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Tournament Rules


  ASA code will be in effect
        This is a 5 Game Bracket Tournament

     General Rules: 
        1.  Check-In Information: 
            All teams must register prior to their first game.  Coaches must be prepared
                to submit the following:    
                    A.  Copy of team insurance
        2.  No players, team coaches, or parents/spectators will be allowed in areas 
                designated "College Coaches Only."
        3.  Parking areas will be designated for "Tournament Staff Only" and "College 
                Coaches Only".   

       Tournament Game Rules:
        1.  Game times: Drop Dead  1 hour 25 minutes.
        2. Drop Dead Rule: If time expires before the inning is completed, the game is over \ immediately.  The score will revert to the last complete inning, unless the home
                team is up to bat, and ahead in the score.
      3.  After 7 innings, and score is tied, go to the international tie breaker if time permits.
      4.  Extended Play:
                If 7 innings have been played, and winner has been decided, and there is still 
                significant time on the clock, teams may continue to play until time is up.  The
                official final score that will be recorded is that of the 7 complete innings of play.
                The umpire will determine the significance of the remaing time."Significant time" 
                means 10-15 minutes or more.
      5.   NO Mercy Rule:                  
      6.  Adding Players to your Roster:  Open Roster
      7.  Pitchers get 5 warm-up pitches in 1st inning, 3 between all other innings.
            NOTE: No balls out after 1st inning. Let's try to get as many innings played
               as possible for coaches.
 
      8.  Courtesy runners for pitchers and catchers are per the ASA code or the last batted out 
                if your bench is short.    
      9.  You may bat 11 in the line-up. 
    10.   Free defensive substitutions are permitted.
    11.  Teams should be at field 30 minutes before game time, so games can start on time.   
    12.  A coin flip before each game will determine Home Team.        
    13.  Only Head Coach or designee may communicate with umpire.  All disputes must be 
                handled on the field.
    14.  Protests:  This is a non-protestable tournament.  The home plate umpire will settle rule 
                disagreements at the time. Please don't argue.  Remember the spirit of the 
                tournament.
    15.  Forfeits:    Forfeits should be avoided at all costs.
                A.  If you are short a player (due to injury or other unforeseen circumstances) and 
                      need one to keep you from forfeiting, please contact Tornament Director 
                      immediately.  Temporary replacement players may be available, but we do need
                      some notice.  To avoid a forfeit, you will be allowed to borrow a player 
                      from another team.Forfeits benefit neither team since the objective of the 
                      tournament is for the girls to be seen on the field by the college coaches!!!
    16.  Weather Contingencies: 
                In case of uncontrollable circumstances or interruptions due to weather, the 
                  Tournament Director reserves the right toalter the tournament format in any way 
                  necessary to reach a conclusion.  This can include, but may not be limited  to, 
                  shorten game times, fewer games guaranteed, or playing rule changes.  Games 
                  interrupted might not be resumed. Everything possible will be done to get the
                  players on the field as soon as possible. 

 REFUND POLICY – Fall Showcase
      1. Condition A:  Heavy rains for several days before tournament that causes the entire 
                tournament to be cancelled will result  in a 25% Refund.
      2. Condition B:  Rain during tournament, once games have begun, every attempt will be 
                made to play, once a team  has  played a game or part of, there will be no refund.    
      3. Condition C:  Teams that pull out of tournament after being accepted- NO REFUND.
                NO EXCEPTIONS

   ANY QUESTIONS DURING TOURNAMENT:       

          CONTACT:   TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - 
                            DAVE LOTTI  (401-374-4934) or
                            BOB ROSSI   (401-529-9331)