9 Stars Sports

2020 VALENTINES DAY TOURNAMENT

PHOENIX, AZ // 2.15.2020-2.16.2020

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    • Bobby Pena Director of Fast Pitch Operations

      Hello, my name is Bobby Pena. I am the owner of 9 STARS SPORTS, as well as, the acting USA Softball of Arizona Commissioner. My goal is to host quality events that provide young athletes competitive skill building opportunities during our camps and tournaments. Likewise, I provide recruitment opportunities through camps and showcases for the upper division athletes. I take pride in the work I do and staff I hire. If you have any softball related questions about our events, or regarding our company; please contact me directly. I appreciate your support and I will see you on the field. 

      (623) 329-3813 (cell)


     
    DIVISIONS
    Divisions Entry Fee
    10U (all divisions 4 game guarantee / 3 pool + Single Elim Bracket) $495
    12U $520
    14U $520

    Event Registration Deadline: 2/9/2020

    Event Dates: 2/15-2/16/2020

    NOTE: To secure your spot in this tournament please pay in full or make a deposit of $150. A Division will be closed when the maximum amount of paid teams has been reached. By choosing the MAIL IN CHECK option will Pencil-In your team but, does not gurantee a spot in this event until paid. For more information contact Tournament Director Bobby Pena at 623 329-3813 cell.

    This is NOT a stay-to-play event. NO extra fees for any of our tournaments. We accept your teams secondary insurance, does not have to be USA Softball insurance

     
    EVENT FORMAT & RULES CHANGES

    All divisions have a 4 Game Guarantee Format: 3 pool games + single elimination.

    2020 NEW RULE CHANGES!

    NEW PITCHING RULE FOR 2020: Pitchers back foot may step back or start behind the pitching rubber during or before the pitchers windup. This new rule was voted on by USA Softball at our 2019 USA Softball National Meeting and is to be introduced starting January 1 of 2020.

    BATTING LINEUP: May bat entire team for Pool Games and Bracket Games, can use DB/Plex and EP's.

    COURTESY RUNNER RULE: If batting entire team, the Courtesy Runner will be the ;AST BATTED OUT for the pitcher and or catcher only. If you have players that are on the lineup card and have not been in the game, tthese players will be the Courtesy Runner.

    GAME LENGTH FOR INVITATIONAL ARIZONA TOURNAMENTS: All Pool Games will be 1hr. 20min. no new inning after. All Bracket Games will be 1hr. 20min. no new inning after including the Championship Game.

    USA SOFTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS (format): .........5 game guarantee / three pool games plus double-elimination. See below the 2020 USA Softball National Championship tournament dates and locations.

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

     
    EVENT AWARDS

    AWARDS for Arizona Invitational Tournaments: Champion and Runner-Up Plaques with Individual Player Medals and berths to 2020 USA Softball National Championship tournaments.

    TOP 2 QUALIFIER! TOP 2 Win Berth per age division to our 2020 USA Softball National Championship tournament or 2020 USA Softball Western National Championship tournament.

    Compete in the USA Softball Nationals make it be a goal for your team, this will be the end of Summer tournament for youir team.

    By competing in our USA Softball NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP event you will compete against teams from different states. By competing in the A Western Nationals you will compete against local teams in the city hosting the event and also some surrounding states. By competing in the B Western Nationals you will compete against mosty local teams and possiblt some surrounding states.

    Questions regarding National Championship event best fits your team call Bobby Pena at 623 329-3813

     
    2020 USA NATION CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS

    ROAD TO NATIONALS > 2020 USA SOFTBALL "NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP" Tournaments!

    NO "Stay to Play" and NO "Buy out hotel option" at our Nationals, teams may stay at any hotel you like. Will have a Pre-Camp for the 16 GOLD and 18 Gold Nationals run by College Coaches and College Coaches will be in attendance for recruitment opportunities during the tournament. All teams planning to participate in the USA Softball National Championship Tournament must purchase the USA Softball Team Insurance, all Coaches on Roster must obtain the USA Softball background check $11 per Coach and must go to take the SafeSport online program no-charge. Contact B. Pena for more information at 623 329-3813.

    College Recruitment CAMP for 16U GOLD and 16U GOLD will be held at the USA Softball HALL-OF-FAME STADIUM in Oklahoma City!

    2020 USA NATIONALS QUALIFYING Process (for teams participating in Arizona Invitational tournaments): TOP 2 per age division receive berth with Eleven or less teams per division. TOP 4 receive berth with Twelve or more teams per age division. All National Championship tournament formats are 5 Game Guarantee; 3 Pool Games plus Double Elimination Bracket.

    2020 "NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP" TOURNAMENT locations, dates, contact info: The 16U Gold and 18U Gold Nationals, teams have two ways of qualifying. 1. MUST win a berth at a National Qualifier in another state. 2. Email your team resume' to Bobby Pena at bp9starssports@msn.com . an at large birth is possible depending on your teams resume'. Call B. Pena for more information 623 329-3813

    "GOLD" NATIONAL CHAMPIIONSHIP TOURNAMENTS

    18U GOLD: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / July 19-25, 2020 Tournament Dir.: Julie Whiteaker 405 425-3446 jwhiteaker@usasoftball.com / Entry Fee: $1,800 / Contact Julie for more information

    16U GOLD: / Broken Arrow, Oklahoma / July 19-25, 2020 Tournament Dir. Robert Shafer 918 251-0868 soft ball@gags.org / Entry Fee:$1,800 / Contact Robert for more information

    2020 "A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP" Tournament locations, dates, contact:

    18U A: Souix Falls, South Dakota / July 20-26, 2020 / Tournament Dir. Dave Nielsen 605 367-2824 drielson@l3wisdrug.com / Entry Fee: Not Determined / Call Dave for more information

    16U A: Chattanooga, Tennessee / July 19-26, 2020 / Tournament Director Kim Swafford 423 952-5157 or 423 987-4402 tnasajocomm@gmail.com / Entry Fee: $575 / Call Kim for more information

    14U A: Salem, Virginia / July 21-26, 2020 / Tourn. Director John McPhail 540 400-1356 usasoftballofva@gmail.com / Entry Fee: $650 / Call John for more information

    12U A: Camarillo, California / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Kristi Allen 805 990-6122 Kristiusasoftballsocal@gmail.com / Entry Fee: Not determined / Contact Kristi for more information

    10U A: North Mankato, Minnesota / July 22-26, 2020 / Tournament Director: Phil Tostenson 507 625-2251 ext. 228 or 507 382-7337 ptostenson@northmankato.com / Entry Fee: $550 / Call Phil for more information

    2020 "A WESTERN NATIONALS" Tournament locations, dates, contact info:

    18U A Western Nationals: Salinas, California / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Armando Barragan 831 755-0640 alakers32@aol.com / Entry Fee: $1,200 / Contact Armando for more information

    16U A Western Nationals: Medford, Oregon / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Chuck Hanson 541 774-2481 chuck.hanson@cityofmedford.org / Entry Fee: $475 / Contact Chuck for more information

    14U A Western Nationals: Salinas, CA / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Armando Barragan 832 755-0640 alakers32@aol.com / Entry Fee: $1,200 / Contact Armando for more information

    12U A Western Nationals: Medford, Oregon / July 27-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Chuck Hanson 541 774-2481 chuck.hanson@cityofmedford.org / Entry Fee: $475 / Contact Chuck for more information

    2019 "B WESTERN NATIONALS" Tournament locations, dates, contact info:

    18U B Western Nationals: Clovis, California / July 28-Aug 2, 2020 Contact Tourn. Eric Swain 559 327-9226 / Entry Fee: $1,200 / Contact Armando for more information

    16U B Western Nationals: Clovis, California / July 28-Aug 2, 2020 / Tournament Director Eric Swain 559 327-9226 / Entry Fee: Not Determined / Contact Eric for more information

    14U B Western Nationals: Clovis, California / July 28-Aug 2, 2020 Contact Tourn. Director Eric Swain 559 327-9226 / Entry Fee: Not Determined / Contact Eric for more information

    12U B Western Nationals: Clovis, California / July 28-Aug 2, 2020 Tournament Director Eric Swain 559 327-9226 / Entry Fee: Not Determined / Contact Eric for more information

    10U B Western Nationals: Salem, Oregon / July 26-Aug 1, 2020 / Tournament Director Billy Powers 503 588-6261 bpowers@cityofsalem.net / Entry Fee: $1,100 / Contact Billy for more information