GMRSPL 2023 season info, News (Guelph Slo Pitch)

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Mar 04, 2023 | Keith Sine | 180 views
GMRSPL 2023 season info
Registration will open Wed March 8th.  Sorry for the date shift from previous messages as we must coordinate with the opening of SloPitch Ontario registration to minimize overall efforts for both players and the registration team.  

I want to share below important current information concerning our plans for the season.


1.    Welcoming Back our Sponsors

This season we have again reached out to our local community business partners concerning potential sponsorship.  Many of these are past sponsors as well as current and past league players who want to show their support.  Everyone should appreciate that this sponsorship allows us to establish overall player fees at LESS than what it costs to operate the league and our functions.  Please show your support in return to our sponsors and show them your patronage.  Below is a listing of current generous sponsors:

  • -       Al's Appliance
  • -       Allstate Insurance
  • -       CBI Health
  • -       Dominos Pizza
  • -       Dunbar and Associates
  • -       EDOX Swiss Watches
  • -       The Fat Duck Gastro Pub
  • -       The Hockey Shop
  • -       Italian Canadian Club
  • -       RU Serious Tap & Grill
  • -       T&M Construction
  • -       Victory Oak Homes

2.    Registration

Registration will open March 8th

- Registration will ONLY be available online from the League website.  Manual or printed registrations will not be accepted.       

- Only online payments via PayPal or etransfer will be accepted.  As indicated above overall all player costs are LESS than the actual costs because of volunteer and sponsorship support.  The summary of 2023 costs are:

·         Single night registration - $185

·         If available second night registration (notified after end of March if positions are available) - $65

·         Closing banquet guest ticket fee (player fees included in registration) - $50  

- Requirement for ALL players to register with SloPitch Ontario ( to have personal and league insurance (cost per player is $16.95 payable to SPO).

- There is no current plan to verify Covid 19 Vaccination status unless this becomes a condition identified by our diamond providers or Public Health officials.


There will be an option to submit your name for consideration to play on the alternate night.  If there are vacant positions at the close of registration (Mar 31st) players will be contacted in the order that their registration was received online.

Please talk up the league with friends and family members so that others can benefit and experience the league.


3.    Will the Season be Different?

As we did last year, we will follow any requirements from the City of Guelph as well as the University of Guelph as a condition of our diamond rental agreements.  We will also take guidance from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, as well as other sports organizations like SloPitch Ontario concerning recommendations for the Season format and rules.

If necessary, we will establish rules that will apply on and around the diamonds. 

We ARE PLANNING TO HAVE OUR OPENING BANQUET THIS YEAR along with the closing banquet at the end of the season.


4.    Communications – Website, Facebook and eMail

The league will continue to provide communications with players thru the league’s website (Guelph Men's Recreational Slopitch League (Guelph Slo Pitch), Facebook page (Guelph Men's Recreational Slo-Pitch League | Facebook) and email. 

As always I look forward to meeting again on the ball diamonds. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any questions or concerns at [email protected].


Tom Curtis

2023 GMRSP League President