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56th Seattle Invitational At Fife, Washington

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

ScottLieph.1lr Some of fastpitch softball’s top pitchers, such as Scott Lieph, will be coming to Dacca Park in Fife, Wash. for the 56th Seattle Invitational tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

  • What: 56th Seattle Invitational Men’s fastpitch Tournament
  • When: July 22-24, 2016. *Register before May 1st and save $100!
  • Where: Dacca Park- Fife, WA
  • Entry Fee: $400-USA, ($300 if paid by May 1st)
  • Three Divisions

  • NAFA “OPEN” World Series ($4,000 in Travel Money!)
  • NAFA “A” Western Championship
  • NAFA “AA” Western Championship
  • Awards (per division)

  • 1st-3rd place trophies
  • Individual Player Awards, First Place

  • MVP- Player
  • MVP- Pitcher
  • (10) All-Tournament selections
  • $4,000 Cash- Travel Money (OPEN Div. only)
  • Beer Garden
    Free Beer Friday- players & coaches will receive tickets for complementary beers.
    21+ must show ID

    Visit for lodging information and Dacca Park location, and tournament format.


  • Notify: Ryan Daly ( 425.445.6028
  • Pay: PayPal to
  • Pay (option 2): by Check: C/O Ryan Daly S.I.T
    2716 NE 23rd Pl. Renton, WA 98056
  • Changes for 2016 Tournament

  • Bat Rule- if they don’t have the ASA stamp, we will be able to test them onsite (affected most Canadian teams).
  • Rules- Umpires were confused at times last year, we will be playing straight NAFA Championship Rules.
  • 2015 Champions
    NAFA OPEN: Cal-State Builders
    NAFA A-A major: Surrey Rebels

    Questions / Information
    Ryan Daly- Renton, WA
    Tournament Administrator
    425.445.6028 /

    First Annual NAFA Western Championships in Carson City

    Thursday, June 26th, 2014


    DAYTON, OR – The 1st annual NAFA Western Championships will be held at the Centennial Sport Complex in Carson City, Nev., July 5-6.

    The tournament is NAFA sanctioned and restricts pitchers to class A and A-Major, and must be pre-approved. The eight teams entered will play three pool play games on Saturday and then will be seeded for Sunday’s championship playoffs.

    POOL A:

  • Ramos Brothers, Calif.
  • NSB, Calif.
  • SR Hotshots, Nev.
  • Roseville Eagles, Calif.
  • POOL B:

  • Bay Area Merchants, Calif.
  • Holiday RV Free Agents
  • Demon Dawgs, Calif.
  • Black Sox, Calif.
  • Saturday games start at noon or 2 p.m. See tournament bracket: NAFA Western Championship

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    NAFA Western Championships in Carson City

    Thursday, May 8th, 2014


    DAYTON, Ore. – The North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) will hold the First Annual NAFA Western Championships at Centennial Park in Carson City, Nevada, July 4-6.

    The Western Championships will include competition in three divisions:

  • 8 AA / AA-Major teams
  • 24 A-Major
  • 48 A division
    • AWARDS

    Two motel rooms for three nights and a paid entry fee berth to the next NAFA World Series to each Division winner in the three separate Divisions.

      To CONFIRM, express interest, or decline entry into the tournament, contact

    Benjie Hedgecock
    NAFA Executive Director

    Boatnik Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Grants Pass Memorial Day Weekend

    Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
    Action during the 2012 Boatnik Days Men's Fastpitch Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Action during the 2012 Boatnik Days Men’s Fastpitch Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The 43rd Annual NAFA Boatnik Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Grants Pass, Oregon will he held Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26.

    The entry fee is $400 with a four-game guarantee.

    Ten teams are planning on playing and may need some players. A few teams still need pitchers as well. For those interested in joining a team for the tournament, text NAFA Executive Director Benjie Hedgecock at 503-559-5398 and he will get you on a team.

    Most of these teams listed ask that each player chip in $40 to play.

    The tournament can accomodate one or two more teams. Contact Hedgecock if interested.

    There are no Friday night games, and as an added treat, the Boatnik Tournament runs in conjunction with the Boatnik Carnival-Car Show-Boat Races that draws upwards of 30,000 fans.

    So besides fastpitch softball, the Memorial Day weekend is fun for everyone.

      2014 Boatnik Tournament Teams
  • Lakers (Mike Duffy)
  • Mock Ford young Guns (Brice/Morgan)
  • Tule Lake Aces (Russ Wedmore)
  • Big Country (Jim Carpenter)
  • CR Brewers (Roger Jones)
  • Holiday RV/SO Storm (Hix/Ray)
  • SO Bandits (McGowan)
  • Cleons (Mike is working on their roster now)
  • Oregon Masters (Hedgecock)
  • Rounders (Jake Leaire/Rob Fifield)