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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 /

    NAFA World Series Open finds all five teams in contention for a championship

    Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

    FIFE, Wash. – The Seattle Invitational / NAFA Open World Series finishes Sunday with the Open division underway.

    The first playoff game has MiraLomas, the #5 seed at 1-2 facing off with Portland #4 1-2. Then the winner plays #1 Cal State at 10:45, with the winner advancing to the championship at 12:30.

    The second playoff finds #3 seeded Fleetwood 2-1 vs #2 J & B painting 2-1, with the winner going to the championship.

    Koster KO’s Brewers in Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Saturday, August 1st, 2015

    FIFE, Wash. – The Seattle Invitational / NAFA Open World Series men’s fastpitch tournament at Dacca Park opened Friday night with Ryan Banner pitching a 9-0 shutout for Clean’s over the Northwest Naturals, with Alan Kiernan taking the loss for the Naturals.


    K-Club 10
    Interbay Door 5
    Winning Pitcher Rick Kolda, close by Shane Alder
    Losing Pitcher Al Wells.

    Cal State Builders 4
    CR Brewers 2
    Winning pitcher Shawn Koster
    Losing Pitcher Rich Haldane, relief from Jorge Segura

    55th Annual Seattle Invitational at Fife

    Ryan Daly, Tournament Director

    Benjie Hedgecock
    NAFA Executive Director
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    Big K-Club comeback claims Seattle Invitational

    Sunday, August 4th, 2013

    k-club.1web K-Club won four games on Sunday, July 28 to claim the 53rd Annual Seattle Invitational Men’s Fastpitch tournament. Photo courtesy of K-Club.

    SEATTLE, WASH. – The Seattle Invitational Tournament has a long and distinguished list of champions since its launch in 1963. In those 53 years, elite teams like Seattle’s Pay ‘N Pak and Peterbuilt, along with Payless of Victoria, BC, and Larry Miller Toyota of Salt Lake City have claimed the championship.

    And now K-Club of Bremerton, Wash. can add its name along side the prominent ball clubs who have won this prestigious west coast tournament.

    K-Club, with a lineup of talent from throughout the Northwest, won the 2013 11-team tournament by defeating the Portland Brewers 7-6 at Dacca Park in Fife, July 28.

    “This is an indescribable feeling, I still can’t believe it,” said K-Club manager and player Mike Kolda. “This team has put in a lot of hard work and come a long way since our birth. We’ve suffered some tough championship game losses. To break through for our first win at such a quality event is better than anything I could have dreamed of for this program.”

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    Mike Trotter plays with passion

    Saturday, July 6th, 2013

    Mike Trotter of the Southern Oregon Bandits, shows his form while pitching for CR Adidas in the 2004 ASA Class A National Tournament.
    Photo By BOB OTTO

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    EAGLE POINT, OR – Mike Trotter’s not sure how he’ll feel in his final game when he throws his final pitch and steps off the pitching rubber for the final time. But he does know the time has come to finally say goodbye.

    At the end of the season, Trotter will leave fastpitch softball after a 63-year career that began in 1947. And above all else there’s one thing he’d like to be remembered for.

    “I would like to be remembered for my passion for the sport,” said the 71-year-old, right-hander. “It’s what has kept me going.”

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    How they got started, and why they continue to play fastpitch softball

    Monday, October 22nd, 2012

    Rickey Kolda has worked hard to become a pitcher on the K-Club team based in the state of Washington.
    Contributed photo

    I thank God every day for letting me enjoy this game that I watched my dad playing, while I was growing up.” – Frank Hendrix III, Missoula, MT

    BELFAIR, WA – Most people can recall a time, a place, an instance when something memorable happened in their lives. For many of us who play fastpitch softball, we remember the time, the place, and the circumstance that got us started in this sport that has become such an important and special part of our recreational lives.

    Rickey Kolda of the K-Club men’s fastpitch team, asked a question on his Facebook page recently:

    “To all men’s fastpitch players: how did you get introduced to fastpitch and why do you continue to play the game?”

    The replies poured in manyfold. So I thought I would share those replies to Rickey’s question. Replies that bring back fond memories of how, why and when men young-and-old started playing the game we call fastpitch or fastball. And why they continue to play.

    Ricky Kolda:

    “I started like a lot of you by following my dad (Dan Kolda) from city to city watching him play fastpitch with my brother, and playing catch or throwing a tennis ball against the dugouts. I wasn’t introduced to the “other” softball game until I was 17. The main reason that I play is for the competition, the fast pace of the game, and the pitcher versus batter duels. It’s also pretty cool seeing my summer weekend family at different ballparks across Washington and Oregon.” (Rickey, Michael and their dad, Dan Kolda, started the K-Club team based in Washington.)

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    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.


      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


    For more information contact:
    Ryan Daly
    Tele: 425-445-6028

    Seattle (men’s fastpitch) Invitational Returns to Fife

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

    By Jeremy Helling / Tacoma Weekly

    The RiverDogs from Boise, Idaho and their pitcher, Shane Alder, will try to bring home a championship in the 52nd Annual Seattle Invitational Tournament.

    FIFE, WA – For the second straight year, men’s fastpitch teams from around the Northwest, Northern California and British Columbia will be converging on Fife (near Tacoma) for the 52nd annual Seattle Invitational, which this year will become the longest continuously running men’s fastpitch tournament in the nation.

    The tournament, which will take place at Dacca Park on July 21-22, will feature 12 to 14 teams from around the region in a round-robin format on July 21. Each team is guaranteed at least five games, and it will switch to a single-elimination format on July 22 to determine the champion.

    The legendary Jimmy Moore, an International Softball Congress Hall of Fame member, will be honored during tournament ceremonies.

    “We have probably the most diverse group we’ve had since 2000,” said Tournament Director Charlie Bendock, adding that last year’s champions, the Cal-State Builders from San Mateo, Calif., return and should be the favorites. “It’s a very good representation, and there are some very strong teams.”

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