Who is Eligible:
League Teams/PONY and Little League All Star Teams in all ages.
|Pinto Machine Pitch||7/8U||$500|
|Pinto Kid Pitch 7u||7U||$550|
|Pinto Kid Pitch 8u||8U||$550|
Prices may change as the discretion of the director.
(a credit card processing fee may be added to cover costs)
Game Balls: Important Note: we ask that you bring one dozen approved baseballs to the tournament. Each team-(Except Miteball, T ball, Shetland and Pinto Machine Pitch which are provided by the tournament) will provide two game baseballs per game to the umpire. This will balance out the baseballs provided per team.
Click here to see the suggested baseball to bring for the Pinto Kid Pitch, Mustang, Bronco and PONY divisions. Regulation-firmness baseballs, as opposed to safety baseballs, will be supplied by Irvine PONY for use in the Pinto Machine Pitch division. Click here to see the balls used in the tournament (these are provided by Irvine PONY Baseball) for the Shetland division.
Pitching Equipment: For the Shetland division, we will be using Louisville Slugger UPM 45 ("Blue Flame") pitching machines. Settings will be those recommended by PONY for sanctioned All-Star play. For Pinto Machine Pitch, we will be using single-wheel Juggs pitching machines and low seamed baseballs.
Tournament Dates: The tournament covers four days with pool and semi-finals on Sunday and Monday concluding with all championship games on Monday.
Trophies will be given to the top teams in each division (if the division is split into two flights) in the famous Irvine Pony Baseball public forum. Trophies are awarded to the 1st and 2nd Place teams.
Note: the tournament director reserves the right to amend rules and regulations at any time to better the tournament as a whole. This also means the tournament director reserves the right to change items without posting them online during the tournament. Please check the official postings or new rules or regulations at the official score wall at Harvard Park snack bar.
The Tournament Director maintains the right to independently make new and possibly conflicting rules or regulations on the web site at anytime. The tournament director will have the final say in regards to any issue that may arise in the tournament.
In the Event of Inclement Weather:
Please call 949.724.MUDD A telephone message will list fields that are closed and those that are playable. If the message says the fields are open, then we are playing baseball! If some of the fields are open and some closed, teams must check in at the Harvard park snack bar for new field assignments no later than 730 am on the day of their game. The tournament director will do everything possible to reschedule the games in a fair and balanced manner. However, inclement weather may force 1-2 or even 3 games to be played in a one day period. Weather may even cause a few less games to be played in order to complete the tournament. It is the teams responsibilty to come to the Harvard snack bar in the event of rain. If the team does not have a representative at the field at the time of reassigning, then the game will be a forfeit. Please make sure you have a coach, a team parent or even a league official there.
Online Registration Deadline
May 10th, 2013, 11:00 PM or by approval by TD
Week of May 20th, most likely at the mandatory book check in meeting
No Refunds will be granted after May 10th!
A cancellation fee of approximately 50% of the entry fee will be withheld from each team's refund if the tournament is cancelled as a result of weather, acts of terrorism or acts of God.
If the tournament is cancelled once it begins, determinations of any refunds will be determined by the Board of Directors of Irvine Pony Baseball. The Tournament Director or head umpire may suspend a tournament match for any circumstance in consideration of player safety or potential field damage.
Teams from outside the State of California will receive automatic acceptance into the tournament upon completion of their application and receipt of their payment. Complete player notebooks are to be presented and will be signed off by the Irvine Pony Baseball Memorial Day Tournament Committee.
There will be a Mandatory Coaches meeting and book check-in on Tuesday May 21st at the location listed on the home page of this site from 7-10pm. Check-in can be facilitated by any team representative but preferably the Manager and/or Head Coach as we will be covering important tournament items.
Game and Coaches Meeting Requirements-(This notebook must be at all games for review if necessary)
All coaches will need to bring a notebook with the following items in plastic sleeves for easy viewing:
1. Team roster printed from the website and/or typed for easy reading.
2. Current utility bill from the primary residence of each child-(this must be the address the player used during the regular season)
3. Photo of each child-(this does not have to be a baseball photo, any photo will do)
4. Pitching roster-(A blank roster that may be downloaded from this website)
5. Proof of league insurance-(this must be current and cover the team/league registering)-
6. Copy of players league registration form.
7. Signed medical release form for each and every child (sometimes the leagues regular registration form has this included on it.)
8. Copy of a birth certificate for each player-(this may be from any country, if not avaiable-some sort of government paperwork is required, ie. passport or medical paperwork from a doctor.)
If this is a problem for your team, please do not apply. Teams from out of the area must have written permission from the tournament director not to attend the meeting.(Note: The Mexico teams are unable to attend the meeting for obvious travel reasons-therefore they are given the rules of the tournament when they arrive-if there are special rules that arise at the meeting, it is the responsibility of the other team to announce them to the Mexico teams-cheap abuse of the rules by non-Mexico teams will not be tolerated)
All divisions must have a minimum of 8 players to start a game.
Failure to provide these minimums at game time will result in a forfeit. The umpire will wait 15 minutes after game time before canceling the event-(Remember that Mexico is learning of their game schedules the day they arrive in Orange County-these are the only teams we make concessions for longer than the 15 minutes listed above sowhen teams are late due to lost coaches and players. We extend a 45 minute delay time for Mexico.)
Games: Each team is guaranteed the following amount of games:
|Shetland Machine Pitch||3 Games|
|Pinto Machine Pitch||3 Games|
|Pinto Kid Pitch||3 Games|
Bracketing: It is the intent of the tournament to bracket fairly and evenly. Variations may occur based on total teams entered or subsequent team drops. There will be no compensation for the loss of a game due to a team forfeiting or dropping from the tournament. It will simply be recorded as a 1-0 win in the scorebook. We apologize for this in advance if it happens but this is the nature of tournaments.
Snack Bar Information: A full snack bar will be available at Harvard Park, Hicks Canyon and Ryan Lemmon Stadium. There will be various items to eat at drink at each different location. Please note that some venues do not have snack bars.
Menu: Hot dogs, Hamburgers, popcorn, candy and more. Fountain soft drinks, water and sports drinks are available.
May 23 - 27, 2013
MAY 10, 2013
Pinto Machine Pitch 7/8u
Pinto Kid Pitch 7u
Pinto Kid Pitch 8u
Pinto Machine $500
Pinto Kid Pitch $550
Mustang 9u $550
Mustang 10u $550
Bronco 11u $600
Bronco 12u $600
PONY 13u $600
PONY 14u $600
Shetland-Pinto 3 games
Mustang-PONY 4 games
Tuesday, May 21st - 7 pm @ the Lakeview Senior Center in Irvine.