AV SOFTBALL's Al Acosta did the right thing. After announcing the 2018 Player "CHIP" Rules, he listened to ways to tweak it to make it more fair & balanced. Many players reached out to Al to offer input and, to his credit, Al encouraged the player's comments in reaching a final version for the 2018-2019 Chip Rules.
AV SOFTBVALL will be running D5, D4, D3, D2 & D1 divisions and special tournaments. Here is the breakdown on eligibility requirements for players in these tournaments:
D - Division will be allowed 3-4 Chips depending on Chips
E - Division will be allowed 1-2 Chips depending on Chips
Rec - Division will be allowed 1 Chip depending on Chip
Please make sure to ask about your chip players if they can play, if have not played yet. Chip players not allowed to play if rated A, Open, Major.
Teams, and specifically Team Managers are expected to know all player eligibility rules and are required to advise AV about the identity of any "chips" in your lineup. Any failure to properly inform AV of a "chip" could result in a team forfeiting games, their tournament fee and/or any prizes.
*** sometimes, a player may be "overrated". For example, a player may appear on a "C" roster but perhaps that player never actually played for that team or there were other circumstances whereby that player should not be rated a "C". You MUST CHECK WITH AVBEFORE THE DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT if you have any questions about such players. AV will then gather more information and make a final determination.
Please contact Al Acosta at Al@AVsoftball.com with any questions on the 2018 AV SOFTBALL Chip Rules. Thanks again for playing AV SOFTBALL and we look forward to a great & competitive 2018.
AV SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES
REVISED CHIP RULES FOR 2019
The "Last Ring Tournament"
This will be the last-ever, Ring Tournaments that is not the World's Tournament. Enter today!
AV Softball's sold-out, Labor Day Weekend Getaway Tournaments were a big success again this year as the event continues to be one of the most popular in all of SoCal. There was some great softball played by skilled players on every team.
The MEN's event on Saturday, Aug. 31, saw perennial powerhouse BIG NASTY win the championship in the Group "A" bracket after being forced to the "if" game by FTBU. Taking the Men's Group "B" championship was WD40, that went undefeated to win it all. In the Coed tournament on Sunday, September 1st, it was TEAM HUERTA double-dipping PAC12 to win the Group "A" championship. SANDLOT won the Group "B" coed division, going undefeated and holding off a tough WINNING UGLY team.
There were fewer teams this year as AV SOFTBALL was asked by the City of Big Bear Lake, CA to end the tournaments a little sooner. AV's Al Acosta also announced to all a few rule changes for both Big Bear events next year. First, with fewer teams, it will be strictly, deposit-required, first-come-first-served so enter early to get a spot. Next year's events will no longer be "bats supplied" but will require that all bats bear the "new" ASA stamp which must be intact & legible.
Future Big Bear tournaments will also be a simple, double elimination format with any 0-2 teams getting some "party money" or script for a future, AV tournament.
THANKS TO ALL OF THE TEAMS FOR MAKING AV SOFTBALL's LABOR DAY WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS A GREAT EVENT FOR ALL.
To see the complete results and All Tournament teams, go to our TOURNAMENT RESULTS page.
BIG BEAR IS A BLAST