Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament 2014

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PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION TO FLYER: Women must play with 11″ 44 core/375 compression ball NOT 47 core. Sorry for any confusion!

2014 TOURNAMENT INFO:

PLEASE REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY SEPT 17 BY CALLING 816-305-6893

BEFORE September 13th-$150 entry fee + $20 ASA fee if your TEAM NAME is not registered with ASA. THIS IS AN ASA SANCTIONED TOURNAMENT.

AFTER September 13th-$200 entry fee + $20 ASA fee if your TEAM NAME is not registered with ASA.

 

*You can use ASA, USSSA & NSA BATS

*Rosters & any money owed must be turned in before the start of the 1st game. So please arrive in time to get your rosters signed & turned in! IF YOUR ROSTERS ARE NOT TURNED IN YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO START YOUR 2ND GAME UNTIL IT IS COMPLETE AND TIME TAKEN WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR GAME TIME

* You can pay $5 for each additional home run over the ASA limit if you do not want to take the out.
Home runs allowed: Men’s C-3; Men’s rec-1; co-ed-1.

*Who wants to be a millionaire raffle!

MEN’S DIVISION RULES

Standard Rules for all Kansas City Metro ASA Events

With rules for the Chris Bartholomew Softball Tournament added

  • The batter will enter the batter’s box with a count of one ball and one strike (1&1). The batter will be allowed a bonus or extra foul after two strikes before invoking the appropriate rules for the third strike.
  • Teams will hit the softballs they furnish. Balls must be ASA approved-Men will use the 52/300 Optic Yellow Softball; Women will use the 44/375 Optic Yellow Softball.
  • Men’s teams must start and finish with a minimum of 8 players. The open batting positions will not be declared an out unless as a result of an ejection. If player must leave during game, compress lineup without any outs.
  • Run spreads of 15 after three innings and 10 after five innings will apply in all games.
  • One hour time limit on all pool play games. One hour ten minute time limit on single elimination.
  • Rosters must be turned in before the start of your first game. Please have them filled out completely or allow adequate time before the 1st game to do so. It is the manager’s responsibility to see that this is done. Failure of the manager to turn in a roster will result in the forfeiture of any game in question. If not turned in by start of second game with any fees owed, team will not be allowed to play until completed. Wristbands will be given when all rosters and money is turned in and must be worn the entire tournament.
  • Managers will have the option of challenging rosters until completion of the 4th inning. Roster checks after this point will be allowed only if the player in question enters the game after the completion of the 4th inning.
  • A player may NOT play on two teams in the same division.
  • A player mayNOT play on two men’s teams. A player MAY play on a men’s and coed.
  • The ball must be delivered with a perceptible arc and reach a height of at least 6 feet from the ground while not exceeding a height of 10 feet from the ground.
  • No pinch runners-exception: base runner injury at time of play, at umpire’s discretion
  • Teams allowed 10 minutes grace period but time counts against time limit.
  • ASA,USSSA & NSA SLOWPITCH certified bats may be used. Team found using an illegal bat-the bat will be removed from the game and the action of play involved will be an out. No ejections.
  • Teams may bat 12 players

Men’s competitive allowed 3 home runs

Men’s recreational allowed 1 home run

Coed allowed 1 home run.

ADDITIONAL HOME RUNS MAY BE BOUGHT FOR $5 TO AVOID AN OUT. $5 MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF THE HOME RUN TO THE UMPIRE

All other basic rules for ASA will be followed. All discrepancies in rules will be the final call of the tournament director or head umpire.

There will be a 1 hr break after pool play before the start of eliminations

*All bats must be certified. A current listing is on at www.softball.org

 

COED DIVISION RULES

Standard Rules for all Kansas City Metro ASA Events

With rules for the Chris Bartholomew Softball Tournament added

  • The batter will enter the batter’s box with a count of one ball and one strike (1&1). The batter will be allowed a bonus or extra foul after two strikes before invoking the appropriate rules for the third strike.
  • Teams will hit the softballs they furnish. Balls must be ASA approved-Men will use the 52/300 Optic Yellow Softball; Women will use the 44/375 Optic Yellow Softball.
  • Coed teams must have 5 men & 4 women; 4 men & 5 women or 4 & 4. If 4 women, 5th is not an out, compress women batters. Must have 8 players, equal men & women. If more women than men you can play 9 in the field. If more men than women, extra man can bat only, cannot play the field.
  • Run spreads of 15 after three innings and 10 after five innings will apply in all games.
  • One hour time limit on all pool play games. One hour ten minute time limit on single elimination.
  • Rosters must be turned in before the start of your first game. Please have them filled out completely or allow adequate time before the 1st game to do so. It is the manager’s responsibility to see that this is done. Failure of the manager to turn in a roster will result in the forfeiture of any game in question. If not turned in by start of second game with any fees owed, team will not be allowed to play until completed. Wristbands will be given when all rosters and money is turned in and must be worn the entire tournament.
  • Managers will have the option of challenging rosters until completion of the 4th inning. Roster checks after this point will be allowed only if the player in question enters the game after the completion of the 4th inning.
  • A player may NOT play on two teams in the same division.
  • A player mayNOT play on two men’s teams. A player MAY play on a men’s and coed.
  • The ball must be delivered with a perceptible arc and reach a height of at least 6 feet from the ground while not exceeding a height of 10 feet from the ground.
  • No pinch runners-exception: base runner injury at time of play, at umpire’s discretion
  • Teams allowed 10 minutes grace period but time counts against time limit.
  • ASA,USSSA & NSA SLOWPITCH certified bats may be used. Team found using an illegal bat-the bat will be removed from the game and the action of play involved will be an out. No ejections.
  • Teams may bat 12 players

Men’s competitive allowed 3 home runs

Men’s recreational allowed 1 home run

Coed allowed 1 home run.

ADDITIONAL HOME RUNS MAY BE BOUGHT FOR $5 TO AVOID AN OUT. $5 MUST BE PAID AT THE TIME OF THE HOME RUN TO THE UMPIRE.

All other basic rules for ASA will be followed. All discrepancies in rules will be the final call of the tournament director or head umpire.

There will be a 1 hr break after pool play before the start of eliminations

Scholarship Details
The scholarship was established in memory of Chris Bartholomew, a 2004 graduate of North Kansas City High School. Chris was a young man with many goals; one was to work as a police officer. Chris worked a full-time job and when to college, studying Criminal Justice, to make this dream come true. However, on May 20, 2007, a senseless act of violence not only cut Chris’s hopes and dreams short, it cut his life short. Chris played sports beginning at age 5, from t-ball to baseball, football and soccer. He played adult softball up until the time of his death and this is what he loved; any and all sports!

This scholarship will help an area high school student achieve their goals of attending college. The main criteria for the scholarship are that the student be going into the Criminal Justice Field and that they play sports. We also require a short essay, along with transcripts.

In the past 4 years, the scholarship has awarded 4 – $1000.00 scholarships. We now offer a $1000 scholarship for the North Kansas City School District and a $1000 scholarship for the Liberty School District.

Last year’s tournament represented 20 men’s and co-ed teams, and over 300 people. Posters and flyers for the tournament are locally posted on ball fields, businesses, and on several websites to attract as many teams to join as possible.

Acceptable offerings for sponsorships include prizes for the raffle, cash donations, and the opportunity to have your business recognized on the fields. We would be happy to pass along any specials you would like to offer our attendees, such as, flyers or coupons, food or drinks specials, etc. All sponsors receive special acknowledgement for their generous involvement in the sign-up packets provided to each attendee.

In addition, the local media has lent Chris’s cause their support with coverage of the tournament. We send a press release prior to the tournament date to keep Chris’s story alive and help extend our resources to provide individuals with the knowledge of the events to the public.

Would you like to sponsor Chris’s softball tournament? Sponsorships available!

SPONSORSHIP &
DONATION
INFORMATION

Sponsorship Price Range and Recognition
Field Sponsorship:
$300.00 – 4’ x 8’ Signage on a field and Acknowledgement on Bracket Sheet; 5 fields available
Dugout Sponsorship:
$150.00 – 2’ x 4’ Signage in a dugout and Acknowledgement to players to go to “xyz’s signs dugout;” 10 available (if more than 10 are sold, signage will post on fencing
Outfield Sponsorship:
$200.00 – 3’ x 5’ Signage on the fencing in the outfield; unlimited available
All Signage will be on a quality vinyl banner, professionally printed with your logo.
*Logos must be sent by email in a format that allows editing capabilities for enlarging purposes only.
Contact Misty Kirwan (816) 305-6893
Or
Angi Mattivi (816) 739-9315
Chris.softball@yahoo.com
or
mistyw@kc.rr.com

ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT AND LOCATION

Chris Bartholomew Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament
September 20, 2014
Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, Liberty, MO MAPQUEST DIRECTIONS
Men’s competitive, Rec & Co-Ed divisions

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