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Sunday 8:45am Update - FINAL BRACKETS


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Sunday 6am Update

1st and 2nd Place brackets are scheduled to start on time.  1st Place and 2nd place brackets will have a time limit of 80 minutes from actual start time, finish the inning.  Brackets are posted below.

3rd Place, 4th place and 5th place brackets will play today but are delayed.  No game in the 3rd Place, 4th Place or 5th Place bracket will play before 10:15am.  A revised version of each of these brackets will be posted by 7am.

Unfortunately, due to the weather, we will not have the fields to play the 6th place bracket.  That bracket has been cancelled.  A partial refund will be issued by mid-August.
If you have any questions on your seeding, please come to headquarters at least 1 hour before your first game and we will be able to answer your questions.

Good luck today!



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ALL BB TEAMS PLAY AT 10:15AM. COME TO HEADQUARTERS 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR FIRST GAME TO GET YOUR FIELD ASSIGNMENT.

1ST/2ND PLACE - CAP CITY FORCE AND KINGS 03
3RD PLACE - ILLINOIS IRISH GREEN
4TH/5TH PLACE - INDY XPLOSION DAVIS AND OHIO STING BLACK
6TH PLACE - CENTRAL OHIO PRIDE BOWLBY

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Due to the weather, we are unable to proceed with bracket play as originally scheduled.  We have divided bracket play into 6 brackets based on pool finish.

 

Bracket play will go as follows –

 

1)    Teams will be seeded within their pool based on the tournament rules

2)    Teams will be placed in brackets based on their finish (ie all of the #1 seeds will be placed in the 1st place bracket, all of the 2 seeds will be placed in the 2nd place bracket, etc.  Brackets are posted below.  Pool placement within each bracket was determined by a double blind draw.  It is the same across all brackets.

3)    1st and 2nd place brackets will be played as scheduled.  3rd place and lower brackets will be assigned fields based on dirt field availability.  We will assign the 3rd place bracket fields first, then the 4th place bracket, etc.

4)    If all dirt fields are not available, we will be forced to eliminate brackets.  We will drop the 6th place bracket first, then the 5th place, etc.  We hate to do this but there is simply no way to play out all of the brackets on the turf fields and finish the tournament on Sunday.

5)    We will notify the teams by 6:30am of which brackets will play.  If the fields are available, field assignments for the 3rd place, 4th place, 5th place and 6th place teams will be posted by 7:00am.

6)    The winners and finalists of the 1st Place bracket will win the Platinum awards.  The winners and finalists of the 2nd Place bracket will win the Gold awards.  The winner and finalists of the 3rd place through 6th place brackets will be sent medals after the tournament.

 

We hate to resort to this format of bracket play but it is the only way to ensure bracket play is complete Sunday evening.  If you have any questions regarding your seeding, please find us at headquarters at least 1 hour prior to your first bracket play game so we can answer your questions.

Thanks for your understanding!






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Saturday 6:30pm Update

Due to the excessive rain, thunder and lightning, all 5:30pm games are over and will not be restarted.  If you completed 3 innings (2 1/2 if the home team was ahead), please report your score.  If you did not complete 3 innings (2 1/2 if the home team was ahead), please text us your field number and what inning you were in.  The game will be scored as a rain out.

All 7:00pm games on the dirt fields are cancelled and will not be made up.

All 7:00pm games on the turf fields will be played as scheduled.

The brackets will be posted by 9pm.

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Saturday 12:15pm Update

We needed to make some corrections in the schedule that was posted this morning to accommodate teams that had not received 3 games total once the revision went out.  Therefore, we are releasing a revised version of the afternoon schedule.  Please verify your game times, opponents and field assignments as this is the only valid schedule.
  • One game not listed - F1 v F3 will be at 4:00pm Field TBD

If you think you still do not have 3 games between yesterday and today or think for any reason you should not be following this exact schedule, please send a representative to headquarters for more information.

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Saturday 9:30am Update

Thanks to a little luck with the weather and the tremendous work of the field crew, we have the majority of dirt fields back for the remainder of the day.  Below you will find the schedule for the rest of Saturday.  All Saturday games will have a time limit of 75 minutes from scheduled start time, finish the inning.

Our goal was to get every team 3 pool play games between what was played yesterday and what is scheduled today.  If you believe your team is getting less than 3 games between Friday and Saturday once you have check the schedule below, please come see us at headquarters.

Bracket play will begin Sunday.  Brackets will be posted by 6pm and filled in as teams are placed.


14U World Series Revised Saturday Afternoon/Evening Schedule


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Friday 7:00pm Update

Below you will find the revised Saturday morning schedule.  All other schedules are invalid.  All Saturday games will have a time limit of 75 minutes from scheduled start time.  Due to the uncertainty of the field conditions, the schedule below lists only the first 3 games of the day.  We will send out an additional updated schedule for the remainder of Saturday play after we meet with the field crew in the morning.  That schedule will be posted by 9am.  No games in the schedule posted at 9am will start before 1pm.  The number of games we can get in is completely dependent on the number of fields that are playable. Our goal is to get all teams a minimum of 2 pool play games.  If you played 2 or more games Friday you will likely not play on Saturday unless dirt fields become playable.

Bracket play will begin Sunday.



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Friday 4:40pm Update

Per USA Softball regulations, games are suspended until 30 minutes after the last sight of lightning or sound of thunder.  Therefore, all 3:40pm games are over and will not be restarted.  If you completed 3 innings (2 1/2 if the home team is ahead), that is a full game.  Please report your score.  If you did not, please text us your field number and what inning you were in when play was suspended.  We will attempt to make up that game tomorrow.

All 5:30pm games on the turf will start as scheduled pending no additional lightning or thunder after 5pm.



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Friday 2:30pm Update
  • All Friday games on dirt fields have been cancelled.
  • Turf fields will be played as scheduled Friday
  • A revised Saturday schedule will be posted by 7pm tonight


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Friday 1:45pm Update
  • 3:40pm Games on Fields 6, 9, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 are being played as scheduled.
  • All other 3:40pm games on dirt fields are cancelled.  We will try to make them up tomorrow.
    • EXCEPTION - FIELDS #18-21 3:40pm games have been moved to #14-17 respectively
  • All turf games are still being played as scheduled
  • We will update you on the 5:30pm games by 3:30pm.
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Friday 12:00pm Update
  • Due to the continuous rain - all 1:50pm games on the dirt fields are cancelled
    • EXCEPTION - FIELD #18 1:50pm game is moved to FIELD #15 
  • We will attempt to make up games lost to rain tomorrow.
  • All turf fields are being played as scheduled Friday.
  • We will update you on the status of the Friday 3:40pm games by 1:30pm.

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Friday 10:45am Update
  • After assessing the fields, all 12pm games on the dirt fields have been cancelled.  We will attempt to reschedule those games tomorrow.
  • We will give an update on the 1:50pm games on dirt fields by 11:50am.
  • All 12:00pm games on the turf fields (fields 1, 4, 5, 10-13 and 14-17) will start at 12:15pm.  No new inning will start after 1:30pm.
  • All 1:50pm games on the turf fields are being played as scheduled.
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Friday 10:15am Update
  • All 10:15am games on the dirt fields are cancelled.  We will attempt to reschedule those games tomorrow.
  • All 10:15am games on the turf fields will begin when the rain stops and 30 minutes after the last thunder or lightning.  Those games will have a reduced time limit.
  • All 12:00pm games on the turf fields (fields 1, 4, 5, 10-13 and 14-17) are scheduled to start on time.
  • We will update you on the 12pm games on the dirt fields by 11am.

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Friday 10am Update
  • All 8:00, 8:15 and 8:30am games are over and will not be restarted.  If you completed at least 3 innings (2 1/2 if the home team is ahead) that is a complete game and the score should be reported.
  • All 10:15am games on the TURF FIELDS (FIELDS 1, 4, 5, 10-13 AND 14-17) are scheduled to start on time.
  • We will updated you on the remaining fields once the rain has stopped and the field crew has assessed the fields.

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  • 14U World Series Schedule - This schedule is preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
  • 14U World Series Pools - These pools are preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
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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.

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