Updated November 12, 2018
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RSPA Recreational Slo-Pitch
is a recreational, coed (7M-3F) slo-pitch league for adults in the
Mississauga, west Toronto-Etobicoke area. RSPA is the largest coed league in the GTA with 190 teams in 26 divisions for 2018 and ALL the teams make the playoffs! RSPA offers the most coed divisions of any league, with divisions in SPN Coed C/D level, with several different levels of Coed "E", Coed "F" and a "Corporate/ Fun" division for corporate teams. We are SPN affiliated, fully insured and use SPN carded umpires. A great league, with lots of other activites — Volleyball Night; All-Star Night with home run, base running, throwing and other contests and FREE barbecue, and the BEST banquet in town! -- www.slopitch1.com/rspa/
Looking forward to a great 2019 season!

Orangeville 28th Annual Sno-Pitch Tourney
Two-Day - Sat-Sunday, January 19-20, 2019


COED 6M-4F, 4 scheduled games

SPN rules apply, SPN awards, SPN Provincial qualifier for 2019
Snopitch

For info/forms,
contact Chris Dryden cdryden@rogers.com

Entry Fee: $350
Headquarters is Stomping Grounds, 35 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1J7 - map

RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch League did a Food Bank Drive

RSPA Coed Slo-Pitch League added a Food Bank donation drive to all four of our RSPA banquets. We collected food items such as cans and non-perishable food, including: baby food and formula, peanut butter, canned fish and meat, canned fruits and vegetables, rice, grains, lentils, beans, dried pasta, pasta sauce and canned tomatoes (whole or crushed), cans of soup and stew, etc. We also collected $115 in cash and the league added to it for a total of $200. I delivered the 22 boxes of food to the local food drive at the Salvation Army. While I was there I saw first-hand the people coming in looking for help to make it through to the next week. So we did make a difference!
RSPA banquet 2018
Updated November 5, 2018

The RSPA 2018 Awards Banquet and Dances are now scheduled for 4 dates:
Saturday, October 13, Saturday, October 20, Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3, 2018.
The Saturday, October 27 banquet will be a Halloween banquet.
The Saturday, November 3 banquet is already FULL.
A great party to end the season with great food, drinks, dancing and door prizes!
LOCATION: Lions Banquet Hall, 45 Avondale Blvd, Brampton, ON L6T 1H1
south side, just west of Bramalea Road, 3 blocks north of Steeles Ave (just north of the airport) map
Banquet tickets will not be printed. We will use on-line/email pdf tickets.

RSPA BANQUET INFO
• All teams will be assigned a banquet date for their team.
• Teams may request to switch dates if they prefer, but date switches must be approved.
• Teams or individual players may attend more than one date if tickets are available.
• Tickets are $50 per person and include open bar (all you can drink) and all-you-can-eat buffet.
• Banquet tickets will NOT be handed out. A pdf version of the ticket is available on-line for info only.
• Tickets should be sold throughout the season.
• Banquet tickets are non-transferable (this is one of the ways that helps to keep our costs down).
• Each team is required to pre-pay the banquet deposit of $200 which covers the first four (4) tickets.
• Banquet deposit is usually minimum 6 tickets per team; for 2018 will be only 4 tickets per team.
• If you require additional tickets, print off temporary tickets from 2018 Banquet Ticket
• Each team must confirm the number of tickets that are required 7 days before the banquet.
• The team rep is required to pay for the balance of the tickets at the door at the banquet.
REMEMBER - Whatever number of tickets that you confirm, you MUST pay for.
• Team are also required to donate a door prize
(all teams have somebody that can get a door prize) valued $25.00-30.00.


RSPA Banquet Saturday, October 13

Chantal Picotte from 6ix Crew won the large screen TV, Mika from Special K's won the microwave and Hope from Litigaters won the Kuerig.



RSPA Banquet Saturday, October 20

Eduardo Romero from Hardballs won the large screen TV, Sergio Pagrotta won the Kuerig. ??? won the microwave and crockpot.


RSPA Banquet Saturday, October 27 - Halloween Banquet

Another amazing party! Brandon Pitts from Streetsville Swingers won the large screen TV, Christine Maciocin from Looseballs-Thu won the microwave, Neil Sproat from Unathletics won the Kuerig.


RSPA Banquet Saturday, November 3

Just a little crowded, a great party! After some of us played 4 or 5 games in the one-day Saturday tournament. Leslie from Rage-X won the TV. Somebody won the microwave?, the Kuerig?, the crockpot, the Miken DC-41 bat? The food drive continued and we collected so much food, ?? boxes and $115 dollars in cash, which I will deliver to the food bank this week.

RSPA Slo-Pitch Last Bash Summer Tournament September 22-23


Yolowarmers partied
What a great weekend! 91 teams even going against the NSA Provincials and a bunch of league playoff weekends. Scrambling for parks, scrambling for umpires. Even had two umpires fly in on Westjet from Edmonton to umpire for the weekend. Thanks Dennis and Jeff! A couple of great guys!
• Scallywags beat Assassins to win Coed D with Yolowarmers and Pich Slap (Tux) in 3rd and 4th.
- Yolowarmers may have partied too much - see photos and videos posted below.
• Bang Bang beat Massive Hits to win Coed E1 with Unathletics and Moneyballers in 3rd and 4th.
• Bats n Mitts beat Hit or Swiss to win Coed E2 with Last Call and Superior Interiors in 3rd and 4th.
• Chicks n Dicks beat Ace of Bastoni to win Coed F1 with Unnecessary and Crazy Pitches in 3rd/4th.
• Brew Jays-2 beat Brew Jays-3 to win Coed F2 with Designated Drinkers-1, Wheat Kings 3/4.
• Barflys beat 6ix Crew to win Coed F3 with Trash Pandas and Pay2Day in 3rd and 4th.
• Bunch of Bums finally won by beating Multiple Scoregasms to win Mens E.
- Team Makina playing mens set a new record by going 0-4 with a plus-minus of -22.
• Trevor Fuchs from Unnecessary won the bat draw and nobody claimed the bat bag.

Watch for 2019 RSPA tournament dates ... coming soon!
Contact: Randy Warren — e-mail preferred: accent@slopitch1.com • Cell 416-930-6124
Saturday, November 3: one-day Saturday Fall Ball tournament at Diamond Beach.
January 19-20, 2019 - Orangeville Sno-Pitch.YES outdoors in the snow. Two day.

RSPA 2018 Team Info

New teams may apply, returning teams please re-submit your team info:
RSPA Team Info/Application Form email accent@slopitch1.com.
All of the information for returning teams, new teams and new players is on the web site.
New players, individuals, couples and groups can register by email accent@slopitch1.com.
    We will try to match you up with a team of appropriate level based on your skill and ability.
RSPA practices for new players is no longer "open" and is by invitation only - Info.
The first RSPA league meeting is Tuesday, April 10 (team reps only) - RSPA Meeting Info.
The final RSPA league meeting is Tuesday, May 1 (team reps only) - RSPA Meeting Info.

RSPA INFO - PLEASE READ

TEAM PICTURE - Make sure you take and submit your team photo.
ROSTERS - Random roster checks on all playoff games.
Any player that has not completed the SPN online waiver will not be allowed to participate.
PLAYOFFS - Any player not in uniform will require photo ID to participate.
RAINOUTS - Any rainouts this week MAY NOT BE RESCHEDULED.
NO WALKOFF HOMERUNS - Walkoff homeruns is not a rule and should not be allowed.
No player should be called out for failing to touch first base or any other variance in a temporary walkoff homerun rule.
EJECTIONS - Player ejections from any game is an automatic suspended one additional game as per SPN/RSPA rules.
That means if you are ejected in the last game of the year you will miss the first game of the playoffs. A second ejection will result in a THREE (3) game suspension as per RSPA rules: MINIMUM THREE (3) GAME SUSPENSION will be imposed the SECOND time.
RSPA VOLLEYBALL NIGHT - RSPA volleyball night has been cancelled for 2018.
We needed the Friday dates for make-up games and we did not get a liquor permit.
BANQUET - Accepting early reservations for the RSPA Banquet and Awards Dance. Choose your team date now.
FOUR dates for 2018: • Saturday, October 13 • Saturday, October 20 • Saturday, October 27 • Saturday, November 3.
LEAGUE FEES - Any team with outstanding league fees, including the tournament fee and the banquet deposit
will be taken off the schedule and these games will NOT be replaced or rescheduled.

RW AVAILABILITY - My availability is always posted on the web site at RWavailability
I will be at Irish Shebeen on Wednesday, August 8, 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm.

RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue - Friday, July 20, 2018

  • The RSPA 2018 All-Star Night & Barbecue was held on Friday, July 20 at Paul Coffey Park.
  • Anybody who did not attend this event is crazy. Ask anybody who attended, they will tell you what a fun night it was!
    Also, this event was subsidized by league fees, so if you didn't come out, you aren't getting your money's worth!
  • FREE BARBECUE, amazing hamburgers and 3 different kinds of sausages, free beverages, etc. Umpires Mario and Henry, Ian and even the Newf manned the barbecues and Mario brought his special basil sprinkled tomatoes.
  • Home run contest (male & female), base running (male & female), pitching contest, outfield throwing, games, draws, etc.
  • We raised $1703.50 (and a dog tag). This event is dedicated to Chris Allen, a fund-raiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
  • Matt Wilson for Tiger Balmers won the male home run contest, which just goes to show anybody can win.
    It's consistency, not power to hit a ball out of a 250 foot park. There was a 7-way tie for second place. Danny from Honey Badgers and Greg from Looseballs-Tue had a great first round but choked in the finals.
  • Sarah Manson won the female homerun contest. There was a 3-way tie for second place - ChristinaV from Master Batters, Chantal from QHDP and M..**??-kjgfkhgdklj (can't read that writing) in second place.
  • Justin Lim from Etobicoke Trolley Dodgers won mens baserunning with Oscar from Kekambas 2nd and JasonK from Hardcore in third (who wants a masters division for baserunning).
  • Leah from god knows how many teams won AGAIN with Lilian from Blaze Jays in second.
    (Where were you Noni, I thought you were fast?)
  • Melanie from Looseballs-Tue won female throwing, with MichelleR from Honey Badgers in second place.
  • Mitch Husband from Kekambas won male throwing with Dave Lyman from Thunder in second.
  • Ralph from Aceholes won the pitching contest with Joseph from Sweet Spot in second (and Lisa Rose would have won best female oitcher, but it was combined).
  • The RSPA All-Star Night is a result of a lot of work and cannot be successful without the help we get from the amazing crew of volunteers! KristaC (and even TerryJ and IanB) and specially umpires Mario and Henry, and BrianL, Robbo and BriPie manning the beverages, Margine stepping in wherever needed, and all the people who stepped in to run and judge the events, etc.

RSPA 2018 Summer Slo-Pitch Tournaments

May 5-6, June 9-10, July 7-8, August 18-19, Sept 22-23, 2018

Coed (6M-4F) D, E, F • Mens D, E • Mens Masters 35+ and 50+ for May 5-6 only.

SPN Provincial & National Qualifiers

Etobicoke-Mississauga - Headquarters: Irish Shebeen Pub
5555 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke ON M9C 5M1 — map

SCHEDULE: Tournament Schedule May 5-6

• Team Rep Appreciation Gift & Appreciation Draw • Team Draws •

Tournament Flyer       Tournament Entry Form       Tournament Frequently Asked Questions
Randy Warren — e-mail preferred: accent@slopitch1.com • Cell 416-930-6124 • Fax 905-840-7206     • Entry Fee $350.00 Largest Coed Slo-Pitch Tournament
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What's New with RSPA for 2018

RSPA photo contest with categories - action, team and fun photo, and 3 main prizes - bat, bat bag and
    RSPA hoodie. Send your entries in all year. League, tournament, etc. Winners announced Sept. 24.
Friday night parties at Dunton Park with FREE barbecue with several theme nights including Latino night, Asian night and Tier 1 night. Select from several available Friday dates: Friday, June 1, June 22, July 13, July 27, August 10. Pick your Friday night now before they are all booked.
Si usted puede entender esto, usted está invitado a la barbacoa de viernes por la noche en el Parque Dunton para los equipos latinos. Ooh qué noche!

RSPA All-Star Night has been moved to Friday, July 20. All-Star Night will include FREE BARBECUE and home run hitting contest (male & female), base running (male & female), pitching contest, individual and team throwing contests, games, etc.
The RSPA 2018 Awards Banquet and Dances are now scheduled for 4 dates:
Saturday, October 13, Saturday, October 20, Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3, 2018. The October 27 banquet will be a Halloween banquet. A great party to end the season with great food, drinks, dancing and door prizes!
umpire

SPN/RSPA Slo-Pitch Umpire Clinic 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm

RSPA needs SPN carded umpires for recreational adult coed slo-pitch league. We will train and card.
SPN sanctioned Umpire Clinic Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
Location: Diamond Beach, Etobicoke, 575 Centennial Park Blvd., Etobicoke Ontario, M9C 5M3 — map

You will become a fully sanctioned SPN umpire, eligible to umpire any SPN league or tournament in Canada.
Clinic cost is $100 and includes: SPN umpire card, rulebook, hat, instruction clinic and umpire test.
If you attend the RSPA umpire clinic, we will guarantee umpire bookings of at least double your clinic cost
    (we cannot guarantee parks or nights).
RSPA is an adult recreational, coed league, with parks in Mississauga-Etobicoke, Monday to Friday, weekend tournaments available.
Contact Randy Warren, accent@slopitch1.com

RSPA Slo-Pitch 2017 Banquet & Awards Dance

Updated November 18, 2017 -- Click on photo for larger image.
The RSPA 2017 Awards Banquet and Dances were held on 3 dates at the: Lions Banquet Hall on Avondale Blvd in Brampton. The October 28 banquet was a Halloween banquet. Another set of great parties to end the season with great food, drinks, dancing and door prizes!

We gave away 3 main door prizes, three 55" Samsung 4K HD TV's, 3 bar fridges, 3 microwaves, etc.!
Hayden Cosens from Dirty Dozen, Kevin Egan from Sunwing Flyers and Melissa Kittchen from Pay2Day all won 55" Samsung 4K HD TV's. Albert Chan from Wasted Talent and Joseph Bozzo from Batters with Benefits won the bar fridges. Christine Degan from the Bambinos and ??? won a microwave. Ian Wilkinson from Eh Team and Morgan McDonald from Tactical Bacon won a room air conditioner.

Next Year: 4 banquet dates for 2018!
• Saturday, October 13 • Saturday, October 20 • Saturday, October 27 • Saturday, November 3, 2018.
Next year banquet dates will be set for every team. Teams may switch dates with approval only. Banquet Dates MUST be approved earlier. Teams MUST respond to banquet date requests.

RSPA 2017 Teams with no team photo

Updated October 3, 2017
Teams that do not submit a team photo for 2017 will be required to pay a "Team Photo Deposit" for 2018.
Alkos in the Outfield, Arods in my Pujols, Baesic Pitches, Balls Deep, Balls to the Wall, Bang Bang, Barflys, Bats n Hoes, Bats n Mitts, Blue Balls, Booty Pirates, Booze Jayz, Breaking Bats, Brew Jays-1, Chicks n Dicks, Cleats & Cleavage, Coconuts, CTS Electrics, Culinary Crushers, Designated Drinkers-1, Designated Drinkers-2, Designated Drinkers-3, Dingbats, Dinger Swingers, Dirty Dozen, Dirty Mitts, Dusty Darryls, Eh Team-2, Etob Trolley Dodgers, Fighting Irish, Free Agents, Hall of Shamers, Hit Squad, Humdingers, Huskies, Inferno, Litigators, Lob Squad, Lumberjacks, Major League Drinkers, Marvel, Massive Hits, Mayhem, McGlovins, Nutz & Boltz, Piccolo Pals, Pitch Please, Pitches be Crazy, Purple People Eaters, Raincats, Rebooters, Rexdale Heavy Hitters, Ruff Riders, Third Base Bullies, TMT, Toronto Blue Yays, Toronto Brew Jays, Tulo Window, Unathletics, Underachievers, Unnecessary, We Are Winners, We'd Hit That, Woodbine Longshots, Yolo Warmers.