Bridge City Umpires 2019 

President                Mike Kosteniuk       306-717-1444                                          mekosteniuk@gmail.com

Past Pres.               Darren Skjonsby     306-250-0738C        306-934-0594H      dkandkskjonsby@sasktel.net

Vice Pres.               Lorry Wilson           306-220-5746C        306-978-0641H      lorrywilson@shaw.ca

Sec.                         Madison Fernquist  306-715-4130                                          mferny101@gmail.com

Tres.                        Bob Stone               306-384-0316H        306-341-0316C      robertstone@shaw.ca

U.I.C. Adult             John McLeod           306-384-6221                                           mcljc@shaw.ca

U.I.C. Minor            Leo Mareschal          306-384-1771H       306-477-2029C      leomarschal@sasktel.net

Dir.                           Ryan Ritter                  306-227-5934C                                       rcritter79@gmail.com

Dir.                           Keith Laird               306-220-5166C       306-956-6551         keith_laird30@hotmail.com

                                                             

Umpire Awards

The Saskatoon Bridge City Umpire Association holds their Annual Awards Banquet every September to recognize the accomplishments of the many umpires throughout the Softball Season.

Umpire of The year - The Syl Peesker Award

The Syl Peesker Award was created In Memory of Sylvester John Peesker, a fellow umpire who died in a tragic car accident on August 25, 1983.

Qualifications:
(1) A contributor to the association.
(2) Level 2 or better.
(3) Over-all performance as an umpire, good knowledge and application of the rules.
(4) May have been involved in some major undertaking which would justify special recognition.
(5) A leader by example in appearance, dress and physical conditioning.

Past Recipients:

1983 - Blaise Gruending 2000 - Charlotte Wilkesheski
1984 - Bob McDonald 2001 - Trevor Tenetiuk
1985 - Bernie Burtney 2002 - Dave Gruending
1986 - Nelson Venne 2003 - Paul Soron
1987 - Charlotte Wilkesheski 2004 - Doug Schultz
1988 - Keith Greenaway 2005 - Dale Wagner
1989 - Doug Obed 2006 - Dallas Doell
1990 - Leo Mareschal 2007 - Trent Kulbida
1991 - Doug Trabbish 2008 - Dave Moore
1992 - Brian Sutherland 2009 - Chad Schmidt
1993 - Neil Thiessen 2010 - Darryl Bergeron
1994 - Dave Moore 2011 - Mike Kosteniuk
1995 - Darryl Fiala 2012 - Darren Skjonsby
1996 - Justin Loschack 2013 - Bob Clothier
1997 - Lyle McGowan 2014 - Tyler Sandy
1998 - Dale Wagner 2015-Terry Klein
1999 - Bob Decker 2016 -  John McLeod

 

Rookie of The Year- The John Haider Award                                                     

The John Haider Award wad started by John to recognize new and upcoming officials in theb game of Softball
John was a man of many talents as a politician to a Level 5 Umpire of National Standing . John also was one of the founding members
of the Saskatoon Fastball Umpire Association stafrted in 1974 .John had many achievements in his time
but one that sticks out the most is when John recevied the Darren Lopisky Award for his30 years of contribution to th game of softball.
At age 63 John passed away of a heart attack while playing golf at the Annual Briidge City Umpires Association Golf Tournamemt

Qualifications:
(1) 1st year as a registered umpire, with a Level 1.
(2) Good appearance and physical condition.
(3) Has demonstrated a keen interest in umpiring and good judgement.
(4) Has progressed through the year to achieve another level or has demonstrated the ability to advance.

Past Recipients:

1985 - Doug Obed 1999 - Paul Soron
1986 - Ron Just 2005 - Ray Carriere
1987 - Wayne Dahlside 2007 - Darren Skjonsby
1988 - Bob Young 2008 - Chad Schmidt
1989 - John Boulding 2009 - Mike Kosteniuk
1990 - Darryl Cherry 2010 - Mike Michasiw
1991 - Neil Thiessen 2011 - Terri Klein
1992 - Elaine Sutherland 2012 - Kurtis Kalinowski
1993 - Dave Pilon 2013 - Dakota Wightman
1994 - Justin Loschack 2014 - Hugh Roseberry
1996 - Crystal Kalyniuk 2015-Keith Laird
1997 - Preston Karoly 2016

Tina Mathieson and Madison Fernquist

 

1998 - Mark Longfellow  

 

 

 

Saskatoon Amateur Softball Association
Players Choice Award - Umpire Category

This Award was initiated by the Coaches & Players participating within the Saskatoon Amateur
Softball Association Softball League. The Award signifies the appteciation of the hours and
commitment throughout the Softball Season.

Past Recipients:

2009 - Paul Soron 2013 - Gavin Russell
2010 - Dave Moore 2014 - Terry Klein / Darren Skjonsby
2011 - Lorry Wilson 2015- Lois Dodds/ Bob Cloutier
2012 - Darryl Bergeron 2016  Female - Madison Fernquist       Male - Mike Kosteniuk

 

Neil Thiessen Award

The award was created in memory of Neil Thiessen, who was an umpire for a short time but left us a memory of a man who loved the game of softball and umpiring. Even during his fight with cancer, Neil would come down to the diamond and offer some positive

(1) Who has contributed to the association throughout the year(s)
(2) Someone who has gone above and beyond his duties to the association.
(3) A person who has contributed to the betterment of the umpiring program through his/her appearance, example and leadership on and off the diamond.

Past Recipients:

1999 - Ken Leier 2008 - John Deptuck 2016 - Mike Kosteniuk
2001 - Doug Schultz 2009 - Lorry Wilson  
2002 - Bob Draeger 2010 - Bernie Burtney  
2003 - Ed Reimer 2011 - Blaise Gruending  
2004 - Dave Moore 2012 - Jim Grant  
2005 - Gavin Russell 2013 - Paul Soron  
2006 - Charlotte Wilkesheski 2014 - John McLeod  
2007 - Dale Wagner 2015 -Darryl Fiala