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Spring Ring Tournament

5th Annual CFBBA Spring Ring Tournament

April 28-30, 2023

Registration Deadline is April 9 at 11:59pm

Formats:
3 Game Minimum; 2 Game Pool Play Saturday; If 8 teams or more, split to gold/silver brackets for Sunday; Single Elimination Bracket Play on Sunday; Champions & Finalists of each bracket take home rings!!
 
***Friday night is optional. If you play Friday night, you will have one game on Saturday.
 
This is an OPEN tournament but intended for Rec or lower-level AA/D3 teams!
 
Cost:

$425 + Gate Fee per team.

Spring CFBBA teams will receive a $50 discount. Please email stephanie.castro@cfbba.org for the discount code.

Gate Fee:
Gate fee $150 per team. Gate fee will be paid at check-in.
 
Location:
McInnish Sports Complex
2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
Fields 6-9 & 12-15
 
Divisons

7/8, 9/10, 11/12 & 13/14

 
Age Info:
League Age Determination Date is: AGE AS OF MAY 1, 2023
 
We are NOT able to honor the report card or grade exception rule.
Since we use dual age groups in our league.   https://www.cfbba.com/age-determination
 

Rosters:
Rosters must be submitted by:  Wednesday, April 26th, by 11:59PM
 
Please submit rosters (including first/last name and DOB) to:  tournaments@cfbba.org

 

Players MAY NOT play on more than one roster in a single tournament.

 

Rosters will be emailed from DocuSign. Confirm/sign your roster hold harmless by Thursday, April 27 at 11:59PM

Check In:
  • Check-in at least 45 minutes prior to the start time of your 1st game.
  • Pay gate fee. 
  • Provide proof of insurance (non-CFBBA teams). Proof of insurance can be emailed to tournaments@cfbba.org prior to check in. 
  • Rosters MUST be signed through DocuSign prior to check in.
Baseballs:
You'll need 2 new baseballs and 2 gently used baseballs per game.  We do not provide baseballs as part of your registration, but we will have some on hand if needed. Just ask.

 

On Site Vendors:
Kona Ice
Blackout BBQ
Concessions 
 
We will be adding more food vendor options.

7/8-13/14 Youth Rules:

CFBBA rules can be found at www.cfbba.com

  • USSSA Rules w/Caveats on CFBBA Site (use AA rules), plus....

  • CFBBA teams must play with the roster submitted during tournament registration.

    • You may add players from outside of CFBBA but need to be included on the roster submitted.

  • CFBBA’s Fielding Rotation rules do not apply.

  • CFBBA’s R3 rule does not apply.

  • Dug-outs are first come, first serve.

  • For Pool Play, a coin flip will determine home/away.

  • For Bracket Play, the higher ranked seed will be the home team.

  • No pitching limitations, but coaches are strongly advised to use sound judgment, while keeping each player's health a top priority.

  • A pitcher may NOT re-enter as pitcher in the same game, once removed.

  • Pool play games will be 1 hour 30 minutes, finish the inning; No new inning once time has expired; Pool Play games may end in a tie.

  • Bracket play games will last: 1 hour 30 minutes; finish the inning; No new inning once time has expired; In case of a tie, extra innings will be played up to 6 completed innings.  If after 6 innings are played, the game is still tied, the following Tie-Breaker will be used:  last 3 batters that batted load the bases, 2 outs, 2-1 count on each batter

  • Mercy Rules are: 15 after 3, 10 after 4, 8 after 5, ALL divisions

  • Mathematical Elimination DOES apply, NO CUMULATIVE. 

  • There shall be a 5 run cap per 1/2 inning in 7/8 & 9/10.

  • NO RUN CAP per 1/2 inning in 11/12 & 13/14.

  • Please arrive early and be ready to take the field 30 minutes prior to your start time. 

    • FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN A FORFEIT.

  • Please have birth certificates on hand in case of an age protest.   

    • Protests must be made within the first 45 minutes of the game and will require a $100 deposit.  If the player/coach cannot provide a birth certificate, the player will be considered illegal.

  • Teams may NOT use players from other teams playing in the same tournament.  (Teams will forfeit all games and be disqualified from the remainder of the tournament). 

  • Ejections: Any participant (player, coach, spectator, etc.) ejected from a game will be suspended for a minimum of 1 game (subsequent game). The Umpire-In-Chief and Tournament Director will enforce any game suspensions depending on the severity of the situation.

  • CFBBA rules can be found on www.cfbba.com.

 

 
Inclement Weather & Refund Policy:
  • If the tournament is canceled due to inclement weather, prior to any games being played, a 100% refund will be issued. 
  • If a team only completes 1 game, due to inclement weather, 2/3 of the registration fee will be refunded.
  • If a team only completes 2 games, due to inclement weather, 1/3 of the registration fee will be refunded.
  • Once bracket play begins, no refunds will be given.
  • If bracket play games are not completed, due to inclement weather, rings will be awarded to the top 2 remaining seeds in each bracket. 
  • When discussing inclement weather, a game is considered complete after one inning is complete.
  • Any team disqualified from the tournament will not be refunded.
  • If a team withdraws from the tournament with at least 7 days’ notice, a full refund will be issued.
  
 
Additional questions, please email: tournaments@cfbba.org