Update March 14, 2011:
Las Vegas Road Trip, April 2-3, 2011
The brackets are now available for the Las Vegas Road Trip IV on the SCIFL web site www.scifastpitch.com. Thirty teams from 11 States and 2 Countries will compete in the three divisions over the two days. Returning champs from last years tournament, Sta. Cecilla, El Paso Steel and the Caribbeans, are all playing again this year.
The AA/AA-Major and the A divisions will play in the traditional NAFA 3-game guarantee bracket to determine the winner and paid berths to the NAFA World Series in Rockford, IL in August. The AA/AA-Major division has 12 teams and the A has 14. In the A-Major division the teams will play in a 3-game round robin followed by single elimination due to only 4 teams being in the bracket and to give teams an extra game.
Games will begin on Saturday morning at 8:00AM and continue through the day with the Championship games scheduled for the AA/AA-Major and A divisions at 3:00PM and the A-Major Championship scheduled for 1:!5PM. Brackets will be updated as time permits over the tournament weekend on the SCIFL website.
For complete information, including brackets and lists of teams, please visit the So Cal Independent Fastpitch League website at www.scifastpitch.com.
SCIFL Tournament Director
NAFA VP Pacific Coast
rmh323 (at ) roadrunner.com
Editor’s note: We’ll be uploading the brackets Monday night, March 14, 2011.
From Robert Hernandez, NAFA/SCIFL:
Happy New Year and I hope you’re had a great holiday season. NAFA and the SCIFL are pleased to announce the fourth edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” fast pitch tournament. The date of this tournament will be April 1th, 2nd and 3rd. The first three years the weather has been very favorable, with temperatures being in the low 80′s. Depending on the amount of teams, games can start on Friday afternoon after 1:00 PM with the hope of having the games completed by 8:00PM Friday night and 9:00 PM on Saturday night. This is to allow the players and their families to enjoy Las Vegas. Championship games will be scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, with “IF” games immediately following if necessary.
This will be a NAFA sanctioned event with the participating teams separated in the following divisions:
A-Major/AA (depending on amount of teams)
AA/AA-Major (depending on the amount of teams)
The splits in the higher classifications will be based on the amount of teams that enter. The NAFA pitcher’s list will be used to monitor pitchers in the tournament as well as the team’s current classification. It is anticipated that 36 teams can be accommodated for this event and confirmation into the tournament will be based on the entry fee and roster being received. Last year we had 27 teams competing, and it is hoped that things have improved enough in the economy that more teams and players can make the trip in 2011. Please do not delay in getting back to me if your team will be entering into the event. Once the tournament is full, teams providing their entry fee will be placed on a waiting list and entered if any teams drop out or if additional fields are available.
The entry fee for the tournament is $400 and the NAFA 3-game guarantee bracket will be used for all divisions. It is open to all fast pitch teams and if your team has not yet paid their NAFA registration fee, there will be an additional $20 fee which will be forwarded to your State Director. With a minimum of eight (8) teams in a division, the winner will have their 2011 NAFA World Series entry fee paid for the division they played in. Also, to help keep tournament costs down, if your team books at least five (5) rooms and stays at our host hotel, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder, you will receive $25 back on your entry fee. Bookings will need to be done using this number (800-362-4040) and code (C-SCIFL), rooms booked any other way cannot be confirmed through the hotel and are not used toward our count. Arizona Charlie’s once again came back and gave us a great rate for the weekend.
Tournament Director for the event will be Robert Hernandez with Kalani Ongasis as the UIC and scheduling the umpires. Statistician will be Sylvia Isaac. Information regarding the event, game results and player statistics will be posted on www.scifastpitch.com . 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 airport. Game times will be available once the tournament is filled or the Tuesday prior to the event.
Team interested in playing should contact Robert Hernandez at email@example.com or 714-392-1387. All teams will need to submit a roster listing all their players with their entry fee and identifying there pitchers. Checks can be made out to “SCIFL” and forwarded to Robert Hernandez, P.O. Box 1891, Anaheim, CA 92815-1891. Teams will be entered into the event in order of receipt of entry fees.
The host hotel for the tournament for the 4th year in a row will be Arizona Charlie’s Boulder. They will once again honor the same rate as the past two years for the teams if you use the 800 number to book. The hotel is nice for the teams as the rooms are set up in a dorm type setting and being able to talk or hang out with each other is very easy. Arizona Charlie’s Boulder offers a casino, buffet and sit down dining along with live music in the downtown bar/lounge. Please help the tournament by booking with Arizona Charlie’s by using their 800 number to receive the special rate. The number is 800-362-4040 and the reference code is C-SCIFL or mention So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder
Full service hotel/casino/restaurants/bowling alley
4575 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV
800-362-4040 and reference “C-SCIFL” or So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League as the group name
Fri/Sat – $44 per night plus taxes for either a standard room or suite
Thur & Sun – $29 per night plus taxes for a standard room or suite
Please note that the suites will be available on a first come first served basis
These rates are by far the best that we received for similar type hotels during this time frame, most were well in the $100+ range per night. Rooms will be included in the block until March 11, 2011 so please do not delay in reserving your room. We will not be negotiating with another hotel, so once the hotel is booked or the cut-off date has passed you will need to make your own accommodations. As always, there were a number of teams last year that waited until the last couple of weeks to book their rooms and the hotel was full so they had to book elsewhere. At the time of booking you will be charged first night of your stay with the reminder of days being charged upon check-in. Roll-outs are available for an additional $10 per night.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder is located 7 miles from the parks but the money saved on the rooms will be a plus for teams compared to some of the other quotes that have been received. Teams can also save at the buffet by joining the casino player program when they arrive to check in.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this tournament. I look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
NAFA Pacific Coast VP
SCIFL President/Tournament Director
P.O. Box 1891
Anaheim, CA 92815-1891
rmh323 (at) roadrunner.com