TRIPLE CROWN & FORSYTH COUNTY SLUGFEST
All teams must pay their $150 team gate free prior to the first game of the event. Money collected from Team Gate Fees (along with portions of entry fees paid) will be donated throughout Forsyth County including Northside Hospital's Pediatric Services, Miracle League, and other various selected charities! Triple Crown does not keep any portion of Gate Money Collected (Prepaid Team Gate or Individual Gate paid at Facilities)
FORSYTH COUNTY REQUIRES THAT THERE ARE NO METAL SPIKES TO BE USED ON THE PORTABLE PITCHING MOUNDS. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
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, March 7th
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.
THIS EVENT SOLD OUT IN 2017 WITH AROUND 240 TEAMS!
The Triple Crown & Forsyth County Slugfest is a great way to get your season started against top competition! The tournament is a charity event that benefits the Miracle League, Northside Hospital's pediatric services, and other nominated local charities throughout Forsyth County.
For each age group, this event will be separated into three different classes - Division I, Division II, and Division III. The Division I class is designed for any team that wants to compete at the highest level. Many D1 teams are made up of the best players in a city or county. This is Triple Crown's most competitive division (for example, major and upper AAA teams). Division II is designed for the experienced middle of the pack travel teams (for example, lower AAA and AA teams). This division is designed for teams that are not designed to compete with elite teams. Examples of teams that enter this division include (but are not limited to) teams that have players from a limited geographic area, small town teams, or new teams. Division III is designed for the lower level travel ball teams in each age group (for example lower AA and rec all-star type teams). This division is designed for teams that are fairly new to the travel ball scene and want to compete with other newly formed teams. Examples of teams that enter this division include (but are not limited to) teams that have players that are inexperienced from a very limited geographic area, small town, or from the same park.