The GBMSL Mite Tournament 2017

Locations: Toanche-2 diamonds & Lafontaine- 2 diamonds

This tournament will consist of 2 pools, top 8 teams (AA tournament- 2 pools of 4 with winners of pools playing for Gold silver) and next 8 teams (A tournament- 2 Pools of 4 with winners of pools playing for Gold silver)

The AA and A tournament is 2 pools with winners facing off, This is a full round robin on the AA side and a modified round robin on the A side

After running this tournament for years we have come to the conclusion that many teams cannot handle more than 3 games in a day at this age group nor can most junior umpires handle more than 4 games in a day. We understand a full round robin would be better for both tournaments but it's difficult to do in a house league program as not all players/teams can handle it and we don't have sufficient diamond space with two facility's to pull it off. Please remember the hosts do not setup the format, it is done by the league scheduler in consultation with the league and based on previous tournament experience and reccomendations.

In the tournament Points matter (2 for win, 1 for tie, 0 for loss) as does run spread in the event of a tie, that said if your last bat is important to you then you should chose away at the coin toss, chosing home means that you don't get your last bat if you are winning. Head to head will not be used as all teams do not play each other! All games are finished when a team is winning by one in the bottom of the final inning. Read the tournament rules and understand them. The open inning will be called whenever an inning opens after an hour of play, this is the final inning! The open inning is not required to constitute a game so if an inning doesn't end between an 1:00 and the 1:15 time limit there will not be one! The open inning is not to be called before the hour is played! The 1:15 is not a drop dead time, the inning will be finished or until a team is winning by 1 run in the bottom of the inning. If the home team is winning and the 1:15 is up they will not bat.

All teams are guaranteed 3 games in AA side- 2 games on A side

Seeding will be based on results submitted by June 18th

Rule Reminders for Tournaments:

1- Open inning rule as described above

2- There is a mercy rule of 20 runs after 3 innings, 15 runs after 4 innings

3- You can play with 8 players without penalty (no 8 player rule or automatic outs) You CANNOT play with 7 players

4- Pitching rules are the same as regular season, Max 2 innings in a row and 3 max. for the game. One pitch thrown in an inning is considered an inning pitched. Scorekeepers need to track who is pitching, it is not the umpires job.

Place Team Points/RS
"AA" Tournament in Toanche
1 Wyevale 1 10 pts plus 72
2 Vasey 8 pts plus 63
3 Victoria Harbour 1 8 pts plus 20
4 Elmvale 1 8 pts plus 16
5 Elmvale 2 6 pts won H2H over 6th
6 Wyevale 2 6 pts lost H2H with 5th
7 Minesing 2 5 pts plus 12 tied with 8th in game
8 Toanche 5 pts plus 6 tied with 7th in game
"A" Tournament in Lafontaine
9 Lafontaine 2 4 pts plus 26
10 Minesing 1 4 pts minus 22
11 Lafontaine 1 4 pts minus 28
12 Elmvale 3 2 pts minus 21
13 Victoria Harbour 2 2 pts minus 28
14 Wyebridge 2 pts minus 49
15 Minesing 3 2 pts minus 58
16 Minesing 4 0 pts minus 61

 

AA Tournament in Toanche (except for 2 Friday night games in Lafontaine)

Pool A- 1, 3, 5, 7

Pool B- 2, 4, 6, 8

Time/Diamond
Teams
Friday 6:45 p.m.- Toanche Lighted Diamond
1 vs 5
Friday 6:45 p.m.- Toanche Back Diamond
2 vs 6
Friday 6:45- Lafontaine Lighted diamond
3 vs 7- game in Lafontaine
Friday 6:45- Lafontaine Front diamond
4 vs 8- game in Lafontaine
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-Front Diamond
1 vs. 3
Saturday 8:30 a.m.- Back Diamond
5 vs 7
Saturday 10:00 a.m.- Front Diamond
2 vs 4
Saturday 10:00 a.m.- Back Diamond
6 vs 8
Saturday 12:00 noon- Front Diamond
1 vs 7
Saturday 12:00 noon- Back Diamond
3 vs 5
Saturday 2:00 p.m.- Front Diamond
2 vs 8
Saturday 2:00 p.m.- Back Diamond
4 vs 6
Saturday 4:00 p.m.- Front Diamond

Top team from Pool A vs. Top team from Pool B for Gold/Silver

Bronze medals will be given out to the 2nd place team following the 12 noon game for Pool 1 and the 2 p.m. game for Pool 2

Winners of the 2 pools will play off at 4 p.m. for the "AA" Championship Trophy

A Tournament in Lafontaine (all games) Saturday only no Friday night games

Pool A- 9, 11, 13, 15

Pool B- 10, 12, 14, 16

Time/Diamond
Teams
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-Front Diamond
9 vs. 13
Saturday 8:30 a.m.- Back Diamond
11 vs. 15
Saturday 10:00 a.m.- Front Diamond
10 vs. 14
Saturday 10:00 a.m.- Back Diamond
12 vs. 16
Saturday 12:00 noon- Front Diamond
9 vs. 15
Saturday 12:00 noon- Back Diamond
11 vs. 13
Saturday 2:00 p.m.- Front Diamond
10 vs. 16
Saturday 2:00 p.m.- Back Diamond
12 vs. 14
Saturday 4:00 p.m.- Front Diamond

Top team from Pool A vs. Top team from Pool B for Gold/Silver

2nd from Pool A & B will receive Bronze Medals (2 sets) following 12 p.m. game for pool 1 or 2 p.m. game for Pool 2

 

Tournament Rules