2022 Tournament Rules
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2022 Tournament Rules

2022 Softball Tournament Rules

65+ SEASON TOURNAMENTS
26 thru 30 Sept 2022

THREE DIVISION ROUND ROBIN FORMAT.
Teams will be placed in separate brackets based on final rankings and standings
at the end of the season.

FEES
There will be a cost of $70 per team to participate in the tournament based on
total costs to operate the tournament, including field rental, softballs, and
trophies.

UMPIRES
There will be no paid umpires for the tournament. All games will be officiated the
same way as in the regular season. There will two assigned monitors (chosen
from current managers) as well as any available board officer to assist in
decisions as needed for rule interpretation and league compliance of etiquette.

RULES

USA, USSSA, AND MSCSA RULES WITH THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL
TOURNAMENT RULES

+Home team will occupy the first base dug out
+The team listed first on the bracket for each game will be the home team
+Players begin each count with 1/1 count. There will be NO courtesy foul.
+No infield fly rule in effect.
+To qualify a player must be listed on the official roster submitted to the league
—players must be listed on official roster by Aug. 18, 2022
players must play in at least 6 games during the season
players must have drivers license or photo id available
+Players must play in jersey with numbers (no duplicate numbers allowed)
+Rosters with jersey numbers and batting order to be submitted to opposing
manager at start of each game.

+Normal play is for 11 players. If a team has less than 11 players, then an out is
declared each time the spot is due in the batting order unless agreed to by the
opposing manager. A team must have 9 players to start the game. Additional
players may be added during the course of the game or borrowed if allowed by
the opposing manager.
+Courtesy runners per league rules.
+Injured players, or a player removed from the game, must have a replacement
player for the batting order. If no player is available then an out is declared
whenever that person is due to bat. However, if a team elects to “bat the line up”
then the injured player does not cost an out and the spot is skipped in the order.
Once the place in the order is skipped, the injured player is no longer eligible to
return.
If a player is removed for disciplinary reasons, then an out is declared at each
time during that game that the player is due to bat. Any player removed from a
game for disciplinary reasons will not be allowed back in the tournament.
+Game start will be at 9:45 for first game and 11:30 for second game each day.
Game times will be for 7 innings( 75 minutes ). Each manager should declare at 70
minutes the last inning. The 7th inning (or last inning) is unlimited runs(open/
buffet)
+Games tied at end of regulation will resume with the batting order at end of
game. The last batter of previous inning will be placed at second base. Each
player will begin the overtime with a 3/2 count and NO courtesy foul.
+TIE BREAKER. If the bracket series is tied:
1st Tie Breaker- Two teams- Head to Head
2nd Tie Breaker- Least amount of runs allowed
3rd Tie Breaker- Co- Champions
If there is a tie with head to head matchups in three teams, then the team with the
least amount of runs allowed will be the tournament champion. If both teams are
tied with least amount of runs allowed, then Co-Champions.