The lack of managerial interest has created some changes in how this and future tournaments will work. We will run this tourney with 6 teams and start at 9:00 am Memorial Day Sunday, not the traditional 8:00 am. This year's spring tourney rosters will contain a higher eddie/core relationship than in tournaments past (I will explain why in the next paragraph). There are a total of 78 roster spots available (6 x 13). We have 6 manager tandems consisting of 7 eddies and 5 core players. With a minimum of 5 eddies per team, that leaves 23 additional eddie openings and 43 additional core openings. I suspect we will not have a problem filling the draft candidate list with only 66 draft spots available. The number of females that register will dictate the eddie/core requirements. If we get 18 more girls, we will go with the the traditional 4-4-3. Any less and the requirements will be adjusted.
I am making the Memorial Day tournament more coed oriented because I plan on replacing the Labor Day Coed tourney with a Labor Day Men's tourney. I haven't decided whether the Labor Day men's tourney will be an 'enter a full team' tournament, a round by round draft affair where teams are built from scratch, or a combination thereof.
Please note: This tournament is a metal bat affair. All players will be required to use a bat in accordance with and as set forth by Softball America’s regular season bat restriction policy.
DO NOT register for this tournament unless you are reasonably certain you will be able to attend. If, after registering for the tourney, you find you cannot attend, please be considerate enough to notify the league office as soon as humanly possible.
Register as a draft candidate here...
1-PITCH PLAYER REGISTRATION
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
Rain Date: A rain date shall not be scheduled. If the tourney cannot be played on May 27th, it will not be played.
1st Game: 9:00 am (all games to be played at the Eureka Quarry Field)
Cost: $15.00/player (2 games guaranteed)
This is a 1-day coed softball event. Six teams will be formed entirely through a draft system based on individual player statistics. The 6 teams will then compete for 1-pitch supremacy. Each batter receives 1 pitch. If the pitch is fouled off, swung at and missed, or hits the mat behind home plate, the batter is struck out. If the pitch is a ball, the batter walks. The rest of the game is played in normal fashion. Winning teams will receive their choice of custom jackets or custom sweatshirts. Plaques and trophies will be awarded to the winning managers and tournament MVP's.
This is truly a great day of softball, fun, food and drink-- kind of like one big picnic where a softball game breaks out every 50 minutes. It's also a great way to meet other Softball America league members. Bring chairs, tents, coolers, and whatever else to make yourself comfortable. Make a day of it or come and go as you please.
Members will be listed in the body of the draft on a first come, first served basis. Entrants must be, or have been, a registered member of Softball America at some point in the past 23 years. Outsiders to the league are not eligible to participate.
Along with 6 manager tandems (12 players), an additional 66 players can register to be drafted. The minimum player breakdown is listed below.
Core/All-Stars - 48
Eddies - 30
Total - 78
Tournament play will follow ASA and SBA league rules with the following exceptions...
1. Core/eddie walk rule will not be observed
2. 2nd foul ball will not be observed
3. A 3-3-2 eddie rule will apply for this tournament - 3 eddies must be in the line-up, 3 eddies must play the field, 2 of the eddies in the line-up and field must be female.
Draft candidate statistics are listed below. A pdf copy is available for download at the following link.
http://www.cuttingedgesports.net/misc/1 ... sp2018.pdf