Northwest Baseball Association: Tournaments

Wednesday, August 20
The following site explains the basics of baseball:
This site has the official guidelines for Major League score keeping. Sections 10.04. to 10.20 are probably the most relevant for us. All score keepers should read this.


Wednesday, February 17

NWBA tournament rules listed below

SPRING TOURNAMENTS

Home Run Classic January 27-29
Winter Blast February 3rd-5th
Madri Gras Bash February 24th - 26th
Spring Break Bash March 16th-18th
Gold Glove Classic March 30th-April 1st
Spring Showdown April 6th-7th
NWBA BAT WARS April 20th- 22nd
End of School Bash   May 18th-20th
May Madness May 11th-13th
Elite Summer Classic June 10th - 12th
Slizzl'n Summer Showdown June 15th-17th
4th of July Firecracker Showdown  July 1st - 4th
Summer Smackdown July 13th -15th
Triple Play Summer Classic July 20th-22nd 
End of Summer Blowout July 27th-29th
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Tournaments : Baseball Overview Attention: New Refund Policy

$25 Cancellation Fee if your team drops out prior to 2 weeks before the Tournament

$100 Cancellation Fee within 2 weeks of the Tournament

NO REFUND once the schedule is posted
                                                                  **NEW NWBA BAT RULE**
               ALL 15U tournaments must follow the following: 

                a. Before January 1, 2012  BBCOR or NFHS BESR certified bats  from the NFHS list are    

                   allowed   http://www.mme.wsu.edu/~ssl/certified/besr/certified.html

                ***January 1, 2012 all bats must be BBCOR rated or wood.***

                 8U Bats Must be rated for Coach Pitch and be BPF1.15 rated

                 9U and up must be BPF1.15 rated

                 13U Must be a minimum of -5 and BPF 1.15

                 14U Must be a minimum of -3 and BPF 1.15

1st offense, bat will be removed. 2nd offense player and bat are removed from the game.


Managers, please make the following information, available to your players and parents: 1) Rain Out Number is 713.449.5506 This is a great number for all coaches to have, so that if it is raining just before time to leave for the game, each team (coaches only, please) can call and get the latest information. Understandably, games will be called after the rain has started, and it is obvious that it is more than just a brief shower. We’ll give it a chance to blow thru…but there’s a critical moment at which the decision will be made and the game called. The rainout number will be updated the moment that decision has been arrived at. Also, more detailed information can be viewed on the website at www.nwbaseball.net under the specific tournament heading. If the tournament is in a rain delay, try first to log onto the website and/or come by the pavilion at Doss Park for the latest information. During a rain delay, many people call the rainout number and no new information can be posted while someone is listening to the old message, so sometimes it is difficult to update the rainout line. 2) Tournament Entry Fees There is a gate fee added to your registration fee, which covers entry to the facility for everyone on your team, and those who are spectators. . 3) Parking Parking is at each individual’s own risk. This is a baseball facility and everybody knows what happens at baseball parks: balls hit are not always confined to the field of play. We are all aware of that going in. DO NOT PARK in any service drive area so as to block access to that particular area. DO NOT leave purses and other valuables in your car!!  There will be access to soft drinks, sports drinks and all kinds of food at all concessions facilities. Water is available in each dugout.  5) Between Games Please clear the dugout area as quickly as possible after the conclusion of your game as other teams are trying to get their game started. Have your team pick up any trash in the dugouts and then hold any team discussions outside the playing field area. 6) Tournament Brackets Tournament brackets and game scores will be located at the Concession stand at F2 or at the website www.nwbaseball.net. All effort will be made to keep up to date information on the website for those of you who have access to it.
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Slashing is NOT allowed! When a bunt is shown you must do 1 of the following: Take the pitch or bunt the ball.
On a sucide squeeze play the batter must take the pitch. If he swings the batter is out and the third base coach is ejected.
If a coach is ejected from a game he must pay a 100.00 to return into the following game. It will be returned at the end of the tournament if their are no more incidents. In the event the same coach/parent is ejected the 100.00 is forfieted, and he must leave the park. If a coach/parent is ejected for bad language, he will be suspended for the weekend.
** Championship games starting after 8:30 will have a time limit determined by the on site tournament director, ALL GAMES MUST END BY 11PM

For Hotel info, here are a few in the area.

Hampton Inn Willow Brook 
La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston - Willowbrook
Holiday Inn Willowbrook
Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest
Northwest Baseball Association – 2009  (Doss Park)AccommodationsThe selection of this full service hotel as a host hotel is due to value and proximity to the event, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.  *   *  The discount sports rate we offer for participants:*    $79 King (one king bed) – sleeps 2 *    $99 Double Double (two double beds) – sleeps 4*    $89 King Deluxe (one king bed and one queen bed) – sleeps 4*    All rooms have a microwave, refrigerator and coffee/tea maker.*    Hotel facilities offer; pool, spa, laundry, fitness center with complimentary access to Lifetime Fitness
These rates will include a modified “sports” continental breakfast for each occupant in the room.
Assorted hot/cold cereals, yogurt, egg breakfast sandwich/taco, whole fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit juices and Starbucks® coffee and TAZO hot teas.  Items subject to change or be customized! If you would like to book a team reservation, please call 832-912-3100 or email your group needs to Donna Bacon, Sports Sales Manager at donnabacon@marcushotels.com.  We love baseball teams!                

Contact Information

Donna D. Bacon
Sports Sales Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Houston Northwest7979 Willow Chase BoulevardHouston, Texas 77070
Hotel Main Number: 832-912-1000
My Direct Line: 832-912-3100
Email:  donnabacon@marcushotels.com
Links*  www.houstonnorthwest.gardeninn.com*  www.hiltongardeninn.com*  www.shopwillowbrookmall.com*  
Nearby Shops, Restaurants and Attractions*   Great American Grill Restaurant – On PropertyP.F. Chang’s Restaurant – Walking Distance Taco Milagro Restaurant and Beach Bar – Walking Dist.AMC 24 Movie Theaters – 1 MileITZ and Movie Tavern – ¾ MileAerodrome Ice Rink – 1 MileWillowbrook Shopping Mall – ½ Mile Doss Park Fields –  8 Miles N. Houston Rosslyn Fields – 8.4 Miles (Our hotel is near midway of each and works great if you are playing at both or don’t have your game location set.) 
     Rates and room types are based upon availability at the time of booking.  Rooms are limited.Last revised: June 10, 2009
   
   


Tuesday, February 5
February 22-24, 2013
March 8-10, 2013
SPRING BREAK BATTLE
March 15-17, 2013
SPRING SHOWDOWN (Friday/Saturday only)
March 29-30, 2013
GOLD GLOVE CLASSIC  
April 5-7, 2013
MAY MADNESS
May 10-12, 2013
END OF SCHOOL BASH
May 17-19, 2013
ELITE SUMMER CLASSIC
June 7-9, 2013
SIZZLIN SUMMER SHOWDOWN
June 14-16, 2013
South Zone State Tournament
June 21-24, 2013
4TH OF JULY FIRECRACKER SHOWDOWN
June 28 - July 1, 2013
SUMMER HEAT BATTLE
July 5-7, 2013
SUMMER SMACKDOWN
July 12-14, 2013
TRIPLE PLAY SUMMER CLASSIC
July 19-21, 2013
END OF SUMMER BLOWOUT
July 26-28, 2013


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