Western Michigan National Invitational Factsheet

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2019 ISSA Western Michigan National Invitational


August 2-4, 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan

 | Entry Form | Addresses of Venues | Registered Teams | Pool Play & Championship Brackets |

 

FACT SHEET

 

Tournament:

2019 ISSA Western Michigan NIT.  This is a Qualifier to select one of the Major teams in each of the 50 thru 70 divisions to represent the United States in the 2020 USA-Canada Senior Border Battle at Grand Rapids, MI.  Teams also qualify to participate in the WBSC/ISSA World Tournament of Champions at Tampa, FL in January 2020.  

(www.seniorsoftball.org)

Date:

August 3-4 (Saturday and Sunday)

Location:

Grand Rapids, MI at the Art Van Sports Complex (3100 10 Mile Road NE, Rockford, MI 49341) 

Teams:

It is estimated that 10 to 20 teams from throughout the United States will be attending to compete for the tournament championships in their division.  

Ticket Prices: Admission to all venues is FREE.
 

Parking

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

Managers Meeting:  Manager's are to check in with Tournament Staff 1 hour before first game. 

Team Check-in:

Friday during preliminary play at the ball park, senior men's teams check-in together. A valid government photo ID (drivers license) is needed to 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: Pool play games for ages will begin Friday morning Most divisions will end on Sunday afternoon and the Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the final game. (Some smaller divisions could conclude on Saturday)
 

Tournament Director:

RB Thomas, Jr., 9114 I-Beam Lane, Manassas, VA 20110   571-436-9704 cell          

Payment Deadline:

Managers should submit the Online Entry Form and mail payment to the ISSA Office. When maxium number of paid entries are reached tournament will close. (Exceptions only for the benefit of the tournament).

Rosters Due: The ISSA Roster Form should be submitted on-line prior to the tournament.  ISSA Wiaver form must be turned in at the Managers Meeting or Player Check-in. Players arriving late can sign in prior to their first game provided their name was on the roster waiver form.
 

Divisions of Play:

Teams will be placed in age/skill level divisions using their ISSA Rating and verified by the tournament staff. Divisions could be combined if necessary.  It is the tournament staff's desire to provide all teams with a competitive experience resulting in a quality tournament experience. 

Fees:

The entry fee for all Men's Senior classifications is $475.00.  Make checks payable to ISSA and mail to the Tournament Director.