Plan now for 2017 Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament

Written by Bob on December 3rd, 2016

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By JESSE ORTIZ /
Tournament Director
President, So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL)

BURBANK, Calif. – The tenth edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” men’s fast pitch tournament dates has been confirmed.

The event will be held April 7-9, 2017 with the first round games starting Friday at noon, and the Championship games scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday; the “IF” games will immediately follow if necessary.

    PLAN EARLY AND LATE

Teams flying in and out should make plans to be ready to play early on Friday and late on Sunday in the event the brackets are running late.

While this tournament is a NAFA sanctioned event, it is run by SCIFL. Any questions regarding this tournament must go through the SCIFL Tournament Director Jesse Ortiz.

    NAFA DIVISIONS

Teams will be separated in the following divisions:

  • A
  • A-Major (depending on amount of teams)
  • AA/AA-Major (depending on the amount of teams)
  • The split in the higher classifications will be based on the amount of teams that enter.

    Beaumont Coyotes Richard Soriano beats the throw and slides safely into second base. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Beaumont Coyotes Richard Soriano beats the throw and slides safely into second base. Photo By BOB OTTO

      NAFA PITCHER’S LIST

    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 these three divisions. Confirmation into the tournament will be based on the entry fee and roster being received.

    The classification list posted on the NAFA web site site, to be released January 31, 2017 will be the list used to classify pitchers.

    There will be no appeals for pitchers after that date for this tournament.

      ENTRY FEE AND REGISTRATION

    The entry fee for the tournament is $440, if paid through the SCIFL website. Those who mail their check will receive a discounted price, $430. It is open to all fastpitch teams.

  • But it will be your responsibility to pay the Annual NAFA $30 Team Registration Fee directly to the NAFA sports office. You can pay the team registration fee online by clicking on this link Players Choice Sports https://playerschoicesports.teamsportsadmin.com/events.
  • THE NAFA 3-GAME GUARANTEE BRACKET will be used for all divisions. With a minimum of eight (8) teams in a division, the winner will have their 2017 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 at our host hotel on Friday and Saturday nights you will receive $25 back on your entry fee.

    PATRICIA'S WORK HORSE - Lumar Goss won his fourth game in leading Patricia's Mexican Restaurant of Long Beach to a 1-0 victory over the Beaumont Coyotes, Sunday, to claim the 2016 Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men's Fastpitch Tournament.  Photo By BOB OTTO / Sept. 4, 2016

    Lumar Goss of Patricia’s and Those Guys men’s fastpitch teams of Long Beach, Calif. Photo By BOB OTTO / Raymond Angulo Memorial Tournament

      CONTACT AND PLAYING INFO

    Teams interested in playing should contact Jesse Ortiz by email, as soon as possible, at scifastpitch@gmail.com or by cell at 661-510-8928 and inform him 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.

    No one will be given a “selected” game time as everyone is traveling to the event.

      MARK YOUR CALENDAR

    Collecting entry fees starts on January 2, 2017 and once it’s received you will be sent an email to 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.

    All teams will need to submit their entry fee along with their team’s roster listing all their players and identifying their pitchers to ensure teams are placed in their proper classification.

  • Checks can be made out to “SCIFL” and mailed to:
  • SCIFL
    PO Box 6572
    Burbank CA 91510

      ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER

    For the 10th year, the host hotel will once again be Arizona Charlie’s Boulder. The rate will be $50 per night for Friday and Saturday and $35 for Thursday and Sunday nights, if you book directly with the hotel. (Booking Information).

  • In order to receive this rate you must book by midnight of cut-off date March 23, 2017.
  • ARIZONA CHARLIE’S 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 Charlie’s to receive the special rate.

    Streamline right-fielder, Raul Fernandez makes a great effort diving for a low line drive, but came up just short of the catch. Fernandez, 59, and his teammates will be playing in the NAFA West World Series in Carson City, Nevada in a couple of weeks. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Right-fielder, Raul Fernandez of Streamline Fastpitch makes a great effort diving for a low line drive. Photo By BOB OTTO / Raymond Angulo Memorial Tournament

      MAKE RESERVATIONS THROUGH THE 800 NUMBER

    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, Expedia, etc…) cannot be confirmed through the hotel and are not used toward our count and you will not receive the team credit if you book five rooms or more.

    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 say’s they do not 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.

      SUNSET AND WARM SPRINGS PARKS

    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 ball parks are located with 1/4-mile of each other and are located by Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

    Game times will be available once the tournament is filled or two weeks after March 13, 2017, which is when we will start working on the schedule.

    This message is being sent to managers and players who have participated in the past at the Las Vegas Road Trip or expressed interest. If you do not wish to receive further updates, please reply to this email to be removed from the mailing list.

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

    Sincerely,

    Jesse Ortiz
    SCIFL President
    Tournament Director
    PO Box 6572
    Burbank CA 91510
    Email: scifastpitch@gmail.com
    Cell: 661-510-8928

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