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ALL ASA RULES SHALL APPLY EXCEPT AS MODIFIED HEREIN
Player Registration: All players must register with a Government ID before taking the field. Players must register before the start of their division’s first elimination game to be eligible for the remainder of the tournament. A team manager/designated representative may request for a late player registration only to the Tournament Director before the start of games Saturday morning.
Game Time: Game Time will be considered as Forfeit Time. Both managers must be ready with a completed line-up sheet 10 minutes prior to game time for a coin toss when called by the umpire. Teams must have 9 players at game start time.
Home Team: The home team will be determined by a coin toss. The home team for the championship and IF games will be the team emerging from the winner's bracket.
Scorekeeper: The home team is the official scorekeeper. Scores should be confirmed at each half inning with the plate umpire. It is each manager’s responsibility to initial and confirm the umpire’s scorecard and that the correct winning team is indicated at the conclusion of every game. Upon leaving the field, the Umpire's scorecard becomes official.
All Games: Start with 1-1 count. No new inning after 50 minutes. No courtesy foul. ASA run rule is in effect.
Pool Play: A random draw of teams will place them into a 3 or 4 team pool. A coin flip will determine the home team for all games.
3 Team Pools - Teams will play each other once.
Seeding will then be based on the teams record in the following order:
2-0-0, 1-0-1, 1-1-0, 0-1-1, 0-0-2, 0-2-0 (wins-losses-ties).
In the event two or more teams are tied with the same record, a random draw will determine seeding.
4 Team Pools - First game winners will play each other for their 2nd game. First game losers will play each other for their 2nd game.
The 2-0 team gets the #1 seed from that pool, the 1-1 team that LOST the 2nd game gets the #2 seed, the 1-1 team that WON the 2nd game gets the #3 seed and the 0-2 team gets the #4 seed.
In the event of a tie in the any pool play game, a coin flip will determine the "winner" of that game.
Tie Games: Pool play games may end in a tie. For all other games, a ONE PITCH rule shall be applied:
■ The last batter of the previous inning shall be placed on 2nd base. Each batter gets ONE PITCH.
■ Foul ball: Caught or dropped = OUT
■ Strike: Swing or Called = OUT
■ Ball: Batter is awarded a walk
■ Batted Ball: Outcome of play
Player Line-ups: Teams must begin and finish with 9 players to avoid a forfeit. An out will be recorded every time the vacant 10th batting position has a turn to bat. If a 10th player arrives, the player must be immediately entered into the game. Any other player arriving after this shall be entered as substitute. Teams may bat up to 12 using 2 extra hitters. Indicate any EH on the line up sheet.
Bases: If there are two bags at first base, the ASA double bag rule is in effect.
ASA Run Rule:
■ 20 runs ahead after 3 innings or 2 ½ if the home team is ahead.
■ 15 runs ahead after 4 innings or 3 ½ if the home team is ahead.
■ 10 runs ahead after 5 innings or 4 ½ if the home team is ahead.
Home Runs: Anything over the limit will be an out. Does not have to be 1 for 1.
Open Division “A” - Four (4) over the fence home runs per game, per team.
Open Division “B” - Two (2) over the fence home runs per game, per team.
Open Division “C” and Masters - One (1) over the fence home run per game, per team.
Open Division “D” - Zero (0) over the fence home runs. It shall be an inning ending out.
NOTE: When a home run is hit, the batter and all runners must touch at least one base and immediately return to the dugout to speed up play.
Courtesy Runners: One (1) courtesy runner may be used per inning. Any player on the lineup sheet may be used. It is not considered a substitution.
If a courtesy runner is on base when their turn at bat comes, the at bat is recorded as an out. Substitutions or changing out runners to avoid the out may not be used, per ASA rules.
Illegal bats: Only ASA approved bats will be allowed for use. Umpires will be using the current ASA non-approved bat list for bat review. Any illegal bat discovered during game will be removed from play and returned at the end of the game and recorded on the line up sheet. If the same team is found to be using the bat in subsequent games, the team shall forfeit that game and be eliminated from the tournament. All play occurred while in use of illegal bat will follow ASA Rules. Any bat accused of being altered shall immediately be brought to the attention of the Tournament Director who shall confer with the UIC for further action if any is to be taken.
Uniforms: Each player must wear a “team jersey” which must be similar in color, style, and must have a player/roster number as described by ASA rules. No bandanas, non-uniform decorations or tied cloth is allowed on a player's head, neck or body. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the umpire.
All Exposed Jewelry and Loose Accessories Must Be Removed: This includes, but is not limited to, all exposed body and facial piercing, rings, necklaces (of any kind / style), bracelets, wrist watches, earrings, pagers, cell phones, tobacco tins, unsecured sunglasses atop of ball caps. Medical alert bracelets must be taped to body. Non-removable jewelry must be concealed with athletic tape or Band-Aid type of material. This is for player safety reasons in order to avoid being snagged, ripped out, injurying another player etc.
Open Team Eligibility/Player Ratings: Team rating calculated by adding the top 10 rated players
A Division - Individual Player rating 27 or less. Team Rating 270 or less.
B Division - No individual player rated over 19. Maximum team rating 185.
C Division - No individual player rated over 14. Maximum team rating 135.
D Division - No individual player rated over 10. Maximum team rating 95.
Masters - No individual player rated above 14. Maximum team rating 135. Must turn 50 anytime in 2017.
In addition, the NAGAAA 3 non-LGBT player limit per roster rule will be followed.
Teams/Players not NAGAAA registered will be entertained on a case-by case basis and managers must complete the roster filling in the full 27 question NAGAAA rating for each player. Contact the Tournament Director about eligibility issues prior to sending in your entry form. Teams not NAGAAA registered will be entertained on a case-by-case basis.
Protests – Ratings/Eligibility: Any rating or eligibility protests must be brought to the attention of the umpire prior to the last out of the game. A $200 protest fee shall be presented along with a protest form available from the field reps prior to the last out. Protests are allowed in pool play AND winners bracket games only. The Tournament Director, Field Representative and site UIC will make up the protest committee. Any concerns during double elimination loser bracket games should be brought to the attention of the Tournament Director, Field Representative or site UIC. Together, the three will make a final determination of player eligibility. Any decision will be based on the player or team’s current ability on the field, taking into account what is fair to all teams involved and the integrity of the tournament. Team scorebooks and notes are helpful in the decision. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated.
Ejections – ASA accordance: A player or coach removed from the game by the umpire, usually for an unsportsmanlike act or conduct. A flagrant act will require the player or coach to leave the field for the remainder of the game. A team may NOT continue to play shorthanded. If no substitutes are available, the game is a forfeit. If the umpire and/or designated tournament official(s) deems the unsportsmanlike act or conduct as malicious, the ENTIRE team will not be allowed to participate in the remainder of the tournament. All previous games played shall be legal; all games afterwards shall be forfeits. Let's have fun and be good sports!
Player Ejection Penalty: The player shall be removed from the current game only. Tournament officials reserve the right to suspend and/or disqualify any ejected player for futures games of the tournament if ejection is deemed to be threatening in nature to another player, umpire, spectator, tournament staff, park patron, animals or morally offensive.
Tournament Integrity: The competitive integrity of all tournament play is paramount. All participants must adhere to the spirit and letter of the rules. The Sin City Shootout Sports Festival reserves the right to remove participants for any action that is deemed illegal, harassment, threatening, unethical and/or detrimental to the success of the event, or constitutes cheating at the discretion of Tournament Officials. Tournament officials shall base rating eligibility issues on participants’ current ability on the field while also taking into account a team’s total ability on the field. Participants are reminded we are here for friends, fun and softball. The Tournament Director shall have the final say on all eligibility issues regardless of a protest being filed or not, and may take rating action without a team initiating a protest.
ASA Rule 4 Section 2 Americans with Disability Act rule applies (explained as needed by the UIC).