2019 Spring Softball on the Rideau Tournament

Date: June 8 – 9, 2019

The 2019 Spring Softball on the Rideau Tournament will be the third instalment of the OQSL Tournament that welcomes teams from out of town to play some competitive softball in Ottawa. Over the past 2 years we have proudly hosted some amazing competitors from Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, and Ottawa. We hope you’ll join us this year for this exciting tournament.

Will your team have what it takes to join the Blake House Ball Busters (2018 Champions), and the Brokebat Mountain (2017 Champions)?

Register your Team Today

Registration is super simple! Click on the link to the right and submit the form. Please note the deadline is May 5, 2019. Your team registration and payment of fees must be received by May 5, 2019 to ensure your team is finally registered.

Team fees – $650

Team composition – Minimum 10 players, maximum 14 players

Payment of fees is easy! Simply email transfer your payment to


We recommend the following hotels in the Centretown area of Ottawa. These locations are central to the city, the fields, and easy access to the main highway 417. Additionally, Ottawa does have AirBNB hosts which may be a suitable option for your teams. Other hotels exist in the downtown core, which may be a better fit for your team members.

Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites – 377 O’Connor St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2M2 – Website

Sheraton Ottawa Hotel – 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2 – Website

Ottawa Marriott Hotel – 100 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5R7 – Website

Lord Elgin Hotel – 100 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5K8 – Website

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown – 361 Queen St, Ottawa, ON K1R 0C7 – Website


This year the OQSL Spring Softball on the Rideau Tournament will be played on the following City of Ottawa fields.

Riverain Park

400 N River Rd

Dumaurier Park

2850 Dumaurier Ave

Sandy Hill Ball Diamond

60 Mann Ave

Tournament Rules of Play

The OQSL Tournament uses the Softball Canada Rulebook and the OQSL Rulebook during tournament games. The exceptions to the OQSL rulebook are as follows:

  1. Teams must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 14 players.
  2. “One Up Rule” is in effect for homeruns. Any ball hit over the fence is a homerun. Teams may only hit a maximum of +1 homeruns relative to their opponent’s home run totals. Any batter that hits a homerun for a team that is already +1 in homeruns will immediately be declared out. Runners cannot advance. If a team is -1 in home runs relative to their opponent, that team may hit two consecutive home runs, moving them from -1, to even, to +1.

If you have any questions regarding the tournament, please email