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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”

    CR BREWERS KNOCK OFF TOPEKA TOROS TWICE TO CLAIM NAFA WORLD SERIES, AA-MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP

    Friday, August 7th, 2015
    Josh Johnson of El Paso, Texas, was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major Division after helping the CR Brewers defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the title.

    Josh Johnson of El Paso, Texas, was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major Division after helping the CR Brewers defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the title.

    WARSAW, Ind. – The CR Brewers battled through the loser’s bracket to defeat the Topeka Toros twice to claim the 2015 NAFA World Series, AA-Major championship, Friday.

    The Brewers came into the World Series as defending champions, having won the title in the Quad Cities in 2014.

    The Portland ball club began the day with a 1-0 victory over the Cal State Builders, followed by a 6-3 win over the Bruno Merchants. That set up the first meeting with the undefeated Toros who finished round robin play 4-0 to grasp the No. 1 seed.

    But the Brewers proved the stronger team on the day, twice knocking off the Kansas club, 4-2 and 2-1, to come away with the championship.

    Rob Schweyer got the win in the “if necessary” game with relief help from Josh Johnson, who was selected the AA-Major Most Valuable Player, while his teammate Jorge Segura earned Most Valuable Pitcher honors.

    ALL-WORLD TEAM

  • Brewers: Ryan Daly, Rob Schweyer and Nick Green
  • Pepperjacks: Rob Doiran
  • Cal State Builders: Shawn Koster and Kyle Sherwood
  • Bruno Merchants: Lewis Weldon, Justin Dauvin and Matt Hillier
  • Topeka Toros: Matt Chambers, Carlos Ucero, Matt Thornton and Rick Manson
  • 55th Annual Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

    FIFE, Wash. – One of the best men’s fastpitch softball tournaments will unveil July 31-Aug.1 at Dacca Park in Fife, Washington.

    For those planning on watching some great fastpitch action in both the Open and Recreation divisions, please see the attached information to make your fan experience all the more enjoyable.

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    55th Seattle Invitational at Dacca Park in Fife, Washington

    Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

    Shane Alder RiverDogs.315web Huge cash prize money offered in NAFA Open World Series. Don’t miss out, enter now. Photo By BOB OTTO

    2015 Seattle Invitational

  • Location: Fife, WA (Dacca Park)
  • Dates: July 31 – Aug. 2
  • Entry fee: $400 ($300 before May 1st)
  • Divisions:
    (1) NAFA “OPEN” WORLD SERIES ($4,000 cash prize money!)
    (2) Recreational: ASA B/C or NAFA A-AA
  • Big Addition: The “upper division is now the NAFA *OPEN* WORLD SERIES with a prize purse of $4,000!

    The “lower division” which is Recreational- will offer the champion a paid entry / reimbursement to a 2015 national or international tournament- ASA, NAFA, ISC or other.

  • Lodging Accommodations: Check www.seattleinvite.com; room rates will be posted shortly for the Emerald Queen Resort & Casino and other local hotels- we are negotiating better rates right now. (2014 was $99 at the Emerald Queen). I expect them to be available by March 1st.
  • *This event would not be possible with out the assistance of the ASA, NAFA, and most importantly the enormous financial contributions of the Fife Lodging Tax Advisory Commission.

    Looking forward to a great 2015 season!
    Ryan Daly
    Tournament Administrator
    425.445.6028
    rdaly24@gmail.com

    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

    54th Annual Seattle Invitational returns to Fife, Wash.

    Monday, May 5th, 2014

    Lief.Haldane.Sooke.1web Fastpitch fans can expect to see top-level pitching in the Seattle Invitational. Photo By BOB OTTO

    FIFE, Wash. – The 2014 54th Annual Seattle Invitational returns stronger than ever with 11 teams currently entered including several Upper Division ball clubs:

  • California A’s
  • Sooke Loggers (Canada)
  • Cal-State Builders (Calif)
  • Portland Brewers
  • K-Club (defending champions) (Wash)
  • Rat City (state unknown)
  • Victoria Thunder (Canada).
  • Lower Division teams include Interbay Door, Cleon’s Auto, JRW & Associates, and the Richmond Stealers.

    The Tournament runs July 25-27 with games played at Dacca Park in Fife.

    For complete information, contact tournament director Ryan Daly, and visit the Seattle Invitational website.

    And see Tournament Flier 2014_Seattle_Invite_Flyer.

    Ryan Daly can be reached at:
    425-445-6028
    Rdaly24@gmail.com

    Strong field competing in 53rd annual Seattle Invitational

    Friday, July 19th, 2013

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    FIFE, Wash. – The 53rd Annual Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament takes place July 26-28 at Dacca Park in Fife.

    The tournament includes 12 teams competing in a round-robin format, with all teams advancing to the Championship Round on Sunday. Team’s not receiving a bye, who lose their first game Sunday, will advance to the Consolation Bracket.

    As in the past, the run rule will be in effect: 15 runs after three innings, 12 after four innings, and 7 after five innings.

    A strong reminder about bats: Using bats on the ASA Non Approved Bat List in the tournament WILL NOT be allowed. To obtain a copy of the ASA Non Approved Bat List go to www.softball.org

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    “I have so advised the Seattle Metro Softball Umpires Association (SMSUA),” said Tournament Director Ryan Daly. “If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. It should be a great weekend of fastpitch softball! Good Luck to all teams.”

    PLEASE BE ADVISED

  • Managers Meeting: Friday, 9pm at “The Right Spot” (I may buy a pitcher or 2 for ya!)
  • Beer Garden will be open Saturday and Sunday- Your support through donations is greatly appreciated!
  • Seattle Invite T-shirts will be for sale!
  • Forecast is perfect: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the 72-76 degree range, with a chance of BEER showers.
  • THE 12 TEAMS COMPETING FOR THE 53RD SEATTLE INVITE CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Regal Homes – Everett, Wash.
  • Interbay Door – Seattle, Wash.
  • Lacey A’s – Lacey, Wash.
  • Cleon’s Auto – Tacoma, Wash.
  • K-Club – Bremerton, Wash.
  • JRW & Associates – Yakima, Wash.
  • Spokane Souvenir – Spokane, Wash.
  • Team Ivory Headwear– Portland, Ore.
  • Portland Brewers- Portland, Ore.
  • Shalcam Construction – Abbotsford, BC
  • Dukes – Vancouver, BC
  • Richmond Stealers – Richmond, BC
  • See list of past champions from 1961 to 2012

    TOURNAMENT GAME SCHEDULE
    Seattle Invite Schedule

    Please keep checking 2013 Seattle Invitational website for tournament updates.

    Thank You,
    Ryan Daly
    Tournament Director
    rdaly24@gmail.com

    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