CONGRATULATIONS TO LEASIDE, 2019 9U AAA OBA CHAMPIONS!!!
2019 Ontario 9U AAA Championship: August 30 - September 1
The North Toronto Baseball Association would like to extend a warm welcome to each of the players, coaches, families and friends to the Ontario Rookie AAA Championship Tournament. We hope that you have a fun, safe, and memorable experience! Please refer to this Web site for important information regarding the tournament. We will be updating this Web site regularly.
Here is the OBA approved game schedule.
Goulding South, 6PM, Friday, August 30 (please try to arrive early if possible)
Real Time Tournament Results
Link to game schedule
Andrea Mayzel to send email updates to coaches of remaining teams.
Donations in Kind
Games will be held at the following parks:
(Jays Care project)
Goulding North: dirt/clay; 245-250-245 to the fence; standard ground rules: imaginary line from dugout fence to the foul pole.
Goulding South: dirt/clay; 230-240-230 to the fence; standard ground rules: imaginary line from dugout fence to the foul pole.
Clanton Park - 30 Palm Drive, Toronto, ON
Clanton East: crusher dust; no outfield fence - unlikely trees in play, but umpire's discretion; imaginary line from 3rd base dugout fence to treeline; imaginary line from 1st base dugout fence to fencepost at Clanton West. Discuss at pre-game conference with umpires.
All four pitching machines will be:
Clanton East will run off a direct line from the storage room. Clanton West will run off a generator.
Approved OBA Rookie Playing Rules
Can be found here, www.baseballontario.com/Umpires/news/rules.aspx
Stephen Davis: North York Board of Directors, President
Mark Karlsen: Former Convenor Minor and Major Rookie OBA Championships; Kitchener Minor Baseball Association
Jon Whitaker: Umpire-in-Chief
In case of unresolved/appealed protest: Chair of Rookie OBA Championship: Annette Hogarth, OBA. Final decision.
- There will be a modest canteen with snacks and drinks for sale at Goulding Park and Clanton Park. Please note, Goulding Park is the main hub.
- From Goulding Park (refer to map):
- Centerpoint Mall is a 3-minute walk north with a food court and restaurants: http://www.centerpointshops.com/restaurants
- Closest grocery store – Food Basics - is a 2-minute drive south on Yonge
- From Clanton Park (refer to map):
- Sheppard and Bathurst is a 3-minute drive, with several restaurants available as you go west on Sheppard.
- Closest grocery store is a 3-minute drive: Metro at Sheppard and Bathurst
- Golden Star Restaurant will have hamburgers and hotdogs for purchase on Saturday at Goulding Park, 11am to 2pm.
- Consider a team potluck!
- We have informed local food trucks that we are hosting the tournament, so some may turn up, but this will be at their discretion – we have not paid them.
Washrooms & Water
Goulding: The Community Centre is open from 8am to 10pm. We have access to their washrooms and water.
Clanton: There are washrooms at the field with sinks for water.
Garbage and Recycling
We are responsible for our own garbage and recycling. Please use the bins that are available. We will be collecting trash and recycling, and replacing the bags throughout the tournament. It is the responsibility of all teams to clear out the dugout after each game.
Important Park Rules
No pegs may be driven into the grass at either Goulding or Clanton. There are irrigation pipes and other lines running just under the surface. If teams or fans are putting up tents, please use weights of some sort to secure them rather than pegs.
We are responsible for any damage to property or turf, so please be respectful.
Any electrical cables must be covered to avoid tripping hazards.
Health and Safety
Goulding Park to North York General Hospital Emergency
- Take Goulding Ave heading east to Yonge St.
- Right on Yonge, left on Cummer, right on Willowdale
- Left on Finch (drive 3.2 km)
- Right on Leslie (drive 2.3km)
- Left on Esther Shiner Blvd
Clanton Park to North York General Hospital Emergency
- Take Palm Dr. east to Bathurst. Turn right to go south on Bathurst
- Left on Wilson
- Left on Avenue – ramp to 401 Eastbound (drive 5.2km)
- Leslie St. exit heading north.
- Right on Esther Shiner Blvd
We have reserved a block of rooms at Holiday Inn Yorkdale. Hotel and contact information are noted below:
Holiday Inn Toronto Yorkdale (Host Hotel)
Rookie AAA OBA Draw