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ALL ASA RULES SHALL APPLY EXCEPT AS MODIFIED HEREIN
Player Registration: All players must register with a Government ID before taking the field. Players must register before the start of their division’s first double-elimination game to be eligible for the remainder of the tournament.
Game Time: Game Time will be considered as Forfeit Time. Both managers must be ready with a completed line-up sheet 10 minutes prior to game time for a coin toss when called by the umpire. Teams must have 9 players at game start time.
Home Team: The home team will be determined by a coin toss. The home team for the championship and IF games will be the team emerging from the winner's bracket.
Scorekeeper: The home team is the official scorekeeper. Scores should be confirmed at each half inning with the plate umpire. It is each manager’s responsibility to initial and confirm the umpire’s scorecard and that the correct winning team is indicated at the conclusion of every game. Upon leaving the field, the Umpire's scorecard becomes official.
All Games: Start with 1-1 count. No new inning after 50 minutes. No courtesy foul. ASA run rule is in effect.
Pool Play: A random draw of teams will place them into a 3 or 4 team pool. A coin flip will determine the home team for all games.
3 Team Pools - Teams will play each other once.
Seeding will then be based on the teams record in the following order:
2-0-0, 1-0-1, 1-1-0, 0-0-2, 0-1-1, 0-2-0 (wins-losses-ties).
In the event two or more teams are tied with the same record, a random draw will determine seeding.
4 Team Pools - First game winners will play each other for their 2nd game. First game losers will play each other for their 2nd game.
The 2-0 team gets the #1 seed from that pool, the 1-1 team that LOST the 2nd game gets the #2 seed, the 1-1 team that WON the 2nd game gets the #3 seed and the 0-2 team gets the #4 seed.
In the event of a tie in any pool play game, a coin flip will determine the "winner" of that game.
Tie Games: Pool play games may end in a tie. For all other games, a ONE PITCH rule shall be applied:
■ The last batter of the previous inning shall be placed on 2nd base. Each batter gets ONE PITCH.
■ Foul ball: Caught or dropped = OUT
■ Strike: Swing or Called = OUT
■ Ball: Batter is awarded a walk
■ Batted Ball: Outcome of play
Player Line-ups: Teams must begin and finish with 9 players to avoid a forfeit. An out will be recorded every time the vacant 10th batting position has a turn to bat. If a 10th player arrives, the player must be immediately entered into the game. Any other player arriving after this shall be entered as substitute. Teams may bat up to 12 using 2 extra hitters. Indicate any EH on the line up sheet.
Bases: If there are two bags at first base, the ASA double bag rule is in effect.
ASA Run Rule:
■ 20 runs ahead after 3 innings or 2 ½ if the home team is ahead.
■ 15 runs ahead after 4 innings or 3 ½ if the home team is ahead.
■ 10 runs ahead after 5 innings or 4 ½ if the home team is ahead.
Home Runs: Anything over the limit will be an out. Does not have to be 1 for 1.
Open Division “A” - Four (4) over the fence home runs per game, per team.
Open Division “B” - Two (2) over the fence home runs per game, per team.
Open Division “C” and Masters - One (1) over the fence home run per game, per team.
Open Division “D” - Zero (0) over the fence home runs. It shall be an inning ending out.
NOTE: When a home run is hit, the batter and all runners must touch at least one base and immediately return to the dugout to speed up play.
Courtesy Runners: One (1) courtesy runner may be used per inning. Any player on the lineup sheet may be used. It is not considered a substitution.
If a courtesy runner is on base when their turn at bat comes, the at bat is recorded as an out. Substitutions or changing out runners to avoid the out may not be used, per ASA rules.
Illegal bats: Only ASA approved bats will be allowed for use. Umpires will be using the current ASA non-approved bat list for bat review. Any illegal bat discovered during game will be removed from play and returned at the end of the game and recorded on the line up sheet. If the same team is found to be using the bat in subsequent games, the team shall forfeit that game and be eliminated from the tournament. All play occurred while in use of illegal bat will follow ASA Rules. Any bat accused of being altered shall immediately be brought to the attention of the Tournament Chair who shall confer with the UIC for further action if any is to be taken.
Uniforms: Each player must wear a “team jersey” which must be similar in color, style, and must have a player/roster number as described by ASA rules. No bandanas, non-uniform decorations or tied cloth is allowed on a player's head, neck or body. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the umpire.
All Exposed Jewelry and Loose Accessories Must Be Removed: This includes, but is not limited to, all exposed body and facial piercing, rings, necklaces (of any kind / style), bracelets, wrist watches, earrings, pagers, cell phones, tobacco tins, unsecured sunglasses atop of ball caps. Medical alert bracelets must be taped to body. Non-removable jewelry must be concealed with athletic tape or Band-Aid type of material. This is for player safety reasons in order to avoid being snagged, ripped out, injurying another player etc.
Open Team Eligibility/Player Ratings: Team rating calculated by adding the top 10 rated players
A Division - Individual Player rating 27 or less. Team Rating 270 or less.
B Division - No individual player rated over 19. Maximum team rating 175.
C Division - No individual player rated over 14. Maximum team rating 135.
D Division - No individual player rated over 10. Maximum team rating 95.
Masters Classics - No individual player rated above 12. Maximum team rating is 115. Must be 50 or older by December 31st, 2018.
Masters Legends - No individual player rated above 16. Maximum team rating is 135. Must be 50 or older by December 31st, 2018.
In addition, the NAGAAA 3 non-LGBT player limit per roster rule will be followed.
Teams/Players not NAGAAA rated will be entertained on a case-by case basis and managers must complete the roster filling in the full 27 question NAGAAA rating for each player. Contact the Tournament Chair about eligibility issues prior to sending in your entry form. Teams not NAGAAA registered will be entertained on a case-by-case basis. Team managers must complete the roster form filling in the full 27 question NAGAAA rating for each player. The most recent NAGAAA rating must be used for each player. No team may have more than two (2) players that do not have a NAGAAA rating OR a confirmation from a NAGAAA-affiliated league Commissioner that the rating is accurate.
Protests – Ratings/Eligibility: Any rating or eligibility protests must be brought to the attention of the umpire prior to the last out of the game. A $100 protest fee plus $25 protest fee per question protested must be presented along with a protest form available from the field reps prior to the last out. The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld. If part of the protest is upheld, only the per question protest fee for those questions upheld will be refunded. The Tournament Director will convene a Protest Committee to resolve any such protest.
Player Ejection Penalty: The player shall be removed from the current game only. Tournament officials reserve the right to suspend and/or disqualify any ejected player for futures games of the tournament if ejection is deemed to be threatening in nature to another player, umpire, spectator, tournament staff, park patron, animals or morally offensive.