National Championships: Historic 16U Girls Invitational highlights four national events

August 21, 2018


OTTAWA- With the completion of the DQ® 13U National Western, 18U and 21U men’s National Championships last weekend, four more Baseball Canada Championships are set to kick off tomorrow including a bit of history being made at one of the events.

16U Girl’s Invitational

For the first time since 2003 when the event was first played, the 16U Girl’s Invitation will have representation from all ten provinces. This year’s championship will take place in Bedford, Nova Scotia and will include a 12-team field with Nova Scotia and Québec sending two squads each.

PEI sent a squad for the first time in 2017 and New Brunswick will join the fold this year to round out representation from coast-to-coast.

Ontario and Québec had held bragging rights at the 16U Girl’s Invitational since 2012 with Ontario winning three titles while Québec has won four including 2017.

Tournament Website
Live Streaming

DQ® 13U National Championship  

Some of the top 13U clubs in the country will be in Woodstock, Ontario for the DQ® 13U National Championships.  

Ten clubs including host Woodstock will be vying for a national title that was won in 2017 by a squad from North York with silver and bronze medals going to Saskatchewan and Québec, respectively.

Participants include BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, two squads from Québec, Nova Scotia, PEI and host Woodstock.

Opening ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd.

Tournament Website
Live Stream Cowan 1
Live Stream Cowan 2

Ray Carter Cup/15U

The event named after Baseball Canada’s longest serving President features some of the top 15U squads in the country heading to Oshawa, Ontario for a four-day event.

Defending champions, Québec will be back to defend their title won in Summerside, PEI in 2017 and will be joined by 2017 silver and bronze medalists New Brunswick and Saskatchewan along with BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Brampton and host Oshawa from Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Games will take place at three venues with Kinsmen Civic Memorial Stadium as the main venue with games at Clarington NW and Ritson Field.

Tournament Website
Live Streaming

Men’s National

The 50th edition of the Men’s National Championships will see the event head back to the west coast for the second consecutive year with Victoria, BC welcoming ten participating teams. A home run derby will kick off the festivities on Wednesday with participants mashing balls at Royal Athletic Park, home of the Victoria HarbourCats. The 2017 event was memorable for baseball in Canada’s westernmost province with the Burnaby (BC) Bulldogs capturing the gold medal while Fredericton and Red Deer won silver and bronze, respectively.

Tournament Website
Live Stream

 

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The Toronto Blue Jays continue to be an integral partner in the development of Baseball across Canada. The Baseball Canada – Blue Jay partnership extends from the National Teams to grass roots initiatives such as Honda Super Camps, Tournament 12, National Championships and Girls Days. The Blue Jays offer advice, provide expertise and continue to enhance the relationship between professional and amateur baseball in Canada. Please visit: www.bluejays.com

 

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