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2019 ISSA US Open National Championships - Ring Tournament

October 15-20, 2019
Myrtle Beach, SC

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ALL DIVISION CHAMPIONS WILL RECEIVE RINGS


FACT SHEET

Tournament:

ISSA US Open National Championships    (www.seniorsoftball.org)

Date:

October 15-20, 2019 - The 65+, 70+, 75+ and 80+ men's teams will start on Tuesday, October 15   All other men's and women's senior teams begin on Friday.  (NOTE:  The 65+, 70+ & 75+ Women will play Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the two small fields at Grand Park.) 

Location:

Nine Synthetic Turf Fields at Grand Park, Market Commons, Pepper Geddings Recreation Center (2),  Carolina Forest Complex (4), South Strand Complex (3) and two fields at Pawleys Island.   (See Addresses of Venues Page)

HOST HOTEL:  Tournament Hotels will be listed on the Address of Venues Page

Teams:

It is estimated that over 130 teams from the USA will be attending to compete for the United States Open National Championships in their division. 

Ticket Prices: Admission to all venues is FREE.
 

Parking

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

Managers Meeting:

A manager check-in for the 65+, 70+, 75+ and 80+ men's teams will be held on Monday night between 7:00 and 9:00 PM.  A second manager check-in will be held on Thursday night between 7:00 and 9:00 PM for all other managers.  The managers check-in and receive tournament materials. Food will be provided. 

Player Check-in:

During preliminary play at the ball park, senior teams check-in together. Photo ID's (drivers license) are needed for the team check-in.

Tournament Seeding:

The tournament staff will place the teams in brackets 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 your team into the double elimination finals. The exact format will depend on the number of teams in each division.

First Game: The games could begin at 8:00AM each day.  Most divisions will end on Sunday afternoon and the Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the final game. 
 

Tournament Director:

 

RB Thomas, Jr., 9114 I-Beam Lane, Manassas, VA 20110  (703-368-1188) (571-436-9704 cell)
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Payment Info:

Teams should complete the Online Entry and pay the Entry Fee prior to the closing.  The event will close when the PAID entries reaches the field capacity or by September 6, 2019, whichever comes first.  Teams failing to pay the entry fee by the closing will be moved to the waiting list. (No Exceptions) NOTE:  The field capacity will be dependent upon the number of PAID teams in the various divisions, last year we were able to schedule 112 teams. 

Rosters Due: The ISSA Online Roster Form must be sumitted for this event.  The unsigned roster waiver form must be turned in at Managers Meeting or the Team Check-in.  Players will sign the Waiver Form when they check-in.  This tournament will be played by ISSA Winter National Rules meaning teams may play with their 2020 Roster.  
 

Divisions of Play:

Teams will be placed in skill level divisions based on their ISSA Rating and verified by the tournament staff. Divisions are planned for AA, AAA, Major and Major Plus in each age classification. Competition will be included for senior Women's teams beginning at 40 and over and Men's Masters beginning at 40 and over. 

Fees:

The entry fee for all classifications is $650.00.

Souvenirs:

T-shirts and other apparel may be for sale at the park.

   
 

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