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13th Annual United Sportsplex
Best of the West Memorial Day
National Invitational Tournament (NIT)

The Athletic Connection Homerun Shootout


T
OURNAMENT INFORMATION
When:
May 28-29, 2016
Where: Valley View Park in Nokesville VA.
Entry Fee: $375
Format: 6gg--4gg (pool play) on Saturday. All teams will return for double elimination on Sunday.
(NOTE: Monday will be used as a rain date, if necessary.)
Divisions: Men's C/D and E divisions
Rosters: Rosters must be online to enter this tournament
ENTRY DEADLINE: 12:00 pm, May 22, 2016

Other tournament Information:
POOL PLAY:
Teams will hit their own softballs in Pool Play on Saturday.

DOUBLE ELIMINATION:
Two new and two playable SOFTBALLS will be provided by Virginia USSSA for each game played on SUNDAY. Teams are allowed to throw in a new softball during a game, but it must be a Worth Classic M or Plus softball. Worth Classic M or Plus softballs will be on sale during this event.

There will be a 100% bat check at this tournament. All bats will be phyically looked at for cracks, etc. and will be tested for compression. All bats that are not USSSA compliant will be confiscated for the weekend and will be returned to the owner of the bat when their team has completed tournament play.


** NOTICE **
Begininning January 1, 2013, bats will be legal for sanctioned USSSA play if the bat is manufactured by an approved USSSA bat manufacturer on the approved USSSA bat manufacturer list and has the NEW USSSA mark/logo (THUMB PRINT DESIGN) on the taper of the bat. See design below.


Best of the West Tournament Entry Form

To enter this tournament, print out entry form. Send entry form, check and roster to:

VA USSSA Slow Pitch
Rich Carlyle
4137 Tanner Slip Circle
Chester, VA 23831

Entry fee: $375




Park Address:
Valley View
11930 Valley View Dr
Nokesville, VA 20181


Hotel Information:
Days Inn Manassas
7611 Centreville Rd
Manassas, VA 20111
703-361-1600

Hampton Inn-Gainesville
7300 Atlas Walk Way
Gainsville, VA 20155
703-753-1500

Best Western Manassas
8640 Mathis Ave
Manassas, VA 20110
703-368-7070

Super 8 Manassas
8691 Phoenix Dr
Manassas, VA 20110
703-369-6323

LaQuinta Inns & Suites
6950 Nova Way
Manassas, VA 20109
703-393-9966

Holiday Inn-Battlefield
10424 Balls Ford Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
571-292-5400


Sponsored by

United Sportsplex
Best of the West Tournament Awards
Men's Open Division

Awards: The Athletic Connection, and Virginia USSSA reserves the right to change this awards package based on number of teams entered into this tournament. All awards are based off 16 teams in each divison.

Champions: Champions team plaque, 15 Virgnia USSSA tournament champion t-shirts, $200 certificate off any purchase from The Athletic Connection, PAID World berth (value up to $365), unpaid National Berth , unpaid State Berth and team travel money (see travel fund notice below).

Runner-ups: Runner-up team plaque, $100 off any purchase from The Athletic Connection, unpaid World Berth, unpaid National Berth and PAID State Berth (valued up to $275).

3rd place:
Team plaque, $50 off any purchase from The Athletic Connection, unpaid National Berth and unpaid State Berth.

4th place:
Team plaque, $50 off any purchase from The Athletic Connection, unpaid National Berth and unpaid State Berth.

All Tournament Team:
Individual All Tournament Team Certificates and Pacific Headwear Hat.

MVP:
MVP Plaque, Sportsman Shop Turfs and Pacific Headwear Hat
Offensive MVP: Offensive MVP Plaque and Pacific Headwear Hat
Defensive MVP: Defensive MVP Plaque and Pacific Headwear Hat

NOTE:
Team travel fund is based off 16 teams in each division. To receive paid berth and travel fund, teams must enter and play in State, National and World tournaments.

United Sportsplex
Best of the West Tournament Awards

Men's E Division

Awards: The Athletic Connection, and Virginia USSSA reserves the right to change this awards package based on number of teams entered into this tournament. All awards are based off 16 teams in each divison.

Champions: Champions team plaque, 15 Virgnia USSSA tournament champion t-shirts, $200 certificate off any purchase from The Athletic Connection, PAID World berth (value up to $365), unpaid National Berth, unpaid State Berth and team travel money (see travel fund notice below).

Runner-Ups: Runner-up team plaque, $100 off any purchase from The Athletic Connection, unpaid World Berth, unpaid National Berth andPAID State Berth (valued up to $275).

3rd place:
Team plaque, $50 off any purchase from The Athletic Connection, unpaid National Berth and unpaid State Berth.

4th place:
Team plaque, $50 off any purchase from The Athletic Connection, unpaid National Berth and unpaid State Berth.

All Tournament Team:
Individual All Tournament Team Certificates and Pacific Headwear Hat.

MVP:
MVP Plaque, Sportsman Shop Turfs and Pacific Headwear Hat
Offensive MVP: Offensive MVP Plaque and Pacific Headwear Hat
Defensive MVP: Defensive MVP Plaque and Pacific Headwear Hat

NOTE:
Team travel fund is based off 16 teams in each division. To receive paid berth and travel fund, teams must enter and play in State, National and World tournaments.

 
   

The Athletic Connection
Homerun Derby Information

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Where: Valley View Park
Entry Fee: $10.00 per entry (all entries entered prior to 8:30 pm can re-enter after hitting one time. Cost to re-enter $5.)
Who: Anyone playing in the United Sportsplex Best of the West Memorial Day Tournament
ENTRY DEADLINE: 9:00 pm, May 28th
 
Each hitter will receive a Worth Homerun T-shirt when they enter the event.
 
Rules:
Hitters must provide their own pitcher or borrow someone
Virginia USSSA will provide softballs for this event.
 
Format:
Opening Round :  8 pitches and 8 swings
Top 5 hitters (including ties) will advance to Final Round
Final Round: 5 pitches, 5 swings
Final Round ties will be broken using 1 pitch/1 swing sudden death format until we have a CHAMPION.
 
Awards: The Athletic Connection and Virginia USSSA reserves the right to change this awards package at any time.
1st Place: $100 cash
New Softball Bat of Champion's choice provided by The Athletic Connection
New Worth Back Pack Bag provided by The Athletic Connection
The Athletic Connection Homerun Derby Champion Plaque
 
Runner-up: $50 cash
New Worth Back Pack Bag provided by The Athletic Connection
The Athletic Connection Homerun Derby Runner-up Plaque
 
3rd place: $25 cash
The Athletic Connection Homerun Derby 3rd place Plaque
New Worth Batting Gloves provided by The Athletic Connection
 

 


Teams entered into this tournament (as of May 25, 2016):
Click here for list of all teams in alphabetic order in PDF format

Men's C/D (12)
4 homeruns
Men's E (5)
0 homeruns
offensive ejection & end of inning
SV-BCM (VA) M.B.K. (My Brother's Keepers) (MD)
PTI/Floyd Bros Sports (VA) DMV Classic Men (MD)
TC Backers Construction (PA) Total Chaos (VA)
Team Rage (VA) HDI/Perferct Pita (VA)
Not Forgotten (MD) Team Hankey's (MD)
Old Corp (DC)  
Empire Softball (VA)  
Bud Kings (MD)  
Tru Sports/Miken/CA Gear (VA)  
JMV Softball (VA)  
Shen Valley/Spurgin Trucking (VA)  
BBS/Numa (PA)  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


 


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