2016 9th Annual ISSA Winter Nationals - Ring Tournament
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016
The 2016 ISSA Winter National Championships (www.seniorsoftball.org)
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Princess Anne Sports Complex, City View Park and other venues
It is estimated that 60 to 80 teams from throughout the United States will be attending to compete for the World Championships in their division.
|Ticket Prices:||Admission to all venues is FREE.|
No charge for parking, adequate parking is available at the parks.
A Managers Check-In will be on Thursday night, September 29 from 7:30PM to 9:30 PM at the Host Hotel, Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. A team representative should check-in their team and pick up tournament information including a dozen ISSA softballs. ISSA Staff will be available to discuss the event and answer questions (no formal meeting).
Friday during preliminary play at the ball park, teams check-in together. Photo IDs (drivers license) are needed for the player check-in.
The tournament staff will place the teams in brackets and prepare the preliminary schedule which will be posted on the website approximately three days prior to the tournament. The preliminary game record will be used to seed your team into the double elimination finals. The exact format will depend on the number of teams in each division.
|First Game:||September 30 , the games may begin at 8:00AM on Friday at each venue. Most divisions will end on Sunday afternoon and the Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the final game. (Some smaller divisions could conclude on Saturday)|
Greg Thomas, 9114 I-Beam Lane, Manassas, VA 20110 (703-368-1188)
Complete Online Entry and mail Entry Fee by September 2, 2016 (Exceptions only for the benefit of the tournament.)
|Rosters Due:||The ISSA Roster Form must be submitted by September 2 (can be unsigned by the players). The printable roster form with player signatures should be turned in at the team check-in. Since this is a Winter National, players who will be eligible for the team in 2017 are eligible to play in this event.|
|Divisions of Play:||
Teams will be placed in skill level divisions based on their ISSA Rating and verified by the tournament staff. Divisions are planned for AA, AAA, Major and Major Plus in each age classification for men. Divisions could be combined for preliminary play but ALL teams will be given the opportunity to play for their rated division championship against similar rated teams. Competition will be included for senior Women's teams beginning at 40 and over and Men's Masters beginning at 35 and over. Men's Masters will begin play on Saturday, October 1.
The entry fee for all classifications is $550.00. Entry fee includes one dozen ISSA softballs (teams hit their own ISSA ball).
T-shirts and other apparel will be for sale at each venue. Other merchandise and equipment will also be available at the tournament.