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Victorian Baseball Scorers Inc. (VBS)

VBS is associated with the Council of Australian Baseball Scorers (CABS), which implements and develops consistent standards and methods of scoring Australia-wide. The Committee is responsible for assisting Victorian scorers at any level through the management of scoring clinics for scorers just beginning through to our most experienced officials, coordinating scoring accreditation courses as well as appointing scorers to represent Victoria at national and international events. Feel free to contact VBS via email and follow on Facebook to learn more and sign up for scoring clinics.

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Level 1 Baseball Scoring Clinics and Accreditation


VBS Level 0 Scorers Clinic – Wednesday 1 May from 7-9pm

Only 100 places available – preference will be given to VBS members who register by 5pm on Sunday 28 April.

Join us online via Zoom for an interactive and hands-on ‘base level’ scorebook clinic that will build on learnings from the Level 00 New Scorers/Beginners Clinic and experience gained from scoring live games.


At least one of the following:

  • Attendance at the VBS online Level 00 New Scorers/Beginners Clinic is desirable

**We will not be repeating this content and will assume a level of competence from the Level 00 session**

  • An understanding of the game, simple book recording, fielding and batting positions, line up sheets, Match Report sheets & local rules.

If you have any questions about these prerequisites, please PM our Facebook page @victorianbaseballscorers or email the VBS:

RSVPs are essential via the Google Registration Form.

Pre-session resources and the Zoom link will be emailed to you once registrations have been processed. Each participant must register for security reasons.


VBS Level 0 Scorers Clinic – Mondays 6, 13, and 20 May from 7-9PM

The 3-week training course is recommended for those with the below competencies:

  • Regular scoring at any level (junior/senior)
  • A good knowledge of the game – simple book recording, understanding of fielding and batting positions, some knowledge of recording symbols and movement of runners on bases including outs, runs and Left on Base.


  • Attendance at VBS Level 0 Clinic in either 2023 or 2024 (Wednesday 1st May)
    (For scorers who can provide evidence of satisfactory basic book scoring skills as determined by the VBS facilitators, this prerequisite may be waived - if you are in doubt, please contact us before deciding not to register, as we might be able to allay any concerns you may have)
  • Evidence of book scoring for at least 1 year (logbook)
  • Submission of examples of scoring (photos of scorebook pages from at least 2 games)

If you have any questions about these prerequisites, please email the VBS: 


During our first session we will discuss those who are interested in potentially sitting for Level 1 accreditation, although this is not compulsory after the completion of these clinics.

  • Attendance at all 3 clinics is compulsory in order to sit the Level 1 exam (each clinic covers different topics).
  • VBS membership must be current.  There is also a $5 exam fee.
  • The theory exam will be held on Monday 3rd June (both online or in person will be offered).
  • The practical exam will be held online on Monday 17th June for those successful in passing the theory component.

Level 1 Standard: BASAP

Club level up to but not including top division/grade. For persons wishing to score on a more regular basis, expanding their scoring ability and knowledge of scoring techniques whilst complying with the rules of baseball scoring including scoresheet competency, symbols, introduction to colours and basic statistics, judgements and interpretations e.g. wild pitch/pass ball, hit/error.

To register for these clinics, please complete this Google Form. Registrations close Friday 3 May at 5pm.

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