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2019 NWLA Tournament Registration

As we plan for the 2019 NWLA Tournament, we would like to remind everyone of the following:

- The 2019 NWLA Tournament will take place July 12-14, 2019, at Wakefield Park in Morenci, MI.

- There will not be a regional round this year. In it’s place, the NWLA National Tournament will feature 20 teams in 2019! The 13 qualifiers from 2018 will be automatically included in the field, and then 7 other applicants will be selected from the field. A new format will be released in the near future, but it will feature elimination after Pool Play. Stay tuned for more on this.

- The 2019 NWLA Tournament is now accepting applications from fall and winter leagues! As long as your league starts after the end of the last NWLA Tournament, you’ll be eligible for the next year’s Tournament. NOTE: If you have a fall season and a spring/summer season, you won’t be able to use both for eligibility. You can decide which one you’d like to use, and all eligibility will be determined from that season.

- To register and pay for entry into the 2019 NWLA Tournament, click below:

Registration Form

2019 NWLA Tournament Details

The 2018 NWLA Tournament has concluded, and planning has begun for 2019. After a short sabbatical, the Organizing Committee has gotten together and finalized a few things for 2019:

- The 2019 NWLA Tournament will take place July 12-14, 2019, at Wakefield Park in Morenci, MI.

- There will not be a regional round this year. In it’s place, the NWLA National Tournament will feature 20 teams in 2019! The 13 qualifiers from 2018 will be automatically included in the field, and then 7 other applicants will be selected from the field. A new format will be released in the near future, but it will feature elimination after Pool Play. Stay tuned for more on this.

- The 2019 NWLA Tournament will be accepting applications from fall and winter leagues! As long as your league starts after the end of the last NWLA Tournament, you’ll be eligible for the next year’s Tournament. NOTE: If you have a fall season and a spring/summer season, you won’t be able to use both for eligibility. You can decide which one you’d like to use, and all eligibility will be determined from that season.

- The NWLA Tournament Rulebook will be getting a thorough inspection and revision for 2019.

- The NWLA Tournament website will be getting a full redesign, which will be operational in the near future.

That’s all for now. Check back soon for the 2019 Format release!

2018 NWLA National Tournament presented by Visit Lenawee Teams and Pools

Due to various circumstances, Tampa Bay Wiffleball will not be returning to the NWLA Tournament in 2018. Set to take their place will be the Brew City Wiffleball Keg Crushers! Invites were made to PWL and MWL, but were ultimately declined. This will change the pools around slightly, so they are as follows:

POOL A:
WSEM
OCWA
BWBL
BCW

POOL B:
SWBL
AWAA
WILL
ISWB

POOL C:
HRL
MNWA
BWACS
HWL

POOL D:
KWL
RPWL
GBL
GAWL

Bloomsburg Wiffle Club Out of Regional, Schedule and Rules Posted

The Bloomsburg Wiffle Club will not be attending the 2018 NWLA Tournament Regional Round, so the Regional schedule has been modified. The format will be exactly the same as last year’s Regionals, with four preliminary games (generated by the live draft and a random scheduler) and a bracket. After the preliminaries, the top three teams will be qualified for Nationals, while the remaining four teams will be seeded and placed into the single elimination bracket to decide the fourth and final spot in Morenci!

The rules committee met Sunday, June 3rd, and adopted the 2018 rules.

  • Final Adopted Rules [ pdf ]

Only two changes were made. A baserunner inadvertently leaving the base will be given one warning per team per game before being called out. Also, the lead force and batter-runner will now be the only players affected by the force out rule. All other force outs will not be considered.

Play begins at 9 am on Saturday, with the bracket play taking place under the lights! Currently, the weather looks iffy, so the schedule can be condensed to fit around any delays we may have. We WILL play through rain as long as the conditions are deemed safe and competitive. Updates and live streams will be provided through the NWLA Tournament Twitter and Facebook!