CABS HISTORY

Baseball Australia has charged the Council of Australian Baseball Scorers (CABS) with the responsibility of cultivating and advancing Australian baseball scoring by implementing and maintaining a nationally recognised: development program, accreditation system, and standardised scoring system, which will culminate in ensuring uniformity of interpretations, teachings and minimum standards for scorekeeping throughout Australia.”  (extract from the CABS Charter)

CABS was formed in 2002 with the inaugural meeting to form CABS attended by representatives from Australian Capital Territory; Country Baseball New South Wales,  New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. From the meeting BA appointed three Technical Commissioners – Jenny Ratcliffe (Vic); Anne Bradbrook (SA) and Rae Coleman (WA) – and the CABS Coordinator – Paula Kenning (QLD).

In 2003 a CABS Conference was held with attendees from the States and Territories Scoring Organisations (STSO) listed above, The basis of the CABS Charter and Policy Procedure Manual was discussed with the Technical Commissioners and CABS Coordinator being handed the job of creating the document which now numbers in excess of 90 pages.

After the 2003 Conference BA directed CABS to replace the annual CABS Conference with a forum for training scorers; the first “Train the Trainer” Workshop was held in July 2004 at the Radisson in Queensland. BA pay for the accommodation including breakfast and lunch; the STSO are offered places for two attendees and are responsible for their travel expenses.

To attend the Train the Trainer Workshop attendees are to hold a Level 3 accreditation or higher as the Workshop is designed to help those higher level scorers train/teach baseball scoring. The Workshop offers a forum for elite scorers to network with their peers and exchange ideas.

The Workshops have been well received with informative sessions based on relevant scoring Topics and interesting Guest Speakers:-

YEAR

VENUE

Tech Comms

SESSION TOPICS

GUEST SPEAKERS

2004

Radisson, QLD

 

 

2005

Radisson, QLD

Jenny Ratcliffe

Anne Bradbrook

Michael Gourlay

Paula Kenning (CO)

CABS Charter and Policy Procedure Manual

2004/5 Exam Analysis

Learner’s Guides / Clinic Aids

Discussion Groups - Raising the Profile of Scorers

Rules

Don Knapp

 

 

2006

Radisson, QLD

Anne Bradbrook

Michael Gourlay

Paula Kenning and

(CO)

Exam Writing “Creating the perfect Question”

Think Tank – Rule and Plays

Automated Scorebook

“Ins and Outs; Whys & Wherefores” – Guest Panel

My Club

Don Knapp

Geoff Robertson

Jon Deeble

Alan Connors

2007

Radisson, QLD

Michael Gourlay

Lorraine Dunn

Paula Kenning and (CO)

“ Simple Guide for Baseball Scorers”

Brain Storming – Exam Question Writing

CABS Revision Clinic

Changes to the Official Baseball Rules

Live Assessment @ The Field

Brett Pickett

2008

Buckingham VIC

Lorraine Dunn

Robyn Karlsen

Paula Kenning and (CO)

Discussion Groups - Raising the Profile of Scorers

National Tournament Protocols

Claxton Shield IT Guidelines

Official Baseball Rules - determination for Catchers Interference, Win/Loss/Save;

Double Steals; failed exam questions

Michael Gourlay

Geoff Robertson

Mark Gooding

2009

Buckingham VIC

Lorraine Dunn

Robyn Karlsen

Paula Kenning and (CO)

STSO Train The Trainer Presentations

Clinic Facilitation

Rule Discussion – Knotty Problems

Level IT – Clinic Facilitation

Beijing Olympics

Michael Gourlay

Jennie Moloney

2010

Buckingham VIC

Lorraine Dunn

Robyn Karlsen

Paula Kenning and (CO)

Mark the Exam Paper

Exam Process Procedure & Paperwork

Unusual Plays – how do you score them?

IBAF – International scoring Accreditation

Group Discussion – Knotty Problems

My Club

Geoff Robertson

Paul Pascoe

2011

Buckingham VIC

Lorraine Dunn

Robyn Karlsen

Sue McCullough

Paula Kenning (CO)

Writing Exam Questions

Recruiting & Retaining Scorers

Developing & Nurturing Scorers

National Tournament Website Management

Conflict Resolution

Knotty Problems

Geoff Robertson

Michael Gourlay            

2013

Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre VIC

Robyn Karlsen

Sue McCullough

Steve Eads

Lorraine Dunn (CO)

Level 0: Clinics & Guidelines

TSC Role & Scorer’s Role   at NYC

Memberships/Encouraging Younger Members

Level 1 & 2 Exam Marking

Building Umpire/Scorer Relations at NYC

Geoff Robertson

David Welsh

 

 

           

CABS PERSONNEL

CABS – formed March 2002

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Inaugural Technical Commissioners  Anne Bradbrook, Rae Coleman, Jenny Ratcliffe
CABS Inaugural Coordinator        Paula Kenning  
CABS Inaugural Council Members    Jan Alberts, ACT Lyn Prytherch, CBNSW   
  Kerry Jackson, NSW     Libby Williams, NT
  Paula Kenning, QLD    Anne Bradbrook, SA  
  Jenny Ratcliffe, VIC   Rae Coleman, WA         
Invitees Sue McCullough and Kylie Thomson  

                                                                                       

CABS – 2003

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners  Anne Bradbrook, Rae Coleman, Jenny Ratcliffe
CABS Coordinator   Paula Kenning  
CABS Annual Conference Attendees     NIL, ACT Lyn Prytherch, CBNSW   
  Melissa Jackson, NSW     Libby Williams, NT
  Paula Kenning, QLD    Ellen Davidson, SA  
  Michael Gourlay, VIC Rae Coleman, WA    

CABS - 2004

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Anne Bradbrook, Rae Coleman, Jenny Ratcliffe
CABS Coordinator Paula Kenning  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators NIL, ACT Lyn Prytherch, CBNSW 
  Denise Smith, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Diana Connors, QLD Ellen Davidson, SA  
  Michael Gourlay, VIC Rosina Corker, WA

CABS – 2005

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Anne Bradbrook, Paula Kenning, Michael Gourlay
CABS Coordinator Paula Kenning  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Sue Morgan, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Denise Smith, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Diana Connors, QLD Ellen Davidson, SA  
  Michele Winther, VIC Deborah Redman, WA

CABS – 2006

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Anne Bradbrook, Paula Kenning, Michael Gourlay
CABS Coordinator Paula Kenning  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Sue Morgan, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Denise Smith, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Diana Connors, QLD Ellen Davidson, SA  
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2007

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Paula Kenning, Michael Gourlay, Lorraine Dunn
CABS Coordinator Paula Kenning  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Sue Morgan, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Diana Connors, QLD Steve Eads, SA
   Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2008

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Paula Kenning, Michael Gourlay, Lorraine Dunn
CABS Coordinator Paula Kenning  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Diana Connors, QLD Steve Eads, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2009

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Paula Kenning, Lorraine Dunn, Robyn Karlsen
CABS Coordinator Paula Kenning  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Diana Connors, QLD Steve Eads, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2010

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Lorraine Dunn, Robyn Karlsen, Sue McCullough
CABS Coordinator Paula Kenning  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Diana Connors, QLD Steve Eads, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2011

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Lorraine Dunn, Robyn Karlsen, Sue McCullough
CABS Coordinator Paula Kenning  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Diana Connors, QLD Steve Eads, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2012

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Robyn Karlsen, Sue McCullough, Steve Eads
CABS Coordinator Lorraine Dunn  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Meri Brealey, QLD Enza Henty, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2013 

ABF Technical Development Officer Geoff Robertson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Robyn Karlsen, Steve Eads, Meri Brealey
CABS Coordinator Lorraine Dunn  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW Libby Williams, NT
  Meri Brealey, QLD Enza Henty, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2014

ABF Technical Development Officer Peter Gahan  
CABS Technical Commissioners Robyn Karlsen, Steve Eads, Meri Brealey
CABS Coordinator Lorraine Dunn  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW TBA, NT
  Meri Brealey, QLD Enza Henty, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2015

ABF Technical Development Officer Peter Gahan  
CABS Technical Commissioners Steve Eads, Meri Brealey, Robyn Karlsen
CABS Coordinator Lorraine Dunn  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW TBA, NT
  Meri Brealey, QLD Enza Henty, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS – 2016

ABF Technical Development Officer Brett Robson  
CABS Technical Commissioners Steve Eads, Meri Brealey, Caroline Adamson
CABS Coordinator Lorraine Dunn  
CABS Accreditation Coordinators Vicki Beard, ACT Judy Clifford, CBNSW
  Sue McCullough, NSW TBA, NT
  Meri Brealey, QLD Enza Henty, SA
  Michele Winther, VIC Natalie Todd, WA

CABS HONORARY MEMBERS

CABS Honorary Members are retired members with dedicated service to CABS through their STSO. They are no longer involved in Club, State or National baseball and therefore they are not be maintaining the requirements of the CABS Accreditation Standard for their particular Level of Accreditation.

Jenny Ratcliffe         Victoria
Anne Bradbrook  South Australia
Rae Coleman  Western Australia
Michael Gourlay Victoria
Paula Kenning Queensland
Diana Connors Queensland