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RIASA MODIFIED INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES/RULES FOR CLASS B - A - AND OPEN TOURNAMENTS

Terms/Requirements
Only ASA registered and classified teams are eligible to participate.

ASA Roster Forms
A copy of an ASA ROSTER/WAIVER form noting team classification, and signed by the respective ASA
commissioner or designee from where a team is registered must be submitted to the tournament director,
along with a copy of team insurance. Players not on the roster are ineligible to participate. Should a
team need to add players to their roster due to injuries, defections, etc, any player being added must be
cleared and added to the roster by the respective state commissioner from where a team is registered.
Players being added must come from a team that was in the same classification in the current year.
Example: Players that were on a class “A” team’s roster during the current year, cannot be placed on a
team of a lower classification.

If you are adding to a roster you can not add a player currently on another roster.

Upon demand by tournament officials, a player must produce proper identification. Any one of the following will be accepted:  
  • Photo ID card issued by the local commissioner and his/her designee
  • Birth certificate, Baptismal certificate, Hospital certificate, Driver’s license 

Insurance
Teams must provide a copy of their insurance certificate.

Only ASA registered umpires may officiate tournament games. In class A, B, and "OPEN" classifications, two umpires will be used in all games, (pool play and bracket), in all age divisions.

All tournaments must carry ASA Tournament Insurance, to purchase tournament insurance, go to http://www.bollingerasa.com and click on Tournament Insurance.

All umpire assignments will be issued by the Rhode Island ASA Umpire in Chief.

Time Limits
85 minute time limit (no new inning starts after 85 minutes). Pool play games (only) may end in a tie. Bracket games tied at the end of 7 innings, or after the time limit has expired will use the International Tie Breaker to determine a winner The 85 minute time limit is for all games, (pool play and bracket), except for the semi-finals and championship games.

Lineup
A team may use up to 12 batters in the batting order, 9 positional players and 3 EP’s. Once a team decides to use an EP or EP’s, they may not be eliminated from the lineup, the team is committed to batting the EP’s throughout the game. Should a player in the batting order have to leave the game for any reason, that player will be skipped without penalty unless playing shorthanded. A player leaving the game because of injury cannot return to that game. If playing shorthanded a game can begin or continue with 8 players, an out will be recorded when the 9th position in the batting order is reached. The game is ended when less than 8 players are available. Players beyond the 12 starting players will be listed as substitutes. The EP's can be used on defense at any time without reporting a change. There will be no Flex/DP. If a team decides to use a straight 9 line up they can use the DP/flex. 

Courtesy Runners/All Age Groups
Available listed substitutes not in the line-up may be used as a courtesy runner for the pitcher/catcher, or a player that is injured. Should a team not have an available substitute, the pitcher and catcher will run for themselves, Should an injury occur while on offense, the last scheduled batter that inning is used as the courtesy runner.

Determining Home Team
ASA rules state that the home team is decided by a coin flip in all games. If a tournament director wants to award home team designation in bracket play based on the higher seed, it must be communicated in the tournament flyer, and in the "Tournament notes" section when a tournament is applied for via the ASA New England Tournament web site.

Metal Cleats
NO METAL CLEATS for the 14U and 16U division, but can be used in the 18U division.

Slashing
For the safety of the players no slashing.

Seeding From Pool Play

Seeding from pool play into bracket play is determined by the following: 

  • Best winning percentage
  • Most wins 

Head to head (head to head tie breaker does not apply in situations where 3 or more teams with the same record have inconclusive head to head results) example teams A, B and C play one another and finish with identical records; team A defeats team B, team B defeats team C, team C defeats team A. Head to head for those three teams would cancel out.

Runs allowed (runs scored is not included in the tie breaker)

Coin flip:

In tournaments that are uneven in number that necessitate a team playing an extra game in order to ensure that all teams get their alotted number of pool play games. The game will not count for the team that plays a 4th game. The team playing the 4th game does not get to pick and choose which of the 4 games is used for seeding, seeding will be done off of that team's first 3 games.

A game in progress in pool play that is subsequently forfeited due to a team falling below the required number of players. If the team ahead receives the forfeit, the score remains as is when the forfeit occurs, despite the inning. Should the team that is losing receive the forfeit, they would be credited with the win, and runs allowed would count for seeding purposes.

Refunds due to teams must be disbursed within 7 days from when the tournament was scheduled
When rain prohibits the completion of pool play, and a number of teams do not get all of their pool play games in, seeding will be done as follows: Example, in a ten team tournament, 6 teams play all three pool play games, and 4 teams only get to play two pool play games. Seeding from pool play into bracket will be off of all teams first two games in pool play. Teams that did play their 3 pool play games do not get to pick and choose which of their 2 of their 3 games are used towards seeding, the first two games will be used.

Cancelled/Shortened Tournament Refund Policy
The following refund policy is to be used in all RI ASA sanctioned tournaments:

  1. Tournament cancelled completely, no games played. Teams issued a refund less tournament expenses that cannot be recovered. Examples: Perishable foods, T-shirts, trophy plates, field rental etc. Create a tally sheet of these expenses, and send teams a copy along with their refund. Refunds due to teams must be disbursed within 7 days from when the tournament was scheduled.
  2. One game played: 1/2 of entry fee returned
  3. Two or more games played: no refund
If a team drops out of a tournament and a replacement team is found, the team gets a full refund, if a replacement team cannot be found, no refund is issued to the team dropping out.

 Tournament expenses vary from one tournament to another based on many factors. Should tournament expenses be less significant and it is found that it is not necessary to keep as much of team’s entry fees in any of the above 3 scenarios, please do so.

Tournament expenses vary from one tournament to another based on many factors. Should tournament expenses be less significant and it is found that it is not necessary to keep as much of team’s entry fees in any of the above 3 scenarios, please do so.