2017 War at the Shore Packet

  UPDATED June 22, 2017
17th ANNUAL WAR AT THE SHORE

                                                         16/18U June 17 & 18        10/12/14U June 23,24,25

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Dear Manager,

          Welcome to the War at the Shore.  In this packet, you should find the following information:

 

  1. Directions
  2. Tournament Rules
  3. Pre-Registration info

 

Friday and Saturday schedules and the Sunday seeding brackets can be found at:

http://www.wallsoftball.com/wsl/warteamlist.htm

 

Be sure to recheck your team’s schedule as late as Friday June 17 (16/18U) or Thursday, June 23 (10/12/14U) to make sure nothing has changed (i.e., team dropping out, etc.).  It may mean your game may be moved to a different time or field.

 

If you have any questions please call :

Wall Twp.Tournament Director;

Greg Kapalko

732-881-2011

16U & 18U

Nora Bosmans732-403-6918 – All Scores

TOMS RIVER

N. Bay Ave Complex
1643 North Bay Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753

YMCA Softball Complex
1088 West Whitty Road
Toms River NJ 08755

Toms River  Site Director: Matt Purpuro   732-581-5776

 

Wall High School

Wall High School -1630 18th Ave, Wall Twp. NJ 07719

Site Director:Chickie Clayton
732-546-8252


Rash Fields & West Belmar Site Director

Site Director: Eddie Kapalko 732-299-1008

Rash Fields – 2000 Highway 71 , West Belmar, NJ 07719

West Belmar Elementry School –  925 17th Ave West Belmar, NJ 07719 ( This is field 2 Traffic lights North of Rash, turn left on 17th Ave )

10U – 12U- 14U Toms River

Matt Purpuro – 732-581-5776 – Scores

TOMS RIVER

N. Bay Ave Complex
1643 North Bay Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753

YMCA Softball Complex
1088 West Whitty Road
Toms River NJ 08755

Toms River  Site Director: Matt Purpuro   732-581-5776

  We are looking forward to a wonderful weekend of softball.

 

A LIMITED AMOUNT OF WAR AT THE SHORE WEAR T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT:

  1. Bay Ave & YMCA Complex’s in Toms River

SHORT SLEEVE: $20.00


Registration on Your Opening Day :

16/18 Saturday June 17                                                                      10/12/14U Friday June 23

 

Each team must drop off a copy of your roster and proof of your insurance.  You must bring this information and present it to us at the Registration Table located:

Wall Township

  On the Patio@ Harry Rash Field, Wall H.S.( by the Varsity Field Press Box)

Toms River

Under the Tents at N. Bay Ave & YMCA Complex’s

 

You must carry birth certificates with you at all times in the tournament that may be reviewed by tournament officials in case any question of age arises.

 

 Any team not ready to play their first game within 5 minutes after scheduled start time will forfeit the game.

 

EITHER PRIOR TO ARRIVAL OR AT REGISTRATION, PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH AN ACTIVE CELL PHONE NUMBER SO WE CAN CONTACT YOU IN THE EVENT OF ANY CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER.

 

KEY PHONE NUMBERS:

 

Greg Kapalko Tournament Coordinator: (cell) 732-881-2011

Matt Purpuro Toms River Tournament Director (cell) 732-581-5776

Aado K.  Tournament Director: (cell) 732-299-6159

Nora Bosmans Tournament Director: (cell) 732-403-6918

 


The 10U, 12U & 14U Official Seedings will be posted on

http://tomsrivergirlssoftball.org/

The 16U & 18U Offical Seedings will  be posted

 

 

Click Here for 16u Sunday Brackets

STRUCTURE

16U-18U

 Ump Fee : Two Man System $45 per Team Per Game.
One Man System $30 per Team Per Game.

Tournament will pay Umpires in Sunday’s Championship Semi Final & Final Brackets.

4 game guarantee –   3 Games on Saturday, and 1 on Sunday

On Sunday : Single Elimination

Note: 16U & 18U are considered Advanced USA Softball Play – Metal Spikes are allowed.

NOTE: 16U & 18U Teams may be mixed together in Saturday Pool Play – but will be separated for Championship Play on Sunday

16U &18U Divisions will play Showcase Rules in POOL PLAY ONLY-  Teams may use unlimited defensive substitutions during Pool Play on Fri & Sat ONLY and bat up to 10 Players. This means that you may put the 9 or 10 girls that you want to hit in your lineup, then put the girls in the field that you want to play defense. Defensive players may be changed at any time. Any changes made to the batting order must be reported to the Umpire & opposing team. Umpires do not need to know the Defensive changes, nor the re-entries unless they are going back in the batting order.

 

SEEDING FOR 16/18 SUNDAY:

  1. Sunday Brackets are pre-seeded prior to the Tournament and are view-able on itournaments site.

10U 12U 14U

Ump Fee : One Man – $30 per team per game/ Two Men $45 per team per game
Tournament will pay Umpires in Sunday’s Championship Semi Final & Final Brackets.

 5 game guarantee –    2 Games each played on Friday Saturday, and 1 on Sunday

On Sunday Teams will be placed in Single Elimination Brackets

Teams will be seeded 1-8 For Championship “A” Bracket and Bottom 4 to “B” Bracket (or whatever amount of teams we have in each age group)for “B” Bracket –

Tournament reserves the right to add Teams to either Bracket when there are Pools with an Odd number of Teams.

SEEDING FOR SUNDAY:

  1. Total Points (3 points per win, 1 point per tie, 1 point for a shutout)
  2. Overall Won-Lost Record
  3. Head to Head
  4. Fewest Runs Allowed
  5. Runs Scored
  6. Blind Draw
  7. If inclement weather makes the number of games played by each team in the pool unequal, the Won-Lost record will be replaced by Winning Percentage and Fewest Runs Allowed and Most Runs Scored will be changed to Average Runs Allowed/Average Runs Scored Per Game.
  8. Even though Fields are assigned for Sunday Bracket Play – the Tournament Director has the authority to move some brackets around .

 

GAMES

  • Teams may consist of a maximum of 15 players.
  • Guest Players are permitted as long as they are Age Eligible
  • Teams must present a roster of all team members, listing names, age, and uniform number to the tournament director.
  • Teams must have proof of age available for each player.
  • Insurance coverage is the responsibility of each team and must be submitted prior to playing the first game.
  • NO SMOKING is permitted in the playing field areas.
  • Game Length:
  • Pool Play – No inning will start after 1 hour and 20 minutes or seven innings (whichever is reached first),  All Innings that are started WILL BE FINISHED. No Extra Inning Games in Pool Play. In Pool Play, Ties will count.

     On Sunday in Elimination Play – No inning will start after 1 hour and 20 minutes, but if the game is tied at that time, we will play the ITB in whatever inning we are in.  Time limit may be waived starting in the semi-finals games. Only the Championship Games on Sunday, all games will be full seven innings – no time limit. Run Rules will still apply.

  • Non Metal Cleats must be used in 10U & 12U Play – Metal Cleats are permitted in 14U Play
  • All decisions to change time limits are the sole responsibility of the Tournament Director.
  • Stalling tactics will not be permitted and will be called at the Umpire’s or a Tournament Director’s discretion.

     If a team is charged with stalling in Pool or Elimination Play, the Penalty may be to either Finish the Inning or Revert to the score of the to the Previous Inning.

  • All teams are required to be flexible in the case of inclement weather. The Tournament Director will make all decisions regarding allotted game time.
  • In the event that a Pool Game is stopped by Rain or Lightning – Clock will continue to run – no matter whet inning the game is in – if the game does not Re-start the Score at the Time will be the FINAL OFFICIAL SCORE – Score does NOT Revert – Ties Count
  • In the event that a Sunday Elimination Game is stopped by Rain or Lightning – Clock will stop and re-start with at Least 30 Min. on the Clock – if it’s a new inning – ITB will be in effect – and Game will be played till we have a Winner.
  • Home team in the Round Robin Games will be determined by a coin flip prior to the start of the game by the umpire. Choice of Home team to higher seed on Sunday.
  • Home team keeps the official scorebook.
  • All teams must present lineups to the umpire and opposing coach prior to the game.
  • The umpire has the official and final say on all scorebook disputes.
  • Softball for each game will be provided by the Tournament Director and given to the umpire. Teams will be responsible to supply back-up balls for each game.
  • No infield practice prior to any game. Warm up may be done on grass only.
  • Managers are expected to control themselves, their coaches, players, parents and spectators. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the game, ejection from the game, or ejection from multiple games of the tournament.

*  Refund Policy- Once your check is accepted there will be NO REFUND if your Team drops Out unless we can replace you.

    In the Event of The Tournament is completely Rained Out ( NO Games Played) Your Team will receive a $200 Refund. Once the Tournament Starts – NO REFUNDS –

 We recommend after each game, of the Winning Coach to Double Check the Umpire’s scorecard after the game.

If the Umpire posts the score with the wrong team winning, that score will stand. It has happened !

It is the responsibility of the Winning Coach call the scores to:

Toms River TD – Nora Bosmans (732-403-6918) in 16/18U Division or

Toms River TD -Matt Purpuro (732-581-5776) in 10 -12 & 14U Divisions

 15 Minutes after your game ends.

  If you fail to do so then – whatever we have will stand!!!!!!!!!!

Awards:

“A” Bracket Championship Teams will receive Team Plaque & Individual Player T-Shirts
“A”
2nd place Teams will receive a Team Plaque & T Shirts

 “B” Bracket Championship Teams will receive Medals
                         

Umpires:

  • Pool Play: One or Two umpires
  • Early Elimination Rounds: One or Two umpires
  • Finals: Two umpires
  • Tournament reserves the right to change the number of umpires in any game.
  • Teams will pay the Umpires $30 per team if 1 Man – or $45 per Team 2 Man at the Coin Toss – up till the Championship Bracket Semi-Finals on Sunday “A” Bracket and Championship Games –
  • “B” Bracket Teams will pay Ump Fees in ALL Sunday “B” Bracket Games.
  • Tournament will pay all Ump Fees in Semi-Finals & Finals in all “A” Division Age Groups Sunday.

 

FOR TEAM TO INITIATE A PROTEST TO THE TOURNAMENT STAFF, THEY MUST:

 

  • Present $100 cash at time of protest.
  • If protest is upheld, $100 will be refunded.
  • If protest is denied, $100 is forfeited for delay of game penalty.
  • If protest occurs and delays a pool play game so that 3 innings are not completed in the allotted time, and if the protest is not upheld, the game will be forfeited by to the protesting team.
  • The umpire-in-chief along with the tournament director makes the final rulings, and there is no other course for appeal.
  • THERE WILL BE NO PROTESTS ACCEPTED IN  MATTERS INVOLVING SOLELY OFFICIAL’S JUDGEMENT.  Only decisions involving misapplication or misinterpretation of a rule may be protested.

 

 

Rules

  • Courtesy runners may be used for the pitcher and catcher at any time.

If a Team has no substitutes the Last Out may be used as Courtesy Runners.

THE MERCY RULE IS:

  • 12 runs after three innings
  • 10 runs after four innings
  • 8 runs after five innings

 

PITCHING DISTANCE IS 40 FEET for 12U

PITCHING DISTANCE IS 43 FEET for 14U,16U &18U

 

  • Extra hitter (EH) and DP/Flex  may be used for a maximum of 10 hitters in the batting order on Sunday. No Exceptions

 

Note: If both Teams agree- you may bat as many as you choose in Pool Games Only.

  • EH may play the field at any time.

10 & Under Division
**Additional Rules**

 

*USA Softball rules plus enclosed tournament rules apply in addition to or including the following:

1. Stealing is allowed. Players may leave on the release of the ball by the Pitcher.  Unlimited stealing of any base is allowed. There will be no limit in the amount of bases that can be stolen.

*On a walk, the batter may NOT advance to 2nd base, otherwise known as the continuation play……..a walked batter may only go to 1B!

2.Teams may play 4 outfielders in 10u games only! ……they must remain in the outfield (grass) until the ball is hit. No short-fielder is allowed. Girls must play LF, LCF, RCF & RF. (8 players minimum to play)

3.Games are 6 innings………..On Friday & Saturday, no new inning may start at or after 80 minutes…..once at the 80 minute point: if the Home team is ahead or goes ahead at or after 80 mins., the game is over……if the Visiting team is ahead or if the game is tied, the inning will be completed….once the inning is completed, the game is over………ties are possible in Saturday games….on Sunday, all playoff games must have a winner…….if a game ends tied, the Int’l Tie-Breaker rule will be used…FINALS GAMES ONLY will be played out to either 6 full innings or mercy rule. Sunday games, except Finals, will be no new inning may start at or after 80 minutes!  Once at the 80 minute point on Sunday: if the Home team is ahead or goes ahead at or after 80 mins., the game is over……if the Visiting team is ahead or if the game is tied, the inning will be completed….once the inning is completed, the game is over.

4.Teams may bat the entire Roster if they choose in Pool Play Friday & Saturday…….with 10 defensive players, Extra Hitters will be considered EH’s …….the EH is considered a position and players may switch positions freely on defense. example: if one starting EH is batting 3rd in the batting order and the coach wants to put her into Left Field, she will still be batting 3rd in the lineup, and the starting left fielder now becomes the EH and still bats in her position. The DP/Flex may be used the entire Tournament.

5.Fri & Sat Games: There are a maximum of 5 runs allowed per inning……..except for the 6th inning and beyond…..these are considered “open innings”(unlimited scoring).

6.Pitching distance is 35 feet……….. 11-inch balls will be used

7.No dropped 3rd strike rule……….if the catcher drops a 3rd strike, the batter may NOT  advance to 1B!

8. NO INFIELD FLY RULE……..runners advance at their own risk!

9.Bunting, Drag Bunting and Slap Hitting are allowed………Fake Slap-bunting (Showing Slap or Drag Bunt, running up and swinging away to draw the Infielders in) is NOT allowed!! (Effect: batter is out and all runners return)

10. Mercy Rules are always in effect:

*12 runs after 3 innings          *10 runs after 4 innings*            8 runs after 5 innings

 

*Sunday Bracket Games

A.Teams may only Bat 11 Players in Sunday Bracket Play…….with 10 defensive players, Extra Hitter will be considered EH’s …….the EH is considered a position and players may switch positions freely on defense. example: if one starting EH is batting 3rd in the batting order and the coach wants to put her into Left Field, she will still be batting 3rd in the lineup, and the starting left fielder now becomes the EH and still bats in her position.

The DP/Flex may be used the entire Tournament.

B.No run-rule per inning is in effect!  Unlimited scoring in all games on Sunday in all innings!

C. If a game goes to the 7th inning or beyond, the International Tie-Breaker rule will be used if time permits(Last batted out is placed at 2nd base). On Sunday, if the game is tied after the completion of the last inning is reached(the inning that is completed once 80 mins. is reached), the game will go to Int’l tie-breaker. (Batter scheduled to bat last that inning starts is placed at 2nd base as a runner to start the inning)

D.Mercy Rules are always in effect:

*12 runs after 3 innings          *10 runs after 4 innings*            8 runs after 5 innings

 

 

 

ALL OTHER OFFICIAL USA Softball RULES WILL APPLY TO ALL FLIGHTS

 

 

 

TOMS RIVER Police:

Toms River Police Dept—732-349-0150

TOMS RIVER Hospital:

Communtiy Medical Center
99 Rt. 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
732-557-8000