ISSA World Championships Factsheet - Richmond

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XXV ISSA World Championships - Ring Tournament

August 9-11, 2019
Richmond, Virginia USA

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

ALL DIVISION CHAMPIONS WILL RECEIVE RINGS

FACT SHEET

The 25th ISSA World Championships (www.seniorsoftball.org)

Date:

August 9th - 11th , 2019 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).  The Major Champions will receive an invitation to represent the United States in the 2020 USA-Canada Senior Border Battle at Grand Rapids, MI in the 50 thru 70 Divisions.

Location:

Richmond, Virginia Regional Complexes (Field assignments are shown on the Address of Venues Page)

Hotels:

Teams:

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It is estimated that 100+ teams from throughout the United States will be attending to compete for the World 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: A manager’s check-in will be held on Thursday night, August 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the RF&P Park, Glen Allen, VA.  Once the team Roster Waiver Form is submitted, the players can also check-in.  Food will be provided and the Home Run Derby will take place at 7:00pm.  Prizes will be given away during the "social" at the park.  
Team Check-in:

Any players not checked in on Thursday night can check-in on Friday during preliminary play at their ball park. 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 five 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 9th , the games may begin at 8:00AM 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)
 
Tournament Director:

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

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Payment Deadline:

Online Entry Form submitted and pay with credit card online or mail Entry Fee for receipt by June 28, 2019 (No Exceptions) NOTE: The tournament (or divisions) will close when the number of paid entries reaches the field capacity for a quality tournament.

Rosters Due: The ISSA Roster is submitted online and the Waiver Form must be copied and turned in at the tournament with player signatures.  
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, Major and Major Plus 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 to the extent possible. Competition will be included for senior Women’s teams beginning at 40 and over and Men’s Masters 40+ and over. 

Awards:

Team awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place finishers in each division.  Individual awards will also be given to the players on the top three teams.  The players selected for the All-World Team will receive an award (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 MVP 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.

Fees:

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

Souvenirs:

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