2017 Tournament Details

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Location

  • Wakefield Park
  • 597 W. Chestnut Street
  • Morenci, MI 49256

Tournament Format

Community Slow-Pitch Tournament Presented by the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce (Thursday & Friday)

In 2016, before Morenci hosted the NWLA Tournament Regional event in mid-June was played, we kicked off the wiffle weekend with a Slow-Pitch Tournament for the locals of Morenci. Well, we are bringing it back!

Same rules as the 2016 NWLA Tournament with three (3) differences. You can have four (4) fielders, you can have eight (8) players bat, and it’s lob pitch.

It is a modified double-elimination bracket, which means the championship game is winner-take-all, even if the team coming out of the winner’s bracket is dealt its first loss. The championship game will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017, with all tournament play on Thursday, July 13, 2017, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Click here to read the rules.

First eight teams to sign up are in. Sign up here.

Oh yeah, it is free!

Teams Signed Up (Will be updated with brackets soon)
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Pool Play to Determine Seeding (Saturday)

  • 3 games
  • Pools will be determined by draw Friday Night
  • Games time limited, no new inning can begin after 45 minutes
  • Games can end in a tie
  • “16 Team Pool Play Schedule (will be available soon)”

Double Elimination Tournament to Determine Champion (Saturday and Sunday)

  • Seeding by points from pool play (2 points for a WIN, 1 point for TIE), then head to head if possible, then run differential, then team total bases
  • “DE TOURNAMENT BRACKET (will be available soon)”

Consolation Single Elimination “Dangerfield” Bracket Presented by Midwest Energy (Sunday)

  • ONLY for Teams that Go 0-2 in the DE Tournament
  • Seeding Same as DE Tournament, Based on Pool Play Results
  • Stats Will Be Kept, But Will Be Treated Separately from Pool/DE Stats (Similar to All Star, Exhibition Stats)
  • DANGERFIELD BRACKET (will be available soon)”

Playing Format

  • “2017 Adopted Rules (will be available soon)”

Schedule

ALL EVENTS ARE AT Wakefield Park

Friday, July 14, 2017

  • 3:00 PM – Fields Open for Practice (Reserved Time Blocks of 1 Hour)
Time Field 1 Field 2 Field 3 Field 4
3 PM BWACS LWA SWBL TBW
4 PM BWBL MNWA PWL RPWL
5 PM HRL OCWA WILL WSEM
6 PM AWAA GBL HFWB KWL
  • 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Registration Open
    • All Players Coaches Sign In for NWLA Shirt (only available to the eight [8] roster players, plus the Head Manager) and Sign Waiver (all roster players and coaches must sign waiver)
    • All Managers Pickup Team Welcome Packet
  • 6:00 PM – Community Slow-pitch Tournament Championship Game (Community Slow-pitch Tournament is Presented by the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce)
    • Championship teams of the Community Slow-pitch Tournament held the night before will compete
  • 6:30 PM – Welcome Dinner (Food Tent)
    • Dinner Open to Teams (eight [8] roster players), plus Head Manager (Teams will be provided with tokens to receive food from the Morenci Eagles Club, who will be onsite for the tournament)
    • Food is available to all guests who are not included on the roster sheet as a player or as the Head Manager for $7.00
  • 7:00 PM – Pool Play Draw (Field TBD)
    • Introduction of Host Committee Members
    • Managers will Draw for Schedule In Groups of 4 from Lowest Points to Most Points
    • Managers Give Brief Introduction of Their League and Team
  • 8:15 PM – Awards Presentations and Pre-game Introductions (Field TBD)
    • 2016 Award Winner
  • 8:30 PM – All Star Pre-game (Field TBD)
    • Ceremonial First Pitch
    • All Star Rosters Introduced
    • National Anthem
  • 8:45 PM – All Star Game Presented by Lightning Quick Gas Stations (Field TBD)
    • Managed by Sam Skibbe (SWBL) and Justin Tomkins (OCWA)
    • 1 Player Designated by Each Team for Player Draft
    • Player Draft Held Prior to Game by Managers to Set Teams
    • 1 IP Limit Per Pitcher
    • All 8 Players Can Bat In the Lineup
    • Players Wear League Jerseys
    • In Between Innings Are Recognitions and Awards
      • NWLA 2016 Award Winners Recognized
      • 2017 Regional MVP Awards Presented

Saturday, July 15, 2017

  • 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Team and Individual Photos (Backdrop at Food Tent)
    • Between Pool Play Games
    • In Front of NWLA Backdrop at Food Tent
  • 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Pool Play
  • “16 Team Pool Play Schedule (will be available soon)”
  • 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM – Seeding
  • 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Double Elimination Tournament
    • 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM – Games 1 – 4
    • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM – Games 5 – 8
    • 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Games 9, 10, 13, 14
    • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM – Games 11, 12, 15, 16

Sunday, July 16, 2017

  • 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM Double Elimination Tournament / Dangerfield Bracket
    • 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM – Games 17 – 20
    • 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM – Games 21 – 24
    • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Games 25 – 26 / Dangerfield Games 1-2
    • 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM – Games 27 – 28 / Dangerfield Championship Game
    • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM – Game 29
    • 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM – Game 30
    • 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Game 31 (if needed)
  • 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM Trophy Presentation / MVP Presentation
    • Trophy Presented to Champions by Host Committee
    • MVP Trophy Presented to MVP and Awarded by Host Committee

Tournament Organizing Committee (non-rules and play decisions)

  • Sam Skibbe (SWBL)
  • Carl Coffee
  • Justin Tomkins (OCWA)
  • Derek Linderman (TBW)
  • Michael Sessions (WSEM)

Tournament Rules / Disputes Committee (rules and play decisions)

  • Each League participating gets one (1) vote
  • Each League must designate their voting member

Accommodations

  • Holiday Inn Express (Adrian, MI) Click Here for the Holiday Inn Express Website
    • Mention you are part of the “wiffleball” to receive a room rate of $129.99 for a Double Room; $124.99 for a Single Room (plus taxes) at the Holiday Inn Express
  • Super 8 (Adrian, MI) Click Here for the Super 8
    • Mention you are part of the “wiffleball” to receive a room rate of $109.00 (plus taxes) at the Super 8

Food Options While in Morenci

  • Morenci Pub
    • 113 North Street, Morenci, MI 49256
    • Typical bar food, such as cheeseburgers, chicken gizzards, steak sandwiches, and more
    • Open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Pizza Box
    • 142 W. Main Street, Morenci, MI 49256
    • Pizza, cheeseburgers, french fries, and subs
    • Open from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Subway
    • 203 W. Main Street, Morenci, MI 49256
    • Sandwiches, subs, and salads
    • Open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    • Event participants are encouraged to order ahead of time at (517) 458 – 1150, so that your order can be already made upon arrival
  • Village Inn
    • 121 W. Main Street, Morenci, MI 49256
    • Typical diner food
    • Open from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM