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2020 CHANDLER KICK OFF (Qualifier)

Chandler, Az // 9.5.2020-9.7.2020

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    DIVISIONS

    Divisions: 12U and 14U../..5 Game Guarantee

    Entry Fee
    12U.....4 Game Guarantee $725
    14U.....5 Game Guarantee $585

    Event Registration Deadline: August 30, Sunday

    NOTE:..Pay full entry fee NOW!..Your team is marked "Approved" and secured a spot when you team pays Full Entry Fee. Minimum Deposit $250, balance due must be paid by 9/1/2020. .

    Contact Bobby Pena at (623) 329-3813 for assistance with your questions, registering for an event, or paying online.

     
    COVID-19 PROTOCOL / WAIVER OF LIABILITY

    COVID-19 Policies:

    USA Softball detailed policies are fluid and subject to change. USA Softball of Arizona will email all teams the COVID-19 Protocol five days prior to this event date. Instructions will accompany this Protocol.

    NOTE: Any person or participant planning to attend this event that has a "Covid-19 Test pending" can NOT attend this event if you have not received a negative or is awaiting pending results. Please do not put others in harms way, you MUST have a negative result before you attend accompainied with the following;. Anyone that has a recent result of posititive MUST self quarantine 14 days and MUST retest and receive a negative result befor attending any of our events.

    WAIVER OF LIABILITY: "Back to the Park" Safety Protocol, Disclaimers and Liability Waivers. All teams head coach, assistant coaches, team managers and parents of players participating in this tournament MUST fill out and sign the "Waiver of Liability" associated with this tournament. Head Coaches of each team will recieve a copy of the Waiver via email. Head Coaches will be responsible for submitting to each of your assistant coaches, team managers, parents and players to read thoroughly. Collect and place your team Waivers in a large business envelope labeled wit your team name and age division. The Waiver envelope MUST be turned in to the Tournament Site Director at the park you are playing one hour prior to your first pool game. Each tournament will require a signed Waiver of Liability, a past signed Waiver of Liability will not satisfiy this tournament, reason being there are subtle changes in the Protocol from tournament to tournament.

    Let's all be responsibile for following safety protocol and experience a safe competitive fun weekend!!

    IMPORTANT NOTE! As soon as each team finishes your last game of the day, you are instructed by the City to vacate the complex as to avoid large gatherings.

    Thank you for your cooperation!..Bobby Pena

     
    TOURNAMENT FORMAT / AWARDS / RULES

    TOURNAMENT FORMAT:..This tournament will be a three day 5 Game Guarantee Format: 3 pool games + double elimination bracket

    AWARDS: 1st Place and Runner Up team plaques and individual medals. TOP 2 teams in each division win a berth to our 2021 USA Softball National Championship tournament locations and dates TBA.

    TOURNAMENT RULES!

    NEW PITCHING RULE FOR 2020: Pitchers back foot may start back or step back behind the pitching rubber during or before the pitchers windup.

    PITCHING RULE REGARDING LICKING FINGERS; Pitchers may not lick fingers while in or around the pitching circle. First time is no-pitch, thereafter is an automatic ball to the batter.

    SPITTING: No spiting on the field of play by anyone participating in this event.

    BATTING LINEUP: May bat entire team for Pool Games and Bracket Games.

    COURTESY RUNNER RULE: If batting entire team, the Courtesy Runner will be the LAST COMPLETED AT BAT for the pitcher and or catcher only. If you have players that are on the lineup card and have not been in the game, these players must be used as Courtesy Runner.

    GAME LENGTH FOR THIS TOURNAMENT: For All Pool and Bracket Games will be 1hr. 20 min. finish the inning. Allow 3 minutes for team to vacate the dugout before entering.

    GHOST BATS: The white, blue and gold Ghost bats may be used.

    COIN FLIP for Pool Games: Will decide home team.

    NEW!..HIGH SEED CHOICE OF HOME OR VISITOR DURING /BRACKET PLAY: High seed will have choice of Home or Visitor. In the event botth teams are same seed then coin flip will decide Home or Visitor.

    DUGOUT: Team listed first will occupy 1B dugout. If a team tha is currently playing, that team will maintain that dugout.

    RUN RULE: 12 after 3 / 10 after 4 / 8 after 5

    NO HUDDLES ON FIELD: While on field of play. social distancing is in effect. HR, players in dugout area may not enter the field.

    BETWEEN INNINGS: 3 pitches. Catcher throw back to pitcher, no around the horn.

    TIME OUTS: Limiited to 30 seconds.

    NO JEWELRY: No jewelry on face, ears, eyebrows or anywhere that can be seen. No tape on jewelry.

    PROTEST FEE: $60 cash only before protest is heard, cash given to Site Director not umpire, Protestor wins, will be returned Protest Fee. Lose protest,forfeits $60. Clock runs during protest. UIC will help make final decision. on nature of the protest. Judgement calls are not protestable. Teams make sure you have all players birth certificates in your team binder, copy of your weekend Roster and copy of your Team Insurance.

    EJECTIONS: Adult ejected must leave the park immediatlely and may not enter the park for the next game. Player ejection is confined to the dudgout. Anyone ejected for the second time is eliminated from the tournament and park for the rest of the tournament..

    NO SMOKING, NO ALCOHOL, NO SWEARING.

    Standard USA Fast Pitch Rules apply with slight modification. Printed rules on this tournament page for this event will be in effect.