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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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2019 Rules of the Tournament
-2019 Rules were updated with new 20-run sudden death rule that declares the current inning as the last inning to allow for the home team to bat; and the link below with the substitute "courtesy" runner rule and with the interpretation of when the batted ball is called fair or foul in relation to the safety double first base bag location-

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


Complete reminders of rules for teams to know:

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

Complete list of USA-ASA illegal bats for teams to review.

2019 USA Non-Approved Illegal Bats

2018 USA Non-Approved Illegal Bats


2016 ASA Non-Approved Illegal Bats

2015 ASA Non-Approved Illegal Bats

Older illegal bats for 2009-2010

Older illegal Bats 2008


Older illegal Bats 2003, 2004
Players who own older bats should review the above restrictions on older bats.

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2019 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 or 9-team group structures and a blank chart to calculate tie-breakers.

2019 RANKINGS AND SEEDING

Team League Rankings for 2019 Group Play - (As of Aug 10th)
This chart shows the final season league standings used to initially rank teams before their group play to determine their seedings.

These are the rankings used to rank teams for either format played each year: the Dazzling Dozen© round...8 teams play-in or the Final Ten Team Trip© round...4 teams play-in to enter the Elite Eight double-elimination round.

DOUBLE-ELIMINATION SEEDING- ( Aug 30th)

Again this year, if it rains or the fields are excessively wet, the commissioner may deem at any point in time that all of the remaining tournament games (or at a point of excessive rain the remaining games yet to be played) will be played 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. An alternative schedule will be deployed ONLY AFTER each team plays at least 2 games.

 

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The final round seedings:

The Rankings (tournament ranking on the left and season ranking on the right of each team name).

Current Rankings - (Aug. 30th)
Top
#1 Team USA #1 (11-2)

#2 Takoma Center One Hitters #2 (8-1)

#3 Baltimore Oracles #5 (0-0)

#4 Crimson #6 (5-1)

#5 Unfunded Mandates #8 (8-4)

Play-In Teams

#6 Bones Brigade #9 (6-3)

#7 DICK-TATERS #10 (3-3)

#8 Naked Shorts #13 (1-1)

#9 Smell the Glove #16 (3-3)

#10 Gold Standard #28 (0-5)

#11 Peace Corps Villagers #30 (0-6)

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--SCHEDULES--

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

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

ELITE 8, PLAY-IN, & FINAL DAZLING DOZEN© CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS


--DOUBLE-Elimination FULL SCHEDULE--
(Aug. 30)

(The primary schedule for September 7th 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 be replaced by an alternative schedule if the commissioner determines that the weather or field conditions will prevent the tournament from concluding on within the dates acquired on the field permits.


--SCHEDULE BY FIELD AND TIME-- (Sept. 1)

(The Championship rounds are scheduled for Saturday, September 7th.)
Should weather-related conditions warrant, the championship rounds may be played in a single-elimination format.

 

--RAIN ALTERNATIVE
SINGLE-Elimination SCHEDULE--

PLAN "B" Weather-affected Alternative Schedule (???. ??)

(WILL BE USED if necessary to adjust the schedules for September 7th or later IF THE WEATHER OR FIELD CONDITIONS otherwise will prevent the tournament from concluding on September 7th or in a timely manner.)

This schedule will be the ALTERNATIVE schedule for the tournament, but will only be used after each team plays at least 2 games and if the commissioner determines that the weather or field conditions will prevent the tournament from concluding on September 7th or later in a timely manner. This schedule has yet to be created since no games have yet to be played.
 


 

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--RESULTS--

CHAMPIONSHIP

2019 Championship FINAL RESULTS - (CREATED Sept. 8th)




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--RESOURCES--

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.

40 Years of Champions
A List of All Tournament Winners for the first 40 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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