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THE GAY SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES EXPERIENCE

Please scroll down to find more info about this year's GSWS teams.  For quick access to the registration form, please click HERE. (You will have to sign on to TeamLinkt)

Since 2008, WESA has been a proud member of International Pride Softball.  With over 17,000 members, IPS organizes the Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) each year and brings together 54 participating cities and over 5,000 participants and fans.

Host Cities:
2025 Houston, TX
2024 Las Vegas, NV
2023 Minneapolis, MN

WESA E Division team at the Minnesota State Fair 2023

What to expect at the GSWS
Playing in the Gay Softball World Series is a great opportunity to bond with your fellow WESA members and visit other parts of North America.  iPride Softball is fortunate to have member cities that also play host to other major attractions including State Fairs, world-class cuisine, and Major League Baseball teams.  Of course, players also make new friends from member leagues from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego, from Hamilton to Ohio. Many WESA members have built life-long friendships and memories at iPride Softball tournaments, including the Gay Softball World Series.

The GSWS is scheduled from Monday to Saturday in a specified week each year in the host city.  The week is typically scheduled with games and events each day.

Volunteers Needed - If you are going to Las Vegas for the Gay Softball World Series, they need volunteers. Please let Seán, the WESA League Commissioner know and he will refer you to the right person.

If you have any questions about the Gay Softball World Series, please do not hesitate to contact Ian at membership (at) WESA.net

Video from the 2023 GSWS in the Twin Cities here


PLAYING IN THE GAY SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES 2024
As a member of WESA, you are eligible to play on one of the teams travelling to the Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) in Las Vegas in 2024 this October.  More than 5,000 participants from our sister leagues across North America will come together to compete again for the GSWS.  Part of International Pride Softball (iPride), the GSWS is the major LGBT+ sports event of the year in North America.

The rosters for the WESA teams going are 'All Association', which means the teams are made up of members from any team in WESA.  GSWS Team members must have played a minimum of ten games in the season (five for Legends).  To express interest in being a part of a Vancouver GSWS team in 2024, please use the form HERE.

E Division Coaching team: Rick DeHart / Sean Hayden
D Division Coaching team: Jeff Cheng / Tommy Jaw
C Division Coaching team: TBD

Legends (for those over 50 in 2024) 
D Legends Coaching team: TBD
C Legends Coaching team: TBD

Expenses & Fundraising
Playing in the GSWS can be a memorable experience.  And its important to note that all financial expenses incurred by players are theirs to cover.  The league does not pay for any expenses.  However, to assist the members travelling to the GSWS, the league has arranged for a BBQ fundraiser at Junction Public House on Sunday, May 26th.  This popular event is a great opportunity to raise money and to support your fellow WESA members as they prepare for representing our league in Las Vegas in October.

To express interest in playing on a Vancouver team at the 2024 GSWS, please use the form which will be available after April 15.  For more details on the official policy for sending GSWS teams please see the WESA Governing Manual page 52.

To find out more about iPride Softball please visit this page.


2023 GSWS Minneaspolis, MN
Gay Softball World Series (GSWS) 2023


Above: Vancouver Teams Group Photo of the Vancouver Pumpjack Orcas (E), Vancouver Ehs (D) and Vancouver Brew Jays (C) teams.

2019 GSWS Kansas City, MO


Above: Vancouver Teams Group Photo of Vancouver PumpJack Rage (C), Vancouver PumpJack Brew Jays (D), and Vancouver PumpJack Drillers (Masters) all Open Roster teams.

2017 GSWS Portland, OR


Above: Vancouver Teams Group Photo of the Vancouver Numbers (C), Vancouver PumpJack (C), Vancouver Attitude Promo (D), Vancouver Celebrities Nightclub (D), and Vancouver PumpJack Drillers (Masters), and Vancouver Highballers (Masters) teams.

2015 GSWS Columbus, OH


Above: Vancouver Teams Group photo of the Vancouver Celebrities Nightclub (C), Vancouver barrette Salon (D), and Vancouver Fountainhead Pub (D) teams.

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