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NABF 100th ANNIVERSARY 2014 ANNUAL MEETING
          FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

DoubleTree in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The 100th Annual Meeting of the National Amateur Baseball Federation will be held
Friday November 7th and Saturday November 8th, 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The Board of Director's Meeting is Friday, Nov. 7th. The Delegates meeting for ALL NABF
Franchised member delegates, is on Saturday, November 8th.

Professional and Amateur Baseball will celebrate together for this Centennial Year.
The committee has been busy lining up Speakers, Sponsors, and special guest for this event.

The Gallery One Doubletree Suites by Hilton is located directly on the Intercoastal
and is surrounded by many attractions:

* Water Taxi stop directly outside
* Galleria Mall next door with upscale shopping
* Adjacent to Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden
* Minutes from Las Olas Boulevard and its outdoor cafes, boutiques and art galleries
* A short 5 minute walk to the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach

Book your room now!! Contact Gallery One by Doubletree suites Hilton at:
reservations: 1-800-222-TREE (8733), or 954-565-3800, Ask for NABF Block
or go to www.galleryone.doubletree.com and enter dates of stay.....
After you enter in your dates, you have an option to input group/convention code. Our code for special rates to NABF members is ABF.

 

2014 NABF Awards

Man of the Year Awards

Fred LeSage, Bourbonnais, IL
Presented by National Amateur Baseball Federation 2014
For his unselfish dedication and support of amateur baseball for the Chicago Suburban
Baseball League, hosting numerous NABF Major tournaments and service to the National
Amateur Baseball Federation

Woman of the Year Award

(There is no 2014 Woman of the Year)

Ronald E. McMinn Award

Connie Brown, Troy, OH
Presented by National Amateur Baseball Federation 2014
To honor her significant contributions, lifelong dedication and unselfish support of amateur baseball in her community, and the promotion and perpetuation of the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

NABF Award of Merit

Bob Cene, Jr., Youngstown, OH
Presented by National Amateur Baseball Federation 2014
To honor his unselfish dedication and many years of service for his support of amateur baseball, as well as his continuation of his father’s vision towards the development of baseball playing facilities for the Youngstown Class B League in his community, and his support of the National Amateur Baseball Federation.

NABF John Benedict Sports Journalism Award

Chris Van Tuyl, Southaven, MS
2014 John Benedict Sports Journalism Award
For outstanding amateur sports reporting in the greater Southaven area, and specifically his coverage of the NABF National Classic Championship Series.

NABF Graduate of the Year

Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics

Appreciation Awards

1. NABF Appreciation Award 2014

SOPHOMORE DIVISION WORLD SERIES
Presented to East Tennessee Baseball Association and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee as hosts of the 2014 NABF Sophomore Division National Championship Series, Glenn “Buzz” McNish, Tournament Director, Knoxville, Tennessee.

2. NABF Appreciation Award 2104

JUNIOR DIVISION WORLD SERIES

Presented to the City of Toledo and the Greater Toledo Amateur Sports Federation as hosts of the 2014 Junior Division National Championship Series, Aaron Myers, Tournament Director, Toledo, Ohio.

3. NABF Appreciation Award 2014

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION WORLD SERIES
Presented to East Tennessee Baseball Association and the City of Knoxville, Tennessee as hosts of the 2014 NABF High School Division National Championship Series, Glenn “Buzz” McNish, Tournament Director, Knoxville, Tennessee.

4. NABF Appreciation Award 2014

SENIOR DIVISION WORLD SERIES
Presented to the Youngstown Class B Baseball League as host of the 2014 NABF Senior Division National Championship Series, Scott Ruark, Ray Wells, Ryan Cene, Bob Cene, Jr. and Tony Gorvet, Tournament Directors, Youngstown, Ohio.

5. NABF Appreciation Award 2014

COLLEGE DIVISION WORLD SERIES
Presented to the City of Toledo and the Greater Toledo Amateur Sports Federation as hosts of the 2014 College Division National Championship Series, Aaron Myers, Tournament Director, Toledo, Ohio.

6. NABF Appreciation Award 2014

MAJOR DIVISION WORLD SERIES
Presented to the Battle Creek Parks and Recreation as the host of the 2014 Major Division National Championship Series, Terry Newton, Tournament Director, Battle Creek, MI.

2014 Individual Recognition Awards

Graduate of the Year
Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics

 

 

2014 NABF SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

Brian Hakes, Indiana Institute of Technology, Ft. Wayne Baseball Federation, Ft. Wayne, IN

Peter Cady, Valencia College, Orlando Baseball League, Orlando, FL

Joseph Walsh, SUNY Old Westbury, Federation of Amateur Baseball Leagues, Kings Park, NY

Colton Mears, Mississippi College, Mississippi NABF Baseball, Southaven, MS

 

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES (For Franchise Member Organizations)

Nov 1 through May 15 of Current Year - Membership Renewal
Franchise membership fees due $250 (league associations)
Tournament fees due: $350 Regional Play
$450 Direct to World Series
Penalty fee $25 after May 15th (May 15th deadline for franchise and tournament fees, see Article II, Sections 2B and 4 of Rule Book) Leagues having 8 or more Teams in ANY age group may send a second team to a tournament for $450.00.
June 1 Registration of your league and teams due (Rule 6.09). Players and teams registered in more than one NABF Association must see Rule 3.11a and Rule 3.11b.

July 1 A copy of your current year league playing schedule due (Rule 6.13 ).

July 1 Player certification list due (Rule 4.02 ) for eligibility of players full names per each team from each league must be submitted by July 1, or not less than 15 days prior to the report date for the assigned Regional or World Series site. (Review all rules under sections 3.004.005.00  and 6.00 ) See Individual Team Certification for Eligibility form.

July 20 Application for reinstatement of players to amateur status deadline (Rule 5.01 and 5.04). Review all rules under section 5.00. See Application for Reinstatement of Players form.

Required for participation in NABF Liability insurance, all teams participating in NABF Regional or National Championship events are required to have one million dollars ($1,000,000) liability insurance coverage. NABF must be named as the additional insured under all policies (Rule 6.08). You may contact Frazier Insurance Agency at (804) 754-7610 for NABF approved insurance coverage or go to www.nabf.com  for a direct link to Frazier Insurance Agency’s website.

Required for all teams taking part in
NABF post season tournaments
Purchase NABF logo patches prior to participation at NABF events (Rule 9.04).Purchase logo patches from Carolina Emblem at (800) 221-1439 or go to www.nabf.com  for a direct link to Carolina Emblem.

Please use this reminder as a guide during the current season. If you have questions, please contact your respective age division director or NABF national office. Answers to questions pertaining to eligibility of players and teams are covered in your NABF Rule Book and special instructional publications provided by NABF. Do not penalize your league and teams by failing to comply with your NABF rules. Thanks and have a great season. NABF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

 

NEW TOURNAMENT RULE CHANGES

2.08 Teams from Franchise Hosting Tournaments
    (A) –Teams from a Franchise Hosting a Regional Tournament
    (B) – Teams from a Franchise Hosting a National Tournament

7.05A – Regional Post Tournament Duties
7.05B - National Championship Series (World Series) Post Tournament Duties

 

 

HELPFUL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Below you will find helpful information for administering your NABF associate league in preparation for our post-season tournament competition.

Playing Schedule. Our playing schedule dates by age group is located on our web site at www.nabf.com (also see attached).

Forms Available on NABF Web Site. The required league/team registration forms are available on our web site, www.nabf.com. Simply locate the required form, type in the information required, click the print indicator, sign the form and mail with required fees to NABF, PO Box 705, Bowie, MD 20718. In addition, we will mail forms upon request.

Penalty Fee. Leagues that failed to send their respective teams to an assigned tourney site must pay a penalty fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00).

New Rule Books are issued to member organizations upon receipt of their renewal membership and tourney fees. (New rule books should be available by February of the current season.)

Review Rule Books. All franchised member organizations are reminded to review the rules and packet information with team managers prior to their departure for the assigned NABF tourney. All members are reminded to review their NABF rule book and tournament information packets well in advance of the report dates of the assigned national tournament event. See rule 2.10 Franchise Member Responsibilities.

Insurance. NABF recommended team insurance is available through Frazier Insurance of Richmond, Virginia. Liability and excess accident insurance is mandatory if participating in any NABF event. NABF insurance is underwritten by “A” rated or above insurance underwriters. Phone (804) 754-7610, email forms@frazierinsurance.com or visit the web site at www.frazierinsurance.com.

Tournament Sites. Assignments for league and tournament information packets with a rule book will be mailed to the NABF members’ respective office or designated officer between June 15 and July 20th of the current season.

Have a great season and enjoy each day of baseball competition. Questions? Contact your respective NABF age division director.

 

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