2021 USA-Canada Senior Border Battle Factsheet at Grand Rapids

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USA-Canada Senior Border Battle

August 5-7, 2022
Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Entry Form | Additional Tournament & Hotel Info | Selected Teams | Pool Play & Championship Brackets 

FACT SHEET

Date:

August 5-7, 2022 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

Location:

Grand Rapids, MI USA

Teams:

This event will bring the best senior Major teams in the United States to play against the best from Canada.  SPO in Canada will be responsible for selecting their Canadian team for each age division. The ISSA will select three Major teams in each of seven age classifications, Men's 40, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70s and Women's 50s to represent the United States.  

Ticket Prices: Admission to all venues is FREE.
Parking:

No charge for parking, adequate parking is available at the parks.

Team Meeting: TBD
Host Hotels:  

Comfort Suites Grand Rapids North

(616) 785-7899

350 Dodge NE, Comstock Park, MI, 49321

            10 minutes from complex

               20 rooms per night contracted at $109/night

               Contact person: Crisanna Campbell

  [email protected]

  (616) 785-7899

 

Tru by Hilton Comstock Park Grand Rapids

(616) 286-6555

340 Dodge NE, Comstock Park, MI, 49321

           10 minutes from complex

             Contact person: Jennifer Orent

             [email protected]

 

Hampton Inn Grand Rapids North

(616) 647-1000

500 Center Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49544

           14 minutes from complex

           Contact person: Evan Clark

           [email protected]

 

Home2 Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids North

(616) 228-6730

330 River Ridge Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49544

         16 minutes from complex

           Contact person: Avani Singh

           [email protected]

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids-North

(616) 647-4100 ext. 143

358 River Ridge Dr NW, Walker, MI, 49544

             15 minutes from complex

Contact person: Sulema Kiekintveld

             [email protected]

                               

Fairfield Inn & Suites Grand Rapids North

(616) 647-0600

620 Center Dr NW, Walker, MI, 49544

14 minutes from complex

Contact person: Sulema Kiekintveld

[email protected]

Team Check-in:

Photo ID's (drivers license) are needed for the player check-in.  Friday (time TBD) the teams will check-in at the Art Van Sports Complex before their first game and a Team Home Run Contest will follow the day's games.

Tournament Seeding:

The four teams in each age division will compete in pool play on Friday and Saturday.  The top seeded USA team will compete against the Canadian team on Sunday for the Gold Medals.  The other two USA teams will compete on Sunday for the Bronze Medals. 

 
 
Tournament Director:

RB Thomas, 703-368-1188 or 571-436-9704 (cell)  (USA Administrator)

9114 I-Beam Lane, Manassas, VA 20110 

Email: [email protected]

Deadline:

Invitations will be given to the managers of the appropriate qualifying teams from the past tournaments. Selected senior teams will be invited to participate and will receive a link to the Entry Form.  Other interested Major teams need to contact RB Thomas and discuss their desire to participate if an opening occurs in their division.  Also, interested players may also contact the selected team managers to see if they need a player.  (Teams may use unlimited pick-ups from anywhere in the USA for this special event (Exception:  A team can have no more than three players currently playing on a Major Plus team.)  Email:  [email protected] 

Rosters Due: The ISSA Roster Form must be submitted online prior to the event and the Roster Waiver form submitted at the check-in on Friday night at the event. 
Divisions of Play:

Major only.

Awards:

Team trophies and medals to each player  Some Team USA apparrel to be provided.

Fees:

The entry fee is $500  

Souvenirs:

T-shirts and other apparel may be for sale.