation via the Umpire Committee and ZoneUmpires-in-Chiefs
  • Offers asubscription to Softball Ontario E-Publications
  • Trainingopportunities for Umpire Personnel- Umpire Instructors and UmpireEvaluators  
For more information on the Selection process of theProvincial Deputy Umpires in Chiefs for the Zone Umpires-in-Chief’s or theUmpires Program in general, visit the Softball Ontario website at www.softballontario.ca, or contact StephanieSutton at ssutton@softballontario.ca or call416-426-7150. -30-
Softball Ontariois the governing body for the sport of softball in Ontario. Our goal is topromote and develop the sport of softball for its athletes, officials andvolunteers by providing programs and services at all levels ofcompetitions.

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