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Team caps and division designations:
No D Division team can exceed a cap of 95, and no player can exceed a rating of 10.
No C Division team can exceed a cap of 135, and no player can exceed a rating of 14.
No B Division team can exceed a cap of 185, and no player can exceed a rating of 19.
A Division: No Cap - any team with a player rated 20 or above will be considered an “A Division team​
All team caps (except A Division) are determined by the point total of the highest-rated 10 players on your roster.

HURRICANE SHOWdown RULES

General Upper Division Rules:

  • Home team will be decided by a double flip for pool play games.
  • For all games in double elimination, the home team shall be the higher seeded team between the two (2) opposing teams, except that no team that is undefeated in double-elimination may be the away team when facing an opponent, with a recorded loss in double elimination, who is seeded higher.
  • All play begins with 1-1 count with one courtesy foul awarded after the second strike called during each at bat.
  • The pitch height will be 6’-12’.
  • Courtesy runners are permitted. One courtesy runner per inning is allowed. Any eligible player on the official line-up including substitutes may be used as a courtesy runner. However, if a courtesy runner is on base when it is his or her turn at-bat, an out will be recorded.
  • There is no base stealing.
  • The run rules for the tournament will be 20/15/12 after 3/4/5.
  • The home team is the official scorekeeper, and every score must be verified for this tournament.
  • Each manager will initial the official scorecard at the end of each game.
  • Umpires will submit the official final score to be entered and used in case of a tiebreaker situation. 


Bats:

Only ASA authorized bats will be allowed, and the umpire may inspect all bats before the beginning of all games. Any player caught using an illegal or altered bat will immediately be ejected from the game, and may be excluded from further play at the discretion of the Tournament Director or his proxy.

Ejections:

The Tournament Director may extend any ejection as he determines appropriate based upon the severity of the player’s/players’ behavior(s), risk to other individuals and the reputation of the Tournament and the SFAAA organization. 

Home Runs:

A vs A Division: 4 with progressive to a cap of 6. There is no cap allowed in the bottom of the last inning

  • B vs B Division: 2
  • A vs B Division: 2

Any home run beyond the limits identified above results in an inning ending out. Batter / runner must only touch the next base after an over the fence home run.

Time Limits:

No new innings will begin after 55 minutes. There is no time limit for the Championship or the If game. Umpires will begin the game clock at the conclusion of the pre-game meeting. 

Ties:

Pool play games may end in a tie. Double elimination games must have a winner. Kansas City tiebreaker rules will apply in double elimination play.  


Seeding:

Once Round Robin play has completed all teams will be selected randomly by their standing after round robin.

Mixed Teams:

All teams containing 1 or more players with a NAGAAA Rating of 20 or above will be considered an “A” team.

RULES NOT MENTIONED HERE REFER BACK TO TOURNAMENT RULES


HURRICANE UPPER DIVISION SHOWdown RULES


  1. Game Time is Forfeit Time – there is no grace period.
  2. In pool play, no new inning will begin after 50 minutes. In double elimination games, no new inning will begin after 55 minutes.
  3. The following run-rules apply – 20 runs after 3 innings, 15 runs after 4 innings, 12 runs after 5 innings.
  4. Trophy games will have no time limit, but the run rule will be in place. Consolation games, no new inning will begin after 55 minutes still applies.
  5. Games tied after the conclusion of the final inning in pool play will end in a tie. In double elimination, a Kansas City tiebreak will be used, with the last made putout of the previous inning starting on second base, and each batter getting one pitch.
  6. At the conclusion of pool play, teams will be seeded by won-lost record, and then by run differential.
  7. Pitching arc will be 6-12 feet.
    Each batter will start with a 1-1 count, with each batter getting a courtesy foul.
  8. Teams will be permitted one courtesy runner per inning. The courtesy runner can be any player in uniform and on the lineup card for that game. If the courtesy runner is due up to bat while on base, an out will be recorded in that player’s spot in the batting order.
  9. ASA substitution and re-entry rules apply (same as NAGAAA World Series).
  10. Umpires in Ft. Lauderdale have been exercising a zero-tolerance policy about throwing bats. Any player who the umpire judges to have thrown a bat is subject to ejection at the discretion of the umpire. Any player ejected from a game may be excluded from further play for the remainder of the day. This is solely at the discretion of the tournament director or his proxy.
  11. Only ASA authorized bats will be allowed, and the umpire will inspect all bats before the beginning of all games. Any player caught using an illegal or altered bat will immediately be ejected from the game, and may be excluded from further play at the discretion of the tournament director or his proxy.
  12. The home team will be determined by a coin flip in all Round Robin games. The higher seeded team will be the home team in all tournament and trophy games. The home team for the Championship Game will be the team emerging from the Winners Bracket. The "If Game" home team will be determined by coin toss.
  13. Protest procedures – each protest costs $200, and must be paid in cash -- with the exact cash amount -- at the time the protest is made. The umpire will then stop the game clock and call the tournament director or his proxy, who will then receive the protest. Teams may protest 2 questions, and must be specific as to which questions and which player rating they are protesting. Each subsequent protested question is an extra $50. If a protest is deemed to be valid, the protest fee will be refunded.
  14. The Tournament Director reserves the right to adjust the rating of any player that does not have an active NAGAAA rating. If the player’s new rating causes the player to move up a division, the team will lose the player for the remainder of the tournament and if the rating change causes the team to move up a division, that team will be thrown out of the tournament. If any of these changes occur before the end of round robin play, the team will be given the option to move up a division.
  15. NAGAAA Homerun Rules apply – 4 homeruns in the A Division (progressive to a cap of 6), 2 homeruns in the B Division, 1 homerun in the C Division. All subsequent homeruns are outs. In the D Division, any homerun hit over the fence is an inning ending out. Inside-the-park homeruns do not count towards these totals.
  16. In the event of inclement weather, the tournament may revert to a one-pitch format at the discretion of the Tournament Director or his proxy.
  17. Uniform Rule. Teams are not required to have like-colored uniforms; however, an Arabic whole number (0-99) of contrasting color, at least 6 inches high, must be worn and visible on the back of all jerseys. No players on the same team may wear identical numbers (0 and 00 or 3 and 03 are examples of identical numbers). Players without numbers will not be permitted to play.
  18. In the absence of anything mentioned specifically in these rules, the ASA rulebook will apply.
    A team may not have more than three non-LGBT players on the lineup (including extra-hitter) at any point during a game.
  19. Each team may have an extra hitter in the lineup for a maximum of 12 batters.



2018 SFAAA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT | FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND: 
​FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018 to SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018


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