ISSA World Championships Factsheet - Rockford

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XX ISSA World Championships - Central

August 15-17, 2014
Rockford, Illinois USA

Tournament Entry Form | Addresses of Venues and Hotels | Registered Teams | Preliminary Schedule | Championship Brackets |


The 20th ISSA World Championships (www.seniorsoftball.org)


August 15th - 17th , 2014 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)


SportsCore 1 Softball Fields (8), 1288 Elmwood Road, Rockford, IL 61103


It is estimated that 40 to 50 teams from throughout the central United States will be attending to compete for the World Championships in their division.

Ticket Prices: Admission to all venues is FREE.

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

Managers Meeting:

A manager’s meeting will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM 

Location: TBD

Team Check-in:

Friday during preliminary play at the ball park, the senior men's teams check-in together (Manager should bring the original signed roster).   Master's teams check in one hour before first game on Saturday.
Photo ID's (drivers license) are needed for the player check-in.

Tournament Seeding:

The tournament staff will place the teams in brackets 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 your team into the double elimination finals. The exact format will depend on the number of teams in each division.

First Game: August 15th , the games may begin at 10:30 AM on Friday at each venue. Most divisions will end on Sunday afternoon and the Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the final game. (Some smaller divisions could conclude on Saturday)

Team awards (special Cup trophies) will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place finishers in each division.  Individual awards (T-shirts) will also be given to the players on the top three teams.  The players selected for the All-World Team will receive a plaque (at least one player from each team will be selected for the All-World honor.)  Also, each division will have a Manager of the Year, Outstanding Offensive Player, Outstanding Defensive Player and MVP.  Photos of the top three finishing teams will be posted on the ISSA Website as well as all the individuals receiving awards.  (Other teams requesting a team photo will also be posted on the website.)  Teams are requested to come to the "awards table" in uniform when exiting the tournament for awards and photos.

Tournament Director:

Greg Thomas, 9114 I-Beam Lane, Manassas, VA 20110 703-368-1188 or cell 571-220-0158

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Online Entry completed and mail Entry Fee by August 7, 2014
(Exceptions only for the benefit of the tournament)

Rosters Due: The ISSA Roster Form must be submitted by August 1 (player signatures can be added at the check-in).
Divisions of Play:

Teams will be placed in skill level divisions based on their ISSA Rating and verified by the tournament staff. Divisions are planned for AA, AAA and Major in each age classification for men. Divisions could be combined for preliminary play but ALL teams will be given the opportunity to play for their rated division championship against similar rated teams. Competition will be included for senior Women’s teams beginning at 40 and over and Men’s Masters beginning at 35 and over. Women and Masters will begin play on Saturday, August 16.


The entry fee for men's senior teams is $525.00.  Fee includes one dozen ISSA .44/375 softballs (teams hit their own ISSA ball.)


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


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