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Plan now for 2019 LAS VEGAS ROAD TRIP XII men’s fastpitch softball tournament

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

By JESSE ORTIZ
SCIFL President

LAS VEGAS – The So. Calif. Independent Fastpitch League (SCIFL) and the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) are pleased to announce the twelfth edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” men’s fast pitch tournament.

The event will be held April 12-14, 2019 with the first round games starting Friday at noon, and the Championship games scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday.

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.

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 received.

The classification list posted on the NAFA web site on January 31, 2019 will be the list used to classify pitchers. There will be no appeals for pitchers after that date for this tournament.

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 2019 NAFA World Series entry fee paid for the division they played in.

HOW SWEET IT IS! The Budmen of So. Calif. greet Robert McCarrie with jubilation after he hit a two-run home run to give the Budmen a walk-off 10-9 victory over Wololok, Calif. in the A Division of the Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament, Saturday, at Sunset Park. Photo By BOB OTTO / 2017 Las Vegas Roadtrip

CONTACT AND PLAYING INFO

Teams interested in participating should contact Jesse Ortiz by email at scifastpitch (at) 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.

HOW IT WORKS / MAXIMUM TEAMS

We are accepting 34 teams in total, but it may change. Teams will be placed on a list as first come first serve basis. Once the tournament is full, additional teams will be added to the waiting list and if they pay their entry fee (in full) they will have an opportunity to participate if a team drops out or does not pay by the due date. If a team on the waiting list pays their entry fee and is not able to get in, their entry fee will be refunded.

This tournament has been filling up quickly within the past couple of years so I would suggest you contact Jesse as soon as possible if you want to be added to the team list.

ENTRY FEE AND REGISTRATION

The entry fee for the tournament is $475, which includes the $35 Annual NAFA Team Registration Fee. We will start collecting the entry fee beginning January 2, 2019 and once it’s received you will be sent an email to confirm your entry.

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.

*** You can pay online by visiting our website (www.sciffastpitch.com) and clicking on the “Pay Online” button on the left hand side column or by check. OR pay by check made out to “SCIFL” and mailed to:

SCIFL
PO Box 6572
Burbank CA 91510

DUE DATE

If money is not received by March 1, 2019, a team may lose their spot to a team on the waiting list who has paid their entry fee. This due date will provide teams on the waiting list sufficient time to make appropriate arrangements to participate, if they get in.

ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER

Please help keep the tournament cost down by booking with Arizona Charlie’s and receive the following special rate.

For the 12th year, the host hotel will once again be Arizona Charlie’s Boulder. The rate will be $60 per night for Friday and Saturday and $40 for Thursday and Sunday nights, if you book directly with the hotel using their 800 number.

  • In order to receive this rate you must book by midnight of cut-off date March 28, 2019.
  • Arizona Charlie’s Boulder offers a casino, buffet and sit down dining along with live music in the casino bar/lounge.

    MAKE RESERVATIONS THROUGH THE 800 NUMBER

    To make your reservations call 800-362-4040 and use the reference code C-SCIFL or mention So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League. 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.

    DONNIE ATKINSON rips into a pitch during Hector’s NAFA Selects 8-5 victory over Salt Lake City Page Brake in the Las Vegas Road Trip X men’s fastpitch tournament at Sunset Park, Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO

    SUNSET AND WARM SPRINGS PARKS

    Information regarding the event, game results and player statistics will be posted on the SCIFL website. This year’s tournament once again will be played at Sunset Park and Warm Springs Park; both are located within 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 and everyone has paid their entry fee or two weeks after March 17, 2019, which is when we will start working on the schedule.

    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
    (661) 510-8928

    2016 ISC World Tournament standings, all-world teams and MVP’s

    Saturday, August 27th, 2016
    BRANDON HORN helped the Toronto Gators win the 2016 70th ISC World Tournament and was selected a first-team, All-World infielder. Playing second base and batting No. 2 in the lineup, Horn had a .368 batting average (1-for-19), scored four times, with a double, triple and RBI. Photo By BOB OTTO

    BRANDON HORN helped the Toronto Gators win the 2016 70th ISC World Tournament and was selected a first-team, All-World infielder. Playing second base and batting No. 2 in the lineup, Horn had a .368 batting average (7-for-19), scored four times, with a double, triple and RBI. Photo By BOB OTTO

    MOLINE, IL – The Inernational Softball Congress World Tournament was held in Moline, IL, Aug. 13-20, with 36 teams competing for the coveted 70th championship.

    The Toronto Gators won the title in an exciting all-Canada final, in which Shane Boland belted a walk-off, three-run home run for a 6-3 victory over the three-time defending champion Hill United Chiefs.

    Check out the final standing and award winners at: 2016 ISC World Tournament

    NAFA Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
    The North American Fastpitch Association offers World Series tournaments for all caliber of players - from age 23-Under to Masters, 65-over. Visit www.nafafastpitch.com for information to register your team.

    The North American Fastpitch Association offers World Series tournaments for all caliber of players – from age 23-Under to Masters, 65-over. Visit www.nafafastpitch.com for information to register your team.

    DAYTON, OR – The North American Fastpitch Association announced that eight individuals – six players, one umpire and a coach / sponsor – will be inducted into the NAFA Hall of Fame at ceremonies held at various World Series during the 2016 season.

    2016 HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

    Umpire

  • Steve Komoroski, Wisc.
  • Coach / Sponsor

  • Doug Smith, New Jersey
  • Players

  • Kyle Goslee, Minn.
  • Chad Osterman, Minn.
  • Colin McKenzie, BC, Canada
  • Trevor Knight, Wash.
  • Duane Clarkson, Manitoba, Canada
  • Mario Pereira, Calif.
  • The 2016 NAFA World Series

  • Open World Series, Fife (Seattle), Wash., July 22-24
  • Boys Youth, Vassar, Mich., July 30-31
  • AA-Major, Quad Cities, IA/IL, Aug. 19-21
  • A-Major, Mankato / North Mankato, Minn., Aug. 11-14
  • Wood Bat Nationals Upper Midwest, Mankato / North Mankato, Aug. 12-14
  • Wood Bat Nationals Lower Midwest, Newton, KS, July 30-31
  • Wood Bat Nationals West, Albuquerque, NM, Aug. 27-28
  • A and AA Divsions, Mankato / North Mankato, Aug. 18-21
  • 23-Under, Mankato / North Mankato, Aug. 19-21
  • Masters East, Niagara Falls, NY, Aug. 26-28
  • Masters Midwest, Quad Cities, Sept. 9-11
  • Masters West, Carson City, NV, Sept. 16-18
  • NAFA CONTACT INFORMATION
    Benjie Hedgecock, Executive Director
    email: Nafafastpitch@gmail.com
    cell: 503-559-5398
    work: 503-864-4487
    fax: 503-864-3939
    P.O. Box 566
    Dayton, OR 97114

    Long ball and Cleary lead Canada over Guatemala in World Softball Championship

    Friday, June 26th, 2015

    SASKATOON – Steve Mullaley and Derek Mason belted home runs and Sean Cleary pitched a shutout in leading Canada over Guatemala , 6-0, in the opening game for both teams in the 14th ISF Men’s World Softball Championship in Saskatoon, Friday.

    Click to continue reading “Long ball and Cleary lead Canada over Guatemala in World Softball Championship”

    South Bend, Indiana awarded 2015 ISC World Tournament

    Friday, December 13th, 2013

    Abbott.Colin.98 ISCwt Fastpitch softball’s greatest teams and players will be thrilling fans at the 2015 ISC World Tournament in South Bend, Indiana. Photo By BOB OTTO

    FINDLAY, OHIO – The International Softball Congress is pleased to announce that South Bend, Indiana will be the host site for the 2015 ISC World Tournament.

    South Bend was awarded the 69th ISC World Tournament following the conclusion of negotiations between the ISC and city officials.

    “We’re very excited about bringing the ISC to South Bend,” said ISC Executive Director Larry Fisher. “This is a great sports town with a rich history and we are delighted to be playing the ISC World Tournament here.”

    “South Bend is quickly becoming a key destination for premier softball sporting events,” said South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “We’re honored the ISC chose to host their 2015 World Tournament here, and look forward to highlighting why we’re a top-notch location.”

    This will mark the first time that South Bend will host the ISC World Tournament, with several previous national and international events having been played at the Belleville Sports Complex, which features five diamonds, a full concession stand, bleachers, restrooms, and an operations building.

    “We are thrilled to be the host site for the 2015 International Softball Congress World Fastball Championship Tournament,” said Parks and Rec Executive Director Phil St. Clair. “The City of South Bend has had the opportunity to successfully host numerous national softball tournaments and we eagerly look forward to welcoming teams from around the world to our community.

    “The ISC brings out the very best in competition,” St. Clair continued, “and sports fans will truly get the opportunity to see the best softball players in the world play for the title of the ISC World Champion. We’re excited and can’t wait for the summer of 2015.”

    “Anytime we get the opportunity to add an international tournament and championship to our sports event resume it says a lot about our destination. We are grateful to partner with South Bend Parks to host this great ISC event,” said Rob DeCleene, Executive Director, South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    In addition to the ISC World Tournament, teams will also compete in the ISC II bracket as well as the 50+ Legends and U21 Youth divisions.

    The ISC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting men’s and youth fastpitch softball and is on the web at ISC Fastpitch

    For more information, contact
    Larry Fisher
    ISC Executive Director
    Findlay, Ohio
    lfisher838@ameritech.net

    Joe Todd
    ISC VP Communications
    Ingersoll, Ontario

    ftode739@rogers.com

    TV and web coverage available for ISF (men’s) World Softball Championship

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – 2013 will be the third time New Zealand has hosted the International Softball Federation Men’s World Championship (March -10). The championship was previously held in Hutt Valley in 1976 and Christchurch in 2004.

    A total of 127 national associations are affiliated to the International Softball Federation (ISF) and regional play-offs are held to determine the top 16 teams who will qualify for the 13th ISF World Championships in 2013. Visit ISF Softball

    In 2009 the World Championships were held in Canada where Australia beat New Zealand in the final to take out the World Championship title.

    For up to date news, scores, and live TV and web viewing of the 2013 World Championship, visit the following link: World Championship 2013