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2019 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions Factsheet

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2019 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions
January 22-27, 2018
Plant City & Tampa, FL

Teams quailify to participate in this event. Berths were awarded from each ISSA tournament in 2018 (see tournament brackets). Additionally the National Champions from all major softball associations will be invited. WBSC member countries are invited to send their champions as well. (The 1st and 2nd Place teams at each 2018 ISSA tournament received berths, fill-ins will be accepted to increase geographic representation and create desirable divisions for the highest quality playing experience at the WTOC.)


| Entry Form 65-85 Teams | Entry Form 40-60 Teams |Registered TeamsAddresses of Venues and Hotels | Schedules & Championship Brackets 



8th Annual ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions     (www.seniorsoftball.org)


Janurary 22th - 27th, 2019 (Tuesday - Sunday. The 65+, 70+, 75+ & 80+ Mens & Womens Divisons will play Tuesday - Thursday, All other Divisions will play Friday - Sunday)


Plant City Softball Stadium/Larson Softball Complex, William Owen Pass Softball Complex, New Tampa Community Park, Grecco Softball Complex, Radison Sports Complex (see Addresses of Venues Page for which Divisions are at which Complex when assigned).                           


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It is estimated that over 150 teams from around the world will be attending to compete for the ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions in their division this year.

Ticket Prices:

Admission to all venues is FREE.




No charge for parking, adequate parking is available at the parks.

Managers Meeting:




Player Check-in



Tournament Seeding





First Game






Tournament Director



Payment Deadline



Rosters Due





Divisions of Play










The manager's meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Monday, January 21st for the 65+, 70+, 75+ & 80+ Mens and Womens Divisions and 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 24 for all others both meetings will be at the Host Hotel, TBD

 On preliminary game day the players will check-in at the ball park together as a team.  Photo IDs (drivers license) are needed for the player check-in.

The tournament staff will place the teams in braclets and prepare the preliminary schedule which will be posted on the website approximately three days prior to the tournament.  The preliminary game record will be used to seed the teams into the double elimination finals.  The exact format will depend on the number of teams in each division.


On Tuesday, January 22th the 65+, 70+, 75+ and 80+ men's and women's teams will begin play and most brackets will conclude on Thursday.  All other men's and women's divisions will begin play on Friday, January 25 and conclude on Sunday afternoon.  The awards will be presented immediately following a team's last game.  All teams need to be prepared to start play each day at 8:00am (until schedules are prepared and made available showing scheduled game times.)


Greg Thomas, 9114 I-Beam Lane, Manassas, VA 20110 (703-368-1188 or cell 571-220-0158 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Payment dealine to claim a berth in this tournament is December 11, 2018.  Qualified teams should submit the online entry form as soon as the team decides to play then pay the entry fee.  The tournament entries will close when the number of PAID entries reach the field capacity for the number of reserved fields available.


A copy of the ISSA Roster Form should be submitted online by December 11, 2018 and can be unsigned.  Each team should bring the original copy of their ISSA Roster properly executed by all the participating players to the team's player check-in.  Players arriving late can sign the roster prior to their first game provided they are on the roster when turned in at the check-in. 


Teams will be placed in skill level divisions based on their ISSA Rating and verified by the tournament staff.  Divisions may be held in AA, AAA, Major and Major Plus in all age classifications.  Divisions could be combined for preliminary play but to the extent possible, teams will be given the opportunity to play for their rated division championship against similar rated teams.  Competition may be included for men's and women's masters teams as well. 


The entry fee for all Men's and Women's teams is $575.00.  


T-shirts and other apparel will be for sale at each venue.  Other merchandise and equipment may also be available at the tournament.



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