Updated October 9, 2019 RSPA slo-pitch logo
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 2020 season!

RSPA Slo-Pitch 2019 Banquet & Awards Dance

Updated January 3, 2019
The RSPA 2019 Awards Banquet and Dances are again scheduled for 4 dates:
Saturday, October 19, Saturday, October 26, Saturday, November 2 and Saturday, November 9.
The Saturday, October 26 banquet will be a Halloween banquet.
Some of the banquet dates WILL FILL UP EARLY!
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 - 2019 Banquet Ticket

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 now $55 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 $220 which covers the first four (4) tickets.
• Banquet deposit is usually minimum 6 tickets per team; for 2019 will be only 4 tickets per team.
• If you require additional tickets, print off temporary tickets from 2019 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. 2019 Banquet Ticket

RSPA 2019 Slo-Pitch Tournaments

We had great fun with the RSPA slo-pitch tournaments in 2019 even though the weather did not always cooperate.
The May tournament was completely rained out and the city cancelled the permits before it even started.
August tournament with 60 teams started out in the rain and mud and finished up on Sunday with a great day for ball!
Tournaments in June and two tournaments in July and two tournaments in September had great weather. And rain or shine it was always a great party after the tournament at the Irish Shebeen Pub with karaoke from Sharon and torontokaraoke.ca.
Here are some of the pictures from the 2019 RSPA slo-pitch tournaments.
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RSPA All-Star Night & Barbecue - Friday, July 12, 2019

Updated July 14, 2019.
  • The RSPA 2019 All-Star Night & Barbecue was held on Friday, July 12 at Paul Coffey Park.
  • Anybody who did not attend this event is crazy. Anybody who attended 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.
  • Krista and umpire RichardP and Ian manned the barbecues. We missed Mario and his special basil sprinkled tomatoes.
  • Home run contest (male & female), base running (male & female), pitching contest, outfield throwing, games, draws, etc.
  • Mens home run contest: EricV from Bonecrushers started out strong with 4 dingers in the first round but fell apart in the eliminations. Junior from Ruff Riders came on strong to win the event. Amit from Free Agents was second and Chad from Wrecking Crew was third.
  • Ladies home run: CORRECTION: Michelle from Honey Badgers beat out Cassie from Shark Fionns to win.
  • Mens baserunning: Ethan from Loaded Bases won with a time of 12.47 seconds, Junior from Ruff Riders secone 12.72,
    Ryan from I'd Hit That 12.76, Davian from Wrecking Crew 12.89.
  • Ladies baserunning: Lilian from Blaze Jays finally won because Leah took a year off.
  • Pitching: Danny from Honey Badgers won the pitching competition.
  • Outfield throwing: Tuan from Last Assassins won.
  • Deby Alvia from Massive Hits won $435 in the 50-50 draw and donated $100 back to the Kidney Foundation.
  • We raised $2579.90 (no dog tag this year) from the events and donations, $720 just from the male home-run contest, $435 from the 50-50 draw, $485 from the bat draw, won by ???. The league will round it up to donate $3000 to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
  • REMEMBER: We are also looking for donations to the Kidney Walk which will be held in September.
    I would like to see every team make at least a small donation.
  • The All-Star Night this year was a fund-raiser for Owen Dakins (son of Mike Dakins, Last Call) and the Kidney Foundation
    donating $3000 (not that we are forgetting Chris Allen and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.)
  • 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 umpire RichardP and IanB on the barbecues, TerryJ doing his usual, anything that could be done from the comfort of his chair, EdG running all the events, Robbo and BriPie manning the beverages, Margine and Irene stepping in wherever needed, and all the people who stepped in to run and judge the events, etc.
  • Photos are posted. PLEASE SEND ME ANY PHOTOS YOU HAVE OF ALL-STAR NIGHT.
  • RSPA Slo-Pitch September Tournaments Not Eligible for Pre-Paid

    This has been posted since the beginning of the year.
    It was posted under “What’s New for 2019” on the RSPA web page (and still is posted).
    It was handed out as an info sheet at both RSPA meetings.
    It was emailed to all team reps on May 2.
    And it is on the RSPA Team Info Form that you handed in.

    WHY?
    We had to switch dates and could not get permits to handle a large tournament in September.
    We can only accept 36-40 teams each which is why it is TWO tournaments, not one.
    We cannot accept league teams as their free tournament because we cannot guarantee a spot if too many teams select September (which they would). We added July 20-21 as an alternate date to replace the September tournament.
    I apologize if this creates an inconvenience for your team.
    Updated January 3, 2019 RSPA slo-pitch logo

    RSPA 2019 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 - Practice Info.
    The first RSPA league meeting is Tuesday, April 9 (team reps only) - RSPA Meeting Info.
    The final RSPA league meeting is Tuesday, May 7 (team reps only) - RSPA Meeting Info.
    For team reps looking to meet up with me - RW availability

    RSPA 2019 CALENDAR:
    Tuesday, April 9:
        RSPA First Meeting.
    Sunday, April 14:
        RSPA open practices start.
    Sat-Sunday, May 4-5:
        RSPA Spring Tournament.
    Tuesday, May 7:
        RSPA Final Meeting.
    Wed, May 8: Season start.

    RSPA 2019 Info - What's New for 2019

    Updated January 25, 2019
    RSPA Rule Changes for 2019:
    1. Five man infield: No five man infield allowed.
    2. No defensive player (other than pitcher and catcher) can stand closer than 65 feet.
    3. Walk off homerun will not be used in RSPA.
    4. Teams must submit playoff eligible roster.
    5. Teams must submit photo of all scoresheets for PLAYOFF games.
    6. An umpire may request a roster check for 5 games played in all playoff games.
    RSPA VOLLEYBALL NIGHT - RSPA volleyball night returns for for 2019 in August.
    ROSTERS - Random roster checks on all playoff games.
    Teams must submit playoff eligible roster.
    Even more stringent on rosters completed and roster checks.
    TEAM PICTURE - Make sure you take and submit your team photo.
    Considering fine or penalty for no team photo or failure to respond to league emails.
    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, May 31, June 14, June 21, July 26, August 9.
    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 Friday, July 12 will include FREE BARBECUE and home run hitting contest (male & female),
    base running (male & female), pitching contest, individual and team throwing contests, games, etc.
    RSPA Tournaments: May 4-5, June 8-9, July 6-7, July 20-21, August 17-18, Sept 14-15, Sept 21-22, 2019.
    The September tournaments are NOT available as RSPA league paid for tournament.
    SPN Coed Provincial Championships Now in Brampton for 2019. Now added Coed F for 2019!
    RSPA Awards Banquet and Dances scheduled for 4 dates for 2019:
    Saturday, October 19, Saturday, October 26, Saturday, November 2 and Saturday, November 9, 2019.
    The October 26 banquet will be a Halloween banquet.
    MUST respond and confirm to banquet emails and banquet dates will be set for every team.
    A great party to end the season with great food, drinks, dancing and door prizes!
    RSPA Umpires: Always need more umpires. We will train. See RSPA umpire clinic.

    RSPA 2019 Summer Slo-Pitch Tournaments

    SPN Provincial & National Qualifiers - First place hoodies!

    May 4-5, June 8-9, July 6-7, July 20-21, August 17-18, Sept 14-15, Sept 21-22, 2019

    Coed (6M-4F) D, E, F • Mens D, E • Mens Masters 35+ and 50+ for May 4-5.
    Guaranteed 4 scheduled games all divisions (except Coed F).

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

    Tournament Flyer       Tournament Entry Form       Tournament Frequently Asked Questions
    Randy Warren — e-mail preferred: accent@slopitch1.com • Cell 416-930-6124     • Entry Fee $350.00

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

    Largest Coed Slo-Pitch Tournament
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    SPN/RSPA Slo-Pitch Umpire Clinic 2019
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 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 24, 2019, 6:00 pm
    At: 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 $110 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 2018 Awards Banquet and Dances

    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.
    Looking forward to the 2019 summer tournaments - May 4-5, June 8-9, July 6-7, July 20-21, Aug 17-18, Sept 14-15, Sept 28-29.

    Looking forward to the 2019 summer tournaments - May 4-5, June 8-9, July 6-7, July 20-21, Aug 17-18, Sept 14-15, Sept 28-29.
    Contact: Randy Warren — e-mail preferred: accent@slopitch1.com • Cell 416-930-6124

    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.
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    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.