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2018 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions Factsheet

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2018 ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions
January 24-28, 2018
Plant City & Tampa, FL

Teams must quailify to participate in this event. Berths will be awarded from each ISSA tournament in 2017 (see tournament list). Additionally the National Champions from all major softball associations will be invited. WBSC member countries are invited to send their champions as well. 


| Tournament Entry Form | Registered TeamsAddresses of Venues and Hotels | Schedules & Championship Brackets 



ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions     (www.seniorsoftball.org)


Janurary 24th - 28th, 2018 (Wednesday - Sunday. The 65+, 70+, 75+ & 80+ Mens & Womens Divisons will play Wednesday - Friday, All other Divisions will play Friday - Sunday)


Plant City Softball Stadium/Larson Softball Complex, William Owen Pass Softball Complex, New Tampa Community Park, Grecco Softball Complex, Radison Sports Complex (see Addresses of Venues Page for which Divisions are at which Complex).                           


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It is estimated that over 130 teams from around the world will be attending to compete for the ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions in their division this year.

Ticket Prices:

Admission to all venues is FREE.



No charge for parking, adequate parking is available at the parks.

Managers Meeting:




Player Check-in



Tournament Seeding





First Game






Tournament Director



Payment Deadline



Rosters Due





Divisions of Play










The manager's meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 23rd for the 65+, 70+, 75+ & 80+ Mens and Womens Divisions and 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 25 for all others both meetings will be at the Host Hotel, Quality Inn at 2701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL


On preliminary game day the players will check-in at the ball park together as a team.  Photo IDs (drivers license) are needed for the player check-in.


The tournament staff will place the teams in braclets and prepare the preliminary schedule which will be posted on the website approximately three days prior to the tournament.  The preliminary game record will be used to seed the teams into the double elimination finals.  The exact format will depend on the number of teams in each division.


On Wednesday, January 24th the 65+, 70+, 75+ and 80+ men's and women's teams will begin play and most brackets will conclude on Friday.  All other men's and women's divisions will begin play on Friday, January 26 and conclude on Sunday afternoon.  The awards will be presented immediately following a team's last game.  All teams need to be prepared to start play each day at 8:00am (until schedules are prepared and made available showing scheduled game times.)


Greg Thomas, 9114 I-Beam Lane, Manassas, VA 20110 (703-368-1188 or cell 571-220-0158 or Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Payment dealine to claim a berth in this tournament is December 24, 2017.  Qualified teams should submit the online entry form as soon as the team decides to play then pay the entry fee by Christmas Eve.


A copy of the ISSA Roster Form should be submitted by December 24, 2017 and can be unsigned.  Each team should bring the original copy of their ISSA Roster properly executed by all the participating players to the team's player check-in.  Players arriving late can sign the roster prior to their first game provided they are on the roster when turned in at the check-in. 


Teams will be placed in skill level divisions based on their ISSA Rating and verified by the tournament staff.  Divisions may be held in AA, AAA, Major and Major Plus in all age classifications.  Divisions could be combined for preliminary play but to the extent possible, teams will be given the opportunity to play for their rated division championship against similar rated teams.  Competition may be included for men's and women's masters teams as well. 


The entry fee for all Men's and Women's teams is $575.00.  


T-shirts and other apparel will be for sale at each venue.  Other mershandise and equipment may also be available at the tournament.



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