Warcats Invitational

Tournament Dates

June 13-15, 2014

The Westerville Warcats will hold the 36th annual Warcats Invitational fastpitch softball tournament over Fathers Day weekend. The tournament takes place in the charming town of Westerville, Ohio which was named the 15th best place to live in the United States in 2009 by CNN's Money Magazine. The city offers plenty to do after a long day of softball for fans of all ages. Westerville is centrally located and within a 15 minute drive of hundreds of restaraunts, hotels, entertainment, and shopping venues. If you are traveling to our tournament, please visit the city of Westerville's Visitor Bureau website or print a map to help plan your weekend. We hope you will join us for a competitive weekend of great fastpitch softball coupled with family fun for everyone. Click here for the tournament schedule and list of teams.

Registered Teams

10U: Westerville Warcats, Central Ohio Ice, Ohio Hawks, Dublin Rocks, Ohio Storm '04, Watterson Eagles, West Liberty Force, Big Walnut Lady Eagles, , Ohio Danger '03, Canal Crush, Impact
[5 spots remaining]

12U: Westerville Warcats-Linke, Westerville Warcats-Fields, Central Ohio Stampede, Watterson Eagles, Central Ohio Ice, JABC Riot, Ohio Storm-Blue, Gahanna Lady Lions, Xtreme '01, Ohio Lady Liberty 11U, LC Lightning, The Hawks, Full Tilt, PC Sting '01, Canal Crush, Electric Storm
[Bracket is full]

14U: Westerville Warcats, Central Ohio Stampede, Ohio Danger, Cap City Force, West Liberty Force-Thompson, Ohio Dragons '00, Extreme '99, Dublin Celtics, Ohio Lady Liberty, Full Tilt, Watterson Eagles, The Hawks, Lancaster Shockwave, Upper Arlington Bears, Electric Storm, Olentangy Lightnin-Carmichael
[Bracket is full]

16U: Westerville Warcats, Central Ohio Ice '98-Black, Dirt Divas, Central Ohio Ice '98-Blue, NCS Jaguars-Black, Obetz Elite, Lancaster Shockwave-Jones, Lady Barracudas, LC Lightning, Ohio Glory '97, Summer Knights, Full Tilt, Cental Ohio Ice '97, Mustangs
[2 spots remaining]

18U: Ohio Dragons-Black, West Liberty Force-Horsley, Heart of Ohio Heartbreakers, PC Sting, Central Ohio Stampede, Ohio Chill
[10 spots remaining]

Once a division is closed, additional teams in that division will be placed on a standby list. In the event that not all teams are fully paid by the deadline date of May 1, 2014, standby teams will be given 1st priority in order in which registration and checks are received.

Playing Age

10U: all players must be 10 or younger as of January 1, 2014
12U: all players must be 12 or younger as of January 1, 2014
14U: all players must be 14 or younger as of January 1, 2014
16U: all players must be 16 or younger as of January 1, 2014
18U: all players must be 18 or younger as of January 1, 2014

Registration

Please complete the application form, including your ASA sanction number, proof of insurance, and send with the registration fee to:
Westerville Warcat Invitational
694 Southbluff Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43082

Entry Fee and Refund Policy

The entry fee is $400.00 per team. 100% of the entry fee will be refunded if requested before February 1, 2014. 75% of the entry fee will be refunded if requested before April 1, 2014. 50% of the entry fee will be refunded if requested before May 1, 2014. NO REFUNDS MAY BE REQUESTED AFTER MAY 1, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

View a larger map of the Warcats Invitational here.

Heritage Middle School
390 N. Spring Street
Westerville, OH 43082

Highlands Park
245 S. Spring Street
Westerville, OH 43081

Hoff Woods Park
556 McCorkle Boulevard
Westerville, OH 43082

Metzger Park
137 Granby
Westerville, OH 43081

Westerville Central High School
7118 Mount Royal Avenue
Westerville, OH 43082

Westerville North High School
950 County Line Road
Westerville, OH 43081

Westerville South High School
303 S. Otterbein
Westerville, OH 43081

Tournament Format

You may print a copy of the rules here.

The Invitational has a four game guarantee, WEATHER PERMITTING, and will consist of three games of pool play followed by a single-elimination tournament. Teams will be seeded in brackets based on their finish in pool play.

Game Times

All pool and single-elimination bracket games are 75 minutes or seven innings. No new inning will begin after one hour and ten minutes. In pool play and single elimination play, the game shall be called if a team is ahead by 15 runs after three innings or eight runs after four innings. Championship games will be seven innings without a time limit.

Check-In

Each teams must check in at the registration table 60 minutes prior to its first pool play game. Proof of insurance and ASA sanctioning must be shown at that time. Sanctioning will be available at sign-in.

Rules

This tournament is ASA sanctioned and all play will be governed by ASA fastpitch softball rules. All teams must be ASA sanctioned in order to participate. Umpires will explain the rules for each field to the head coach 15 minutes prior to the start of each game. Home teams will be decided by a coin toss at that time. Home teams will provide the official score book. Coaches must report final scores to tournament officials immediately at the end of each game. Teams may also bat 2 extra players during pool play.

Umpires

All umpires are ASA certified.

International Tie Breaker (ITB)

The ITB WILL NOT be in force for pool games. Teams will be seeded based on the following point system: 3 points per win, 2 points per tie, 1 point per loss, runs allowed, run differential, coin toss. The ITB WILL BE in force for ALL single elimination games.

Awards

Team and individual awards will be presented to the first and second place teams in each age division.

Equipment

Game balls will be provided by the tournament. All other equipment must be furnished by the teams and ASA approved for 2010 play. 10U, 12U and 14U players are NOT permitted to wear metal cleats. 16U and 18U ARE permitted to wear metal cleats.

Admission

There are no admission charges or parking fees at this tournament.

Protests

Protests will be considered but must be made immediately and accompanied by a $100 fee. This fee is refundable only if the protest is upheld. No protests will be considered after a game is completed per ASA rules.

Rain Delay and Cancellation Poicy

Should rain delay a game, the game will be resumed where stopped at a time determined by tournament officials. The only exception will be that any game called prior to the end of the first inning will be restarted. The phone number for rain delay information is XXX-XXX-XXXX. This line will be updated periodically during rain delays. Should the fields become unplayable, we will make every attempt to complete the tournament by modifying the format. Options include shortening game times, and changing to single elimination to play as much of the tournament as possible. Cancellation of the tournament will be a last resort. In the event we must cancel, we will refund pro-rated entry fees (based on 4 game guarantee) to each team, less any unrecoverable expenses incurred (concession stand expenses, advertising, T-shirts, trophies etc.) or offer reduced fees for next year’s tournament.

Questions

If you have questions about the Warcats Invitational, please use the contact us tab at the left of the screen to contact the tournament director. If you have questions about tournament concessions or being a vendor at this years tournament, contact the concessions director using the contact us tab at the left of the screen.

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