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2016 Ohio Stingrays Fall Classic Showcase

5TH ANNUAL OHIO STINGRAYS FALL CLASSIC SHOWCASE 

A PREMIER GIRLS FASTPITCH EVENT

DATE
Saturday October 15th & Sunday October 16th, 2016

WEATHER LINE
The weather line number will be listed one week before the showcase starts.

LOCATIONS
Pickerington Central Softball Complex (4 playing fields)
300 Opportunity Way
Pickerington, OH 43147-1296

Pickerington North Softball Complex (4 playing fields)
7800 Refugee Road
Pickerington, OH 43147-7987

TEAMS
(32) teams total - (16) teams at each playing site - 14U (2020 only grad teams), 16U & 18U age eligible teams based on the 2016/2017 playing year - no age group protection.

For 18U teams, ~75% of your roster must be 2018 HS grads or younger.

For 14U teams, ~60% of your roster must be 2020 HS grads.

FORMAT
Each team will play (5) games total - (3) games on Saturday & (2) games on Sunday
Saturday - first games start @ 9:00 am, last games start @ 4:30 pm
Sunday - first games start @ 9:00 am, last games start @ 1:30 pm

UMPIRES
All games will have (2) umpires.

ENTRY FEE
$650 - the entry fee must be a personal check or money order made out to "Ohio Stingrays". Entry fees are not required until after September 1st.

APPLICATION
Please submit your team information using our on-line form at:
http://www.stingraysfastpitch.com/node/142

CHECK-IN
All teams must leave a hard copy of their insurance at check-in. All head coaches must leave a hard copy of their NFHS concussion training certificate as outlined by Ohio House Bill 143.

ROSTERS
This showcase is an open roster event - coaches will not be asked for a roster at check-in. However, because there are age limits associated with 14U and 18U teams, they will need roster proof at the time of application.

GATE FEE
The Pickerington Local School District will have a one-time $5 gate fee for the weekend. Children under 10 are free and each team will receive 3 coach passes. The Ohio Stingrays have no control over this and will receive no revenue from the gate fee.

PARKING
Parking at the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes is free.

TEAM & SPECTATOR CONDUCT
This showcase is a Junior Olympic event and as such, excessive behavior and the use of profanity by any adult or player will lead to ejection from the playing site and could lead to denial of entry for their team the following year.

ALCOHOL
The use of alcohol by any attendee is strictly prohibited at the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes. Any person caught with or using alcohol will be ejected from the playing site and their team will not be invited back the following year.

SMOKING
Smoking is prohibited at the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes.

CONCESSIONS
Concessions will be available at both playing sites - coolers can be brought into both playing sites.

PETS
Pets are not allowed inside the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes.

RESTROOMS
Indoor restrooms are provided at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex. Portable sanitation is provided at the Pickerington North Softball Complex.

HOME RUN FENCES
The Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes have permanent home run fences.

FIELD PREPARATION
The Ohio Stingrays will supply dedicated labor at both playing sites to hand rake and re-line (batter's box, pitcher's circle, foul lines) all fields before every game.

WEATHER
The Showcase Committee can and will control as many aspects as possible to insure that your team has the best playing experience possible, but weather is not one of them. In the event of inclement weather, the Showcase Committee and the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complex staffs will do their very best to get all games in. But you are applying to the tournament realizing that the Showcase Committee reserves the right to alter this event in any manner fit to accomplish the mission of showcasing the softball athletes with the maximum number of games possible under the circumstances. Coaches will receive a rain line phone number at check-in.

Umpires will make the decision on when to come off the fields in the event of rain. Lightning will be automatic cause for suspending play for (30) minutes. Pickerington Central and Pickerington North will control the decision on when labor can be used on the fields to get them back in playing shape. The Showcase Committee will control the decision on any adjustments to the playing schedule. The following will be available in the event of inclement weather:

Field Dry - purchased by the Ohio Stingrays and stored at the playing sites

Labor - Stingrays parents as needed in addition to the field maintenance staff.

WEATHER REFUNDS
If the showcase is rained out in its entirety, refunds will be based on:

(Entry Fees minus Non-Recoverable Costs minus Games Played) divided by (Paid Entries)

Every inclement weather situation is impossible to predict and create a refund policy for. The Showcase Committee will make every attempt to be fair to teams that are not able to complete their 5-game minimum, but will not be able to define refund formulas for these situations beforehand. Please allow (2) to (4) weeks for an inclement weather refund.

SHOWCASE CONTACTS:
Rudy Zych (Ohio.Stingrays.Showcase@stingraysfastpitch.com)

SEND ENTRY FEE TO:
Ohio Stingrays
94 Montrose Way
Columbus, OH 43214

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DOWNLOAD 2016 FALL SHOWCASE INFORMATION
Playing information for the 2016 Ohio Stingrays Fall Classic Showcase can be downloaded by clicking the links below.

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