2011 Ontario Amateur Softball Association Provincial Orthodox Championships

March 31, 2011

Toronto, ON

 2011 Ontario Amateur Softball Association
Provincial Orthodox Championships
It is with great pleasure that the Ontario Amateur Softball Association would like to announce the return of Orthodox Softball Provincial Championships in 2011.
After an 11 year absence the Orthodox Provincial tournament will take place in Toronto in the former municipality of the City of Scarborough at L’Amoreaux Park.
The tournament will be a 3 day event starting on the Friday evening of July 29, and finishing up on Sunday July 31st.
There will be 2 different divisions for teams to enter at this event.
The first will be a true Orthodox division that will play under Softball Canada rules with 1 exception. The pitching distance will be moved back to 46 feet.
The top 2 teams from this event will also have the opportunity to represent Ontario at the Eastern Canadians Orthodox Championships in September being held in Quebec.
There will also be a new Modified division Championship for teams to enter introduced this year.
The modified championship is a reflection of the style of Orthodox rules that are currently being used in several leagues across the Province of Ontario. There are over 200 teams at present playing in leagues using these similar rules. The OASA recognizes their version of Orthodox softball and wants to start a new Provincial Championship for this group in 2011.
The modified Provincial Championship will be played with several rule variations from the normal Softball Canada Orthodox rules. The most notable ones include unlimited substitution, 65 feet distances between bases, relaxed uniform requirements and no stealing until the pitch crosses the plate. A complete list of the rule variations will be supplied upon request.
The entry fee for each division at this Provincial Championship tourney is 350 dollars with a 3 game guarantee.
For a complete list of entry forms, OASA Modified Orthodox rule variations, Softball Canada Orthodox Pitching rules contact
George Ryder
2011 OASA Orthodox Head Convenor