2024 Tournament Update

Dear Coaches,Fans,Players & Parents,

On behalf of the Kanata Baseball Association and the Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament Organizing Committee, we would like to take this opportunity to invite your team to participate in the 27th annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament.

The tournament is open to Rookie (7/8-year-olds), Minor (9/10-year-olds), Major (11/12-year-olds) and Junior (13/14-year-olds) teams at both the “A” and “B” competitive levels. The 2024 edition of the tournament will be held from Friday August 2nd, 2024 to Sunday August 4th, 2024 in Kanata, Ontario.

Dedicated to the memory of the young athlete from Kanata, the tournament was established in 1996 in memory of Scott Tokessy, a twelve-year-old boy who died suddenly of an irregular heartbeat after hitting a home run for his house league team in May of that year. This tournament is a lasting tribute to a young man who exhibited all the characteristics and ideals of Little League Baseball; sportsmanship, fair play, hustle and dedication. Since 1996, this charity event has developed into one of the premier Little League Baseball Tournaments in Ontario. Last year’s tournament raised $25,590 bringing the total donation to the Cardiology Department at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to over $469,000 since the tournament’s inception, where it is used to fund equipment purchases and research.
Enthusiasm about the Scott Tokessy Memorial Tournament continues to grow each year as the tournament becomes more widely known both locally and further from home. Local teams from Districts 2 and 6 compete alongside teams from Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario (including the Ottawa Valley), Western Quebec and northern New York State. Many coaches return with their teams to the tournament each year.
We also have other activities during the weekend such as raffle draws, food concessions and souvenir concessions.

This year’s tournament will involve a total of 48+ teams with an “A” and “B” divisional format for Rookie and Junior. Major and Minor will feature an All Star division as well.

All teams will play Friday and Saturday with playoffs running on Sunday.

ALL teams who have played in their District Championships are designated by default as All-Star teams and need to register in that division. Please see the rules page for detailed info on determining if you are an All-Star,  A or B team 2023 Rules.

The age of the players must follow the Little League 2024 age guidelines as listed here: 2023 Little League Age Guidelines

There will be 3 games guaranteed with a semifinal and Championship @ Rookie, Minor and Major and Junior divisions.
The cost per team, payable in advance is:
Rookie  $450
Minor/Major $550
Junior $575

Registration fees will include a chance for one participating player of all participating teams to win a brand-new baseball glove, which symbolizes our tournament. Completing the registration by entering your team’s participating players guarantees an entry for each player into the draw.

A registration is not considered confirmed until:
1. You have registered online.
2. Your payment is received

Deadline for registration is July 12th, 2024

Note: The tournament is always sold out so please register early to avoid disappointment. Registration is open now and can be completed by submitting the required team information on our registration page.

Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s tournament.

Paul Timmerman
Tournament Director
E-mail: Tokessy@kanatabaseball.com


Click here to find out how to volunteer, and how to become a tournament sponsor.