2021 Umpire Executive
President: Darren Skjonsby 306-260-0738 email@example.com
Vice President: Jr. Simpson 306-260-6005 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Gavin Russell 306-220-2656 email@example.com
Treasurer: Bob Stone 306-341-0316 firstname.lastname@example.org
SASA Umpire-in-Chief: M. Kosteniuk 306-717-1444 email@example.com
SMSL Umpire-in-Chief: Leo Mareschal 306-290-8323 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Gail King 306-260-7377 email@example.com
Director: Arianna Spork 306-384-7439 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
(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.
|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
(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.
|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.
|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.
|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|