May 1, 2020 Findlay, OH – As fastball players, fans and officials may imagine, the ISC Executive is monitoring the COVID-19 virus situation closely in conjunction with our host committee partners.

We remain hopeful and optimistic that the 2020 ISC World Tournament can be held in Quad Cities in August as scheduled and continue to plan accordingly.

However, it appears that, for at least the next 30 days if not longer, international travel to and from the United States and Canada will remain restricted and the ability to hold qualifiers in many areas will be limited. With that in mind, for the 2020 season only, the ISC is adjusting the June and July Out-of-Region player eligibility rules to the below.

“All ISC teams who have four (4) or more approved Out-of-Region players must have their Out-of-Region players play in at least two (2) approved ISC qualifying events, invitational’s or tournaments, with their current year’s team, prior to the 2020 ISC World Tournament to be eligible to play in the 2020 ISC World Tournament.”

Teams with fewer than four out-of-region players need only play in two qualifying events, invitationals or tournaments prior to the 2020 ISC World Tournament to be eligible for a berth in the 2020 ISC World Tournament.

We encourage all fastball teams, players and fans to follow the precautions and best practices recommended by our governments and public health experts. Your concerns and passion for the game are appreciated – we all share it.

The ISC extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the virus.

For additional information, please contact:

Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch@gmail.com

As we are all dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 virus, including the recommendations, restrictions and orders from both our governments and the CDC, it is our hope that we can still have our World Tournament in August as scheduled. As you might imagine, we have been talking about this internally, understanding the situations are different in each country, and that things are changing day by day with good news one day and bad news the next. With that said, we are in the hands of local, provincial/state and federal health authorities and will be taking our cues from them.
 
We will continue to monitor ongoing events and undertake the precautions and best practices recommended by public health experts, and urge all softball teams, players and fans to follow suit. On or about May 1 we’ll have an update on where we stand for June requirements. We don’t think that anything can be decided with finality about July and August until about June 1.
 
We appreciate your concerns and passion for the game – we all share it. The ISC extends its best wishes to all the individuals and communities who have been impacted by the coronavirus.

April 1, 2020  –  The ISC will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in 2021. As part of our planning for our 75th Anniversary celebrations, we are polling to take votes on “Team of the Decade” for each of the decades running from the 1950s all the way up to and including the 2010s.

In March, we asked for votes on the Team of the Decade for the 1940s-50s. For the month of April, we are asking fastball fans, players and officials to vote on the Team of the Decade for the 1960s. In future months, voting will be conducted for subsequent decades.

More info on the 1960s can be found at www.iscfastpitch.com on the Highlights page under the Archives tab.
 
To place your vote for Team of the Decade for the 1960s, click on the Polling Booth image on the right side of the ISC website home page.
 
Voting for Team of the Decade for the 1960s will be open throughout April. One vote is permitted per each unique IP address.
 
The ISC will announce the Teams of the Decades as part of the lead-up to the 75th Annual ISC World Tournament in Kitchener, ON in 2021.
 
For additional information, please contact:

Blair Setford
ISC VP Communications & Operations
blairjs@gmail.com

March 23, 2020 Findlay, OH – The International Softball Congress (ISC), is moving the 2020 Legends Championship entry fee deadline from April 1 to May 15 as we adjust to circumstances related to the COVID-19 virus.

Other ISC deadlines related to rosters and payments remain in effect at this time and are being reviewed on an ongoing basis and may be adjusted as necessary.

The annual ISC World Tournament is still scheduled for August 8-15, 2020 in Moline, IL. We are monitoring circumstances and are in regular contact with our partners on the Quad Cities host committee.

“We will act accordingly based on the recommendations of local, state and federal health authorities and will make decisions at the appropriate times,” said Larry Fisher, ISC Executive Director.
 
All ISC qualifier tournaments are conducted in local jurisdictions and are subject to conditions in those areas. We urge teams to contact their regional ISC commissioners and tournament directors for updates on all events.
 
We will update this status as conditions warrant.
 
Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch@gmail.com

March 17, 2020 New Westminster, BC – The ISC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Allan to the role of Head Statistician and Rosanne Allan as Deputy Statistician.Jessica and Rosanne, of Owen Sound, ON, have been involved with the ISC in multiple roles for the past 13 years, starting with the streaming operation under Dave Blackburn in 2006, where they progressed from production assistants to game directors during their tenure.

With the implementation of Pointstreak as the scorekeeping program for the ISC in 2015, Jessica and Rosanne took on the supervision of the scorekeepers and have been extremely effective in shepherding the program into the ISC.

“Jessica has been at the forefront of moves to streamline the process of ISC scorekeeping and ensuring we have top-level scorekeepers trained and available for our host committees,” said Craig Donaldson, ISC World Tournament Vice President. “Both Jessica and Rosanne have been exemplary in their roles with the ISC and we welcome them into these new positions.”

The 74th Annual ISC World Tournament is scheduled for August 8-15, 2020 in Moline, IL.

For additional information, please contact:

Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch@gmail.com

March 12, 2020 Findlay, OH – The International Softball Congress (ISC), like all global citizens, is paying close attention to developments surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

 
The annual ISC World Tournament is scheduled for August 8-15, 2020 in Moline, IL. We are in regular contact with our partners on the Quad Cities host committee regarding circumstances there and will act accordingly and appropriately based on local, state and federal measures.
 
All ISC qualifier tournaments are conducted in local jurisdictions and are subject to conditions in those areas. We urge teams to contact their regional ISC commissioners and tournament directors for updates on all events.
 
We will update this status as conditions warrant.
 
Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director

March 11,2020     For teams looking to qualify for the 74th ISC World Tournament in Quad Cities, IL-IA, the initial list of qualifying tournaments is now available on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com.

With dedicated qualifiers and affiliated tournaments in the various ISC regions, teams can plan their schedules to ensure they meet the qualifying criteria for the 2020 ISC World Tournament. Additional events may be added to the current list, so teams are encouraged to check back for updates.

Teams that have questions about the qualifying process and whether or not they’re eligible are urged to contact ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher at iscfastpitch@gmail.com for further information.

Blair Setford
ISC VP Operations/Communications
blairjs@gmail.com

March 5, 2020  –  All Legends teams considering the 2020 ISC Legends Championship Tournament, August 13 to 15 in Quad Cities IA-IL, should note that the entry fee deadline is April 1, 2020.Teams are required to submit their $500 US entry fee to ensure a spot in the tournament. We will be taking the first 16 paid entries and reserve the right to run the tournament with only 12 teams if we don’t have 16 confirmed entries.

To submit payment, visit the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com, click on PayPal logo and select the World Tournament Entry Fee option on the drop down menu.

The 2020 ISC Legends Championship Tournament will be a round robin with teams seeded into single elimination championship playoff. All teams will play a minimum of 4 games.

Teams Committed:
R&L Kline Farms – entry fee paid
CR Brewers
Ohio Battery – entry fee paid
All Seasons Patriots
Alloy Construction – entry fee paid
Bay Area Merchants
Waterloo Legends
Quad Cities Legends (formerly Eagle Pack)
PrimeTime Legends (new team) – entry fee paid
Texas Stars (new team)

Still awaiting confirmation from these 2019 participants:
Frank Rogers/B&L Plumbing
Circle Tap Legends
USA Maccabi
Ottawa Spiders
Relics of Sudbury
Waterdown Hammer Legends
Toronto Dieppe Ridge

This year, the ISC Legends Championship will add recognition for the Leading Hitter and Most RBIs along with the MVP, Most Outstanding Pitcher and a 10-member All-Tournament Team.

For additional information, please contact:
Keith Erkenbrack
keithe39@centurylink.net

March 1, 2020       ISC Canada East is pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries for our 2020 Qualifier, U23 Championship and Legends Championship.
 
This year’s tournaments will be held at Innerkip Sports Park June 19-21.
 
Entry fee is $495 for each event. All entries are due by May 17. Entry fees will be accepted via safe, secure Interac E-transfer sent to blairjs@gmail.com
 
 
The qualifier will be double knockout and will be capped at 16 teams. There are six berths guaranteed for the 2020 ISC World Tournament in Moline, IL. The winner will receive a paid entry fee plus travel money.
 
We can take up to six entries in each of the U23 and Legends divisions. Format will be pool play & single elimination bracket. Winners will receive the equivalent of a paid entry fee plus travel money. Note that there may not be a U23 ISC Championship in Quad Cities.
 
We look forward to the 2020 Fastball Season and can’t wait for spring!
 
If you have any questions, please contact one of:
 
Blair Setford blairjs@gmail.com
Bob McGowan bomac29@gmail.com

February 27, 2020  –  The Quad Cities Visitors & Convention Center has just release a list of the “Co-Host” Hotels / Motels for the 2020 ISC World Tournament.  The complete list is available by clicking on the “logo” on the left.

 

Information, from the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau , concerning Motels, etc.,  will be available FEB 10.

 Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 12:09 PM Blair Setford <blairjs@gmail.com

The ISC is saddened by the death of former President and Executive Director Ken Hackmeister, who passed away yesterday in Farmington, Utah at the age of 78. We offer our deepest condolences to Ken’s wife Les and their family. 

Following a two-year term as President, Ken served as Executive Director of the ISC for 10 years, from 2002 through 2012, bringing the ISC into the modern era.

Several innovations came under Ken’s watch as Executive director, including the PRAWN system to attempt to equalize talent, the broadening of the ISC’s international exposure with players from Latin and South America becoming mainstays, joining the influx of Kiwis and Aussies, and the addition of the ISC II division which extended ISC play into additional talent realms.

He oversaw a significant turnover in ISC personnel through the early 2000s, bringing many key influencers into the organization that continue his legacy of supporting the ISC and men’s fastpitch softball.

For years, Ken was the managing editor of the ISC World Championship Guide, one of the key annual collectibles for fans of the game.

All told, Ken served the ISC for 38 years in various capacities. Among his many notable ISC accomplishments:
• Appointed ISC Travel League Commissioner for Utah in 1980.
• Developed ISC souvenir merchandise program beginning in 1988.
• Began ISC umpire apparel program in 1989.
• Started ISC presence at annual Super Show (sporting goods) in 1989 to obtain new  sponsorships for ISC activities.
• Tournament Director, 1992 ISC World Tournament and arranged national network television of 1992 ISC World Tournament.
• Inducted into ISC Hall of Fame in 1996 during 50th anniversary ISC world tournament in  Kimberly, WI.
• In 1999, appointed ISC Executive Director Designate to begin official duties in September 2001.
• Following untimely death of ISC President Bob Welby in September 1999, was elected ISC President to complete Bob’s term through 2001.

Ken’s fastpitch playing career began in 1959 in Pocatello, ID, following the typical baseball activities of an 18-year-old. American Legion baseball was over, high school baseball was over, collegiate baseball was dropped by Idaho StateCollege (ISC, ironically) and two friends enticed him into playing fastpitch softball to fill the void.

He played in Pocatello through the early 60’s when his job transferred him to Los Angeles in 1963. In the LA area, he played for a team based in LaHabra, CA until 1968 when he moved to Utah to become an insurance agent in Bountiful, just outside Salt Lake City.

He didn’t play the ’68 season, opting to concentrate on his new insurance business but began playing again in 1969 with 2 different teams in 2 leagues. Ken’s defensive catching skills were quickly noticed and he gradually moved up the ranks to better and better teams, ultimately playing at the highest level for teams such as Sizzler, Dunn Oil, Tri Arc and Larry H. Miller Toyota, where he finished his playing career in 1987.

While still playing, in 1974 he was asked to become a member of the Valley Sports Assn., a volunteer group of mostly players and managers, who organized and staged all softball tournaments for Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. That was the start of a more than 40-year involvement as a softball administrator.

International Experience
• Coached Boys 18U and Men’s “A” teams in several Canadian tournaments
• Coached against teams from Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan and Mexico
• Coached in two ISC North American Championship Tournaments
• Played in 12 ISC World Tournaments
• Played against numerous New Zealand teams on 3-week tour in 1988
• Played in several Canadian invitationals (1972 – 1987)
• Named head coach of USA Junior Men’s team for 1997 ISF Championship but had to withdraw due to work commitment at Disney.

National Championship Playing Experience
• Played in 11 ASA men’s major national tournaments 1976-1987.
• Played in 12 ISC World Tournaments 1976-1987.

National Championship Coaching Experience
• Coached 12 ASA Boys National Tournaments from 1982-1994. During this span, Ken’s various boys teams achieved 2 Championships, 2 Runner Up, 2-3rd Place, 2-4th Place and 2-5th Place finishes. Ken’s boys program had teams in 23, 18, 16 and 14U age groups.

Championship Tournaments – Tournament Director
• From 1974 through 1994, 8 ASA National Tournaments, 2 ISC World/North American Championship Tournaments and 2 NAFA World Series.

Special Events and Activities
• Coached championship team in 1989 ASA Hall of Fame Boys Tournament.
• As business manager for Larry Miller Toyota team, handled administrative duties for their participation in 3 US Olympic Festivals
• Tournament Director for 3 Utah Summer Games fastpitch events for men, women, boys and girls.
• Coordinated local appearances of teams from New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada and Mexico.
• In 1993-94, obtained a 10,000 square foot warehouse for indoor winter clincs and practices. Facility had 16 pitching lanes, 2 batting cages, soft toss/tee area and a full size infield.
• Coordinated the 1988 New Zealand tour (3 weeks) for the Larry Miller Toyota team and a group of 40.
• Served as Tournament Director of over 150 invitational tournaments.
• From 1975-1986, wrote a weekly softball column for the Salt Lake Tribune.
• From 1979-1996, served as business manager for the top Salt Lake men’s team. From 1974-2001, served as founder and tournament director for Salt Lake’s Pioneer Days tournament.
• In 1982, co-founded the Salt Lake boys fastpitch program with program sponsor, Carl Hansen, owner of Page Brake. Program functioned continually through the 1996 season, returning to win an ISC II championship in 2017.
• In 1984, organized the Utah Softball Hall of Fame. Initial induction ceremony had 44 inductees covering over 50 years of Utah softball.
• In 1982 and 1991, honored by Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau for organizing and obtaining a variety of international, national and invitational tournaments to Salt Lake City, bringing in thousands of visitors to the area.
• In 1996, hired by Walt Disney Co. as the first Softball Operations Manager for the newly built Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World in Florida.
• Helped to run the highly successful AAU tournament at Disney in the 2000s.

Ken’s obituary can be read at   https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/salt-lake-city-ut/kenneth-hackmeister-8931335 

Photo by Maddy Flanagan

August 24, 2019 Denmark, WI – Fastball fans won’t want to miss a comprehensive video highlight package from the 2019 ISC World Tournament Championship Game featuring defending champion New York Gremlins taking on the Kitchener Hallman Cubs from Circle Tap Bar & Grill in Denmark, WI.

 
You can view the highlights directly at https://youtu.be/gIIJSwF8JGg. You can also visit the ISC Fast Pitch YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9KHJSUcj4z_TJd6jRWFCw to watch coverage from nearly two dozen games from the 2019 ISC World Tournament.
 
For additional information, contact:
 
Blair Setford
ISC VP Communications & Operations
blairjs [@] gmail.com

August 19, 2019 – Denmark, WI The International Softball Congress congratulates our 2019 Champions and Award Winners in the ISC World Tournament, ISC II Championship and Legends Championship completed on the weekend at Circle Tap in Denmark, WI.

 

Champions:

ISC: New York Gremlins

ISC II: Cobourg Dirt Road Co.

Legends: Toronto Dieppe Ridge

Most Valuable Players:

ISC: Ben Enoka, NY Gremlins

ISC II: Craig Buttar, Cobourg DRC

Legends: Bill Fairman, Toronto Dieppe Ridge

Most Outstanding Pitchers:

ISC: Andrew Kirkpatrick

ISC II: Clayton Robinson

Legends: Tracy Woolridge

For a complete list of team and player awards, please see the tournament recaps under the Archives (Highlights) tab on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com.

For more information, contact:

Larry Fisher

ISC Executive Director

iscfastpitch@gmail.com

August 13, 2019  –  Denmark, WI – The International Softball Congress (ISC) is pleased to announce that players Chris Miljavac and Todd Garcia, manager Scott Standerfer and Michigan fastpitch stalwart Jimmy Doyle were elected to the ISC Hall of Fame today at the annual ISC Board of Directors meeting.

Chris Miljavac, the 2002 ISC MVP, is a four-time All-World player including 2008 when he was the leading hitter. He was a standout on several mid-west teams including World Champions St. Joseph’s Frontier Casino Players in 2002.

Todd Garcia, a two-time All-World player, was a leader on the World Champions Tampa Bay Smokers in the mid-late 1990s, as well as with Decatur Pride in the early 90s and several west coast teams in the 2000s.

Scott Standerfer currently manages the Circle Tap Dukes taking them to a franchise-best second place finish in the ISC World Tournament in 2018. In the past, he managed County Materials, who won every major tournament they entered in 2006, the second of their back-to-back ISC World Championship seasons. Standerfer also managed Decatur Pride, along with past teams such as Peoria River City Rage.

Jimmy Doyle was a fastpitch legend in Michigan. He helped many teams from Michigan participate in ISC World Tournaments over several decades, conducting clinics and introducing many individuals to the game who would go on to be ISC players.

The four will be inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame at the 2020 ISC World Tournament in Moline, IL next August.

For additional information, please contact

Robert Gray
ISC Hall of Fame Committee Chairman
RGray77271@aol.com

Aug 9 – 2019    –  Denmark, WI

The 2019 ISC World Tournament is upon us and Denmark, Wisconsin is buzzing with excitement.  The 2019 Special Olympics game will  be held at 5PM on Wednesday August 14th at Denmark Memorial Park’s lower diamond. 

The Special Olympics game is sponsored by The Green Bay Packers! We need your help, however.   ISC players are encouraged to participate, and if possible bring any team apparel to give to the Special Athletes. 

Tyler Dudley will be organizing the ISC players so please get in touch with him via Facebook Messenger.  Thank you for your ongoing support of this wonderful event.

Please note these times dates / locations:
 
 
 
TEAM REGISTRATION:
DAY:         Saturday  
DATE:       August 10th 
TIME:        8:30 am – 1pm  (continues – 2pm – 4pm at Circle Tap)
WHERE:   “Gatherings 43” – 623 DePere Rd. Denmark, WI 54208
 
MANAGERS MEETING:  
DAY:         Saturday  
DATE:       August 10th 
TIME:       11:00 am
WHERE:   “Gatherings 43” – 623 DePere Rd. Denmark, WI 54208
 
 
HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BREAKFAST:
DAY:         Sunday 
DATE:       August 11th 
TIME:        8:00 am  (Doors open at 7:30am)
WHERE:   “Gatherings 43” – 623 DePere Rd. Denmark, WI 54208
 
OPENING CEREMONIES:
DAY:         Sunday 
DATE:       August 11th 
TIME:        5:00 pm
WHERE:   “John Miller Field” – CIRCLE TAP (5813 County Road NN, Denmark, WI 54208)

July 18, 2019 – Findlay, OH – The largest field of teams in the history of the ISC Legends Tournament will be competing for the 2019 ISC Legends Tournament Championship in Denmark, WI. – Aug 15-17

The 16 teams making up the field will be: All Seasons Patriots – Allentown, PA > Alloy Construction – Midland, MI > Bay Area Merchants – Hayward, CA > Circle Tap Legends – Denmark, WI > Dieppe Ridge Legends, Toronto, ON > Eagle Pack- Mishawaka, IN > Frank Rogers B&L Plumbing, Colorado Springs, CO > Maccabi USA > Ohio Battery – Ashland, OH > Ottawa Spiders – Ottawa, ON > Portland CR Brewers – Vancouver, WA > R & L Kline Farms – Red Haw, OH > Savala Painters – Calgary, AB > Sudbury Relics – Sudbury, ON > Waterdown Hammer – Waterdown, ON > Waterloo Legends – Waterloo, ON

The schedule for this years tournament can be viewed at:           http://www.iscfastpitch.com/pdf/isc.legends.schedule.pdf

July 17, 2019 – Findlay, OH    –      The ISC is sadden to learn of the passing of Bob Clark of Mishawaka, IN. Bob served as an the Indiana ISC Commissioner in 2002-2006, and was the long time (2014-2018) manager of the Eagle Pack Legends – Mishawaka, IN.

https://www.hahnfuneralhomes.com/notices/RobertBob-ClarkJr…

For immediate release – July 16, 2019

Mississauga, ON – Defending Champions New York Gremlins will be the top seed at the 2019 ISC World Tournament.

The Gremlins are a unanimous #1 but there was movement up and down through the remainder of the top 16 which is as follows:

Rank (Prior Rank) Team
1 (1) Clifton Park, NY New York Gremlins
2 (2) Six Nations, ON Hill United Chiefs
3 (4) Kitchener, ON Hallman Twins
4 (3) Denmark, WI Circle Tap Dukes
5 (6) Ephrata, PA Bear Bottom Lodge
6 (7) Kitchener, ON Hallman Cubs
7 (5) Fargo, ND Kegel Black Knights
8 (9) Niagara Falls, ON Stompers
9 (10) Toronto, ON Batmen
10 (8) Agoura Hills, CA J&B Bombers
11 (11) New Hamburg, ON Nith River Monsters
12 (13) San Antonio, TX Titans
13 (12) Elmira, ON Expos
14 (15) Pueblo, CO Bandits
15 (14) Ostrander, MN Norsemen
16 (n/r) St. Paul, MN Tin Cup Tornado

Per a motion passed at the 2016 ISC Board of Directors meeting, only the Top 16 ranked teams are now published and are used as the basis for seeding at the ISC World Tournament subject to minor adjustments.

The schedule for the 73rd annual ISC World Tournament, to be held August 10-17, 2019 at Circle Tap Bar & Grill in Denmark, Wisconsin, will be released in the next week.

For additional information, please contact:

Blair Setford
ISC VP Operations
blairjs@gmail.com

Findlay, OH – July 14   –  The 2019 ISC World Tournament Bracket can be viewed at: 

 http://www.iscfastpitch.com/pdf/isc.world.touranment.bracket.pdf

 

July 10, 2019  – Findlay, OH  – There will be 36 teams competing for the Carrol Forbes Memorial Trophy, emblematic of the ISC World Tournament Champions. Below is a complete list of teams.

New York Gremlins are the defending champions and are the top ranked team heading into the 73rd ISC World Tournament, which will be played August 10-17, 2019 with games at John Miller Field at Circle Tap Bar & Grill and additional games at Memorial Park in Denmark.

The ISC World Tournament is the top men’s fastpitch softball club team championship and players from more than a dozen countries on five continents – North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Oceania – will be in competition, including first-time international participant Universidad Nacional De La Matanza, from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Games start Saturday August 10 at 2 pm. The ISC World Tournament Championship game is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm on Saturday August 17.

For additional information, contact:

Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch@gmail.com 

 

 

July 8, 2019 Findlay, OH – The International Softball Congress (ISC) is pleased to announce that the 2021 ISC World Tournament, its 75th Anniversary, will be played in Kitchener, Ontario.

“This is a milestone event for the ISC and Kitchener is one of the premier destinations on the fastball calendar with a great facility at Peter Hallman Ball Yard, a terrific and knowledgeable fan base and a strong group of volunteers,” said Larry Fisher, ISC Executive Director. “We believe that our 75th Anniversary will be an event to remember.”

Kitchener Fastpitch Promotions is very excited to be hosting the 75th anniversary of the International Softball Congress World Tournament in August of 2021. KFP has hosted this tournament 5 times previously.

2018 Committee Chair Bernie Burnett, will once again head a very experienced group of volunteers, to ensure the best experience for competitors and fans alike.

Jim Hallman announced as well, that the Kitchener Hallman Twins will once again be the host team, and will be gunning for an ISC World Tournament Championship on home soil, after coming close in previous tournaments.

The location will be at the Peter Hallman Ballyard in Kitchener, which is a favorite facility for many.

The ISC is planning a number of events in conjunction with its 75th Anniversary tournament which will be announced in the lead-up to the 2021 ISC World Tournament. Look for additional information to be added to the ISC web site at www.iscfastpitch.com.

The ISC World Tournament is the annual men’s fastball (fastpitch softball) world club team championship. Players from more than a dozen countries compete in the week-long event to crown the ISC World Tournament Champion. New York Gremlins, from Clifton Park, NY, are the defending champions and will look to win their second straight title in Denmark, WI in August 2019. Moline, IL will host the 74th Annual ISC World Tournament in August 2020, their 5th time as host.

For more information, please contact:

Larry Fisher
ISC Executive Director
iscfastpitch@gmail.com

June 4, 2019 – The ISC is pleased to announce that the Fortune Road Softball Complex, Kissimmee, FL will be the site of their inaugural January tournament.

Dates for the 12 team tournament will be Jan 23-25, 2020, the entry fee will be $550.00(USD).

The ISC is also exploring the possibility of a Legends tournament, same dates.

 

Please direct all inquires to: iscfastpitch@gmail.com

May 28, 2019  –  Mississauga, ON – Riding high on their dominating run to their first ISC World Tournament Championship last year, the New York Gremlins are the unanimous choice as the #1 team to start the 2019 fastball season.

The Gremlins will be challenged by Hill United Chiefs, who have spent most of the past six seasons as the top-ranked team, our host team for this year’s ISC World Tournament and last year’s finalist Circle Tap Dukes, and last year’s host Kitchener Hallman Twins.

A strong contingent of teams will be pushing to break into the final four as several members of the rankings committee commented on the difficulty in ranking teams outside of the top four.

The pre-season top 16 is as follows:

Rank Team
1 Clifton Park, NY New York Gremlins
2 Six Nations, ON Hill United Chiefs
3 Denmark, WI Circle Tap Dukes
4 Kitchener, ON Hallman Twins
5 Fargo, ND Kegel Black Knights
6 Ephrata, PA Bear Bottom Lodge
7 Kitchener, ON Hallman Cubs
8 Agoura Hills, CA J&B Bombers
9 Niagara Falls, ON Stompers
10 Toronto, ON Batmen
11 New Hamburg, ON Nith River Monsters
12 Elmira, ON Expos
13 San Antonio, TX Titans
14 Ostrander, MN Norsemen
15 Pueblo, CO Bandits
15 Austin, TX Rio Grande Senators

Per a motion passed at the 2016 ISC Board of Directors meeting, only the Top 16 ranked teams are now published and will be used as the basis for seeding at the ISC World Tournament. Also receiving votes, in alphabetical order, were: Appleton, WI Bar on the Avenue Buzz, DuQuion, IL AWP Lumberjacks, Grande Prairie, AB Pirates, St. John’s, NL 3 Cheers Pub, Waterdown, ON Hammer.

The 73nd annual ISC World Tournament will be held August 10-17, 2019 at Circle Tap Bar & Grille in Denmark, Wisconsin.

For additional information, please contact:

Blair Setford
ISC VP Operations
blairjs [at] gmail.com

The INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL CONGRESS (ISCI) will be accepting bids for the 2021 ISC Men’s Fastpitch World Tournament, deadline for receipt of bids is JUNE15, 2019.

We anticipate a great deal of interest and excitement for the 2021 tournament as it will be the 75TH ANNIVERSARY of the INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL CONGRESS (ISCI).

The following is intended to provide prospective bidders with some pertinent information regarding the requirements to be accepted as the successful bidder: (A complete copy of the ISC World Tournament Contract is available on request).

  • OPERATING EXPENSES: The Organizer shall secure: the “Facilities”, grounds crew, cashiers, ticket sellers and takers, maintenance, publicity, advertising, announcers, scoreboard operators, balls and all other items which, in the sole opinion of ISCI, are necessary for the successful operation of the Tournaments.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Organizer agrees to provide “Rooms” for the exclusive use of ISCI, as specified in the ISCI World Tournament contract, including umpires, at designated World Tournament Headquarters Hotel located within reasonable proximity of the “Facilities”.
  • WORLD TOURNAMENT UMPIRES: The Organizer agrees to pay and/or provide the following for World Tournament Umpires and Associated Supplemental Tournament Umpires: Per Game Fee, ISCI umpire travel pool, per Diem to each ISCI out-of-town umpire. as specified in the ISCI World Tournament Contract.
  • WORLD TOURNAMENT FACILITY: The Organizer agrees to reserve (Facility) exclusively for the ISC World Tournament and Supplemental Tournaments. Each playing facility, minimum (3) lighted diamonds, is to be completely enclosed and meet the following minimum requirements.
  • PRIMARY FIELD: Seating capacity for at least 2000 spectators.
    • Outfield fence distance of 250 feet.
    • 46’ Pitching Distance – 60’ Bases
    • Lighting system with 50’ candlepower in infield, 30’ in outfield.
    • Electronic scoreboard (Home- Visitors- Innings-Score-Outs-Strike-Balls).
    • Tarpaulin capable of complete coverage of infield area for primary field.
    • Covered and enclosed dugouts with drinking water for players.
    • Adequate press-box with public address system.
    • Adequate pre-game warm-up area for each team.
    • Enclosed warm-up area for pitchers warm-up.
  • SECONDARY FIELDS: Seating capacity for at least 300 spectators.
    • Outfield fence distance of 250 feet.
    • 46’ Pitching Distance – 60’ Bases
    • Lighting system with 50’ candlepower in infield, 30’ in outfield.
    • Electronic scoreboard (Home- Visitors- Innings-Score-Outs-Strike-Balls).
    • Covered and enclosed dugouts with drinking water for players.
    • Adequate press-box with public address system.

CONTACT:

Larry Fisher

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL CONGRESS

iscfastpitch@gmail.com

 

In the long and storied history of the International Softball Congress, and it’s forerunners, the National Softball Congress and the International Softball League, the common denominator is a World Tournament Champion crowned at the end of the top men’s fastpitch tournament in the game.

Take a trip down memory lane to see the 1955 – 1956 & 1957 ISL Champion Nitehawks, Long Beach, CA, Fresno, CA.

http://iscfastpitch.com/past-champions-2/

 

We are pleased to present the schedules for the 2019 ISC Canada East Qualifier in Ingersoll June 14-16. We look forward to seeing all of the teams, players, fans and officials in Ingersoll next month.!

Blair Setford  –  blairjs@gmail.com

May 2, 2019 – The International Softball Congress was deeply saddened to hear of the death, this morning, of one of the truly great representatives of Men’s Fastpitch Softball – Denny Bruckert.   In addition to his many accomplishments on softball fields, all over the world, Denny will be remembered for his kindness, warmth, generosity and humor.

The ISC joins the rest of the Men’s Fastpitch world in offering our deep and sincere condolences, to Susan and the entire Bruckert family.

 

Inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame in 2008 , Denny’s Hall of Fame “bio” can be viewed at:                           http://www.iscfastpitch.com/bio/denny.bruckert.pdf 

 

 

In the long and storied history of the International Softball Congress, and it’s forerunners, the National Softball Congress and the International Softball League, the common denominator is a World Tournament Champion crowned at the end of the top men’s fastpitch tournament in the game.

Take a trip down memory lane to see the 1952 ISL Champion Hoak Packers, Fresno, CA and the 1953 ISL Champion Nitehaks, Long Beach, CA.

http://iscfastpitch.com/past-champions-2/

 

 

The sixteen team field is set for 2019 ISC Legends World Tournament that will be held in Denmark Wisconsin August 15 to 17, 2019. This is the 10th year for the ISC Legends and is the most teams entered in this highly popular and competitive tourney that is held in conjunction with the ISC World Tournament that runs August 10 to 17, 2019.  

 

Teams returning are:
1. Sudbury Relics Sudbury, Ontario (2018 champions)
2. Bay Area Merchants Hayward, California (2nd 2018)
3. Waterdown Hammer Burlington, Ontario (3rd/4th place)
4. Eagle Pack Mishawaka, Indiana (3rd/4th place)

Additional teams from 2018 are:
5. Waterloo Legends Waterloo Ontario
6. Ottawa Spiders Ottawa, Ontario
7. Dieppe Ridge Toronto, Ontario
8. Calgary Painters Calgary, Alberta
9. Ohio Battery Ashland Ohio (winner in 2013 and 2017) ,
10. Alloy Construction Auburn, Michigan (last year Gushow Excavating)
11. All Season Patriots Allentown, Pennsylvania
12. Frank Rogers/B&L Plumbing Colorado Springs Colorado (returning after not playing 2018)

Four new teams entering are:
13. CR Brewers Portland, Oregon
14. R&L Kline Farms Redhaw, Ohio
15. MACCABI USA Scottsdale, Arizona
16. Circle Tap Legends Denmark, Wisconsin

The 2019 Tournament will be pool play with eight teams going on to single elimination championship game.

Keith Erkenbrack
Tournament Director
keithe39@centurylink.net

In the long and storied history of the International Softball Congress, and it’s forerunners, the National Softball Congress and the International Softball League, the common denominator is a World Tournament Champion crowned at the end of the top men’s fastpitch tournament in the game.

Take a trip down memory lane to see the 1949 NSC champion Hanford Kings, Hanford, CA – 1951 NSC champion Softball Club, Calvert, TX and the 1951 ISL Champions Hoak Packers from Fresno, CA.

http://iscfastpitch.com/past-champions-2/

In the long and storied history of the International Softball Congress, and it’s forerunners, the National Softball Congress and the International Softball League, the common denominator is a World Tournament Champion crowned at the end of the top men’s fastpitch tournament in the game.

 
As the ISC builds towards its 75th Anniversary in 2021, we are showcasing photos of our championship teams on the ISC website at http://iscfastpitch.com/past-champions-2 on a new Past Champions page. Each photo is scanned from the original, which was originally housed at the ISC Hall of Fame, formerly in Kimberly, Wisconsin and now featured online.
 
Take a trip down memory lane to see the first NSC champions from 1947, Farm Fresh Market from Phoenix, Arizona and in the coming weeks we’ll be featuring a new championship team photo every few days. 

With the weather starting to look more and more like fastpitch-softball season, now is the time to put in your pre-order for the 2019 ISC World Championship Guide.

Paying tribute to our reigning ISC Most Outstanding Pitcher, Andrew Kirkpatrick, of the New York Gremlins, is featured on the cover. Andrew became just the 11th player in ISC history to make All-World 10 or more times. 

The 2019 ISC Guide features 148 pages of stories, statistics and photos from last year’s ISC World Tournament, held in Kitchener, ON as well as all-world players, all-time records, ISC Hall of Fame members, and much, much more. 

You can now order and pay for the 2019 ISC Guide online at the ISC website through the convenience of PayPal by visiting http://iscfastpitch.com/paypal-2/  and choosing the Guide option in the drop down menu. 

The 2019 ISC Guide will also be available in a convenient and easy-to-read electronic format on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com

Blair Setford

ISC VP Operations/Guide Editor

blairjs [@] gmail.com

 

February 9, 2019  –  The schedule for the 17 tournament 2019 ISC World Tournament “Qualifiers” can be viewed  at:

 

WHAT:  Iowa Area ISC Qualifier Fastpitch Softball Tournament, Walcott, Iowa

WHEN:  Friday, June 21 – Sunday, 23, 2019

WHERE:  The 65th Annual International Softball Congress, (ISC), Iowa Qualifier will be held at Victory and Wescott Parks in Walcott, Iowa Friday, June 21st through Sunday, June 23rd, 2019.  Walcott is located twelve miles west of Davenport, Iowa on I-80.  2019 marks the 35th consecutive year the ISC tournament will been held in Walcott.

The entry fee for this tournament is two hundred twenty-five dollars, ($225.00) which includes the cost of softballs and umpires.  The Qualifier tournament is a three game guarantee. The tournament will determine an area representative for the ISC World Tournament which will be held in Denmark, Wisconsin in August. The ISC representative for this tournament is Wayne Fisher.  

Please make check payable to Walcott Softball Organization, PO Box 163 Walcott, Iowa  52773.  Also include team name, manager, phone numbers and email address for contact.  Entry deadline for the tournament is May 27, 2019.  The qualifier entry fee will not be refunded after the entry deadline date.

Prize money for the qualifier is as follows:
1st place – $500          2nd place – $300          3rd place – $200  

Trophies will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams, as well as for the most valuable pitcher and player of the tournament.

Thank you in advance for your interest in fastpitch softball.  If you have any questions, please contact me, email = lkoberg@mchsi.com, cell phone = 563-210-0935.

 

The INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL CONGRESS (ISCI) will be accepting bids for the 2021 ISC Men’s Fastpitch World Tournament, deadline for receipt of bids is July 1, 2019.

We anticipate a great deal of interest and excitement for the 2021 tournament as it will be the 75TH ANNIVERSARY of the INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL CONGRESS (ISCI).

The following is intended to provide prospective bidders with some pertinent information regarding the requirements to be accepted as the successful bidder: (A complete copy of the ISC World Tournament Contract is available on request).

  • OPERATING EXPENSES: The Organizer shall secure: the “Facilities”, grounds crew, cashiers, ticket sellers and takers, maintenance, publicity, advertising, announcers, scoreboard operators, balls and all other items which, in the sole opinion of ISCI, are necessary for the successful operation of the Tournaments.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Organizer agrees to provide “Rooms” for the exclusive use of ISCI, as specified in the ISCI World Tournament contract, including umpires, at designated World Tournament Headquarters Hotel located within reasonable proximity of the “Facilities”.
  • WORLD TOURNAMENT UMPIRES: The Organizer agrees to pay and/or provide the following for World Tournament Umpires and Associated Supplemental Tournament Umpires: Per Game Fee, ISCI umpire travel pool, per Diem to each ISCI out-of-town umpire. as specified in the ISCI World Tournament Contract.
  • WORLD TOURNAMENT FACILITY: The Organizer agrees to reserve (Facility) exclusively for the ISC World Tournament and Supplemental Tournaments. Each playing facility, minimum (3) lighted diamonds, is to be completely enclosed and meet the following minimum requirements.
  • PRIMARY FIELD: Seating capacity for at least 2000 spectators.
    • Outfield fence distance of 250 feet.
    • 46’ Pitching Distance – 60’ Bases
    • Lighting system with 50’ candlepower in infield, 30’ in outfield.
    • Electronic scoreboard (Home- Visitors- Innings-Score-Outs-Strike-Balls).
    • Tarpaulin capable of complete coverage of infield area for primary field.
    • Covered and enclosed dugouts with drinking water for players.
    • Adequate press-box with public address system.
    • Adequate pre-game warm-up area for each team.
    • Enclosed warm-up area for pitchers warm-up.
  • SECONDARY FIELDS: Seating capacity for at least 300 spectators.
    • Outfield fence distance of 250 feet.
    • 46’ Pitching Distance – 60’ Bases
    • Lighting system with 50’ candlepower in infield, 30’ in outfield.
    • Electronic scoreboard (Home- Visitors- Innings-Score-Outs-Strike-Balls).
    • Covered and enclosed dugouts with drinking water for players.
    • Adequate press-box with public address system.

CONTACT:

Larry Fisher

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL CONGRESS

iscfastpitch@gmail.com

 

 The 2019 ISC Legends Tournament will be a 16 team tournament in Denmark, Wisconsin in August.

Its my pleasure to announce 10 teams that played in 2018 tournament are returning including the champions Sudbury Relics and runner up Bay Area Merchants.

 
The rest of 2018 teams are third place Waterdown Hammer Legends,  Dieppe Ridge Legends, All Seasons Patriots, Ottawa Spiders, Ohio Battery, Calgary (Savala) Painters, Scout Logistics and Waterloo Legends. Returning after missing 2018 will be Frank Rogers B&L Plumbing team.  
 
The five new teams joining the tournament this year will be: Portland CR Brewers, K & L Kline Farms, CircleTap Legends, Maccabi USA and Tin Cup Legends.
 
The remaining teams who expressed an interest in attending the 2019 tournament will be put on awaiting list and extended an invitation should one of the initially invited teams be unable to attend.
 
The tournament will be round robin 3 game guarantee and then top 2 teams out of each division will advance into a 8 team single elimination championship play.  Details will be posted for all teams on our webpage.
 
This is the 10th year for the ISC Legends and the largest number of teams, for the highly popular and competitive tournament, that is held in conjunction with the ISC World Tournament.
 
Dates for Legends tournament will be August 15 (Thursday) to August 17 (Saturday).    
             
Keith Erkenbrack
ISC Legends Tournament Director 

January 12, 2019 – Denmark, WI – Please find attached the list of hotels in Green Bay that we have room blocks with regard to the 2019 ISC World Tournament.  The Host and Headquarter Hotel will be Country Inn & Suites located at 850 Kepler Drive in Green Bay.  Easy access to I43 which is a short 12 mile freeway drive to Denmark. 

If you have any questions please contact Dean Kane at deankane16@gmail.com.    

We look forward to seeing everyone in Northeastern Wisconsin this  August 10 – 17, 2019!

List is available by clicking the 2019 Denmark “logo” at the left.

January 3, 2019 – “The International Softball Congress is currently looking to designate tournaments held in April, May and June as Qualifiers for the 2019 ISC World Tournament in Denmark, Wisconsin.

If you are interested in having your tournament serve as an ISC Qualifier, please contact either Chris Santos, USA Vice President at jcsantos25@msn.com or Todd McCabe, Canada Vice President at todd_mccabe23@hotmail.com as soon as possible.

We hope to have a complete listing of our Qualifiers available by the end of January.

December 30, 2018   –  Not a surprise, but the number of teams expressing interest in participating in the 2019 Legends Tournament as part of the ISC World Tournament in Denmark, WI has already exceeded the maximum of twelve teams that can be accommodated.

With that in mind, we encourage any other Legends teams interested in participating, contact Legends Tournament Director Keith Erkenbreck prior to the deadline of Saturday, January 12, 2019.

After the January 12th deadline, the Legends Tournament committee will review the list of all teams that have expressed an interest in participation in the 2019 Legend Tournament and determine the twelve teams to be extended an invitation to the 2019 Legends Tournament.

Those invitations will be extended by the end of January 2019.

The remaining teams will be put on a priority list to fill any berths that might become available if one of the originally invited twelve teams is unable to accept the invitation.

The ISC is pleased with the response and success of our Legends Tournament and regrets that we are only able to extend an invitation to twelve teams for the 2019 
tournament.

Keith Erkenbreck

 keithe39@centurylink.net

 

 

December 19, 2018 –  The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Vail (Cottage Grove,  MN) as ISC Umpire-in-Chief.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin River Falls where he played football and baseball. While at River Falls he started officiating under the direction of Donald Page. He has umpired and officiated football, basketball, baseball and fast pitch softball for the past 54 years.

Officiating is not a job to Steve , it is a passion, His umpiring has taken him all over the US, Canada and other parts of the world.

Steve is looking forward for the opportunity of being the UIC for the ISC allowing him to remain in an active roll with fast pitch softball at the highest level in the world.

 

Page 42  –  ISC HALL OF FAME RULES:
A motion was approved that voting shall be based upon the Person’s; Record, Playing Ability, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Character and Contributions to the ISC Organization.

Page 143 – PLAYING RULES:
A motion was approved that an exception be made that says that the “trapper glove” can only be used by first basemen and catcher.

Page 144 – FOREIGN SUBSTANCE RULE:
A motion was approved that when a ball gets too dirty the Umpire can throw out the ball at his discretion with no penalty to the pitcher.

Page 145  –  ALL WORLD TEAMS:
Beginning in 2019 Twelve (12) players shall be named to the 1st & 2nd ISC All World Teams: three (3) pitchers, one (1) catchers, four (4) infielders, three (3) outfielders, and one (1) designated hitter.

Page 146  –  OUT OF REGION PLAYERS:
A motion was approved that All ISC teams who have four (4) or more approved Out-of-Region players must have their Out-of-Region players play in at least one approved ISC qualifying event or on an invitational tournament in both June and July with their current years team to be eligible for the current years ISC World Tournament. Exceptions to the preceding for rostered national team players and rostered junior national team players may be requested through the appropriate national Vice President.

Each team with four (4) or more approved Out-of-Region players will be allowed one (1) exception to the requirement that Out-of-Region players must play in an  approved ISC qualifying event or on an invitational tournament in both June and July. That exception must be declared and marked on the ISC Roster by June 15 and resubmitted to the Executive Director. This exception is subject to PRAWN rules and Out-of-Region form, June 15th deadline and fees.”

Aug 14, 2018 – Kitchener, Ontario

August 30, 2018 – By Joe Todd

When Tuesday morning rolled around at the 2018 ISC World Tournament, 12 teams had positioned themselves into the ISC II Championship Tournament. If we fast forward to the ISC II Championship game late Thursday afternoon, it featured two teams that were making their ISC debuts. Both Irma Tigers from Alberta and 3 Cheers Pub from St. Johns, Newfoundland had shaky and nervous starts in their opening games, but when they regrouped and settled down, they played some excellent and entertaining fastball to carry them into the ISC II Championship game.

3 Cheers Pub suffered a tough 1-0 extra-innings loss in their first game of ISC II play then reeled off five straight victories outscoring their opponents 38-10 in less then 36 hours of play to propel themselves into the ISC II Championship game. The Boys from the Rock rode the strong arm of South African newcomer Tidima Kekana, who finished with a 4-2 record and had 53 strikeouts in his 36 innings of work

Leading the attack for the 3CP squad were Shane Kelly, 10-21 .476 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs, and Justin Gill, 10-24 .417 with 2 triples and 4 stolen bases.

Irma Tigers had a perfect 3-0 record and had allowed only one run against in their three games while pounding out 28 runs of their own. Steven Normand finished with three wins and Michael Roote picked up the other victory sharing time on the mound for the Albertans. The Tigers with the unblemished record took the direct route to Championship game while the team from St. Johns had the harder route coming all the way through the loser’s bracket.

The well rested Tigers pounced on the 3 Cheers Pub who played two games early on Thursday morning and a came away with the 5-1 victory to clinch the Gord Newman Memorial ISC II Championship Trophy

Normand picked up the ISC II Most Outstanding Pitcher Award. Tigers outfielder Nicolas Potskin was the Leading Hitter, going 8 for 10 .800, with one home run and three RBIs. Tigers infielder Taylor Schubada won the Bob McGowan Most Valuable Player Award, showing some great defense in the Tigers infield and contributing with a .500 batting average 5 for 10 with 3 runs batted in.

The ISC congratulates both newcomer teams, the 2018 ISC II Champions Irma Tigers and the ISC II finalists 3 Cheers Pub for making a great run. We look forward to seeing both of these fine teams in Denmark, Wisconsin for the 2019 ISC World Tournament.

Deer Park, WA  –  The 2018 ISC Legends World Tourney held in Kitchener Ontario on August 16-18 has a new champion; Sudbury Relics. Sudbury relics won the Legends WT with Bay Area Merchants second and Eagle Pack and Hammer Down Legends sharing 3rd.
 
Pitching was dominate with 10 shut out games in the 3 day ISC Legends Tourney.  Ward Gosse (Most Valuable Player award winner) had 4 wins, 49 strike outs and .52 era. Ward also drove in the winning and only run in the championship game as well as pitching a shutout victory for Sudbury Relics.
 
David Beets (Outstanding Pitching Award winner) finished tourney with 4 wins, 24 strike outs and .52 era.
 
Tim Neill with the Waterdown Hammer Legends and Kevin Kammueller with the Eagle Pack also each had 3 wins.
 
Leading hitter was Dennis Brownfield with .750 batting average for Ohio Battery team.
 
Three players with 6 rbi’s: Brian McGuire (Dieppe Legends), Darren Hunt (Midland Explorers) and Michael Makowiec (All Seasons Patriots).
 
Randy Potskin had only 3 at bats with 2 home runs to share most home runs with Jeff lane and Eddie Roy.
 
The all star team featured 12 players from six different teams:
 Dennis Brownfield (Ohio Battery)               
 Eric Linnell (Bay Area Merchants) 
 Pat Brennan (Sudbury Relics)                           
 Roddy Wetherell (Scout Logistics)
 Terry Challis (Scout Logistics)                          
 Joel Belanger (Sudbury Relics)
 Keith Peterson (Eagle Pack)                             
 Pete Kucharuk (Waterdown Hammer Legends)
 Kelly Wenstrom (Sudbury Relics)                      
 Ward Gosse (Sudbury Relics)
 Davis Beets (Bay Area Merchants)                   
 Tim Neill (Waterdown Hammer Legends)
 
 OUTSTANDING PITCHER; David Beets (Bay Area Merchants)
 MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Ward Gosse (Sudbury Relics)

Keith Erkenbrack
keithe39@centurylink.net

August 15, 2018  –  The ISC Board of Directions has selected the Quad Cities, IL/IA as the site of the 2020 World Tournament.

This will mark the fifteenth (15) time; Rock Island, IL (10), Quad Cities, IL/IA (5), that this area has played Host to the ISC World Tournament.

The tournament will once again be played at the Green Valley Softball Complex, Moline, IL, August 8th – 15th.

August 14, 2018 – Kitchener, ON  – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that five individuals have been elected to it’s Hall of Fame, including three players, one field manager and one sponsor.

August 14, 2018 – Kitchener, ON The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that five individuals have been elected to it’s Hall of Fame, including three players, one field manager and one sponsor.

Korrey Gareau, of Cobble Hill, BC,is among the top 10 pitchers in wins in the ISC World Tournament with 40. He was named to seven ISC   All World teams and was the winner of the Leroy Zimmerman Most Outstanding Pitcher Award in 2007, winning the ISC World Tournament with The Farm Tavern team from Madison, WI.

Patrick Shannon, of Auckland, NZ, is a 10-time ISC All World player and a four-time ISC World Champion with Marathon, WI County Materials in 2005-06 and with Kitchener, ON Rivershark Twins in 2008-09.

Jimmy Wana, of Wellington, NZ, pitched for the powerhouse Penn Corp teams of Sioux City, IA in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A three-time ISC All World pitcher, Wana (formerly Seaman) won four ISC World Tournament championships and won the Leroy Zimmerman Award as Most Outstanding Pitcher as 19-year-old in 1988.

Terry Baytor, of London, ON, managed teams in 11 seasons in ISC World Tournament play, compiling a 61-16 record for a .792 winning percentage, winning four championships, three with the Toronto Gators and one with the Tampa Bay Smokers.

Darren Derricks, of Green Bay, WI is a longtime sponsor of the Circle Tap Dukes team based out of Denmark, WI. Darren has been involved in ISC events for almost 30 years as a player and team sponsor, for a time sponsoring two teams. Circle Tap is the host organization for the 2019 ISC World Tournament. Darren will receive the Bob Welby Memorial Recognition of Service Award.

All five individuals will be inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame during the annual Breakfast and Induction Ceremony which will be held in Denmark, WI at the 2019 ISC World Tournament.

For more information, please contact

Larry Fisher

ISC Executive Director

Iscfastpitch@gmail.com

ISC Network to broadcast 23 games from 2018 ISC World Tournament
 
August 8, 2018 Kitchener, ON – The International Softball Congress will be streaming 23 games from the 2018 ISC World Tournament being played at the Peter Hallman Ball Yard in Kitchener, Ontario through the ISC Fastpitch YouTube channel.
 
Starting Sunday August 12 with full coverage of four games, the ISC Network will showcase the best teams and players in men’s fastball, culminating in the ISC World Championship Game at 7 pm on Saturday August 18.
 
The ISC Network commentary team includes Kyle Smith, Blair Setford and Joe Todd as primary broadcasters and will feature a number of guest commentators throughout the week, including Lance Winn, Steve Sabourin, John Thompson, Erin Durant, Vahram Matoesian, Allan Etmanski and others. ISC Network is partnering with SportsCanadaTV to produce the games.
 
To watch a game, click on the ISC Network logo on the ISC Fastpitch website home page at www.iscfastpitch.com
 
With the generous support of our sponsors, all of the broadcasts from the 2018 ISC World Tournament will be presented free-of-charge for this year. 
 
We gratefully thank our sponsors: Skelton Truck Lines, ISC Canada East,  Jukasa Radio 93.5FM, Corbetts Source for Sports, Mr. Ned Custom Tailor, Peligro Sports, Circle Tap, Jack Fireman, Kelly’s Pub, 3 Cheers Pub, Lumberjack Sports and Exit Speed Swing.
 
The full schedule of games is as follows:
Sunday August 12 1pm, 3pm, 5pm Opening Ceremonies, 6pm, 8pm
Monday August 13 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Tuesday August 14 5pm, 7pm
Wednesday August 15 5pm, 7pm
Thursday August 16 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Friday August 17 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm
Saturday August 18 11am, 130pm, 7pm
 
For additional information, please contact:
 
Blair Setford
ISC VP Operations
blairjs [@] gmail.com
 

July 26,2018 – Ayr, Ontario – Congratulations to the 19-man crew selected by Umpire-in-Chief Bruce Bierman for the 2018 ISC World Tournament to be held this August in Kitchener, ON.

With input from Deputy UIC Lou Davis and Les Novak, the Blue Crew for the 2018 ISC World Tournament is as follows:

          1-       Alan  Blanchard  –   Lodi, CA  

          2-       Brandon Bluhm  –   Chehalis, WA  

          3-       Dave Selden  – Reese, MI

          4-       Ed Otterman  –   Woodstock, ON  

          5-       Fred Malatches  –   Cambridge, ON 

          6-       Gary Johnston  –   Eau Claire, WI 

          7-       Jan Hora  –   Cherny Vul, CI

          8-       Jon  Hand  –    Maple Park, IL 

          9-       Justin Van Horn  –   Chatham, ON 

          10-     Kevin Wallace  –   Shipman, IL

          11-     Lou Davis  –   Truro, NS

          12-     Mike Morrissey  –   Peterborough, ON

          13-     Paul Verheye  –   Kitchener, ON

          14-     Rob  Deakin  –   Wodstock, ON

          15-     Rob  Straetmans  –   Bracebridge, ON

          16-     Robert  Durand  –  Osceda, WI  

          17-     Serge Laflamme  –  Levis, Quebec

          18-     Tony Dickson  –   Oro-Medonte, ON