2018 National Championship Host: St John's NL


Mens D

Womens D

Coed Comp

Coed E


Thursday August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm 

This meeting is where Coaches/Captains will check-in and receive their packages along with all Event Information.




Bring along your team for some Newfoundland food and music to enjoy and for all the CFAs (Come From Aways) we will be doing a Screech In to make you honorary Newfoundlanders!!!!

We’re delighted to have the opportunity to host you.

Go to the link above for more about what to do when you are in St. John's!!

Welcome to all teams participating in the 2018 SPN National Championships to St. John’s, Mount Pearl, and Paradise. We have a lot to offer you during your stay. There’s The George Street Festival and The Royal St. John’s Annual Regatta (the oldest organized sporting event in North America). You can also visit Cape Spear (the most easterly point in North America), do some sightseeing and maybe catch a glimpse of a whale or an iceberg! We will have plenty more information during the next few weeks and months. The host hotel is only minutes away from most fields, shopping and restaurants by car:

Holiday Inn, Conference Centre
180 Portugal Cove Road
St. John’s, NL A1B 2N2
709-722-0506 / 877-660-8550
Patricia Martin Patricia.Martin@whg.com

We have also secured:

The Homeport Economy Suites
3 Wadland Cres.
St Johns, NL A1A 2J5
709-754-9822 / 709-754-1331
Bethany Thompson

Be sure to let them know you are with SPN/ Slo-Pitch National to get the best price.

Book your rooms and rental vehicles early as they will be at a premium during that time of year. The fields are still being negotiated and will be finalized in the coming weeks. Fields will be in Mount Pearl, Paradise, Portugal Cove –St. Philips and St. John’s. The farthest is no more than 20 minutes from Holiday Inn. The addresses will be posted in a couple of weeks. Our host committee is hard at work to make sure your tournament and stay in St. John’s is a memorable one.

If you have any questions please email myself or Kathleen O’Brien and we will be glad to answer them for you.

Jack – spnmt.pearl@nl.rogers.com
Kathleen – kobrien@corenl.com

That’s about it for now. Keep looking to the website for more news in the coming weeks. And Long May Your Big Jib Draw!


If you are looking for some events while you are in Newfoundland check out this website.


Keep checking the website below for updates on the George Street Festival 2018.  It’s one of the premier entertainment districts in North America.
Dates: Jul 26, 2018 – Aug 1, 2018


The Royal St. John’s Regatta is the oldest organized sporting event in North America. It has been a part of Newfoundland history for almost 200 years. The first record of an organized event was in 1816, but rowing matches were common among ships crews in St. John’s Harbour since at leats the 1700’s.These days, the Regatta draws crowds of up to 50,000 people annually to the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake. It is widely known as “The Largest Garden Party in the World” because it has been about socializing as much as amateur sport. Concession stands, wheels of fortune, games of chance, and food & drink are just as much part of the Regatta’s history as the races.


Rocket Bakery and Fresh Food 272 Water St, St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 1B7 (709) 738-2015


Every Tuesday (Ground Floor Orbit Room) 

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm  

Traditional NL Kitchen Party Music Experience - FREE!

6:30 pm - 8 pm  

Fish Cakes & Accordions Experience - book tix here!

Every Wednesday (Ground Floor Orbit Room) 

5:30 - 8 pm 

FishCraft Experience @ Rocket - Learn a different heritage fishing skill like net-knitting or knot-tying or you might even be able to create a painting with a real fish! FREE!

Every Thursday (Ground Floor Orbit Room) 

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm  

Enjoy some good 'ole home cookin', a beer and The Homely-Made Jam Session featuring everything from bluegrass to old timey tunes! Join us! All welcome! FREE!

Rocket can also organize picnics/bagged lunches and some terrific meals for your groups, as follows:

Group Dinners in the Rocket Room (depending on Rocket Room availability)

We can offer a couple different options. The prices below include: 

·  Private Room Rental from 6:30pm to 10:00pm

·  All tables, house white linens, folding chairs, dishes, cutlery, glassware, setup, tear-down

·  Bar service with wine, beer and cocktails (cash or host bar)

·  Staffing

·  Sound System for Background Music

Option 1 - Family-Style Dining - starting @  $30.75pp 

Large square tables with 8 to 10 guests per table, where we serve large platters on the table for guests to help themselves. We can do 1, 2 or 3 courses, depending on your budget. 

·  One course with Rocket's Homemade Lasagne, Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast. Coffee/Tea and Rocket Treats (mini ginger cookie and shortbread bite) included - $30.75  

Add Appetizer Course: 

·  One choice of a Rocket Famous Fish Cake with House-Made Tartare Sauce  OR Soup of the Day OR Seasonal Salad - $5.50 per person 

·  Rocket's Sampler Platter including Famous Mini Fish Cakes, Tomato, Onion and Bacon Glazed Meatballs, Seasonal Salad - $9.95 per person

Upgrade Dessert Course

·  Rocket Signature Cake - $3.25 per person 

·  Rocket's Supernova Dessert Platter including Brownie Bites, Macarons, Granola Bar, Cookies, Partridgeberry Macaroons and more! - $2.75 per person

Option 2 - Buffet Style Dining - $34.50pp

Buffet Table with:

·  Rocket's Fresh Bread with Whipped Butter

·  Assorted Fresh Salads

·  Famous Mini Fish Cakes

·  Choice of 2 Mains:

o Zippy Chicken Burritos

o Black Bean Burrito

o Rocket Turnovers! BBQ Pulled Pork OR Saucy Home-roasted Ham & Chicken with Bechamel Sauce OR Butter Chicken

o Lasagna

o Mac & Cheese

o Curried Chicken with Roasted Squash & Cauliflower served with Spiced Basmati Rice

o Cod au Gratin

·  Assorted Cookies & Desserts

·  Coffee/Tea

We can also arrange live traditional Newfoundland music before, during or after dinner to give the evening a real NL kitchen party feel, if you have the budget for it.


Lunches throughout the week

Consider Rocket for fresh, wholesome lunches!  We can offer 2 options:

  • Teams can come at their leisure, order lunch at the counter, pay (or we tally everything for you) then find a seat in the dining room area.  Each guest can order something different, in this case. If the Rocket Room is available, we can also setup tables up there for them. We would need 24hr notice for setting up the tables in the Rocket Room and this would be subject to availability.  It wouldn't be an organized event, but alternative seating to the main dining room. 
  • With notice, we can also arrange catering in the Rocket Room for the teams (pre-set menu and 72hr notice required). Price per person would be fixed @ $20/person and you would decide on the menu ahead of time. One menu item for the group (such as sandwiches, burritos, turnover,  fish cakes, cottage pie, chicken enchilada, beef chili, mac & cheese) served with soup or salad and Rocket treats. 

Rocket can also do picnics/bagged lunches ready for your pick-up or delivery as follows:

The Sun or The Moon Picnics/Bagged Lunches

The Sun Picnic - $18.95

One Choice of 3 Sandwiches (Classic Chicken, Ham & Swiss or Marinated Tofu) 

One Choice of 3 Cookies (Ginger, Chocolate Pecan or Oatmeal Cowboy)

Homemade Lemonade

The Moon Picnic - $23.95

Salad of the Day (Specify Vegetarian, Nut Free Etc)*

One Choice of 3 Sandwiches (Classic Chicken, Ham & Swiss or Marinated Tofu)

One Choice of 3 Cookies (Ginger, Chocolate Pecan or Cowboy)

Homemade Lemonade