Fred Ritchie Memorial (9/10 Year Old Minor All-Star) Tournament
Since 1989, Hastings Community Little League has hosted a summer tournament for 9 and 10 year old Minor All-Star 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 Memorial 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.
Tournament and Game Schedule
You can see the Game Schedule by clicking on the "Fred Ritchie Schedule" page on the menu on the left side of the homepage.
Location of Tournament
The tournament will be played at Hastings Community Park located at 3157 E. Pender St. Vancouver AND Falaise Park located at 3434 Falaise St. Vancouver (corner of Grandview Highway and Rupert St).
To see Falaise Park on a map click here: Google Maps.
Easiest way to access Falaise Park is to turn south onto Skeena St. off Grandview Highway and then take the first right – you will then circle to your left and the baseball diamonds will be on your right at bottom of the hill. Parking around the park is very limited. There is some parking on the east side of the park in the alley and there is parking allowed on Grandview Highway, but with restricted hours.
Tournament Rules and General Information
To access a copy of the Rules and General Information for the tournament, please click here: Tournament Rules.
The tournament registration fee is $150.00, (1) dozen baseballs and (12) league pins which will be raffled off.
1) Cheque for $150.00 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 12 league pins must be handed in to the tournament officials before your first game.
How to Register for the Fred Ritchie Tournament
To register a team for the Fred Ritchie Tournament, please contact our Tournament Coordinator - Doreen Lee at email@example.com and provide the following information:
1) Name of League
3) Manager / Coach's Name
4) Manager / Coach's Telephone Number
5) Manager / Coach's e-mail address
Past Season Tournament Results
2014 Tournamanent Results - Click Here.
2015 Tournament Results - Click Here.