In baseball, Major
league and USSSA rules are followed except as noted below.
In softball, USA fastpitch
rules are followed except as noted below.
In softball, or baseball Slugfest tournaments, if there are 4 teams of the same age group in 2 divisions, those divisions will be split into seperate tournaments.
Teams should be ready to play 15 minutes prior to game time. In the event we are running ahead of schedule, we will try to start early. The first game will start at scheduled time.
Jewerly is not recommended and if worn, the coach
remains responsible for accidents.
Teams must shag balls on their side of the
field, I fteams do not co-operate, the umpire has the authority
to halt play without stopping the clock.
All substituitions should be reported to the
plate umpire then the scorekeeper.
Coaches are responsible for obtaining opposing
teams lineup prior to the game. If not given, then notify the
umpire at the pregame meeting.
Foul and Abusive language is not tolerated by
fans, coaches, or players. It is the coaches responsibility to
handle their fans. The tournament director has the right to
remove any or all fans from the park,and forfeit the team involved.
Coaches ejected are also ejected from the following game unless
allowed by the tournament director.
Time limits are posted on the schedules.
In the event of rain, the tournament director
may alter time limits, reduce the number of teams advancing, or
make any other decision that would help complete the tournament. For one day tournaments, the games may be moved to Sunday due to rain if needed.
Any rain delays will be posted on twitter and then the Champion Diamonds Web site.
Coaches Passes: 4 per team are given. Each coach
must sign for pass at check-in. The pass must be presented at
entry or a gate fee is charged.
Scorekeeper: The home team is the official book
for the game. The scorekeeper must be identified prior to the
game for the home plate umpire and visiting coaches convenience.
Bracket seeding: Tthe higher
seeded team is the home team through out bracket play.IIf two teams of the same seed meet in bracket play but not the Championship game, ie 1A vs 1B, then the team with fewest runs allowed is the home team in softball. In baseball it is per USSSA rules for determining bracket play.This can only be protested prior
to the first pitch.
Protest: $100 must be put up prior to the
protest. The head coach is the only one who can protest. It is
the burden of the coach to prove his arguement. Only one player's
eligibility may be challenged. Rule interpretation will be made
by the home plate umpire and tournament director. The tournament
director has final say. Age and grade based status are per USSSA
Pitching: USSSA baseball
pitching rules are used for all tournaments. After a game is completed, pitching challenges are not accepted unless it involves the last out of game.
Scorecards: are to be signed at the end of each
game. Failure to sign will result in a loss to protest score or
innings pitched (for baseball). In
the event a card is signed that is incorrect, both coaches must
verify the mistake and it is still left to the tournament
director if a change in the posting will be made.
tournaments: if AA team is bumped to AAA, then remainder entry fee is due.
Reentry: Starters are allowed to reenter once in
their original spot in the lineup. Pitchers when removed from the pitching mound, may not be replaced on the mound.
Fence Soft Toss: is not
allowed on any field or parking lot. Anyone doing fence soft
toss may be assesed for damages adn asked to leave without
refund. We are proud of our park and work hard to keep
in the best condition possible.
Refund: Cancellations received less than 4 weeks prior to the tournament, will be forfeited, prior to 4 weeks they will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. For AA teams entering slugfest tournaments, the 1/2 discounted entries are not refundable except for rain or change in classification.
Rain refund: 1 game started- 50% returned, 2
games started-no refund.
Credit Card entries: $10 transaction fee will be charged.