2018 War at the Shore Packet

  UPDATED June 13,2018
17th ANNUAL WAR AT THE SHORE

                                  16/18U June 16 & 17        10/12/14U June 22, 23 & 24
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Dear Manager,

          Welcome to the 2018 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 15 (16/18U) or Thursday, June 21 (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

Donovan Catholic Softball Complex
1388 Whitty Road
Toms River, NJ 08753

Toms River  Site Directors 16U and 18U

North Bay Complex – Nora Bosmans : 732-403-6918

YMCA Complex – Nick M. 732-997-9382

 

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 16                                                                      10/12/14U Friday June 22

 

Each team must drop off a copy of your Roster, USA Softball Registration and Proof of your Insurance.  You must bring this information and present it to us at the Registration Table located:

 

Toms River

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

 

 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

 16U Link:  http://www.itournamentbrackets.com/LMTournamentBrackets.aspx?BracketKey=11067

18U Link: http://www.itournamentbrackets.com/LMTournamentBrackets.aspx?BracketKey=11066

 

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 – $25 per team per game/ Two Men $45 per team per game
Tournament will pay Umpires in Sunday’s ‘A’ Championship Semi Final & Final Brackets.

Teams will be responsible for all Ump Fees in Sunday – ‘B’ Brackets.

 5 game guarantee –    3 Pool Games  played on Friday Saturday, and 2 games on Sunday
(Note: Due to many Schools being still open we have reduced the Friday Schedule – All Teams that lose their First Game on Sunday will receive a Consolation Game)

On Sunday Teams will be placed in Single Elimination Brackets – losers of the 1st Round Bracket game will receive a Consolation Game.

In Age Groups of 12 Teams or more,  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:

16U & 18U

“A” Bracket Championship Teams will receive Team Plaque and 15 Champion T- Shirts
“A”
2nd place Teams will receive a Team Plaque and 15 Finalist T- Shirts

 

10U/12U 14U

“A” Bracket Championship Teams will receive Team Trophy and 15 Individual Trophy’s
“A”
2nd place Teams will receive a Team Trophy and 15 Individual Trophy’s

 “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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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