TIE BREAKERS – Games in pool play that are tied after time limit has expired shall be recorded as a tie. If a bracket game is tied after time has expired, the game will be continued using the International Tie Breaker Rule:
International Tie Breaker Rule:
The player, who had the last completed at bat, assumes a position on 2nd base. A substitute may be inserted. A courtesy runner may be used for the pitcher or catcher. This procedure would be done at the beginning of each half inning; until a winner is determined.
*these general rules are subject to change for specific tournaments and will be pre-determined by the tournament director(s).
FORFEIT – Any forfeit in pool play will result in the forfeiting team being placed as the last seed in the tournament.
The tournament committee will rule on all forfeits. No team should benefit from the result of a forfeit in an unfair manner. This rule could result in a dispute and the tournament committee reserves the right to look at and rule in the fairest possible way. The committee’s decision will be final.
It is the coaches’ decision if he/she wants to protest a ruling during a game. The official rules of protesting a game must be adhered to for the protest to be considered. A check written to the 2Dsports for $300 must be submitted to the Umpire in order for the game to be halted and the protest considered by the Tournament Director. If the protesting team is correct, the protest check will be returned. A coach/team cannot protest based on an umpire’s judgment call.
2D SPORTS ‘BACK THE BLUE’ POLICIES:
Zero tolerance policy on verbal and physical abuse of umpires; including profanity or consistent berating of officials during the game.
Zero tolerance policy on verbal and physical abuse/altercations with opposing coaches and fans; including profanity or consistent verbal altercations throughout the game.
Zero tolerance policy on verbal and physical abuse of event staff; including facility workers, directors, and event staff
In the event of an altercation:
Zero tolerance policy on excessive ejections of coaches from games.
In the event of a coach ejection:
All teams participating in 2DSports Tournaments are required to carry team/participant liability insurance coverage. 2DSports carries event insurance policies for all 2DSports tournaments venues; this liability insurance covers all individuals in attendance at the tournament except the participants (who are covered by a team insurance policy).
2D Sports must be named as ‘additionally insured’ on the certificate. (this can be requested from the insurance provider, free of charge).
2D Sports 10946 Whispering Path Drive, Shreveport LA 71106
If a coach/manager removes his team less than 1-week prior to a tournament, that team forfeits the full tournament entry fee.
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURE
In the event of inclement weather, an email and/or text message will be sent to the contact submitted online of each participating team; updated information will be posted on softball.2dsports.org and the mobile app regarding any changes in schedule.
After a team has played two games, there will not be a refund/credit. If the tournament is rained out (or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances) and no games are played, the team will get a full credit towards a future event.
PAP cost will be determined by each Region/Area and subject to change. PAP cost will be included in Pre-Event Emails.
PAP cost varies by region, age, state, etc
$10 per day, $5 Senior, $5 Military, 10u free – colored wristbands will be distributed to each fan at the time of entry; each fan MUST wear the wristband on the wrist and have the appropriate colored wristband to gain entry into each venue on a given day.
[CASHLESS GATE] Our cashless system provides a more secure transaction and experience for both the customer and staff. The gate fees are $10/day, $5 Senior & Military, 10u free + a ticketing fee of 5% + $0.99 cents per transaction; this fee covers the cost of the ticketing system provided by sLocal Tix. General Admission tickets can be pre-purchased using the link above; both General Admission and Senior/Military tickets are available at the gate upon your arrival.
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