Plan now for Seventh Annual Las Vegas Road Trip men’s fastpitch tournament

Written by Bob on November 21st, 2013

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By ROBERT HERNANDEZ
NAFA Pacific Coast Vice President
SCIFL President

ANAHEIM, CALIF – NAFA and the Southern California Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) are pleased to announce the seventh edition of the Las Vegas Road Trip fastpitch tournament.

The date of this tournament will be April 11-13, 2014. The championship games will be scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, with “IF” games immediately following if necessary. Teams flying out on Sunday should make their plans for late departure times in the event the brackets are running late.

This will be a NAFA sanctioned event with the participating teams separated in the following divisions:

  • A
  • A-Major/AA (depending on amount of teams)
  • AA/AA-Major (depending on the amount of teams)
    • PITCHERS, NUMBERS AND FRIDAY START

    The splits in the higher classifications will be based on the amount of teams that enter. The NAFA pitcher’s list will be used to monitor pitchers in the tournament as well as the team’s current classification. No Open class pitchers are allowed to pitch in this tournament. Confirmation into the tournament will be based on the entry fee and roster being received.

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    The Las Vegas Road Trip VII will feature good pitching and good teams competing from across the country in this three-day annual event that kicks off the fastpitch season for many teams. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Last year we had 34 teams competing and the schedule was very tough on the first day. As a result and with the amount of teams that have contacted me during the year, the tournament will be scheduled with games being played on Friday. Please do not delay in getting back to me if your team will be entering into the event, money is due starting January 10th and will confirm your entry.

    Once the tournament is full, teams providing their entry fee will be placed on a waiting list and entered if any teams drop out. We currently have seven fields reserved for the event.

      THREE-DAY TEAMS HAVE PRIORITY

    When you inform me that your team will be playing you will also need to let me know if your team can play all three days. Teams that can play all three days will be placed on the priority list.

    Teams that say they can only play on Saturday and Sunday will be placed on the secondary list. The last two years the players have complained about the long day (four-plus games) on Saturday as it is the first tournament of the year for the majority of teams.

      NAFA ENTRY FEE AND HOTEL DISCOUNT

    The entry fee for the tournament is $410 and the NAFA 3-game guarantee bracket will be used for all divisions. It is open to all fastpitch teams and if your team has not yet paid their NAFA registration fee, there will be an additional $20 fee which will be forwarded to your State Director.

    With a minimum of eight (8) teams in a division, the winner will have their 2014 NAFA World Series entry fee paid for the division they played in. Also, to help keep tournament costs down, if your team books at least five (5) rooms and stays at our host hotel you will receive $25 back on your entry fee.

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        GREAT RATES AT ARIZONA CHARLIE’S

      For the seventh year, our host hotel will once again be Arizona Charlie’s Boulder.

      We have secured a rate of $46 per night for Friday and Saturday and $29 for Thursday and Sunday night if you book directly with the hotel using their 800 number.

      Arizona Charlies Boulder offers a casino, buffet and sit down dining along with live music in the casino bar/lounge. Please help the tournament by booking with Arizona Charlies by using their 800 number to receive the special rate.

      The number is 800-362-4040 and the reference code is C-SCIFL or mention So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League. Rooms booked any other way (Priceline, Expida, etc) cannot be confirmed through the hotel and are not used toward our count.

      If you need to book more than three (3) rooms on the same credit card, please contact Kathy Brennan at 702-951-5942 in the group sales department and she will be more than happy to assist you. Also, if the 800 does does not say they have the SCIFL listing, please call Kathy to book your room If she is not there, leave a message and she will get back to you.

        CHECK OUT SCIFL WEBSITE

      Information regarding the event, game results and player statistics will be posted on www.scifastpitch.com. This year’s tournament once again will be played at Sunset Park and Warm Springs Park, both are located with 1/4-mile of each other and are located by the Las Vegas International Airport.

      Game times will be available once the tournament is filled or by March 19th.

      Team interested in playing should contact Robert Hernandez at rmh323@roadrunner.com or 714-392-1387. All teams will need to submit a roster listing all their players with their entry fee and identifying their pitchers. Checks can be made out to “SCIFL” and forwarded to Robert Hernandez, P.O. Box 1891, Anaheim, CA 92815-1891.

      Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this tournament. I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

      Robert Hernandez
      NAFA Pacific Coast VP
      SCIFL President
      P.O. Box 1891
      Anaheim, CA 92815-1891
      rmh323@roadrunner.com
      714-392-1387

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