2017 Moss Tournament

2017 Constable William Moss Memorial Fastpitch Tournament

5-Days Of Fastpitch Action On 5 Local Softball Diamonds In St. John’s!

37th Annual Constable William Moss Memorial Softball Tournament

Dates: July 3-7
Boy’s Divisions: U12, U14 & U16
Girl’s Divisions: U14 & U16

Registration Fee: $150.00

Moss Tournament Email: mosstournament@hotmail.com

The Moss Committee & Softball NL Are Looking Forward To The 2017 Constable William Moss Memorial Fastpitch Tournament!

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ATTENTION: VOLUNTEERS & UMPIRES

The Moss Committee Are Looking For Volunteers To Assist In The Running Of The Tournament & Are Looking For Umpires For All Divisions.

Interested In Getting Involved With The Constable William Moss Memorial Fastpitch Tournament! It’s As Easy As Sending An Email To mosstournament@hotmail.com

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Tournament Dates

Boy’s Divisions

U12 Squirt Boy’s Division
Date: July 3-7
Location: Kelly’s Brook

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U14 Pee-Wee Boy’s Division
Date: July 3-7
Location: Mundy Pond

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U16 Bantam Boy’s Division
Date: July 3-7
Location: Lions Park

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Girl’s Divisions

U14 Pee-Wee Girl’s Division
Date: July 3-7
Location: Bannerman Park

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U16 Bantam Girl’s Division
Date: July 3-7
Location: Wyatt Park

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Under each of these sections, the following information will be available for that particular division: Dates, Locations, Schedules, Scores, Standings, etc, etc.

Softball NL is looking forward to the 2017 Constable William Moss Memorial Fastpitch Tournament and would like to encourage all of the Minor Associations & Teams to get involved in the 2017 Constable William Moss Memorial Fastpitch Tournament!

PLAY BALL!!!

HAVE FUN!!!

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

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

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.

HISTORY OF THE MOSS TOURNAMENT (1980-2016)

The History of the Constable William Moss Memorial Softball Tournament (1980-2016) has been updated!