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From Jesse Ortiz, SCIFL (So Cal Independent Fastpitch League)
NAFA and the SCIFL are pleased to announce the eleventh edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” men’s fast pitch tournament. The event will be held April 6-8, 2018 with the first round games starting Friday at noon, and the Championship games scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday.
PLAN EARLY AND LATE
Teams flying in and out should make plans to be ready to play early on Friday and late on Sunday in the event the brackets are running late.
While this tournament is a NAFA sanctioned event, it is run by the SCIFL and any questions regarding this tournament must go through the SCIFL Tournament Director Jesse Ortiz.
Teams will be separated in the following divisions:
A-Major (depending on amount of teams)
AA/AA-Major (depending on the amount of teams)
The split in the higher classifications will be based on the amount of teams that enter.
NAFA PITCHER’S LIST
The NAFA pitcher’s list will be used to monitor pitchers in the tournament as well as the team’s current classification. No open class pitchers are allowed to pitch in these three divisions. Confirmation into the tournament will be based on the entry fee and roster being received.
The classification list posted on the NAFA web site on January 31, 2018 will be the list used to classify pitchers. There will be no appeals for pitchers after that date for this tournament.
The NAFA 3-GAME GUARANTEE BRACKET will be used for all divisions. With a minimum of eight (8) teams in a division, the winner will have their 2018 NAFA World Series entry fee paid for the division they played in.
CONTACT AND PLAYING INFO
Teams interested in participating should contact Jesse Ortiz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell at 661-510-8928 and inform him if your team can play all three days. Teams that can play all three days will be placed on the priority list, teams that say they can only play on Saturday and Sunday will be placed on the secondary list. No one will be given a “selected” game time as everyone is traveling to the event.
This tournament has been filling up quickly within the past couple of years so I would suggest you contact Jesse as soon as possible if you want to be added to the team list.
ENTRY FEE AND REGISTRATION
The entry fee for the tournament is $475, which includes the $35 Annual NAFA Team Registration Fee. We will start collecting the entry fee beginning January 2, 2018 and once it’s received you will be sent an email to confirm your entry.
Once the tournament is full, teams that have paid their entry fee will be placed on a waiting list until a team drops out or does not pay their entry fee before the deadline.
All teams will need to submit their entry fee along with their team’s roster, listing all their players and identifying their pitchers to ensure teams are placed in their proper classification.
Checks can be made out to “SCIFL” and mailed to:
PO Box 6572
Burbank CA 91510
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER
Please help keep the tournament cost down by booking with Arizona Charlie’s and receive the following special rate.
For the 11th year, the host hotel will once again be Arizona Charlie’s Boulder. The rate will be $55 per night for Friday and Saturday and $35 for Thursday and Sunday nights, if you book directly with the hotel using their 800 number.
In order to receive this rate you must book by midnight of cut-off date March 22, 2018.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder offers a casino, buffet and sit down dining along with live music in the casino bar/lounge.
MAKE RESERVATIONS THROUGH THE 800 NUMBER
To make your reservations call 800-362-4040 and use the reference code C-SCIFL or mention So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League. If you need to book more than three (3) rooms on the same credit card, please contact Kathy Brennan at 702-951-5942 in the group sales department and she will be more than happy to assist you. Also, if the 800 say’s they do not have the SCIFL listing, please call Kathy to book your room. If she is not there, leave a message and she will get back to you.
SUNSET AND WARM SPRINGS PARKS
Information regarding the event, game results and player statistics will be posted on this website. This year’s tournament once again will be played at Sunset Park and Warm Springs Park; both are located with 1/4-mile of each other and are located by the Las Vegas International Airport.
Game times will be available once the tournament is filled or two weeks after March 1, 2018, which is when we will start working on the schedule.
Please feel free to contact Jesse if you have any questions regarding this tournament. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
PO Box 6572
Burbank CA 91510