REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS NOW OPEN! HURRY!

MARCH 15 – 17, 2019

THE FASTEST SELL OUT IN SOFTBALL

 

What Makes This Event So Much Fun?….. The Rules

This tournament will be packed! ALL GAMES WILL START ON TIME. We do our best to keep Coed and Men’s from conflicting, but at some point it will – especially if games run behind. The Men’s and Coed divisions will be treated as separate tournaments. We will NOT hold one division to wait for another game in the other division to finish. Games go on as scheduled. If you can’t field a legal lineup at original game time the game will be considered an immediate forfeit.

Must SPIN WHEEL 20 MINUTES BEFORE GAME TIME! If you don’t you will lose your homeruns for that game. Time will be kept by universal iPhone time. Games can begin up to 15 minutes early. See rules below for further explanation.

ALL PROTESTS WILL BE $100 CASH. If you lose your protest, you lose the $100. All roster protests must take place prior to the conclusion of the 2nd inning, or immediately after the player enters the game.

FINALLY, this tournament has ridiculous rules. The Arseway Wheel has several new rules and we can’t wait for you to see them. They will be revealed when you spin. It is a blast! Have fun!

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 RULES HERE

Updated 2019 rules coming soon

 

The Fun

Get Pinched Rule

Hit a Dead Ball Out (DBO) in fair territory over the outfield fence after you teams homeruns are used up, an out will be recorded. Your team will lose a run and the bases will clear. PINCH… OUCH! However, if the Mad Hatter Rule is in Effect and the Mad Hatter hits a DBO in fair territory over the outfield fence, your team will lose 2 runs… DOUBLE PINCH… DOUBLE OUCH! Don’t hit a DBO.

 

The Arseway Wheel

Before each game, each team spins the big Irish wheel for luck. Could be prizes, advantages, disadvantages- You’ll see…it’s a
surprise. (ex: includes extra homeruns, defensive players, etc.)

  1. You will receive the benefits or non-benefits for that game only.
  2. The last team to spin will receive the game card from tourney staff that will then be handed to the umpire before the game begins.
  3.  Each team’s representative, spinning the wheel, must be at the wheel no later than 20 minutes prior to game time on bracket (remember, games can begin 15 minutes early). If Arseway Wheel is not spun in time, you will lose your homeruns for that game.

 

The Mulligan

NEW! The Weekend Mulligan.
Teams may pre-purchase a weekend Mulligan for $50 (which maybe used once per game)

Individual mulligans may be purchased for $15.  All unused individual mulligans maybe refunded for $10 if not used.

MULLIGAN DETAILS

  1. On offense, if you are dissatisfied with your at bat, you may use your mulligan chip to hit again….The Umpire and the Ump will hole-punch the chip and hand it to the opposing team on defense for a free Coor’s Light or Killings Irish Red.
  2. On defense, if you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the previous play, you may use your mulligan chip to make their hitter hit.  The Umpire and the Ump will hole-punch the chip and hand it to the opposing team on defense for a free Coor’s Light or Killings Irish Red.
  3. Once a Mulligan is used, the play will reset & any base runner will return to their previous position & the pitch count will start over.
  4. You must use your mulligan chip immediately following the play- before the next pitch.
  5. YOU MAY NOT TRUMP A MULLIGAN CHIP. 
    Mulligan chips may not be used to erase a previous mulligan chip. For example, if the offense uses a mulligan chip and improves their at bat, the defense may not use a mulligan chip to make the hitter bat for a third time or vise versa.
  6. If you do not use your mulligan chip, you may return for a refund.

 

The Irish Inning

The Irish inning is the 3rd inning.

1. The Irish inning is the 3rd inning.
2.  After the second out is recorded, the very next batter (Mad Hatter) will count as two runs if they score. If the batter is the Mad Hatter and he/she hits a legal homerun over the fence, all base runners (including the batter) will count as double.
3.  The batter/Mad Hatter MUST wear a visibly noticeable Irish themed Hat for the rule to count. Each team will receive a free Irish Hat.
4. Mulligan chips MAY be used for this at bat.
5. Mad Hatter (if he/she reaches base) MAY use a courtesy runner if still available
6. DBO Rule applies (-2 runs) if Mad Hatter hits DBO.

 

Don’t Get Pinched Rule

Hit a dead ball out (DBO) homerun after your team’s homeruns are used up the following will happen –

  • Bases will clear
  • The opposing team will be rewarded 1 run (2 if you are the Mad Hatter)
  • An out will NOT be recorded

The Brutal Rule

1. If the batter, male or female, strikes out or fouls out, the opposing team will receive one run.
2. If the foul out is caught… it will not count as a strike out … ball must hit the ground.
3. If the Mad Hatter is the batter that strikes out, the opposing team will be rewarded 2 runs.
4. A Mulligan Chip may not be used for any strikeouts period!

 

The 100% Lag Rule

Before each game, teams unite with ump to Lag for home or visitor. If a team’s Lag is touching the pitching mound rubber
(white), that team will be rewarded 2 runs automatically- BOOM! Zero coin flips are allowed.

 

The Basics

  • Game Times
    • No new inning after 50 minutes
    • Teams must be ready to play 15 minutes early as Umpires have the right to start 15 minutes early. If a game can start early, 1 Run will be awarded to the team that is ready per five minutes that your team can’t field a legal lineup. If a team can’t field a legal lineup at the original start time (as determined by the umpire), the games will be considered an immediate forfeit.
  • All batters start with 1-1 count
    • Men DO NOT have a foul to give
    • Women DO have a foul to give
  • Homeruns
    • Men have 2 per game per team
    • Women have unlimited homeruns
  • Designated Homerun Hitter
    • before each game your team will designate a player as the unlimited homerun hitter. That player may hit as many homeruns without penalty and it will not count against your team’s homerun total. If your homerun hitter is walked, then the next male batter in your lineup may hit a homerun without penalty in their next at-bat. In Coed games, no matter how many outs, the girl has the option to walk if the designated homerun hitter is walked.

 

  • Arseway Wheel
    • Must spin Arseway Wheel 20 minutes before each game. If Arseway Wheel is not spun you will lose your homeruns for that game.
  • Mercy Rule
    • 20 after 3
    • 15 after 4
    • 10 after 5
  • Courtesy Runner
    • One runner per inning per gender.  Can be anyone in your lineup, gender specific.
  • Bats and Balls
    • Current ASA bats
    • .52 core / 325 balls
  • Pitching
    • 6′ – 10′
    • Across Body
    • No juking
  • Lineups
    • May bat up to 12
      • Coed May bat 9,10, or 12
    • Men’s & Coed defensive lineup: can play anywhere
      • Coed may have a maximum of 5 men or 5 women.
  • Rule Modifications
    • The Tournament has the right to modify game start times and rules pending on weather or miscellaneous incidents

 

Chips

MEN’S

(one of the following scenarios)
Men’s teams rosters rankings based the following point system:
Can have 4 points max!
E or below = 0 points
D or D+ = 1 point each
C = 2 points each
NO B or higher players

 

COED

(one of the following scenarios)
Coed teams rosters rankings based the following point system:
Can have 3 points max!
Women  Players = 0 points
E or below = 0 points
D or D+ = 1 point each
C = 2 points each
NO B or higher male players

 

Roster information taken from National USSSA / All World rankings  For player rankings click here

All World Re-Class list:
http://allworldsoftball.com/Pages/display/Re-Class


Extra Innings

  • Extra inning games will be played after time has expired (or the end of the 7th inning of course).
  • You must pitch to your own team.
  • 1 pitch per batter with NO foul to give. The strike out rule (Brutal rule) will not be effect.
  • Last out of previous inning will start off on second base.
  • A maximum of 10 runs per half inning will be allowed in extra innings.

 

Inclement Weather

Typically the weather is great over Saint Patrick’s Day weekend, but you never know. Golden Eagle Park is an all field turf complex, Shadow Mountain is a dirt complex. Golden Eagle Park games will take place almost under any weather circumstances. In the unlikely event that the weather forecast looks like it may affect the dirt fields (Shadow Mountain) we will move the tournament to Golden Eagle Park only, drop the last 32 teams that registered chronologically and refund their money. Again, in the unlikely event that weather potentially cancels the Shadow Mountain bracket, we will do our best to make the cancellation notice by Wednesday, March 13th at 5pm at the latest.

 

 

REFUND POLICY
-50% refund if rained out with one game
-25% refund with two games played.
-0% refund if rained out with three or more games played

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

Email
team@liquidblueevents.com

Phone
(775) 851.4444

Text
(775) 846.2628

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