December 13, 2016 – Saginaw, MI – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring three boys fastpitch softball championship tournaments on the weekend of July 21-23 in Saginaw, Michigan.
The ISC Developmental Championship Tournaments in the U14, U16 and U18 age groups marks a return for the ISC in sponsoring stand-alone youth events separate from the annual ISC World Tournament.
“With the outstanding boy’s fastpitch programs in Munger and Vasser, as well as the history of successful ISC developmental tournaments in Frankenmuth, this is the ideal area to hold these tournaments,” says ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher. Saginaw is 10-15 minutes from Frankenmuth and was the host of the 1981 ISC World Tournament.
“We’ve selected this weekend because there’s minimal conflict with any of the Ontario provincial events in these age groups, so we’d really like to see Ontario teams come and compete for an ISC championship,” added Fisher.
More information will be forthcoming as the committee of Tom Stasik, Del Benson, Don Petro and Pete Bouvy work out the details in the coming weeks.
The ISC is also planning a U21 Championship as part of the 2017 ISC World Tournament being held in Grand Rapids, MI., August 12-19.
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December 9, 2016 – Ayr, Ontario – The International Softball Congress is reminding umpires that the deadline to apply to officiate at the 2017 ISC World Tournament is January 15, 2017.
Umpires wanting to work the 2017 ISC World Tournament, must complete the ISC Umpire Pool Application form, which can be found on the ISC website at www.iscfastpitch.com in the ISC Forms tab.
Pool application are to be sent to ISC Umpire-in-Chief Bruce Bierman and ISC Deputy UIC Lou Davis. E-mail addresses are at the bottom of the pool application.
The ISC reminds umpires that they must apply each year to be considered to umpire in the World Tournament.
The 2017 ISC World Tournament will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from August 11-20 at the Art Van Complex.
ISC Umpire In Chief
September 20, 2016 – Pictures are up for the 2016 ISC World Tournament and available for viewing and purchase. We are offering greatly reduced prices for this tournament and pictures can be ordered for $3 for a team picture and $1 for each individual/action shot. Special requests for sizing or edits are welcome for an additional cost. Follow the link below to the page with all of the pictures, find your desired images based on album and each picture has a identification number in the description. Send a private message or email to email@example.com with the album and id# of the pictures requested…and a secured payment email will be sent to you to complete the purchase.
Thank you for your interest….and hope you enjoy the memories!!
-Nick @ Quest Media Design
September 16, 2016 – The following rule changes were approved by the ISC Board of Directors effective for the 2017 season:
RESIDENCY – pg 154 – CURRENT RULE: Approved Out-Of-Region players on all ISC teams must play in at least one approved ISC Qualifying event or in invitational tournaments in both June and July, with their current year’s team, to be eligible for World Tournament play.
NEW RULE: “Approved Out-Of-Region players on all ISC teams must play in at least one approved ISC Qualifying event or in invitational tournaments in July, with their current year’s team, to be eligible for World Tournament play.”
OUT-OF-REGION PITCHERS – pg 154 – CURRENT RULE: Team rosters for all ISC Championship play shall be restricted to two (2) out-of-region pitchers. Pitcher is defined as any player on an 18-man roster who pitches in ISC Championship competition. The two (2) pitchers for ISC Championship play are deemed to be the first two (2) that pitch in ISC Championship play in any bracket.
NEW RULE: “Teams shall be allowed 3 pitchers with only 1 being a PRAWN pitcher.”
Aug 25,2016 – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce its annual Chronological Order of Finish, Individual and Team Awards for all four categories from the 70th Anniversary of the ISC Men’s World Fastball Tournament recently completed in Moline, Il.
August 25, 2016 – A playlist of all of the 2016 ISC World Tournament games broadcast by the ISC Network through YouTube is now available at the following link:
August 20, 2016 – 2:15PM (CST) Rain has forced rescheduling of games:
4:00 ISC World Tournament / Semi-final: Hill United vs New York Gremlins
Championship game to follow immediately upon completion of semi-final
4:30 ISC U21 Final : New Hamburg Mustangs vs Alvinston Jr. Indians
5:00 Legends Finals: Toronto Gators vs Team to be Determined
August 16, 2016 – The International Softball Congress announces that the ISC Board of Directors has elected the following five (5) individuals to be inducted into the ISC Hall of Fame in 2017:
Keith Mackintosh – Saskatoon, SK
Chris Delarwelle – Denmark, WI
Doug Middleton – Blue Springs, MO
Todd Schultz – Williamston, MI
ISC ADMINISTRATOR / UMPIRE CATAGORY:
Dave Casso (Umpire) – Chandler, AZ
The inductions will be held at the ISC Mens World Fastball Tournament, August 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI
August, 16,2016 – The International Softball Congress (ISC) is pleased to announce that the 72nd Annual ISC Mens Fastball World Tournament will be held in Kitchener, ON.
The ISC World Tournament will be returning to the Peter Hallman Ball Park for the 5th time in the span of 16 years.
Congratulations to the Kitchener Fastball Promotions, the ISC looks forward to returning to Canada for the 9th time.
August 12, 2016 – Schedule of broadcasts from the 2016 ISC World Tournament All times listed are Central Time Zone, so adjust for your location. Games may not start on time if there are delays due to previous games. Click Here to Watch.
Sunday August 14 1:00 PM Gm 17 BC A’s vs tbd
Sunday August 14 3:00 PM Gm 15 New York Gremlins vs NB Petro Hawks
Sunday August 14 6:30 PM Gm 16 Hill United Chiefs vs Todd’s Mudjacking
Sunday August 14 8:30 PM Gm 20 Circle Tap Dukes vs tbd
Monday August 15 12:00 PM G37 Winners Bracket
Monday August 15 2:00 PM G36 Winners Bracket
Monday August 15 4:00 PM G39 Winners Bracket
Monday August 15 6:00 PM G40 Winners Bracket
Monday August 15 8:00 PM G38 Winners Bracket
Tuesday August 16 6:00 PM G49 Winners Bracket
Tuesday August 16 8:00 PM G50 Winners Bracket
Wednesday August 17 6:00 PM G56 Winners Bracket
Wednesday August 17 8:00 PM G55 Winners Bracket
Thursday August 18 4:00 PM ISC II Championship Game
Thursday August 18 6:00 PM G61 Winners Bracket
Thursday August 18 8:00 PM G62 Winners Bracket
Friday August 19 10:00 AM G63 Losers Bracket
Friday August 19 12:00 PM G64 Losers Bracket
Friday August 19 2:00 PM G65 Losers Bracket
Friday August 19 4:00 PM G66 Losers Bracket
Friday August 19 7:00 PM G67 Winners Bracket Final
Saturday August 20 11:00 AM G68 Losers Bracket
Saturday August 20 1:00 PM G69 Losers Bracket Final
Saturday August 20 3:00 PM 2016 Legends Championship Game
Saturday August 20 6:00 PM 2016 ISC Championship Game
To watch ISC Network coverage of the 2016 ISC World Tournament, click on the ISC Network logo that says “Tune In Here” near the top left on the ISC website home page at www.iscfastpitch.com.
August 1, 2016 – Tom McKay will be presenting a Power Point program about the ISC tournament in the 1960s twice at the Moline Public Library in honor of this year’s tournament. The program will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m on both August 12th and August 15th.
As you know, Rock Island hosted the ISC tournament from 1961 through 1969. Tom attended the majority of the games from 1961 to 1963 and every inning of every game from 1964 to 1969. The presentation is about the teams, players, and times that made the tournament great during those years. The program includes articles, picture and box scores the appeared in the Rock Island Argus which provided extensive coverage. There are also a few images from tournament programs and other publications. The program will be of interest to anyone who remembers those days or wants to know more about softball history. The tournament was filled with Hall of Fame players and great games and finishes during those years.
The Moline Public Library is located at 3210 41st. It is approximately two miles from the Green Valley Complex.
Tuesday July 19, 2016
This year’s tournament brackets/schedules have now been released, just click on any of the ISC Shields on the home page at www.iscfastpitch.com and all four brackets/schedules are available for your viewing.
Good Luck and Good Sportsmanship to all 52 teams participating and see you all in Moline, IL for the 70TH Anniversary of ISC World Mens Fastpitch Championship Tournament.
ISC V-P Communications
June 23, 2016 Ayr, ON – Congratulations are extended to the 20 individuals that have been chosen to be wear the ISC Umpire colours and maintain the integrity of the rule book this August at the Greenvalley Sports Complex in Moline, Illinois for the 2016 ISC World Tournament.
Each year, umpires have to apply in the fall of the preceding year and then the task of scrutinizing and evaluating the many applicants falls upon the shoulders of ISC Umpire-In-Chief Bruce Bierman, Deputy UiC Lou Davis and Les Novak.
As each team strives to be a part of the ISC World Tournament, so does the complement of the Blue Crew. The ISC congratulates each of you on your appointment.
1 Brandon Bluhm – Chehalis, WA
2 Glenn Brown – Oak Harbour, WA
3 Lou Davis – Truro, NS
4 Tony Dickson – Moonstone, ON
5 Robert Durand – Osceda, WI
6 Steve Gallagher – Cobourg, ON
7 Roger Griffith – Goshen, IN
8 Jon Hand – Maple Park, IL
9 Steve Jahnke – Caledonia MI
10 Charlie Johnson – Hitterdal MN
11 Chris Lamer – Belleville, ON
12 Fred Malatches – Cambridge, ON
13 Mike Morrissey – Peterborough, ON
14 Ed Oliver – Batavia, IA
15 Ed Otterman – Brantford, ON
16 LaWayne Rogers – Altoona, Iowa
17 Paul Squires – Goldsboro, NC
18 Trevor Topping – Kitchener, ON
19 Kevin Wallace – Shipman, IL
20 Rick Wysynsk -i Sault Ste. Marie, ON
ISC VP Communications
June 11, 2016 – June 17-19 will mark the 32nd consecutive ISC Qualifier Tournament for the Walcott Softball Organization, Walcott, IA. Once again there will be a $500.00 award to the Champion, $300.00 for the Runner-up and $150.00 for the 3rd & 4th place teams. The winning team qualifies for the 2016 ISC World Tournament, August 13-20, Green Valley Softball Complex in Moline, IL.
Trophies will also be presented to the Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Pitcher. For further information on the ISC Qualifier, please email Larry Koberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10, 2016 – The 2016 ISC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Sunday August 14th in the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center. Located at 2021 State Street • Bettendorf, IA, and connected via skywalk to the Isle Casino Hotel, the facility also has ample parking available on site.
The ceremony for the 2016 HoF induction class of; Todd Martin, Thomas Makea, Robert “Chub” Tangaora, Jarrad Martin, Tom Boyd and Daniel D. Dolan will begin at 8:00am. Information on ticket sales and availability will be announced shortly.
MOLINE. IL — A $775,000 investment in Moline’s Greenvalley Park will ensure it continues to draw big tournaments, a tourism benefit felt by the entire Quad-Cities. The money was used to install new lights at the Milt Hand Softball Complex at Greenvalley Park, including lights for the eight tournament-grade diamonds, the playground and new sand volleyball courts that will open later this year.
Installation took more than two months and wrapped up in December. The state-of-the-art lighting system by MUSCO Lighting is energy efficient, makes the park safer, can be controlled via a smartphone and is supposed to be as bright as daylight, said Greg Johnson, a city landscape worker who leads the maintenance of Greenvalley from March to December.
The project included the lights, steel poles, all new wiring, a monitoring and maintenance plan, and 25-year warranty.
Lori Wilson, a recreation programmer who manages the complex, said the lights that were replaced were original and at least 25 years old, and the wooden poles were starting to lean.
The fields at Greenvalley are heavily used and booked long in advance of the playing season by local teams and regional, state and national tournaments. The tournaments draw players, their families and other spectators, who stay overnight, eat and shop locally, visit attractions and participate in events, generating revenue for every city in the area, Ms. Wilson said.
The lighting is needed because sometimes, a rain delay can cause tournament games to run into the early morning hours, wrapping up at 2 or 3 a.m., Mr. Johnson said. When the parks department received complaints about the facility, it was about the lighting, Ms. Wilson said.
Various organizations rate sporting facilities before deciding where to hold tournaments, and the old lights could have hurt Greenvalley, so it was time to upgrade them, she said. “We want to give our community a quality facility.”
Ms. Wilson said the park department is thankful to the city, which loaned the money from the tourism fund, which is supported by a city hotel-motel tax. The city then grants that money to various events and facilities that spark overnight visits. The parks department is repaying the loan over 10 years. “This project will have a good payback to the entire community,” Ms. Wilson said. “Greenvalley is a driver of tourism.”
In the past two years, the parks department has installed new garage doors at Greenvalley’s maintenance shop, upgraded drainage at each field and spent $539,000 to replace seven backstops. The department hopes to have the funds to replace the last backstop this year.
Moline park recreation director Bernita Reese said the department never will be finished working on Greenvalley or any other park. If there’s not a project to tackle, there is upkeep, and the goal is to surpass what was done the year before.
ISC Umpire-In-Chief Bruce Bierman, recently inducted into the Softball Canda Hall-of-Fame, reminds all ISC Teams & Players that the ISC continues to use the International Softball Federation (ISF) certified bat list. See the list at isfsoftball.
Quad Cities – The International Softball Congress (ISC) is excited to celebrate its Platinum Anniversary in 2016 by holding the 70th Annual ISC Men’s Fastball World Tournament in Quad Cities. Games begin on Saturday, August 13, and the championship is Saturday, August 20.
The ISC World Tournament returns to the Milt Hand Softball Complex, at the Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, Illinois. The local area host teams are the Lamp Liter Fastpitch from Walcott, Iowa, and Dolan & Murphy from Aurora, Illinois.
Fans are encouraged to go to the recently launched tournament website at www.iscquadcities.com for ticket prices, hotel information, camping information, and how to volunteer. Current tournament-specific news can be found at www.iscfastpitch.org.
“Our goal is to fill the Milt Hand Softball Complex with as many fans as possible to create an exciting atmosphere for the World Tournament Teams,” says Lynn Hunt, Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice-President of Sales. A Tournament Pass that is good for all of the 2016 games is only $30. Tournament passes and day passes will be available to purchase at the gate.
The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) and Sports Commission will be looking for volunteers to keep score, announce games, work admission gates and beer tents, shuttle fans, and help with visitor information. Visit www.iscquadcities.com to email with your interest. Scheduling of volunteers will begin late May.
May 3, 2016 – For the fifth consecutive season, ISC Canada East will host an U21 Championship Tournament as part of its qualifier weekend June 17-19, in Innerkip.
We require an even number of teams for ease of scheduling a round robin and playoff format and will operate with 4, 6 or 8 teams.
Entry fee is $ 450 per team and each team will be guaranteed three games.
Our preferred payment method for entry fees is via Interac email money transfer to email@example.com. Interac E-mail transfer is a fast, secure and convenient way to transfer funds and is available through virtually every Canadian financial institution for the same cost as a postage stamp.
Deadline for entry is Monday May 23.
This tournament would be run simultaneously with the ISC Canada East Qualifier at Innerkip Sports Park, one of the finest fastball complexes in Southwestern Ontario.
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April 14, 2016 – Findlay, OH – More great news for the ISC 50+ Legends Division as the National Storm Legends joins a burgeoning list of teams that will compete in the 2016 Legends Championship this August in Quad Cities, IA-IL.
Led by Mark Garrison and based out of Brockwood, Alabama, with sponsorship through Mark and wife Jill’s construction company National Storm Contracting LLC, the Storm will include fastball players from central Alabama and the Florida Gulf Coast area.
“It’s fantastic to see a new team come out of the southeast region,” says ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher, noting that the last teams from the southeast were Memphis Posse in ISC II in the mid-2000s and, before that, the two-time ISC Champion Tampa Bay Smokers in the late 1990s.
The 50+ Legends division continues to grow by leaps and bounds as Toronto Barracks announced their planned entry just last week. There were a record 12 Legends teams in 2015 and we look to be on track to top that number when the ISC World Tournament and the ISC 50+ Legends Championship is contest at the Green Valley Sports Complex in Moline, IL from August 13-20.
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