Bruce Bierman Named I.S.C. Umpire-in-Chief; Rick Havercroft to be UIC for ISC-II T of C

From the ISCfastpitch website, via Al’s Fastball

Ken Hackmeister, Executive Director of the International Softball Congress, today announced that Bruce Bierman of Ayr, Ontario, has been appointed ISC Umpire-in-Chief. Bierman will replace Ron Brinkman who has resigned the position.

In another move, Hackmeister announced that Rick Havercroft of Saginaw, Michigan, will replace Bierman as Umpire-in-Chief for ISC – II.

Les Novak will remain in the position as Deputy UIC as well as Chairman of the ISC Umpire Committee.

Both Bierman and Havercroft have extensive umpiring experience to bring to their new assignments for the I.S.C.

The credentials of Bruce Bierman in umpiring include being a Level V International Certified Umpire; experience in four Canadian championships, including two Senior Men’s Canadians; two years in the North American Challenge; the Pan-Am Games; eight consecutive years working the Perth Tournament; many years working the Waterloo Tournament; an Eastern Canadian Championship; and numerous Provincial Eliminations. Bierman’s experience as umpire-in-chief include his service as PUIC for Softball Ontario for six years; UIC for the ISC Travel League for 14 seasons; ISC-II Tournament of Champions; UIC for ISC World Qualifiers; 15 years of service as UIC for the Waterloo Tournament; eight years in that position for the Orillia Tournament; six years as UIC for the Kitchener International Fastpitch Jamboree; and UIC for many years in the Ontario Provincial Eliminations. His e-mail contact is: bierhawk (at)

Rick Havercroft began his umpiring career calling Little League baseball games in 1964. He has worked ten ISC World Tournaments; three College National Championships; 13 ASA National Championships as well as an ISF Men’s Fastball World Championships. He has been Umpire Coordinator for the Thumb Traveling League for 16 years; Supervisor of Softball Officials for the Mid-American Conference; and Supervisor of Officials for the MCCAA Junior College East Division. His e-mail contact is: isfump (at)

The trio of Bierman, Havercroft, and Novak make up the ISC Umpire Staff and are responsible for all aspects of ISC umpiring activities as well as selecting those who will umpire the ISC World Tournament and the ISC-II Tournament of Champions.

Gordon Wise – – ISC Information Officer

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