2016 War at the Shore Packet

  UPDATED June 13, 2016
14th ANNUAL WAR AT THE SHORE

                                                         16/18U June 18 & 19        10/12/14U June 24,25,26

 

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 18                                                                      10/12/14U Friday June 24

 

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

Chickie Clayton Tournament Director: (cell) 732-546-8252

 

 

 Offical Seedings will be Posted on the website about 9:00PM  on Saturday Evening.

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

http://tomsrivergirlssoftball.org/ website on the :

The 16U & 18U Offical Seedings will  be posted on www.wallsoftball.comwebsite on the War at the Shore Team List & Schedule page.

Don’t call us – go to the website for final conformation.
You must check the website again on or around 11:00PM on Saturday Night or Sunday, before going to your field – in case we need to make any corrections due to error.

Thank you.

 

STRUCTURE

16U-18U

 Ump Fee : Two Man System $45 per Team Per Game. Note: It is possible that their may only be 1 Ump in some Consolation Sunday Brackets – One Man Ump Fee $25 per team a game.
Tournament will pay Umpires in Sunday’s Championship Semi Final & Final Brackets.

5 game guarantee –   3 Games on Saturday, and 2 on Sunday

On Sunday Teams will be placed in 8 Team Consolation Style Brackets

All Teams will play a minimum of 2 Games

The Winners of 18U Gold 1 & 2 Will meet in a Championship Game 4:45 at N. Bay Field 1 in Toms River

The Winners of 16U Brackets 1 & 2 Will meet in a Championship Game 4:45 at Wall HS Varsity Field

All other teams follow the bracket s posted on the itournaments link

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

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. Teams will be ranked 1-4 in each Pool.
  2. Sunday Brackets are pre-set and are view-able on itournaments site.
  3. Ties will be broken via the following tiebreakers :
  4. Total Points (3 points per win, 1 point per tie, 1 point for a shutout)
  5. Overall Won-Lost Record
  6. Head to Head
  7. Fewest Runs Allowed
  8. Runs Scored
  9. Blind Draw
  10. 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.

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 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 1-16 (or whatever amount of teams we have in each age group)

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.
  • 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 is:
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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:

Wall Twp. 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: Championship Teams will receive Team Plaque & Individual Player T-Shirts

               2nd place Teams will receive a Team Plaque.

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 $25 per team if 1 Man – or $45 per Team 2 Man at the Coin Toss – up till the Championship Bracket Semi-Finals on Sunday
  • Tournament will pay all Ump Fees in Semi-Finals & Finals in all 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 35 FEET for 10U (11″ softballs will be used)

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**

 

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

1. Stealing is allowed.

 

*Baserunners may leave a base on release from pitchers hand and can be picked off.

 

*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!

 

  1. Teams may play 4 outfielders in 10u games only! ……they must remain in the outfield (grass) until the ball is hit. No shortfielder is allowed. Girls must play LF, LCF, RCF & RF. (9 players minimum to play)

 

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. Teams may play one (1) or two (2) “EHs”(Extra Hitters)……with 10 defensive players, teams may use an 11th and/or 12th player to bat only(EH)…….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.

 

 

  1. *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).

 

*Sunday Playoff GamesNo run-rule per inning is in effect!  Unlimited scoring in all games on Sunday in all innings!

 

 

  1. 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)

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

  1. Bunting is allowed………Slap-bunting is NOT allowed!! (Effect: batter is out and all runners return)

 

  1. Mercy Rules are always in effect:

*12 runs after 3 innings

*10 runs after 4 innings

*  8 runs after 5 innings

 

 

 

ALL OTHER OFFICIAL ASA RULES WILL APPLY TO ALL FLIGHTS

 


Medical

Walk-In Medical

Wall Family Medical                                                                             Sea Girt Medical

2130 Hwy 35                                                                                       235 Hwy 71

732-974-1980                                                                                                                                                                          732-223-4300

 

Pharmacy

 

Rite Aid  Drug                                                                                         Foodtown

2006 Hwy 35                                                                                       Rt. 35 & 18th Ave.

732-282-0719                                                                                     732-280-2336

 

Other

Jersey Shore Medical Center                                                               Wall Township Police

1945 Hwy 35 Neptune                                                                         732-449-4500

732-775-5500                                                                                                                                                                          911 for emergency

 

Belmar Police

732-681-1700

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