2018 Mountain Magic

Event Dates:   June 29, 2018 – July 1, 2018

Location:  Steamboat Springs, CO

Parks:  Howelsen Park, Ski Town Park, Strawberry Park

Play will begin for the 2018 Mountain Magic softball tournament on Friday June 29, 2018 at noon.  Further in the post here we have the tentative 2018 schedule for games.  This year we will wrap up the event on Sunday evening July 1, 2018.  In between, we have great softball action in one of the most scenic towns Colorado has to offer!  Tube down the Yampa, Fire up the grill and cook out while watching Ski Jumping at Howelsen Ski Hill, Rent a horse and do some horseback riding near the Rodeo, Ride down the “Howler” (alpine slide), take in the scenery on the Ski Lift and much, much, more…    This will be a weekend your team talks about for years to come!

From 2016 we listened to the feedback offered and began offering a COED Lower division that consisted of the COED E teams and the division was a success in 2017! For 2018 we will be doing the same with Wood Bat and listening to your feedback.   We are offering a Wood Bat Lower division that will be for the MENS E teams this year.

Divisions Offered:
MENS C
MENS D
MENS E
WOMENS Open

COED Upper (C/D)
COED Lower (E)

MENS Wood Bat Upper (C/D)
MENS Wood Bat Lower (E) – New for 2018

Rosters:
USSSA Roster Rules apply to all teams.
Teams must have a USSSA Roster Online at the time of bracketing.

Sanction:
This event is a partnership between Triple Crown Sports and Colorado USSSA.  The event is sanctioned by USSSA and all teams earn USSSA points for each division.

Need to Sanction your team?   You can visit this link to sanction:  http://usssa.com/slowpitch/ISTSLogin/#/?gdSport=17

The sanction fee for 2018 is $55.00 and this sanctions your team for USSSA and GSL events through December 31, 2018.  We need this done for all teams by June 16, 2018 at 5pm so we can provide you the brackets early.

Registration:
2018 Registration prices will be posted here once they are determined

Bats:
All bats must have the USSSA 2013 stamp pictured below
usssa_stamp

 

 

 

 

Softballs:
The event is Bring your own softball.   There is a limited supply available for purchase at the Howelsen Pavillion as well.  Here are the approved softballs for play…

MENS 12″ USSSA Classic Plus:
This is the stamp on the ball..  Only the Classic Plus is allowed…
cplus

 

WOMENS 11″ USSSA Classic W:
This is the stamp on the ball..  Only the Classic W is allowed.
classic w

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Runs:
MENS C = 6 then outs
MENS D = 4 then outs
MENS E = 2 then outs
Womens Open = 4 then outs

COED Upper = 4 per gender then outs
COED Lower = 2 per gender then outs

Wood Bat Upper = Unlimited HR’s
Wood Bat Lower = Unlimited HR’s

 

Colorado Courtesy Runner Rule:

MENS/WOMENS Divisions – Any person on the roster once per inning.

COED Divisions – Any person on the roster once per inning per gender.

 

Format:
Double Elimination Brackets for all divisions

 

Here is the tentative schedule for the 2018 event:

Friday Morning – MENS & WOMENS Home Run Derby
Friday @ Noon –  MENS C / MENS D / MENS E will begin play.
Friday Night – COED teams will begin play

Saturday – MENS C/ MENS D/ MENS E will continue to play with Ski Jumping on Howelsen Ski hill going on in the background and finish their brackets along with the WOMENS Open division beginning play on Saturday morning and finishing on Saturday as well.

Saturday Night – Concert at Howelsen Park, rodeo at Howelsen and we will continue our COED Brackets for Both Upper & Lower at Howelsen Park and Ski Town Park.  The park fills up for the Steamboat Springs Concert Series and is the place to be in town.

Sunday – MENS Wood Bat Upper and Lower will begin and finish play on Sunday.  Between games head up top Howelsen Ski Hill and take a ride down the Howler (Alpine Slide), if your lucky enough to have a long break then bring your tube and raft down the Yampa River.

Sunday Night – COED will wrap up and we will crown our final champions of the event.

Monday – NO GAMES in 2018…