Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation


March 13, 2020   For letter in pdf click here


RE: 2020 CNOBF Championships


To all Managers, Coaches and Players,


As we prepare for the 2020 season, I’m sure all of you are aware of the pandemic that’s rapidly sweeping across the globe!


As most of you may have heard this past week, the NBA & NCAA have cancelled the remainder of their 2020 seasons and the NHL has put the remainder of their season on hold until further notice.  Following suit, the MLB has cancelled Spring Training and have pushed all Opening Day events back by at least 2-weeks!  Just today, all minor league hockey in Ontario has been cancelled, affecting every age group!


Needless to say, and pardon my bluntness, but this Coronnavirus (Covid 19) is some real life shit we all have to deal with!


Amidst all of this however, please rest assured that the CNOBF Executive are still moving forward with their plans to host the 2020 National Championships in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on the August 1st long weekend!  The executive is working diligently to secure diamonds and umpires for the event.


However, while understanding that some of you have already made your travel arrangements, please note that we will be following this global event very closely so that we can make an educated and informed decision as early as possible, to host (or cancel) the 2020 National Championships.


Thank you for your understanding and I ask all of you to please remain diligent in your day to day life to help minimize the spread of this virus.     



Tim Lessard


Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation



Gary Duke

Rich Knight

Phil Beaudoin

 About Us

The Canadian National Oldtimers' Baseball Federation is heading into its latest season of conducting a national tournament for baseball (hardball) players 35 years of age and over who are no longer interested in competitive senior baseball, but are seeking a way to continue playing a game they love. Players from across Canada come together on the first weekend in August for a four-day tournament.

We invite you to browse through our website. Find out about the history of the Federation, what happened at recent tournaments and most importantly what is coming up in our next tournament. Check out some photos. Read excerpts from newsletters, the rules and how to apply to host the tournament.

If you are interested in coming on board, we would be happy to chat with you and help you join our program.


Tim Lessard, President
or phone 226 345-1475


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The Canadian National Oldtimers’ Baseball Federation is looking for sponsorship for the annual tournament. Our participants are all over thirty-five years of age and therefore a sponsor with products or services of value to that age group would be most likely to reap the benefits.

In return for sponsorship we can assign the sponsor’s name to the tournament, to the divisions, and to the souvenir program cover. In addition a banner at the ball park(s) where the tournament is being played can be displayed. All media coverage would utilize the sponsor’s name with reference to the tournament’s name.

Anyone interested in discussing tournament sponsorship ideas should contact:

Tim Lessard

320 Runstedler St,.LaSalle, ON N9J3T2

Phone: 226 345-1475


Teams may wish to advertise their local tournaments. If you have a tournament you would like to have listed on this website please contact me at 
I will be happy to add your tournament info to the Bulletin Board - Tournament Info area. The page will be sorted by Province. If you have any photos you would like posted please include those in your e-mail.


2020 National Championships Ontario
Friday, July 31, 2020   10:00 AM