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Participants of the 2019 NWLA Tournament Presented by Visit Lenawee

The field of 18 teams has been finalized for this year’s NWLA Tournament presented by Visit Lenawee! They are as follows:

Top 6:
WILL
GBL
AWAA
KWL
OCWA
HRL

Draft Eligible:
SWBL
HWL
WSEM
GAWL
CCWB
BCW
RPWL
BWACS
BWBL
MNWA
MLW
MAW

With an increase in size comes a change in format. The tournament will begin with Pool Play, featuring 6 pools of 3. Each pool will be determined through a team draft, featuring the Top 6 finishers from last year. Each Pool Play game will now be a full game, with ties still in play after 6 innings. After Pool Play the teams will be seeded, with the top 14 advancing to Double Elimination, and the bottom 4 playing a play-in game where the winners will receive the final 2 Double Elimination spots. This Qualifying Round will also feature full games with no inning limit, and will count towards the pitching rotation rules. The two teams eliminated in the Qualifying Round will have a shot to redeem themselves in the Dangerfield Bracket, which will be expanded to 6 teams battling for the final Qualified spot in the 2020 NWLA Tournament.

An email has been distributed to the managers looking for team information, and if you are a team manager and did not receive this email, please reach out to the Organizing Committee.

The next steps are the Rules Call (held in June), and the Pool Play draft (held in July). Let the build up begin!

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