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Babe Ruth Baseball Pacific Northwest Regional Championships 16-18 yr old Age Bracket July 15 - 21, 2019 Calgary, Alberta, Canada www.brcregionals.com
It is with great pleasure that I welcome the players, coaching staff’s and spectators to the 2019 16-18 Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Calgary. You as players and Coaches have worked long hours in practice and in competition, dedicating yourselves to improving your athletic skills to earn the honor of representing your State/Province in this tournament. I want to extend my thanks to the Calgary League staff, and the Calgary community for making this tournament possible. I wish that all of you have the opportunity to enjoy the recreational and cultural attractions of Calgary during your visit. Again, welcome to all of you and hope everyone’s visit will be a pleasant and rewarding experience. Good Luck and may the best team win this tournament on the journey to the World Series. Butch Butch Hert 16-18 Regional Commissioner
Alberta Babe Ruth Baseball June 1, 2019 Welcome to all State Champions, Coaches and Fans, I would like to offer my congratulations on your efforts that have resulted in your team representing your state in the 2019 16-18 year old Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament. It is with great pleasure that I welcome the players, coaching staff and their spectators to the City of Calgary. Reaching this milestone is the result of many hours in practice and game play, as well as extreme commitment and dedication to your team. You should be very proud of this accomplishment. The information in this package needs to be reviewed carefully by you and should be shared with your team members and their families travelling to Canada. It will be a great resource to help prepare you on everything you need to know prior to arriving and in providing your team an excellent experience in the Regional competition and during your stay in Calgary. I will be at your team check-in and on-site daily during the tournament and look forward to meeting you and your team. I want to extend my thanks to Babe Ruth Calgary, its Executive Board, league families and supporters for the countless hours they have input in the preparation for this tournament. Volunteers are the backbone of the Babe Ruth organization and your efforts are greatly appreciated. Again, welcome to everyone and I hope everyone’s visit will be a pleasant and rewarding experience. Good Luck to all of the teams and may the best team win this leg of the race on the Journey to the World Series. Don Don Young Commissioner Alberta Babe Ruth “Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”
- Babe Ruth Calgary Babe Ruth Baseball June 1, 2019 Dear Participants, Coaches and Fans, Congratulations to each of the qualifying teams. It is a great accomplishment and you should be proud of your achievements thus far. On behalf of Babe Ruth Calgary, its Board of Directors, our league families and the City of Calgary, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Championships. As we look to the week of July 15-21 and the arrival of the eight State Champion teams from the Pacific Northwest Region, we are confident that the caliber of baseball will showcase why each of these teams deserve to be in this competition. Babe Ruth Calgary and its Regional Committee volunteers will be executing their greatest efforts to make the tournament and your stay in Calgary the best that it can be. We hope that you have the opportunity to explore the energy and excitement of our city, the beauty of its location and our surrounding area and discover the reasons why we are proud to call Calgary home. Good luck to all of the teams. You are already Champions and outstanding examples of Babe Ruth baseball at its finest. We look forward to seeing all of you at the tournament in July. Mike Mike Doyle Tournament Director Babe Ruth Calgary
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BABE RUTH BASEBALL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION Welcome to the 2019 Babe Ruth 16-18 yr old Pacific Northwest Regional Championship Tournament(s) July 15th – 21st, 2019 Optimist Ball Park – Diamond #4 Calgary, AB, Canada Congratulations on advancing to the 2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Championship Tournament. This is a significant milestone in your players’ baseball career and we look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Calgary, Alberta nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We hope to make this experience one that your players, families, and fans will remember for years to come. The following materials are designed to provide you with all of the information you will need prior to arrival to help you prepare yourself and your team for the Tournament and your stay in Calgary. Please provide copies of this packet to all members of your team and remind them that they will need appropriate documentation to travel into Canada – passports and birth certificates. We expect visiting families to have safe travels during their travels in Canada, but unexpected circumstances do arise when we least expect it – please ensure your team and its families are covered with valid travel insurance for the duration of your stay.
Before You Arrive In order to run an organized and successful Tournament, we need your cooperation and support in providing specific documentation prior to your arrival. Please email: Mike Doyle, Tournament Director at email@example.com with the following items; 1. Team Roster (Player Name, Jersey #, Birth Year, Bats R/L, Throws R/L, Position) See Appendix 1 2. Team Photo (Specifications: jpg or tiff format with Team Member Identification) These items must arrive by midnight, Monday, July 8th, to be included in the tournament program. In addition you need to have a team photo with player ID uploaded to Babe Ruth online. These items do not take the place of the information that is required in your official documents. 3. Head Coach / Manager / Team Administrator – Provide names and cell phone numbers for each. Admissions In lieu of gate charges, the Pacific Northwest Regionals Committee will be establishing a Community Fee of $500 USD per team, allowing teams, fans and spectators to come and go to games at their will. Please make cheque payable to: Babe Ruth Calgary and bring to your designated check-in time. Please note that the City of Calgary bylaws prohibit; Weapons, Drugs, Tobacco, Alcohol and Animals (with the exception of service animals) in designated sports field areas. Please do not bring any of these Items into the Optimist Ball Park area.
Babe Ruth Baseball Pacific Northwest Region BORDER CROSSING REQUIREMENTS BY LAND Effective June 1, 2009, all travelers must present documents to enter U.S./Canada. These documents must be: • A valid U.S. or Canadian passport; or • A U.S. Passport Card (only valid for land and sea) – U.S. citizens only; or • Trusted Travel Program Card such as NEXUS, SENTRI OR FAST; or • An Enhanced Driver’s License from a province or territory where a U.S. approved EDL/EIC program has been implemented. U.S. and Canadian children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or certified copy of their birth certificate or other proof of citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card to enter. Groups of U.S. and Canadian children ages 16 through 18, when traveling with a school or religious group, social organization, or sports team, will be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship. Note: Adults traveling across the U.S./Canada with children who are not their own should have a written note from the parent or guardian giving permission for the children to leave the country. The permission should include the name and contact information of the parent/guardian. BY AIR Effective June 1, 2009, all travelers must present a valid passport or a valid NEXUS card (when used at kiosks at participating airports) to enter U.S./Canada. This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of age, including children. Note: A passport is mandatory for air travel between the United States and Canada. Please ensure that you have the correct documents for traveling across borders. For more information visit: www.canada.gc.ca OR www.travel.state.gov
TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANT INFORMATION Officials of the Babe Ruth League program and the Host League have made extensive efforts to ensure your stay at our Regional Tournament will be pleasant and rewarding. We expect all participants to fully cooperate with the following Tournament Rules and Regulations. • All Team Members must be present for check-in at the time designated by the Tournament Host. • Where the Sponsoring Host has arranged an Opening Ceremony as part of the Tournament schedule, all Team Members are required to attend in full uniform. • Where the Sponsoring Host has arranged a banquet or picnic as part of the Tournament schedule, all Team Members are required to attend. • All players, managers and coaches must attend all games scheduled for their team. Only the Regional Commissioner or the Tournament Commissioner may grant an exemption to the above where extenuating circumstance are found to exist. Such extenuating circumstances may consist of verified illness or injury, unavoidable travel problems, or other circumstances completely beyond the control of the absent Team Member(s). Any decision regarding an exemption will be the responsibility of the Regional Commissioner or the Tournament Commissioner and such decision shall be final and not subject to appeal. Dual participation by a player, manager or coach in another sporting event does not qualify as an extenuating circumstance and will not be sufficient grounds for granting said exemption. The penalty for violation of the above requirements may be disqualification of the absent player, manager or coach for the remainder of the Tournament, but shall not affect the eligibility of such player, manager or coach, if otherwise eligible, for subsequent levels of play should their team qualify. A mandatory Managers meeting will be held prior to the beginning of Tournament play. All teams must be represented at this meeting. With pre-approval of the Tournament Commissioner, should an extenuating circumstance beyond the control of the Manager prevent his attendance, a team coach may act as a representative. Each player on a team shall wear a different number on his/her uniform. The official Babe Ruth shoulder or cap emblem must be worn either on the left shoulder sleeve or on the official Babe Ruth cap. (For sleeveless jerseys, the emblem must be worn on the front left chest.) All managers and coaches must wear a baseball type uniform of the same design and color as the players’ uniform. (i.e., NO SHORTS – NO JEANS – NO SANDALS.) Game officials shall deal with ON-FIELD conduct. Any player, manager, or coach disqualified from a game shall automatically be suspended from further Tournament participation, pending a review of their actions by the Tournament Commissioner. All such suspensions become effective immediately at the time of disqualification.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPANTS CONDUCT Your conduct must be above reproach on and off the field; any misbehavior or misconduct could not only cause your disqualification from the Tournament but could also result in the disqualification of your team as well. All players shall conduct themselves in a reasonable and acceptable manner in accordance with team discipline rules as set by their Manager or official in charge of the team. Unacceptable behavior shall include: unsportsmanlike conduct, willful damage to property, committing any act considered an offence under law, and not abiding to Tournament rules as set out by the Host Committee. As State/Provincial Champions, you are expected to dress appropriately. You may dress informally and comfortably, however, neatness and cleanliness of appearance at all times is required. Use of ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, SMOKING or CHEWING of TOBACCO by any Team Member, Tournament Official, or Umpire is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. This rule applies during Tournament play at any of the locations being used for any Tournament activity, or at any social function associated with the Tournament. Any VIOLATION of this rule shall be cause for immediate disqualification of the offender(s) from a game(s) or from further Tournament competition. The Tournament Commissioner will review all disqualifications and after considering all relevant facts surrounding such action, he/she may increase such sanction(s) as deemed necessary or appropriate. No Team Member, Tournament Official, or Umpire shall possess or use any PROHIBITED DRUG OR SUBSTANCE at any time during the Tournament. Any such possession or use of same shall be cause for immediate disqualification of the offender(s) from the Tournament. Damage to any personal or physical property by any participating Tournament Member shall be cause for immediate disqualification from the Tournament. Any financial costs incurred will be the direct responsibility of the Team Member(s). For purpose of the rules and regulations of this Tournament, the following definitions apply: (1) “Team Member” is defined to include any Rostered Player, Manager, Coach, or Bat Boy/Bat Girl; (2) “Prohibited Drug” includes any drug not specifically prescribed for that person or any drug that cannot be obtained over the counter, or any drug (or other substance) that is utilized in an excessive, detrimental or abusive manner or dosage. EJECTION – SUSPENSION – DISQUALIFICATION In all cases involving a suspension or disqualification, the Tournament Commissioner will review the circumstances involved and, after taking into consideration all relevant facts, may increase such disciplinary action as is deemed necessary or appropriate. The decision of the Commissioner will be final and there will be no appeal from such decision. If further disciplinary action is deemed necessary, the Manager of the team so disciplined will be provided with written confirmation of the penalty and the reasons thereof. The Commissioner will retain a copy of the disqualification report and any supplementary correspondence and it will be forwarded to the Pacific Northwest Regional Commissioner for further review and possible additional penalties. The penalty provisions are quite clear. It is strictly a matter of the enforcement of what we accept as the proper code of conduct keeping in mind the spirit and purpose of what we are involved in and what our objectives are.
Notwithstanding any provision contained in any tournament rule, regulation, provision, agreement or memorandum to the contrary, the Tournament Commissioner shall maintain and have final authority for all aspects of this tournament and may impose the removal, suspension or disqualification of any team member or team from the tournament, and/or take whatever other actions or issue such directives as deemed necessary or appropriate for the administration of the tournament. Disregard by any Team Member of the foregoing rules and regulations or any subsequent rule, regulation or guideline hereafter enacted, shall be sufficient grounds for that Team Member to be withdrawn from the tournament. Any player so withdrawn shall be placed under the supervision and control of his/her Team Manager. Babe Ruth Baseball PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION 2019 TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS Don Young Regional Tournament Commissioner 1-403-660-3675 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Doyle Regional Tournament Director 1-403-589-5987 email@example.com
2019 Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament Schedule of Events Monday, July 15th - Team Check-In Optimist Arena – Arena Meeting Room 5020 – 26th Avenue SW, Calgary Required documents are as follows: Copy of League Accident and Liability Insurance Policy Tournament Team Roster certified and signed by your League President Letter of League Eligibility Tournament Form signed by State Commissioner Consent for Treatment form Coaching Certification ID Card or Certificate Note that the official Babe Ruth shoulder or cap emblem must be worn either on the left shoulder sleeve or on the official Babe Ruth cap of each player, manager and coach. All tournament teams will check-in at Arena Meeting Room at the times listed below. All team members must be present for team check-in and teams will present their Official Tournament Documents at that time. 12:30 PM Host 1:00 PM Alberta 1:15 PM Montana 1:30 PM North Wash 1 1:45 PM North Wash 2 2:00 PM South Wash 1 2:15 PM South Wash 2 2:30 PM Wyoming 1 2:45 PM Wyoming 2 3:00 PM British Columbia 3:30 PM Mandatory Managers and Coaches Meeting – Arena Meeting Room - Tournament officials will address the interpretation / discussion of tournament rules. 4:30 PM Alberta Hosted BBQ for all in attendance at no charge. 5:30 PM Commencement of Opening Ceremonies - Optimist Diamond #4 All players, coaches and managers must be in full uniform. Teams will assemble at the Diamond’s East gate (Third Base side) at 6:15 pm
July 15, 2019 - Opening Ceremonies Itinerary 4:30 - 5:30 pm - BBQ 5:30 pm - Player assembly on East side of diamond (third base side) 5:45 pm - Parade of Teams/Coaching Staff 6:00 pm - Welcome – Mike Doyle – Tournament Director 6:05 pm - Speech – Don Young – Commissioner 6:10 pm - Singing of Anthems – Star Spangled Banner & O’Canada - Opening Pitch & Declaration of the Pacific Northwest Regionals Championship Open - Closing Remarks & Good Luck to All Athletes 6:20 pm - Parade of Athletes out of diamond
POOLS Round 1 Round 2 Blues AA Blues AA Lakeside RBI DB’s Primetime Newcastle New West BC New West BC RBI DB’s FC Lobos CB River Dogs Primetime Blues AAA Blues AAA FC Lobos Lakeside Newcastle CB River Dogs 2019 PNW 16-18 REGIONAL GAME SCHEDULE Date Game Time Teams Score Score July 16 1 10:00 am Blues AA vs Primetime 2 1:00 pm New West BC vs RBI DBs 3 4:00 pm New West BC vs CB River Dogs 4 7:00 pm Blues AAA vs FC Lobos Teams Off: Lakeside // Newcastle July 17 5 9:00 am RBI DBs vs CB River Dogs 6 11:30 am Blues AA vs Lakeside 7 2:00 pm Lakeside vs Primetime 8 4:30 pm FC Lobos vs Newcastle 9 7:00 pm Blues AAA vs Newcastle Teams Off: New West BC July 18 10 9:00 am FC Lobos vs Primetime 11 11:30 am New West BC vs Primetime 12 2:00 pm Blues AA vs Newcastle 13 4:30 pm Lakeside vs CB River Dogs 14 7:00 pm Blues AAA vs CB River Dogs Teams Off: RBI DBs July 19 15 10:00 am Blues AA vs RBI DBs 16 1:00 pm RBI DB’s vs Newcastle 17 4:00 pm Blues AAA vs Lakeside 18 7:00 pm New West BC vs FC Lobos Teams Off: Primetime // CB River Dawgs
July 20 19 10:00 am Seed #1 vs Seed #4 20 1:00 pm Seed #2 vs Seed #3 21 4:00 pm PNW Regional Championship Game – W19 vs W20 Winner advances to World Series in Mobile, AL– Aug 2- 9 Home Team for Pool Play will be determined by coin toss at the Managers and Coaches Meeting. Higher seeded team will determine Home team for Playoffs. Home team will occupy 3rd base dugout and Visitor will occupy 1st base dugout. In the case of a tie, tiebreakers will apply to common opponents only. For example, if teams 1 and 4 and 6 have the same overall record and one team has not beat the other two OR one team has not lost to the other two – then the remaining tiebreaking criteria will apply ONLY to those games against common opponents (including themselves if they have all played each other). As per the tie-breaking format in package the tiebreakers are used in order to advance or seed ONE team at a time. Each time a tie is broken to advance one team, leaving a tie between two or more teams, the situation reverts to criterion #2. (Head-to-Head results). If too many teams are tied to allow for a common opponent, Fewest Runs Given Up – for all games played will be used to advance or seed one team or eliminate a team or teams. If tied at this level it will revert back to a common opponent for the remaining teams. Tournament games play by play action may be followed via PointStreak. http://brcregionals.com/statistics-standings-pointstreak/ on your computer Pointstreak Mobile on your smart phone – download the free app today!
Babe Ruth Baseball Pacific Northwest Region POOL PLAY & TIE-BREAKER FORMAT Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament competitions will begin with a pool play format. Each of two divisions (American and National) will play a pool play schedule as determined by the Commissioner under whose jurisdiction the tournament falls. Teams will be seeded at the beginning of a single-elimination competition according to the position they finished in pool play. Pool play standings will be determined as follows: 1) WIN – LOSS RECORD The tie breakers are used in order to advance or seed ONE team at a time. Each time a tie is broken to advance one team, leaving a tie between two or more teams, the situation reverts to criterion #2. (Head-to- Head results). If still tied: 2) RESULTS OF HEAD-TO-HEAD COMPETITION Example: Three teams are tied with identical records for the first place at the end of pool play. Teams A, B and C played against each other once in pool play. Team A won all of its games against Team B and Team C during pool play. Result – Team A advances, which then creates a two-way tie between Team B and Team C. That tie then is broken by reverting to criterion #2. If still tied: 3) FEWEST RUNS GIVEN UP If the results of the head-to-head matchup(s) of the teams that are involved in the tie cannot break the tie (because no team defeated each of the other teams in the tie each time they played, or because no team has defeated all of the other teams involved in the tie, or because the teams involved in the tie did not play one another during pool play), then the tie is broken using criterion #3. The remaining teams’ tie is broken by reverting to criterion #2. If still tied: 4) RUN DIFFERENTIAL WITH A MAXIMUM OF 10 PER GAME In the event a tie is created by virtue of a forfeited game, and the tie cannot be broken by criterion #2 or #3, the order of criterions #3 and #4 will be reversed and applied to the tie. Since the number of runs which might have been scored during the game may have affected the fewest runs allowed standing (and the awarding of the forfeit gives the “winning team” no additional runs given up), this order will better adjust for that event. Note: The ten run rule is in effect for all games played. The score in any forfeited game will be 7-0 against the forfeiting team.
Tournament Pitching Rules – These pitch count limitations will apply to all tournament games played in District, Area, State, Regional and World Series competition. For the local league season, leagues are still permitted to use pitching limitations as defined in Rule 0.06 and under Local League Options – Pitch Count. There are no limitations on the number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a tournament (bracket or pool play) game subject to the following pitch count limitations: Tournament Pitching Rest Requirements: AGE DAILY MAX (PITCHES IN GAME/DAY REST PERIOD 0 Days 1 Days 2 Days 9-10 75 1-40 41-65 66+ 11-12 85 1-40 41-65 66+ 13-15 95 1-45 46-75 76+ 16-18 105 1-45 46-75 76+ A. A League Age 7-8 – No pitcher is allowed to pitch in more than two innings per game, with a pitcher not being permitted to pitch in more than three (3) consecutive days (including double headers if applicable). If a pitcher pitches in 3 consecutive days (6 innings max), the pitcher is required a day’s rest. The two innings per game would reset after a day’s rest. B. A League Age 9-10 – Pitcher shall not deliver more than 75 pitches in the same game or on the same day. Exception: If the pitcher reaches the maximum pitch count limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until the batter reaches base safely or is put out. C. A League Age 11-12 – Pitcher shall not deliver more than 85 pitches in the same game or on the same day. Exception: If the pitcher reaches the maximum pitch count limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until the batter reaches base safely or is put out. D. A League Age 13-15 – Pitcher shall not deliver more than 95 in the same game or on the same day. Exception: If the pitcher reaches the maximum pitch count limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until the batter reaches base safely or is put out. E. A League Age 16-18 – Pitcher shall not deliver more than 105 in the same game or on the same day. Exception: If the pitcher reaches the maximum pitch count limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until the batter reaches base safely or is put out. NOTE: No Pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three (3) consecutive days regardless of pitch count. Exemption 7-8 year divisions. F. Intentional Walk Rule – An intentional base on balls may be given by the defensive team by having its catcher or coach request the umpire to award the batter first base. This may be done before pitching to the batter or on any ball and strike count. Time is called and the ball shall be declared dead before making the award.
G. The pitch count is determined by the age of the tournament regardless of the player’s league age. For example, a 12- year-old swing player participates and pitches on a 13-year-old tournament team. The pitch count that will be used for this situation is the 13-15-year-old tournament pitch count. Same would apply to the 15-year-old swing player that participates on a 16-18-year-old tournament play. H. All pitchers must adhere to the pitch count rest requirements. I. In a game suspended by darkness, weather or other causes and resumed the following calendar day, the pitcher at the time the game was halted may continue to the extent of his/her eligibility. J. Games in which an ineligible pitcher has been used, as specified in paragraph 4, shall be declared forfeited. The withdrawal of an ineligible pitcher after that pitcher is announced, or after a warm-up pitch is delivered, but before that player has pitched ball to a batter, shall not be considered a violation. Tournament Officials are urged to take precautions to prevent forfeits. K. All players have full pitching eligibility beginning at each level of tournament competition. (District, State, Area, Regional and World Series) Official Pitch Count Record A. The Tournament Director must designate the scorekeeper or another game official as the official pitch count statistician. The pitch count statistician shall record all pitches as defined in the rule book (Rule 2.00 – A pitch is a ball delivered to the batter by the pitcher), in addition to any pitches delivered to the batter ruled a “no pitch” by the umpire. B. The pitch count statistician must provide the current pitch count for any pitcher when requested by either manager or any umpire. However, the manager has the ultimate responsibility for knowing when his/her pitcher must be removed to meet the rest requirements above. C. The official pitch count statistician should inform the umpire-in-chief when a pitcher has delivered his/her maximum limit of pitches for the game, as noted above. The umpire-in-chief will inform the pitcher’s manager that the pitcher must be removed. However, the failure by the pitch count statistician to notify the umpire-in-chief, and/or the failure of the umpire-in-chief to notify the manager, does not relieve the manager of his/her responsibility to remove a pitcher when that pitcher is no longer eligible.
DIAMOND INFORMATION Directions to Optimist Diamond #4/Optimist Arena Meeting Room 5020 – 26 Ave SW, Calgary North or South from Sarcee Trail, turn East on Richmond Road, turn left on 50th Street SW (which turns into 51st Street SW - landmarks are Canadian Tire and Calgary Coop), proceed North to 26th Avenue SW (T- intersection at the playground) and turn left (West). At end of 26th Avenue SW is a service road heading North which takes you into the ball diamond parking lot. Note: Parking is also available by turning right and then left into the Optimist Athletic Park/Arena Meeting Room parking lot. There is a short walk across the softball diamond to get into the Optimist Diamond.
Arena Mtg Parking Room Turn left or right for parking Parking
From Glenmore Trail SW take Crowchild Trail North exit. Take ramp exit on right to 50 Avenue SW and turn right onto 50 Avenue SW. Head East on 50th Avenue until you drive past the track and baseball diamond. Turn right on service road into Glenmore Athletic Park. Turn right to gain access to baseball diamond. Optimist Diamond Glenmore Diamond
Service Road Washrooms
Hello, We are looking forward to welcoming your team the Delta Calgary South, proud sponsor/host hotel of the 2019 Babe Ruth Calgary Regionals Baseball Tournament, from July 15-21. Located in the heart of the Macleod Trail Business and Entertainment district, we are within walking distance to great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment and parking is complimentary. A listing of local attractions can be seen by clicking on this link, and a video of our hotel can be viewed here. We are a very team-friendly hotel with two swimming pools and whirlpools, the largest waterslide in South Calgary (recently renovated), two well-equipped fitness facilities and yoga room, a complimentary business centre, and three on- site dining facilities. We have recently upgraded our high-speed wireless system across our entire hotel including guest rooms and all public areas to ensure a more pleasant browsing experience. Our Delta guest rooms with two queen beds have been fully renovated to include a 42” HD TV enhanced by a proprietary Marriott/GuestTek smart system that carries applications like Netflix and Youtube, and several power outlets on the desk along with four USB ports. The rooms also feature a cordless phone, safe, fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, and iron & board. Wi-Fi and bottled water are free in these rooms. A very special rate of $139 plus taxes, inclusive of hot breakfast for up to 4 people per room, has been extended to this tournament for Delta rooms, based on availability. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate room type requests but room types are not guaranteed. RESERVATION PROCESS Please contact Maria Powell, Senior Sales Manager, as soon as possible to request a block of rooms for your team at 403-225-8622 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . A reservation link will be sent to the group contact to share with your team for on-line reservations. The absolute deadline for booking rooms is July 1, 2019. Cancellation policy for a guest room reservation is 48 hours prior to the day of arrival. HOSPITALITY ROOMS We offer complimentary communal (shared) hospitality space from 6:00pm-11:00pm in the evenings for all teams staying with us, and time slots within the space are available on a first come, first serve basis. If your group requires a private meeting room there is a $35 rental charge per hour until 11:00pm, and based on availability at time of request. Should you choose to order a team meal through our Catering department, rental will be waived with the purchase of a meal for a minimum of 20 people. Extended hours until 1:30am may be available at $50/hour, and requests for extended hours must be confirmed at least 4 days prior to arrival along with a credit card for payment. To register within the communal space, to reserve a private room, and/or to arrange a catered team meal, please contact Kim at 403-225-8631 at least two weeks prior to arrival. Kind regards, Maria Powell / Senior Sales Manager Delta Calgary South
What is a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury? A concussion, also called a mild traumatic brain injury, is a head injury caused by the brain being shaken around inside the skull after a direct blow to the head, or a sudden jerking of the head or neck when the body is hit. You don't have to pass out (lose consciousness) to have a concussion. Some people will have symptoms of a concussion, such as passing out or forgetting what happened right before the injury, but others won't. When should I go to the hospital? There is more risk of complications such as bleeding and/or swelling in the brain in the first 24 to 48 hours after the injury. However, complications can happen even weeks later. Call 911 or go to the hospital right away for any of these possible life threatening issues: • become more confused, restless, or agitated • become less alert • you have the worst headache you’ve ever had and a pain medicine (like Tylenol®) isn’t helping • blood or fluid is coming from the nose or ears or bruising around the eyes or ears • loss of vision, blurry vision, or double vision • slurred speech or trouble speaking • sudden weakness on one side of the body • more than 2 episodes of uncontrollable or forceful vomiting that won’t stop • seizure activity (such as abnormal movements, loss of consciousness, loss of bowel or bladder control, biting the tongue) If symptoms get worse at any time or new symptoms from the above list develop, call your doctor or Health Link Alberta. You can also call Health Link Alberta 24/7 if you have questions about concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. Rockyview General Hospital 7007 14 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 1P9 Telephone: 403-943-3000 Foothills Medical Centre 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9 Telephone: 403-944-1110 Alberta Children's Hospital 2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta, T3B 6A8 Telephone: 403-955-7211 South Health Campus 4448 Front Street SE, Calgary, Alberta, T3M 1M4 Telephone: 403-956-1111 Peter Lougheed Centre 3500 26 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 6J4 Telephone: 403-943-4555 Reminder: Don’t forget to arrange valid travel insurance prior to your travels to Canada to cover any unexpected medical expenses.
WEATHER In Calgary weather changes quickly and can create unsafe playing conditions. Please note that umps have full authority over the game once it commences. They may decide upon their own to stop a game however in some cases coaches also have requested the game to be stopped for weather. Sometimes the umpires may call a 20-30 minute break however timing and finality (stop/start) are within their discretion. Babe Ruth Calgary introduced the Matt Kroll Memorial Trophy in memory of one of our own players who was struck by lightning while playing the game. Matt subsequently died of his injuries. The belief was the game was safe to play as the storm had passed by. By the time you can hear the thunder, the storm has already approached to within 5 km (3 miles)! Lightning • The average lightning strike is 8 km long with up to 30 million volts at 100,000 amps flow in less than a tenth of a second. • The average thunderstorm is 10 km wide and moves at a rate of 40 km per hour. • Once the leading edge of a thunderstorm approaches to within 16 km (10 miles), you are at immediate risk due to the possibility of lightning strikes coming from the storm's overhanging anvil cloud. This fact is the reason that many lightning deaths and injuries occur with clear skies overhead. • On average, the thunder from a lightning strike can only be heard over a distance of 5 km (3 miles), depending on terrain, humidity and background noise around you. When halting activities due to lightning, seek indoor shelter immediately and stay away from windows, doors, and anything that conducts electricity such as phones, wiring, plumbing. Safe shelter is: • ideally a substantial building with wiring and plumbing • a hard topped metal vehicle with windows rolled up – ensure that your vehicle is not parked under tall objects that could fall Small buildings, including dugouts, rain shelters, sheds, etc. are NOT SAFE. People who have been struck by lightning do not carry an electrical charge and can be safely handled, but victims may be suffering from burns or shock and should receive medical attention immediately. If you come across someone who has been struck, call for medical assistance immediately and, if breathing has stopped, administer mouth-to-mouth or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Player safety is of utmost importance. Please remember this as you make decisions about the weather, games can be continued when danger has passed or rescheduled.
AIR QUALITY POLICY AQHI of 10 or higher means that play will be stopped immediately. (See next page for matrix) The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is a recognized risk management measurement which describes a local reading of air quality as it relates to human health. The AQHI is not real time reporting and can have a lag-time of over one hour. If air quality is changing during athletic activity, be aware of the common symptoms of irritated eyes, coughing, and difficulty breathing in addition to the reported AQHI index. An AQHI index of between 4 and 6, indicates ongoing AQHI air monitoring. Game/Tournament officials should be aware if the index should reach 7 or higher. In Practice situations, athletic activity should be adjusted through reduced intensity, educed duration, and providing rest periods. An AQHI index of over 7 indicates a “high risk” from air pollutants. Officials need to monitor athletes and performance capabilities. Consideration may be given to stoppage of play. The AQHI treats an index value above 10+ as “Very High” with health messages for the “general” and “at risk” populations to reschedule all outdoor activities – strenuous or not. Athletes are in the “at-risk” population because of the intensity and duration of exposure to outdoor air quality. In order to obtain AQHI go to: https://weather.gc.ca/airquality/pages/provincial_summary/ab_e.html#centred-popup or http://airquality.alberta.ca/map/
This table is a summary of air quality health messages by category Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Health Air Quality Health Messages Risk Health Index At Risk Population* General Population Low Risk 1-3 Enjoy your usual outdoor activities. Ideal air quality for outdoor activities. Moderate 4-6 Consider reducing or rescheduling No need to modify your usual outdoor Risk strenuous activities outdoors if you activities unless you experience are experiencing symptoms. symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation. High Risk 7-10 Reduce or reschedule strenuous Consider reducing or rescheduling activities outdoors. Children and strenuous activities outdoors if you the elderly should also take it easy. experience symptoms such as coughing and throat irritation. Very High Above 10 Avoid strenuous activities Reduce or reschedule strenuous activities Risk outdoors. Children and the elderly outdoors, especially if you experience should also avoid outdoor physical symptoms such as coughing and throat exertion. irritation.
PLACES TO EAT CLOSE TO THE DIAMOND Restaurants The National Westhills - 180 Stewart Green SW Earl’s – Signal Hill - 140 Stewart Green SW Moxie’s Grill & Bar - 120 Stewart Green SW Montana’s Cookhouse - 5622 Signal Hill Centre SW Humpty’s Family Restaurant - 125 Stewart Green SW (Westhills Shopping Center) Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill - 5658 Signal Hill Centre SW Boston Pizza – Pizza & Pasta - 5255 Richmond Road SW Buffalo Bob’s Canadian Pub - 3715 51 St SW Fast Food McDonald’s – Signal Hill - 100 Stewart Green SW A & W – Burgers - 5621 Signal Hill Centre SW Wendy’s – Burgers - 5929 Signal Hill Centre SW OPA! Souvlaki of Greece – Greek Fast Food - 141A Stewart Green SW Booster Juice – Signal Hill (Sandwiches/Subs & Smoothies) - 131 Stewart Green SW Edo Japan – Fast Food Japanese - Westhills Town Centre - 141B Stewart Green SW Subway - 137 Stewart Green SW Mr. Sub - 5253 Richmond Road SW Coffee Tim Hortons – Coffee - 5927 Signal Hill Centre SW
Starbucks – Coffee - 274 Stewart Green SW - 200 Stewart Green SW - 5570 Signal Hill Centre SW Second Cup – Coffee - 5644 Signal Hill Center SW SHOPPING Chinook Centre Mall - 6455 Macleod Trail SW Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary Market Mall – 2625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary Sunridge Mall – 2525 – 36 Street NE, Calgary Cross Iron Mills Outlets - 261055 CrossIron Blvd, Calgary
THINGS TO SEE AND DO There are so many things to see and do in the Calgary area. We have listed a few of our favorites below, but suggest you also check out the 2018 Tourism Calgary Visitor’s Guide posted on our Regionals website www.brcregionals.com. Calaway Park – amusement park – 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary www.calawaypark.com Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary www.calgaryzoo.com Canada Olympic Park – Zipline, Mini-golf, skyline Luge – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary www.winsport.ca Heritage Park Historical Village – 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary www.HeritagePark.ca Fort Calgary – 750 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary www.fortcalgary.com Calgary Tower – 101 9th Ave SW, Calgary www.calgarytower.com Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 Saint George's Dr NE, Calgary www.sparkscience.ca Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Ave SE, Calgary www.glenbow.org Southland Leisure Centre – wavepool, waterslides – 2000 Southland Dr SW, Calgary Cineplex Odeon – Westhills – 165 Stewart Green SW, Calgary Cineplex Odeon – Scotiabank Chinook - 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary Just a short drive away… Banff National Park – offering hiking, glacier tours, Hot Springs, and much more, Banff, AB www.banffnationalpark.com Dinosaur Provincial Park – Drumheller, AB www.tyrrellmuseum.com Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump – Fort Macleod, AB www.history.alberta.ca/headsmashedin TOURISM LINKS http://www.where.ca/alberta/calgary/ http://www.visitcalgary.com/ http://www.calgaryarea.com http://www.banff.com
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