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Canada and western United States competing for Seattle Invitational championships

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The 2017 Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament features 16 teams battling for championships at Fife, Wash., July 21-23. Courtesy Photo / Seattle Invitational

By RYAN DALY
Tournament Administrator

FIFE, Wash.The 57th Seattle Invitational Men’s Fast Pitch Tournament is ready to kickoff at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, with the championships scheduled for July 23.

The tournament has 16 teams spread over three divisions: NAFA A, NAFA A-major/AA, and NAFA OPEN.

The NAFA OPEN and NAFA A-major/AA will be pooled together with the top two teams from Pools A & B advancing to the open bracket. The bottom two teams will advance to the NAFA A-major/AA bracket.

POOL A

CR Bartel Farms, Vancouver, WA
Builder’s, Abbotsford, BC
Marlin’s, Fleetwood, BC
Lacey A’s, Lacey, WA

POOL B

Lomas, Vancouver, BC
Desperado, Missoula, MT
K-Club, Bremerton, WA
All-Star Automotive, Grass Valley, CA

  • The NAFA A Division (below) will be completely separate.
  • POOL C

    Expert Air Control, Rat City, USA
    Dukes, Coquitlam, BC
    Rockies, Cloverdale, BC
    Interbay Door, Seattle, WA

    POOL D

    Northwest Braves, Hermiston, OR
    Ladner Masters, Ladner, BC
    Oregon Cascades, Portland, OR
    Cleon’s Auto Repair, Spanaway, WA

  • Not only is there competition on the fields, but “The Invite’s” beer garden has been known to host Corn Hole, Washers, Beers-bee, and Beer-Bobbing showdowns between teams, fans and players as well.
    • 2017 Seattle Invite schedule and past champions

    2017 Seattle Invite Schedule
    Seattle Invite Champions
    NAFA Website

    2017 57th Annual Seattle Invitational Information

    Sunday, January 1st, 2017

    The kind of action you can expect at the SEATTLE INVITATIONAL. Kevin Schellenberger of the BC A’s leaps over New York Gremlins Ladisao Malarczuk to throw to first base for the double play during the the A’s 2-0 loss in 11 innings, Saturday. The Gremlins advanced into the ISC World Tournament’s loser’s bracket final against Hill United Chiefs, while the A’s are eliminated, but finish in third place. Photo By BOB OTTO

    FIFE, Wash. The Seattle Invitational is one of the longest running and most popular tournaments in the history of North American men’s fastpitch. A must-attend event. And look at the payout for the NAFA Open teams!

    “We are excited to announce the dates for the 57th Seattle Invitational! This is a great event and offers multiple divisions and a tremendous atmosphere- from the Beer Garden on Friday night to the Championship games on Sunday afternoon. Don’t Miss Out.” – Ryan Daly / Tournament Director

    THE SPECIFICS

  • 57th Seattle Invitational @ Fife
  • Men’s Fastpitch Tournament
  • July 21-23, 2017
  • Dacca Park- Fife, WA
  • Entry Fee: $400-USA, ($300 if paid by May 1st)
  • THREE NAFA DIVISIONS

  • NAFA “OPEN” World Series ($4,000 in Travel Money!)
  • NAFA “A” Western Championship
  • NAFA “AA” Western Championship
  • Click to continue reading “2017 57th Annual Seattle Invitational Information”

    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

    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 www.Seattleinvite.com for lodging information and Dacca Park location, and tournament format.

    Registration

  • Notify: Ryan Daly (Rdaly24@gmail.com) 425.445.6028
  • Pay: PayPal to Rdaly24@gmail.com
  • 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 / rdaly24@gmail.com

    NAFA / Seattle Invitational Tournament brackets released

    Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

    FIFE, Wash.The Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, now in its 55th year, will be played July 31-Aug. 1 at Dacca Park in Fife.

    Five teams will compete in the NAFA Open Division, including the CR Brewers, Calif. State Builders, J & B Painting, Meralomas, and Fleetwood Marlins. Cleon’s Auto will play a pool play game against Fleetwood to even out the schedule.

    Twelve teams, split in four pools of three teams each, comprise the Recreation Division.

    The tournament is being directed by Ryan Daly. He can be reached at 425-445-6028; or email at Rdaly(at)gmail.com

    2015 Seattle Invite Bracket55th Seattle Invitational

    2015 55th Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Saturday, November 1st, 2014
    Don't miss out on the fun and great competition at the 2015 55th Seattle Invitational Men's Fastpitch Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Don’t miss out on the fun and great competition at the 2015 55th Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament. Photo By BOB OTTO

    By RYAN DALY / Tournament Director

    The funding for the 55th Seattle Invitational @ Fife Men’s Fastpitch Tournament has been approved and granted by the City of Fife Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.

    “We are happy to invite you to this years tournament,” said Ryan Daly, tournament director, “and again in 2015 we will be offering both an Open and Lower Division of play.”

      TOURNAMENT DETAILS

    Date: July 31 to Aug. 2, 2015 (Games starting at 6:30pm on Friday)
    Location: Dacca Park- Fife WA
    Divisions, two: Nafa A-A Major & Nafa AA-Open
    Entry Fee: $400 per team ($100 discount if registered & paid by May 1st)
    Format: Three-game guarantee bracket
    Sanctioned: ASA/NAFA/ISC

      ADDITIONAL INFO:
  • Live scoring and updates
  • Awesome Beer Garden
  • Stats
  • Awards & prize packages
  • Prize money and travel money for Open Division
  • We will be finalizing our travel incentives and prize money over the next couple months and announcing after Jan. 1st. (increased from 2014)

      2014 CHAMPIONS
  • California A’s- Bakersfield, CA (Open Division)
  • Fleetwood Marlins- Surrey, BC (Lower Division)
  • For more information and to register, contact:

    Ryan Daly-Tournament Director
    425.445.6028 or Rdaly24@gmail.com
    Website: www.seattleinvite.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/SeattleInvitationalAtFife

    Long-running Seattle men’s fastpitch tournament returning in 2013

    Wednesday, October 17th, 2012


    Top pitching, outstanding hitters and clutch-play defense, the Seattle Invitational has it all. Don’t miss the 2013 tournament.

    SEATTLE, WA – The 53rd Annual Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, one of the most revered tournaments in North America will be back in 2013, with some expansion, says Tournament Director Ryan Daly.

    “The Seattle Invitational is the longest running tournament in the USA,” Daly said, “with champions including, Federal Old Line, Seafirst, Pay Less, Larry Miller Toyota, Peterbilt, and Pay N’ Pak. This tournament is greatly expanding with a generous grant from the City of Fife and looking to accommodate the elite teams in North America.”

    The Seattle Invitational will actually consist of two tournaments, with 12 teams in each tournament:

    (1) An ASA Class B through NAFA Class AA and below, WITH the ASA bat rule enforced.
    (2) An OPEN through NAFA AA Major and ASA Class A, WITH the ISF bat rule enforced.

      TOURNAMENT FACTS:

      Date: July 26-28th

      Where: Fife, WA (20 minutes from Seattle)

      Format: Four-game guarantee, round robin, then single elimination

      Facilities: Four ball diamonds with 250 foot fences

      Sanctioning: By the North American Fastpitch Association, (NAFA) and the Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

      Scorekeeping: Official Scorekeepers will be provided

      Awards: Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Pitcher, Most Homeruns, team trophies, Champions wind breakers, All-Star plaques

      Entry Fee: $300 if paid before July 1, and $350 afterwards

      Tournament Bonus: FREE beer garden – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    An article about the 2012 tournament: SEATTLE INVITATIONAL A DISPLAY OF GENERATIONS OF TALENT

    For more information contact:
    Ryan Daly
    Tele: 425-445-6028
    Email: Rdaly24@gmail.com