From Address:

 

Pleasanton Softball Complex
5800 Parkside Drive, Pleasanton, CA 94566

 

RULES AND GUIDELINES

 

ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A LEGAL PHOTO ID ON THEMSELVES AT ALL TIMES! ALL TEAMS AND PLAYERS MUST BE PREPARED FOR ID CHECKS.

PLEASE BE LEGAL! WE WON’T ACCEPT ANY CHEATING

This is a 2 day event (Open may or may be just Saturday only)

BRING A LEGAL TEAM FOR THE DIVISION YOU ENTERED

 

REMINDER: There is a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

(please don’t pay the deposit unless you’re 100% sure you’re coming to the event… we don’t want any flaky teams)

  • All teams must register annually here at this link (Click Me). Once you are registered as a manager, you can create your team/teams.
  • All teams must add their roster online @ www.allworldsoftball.com

 

RULES & GUIDELINES

All players must have legal photo ID with themselves at all times.

All teams and players must be prepared for ID checks throughout the event. Please don’t play in any division you are not eligible for. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT CHEATING!

NO SMOKING in the dugout areas or on the field.

NO ALCOHOL allowed inside any of the park complexes.

NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS

NO BOOM BOXES and no playing of loud or vulgar music. If an on-site director asks you to turn music down or off, please comply.

PLEASE DON’T GET CAUGHT SELLING OR STEALING ANYTHING AT THIS EVENT. RESULTS WILL BE TERMINATION OF YOUR ENTIRE TEAM.

TEAM MATRIX

We will be using the current year’s USSSA roster to determine what a player is ranked for this event.. For example… If a player is currently on a “C” roster, they will be “C” for our event. Also, if there is a player NOT on a usssa roster this year, we will revert to the previous year/year’s rankings. (AWS Player/Team Rankings Trump These Guidelines)

If we find out you are only an ASA, NSA, etc. team and you sandbag in the lower division, we may decide to remove you from our event at any time. (PLEASE PLAY IN THE DIVISION EQUAL TO YOUR RANKING IN THE ASSOCIATION YOU PLAY IN REGULARLY)

Teams and players may petition for reclass at anytime before November 1st

(must be done by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

HOW TO CHECK PLAYER RANKINGS

Go to USSSA.com on your computer

Go to “Slowpitch”

Go to “Teams & Participants”

Go to “Check Team Roster History or Athletes”

Mens Open = Anyone (4 Non Hispanics Max)

Mens E = 3 “D” players max No “C” or higher ranked USSSA rostered players from a men’s team allowed-(4 Non Hispanics Max)

ROSTER PROTESTS WILL BE $100 CASH AND MUST BE REQUESTED BEFORE THE END OF THE GAME

These are the 3 types of protests that we allow in our LAS VEGAS WORLDS:

  1. Checking (1) player that you know is ranked higher than the allowable player matrix
  2. Checking (4) chip players that you know are above the allowable limit of chip players
  3. Full roster check to see if all players are listed on the roster that was turned in before the first game

* Reminder AWS Reclass / Player-Team Ranking list trumps USSSA Roster Rule

BASIC TOURNAMENT PLAYING RULES

Home team and umpire are responsible for keeping score

Teams can bat up to 12 players

COED teams can play more women than men – up to 10. Women will hit the small ball.

*** THERE IS NO TEAM JUMPING ***

Men can play on (1) Men’s team Women can only play on (1) Women’s team and (1) COED team (Open, D, or E)

Illegal players will be ejected from the tournament, game will be forfeited, and the team in question may also be kicked out of entire tournament!

Game Lengths and Times

Men’s E 60 minutes (Championship game is extended to 70 minutes)

Men’s Open 65 Minutes (Championship game is extended to 75 minutes)

All listed game times are approximate start times – be prepared to start up to 15 minutes early. If other team and umpires are ready, there could be a loss of game if your team isn’t ready to go.

Run / Mercy Rule

15 runs after 4 innings / 10 runs after 5 innings… FLIP-FLOP RULE IS IN EFFECT!

Coin Flip

In all but one scenario, there will be a coin flip to determine home team throughout the tournament including the “ONE GAME FOR ALL THE MARBLES” Championship games. These games are played when both the RED and BLUE brackets of a large division come together for a “winner take all” type championship. The only scenario where there won’t be a coin flip is when there is a team going into the final game of an individual bracket with no losses and the other team has one or more losses. In that case alone, the undefeated team gets choice of home or visitor.

Team Uniforms

Not mandatory but suggested

Balls

The official ball for Hispanic Worlds is the DUDLEY THUNDER SX 44 CORE / 375 COMPRESSION ball. This will be used for all

We will supply (4) balls per team upon team check-in. For all additional balls, you may either bring your own balls (if they are an exact match of the official ball) or purchase extras from us at the fields for $4 each

Please remember to write your team name on ALL of your balls so you and the other team can differentiate whose balls are whose throughout the game. Any team caught keeping the other team’s balls and not giving them back can be forced to forfeit the game. Please be kind and help each other out on foul balls hit on your side of the field.

Teams must throw in a ball when your team is up to bat. If you stall getting balls in, your batter may be called out (per the umpire’s & TD’s discretion.)

Bat Rule

Bats must have new USSSA thumbprint stamp (No senior, baseball, or fastpitch bats allowed

Pitching Rule

PITCHERS MUST USE A PROTECTIVE MASK

Strike zone will be used (a mat is used for 40’s and overs)

Pitching height will be 4-10 ft from the ground (6-12 for 40’s and overs)

Pumping is OK (no pumping in the 40’s and overs)

Pitchers have 5 seconds to release after presenting

Pitchers may pitch from up to 6 feet behind the rubber but must come set before release

There will be a 1-1 count with no extra fouls

Courtesy Runners

MENS– There is (1) courtesy runner per inning and it can be anyone on the team roster.

Shorthanded Rule

All Teams must have at least 8 team rostered players to start or be forced to forfeit the game.

To add a player to the lineup, they must arrive before their turn in the lineup and be on the team roster. If you have to play shorthanded, no automatic out will be given.

Homeruns per team per game

  • We do not use DHH Rule
  • Any additional HR’s hit after the limit is reached are ONLY OUTS

Men’s “E” – 2 HR’s

Men’s Open – 8 HR’s

Dugout Rule

All players, other than the on-deck hitter, must stay in the dugout or out of the play area. There is only (1) on-deck hitter allowed out of the dugout at a time.

*** POOR SPORTSMANSHIP WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! ***

  • NO F BOMBS
  • NO THROWING THE BAT
  • NO TAUNTING

If disputes or problems arise, ONLY MANAGERS can talk to the umpires or the director.

If a manager is unsure of a ruling from an umpire, please find the on-site TD immediately!

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE GAME ENDS!

Parks Rules

Most of the parks do not allow dogs but some parks may allow dogs on a leash. If unsure, please get confirmation from the park’s website before bringing your pet out.

No scooters, bikes, or skateboards at any parks

No alcohol

No glass containers

No sunflower seeds

*** ALL TEAMS AGREE TO ADHERE TO THESE PARK RULES WHILE PLAYING IN OUR TOURNAMENT ***

Entry/Pull-Out Fees

No teams are guaranteed a spot into this year’s Las Vegas Worlds until we receive a $100 non-refundable deposit or full entry fee.

We do sell out! 1st to pay = 1st to play!

$100 is a non-refundable amount for us to guarantee a spot for your team. The balance owed for your entry fee can be paid online one week before event start or paid in cash at the fields, before your 1st game.

  • If you pull out after we start working brackets or after we are sold out, you will not receive any refund amount and if you only paid a deposit, you will still owe the remaining balance (unless we find a replacement team).
  • If you pay and pull out earlier than November 8th, you will get a refund minus our non-refundable deposit.
  • The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify game times, playing locations, or tournament structure due to: field conditions, time constraints, safety issues, team count, or inclement weather

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