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Women's Division Rules - Click To Download


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.

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.
Non-LGBT Players: In addition, the NAGAAA 3 non-LGBT player limit per roster rule will be followed, except in the A and B Divisions where the limit is 5 non-LGBT players.
Roster and Ratings Submission: Managers must submit a roster filling in the full 27-question NAGAAA rating for each player. The player’s most recent NAGAAA rating must be used, unless the Commissioner of a NAGAAA-affiliated league confirms that the player’s rating has changed since their last rating was recorded with NAGAAA (the Tournament Director will handle these on a case-by-case basis). If a player is not in the NAGAAA ratings database, the Commissioner of a NAGAAA-affiliated league may confirm a player’s rating is accurate, and that rating will be considered their NAGAAA rating. Otherwise, rosters are limited to a maximum of two (2) players that do not have a NAGAAA rating. Teams that do not participate in a NAGAAA-affiliated league, and therefore do not have team or player ratings will be entertained on a case-by case basis by the Tournament Director. In this case, teams should contact the Tournament Director about eligibility issues prior to sending in their entry form.


Protests Regarding 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 Field Reps will accept CASH only, no credit cards will be accepted. 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 Field Rep will convene a Protest Committee to resolve any such protest.
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 team’s 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 teams finish tied with the same record, the result of the game between the 2 teams tied will be tiebreaker #1. If those teams tied, then a coin flip will determine the higher seed. In the event all three teams finish tied with the same record, the team with the least runs allowed overall will be determined the higher seed. If two teams remain tied after tiebreaker #1, a coin flip will determine the higher seed.
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.
Game Time: Game Time will be considered Forfeit Time. Both managers must be ready with a completed line-up sheet 20 minutes prior to game time for a coin toss when called by the umpire. Teams must have at least 9 players at game start time.
Home Team: The home team will be determined by a coin toss for all pool play and double elimination games except for the Championship game in each division. The home team for the Championship game will be the undefeated team, and the IF game will be determined by a coin toss.
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.

Player Line-ups: Teams must begin and finish with at least 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 a substitute. Teams may bat up to 12, using 2 extra hitters. Extra hitters must be indicated as EH on the line up sheet.
Game Rules: Batters start with 1-1 count, and there is no courtesy foul. No new inning will start after 50 minutes. USA Softball run rule is in effect.


USA Softball 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.


Bases: If there are two bags at first base, the USA Softball double bag rule is in effect.


Home Runs:
Anything over the limit will be an out. For the D Division, a ball hit over the fence is an inning-ending out.
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 C1 & C2 - One (1) over the fence home run per game, per team.
Open Division D1 & D2 - Zero (0) over the fence home runs.


NOTE: When a ball is hit over the fence, the batter and all base runners may go directly to the dugout. Appeals for runners missing a base are not allowed.
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 up:
A) The player who the courtesy runner is running for will be called out.
B) The courtesy runner will be removed from the base and take their turn at bat.
C) A second courtesy runner or a substitute is not permitted at this time.


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, swinging or called = OUT
■  Ball = Batter is awarded a walk
■  Batted Ball = Outcome of play


Rain: In the event of rain, there may be a need to implement a 30-minute/one pitch game:
■  Each batter gets ONE PITCH.
■  Foul ball, caught or dropped = OUT
■  Strike, swinging or called = OUT
■  Ball = Batter is awarded a walk
■  Batted Ball = Outcome of play


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 morally offensive or threatening in nature to another player, umpire, spectator, tournament staff member, park patron, or animal.

Illegal Bats: Only USA Softball approved bats will be allowed for use. Umpires will be using the current USA Softball 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. The Umpire will report the illegal bat to the Field Rep. The Field Rep will notify the UIC and umpires (team, bat description and game). 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. The results of any play occurring while an illegal bat is in use will follow USA Softball rules. Any accusation of use of an altered bat shall immediately be brought to the attention of the Field Representative who shall confer with the UIC for possible further action.
Uniforms: Each player must wear a “team jersey” which must be similar in color and style, and must have a player/roster number as described by USA Softball 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 the Field Rep or Tournament Director.
Jewelry and Loose Accessories: Exposed jewelry or accessories that are judged by the umpire to be dangerous to others must be removed and may not be worn during the game. Examples of items that may be required to be removed are body and facial piercing, rings, necklaces, bracelets, wrist watches, earrings, pagers, cell phones, tobacco tins, and unsecured sunglasses. Medical alert bracelets must be taped to body. Non-removable jewelry must be concealed with tape or bandage.


Rev: 12/15/2017