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Provincials

Our Provincial Championships are held each year in the London, Ontario area over various weekends in August and September.

Over 300 teams will compete in more than 20 divisions for distinctive Awards, USSSA berths, recognition as the Provincial Champions in their division, and travel expenses!

Dates
2019 SPO Worth™ Provincial Championship Dates

August 16 - 18, 2019
Mens C 
Womens B, C

August 23 - 25, 2019
Mens D, E 
Womens D, E

September 6 - 8, 2019
Mens A, B 
Womens A
All Masters

September 13 - 15, 2019
All Coed

All divisions will be played in the London and surrounding area.
 
How to Qualify
Want to compete at the 2019 SPO Worth™ Provincial Championships where your team can win special Awards, travel expenses, USSSA berths and the title of PROVINCIAL CHAMPION in your division?

It's EASY!

We want to see you there too, so we give you lots of ways to get you there* ...

1. INVITATION: If you are a team registered in an SPO League, your team automatically receives an Invitation! (Invitation emails are sent to the Team Contacts in July each year.)

2. QUALIFIER: Earn a Qualifier by finishing in the top half of the teams in your division at just ONE Provincial Qualifying Tournament!

3. PARTICIPATION PROGRAM: Ask for an Invitation through our Participation Program if you haven't been able to earn one in a tournament!

4. SPECIAL REQUEST: As for an Invitation if a Provincial Qualifying Tournament is not offered for your particular division of play, or near you!

(*Some conditions may apply. Call or email the SPO Office for more information.)

See you on the diamonds!
How to Register

Only online entries will be accepted.

Entry fee is $495 (plus HST), plus any applicable SPO Membership Fees. Payment may be made be using our secure online payment option, EMT to provincials@slopitch.org  (Password: 2019ENTRY), by certified cheque or by money order. Any certified cheque or money order must be received in the SPO Office no later than the Entry Deadline of your weekend of play, and can be mailed or delivered to: Slo-Pitch Ontario Association, Attention: Provincial Payments, 7-8 Hiscott Street, St Catharines, ON L2R 1C6.

Team Contact will need to submit their Roster at the time of registration. The roster for competing teams must be identical to your registered 2018 Roster (League Roster or Tournament Roster from the Event in which the Team qualified). Additions to the Roster are not permitted.

All Players will be required to be "Active" Members in order to participate.

Please review the Guidelines and Rules for any additional information.

Coed 6/4 Playing Procedures

The following is an outline of the Coed 6/4 Playing Procedures:

Batting Order
The batting order consists of a minimum of 10 players (minimum 4 males and 4 females). Any 10 (maximum 6 males and minimum of 4 females) may play defense. The batting order must alternate sexes with the exception that no more than 2 males may ever bat back to back. This will happen twice in the order. In the event of a team playing 5 males and 5 females, the batting order will alternate sexes. If there are 6 females and 4 males then the batting order must alternate sexes with the exception that no more than 2 males may ever bat back to back. Again, this will happen twice in the order.

Extra Players
Additional players, up to the number of players on the team’s legal roster (maximum 20), may be used. They must be added in pairs, one male and one female. (Teams must be 6/4, 7/5, 8/6, etc.) If more than 10 players are on the batting order, any 10 (minimum 4 females) may play defense.

If a player is unable to continue the game, and no legal substitute is available when he/she is due up to bat, the batter is declared out. Play continues with the next player in the batting order coming to bat. If, with 2 out, the batter before the missing player is walked (intentional or unintentional), the automatic out is waived and the next batter will bat. (This does not apply if the player is declared unable to continue just prior to the team’s offensive half of the inning).

A team may not add extra player(s) at a later time. Any player that leaves the game for any reason may not return to the game. If a player leaves the game for any reason, leaving the team with less than ten players, the team must have a substitute available to replace the absent player or that team will forfeit the game. Exception: A player who has left the game under the Blood Rule may return.

Substitution
Substitutes must be listed on the line-up card. A male may substitute for a male, and a female may substitute for a female or a male.

Walks
When a male batter who is followed by a female receives ANY walk, he is awarded second base and the female must take her turn at bat. When a male batter who is followed by a male batter receives ANY walk, he is awarded first base only.

Courtesy Runners
It must be male for male, or female for male or female. May be any player on the official roster and listed on the official lineup.

Short-Handed Rule
There will be no Short-handed Rule in Coed.

Accommodations

We have negotiated special rates for SPO Super Series and Senior Circuit teams at various London hotels and lodging facilities. Be sure to tell them you are a Super Series or Senior Circuit team when booking! Please do not book online! Call direct to get the SPO rate!

As always, we appreciate and thank you for your support of the businesses who support SPO and our Tournament Programs.

 

    591 Wellington Road, London, (519) 681-7151
    From $169/night
   

 

   1156 Wellington Road South, London, (519) 685-9300
    From $79.99/night
   

 

 

    1100 Wellington Road South, London, (519) 681-1240
    From $105/night
   

   

     1150 Wellington Road South, London, (519) 681-0600
    (Use SET/Corporate Account # 540891)   

    From $112/night     

     

    

 

   

     855 Wellington Road South, London, (519) 668-7900
     From $84/night

    

 

    1120 Dearness Drive, London, (519) 680-1024
    From $89/night

   

 

 

    824 Exeter Road, London, (519) 649-4500
    From $105/night
   

 

 

    800 Exeter Road, London, (519) 681-1200
    From $99/night

IMPORTANT:  The Ramada London (Exeter Road) is not a business in good standing with SPO.  Given this, we are asking teams to not support this property location.  Teams insistent on staying at the Ramada London will not be welcome in any SPO Events.  Should you have any questions, or require any further information with respect to this matter, please contact Tom Buchan directly at (905) 646-7773.

2018 Provincial Results

Week 1
Mens C, Womens B & C

Week 2
Mens D & E, Womens D & E

Week 3
MastersCoed

Week 4
Mens A & B, Womens A