Updated Lightning Rule

The HBUA has recently decided to update its lightning rule to align with the rule set out by Baseball Ontario. As such, we have removed the term “lightning safe park” from our website and our venues. The following should be followed in all games in which we umpire;

When thunder roars, go indoors! At the first sound of thunder, the game must be stopped and shelter must be obtained. This would include allowing players and coaches to retreat to their vehicles while we wait 30 minutes from each sound of thunder or sight of lightning.

Please ensure that we are following this change, to spite opinions on the rule. This is a big change in the City of Hamilton as we are no longer calling the game at the first sight of lightning or sound of thunder as we are now stopping the game and waiting it out in all cases.

Any clarification can be sought out from your executive team.

Thanks everyone

HBUA Spring Meeting

Hello Everyone,

The HBUA will be holding its annual Spring Membership Meeting on Sunday April 15, 2018 at 3pm at Sherwood Lanes on Upper Ottawa and Fennel.

This meeting we will vote on our new contract, and go over our new Policy and Procedure Manuel. We will also update everyone for the plans for the upcoming season.

At the conclusion of the meeting for the Level 3’s we will go over the exam which is now posted.

It is important that everyone that plans on umpiring for the HBUA attend this meeting, as many items this year will effect each and everyone of you!

A full agenda, including a number of attachments will be sent out the week before our meeting.

See you there!

Level 1 and Level 2 OBA Certification Clinics

Hello All,

Please note, the OBA has approved and published our annual Level 1 and Level 2 Certification Courses. These will take place in the City of Hamilton with the following information;

Level 1

Date: April 28th, 2018
Location: Bishop Tonnos Secondary School
Cost: $30
Registration: Please register on the Baseball Ontario Website through your umpire profile

Level 2

Date: April 28th, 2018
Location: Bishop Tonnos Secondary School
Cost: $50
Registration: Please register on the Baseball Ontario Website through your umpire profile

All umpires in Hamilton or anyone interested in umpiring within the City of Hamilton are advised to visit baseballontario.com in order to see more information and register. These clinics will more than likely be capped for participant numbers and anyone in the Hamilton area are advised to register ASAP in order to secure your spot.

Any questions can be directed to members of the HBUA Executive or sent through the contact us section of this website.

Thanks,

HBUA Executive