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1:30PM SATURDAY UPDATE

Below is the Sunday schedule.  Thanks to those teams that stayed.

Pool assignments remain the same.  All pool play games (except 12U) will have a time limit of 55 minutes from scheduled start time and the drop dead rule will be in effect.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL AGE GROUPS ARE PLAYING ON DIFFERENT TIME SCHEDULES.  BE SURE TO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR GAME TIME.

At the conclusion of pool play, teams will be seeded into bracket play.  Bracket play format may vary by age group.  Brackets will be posted at headquarters on Sunday morning.

Currently we do not have field assignments.  We will update this schedule by 7pm tonight with field assignments. 



10:00 AM SATURDAY UPDATE

Due to the rain Tealtown ballparks have received in the last 4 days, despite all the effort from the field crew, 4 pallets of diamond dry and conditioner and using a helicopter to assist in drying them. The  fields will not be playable for any Saturday games. And we are not sure when they are they will be playable. We are very sorry, we know this is frustrating and we are frustrated too. Teams that chose to leave please text 419-777-4377 or come to the gate admission tent by noon today, you will receive a refund less $100 for costs incurred. For team that choose to stay we will create a Sunday schedule that will be out by 3pm. Sunday’s format will be determined based on the number of teams that choose to stay. An open draw single elimination bracket may be in place at each age group. If you’re leaving please pick up your kings island tickets at the admissions gate by noon today. Thank you again we wish the weather were different.



8:00 PM UPDATE

Thank you for your patience as we work through these challenges.  Below is the revised schedule.  All Saturday games will have a time limit of 90 minutes from scheduled start time, finish the inning.  Please send a representative to headquarters before your first game to verify field assignments.  Bracket play will begin on Sunday for all teams.  Brackets will be posted at headquarters. 

Also please note the park will not be open before 9AM so the field crew can do everything in their power to get the fields ready.



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5:00 PM UPDATE

ALL GAMES ARE CANCELLED FOR FRIDAY. A REVISED SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED AT 7 PM TONIGHT. 
PINK WRISTBANDS FOR ADMISSION WILLBE HONORED FOR ALL SATURDAY GAMES.

3:00 PM UPDATE:

TEAMS WHO WERE SCHEDULED TO PLAY AT 3:00 WILL NOW PLAY AT 4:25 
TEAMS WHO WERE SCHEDULED TO PLAY AT 4:25 WILL NOW PLAY AT 5:50
TEAMS WHO WERE SCHEDULED TO PLAY AT 5:50 WILL NOW PLAY AT 7:15
TEAMS WHO WERE SCHEDULED TO PLAY AT 7:15 ON THE REVISED FRIDAY SCHEDULE WILL BE RESCHEDULED INTO THE REVISED SATURDAY SCHEDULE THAT WILL BE POSTED AROUND 7 PM TONIGHT  

12:45 PM FRIDAY UPDATE

Below you will find the revised schedule for the second two rounds of games on Friday. All Friday games will have a time limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes from scheduled start time and you will finish the inning. 


Kings Island Showdown Revised Friday Schedule - SECOND TWO ROUNDS OF GAMES

A revised Saturday schedule will be posted by 7pm tonight.  Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work through the aftermath of these storms.


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12:00 PM FRIDAY UPDATE

Below you will find the revised schedule for the first two rounds of games on Friday.  Weather and fields permitting, our goal is to get every team 1 game on Friday.  All Friday games will have a time limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes from scheduled start time and you will finish the inning.  We need additional time to see what fields become available for the later games today.  A schedule for the remaining games on Friday will be posted by 3:00pm.


Kings Island Showdown Revised Friday Schedule - FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF GAMES

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11:00 AM FRIDAY UPDATE
A FRIDAY REVISED SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED BY NOON TODAY. NO GAMES WILL START BEFORE 3.


8:00 AM FRIDAY UPDATE
DUE TO THE RAIN LAST NIGHT AND THE LACK OF SUN TODAY, THE FIELD CREW HAS DETERMINED THAT NO GAMES WILL START BEFORE 3 PM TODAY. OUR GOAL IS TO GET EACH TEAM ONE GAME ON FRIDAY. ANOTHER UPDATE CALL WILL BE MADE AFTER 11.


10:30 PM THURSDAY UPDATE
NO GAMES WILL BEGIN BEFORE 1:30. YOU WILL RECEIVE ANOTHER UPDATE BY 8 AM FRIDAY MORNING. NO TEAM WILL PLAY EARLIER THAN THEIR ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TIME ON FRIDAY.
  • Kings Island Showdown Schedule - This schedule is preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
  • Kings Island Showdown Pools - These pools are preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
  • Tealtown Ballpark, 4762 Tealtown Road,  Milford, OH 45150
      • Tealtown Ballpark collects an admission of $5 per person per day.  Uniformed players, coaches and fans under 16 are free.  
      • Because the concession stand helps offset the cost of maintaining the fields, Tealtown Ballpark does not allow coolers.  They have made an exception for our tournament.  You can bring in a cooler for a fee of $10 per day. 
  • We are pleased to offer free text/email alerts to all coaches, parents, fans and players.  To sign up for free tournament and weather updates, please go to fastpitchshowdowns.ealert.com then follow these instructions.  Standard text and data rates apply.

1)  Click the link above or copy and paste it in your browser.

                      2)  Click on the Subscribe tab.
                     
                      3)  Then click on the empty box next to your tournament(s).

                      4)  Leave the "All Teams" box checked.

                      5)  Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out your name, email(s) and/or cell phone number.  Then select your cellphone provider.

                      6)  Click "Subscribe".  That's
it!  You will not receive a message from us until the night before or the morning of the first day of the tournament.

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***********  EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2018 *************

We are extending our offer of a one year membership to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) to all new coaches (at 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U) that did not receive their complimentary one year membership last season and are not already NFCA members.  This is good for all of the coaches for any of our tournaments who register for our tournaments before April 1st.  We feel the NFCA is by far the best organization working to grow softball, and the benefits of a membership are many (click here for a list of benefits). Most importantly, we feel the many opportunities they offer to make you a better coach – drills, educational videos and books, instructional manuals, monthly tips, practice plans, coaches clinics, exclusive "Coaching Tools", etc. – will help grow the sport of softball in our area, and make your experience as a coach more effective and more enjoyable. As a coach you are a teacher first, and they offer the knowledge and experience for you to continue to grow. It is up to you to take advantage of what they offer, but we wanted to give all of the coaches that participate in our tournaments the opportunity to do so.

Your membership will be activated during the first 2 weeks of the month following your Fastpitch Showdown Tournament registration and will be good for 1 year.  We think that you will find the membership so beneficial that you will renew your membership on your own the following year.



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We have been involved with fastpitch for over 30 years and have seen it grown from its infancy to one of the largest women's participation team sports in the country. The theme of all of our tournaments is fun, friendship and good competitive softball. Our tournaments also benefit the our sister organization Fastpitch for the Cure, as we believe it is important that the girls are aware that there are things more important than softball. We sincerely invite you to join us, and if you do or do not, always enjoy the game of fastpitch softball.

Fastpitch Showdowns...Let the games begin!


"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...  But the world may be different because I coached and was important in the life of a girl." 


             







 




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