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*T o u r n a m e n t - R e s o u r c e s*

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2018 Rules of the Tournament
-2009 Rules apply plus one recent substitute "courtesy" runner rule and interpretation of when the batted ball is called fair or foul in relation to the safety double first base location-

(National Substitute "Courtesy" Runner Rule and Fair/Foul call at first base when using a safety double-bag)


Complete list of rules for teams to know:

Captain's Review of Rules Highlights
Players must know these rules' highlights.  

2018 USA Non-Approved Illegal Bats


2016 ASA Non-Approved Illegal Bats

2015 ASA Non-Approved Illegal Bats

List of illegal bats for 2009-2010 Illegal Bats 2008
Complete list of ASA illegal bats for teams to review.
Older illegal Bats 2003, 2004
Players should review these restrictions on older bats.

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2018 Umpires' Review of Rules
All teams should review this check list.

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GROUP PLAY (P0Ds)

The Grouping Process

Explains the preliminary playoff pool pairings, scheduling, and tie-breaking criteria instructions with information about the 4 to 7-team group structures and a blank chart to calculate tie-breakers.

Blank Chart to Calculate Tie-Breakers

Provides blank charts to use to calculate each team's tie-breaking criteria for each of the 4 to 7-team group structures.
(2018 charts included with the schedule.)

2018 RANKINGS AND SEEDING

Team League Rankings for 2018 Group Play - (As of Aug 9th)
This chart shows the league standings used to rank teams before their group play to determine their seeding. Seedings will remain after Group Play to rank teams in the Final Ten Team Trip© round...4 teams vying by a play-in game to enter the Elite Eight double-elimination round...but all undefeated teams in the group play will be seeded above those that lost a game.

DOUBLE-ELIMINATION SEEDING- (TBD Aug 30th)

This list of teams WILL SHOW the league standings as of August 9th originally used to rank teams. However, they WILL BE further ranked AFTER their group play. The undefeated teams in group play WILL BE ranked above those that lost a game.

The top six ranked teams in the Final Ten Team Trip© round will automatically be in the double-elimination round of the Elite Eight. The remaining four teams must win a play-in game to enter the double-elimination Elite Eight round for the championship.

Note: First, the top four seeds will be separated in each of the four sections of the "Elite Eight" and then the bottom four seeds paired as closely as possible to traditional pairings - highest ranked vs lowest, number two vs second lowest from the Group play. Of the 10 teams, 4 (40%) are play-in teams and may have a loss while others may still be undefeated in tournament play.

Again this year, if it rains, the commissioner may deem that the entire remaining tournament games will all (or at a point of excessive rain the remaining games yet to be played) be conducted in single-elimination format or that only the final four teams play in double-elimination brackets because of persistent rain and an impending field permit expiration.

 

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The Rankings after group play.
The final seedings will be listed here:

Current Rankings - (TBD Aug. 19th)
Top Six
#1 Team #1 (16-1)

#2 Team #2 (13-2)

#3 Team #4 (10-2)

#4 Team #5 (8-0)

#5 Team #7 (12-4)

#6 Team #10 (7-1)

Play-In Four (Undefeated Teams)

#7 Team #29 (4-4)

Teams with a Group Play Loss

#8 Team #2 (9-2)

#9 Team #9 (8-3)

#10 Team #10 (6-3)

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--SCHEDULES--

--August 18 Group Pool SCHEDULE--(Aug. 10)

(CREATED August 10th ...Will also be updated if rain postpones some games.)
View the upcoming schedule of games in chronological group format. (Tiebreaking charts are included with the schedule and will be updated with scores when the results are posted. See also "The Grouping Process" link above for examles of tiebreaker scenerios and examples further determining each level of a tiebreaker.)

--August 25 Group Pool SCHEDULE-- (Aug. 10)

(CREATED August 10th ...Will also be updated if rain postpones some games.)
(Tiebreaking charts are included with the schedule and will be updated with scores when the results are posted.)

 

GROUP SCHEDULES BY FIELD


Group (POD) Aug. 18 Game Schedule - (UPDATED Aug. 19)
First day's Group schedule per field with tie-breaker charts.


Group (POD) Aug. 25 Game Schedule - (UPDATED Aug. 26)
Second day's Group schedule per field with tie-breaker charts.

CHAMPIONSHIP

(The championship game will play a full 7 innings with no time limits.)

ELITE 8, PLAY-IN, & FINAL TEN TEAM TRIP© CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS


--DOUBLE-Elimination FULL SCHEDULE--(TBD Aug. 29)

(Show the updated schedules for September 8th IF THE WEATHER and FIELDS ARE CLEAR...An alternative schedule below may be used if rain threatens games or the fields are wet at the start of the final day.)
This schedule is the main schedule for the tournament, but may not be used if the commissioner determines that the weather or field conditions will prevent the tournament from concluding on September 8th or within the dates acquired on the field permits.

 

--RAIN ALTERNATIVE
SINGLE-Elimination SCHEDULE--

PLAN "B" Weather-affected Alternative Schedule -(TBD)

(WILL BE USED if necessary to adjust the schedules for September 8th or later IF THE WEATHER OR FIELD CONDITIONS otherwise will prevent the tournament from concluding on September 8th or in a timely manner.)

This schedule will be the ALTERNATIVE schedule for the tournament, but will only be used if the commissioner determines that the weather or field conditions will prevent the tournament from concluding on September 8th or later in a timely manner. This schedule will be announced by Thursday evening, September 6th if it is to be used on the final Saturday...unless conditions change so drastically on Friday that the decision is made on the field Saturday morning.

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--RESULTS--

GROUP RESULTS


Group (POD) Aug. 18 Game RESULTS - (UPDATED by Aug. 19)
First day's Group results with tie-breaker charts.

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Small Lineup Cards
Give your lineup to your opponent and/or the umpire as required before each tournament game (4 small cards per sheet).

Large Dugout & Small Lineup Cards & Field Chart
Use the large card to compare your batting lineup with your opponent's and post it in your dugout. Use the field chart to show your defensive alignment to your team in the dugout. Tear off the small lineup card and give it to your opponent or the umpire as required before each tournament game.

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--DIRECTIONS--

GPS Address to use for fields: 7119 Beulah Street

GPS Address for additional parking: 7137 Beulah Street on the other side of the school off of Kingstowne Commons Dr..

Beulah Fields map & Parking & Field Numbers Map - NEW
Information regarding the fields. Permit
Directions & Google Map Link (strangely, ignores Beulah St.) a
Directions to tournament fields...use 7119 Beulah Street address to the school's address in Google to assure correct GPS driving directions.

33 Years of Champions
A List of All Tournament Winners for the first 33 Years
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Needed for reading the files above

Commissioner's mascots of past tournaments on Andrews Air Force Base fields prior to the 9/11 attacks:


Just beyond the hanger for Air Force One on Andrews Air Force Base, 
Potamus guards a softball he stole from a player's bag 
while Miss Beavis looks to find a comfortable spot on which to rest.


Prior to the 2000 championship round of the final four teams, 
Potamus poses with the trophies at Andrews Air Force Base.


Between games, Potamus uses warm-up time to rule on the Andrews AFB field 
as well as scout the player talent of each year's participants.


Potamus patiently waits behind the backstop until the teams form a line to
congratulate each other at game's end. That's his signal for someone to throw a
ball into the outfield while he runs looking up behind him.

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