Since 1989, Hastings Community Little League has hosted a tournament for 9 and 10 year old Minor teams. In 1991 the tournament was named in honour of a long-time friend and member of our league - Fred Ritchie. Since then, the tournament has been known as the Fred Ritchie Invitational Tournament.
Who is Fred Ritchie?
Frederick Joseph Ritchie was born in Vancouver on March 19, 1928 and after a courageous struggle with cancer, passed away on April 21, 1991. For more than 15 years, Fred dedicated his life to promoting and volunteering in the Hastings Community Little League baseball program. In 1972 he became the manager of our Minor division Reds team and was chosen manager of the year in 1986. Fred was completely committed to the 9-10 year old program and spent his entire career coaching 9 and 10 year old players.
In 1983 he became our Sponsorship Coordinator and raised thousands of dollars for the children of our league. He worked tirelessly to ensure that our teams had enough funding to meet their needs. It seemed that Fred was always at the park and everyone knew that he would be there to encourage and support the game. Fred became an honorary life member of Hastings Community Little League in 1989 and it is with great respect and pride that we commemorate his many contributions to our league.
This year's tournament will be held during the May Long Weekend and will be open to eight 9/10 year old teams. The re-implementation of this tournament has been made possible by a generous grant from Sport Hosting Vancouver and the Vancouver Parks Board.
To access a copy of the Rules for the tournament, please click here: Tournament Rules.
The tournament registration fee is $200.00, (1) dozen baseballs and (16) league pins which will traded to the opposing team of your first game.
1) Cheque for $200.00 is due 2 weeks before the start of the tournament.
Please make cheque payable to: Hastings Community Little League and mail to:
Hastings Community Little league
3096 E. Hastings St.
2) Dozen baseballs and 16 league pins must be handed in to the tournament officials before your first game.
How to Register for the Fred Ritchie Invitational Tournament
To register a team for the Fred Ritchie Tournament, please contact our Tournament Coordinator through firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
1) Name of League
2) Manager / Coach's Name
3) Manager / Coach's Telephone Number
4) Manager / Coach's e-mail address
Past Season Tournament Results
2014 Tournamanent Results - Click Here.
2015 Tournament Results - Click Here.
2019 Tournament Results - Click Here.