2018 Constable William Moss Memorial Fastpitch Tournament

38th Annual Constable William Moss Memorial Softball Tournament

Dates: July 02-06, 2018
Boy’s Divisions: U12, U14 & U16
Girl’s Divisions: U14 & U16

Registration Fee: $150.00
All Cheques Payable To Constable William Moss Tournament
Registration Fees May Be Paid By E-Transfer To [email protected]

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Teams To Register With Paul F. Smith at [email protected] or 709-682-3257.
Roster Information Must Be Submitted At The Time Of Registration.

The Moss Committee Are Looking Forward To The 2018 Constable William Moss Memorial Tournament!

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ATTENTION: VOLUNTEERS & UMPIRES

Interested In Getting Involved With The Constable William Moss Memorial Fastpitch Tournament! It’s As Easy As Sending An Email To Ross Crocker at [email protected] or Paul F. Smith at [email protected].

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CONSTABLE WILLIAM MOSS (MEMORIAL)

Constable William Moss killed in the line of duty of March 12, 1959.

Constable William Moss was tragically killed on March 12, 1959 during the International Woodworkers of America strike at Badger that eventually became known as the “Badger Riot”.

Constable Moss was struck on the head with a piece of pulpwood during a melee on March 10, 1959. He was taken to a hospital in Grand Falls but died two days later.

A logger was arrested and charged with murdering Constable Moss but was eventually acquitted by a 12-man jury in the Newfoundland Supreme Court.

Vida Hounsell of Glovertown, mother of the late Constable Moss, later unveiled a commemorative plaque in his honor during special ceremonies at the old Newfoundland Constabulary headquarters at Fort Townshend on May 12, 1971.

Source: RNCA

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HOW IT STARTED

The Constable William Moss Minor Softball Tournament was inaugurated in 1980 through the personal efforts of Constable Gary Browne, Mr. Peter Harvey, then president of Softball Newfoundland, and Mrs. Jen Adams of the Cabot Street Recreation Association.

The Constable Moss Memorial Tournament began in 1980 with just four St. John’s inter-city teams. In just a few short years, the event had become, as it is to this day, the premier boys’ and girls’ tournament in our province, with as many as 30 teams participating.

The tournament quickly far surpassed all police and community expectations relating to the breaking down of barriers between law enforcement members and our youth.

Source: Waterford Valley Sports Association

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FROM THE BEGINNING

Higher Levels defeated Mundy Pond 4-3 in 11-Innings to win the first annual police Bantam Boy’s Softball Tournament and the Constable William Moss Memorial on Saturday, March 23rd at Mundy Pond Field.

Dave Janes was the winning pitcher over John Pope.

Four other teams competed in the very successful tournament including two Cabot Street teams, Shea Heights and Buckmaster Circle.

CHAMPIONS-HIGHER LEVELS
Steve Lush, Gary Walsh, Cyril Hanlon, Eddy Stevenson-Captain, Joe Gibbons, Bob Dillon, Finton White, Dave Janes, Eddy Newhook, Mike Hanlon, Dean Oliver and Trevor Clarke.

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HISTORY OF THE MOSS TOURNAMENT (1980-2017)

The History of the Constable William Moss Memorial Softball Tournament (1980-2017) has been updated!