Our HistoryA formal system for scoring softball games in NZ was established in 1968, and the first scorers’ manual was written in 1974. A score sheet and standard set of scoring symbols was developed. Furthermore, a qualification system was established to ensure consistent scoring standards throughout the country. Former SNZ Chief Scorer introduced computer statistics.The first tournament to use hand held electronic scoring was the Men's World Champs qualifier in 2008 at North Harbour.
Since then we have come a long way. Official scorers are appointed to all games at every national tournament and most club tournaments. Many club teams have regular team scorers.
The NZ scorers qualification system involves a theory exam followed by a qualifying practical and a badge exam. The practical exams are sat at a National Tournament.
We have about a hundred active Scorers’ Badge holders, and many other scorers going through the training scheme or just scoring for their teams, but we are always looking for more. If you would like to become involved, contact any of the people listed on these pages.
|SNZ Chief Scorer||SNZ Statistician|
|Lil Natana (Jan 2015 - )||Lynnette Leathart (2021 - )|
|Sandy Wallace ( - Dec 2014)||Elaine Karsten♰ (2013 - 2021)|
|Ronnie Gurney (2008 - 2013)|
|Ruth Dare (1994 - 2007)|
|SNZ Scorer of the Year||Other Significant Achievements by Scorers|
|2021 - Alison Kensington (Manawatu)||2021 - Lil Natana, SNZ Distinguished Service Award|
|2020 - Lynnette Leathart (Auckland)||2020 - Gwen Fletcher, SNZ Administrator of the Year|
|2019 - Alison Kensington (Manawatu)||2019 - Debbie Townley, SNZ Personality of the Year|
|2018 - Carolyn McQueen (North Harbour)||2018 - Ronnie Gurney, SNZ Distinguished Service Award|
|2017 - Lil Natana (Rotorua)||2011 - Russell Moffat♰, WBSC Hall of Fame Meritorious Service Award|
|2016 - Elaine Karsten (Southland)||2006 - Russell Moffat♰, SNZ Hall of Fame|
|2015 - Ian Ditford (Marlborough)||2005 - Ruth Dare, Softballer Of The Year|
|2014 - Christine Nukunuku (Auckland)||Elva Dyason♰, SNZ Distinguished Service Award|
|2013 - Marie Byrne (Canterbury)||Vicky Griffiths, SNZ Distinguished Service Award|
|2012 - Sandy Wallace (Otago)||Raewyn Humphries, SNZ Distinguished Service Award|
|2011 - Lynnette Leathart (Auckland)||Elaine Karsten, SNZ Distinguished Service Award|
|2010 - Ronnie Gurney (North Harbour)|
|2003 - Ruth Dare|