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 Awards Express Tournament

GenderAgeClassStart DateEnd DateEntry CutoffRoster Entry CutoffEntry FeeTourn FormatRing Tourn
Men50All5/18/20195/19/20195/4/20195/4/2019$400.004 Games Scheduled (2 pool then Double Elimination)
Men55All5/18/20195/19/20195/4/20195/4/2019$400.004 Games Scheduled (2 pool then Double Elimination)
Men60All5/18/20195/19/20195/4/20195/4/2019$400.004 Games Scheduled (2 pool then Double Elimination)

Entries must be received NO LATER THAN date shown above, and   
On-Line Team Roster Must be Entered by: Roster cutoff shown above.
  It is the Managers responsibility to insure that the entry fee is submitted on time.
Please make Checks Payable to Rick Tucker

There will be a mandatory Manager's Meeting at the Date, Time, and Location shown below. 
GenderAgeClassMgr Meeting DateMgr Meeting TimeLocation
Men50All5/18/20198:00 AMAt the park prior to first pool play game.
Men55All5/18/20198:00 AMAt the park prior to first pool play game.
Men60All5/18/20198:00 AMAt the park prior to first pool play game.

Please Contact Rick Tucker  at 704-791-4973   or  Email:  for further information.
Entries with fees may be submitted via US Mail to:  Rick Tucker
2307 Pennsylvania Ave
Kannapolis , NC  28083

Click Here for the Official Entry Form

Park Location: Frank Lise Park 4001 Strough RD Concord, NC 28027    Click here for larger Map/Directions

  • All Teams will need to be prepared to play at 8:30 AM each day (unless notified otherwise by SPA Tournament Officials)
  • All SPA Rules will apply
  • All teams must be registered with SPA, have a Team Sanction number SPA Team sanction fee for the 2018 season is $40
  • All Team Rosters must be submitted "On-line" prior to date shown above
  • Players are required to be registered with the SPA, and must present BOTH their valid SPA Player's Card AND a current Drivers License prior to any participation
  • All awards are based upon a minimum of 8 teams per division

Tournament Rules

Rules:  SPA Official Rulebook
Balls:   Balls must be purchased at park
Bats:   All Bats must have a factory/manufactured stamp of 1.21 BPF or less.
          Bats will be checked prior to each game.
          Illegal bats will be confiscated and held until the end of the tournament or longer.

Player ID Card Check-in: All players must bring their SPA Player Registration Card AND Drivers License to the softball complex for player check-in.  All approved players Must Sign Roster at the tournament.

Time Limits: Pool Play - One (1) hour, finish that inning plus one more inning
                     Bracket Play - 75 minutes, finish that inning plus one more inning

Run Rule:  20 Runs after 4 Innings, 15 Runs aftber 5 Innings

Pool Play Games will be played with the 5 Run Limit Rule, using the 2 home run (Walk) Rule.
The next fair ball hit out of the park will be recorded as a single.

Seeding Process: The Tournament Director has the authorization to place the teams based on the overall strength and skill of the team, using the following information as a guideline.

  • Win - loss Record
  • Head to head results (applies only when all teams play one another)
  • Runs allowed
  • Run differential
  • Total runs scored
  • Flip of a coin

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