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Lions-CNE Peewee Baseball Tournament


For more than half a century, young people throughout Southern Ontario have been rising in the early hours of the morning to journey to the Canadian National Exhibition and compete for the coveted championship of the Lions-CNE Peewee Baseball Tournament.

2019 marks the 63rd year of the annual tournament, the oldest and most prestigious event of its kind in Ontario for 12 – 13 year olds. Thirty-two teams from Toronto and (southern) Ontario compete over 8 days in a single elimination event.

The teams may vary from year to year but the excitement of a competitive ball tournament and a day, or four, at the Exhibition has always been a summer highlight for thousands of youngsters and their families.

The PEGG CUP - a tournament within our tournament

Although our 32-team annual tournament involves AAA and AA teams we also reach out to teams at the 'A' and lower levels, particularly from smaller communities, by instituting a tournament within a tournament. The PEGG GROUP is an 8-team grouping for teams at 'A' level and lower. The PEGG GROUP champions are accorded all of the honours of a winning tournament team, with an awards ceremony where the winners are presented with a championship trophy and individual gold medals. 

The winner of this group continues on in the main draw with the opportunity to play in the quarter-finals and beyond, as occured in 2017 when the Niagara Falls Falcons 'A' won the PEGG Championship and continued with wins in the quarters and semis, only to be defeated in the final by the Oakville AAA team. As overall tournament runner-up they, as well as Oakville, received team jackets. One day the little guy will go all the way as Ron Pegg always prophesizes! 

Past PEGG Champions: 

  • 2013: Peterborough Tigers
  • 2014: Oshawa Legionaires
  • 2015: Barrie Red Sox 
  • 2016: Welland Mustangs 
  • 2017: Niagara Falls Falcons 
  • 2018: Orillia Royals
  • 2019: Simcoe Giants 

For 2019 we will be using Coronation Park, which is located immediately outside of the Princes' Gates (east end of the grounds).

Games: August 16, 19-23 3 games (9:30 am, 11:30 am & 1:30 pm)
Quarter-Finals: Monday, August 26 4 games (9:30 am & 11:30 am)
Semi-Finals: Wednesday, August 28  2 games (10:00 am)
Finals: Wednesday, August 28  1 game (1:00 pm)

Click here to register for the 2020 Peewee Baseball Tournament.

An eligible team is an OBA Major Peewee Team except for House League/Select Teams.  Minor Peewee teams will only be considered after May 1, 2020, if space is available.  Minor team reps may contact Larry Jaroslawski directly by email, as indicated below, prior to May 1, 2020.    

There is no entry fee. CNE passes are provided for all team personnel for each game day as well as vehicle passes to expedite equipment transportation.

Reference Materials:

Peewee Baseball Tournament Results 2019 

Tournament Rules & Regulations

Pitch Count Limitations

Keys to Speeding up the Pace of Play

Past Tournament Champions

Additional Information:  

For further information regarding the Lions-CNE Peewee Baseball Tournament, please contact:

Chris and Karen McNeilly
CNE Ball Park Co-ordinator
Tel: (416)-716-7308

Larry Jaroslawski
Coordinator of Team Entries

To make a donation to the CNE Foundation, please click here.

All Programming Subject to Change

Dates & Times:
Coronation Park

All Programming Subject to Change

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