ELITE INVITATIONAL Rules

Pool and Bracket Play
 

  • ASA Rules govern Pool and Bracket Play.  With specific rule exceptions noted below, all other ASA rules apply.  Decisions on the field are final.
  • Team listed at the top will occupy the 1st base dugout
  • Home Team will be determined by coin toss at home plate prior to the game
  • 2 balls will be furnished by tournament staff for each game.  First game each day will utilize two new balls.   One new and one used for games following.  Teams will be expected to provide game balls afterwards
  • No protest allowed.  The Tournament Staff provide a UIC at each park
  • POOL PLAY (Friday & Saturday 1/2 day)
    • Teams can have free substitution
    • Pool play seeds you into Bracket Play
    • Time limit: 
      • 1:50 minute game times for 16U & 18U - no new inning after 1:40 minutes
      • 1:30 minute game times for 14U – no new inning after 1:20 minutes
      • Finish the batter. 
      • Run Rule is 8 after 5, 10 after 4
    • Weather in Pool Play: 
      • In the event of inclement weather, you will hear one single air horn which means all teams should clear the field and take cover immediately.  The round goes into an automatic 20-minute delay. If play cannot resume after 20 minutes, that round of games MAY be cancelled by the Director.  There will be no make-up pool games.
      • When the airhorn signals three consecutive times, all teams may re-take the fields.
      • Teams will do a blind draw at check-in in the event weather does not permit all pool games to be completed
    • ORDER OF FINISH:  If all pool games are completed, then we will use:
      • (1) Overall Record   (2) Head to Head   (3)  Runs allowed
  • BRACKET PLAY (Saturday 1/2 day, Sunday)
    • ASA Rules with line-ups
    • Time limit:
      • 1:50 minute game times for 16U & 18U - no new inning after 1:40 minutes
      • 1:30 minute game times for 14U – no new inning after 1:20 minutes
    • A Completed Game is defined by ASA code as 4 complete innings
    • Run Rule is 8 after 5, 10 after 4
    • International Tie Breaker – ASA rules govern play
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Description automatically generatedWEATHER: Same rules as above.  For Bracket play, the Director reserves the right to shorten game times to accommodate championship play. 

 

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