Ontario Masters / Grand Masters News

April 25, 2006

Ontario, Canada


Ontario, Canada
The 2006 Masters / Grand Masters fastball season is almost here.

This year offers something different as the Ontario Amateur Softball Association ( OASA ) and the Canadian Masters
Fastball Association ( CMFA ) have both added a Men's Grand Masters Division for the very first time.
The grand masters division will allow players 45 and over a chance to compete for Ontario & Canadian Championships with players their own age and caliber. Within any division there are always teams of various levels of talent but for the most part the grand masters division should be competitive but without any dominating pitchers. This new division should allow leagues to form a grand masters team from within their own league.
The Grand Masters age eligibility guidelines for both the Ontario & Canadian Championship is 45 years of age in the year of the event, so in theory a pitcher or position player could actually be 44 years old as long as he turns 45 years old before the end of 2006.
(OASA) Ontario Masters Championship
Date : July 21, 22, 23 / 2006
Location : Grafton Ontario
Contact : Bob Abbot 905-852-9459
Divisions : Masters & Grand Masters
Masters Division : Pitchers 40 or older, can be 39 as long they turn 40 anytime during 2006. Position players 37 or older, can be 36 as long as they turn 37 anytime during 2006.

Grand Masters Division : Pitchers and position players 45 or older, can be 44 as long as they turn 45 anytime during 2006. The Grand Masters division is a new division added for 2006.

Women's Masters Division : A non sanctioned tournament for Women's Masters Teams
OASA Web Site : http://www.oasa.ca/

(CMFA) Canadian Masters Championship
Date : Aug. 25, 26, 27 / 2006
Location : Cobourg, Ontario
Contact : PADDY NOLAN    H (705) 924-2952    C (705) 761-1610  fitznol(at)hotmail.com

The tournament will offer a Men's Masters division, Women's
Masters division and will be including the Men's Grand Masters division
for the first time. Same age rules as OASA Championship.

Yours in Sport
Dave Birnie
Web Site Administrator
Ontario Masters Fastball
Web Site :
E-mail : ranger11(at)idirect.com
E-mail : ontariomasters(at)hotmail.com