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Name: Doug Jackson
Email: douglaswjackson@yahoo.com
Phone: 256-460-1136
Mobile: 256-460-1136
Address: Refrence
City: Florence
Residence State: Alabama
Zip: 35630
Date Location Event
Sat 06-29-2019 - Sat 06-29-2019 Hamilton Park 784 10th Avenue SW Hamilton, Alabama 35570 Stars & Strips - Warm Up to the World
Doug Jackson
douglaswjackson@yahoo.com
256-460-1136

Spring Open 
One Day (weather permitting)

Hamilton Park - Hamilton, AL

Ring Event



Teams Entered



8U

10U

12U

14U

High School Division



Tournament Details



Summer State and World Series Qualifier

Format: 3gg 
 
Fees: $175.00

All balls are furnished

Top two places will receive team and individual awards

All teams must submit a completed roster to their team account.

All teams must submit a hard copy of their insurance certificate to their team account.

All teams must sanction your team online at www.usgfp.com

Team managers need birth certificates in your possession throughout the tournament


Venmo payment will be accepted for team fees and items on the sales table (shirts, glasses, bows etc.) You will not be able to use electronic payments for tickets at the gate.

Gate fees: $10 - three coaches will receive passes, children 10 and under do not need a pass.

Make sure your players are age-eligible for your age group. Age eligible January 1, 2019 (What age is your player on 1/1/19, that is their playing age through July 31, 2019).

Tournament Schedule: will be posted on this page the Tuesday before the tournament by 9:00 pm, unless otherwise posted at top of tournament page.
 



Rule Standards



New Rule:  4.Sec.19. Intentional Walk: The coach or catcher of the defensive team can make a request to the umpire for the batter to intentionally walk to first base.

Batters: each team can bat up to 12 batters for pool and tournament games.

Unique rule to USGF: is the courtesy runner: A courtesy runner can be used at any time once per inning. A courtesy runner does not burn your sub. However, if your courtesy runner is on base and has to come up to bat she must take an out at bat. So, be aware of where your courtesy runner is in the lineup.

The Official Game Time: begins at the flip and the plate umpire is the keeper of the time.

Pool Play Guidelines: Time limit will be 60 minutes, finish the inning. "Drop dead" will only be applied if weather conditions force an adjustment to the schedule or announced in the format. The game can end in a tie. In the case of a tie, both teams are awarded one-half (.5) a win and one-half (.5) a loss in the seeding stats.  Home team is considered the official scorebook for each game. Parents/fans are welcome to keep scoreboards. If there are game-time adjustments they will be posted at the top of the division schedules.

Tournament Play Guidelines: Time limit will be 70 minutes, finish the inning. No "drop dead." International tiebreaker rules apply for all elimination games. Home team is considered the official scorebook for each game. Parents/fans are welcome to keep scoreboards. If there are game-time adjustments they will be posted at the top of the division schedules.

RULE 15. 6U AND 8U RULES

A. The game will consist of 5 innings or 60 minutes on the clock, finish the inning for pool play and tournament bracket play, with a (Run Rule) being declared if a team is ahead by 12 runs after 3 innings two and a half innings  if the home team is ahead, or 10 runs after 4 innings three and a half innings if the home team is ahead...
...F. Each position in the batting order will be at bat a maximum of once per inning, the end of an inning will be declared when either 3 outs are made or all batters have batted one time whichever comes first.  (No more than twelve (12) batters per inning with no one batting twice.) It is not an advantage to have more than 10 batters. 


DP/Flex Rule: The DP/Flex rule is available for coaches that want to take advantage of it. The rule can be visited at Sec.4.ART1.  DP/Flex in the online rules.  There is no DP/Flex in 6U and 8U divisions.

Rules:   https://usgfp.com/files/rules.php

Metal Cleats: 
Metal cleats are approved for the use of 14U-18U.

Rain Policy: If no games are played entry fee is returned. If one game is played one-half of the entry fee is returned. If two games are complete there are no refunds issued. No refunds for gate passes.

Park Rules:
No pets,
No Smoking inside gates
No grills in parking lot

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