Let's get these few important ones out of the way first: (as I know these are the first questions you'll ask, lol!)
Complex Location- All games will be played at Frank Brown Complex 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Tournament Format- 4 Game Guarantee: 1 Play-In Game and then a seeded double elimination championship bracket
, with a consolation bracket for teams that go 0-2 in bracket pay
Draft Rules: Females, Pitchers, Infielders, Outfielders and C/AH will be split up and drafted as evenly as possible across entire draft board in a draft format.
Bat List - All Current ASA and USSSA Bats will be allowed!
Balls - Men MUST hit 12" Classic M Balls w/Spiderz Stamp on it and Women will have OPTION to hit 11" or 12" Classic M Balls w/Spiderz Stamp on it.
5 men's balls and 2 women's balls will be supplied to each team before the tournament starts. If you lose all of your balls, or just need more, they will be available for purchase at the Spiderz Tent
Home Run Limit - Five (5) Home Runs/Game. All Home Runs over the limit will be considered a Dead Ball Out. Female Home Runs DO COUNT towards total. Hit and Sit, no need to run them out.
Lineup - Each team will be supplied with a 2-Team Scorebook. A lineup must be presented to the opposing team at the beginning of each game. Each team MUST bat all players. However only (10) will take the field. 1 Female MUST play a defensive position on the field at all times.
No player may sit out from playing a defensive position more than 7 innings for every 14 innings played unless player should so choose to. Each team will need to monitor this as a whole. Please be respectful and fair to your teammates that also came to play.
If a player "No Call/No Shows" to a game, the team can elect to have that player immediately removed from the roster and no longer eligible to win any prizes, or participate in any future Spiderz Mega Draft events.
If a player is "running late", and team agrees to add him/her to the lineup....every time that person comes to bat, and they're not there, that spot will be an out (EACH TIME). If the team starts the game without that person in the lineup, and he/she arrives BEFORE they have batted through the lineup, that player must be added to the end. If the player shows up AFTER they have batted through the lineup, that player is no longer eligible to play in that game, and cannot substitute for another player.
Pinch Runners - 1 per inning per team (NOT per sex). Runner can be anyone on the team (however if that runner comes up to bat in the lineup before he/she scores or gets out, that runners spot in the lineup will be an automatic out and NO OFFENSIVE EJECTION) . NOTE: A pinch runner may be used twice in the same inning if the person needing the runner gets on again (the pinch runner must also be the same runner used earlier that inning).
Run Rules - 20 runs After 3 innings, 15 runs after 4 innings, 10 runs after 5 innings
Time Limit - Games will be scheduled every 70 minutes. No new inning may start after 60 minutes . Time starts after coin flip! Hustle in and Hustle Out!
Pitching - 4'-10' height limit, jukes/faking ok, all pitchers MUST wear a mask - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Co-Ed Rules: Females can play anywhere on the field. No outfield co-ed line will be used. If a male is walked and a female is on deck, the male gets 2nd base (must run it out) and the female has the option to hit or take 1st base. Females CANNOT be thrown out at 1st base from an outfield position (or an assist from an OF position)
Roster Additions: NO additions will be made to any roster unless tournament director adds them. In the event a player drops before the tournament, the tournament director will fill the empty roster spot with someone who is on the official waiting list. If a player drops during tournament, that team will play less 1 payer.
Injury: In the event a player is injured during the game and cannot continue, that spot in the lineup will be an automatic out the 1st time that spot returns to an AB, then skipped each AB thereafter. If injured player cannot play the next game, the team must play with only 11. If 2 people are injured, the team must play with 10. If a team drops to less then 10, Tournament Director will assign a "House Sub" (some one who has not played on a team yet) if available.
Awards/Prizes: If you or your team wins an award/prize, you must be on the current roster to claim. If you no showed at any point, you'll be removed from the roster and forfeit any award/prize.
Weather: Tournament director reserves all rights to modify any game to a 1-pitch, or eliminate play-in games in the event of time constraints due to Weather.
In the event of bad weather or acts of god that are out of our hands that force a tournament cancellation, no refunds will be given as each player will have received a uniform package with a retail value of $239. In addition, if tournament cancellation is announced between the tournament start and just before the finish of play in games, we will host a drawing which will include all players in the tournament and randomly choose names to distribute all prize packages. Once play-in games are completed, tournament director reserves all rights to decide prize distribution in the event of tournament cancellation.
Tournament director reserves all rights to modify any of the prize packages if expected registration numbers are not met.
Tournament director reserves all rights to modify Uniform packages as see fit.
Umpires and Balls will be provided.
We do kindly ask for your help in returning Home Run and Foul Balls back into play.