Big Apple

BAHF, Inc. (d/b/a Big Apple Hockey) an organization formed out of the need for more competitive and quality field hockey on the east coast. To this end the primary focus was championing events under its umbrella to provide top level clubs a venue to showcase their skills in a fun and festive atmosphere within local communities where the sport is lesser known.

As such, BAHF, Inc. embarked on a campaign to build up three respective events – Big Apple International Indoor Championship, Memorial Six-A-Side Tournament, and Big Apple Hockey Festival to a level that would be the benchmark of club and tournament hockey locally and globally. With this goal in mind, the following are our current events:

INTERNATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP
This tournament has essentially grown out of the need for hockey during the sport’s winter recess. BAHF, Inc.’s initial step was to expand the international indoor event. Key locations were researched and partnerships considered. Finally, BAHF, Inc. and Field Hockey America created a partnership which presents to the field hockey community a true International flair across differing age groups. International teams compete in a three (3) tiered Indoor arena under FIH Indoor rules and are exposed to differing styles of play. This partnership now showcases men, women and collegiate divisions. The competition is usually held the first weekend in March.

MEMORIAL SIX-A-SIDE
The Memorial Six-A-Side Tournament flourished from the recent passing of some of our most beloved hockey players. The challenge trophy in both men and women divisions emboldened with the names which we will never forget stands as a tribute to hockey players all over the world and shall live on in their memory. Additional divisions include Under-14, Under-16 and Under-19 girls divisions. The competition, held over the Memorial Day weekend in New York City, is only appropriate as a token of our heartfelt condolences.

BIG APPLE HOCKEY FESTIVAL
This event started in 1998 on Labor Day weekend and was meant to be our showcase event bringing together men and women teams from all over the world as well as some of the top Umpires from across the globe. The success of this event attracted the interest of the Mayor of New York City office and the New York City Sports Commission and a partnership was formed making it a Mayor’s Cup. After ten plus successful years, attracting clubs from Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Holland, India, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine and other top hockey playing nations, we were forced to make the decision to suspend this event in 2011 until further notice. The Organizing Committee is looking at different ways to renew the interest in this event as the economy starts to improve.

BAHF, Inc. is the face for the three Directors who, year after year, work to bring you world class events. We are: Nigel Traverso, Michael Serrette, and Richard Francois

Additionally, we are supported by numerous umpires (international and US Based), volunteers and, sponsors, but most importantly the players and parents who year after year represent the light that shines for all to see and thus make these events top level.

Thank you for your support!!!

FORMS
Online Registration Form >
Team Roster Form >
Rules & Regulations >
Schedule >
Results >

WHEN
March 3-5, 2023

WHERE
WC Eagles – The Training Center
88 Wells Road
Spring City, PA 19475

FORMAT
3 divisions – Men, Women, & University (only University/College teams)
Each team will play a minimum of 4 x 40-min matches
A Champion will be crowned in each division

COST
$800.00 US per team

Venmo
Richard Francois @richfran
Last 4 of phone: 8328

Make checks payable to ‘BAHF, Inc’ and mail to
BAHF, Inc
PO Box 428
Baldwin, NY 11510

ACCOMMODATION
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – King of Prussia
260 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: (610) 265-7500
Group Rate: $124.00 per room, includes full buffet breakfast
Group Name: Big Apple Hockey
Reservation Deadline: February 5, 2023
To make Reservations: Call (610) 265-7500

REGISTRATION
Entry Form and fee due: January 5, 2023
Space is limited!

CONFIRMATION
Teams will be notified of their acceptance no later than January 15, 2023

REFUND POLICY
No refunds will be granted after January 15, 2023

ROSTERS/SCHEDULES
Maximum of 12 players and 2 coaches per team
All accepted teams will be required to submit Team Rosters by February 1, 2023
The Tournament Schedule will be posted by February 15, 2023

FORMS
Online Registration Form >
Team Roster Form >
Rules & Regulations >
Schedule >
Results >

WHEN
May 28-29, 2022

WHERE
Aviator Sports & Recreation Complex
Floyd Bennett Field 3159 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234

FORMAT
Women, U14, U16, and U19 Girls
A minimum of six (6) teams is required for each division

COST
$450.00 US per team

Venmo
Richard Francois @richfran
Last 4 of phone: 8328

Make checks payable to ‘BAHF, Inc’ and mail to
BAHF, Inc
PO Box 428
Baldwin, NY 11510

ACCOMMODATION
Crowne Plaza, JFK

Phone:
Group Rate: $149 plus taxes, per room, per night (Breakfast not included)
Group Name: Big Apple Hockey
Reservation Deadline: April 15, 2022
To make Reservations: 1-718-530-1160 or 1-800-2CROWNE or go to the IHG Reservation website and hit “Have A Group Code”

REGISTRATION
Entry Form and fee due: April 1, 2022
Teams will be accepted in the order in which Entry Fee is received
Space is limited!

RESTRICTIONS
Players in their respective U14, U16, and U19 Divisions must be of age by December 31, 2021, in accordance with USA FH rules

CONFIRMATION
Teams will be notified of their acceptance no later than April 5, 2022

REFUND POLICY
No refund will be granted after April 5, 2022

ROSTERS/SCHEDULES
All accepted teams will be required to submit Team Rosters by May 5, 2022
The Tournament Schedule will be posted by May 15, 2022

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