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Saturday, April 5

UPDATED TOURNAMENT DATES FOR REESE AND HODGES

Please note that the Tournament dates for Reese and Hodges have been changed as follows:

Reese- July 14-18

Hodges- July 19-23

 



Saturday, March 22

UPDATED AABC WEBSITE

THE AABC WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED. THE NEW AND IMPROVED WEBSITE WILL BE LAUNCHED BY THE END OF MARCH, 2014. TEAMS AND LEAGUES WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER ON THE UPDATED WEBSITE, AND IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT ROSTERS WILL BE INPUT ONLINE. THE UPDATED WEBSITE WILL HAVE POWERFUL NEW COMMUNICATION AND REPORTING TOOLS.



Sunday, June 23
CHANGE IN 2013 MAYS WORLD SERIES DATES

Please note the change for the Willie Mays World Series dates.  The new dates are as follows:

Arrive  -  July 26

Play  -  July 27 – 30

Depart  -  July 31



Tuesday, May 21
 2013 KOUFAX WORLD SERIES SITE ANNOUNCED
The AABC has announced that the 2013 Koufax World Series will be played in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  This facility has hosted the American Legion World Series on two occasions, most recently in 2007.
The arrival date is July 31, and the Tournament runs from August 1-4.


Tuesday, April 30

NEWS FOR 2013

Beginning in 2013, each team participating in a Regional Tournament will be charged an entry fee. It is expected to be approximately $200-$250/team.

The Region will also contribute money to each Tournament host.

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PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE RULES REGARDING BATS (SEE RULE 221 OF THE AABC OFFICIAL HANDBOOK).

THE NEW MLB HYBRID BAT FROM LOUISVILLE SLUGGER WILL NOT BE LEGAL FOR THE 2013 SEASON, EVEN THOUGH IT IS BBCOR CERTIFIED.

--Griffey through Musial-  only wood, laminate or composite wood of similar material bats (the only exception to the similar material is the Baum bat) may be used.  The bat must not exceed forty-two (42) inches in length and 2.61 inches in diameter.

--Koufax-  wood or non-wood BBCOR bats only may be used.  The bat may not exceed minus three (-3) in differential between length and weight and must not be larger than 2 5/8 inches in diameter.

--Clemente through Ryan-   wood or non-wood bats may be used and must not be larger in diameter than 2 3/4 inches.  There is no restriction with regard to the differential between length and weight.  All bats must have the certificiation of BPF of 1.15 or less.

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SEVERAL RULES CHANGES HAVE BEEN PASSED BY THE AABC WHICH WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 2013.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE "AABC RULES CHANGES" TAB TO READ MORE. 

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW SLIDE RULE (RULE 218 IN THE AABC OFFICIAL HANDBOOK). 

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WORLD SERIES TRAVEL IS NO LONGER BE ARRANGED BY THE AABC OR THE WORLD SERIES HOST.  INSTEAD, EACH TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING ITS OWN TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS, AND WILL RECEIVE A SET REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE AABC.  THE REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED.

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PLEASE CHECK BOTH THE AABC WEBSITE (WWW.AABC.US) AND THIS SITE OFTEN FOR FURTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION.



Friday, March 23

 UPDATE ON BATS FOR KOUFAX DIVISION

THE AABC BOARD VOTED TO ALLOW BBCOR BATS IN THE SANDY KOUFAX DIVISION FOR 2012.  WHAT THAT MEANS IS THE BPF IS NOW 1.15 OR LESS WHICH ALLOWS THE BBCOR .50.  

                                                                                                                                                        



Sunday, February 26

NEWS FOR 2012

SEVERAL RULES CHANGES HAVE BEEN PASSED BY THE AABC WHICH WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 2012.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE "AABC RULES CHANGES" TAB TO READ MORE.

IN PARTICULAR, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

1.  All bats must have the certification of BPF of 1.15 or less in 2012. In 2013, all bats must have an AABC logo.

2.  In AABC Stan Musial, Connie Mack Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle and Ken Griffey Jr Division Tournaments, only wood, laminate or composite wood of similar material bats ( the only exception to the similar material is the Baum Bat) may be used. The bat must not exceed 42 inches in length and 2.61 inches in diameter.

3.  Connie Mack may now have twenty- two (22) players on their roster.

4.  Insurance waivers will no longer be issued for Regional or National Competition Tournaments.  All teams must have K and K Insurance.

5.  All leagues must require that each of its teams complete an official AABC Roster, which is the ONLY roster form that can be utilized for National Tournaments. On or before 24 hours prior to the first game of all Regional and National Qualifying Tournaments, each team qualified for or entering the Regional or National Qualifying Tournament must submit an official AABC online roster at www.aabc.us. Each Tournament Director must mark the online roster as certified once he has verified and confirmed said certification. These certified rosters will then be available online to the Tournament Director at the next stage of Tournament competition. Teams needing player contact information in order to add a player to their roster as an "Extra Player" under Rule 205, may contact the National Office for that information.

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AMERICAN BASEBALL, INC. WILL BE RUNNING THE WORLD SERIES FOR THE FOLLOWING DIVISIONS:  HODGES, KOUFAX, GRIFFEY, MATTINGLY AND MUSIAL.  THESE TOURNAMENTS ARE BEING REFORMATTED TO 25-TEAM TOURNAMENTS.

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WORLD SERIES TRAVEL WILL NO LONGER BE ARRANGED BY THE AABC OR THE WORLD SERIES HOST.  INSTEAD, EACH TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING ITS OWN TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS, AND WILL RECEIVE A SET REIMBURSEMENT FROM THE AABC.

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THE NORTH ATLANTIC REGION WILL BE HOSTING "SUPER-REGIONALS" FOR THE HODGES 11 YEAR OLD AND THE GRIFFEY 15 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISIONS IN 2012.  THESE TOURNAMENTS WILL BE PLAYED IN BROOKLYN, NY and LOWER WESTCHERSTER COUNTY, NY, RESPECTIVELY.

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CT WILL ONCE AGAIN BE HOSTING REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS FOR THE CLEMENTE AND MANTLE DIVISIONS.  CT WILL ALSO BE HOSTING A REGIONAL TOURNAMENT FOR THE MUSIAL DIVISION.

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PLEASE CHECK BOTH THE AABC WEBSITE AND THIS SITE OFTEN FOR FURTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION.



Sunday, February 27

NEWS FOR 2011

SEVERAL RULES CHANGES HAVE BEEN PASSED BY THE AABC WHICH WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 2011.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE "AABC RULES CHANGES" TAB TO READ MORE.

IN PARTICULAR, PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL METAL COMPOSITE BATS HAVE BEEN BANNED IN ALL DIVISIONS IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

ALL METAL COMPOSITE BATS HAVE ALSO BEEN BANNED IN ALL DIVISIONS IN C.A.B.C. TOURNAMENT COMPETITION.

THE AABC WEBSITE (AABC.US) CONTAINS AN UP-TO-DATE LISTING OF ALL APPROVED BATS FOR 12 AND UNDER.  IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING EQUIPMENT, YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE NATIONAL OFFICE.

ALSO, BEGINNING IN 2012, ONLY WOOD, LAMINATE OR COMPOSITE WOOD BATS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE GRIFFEY 15 AND MANTLE AGE DIVISIONS  (THIS IS ALREADY THE CASE AT ALL AGE DIVISIONS ABOVE MANTLE).

THE NORTH ATLANTIC REGION WILL BE HOSTING A "SUPER-REGIONAL" FOR THE GRIFFEY 15 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION IN 2011.  THIS TOURNAMENT WILL BE PLAYED IN NEW YORK AND CT WILL HAVE ONE SLOT IN THE TOURNAMENT.

CT WILL ONCE AGAIN BE HOSTING REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS FOR THE CLEMENTE AND MANTLE DIVISIONS. 

PLEASE CHECK BOTH THE AABC WEBSITE AND THIS SITE OFTEN FOR FURTHER NEWS AND INFORMATION.




 
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