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2017 UIC Clinic - Ya' All Come
Sunday, September 25



Congratulations to your slate of executive board members elected at the 2016 SSUA general membership/elections meeting on September 21, 2016, at the Eagles Lodge.

Steve Quaid was re-elected president and will serve a two-year term and Karen Nelli was elected to the one-year term as At-Large Director Position 3. Gary Kuck, who had been serving as Vice President-Adult, a position that was replaced by the 2015 by-laws changes, was elected to a two-year term as At-Large Director Position 1.

Chuck DeBruin, as Vice President, and Brian Hall, Ssecretary, will remain in those positions for a second year and serve until the positions comes up for election in 2017.

Carl Durr, who was elected in 2015 to a two-year term as Vice President-Youth, will complete his second year as At-Large Director 2. VP-Youth was eliminated by the 2015 by-laws changes.

Their terms begin December 1, 2016. 

The 2015 by-laws amendments put all the board positions in two-year terms except At-Large Position 3, for members with three years’ experience or less, which remains for one year. It also calls for the President and At-Large Director 1 to be elected in even-numbered years and Vice President, At-Large Director 2 and Secretary to be elected in odd-numbered years.

The Appeals Board: Jeff Camp, Bobby Kuck, Chuck Stewart, Dallas Williams, Daryl Williams, Dave Berghammer (alternate), John Isles (alternate).  

You can check out the SSUA by-laws on the association website at in the Rules, Documents & Materials section.

NOV. 12: The annual SSUA banquet will be Saturday, November 12, also at the north side Eagles. No-host social hour at 5:30 pm with dinner, catered by Mamma Mia's (YUM!), and door prizes at 7 pm with awards to follow. 
Put this dates on your calendar. When you receive an invitation in Arbiter, be sure to accept or decline. More details will come later.  
2017 Bi-Annual ASA UIC Clinic in Oklahoma City February 2-5 may be called "UIC," but it's for everyone; any umpire who would like to attend. This one is especially significant for Region 15 umpires. It marks the last one for longtime Region 15 UIC "Wild Bill" Silves, who will ride quietly into the sunset of retirement when the clinic ends. And, yes, it will be a party, as only Region 15 can throw, but there's a lot of learning that goes on, too; some very significant material that will benefit veterans and rookies alike. If you've ever wondered what a UIC Clinic is like/all about, this is a great time to find out. And the first weekend of February there are no games to worry about; you won't miss a thing! Save the dates. See the flyer in "Rules, Documents & Materials" under "Training - Clinics & Schools." The host hotel, the Sheraton Midwest City, has great rates right now at $81 a night. Find someone to share the room with and it's even cheaper. And you have some time to latch onto a great air fare, too. Questions? Contact Spokane ASA UIC Ken Mathia, 951-8860 or
New to Rules, Documents & Materials ...
Board Minutes return to Rules, Documents & Materials
2016 GSL Slowpitch and Middle School/Junior High rules guidelines
Gary Broadbent Memories compiled by Jim & Carolee Nyborg in "News & Notes," section No. 11
2016 Spokane Indians Youth Softball (SYSA) 12U & 14U Rules and a simplified matrix
Full set of 2016 City Leagues Rules (Coed, Men, Women, Masters [Senior], Modified)
2016 CAA Rules
2016 City Bat Testing Policy and Tournament Player Code of Conduct
2016 County Rules & Regulations
2016 ASA Umpire Test
2016 ASA Umpire Test Answer Sheet

2016 ASA Rule Changes with Comments

2016 ASA Fast Pitch Camp (school) Flyer & Materials
2016 ASA Non-Approved Bats with Pictures 
2016 County Bat Policy with Sticker
2016 ASA Non-Approved Bats list with County sticker/City policy
A Thank You letter from retiring Region 15 UIC "Wild Bill" Silves 



Campbell-Stewart Award – Carl Durr

Presidential Pride Award - Marty Boles

Umpire of the Year Adult - Brian Hall

Umpire of the Year Youth - Bob Baugh

Most Improved Adult - Daryl Williams

Most Improved Youth - Travis Thiede

Rookie of the Year Adult - Kimberlie Allen

Rookie of the Year Youth - Sydney Bruce

Home Run Award - Gerry Davis, Eagle Sports

Four SSUA members received WOA Recognition Program years-of-service pins:

Jim Wyer, 25 years
Cam Preston, 20 years (soccer & softball)
Steve Quaid, 10 years
Brian Hall, 5 years 

Congratulations all!




Umpiring in pictures

In Photo Albums, check out the slideshow shot by Jeff Camp at the 2015 Fourth of July Shootout Umpires Memorial Tournament.




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National Federation officials articles

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ASA National Umpire Schools for 2016 & umpires website

ASA rules clarification and plays

• ASA Inside Pitch




Rain, rain go away … but if it doesn’t …

check the status of your game

on the SSUA Weather Hotline, 509-723-4511


        Games canceled or postponed by weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, by 12 noon will be posted to the Weather Hotline. … Umpires will be called regarding cancellations or postponements that occur after 12 noon.

       In the event of inclement weather, if your game is not on the recorded message and you haven’t been called, GO TO YOUR GAME SITE! Because weather conditions can vary within our area, rainouts ARE NOT one-size-fits-all. You may have to postpone a game when you arrive, but that is one of your responsibilities that you can’t do from home!





       Interested in umpiring? Contact information for the SSUA Board of Directors and Spokane ASA Umpire in Chief Ken Mathia is below.

              No experience is necessary, just a love of the game and a willingness to learn. And training is free!



Find out what you're eligible for; check out the application forms


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Rules, Documents & Materials Index


           Board Minutes

1.    SSUA Bylaws

2.    Local Rules

3.  National Rules

4. School Rules

5.    ASA Clarification & Plays

6.    Training - Clinics & Schools

7.  Training - PowerPoints & Material

8.    SSUA Policies

9.    Information

10.    ASA National Awards Programs 

11. News 'n Notes

12. History

13.  Awards & Honors

14. Rec & High School Tournaments

15. 4th of July Shootout



PRESIDENT - Steve Quaid ... 638-7050 (c)…

VICE PRESIDENT - Chuck DeBruin … 990-2691 (c) …

ADULT DIRECTOR - Gary Kuck … 951-8281 (c) …

YOUTH DIRECTOR - Carl Durr ...  995-0890 (c) ...

AT-LARGE – Margaret Madsen … 688-9233 (c) …

SECRETARY - Brian Hall ... 496-9827 (c) ...

PAST PRESIDENT - Ron Snyder … 381-8535 (c)



Ron Snyder, chairman … 381-8535 (c)

Craig Adams ... 999-5660 (c) ...

Gale Hart ... 981-4493 (c) ...

John Isles ... 487-3557 (h) ...

Ken Mathia ... 951-8860 (c) ...

Bryan Raschka ... 362-0044 (c) ...

Dallas Williams ... 999-7369 (c) ...



Kathleen Burns … 922-2572 (h) …

Randy Harnasch … 291-4525 (h) …

Chuck Stewart, chairman … 995-2499 (c) ...

Dennis Keys ... 879-2339 (c) ...




ASSIGNER & WOA LIAISON - Bob Francis … 230-5045 (c) ...

ASSISTANT ASSIGNER - Marty Boles … 671-9429 (c) ...


TREASURER – Rich Hobson … 924-6531 (h) (treasurer business only) .  

WOA CLINICIAN - Kathleen Burns … 922-2572 (h) …

ASA UIC - Ken Mathia … 951-8860 (c) …

UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - Rich Hobson …924-6531 (h) …

WEBSITE - Chuck Stewart … 995-2499 (c) …

Other phone numbers, if applicable, available in the Arbiter @

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