D2 & D3 FORSYTH COUNTY FIREBALL CHALLENGE
AS OF 6AM SATURDAY MORNING:
ALL FIELDS ARE IN GREAT SHAPE AND WE ARE GOOD TO GO FOR OUR ORIGINAL SCHEDULED START TIMES.
In case more weather hits us, we currently have a few contingency plans ready to be implemented, based on the duration and severity of the storms rolling through. Plenty of quick dry and staff members will be ready to go ASAP and we will be getting the fields ready to be played as fast and safely as possible if a window of opportunity presents itself.
(Games were not scheduled on Friday due to many teams missing players returning from Spring Break and other obligations).
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope that mother nature cooperates!
All teams must pay their $150 team gate free prior to the first game of the event. Money collected from Team Gate Fees go straight back to supporting Forsyth County Parks! Triple Crown does not keep any portion of Gate Money Collected (Prepaid Team Gate or Individual Gate paid at facilities)
Age Cutoff Date
May 1, 2018
New age Cutoff information for 13u & 14u teams
All age groups will be a 3 Game Guarantee for this event. Two pool play going into single elimination bracket play.
Game Times Available
10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 4th
Included with your entry fees
1. All umpires (No pay-at-the-plate!)
2. First-Class facilities
3. Professional, courteous, and attentive Triple Crown Staff, on call anytime for the duration of the weekend
4. Champions and finalists awards for each age group
Depending on the amount of teams entered into your specific age group, there could be a possibility of splitting into multiple brackets playing for their own Championships. These "Gold", "Silver", and "Bronze" Championship teams will be determined by results from pool play. In order to break out into these separate brackets, we need a minimum of 16 teams (Gold and Silver). Another bracket will be added for every 8 teams thereafter.
Top 2 teams in each division receive team and individual awards, along with berths to our National Events!
Triple Crown World Series (Colorado, California, Utah)
Summer Nationals (Myrtle Beach)
Las Vegas Fall Championships (Las Vegas)
Florida Fall Championships (Saint Augustine)
For 15u-18u ONLY:
Additional Berth to the USBC in Richmond, Virginia
If your team has qualified, please contact the Director for that specific event for more details.
Equipment Required for Participants
Please be sure to upload your COMPLETE team roster for the event prior to your first game. Once you step foot on the field for your first game, your roster is LOCKED and you cannot additional players to your team. All players on the roster are required to have their Authorization Waivers completed before playing. Additionally, all teams are asked to carry all birth certificates on them at all times, in the event of a protest.
**TCS does NOT provide baseballs for this event. All teams provide 2 new baseballs and 1 used baseball per game. Get them back from the umpires at the end of each game.**
Please remember to warm up in turfs or tennis shoes at all facilities, and then change over to cleats/spikes right before game times.
This is a 'Stay to Play Event': All out of town teams traveling 100 miles or over to the event are required to book their hotel rooms through the approved Triple Crown partner hotels under the Triple Crown room block, as well as report your lodging to be accepted into the tournament. *OUR TOURNAMENTS ARE STAY TO PLAY EVENTS* Failure to comply will result in your team having to pay the lodging surcharge or being disqualified to participate in the event. Our hotel partners are located on the event home page under the lodging tab. Triple Crown has secured hotels and has the lowest group rate guaranteed. Please contact Julius Comia for any hotel questions at 904-230-3993 or email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIVISION 2 (LOW AAA AND HIGHER AA) AND DIVISION 3 (OTHER AA AND REC ALL-STAR) TYPE TEAMS ONLY FOR THIS EVENT. If you are a Major-Level team, you may participate--HOWEVER, YOU MUST PLAY UP AN AGE GROUP. (EX: 11U MAJOR->Must play in either 12u D2 or D3).
This is a fourth year event placed in Forsyth County in Cumming, GA. We will utilize the beautiful facilities such as Fowler Park, Midway Park, Sawnee Mountain Park, and Sharon Springs Park for the weekend. This event was placed on this weekend to give all of the teams a place to play before heading off to their spring break destinations as soon as school gets out for most of the counties close to the area.