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WBSC Softball Hall of Fame inducts 2019 class

21/11/2019
A total of 13 players from eight countries were inducted into the WBSC Softball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame now counts with 249 members from 38 countries

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced today the list of 23 new members of the Softball Hall of Fame, inducted today at the 3rd Congress in Sakai, Japan. The 2019 class includes 13 players, 3 umpires, 3 administrators, 3 meritorious service, and 1 coach Three countries inducted their first-ever hall of famer.

The list of new members of the WBSC Softball Hall of Fame is.

  • Argentina - Luis Candelario Rosales (Player)
  • Argentina - Oscar Bolzan (Player)
  • Australia - Tanya Harding (Player)
  • Australia - Fiona Crawford (Player)
  • Brazil - Milton Konno (Meritorious Service)
  • Brazil - Taketomi Higashi (Meritorious Service)
  • Canada - Melanie Mathews (Player)
  • Canada - Kevin Quinn (Administrator)
  • China - Lui Yaming (Coach)
  • China - Yan Fang (Player)
  • Colombia - Maria Teresa Mejia Mora (Umpire)
  • Costa Rica - Roberto Castro (Administrator)
  • Guatemala - Gerardo Aguirre (Administrator)
  • Japan - Haruki Saito (Player)
  • Japan - Tomoaki Okamoto (Player)
  • Japan - Juri Takayama (Player)
  • New Zealand - Nardi Leonard (Player)
  • New Zealand - Bill Massey (Player)
  • New Zealand - Wiremu Tamaki (Umpire)
  • Panama - Hector Avila (Player)
  • Peru - Marisa Matsuda (Meritorious Service)
  • Chinese Taipei - Chin-Ling Chang Chien (Player)
  • USA - Julie Johnson (Umpire)
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Please join with me as a group, in congratulating Wiremu Tamaki, our very own NZ UIC and our Boss, on being inducted into the WSBC World Hall of Fame, on Thursday last (21st November 2019).   In typical fashion, Wu was pretty laid back by the honour, but obviously very excited and humbled by the acknowledgement. 

 

He is certainly one who is never inclined to ‘blow his own trumpet’, but I am sure that like me, you will agree that this is a pretty big deal.   We are extremely fortunate to have this man as our leader, and the fact that the World now acknowledges that also, is very, very cool.

 

Well done Wu!!

 

Lindsay

  

 

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SNZ Rules Test 2019 Answers

Kia ora!

Here are the answers to this year's rules test.

Level 1-3 rules test answers 2019

Level 4-7 rules test answers 2019

Wiremu

Wiremu Tamaki

Softball New Zealand (SNZ) Umpire-in-Chief
Kai-Whakawā Matua - Poiuka Aotearoa
Otaki, New Zealand 5512
Tel +64 6 364 8793 | Mob +64 274 433 691
‘E hara t
āku toa I te toa takitahi, tāku toa, he toa takitini’
‘My strength is not that of one person, but the strength of many’



SNZ Rules Test 2019

Kia ora!

First day of Spring and it's a Cracker!

On behalf of the Rules Committee Team, Dave Beaumont, Jill Farquhar, Dave Fortin and Dennis Smith, please find this year's rules test for 2019.  This year's test is online and you are strongly encouraged to submit your final test online. 

Below are two links that will take you to the portal for your level.  If you are being examined for level four this season, please sit the Level 4-7 rules test.  

Level 1-3 rules test 2019

Level 4-7 rules test 2019

For those who would like to view the paper version of the test, click on the links below.  However, you are encouraged to submit your final test online as there are video questions that you will need to complete.  You just need to click on the above link to the correct portal for your level and submit.  Furthermore, you will be able to see your score in real time and help us feed your mark into our database.

Level 1-3 rules test 2019

Level 4-7 rules test 2019

The test is open book. That means you can use whatever resource you need to assist you in completing the test. Preferably, the rule book, which is on the resources page of our umpire website, would be a good resource to start with.

Completing the test should be done individually and not as a group. Try to test your rules knowledge against yourself and not others.  The test closes Sunday September 15. 

If you have any queries please contact Dave Beaumont in the first instance - debeau12@gmail.com

Good luck everyone!

Wiremu

Wiremu Tamaki

Softball New Zealand (SNZ) Umpire-in-Chief
Kai-Whakawā Matua - Poiuka Aotearoa
Otaki, New Zealand 5512
Tel +64 6 364 8793 | Mob +64 274 433 691
‘E hara t
āku toa I te toa takitahi, tāku toa, he toa takitini’
‘My strength is not that of one person, but the strength of many’

 


Updated NZ Umpire Gradings 2018-2019

SNZ UMPIRE GRADINGS - 2018-2019.

Congratulations to all those who attain there respected Levels.

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