National Capital Baseball League - League and Website Info
 

Score reporting : scores@ncbl.ca or 613-355-5565

Social Media Email : social@ncbl.ca

Web site contact: Joe Beelen 
Email:
info@ncbl.ca

NCBL Executive

 

Name

Phone

Email

Commissioner

Bill Beelen 

613-224-9294 home
613-612-9684 cell

billbeelen@ncbl.ca

Treasurer

Craig Cornell

613-249-9036 home 
613-580-2424 x 46203 work

treasurer@ncbl.ca

Umpire-in-Chief (UIC)

Mark Keeping  

613-407-4382 cell
umpireinchief@ncbl.ca

Deputy UIC

Ian Ianeiro

 

Deputy UICJean Lazure819-743-0902 cell

Umpire Assignor

Mark Keeping

613-407-4382 cell

umpireassign@ncbl.ca

League Secretary

Cory Bond

613-889-2679 cell

secretary@ncbl.ca

Registrar

Joe Beelen

613-355-5565 cell

registrar@ncbl.ca

Tier 1 President

Rob Lay

613-852-5299

pres1@ncbl.ca

Tier 2 President

Brian Samuel

613-862-6668 cell

pres2@ncbl.ca

Tier 3 President

Colleen Embury

613-447-7069 (cell)

pres3@ncbl.ca

Tier 4 President

John Mendonca 613-864-3469 cell

pres4@ncbl.ca

Website

Joe Beelen

613-355-5565 cell

info@ncbl.ca

Operational Committee

Brett Stott

613-552-0886 cell

opscom@ncbl.ca

Operational Committee

Ben Milinkovich

613-867-1032 cell opscom@ncbl.ca
Operational CommitteeAdam Lowry613-204-8675 cellopscom@ncbl.ca
Ops Com AdvisorGary Duke613-225-2081opscom@ncbl.ca

The National Capital Baseball League is Ottawa's only adult amateur baseball league. The league consists of many teams from around the region including Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Orleans, Gloucester, Gatineau/Hull, Metcalfe, Winchester, Kingston, Carleton Place and Cornwall.

The NCBL offers players the chance to play the great game of baseball in an organized, fun, and competitive atmosphere. The league is divided into 4 "tiers" with Tier 1 being the most competitive with the highest level of skill. The other Tiers play under the same competitiveness, rules and structure as Tier 1, albeit with slightly lower levels of skill. Besides skill levels, the major difference between the Tiers is the number of games in the regular season (in Tiers 1-3, teams play 24 games while in Tier 4, teams play 20 games). With this structure, the league tries to offer all players the opportunity to play baseball on a level playing field appropriate to their skill levels.

The schedule runs from the middle of May until mid September. NCBL games are played on all nights of the week. Typically games are played at 6:00, 6:15, and 8:30pm on weeknights and at a variety of times during weekends on a number of different fields around the city. In Tiers 1-3, teams play 2-3 nights a week while teams in Tier 4 play about twice a week.

Games ARE umpired and normal baseball rules are used. Each tier plays out a regular season schedule, and then each tier conducts a playoff to crown a champion for the tier. At the end of the season, awards are given out for individual and team accomplishments. Beginning in 2009, the league has also organized a Fall-Ball NCBL season that is played on Saturdays in September/October.  Fall-Ball teams are drafted annually from a mix of interested players from all tiers and multiple teams. Fall Ball is now offered every 2nd year, with the next year to be in 2019.

The NCBL is run strictly on a volunteer basis, and is governed by an executive elected by team representatives. Each team is expected to contribute to the league in one way or another.

Each team in the NCBL is independently operated with responsibility for team finances, team recruitment, and team philosophy and discipline. Some teams have sponsors while other teams do not.

For the history of the NCBL go here... http://www.ncbl.ca/leaguehistory.html

For more information on the NCBL, email info@ncbl.ca or one of the executives listed above.