Earl Cheasley, a local softball umpire, will be entering the Softball Indicator Club at the 2019 Blue Convention for umpires in Montreal next month. The award first handed out in 1997 is a high quality medallion and “the objective of this Club is to acknowledge contributions made by individual umpires to the officiating program across Canada.”
Earl will be entering his 16th season as an umpire and has amassed an impressive resume of work in the process. In addition to being the UIC or DUIC for eight Provincial, Western Canadian or Softball Canada Championships, the level IV umpire has also officiated at 12 Canadian or Western Canadian Championships. He currently serves on Softball Manitoba’s Umpire Development Committee as the Education Officer.