Joined: 21 Jan 2005
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:17 pm Post subject: Why Your Team Should Play ISC II in 2006
|You won't find a more competitively balanced, professionally run tournament for "intermediate" teams anywhere in North America. You are guaranteed a minimum of four games and 24 of the 40 teams make the playoff round.
Whether you are from Pennsylvania, California or somewhere in between, you won't play another team from your state or region in your round robin pool play - I personally guarantee it.
Chances are very good that at least one of your games will be web cast so your friends and family will be able to listen back home. And, if you bring a lap top, you can listen to other games in your hotel. If you've ever listened to Jim Flanagan call a game, you know how good the broadcasts sound. And next year, we'll be looking to add video for selected games.
Our umpires are FASTPITCH umpires, not slowpitch umpires.
We have two game controllers on duty at all times to answer all teams' questions. You'll always know when and who you're playing. Our bracket boards are constantly updated as is our website. Following the completion of the tournament, every game will have play by play stats, plus full team and individual stats . Where else do you get that?
We have professional photography services on site every day. This year, nearly 400 photos were shot just of our championship game. And that's before Maddy Flanagan takes a picture. This year, she shot over 3,500 pictures at the ISC II Tournament of Champions in Chippewa Falls.
You won't face ISC World Tournament players in ISC II. However, you can go watch them when you're not playing. Your player pass gets you into the ISC World Tournament for free - and it's only five to 10 minutes away from the ISC II park. You can play your game at 4 pm and then go watch County Materials play Circle Tap or The Farm play Broken Bow at 8 pm. You can only do that at ISC II.
Want to play in front of a big crowd? How does playing in front of 5,000 people sound? That's how many people watched the ISC II championship game the last time it was in Kitchener, Ontario. And that's where we're going to be in 2006. In 2007, we'll be in Decatur, Illinois at Rotary Park.
If any of the above excites you as a ball player, please talk to your ISC Area or Travel League Commissioner. Or, you can always contact me.
We'd love to see you at the ISC II Tournament of Champions.
ISC II Commissioner
PS - There's an absolute boatload of info about ISC II at The Deuce. Click on the links in the right side column for info on the ToC, on the current year's tournament, how to get there, where to stay and what to do when you're not at the ballpark.