Las Vegas Road Trip X – Update as of 01/16/2017As of right now, I have 35 teams who have expressed interest in participating in the tournament – 3 have paid their complete entry fee and several coaches have said their payment has been sent.
Due to limited resources, this tournament will have a maximum of 36 teams in total. This means there is only one open spot in the AA/AA-Major division; the A-Major and A division are now full. Teams still interested in participating can email the tournament director, Jesse Ortiz, so they can be added to the waiting list.
A team who is added to the waiting list and pays their complete entry fee will have an opportunity to participate if a team drops out or does not pay by the due date. If a team on the waiting list pays their complete entry fee and is not able to get in, the entry fee will be returned.
The money is now due for those teams that have expressed interest in participating in the tournament. If money is not received by February 17, 2017 you may lose your spot to a team on the waiting list. This due date will provide teams on the waiting list sufficient time to make appropriate arrangements to participate, if they get in.
This year there are two ways of paying your entry fee to ensure you meet the due date and not lose your spot. You can pay online by clicking here or mailing a check to
PO Box 6572
Burbank, CA 91510-6572
The breakdown of interested teams and who have paid is listed below. Please make sure the information provided is correct and if your team is not listed I may have not received an email from you or have missed it an error.
J&B Bombers, CA
Rhinos Fastptich, Baja Mex
Team Marquez, Mex
Twin Cities, MN
Press Box, MT
Ohio Battery, OH
A1 Rockies, CA
Juaneno Smokers, CA
KW Pirates, CA
Maccabi USA, CA
Those Guys, CA
Maccabi Canada Rays, CAN (Paid)
PG Falcons, CAN
Tint Centre Cubs, CAN
Vancouver Hawks, CAN
Tijuana Masters, Mex (Paid)
Arizona Brewers, AZ
All Star Automotive, CA
Colton Dirt Bags, CA
Morongo Athletics, CA
So Cal Bandits, CA
So Cal Heat, CA
McCoy 913, NM
Oklahoma Leftovers, OK
Oklahoma Sykos, OK
Dream Chasers, SD (Paid)
Austin Bluejays, TX
For additional details about this event, please continue reading below.
Las Vegas Road Trip XThe tenth edition of the “Las Vegas Road Trip” men’s fast pitch tournament dates has been confirmed.
The event will be held April 7-9, 2017 with the first round games starting Friday at noon, and the Championship games scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday; the "IF" games will immediately follow if necessary.
PLAN EARLY AND LATE
Teams flying in and out should make plans to be ready to play early on Friday and late on Sunday in the event the brackets are running late.
While this tournament is a NAFA sanctioned event, it is run by the SCIFL and any questions regarding this tournament must go through the SCIFL Tournament Director Jesse Ortiz.
Teams will be separated in the following divisions:
A-Major (depending on amount of teams)
AA/AA-Major (depending on the amount of teams)
The split in the higher classifications will be based on the amount of teams that enter.
NAFA PITCHER’S LIST
The NAFA pitcher’s list will be used to monitor pitchers in the tournament as well as the team’s current classification. No open class pitchers are allowed to pitch in these three divisions. Confirmation into the tournament will be based on the entry fee and roster being received.
The classification list posted on the NAFA web site on January 31, 2017 will be the list used to classify pitchers. There will be no appeals for pitchers after that date for this tournament.
ENTRY FEE AND REGISTRATION
The entry fee for the tournament is $440, if paid through the SCIFL website. Those who mail their check will receive a discounted price, $430. It is open to all fast pitch teams and it will be your responsibility to pay the Annual NAFA $30 Team Registration Fee directly to the NAFA sports office. You can pay the team registration fee online by clicking on this link Players Choice Sports.
The NAFA 3-GAME GUARANTEE BRACKET will be used for all divisions. With a minimum of eight (8) teams in a division, the winner will have their 2017 NAFA World Series entry fee paid for the division they played in.
Also, to help keep tournament costs down, if your team books at least five (5) rooms at our host hotel on Friday and Saturday nights you will receive $25 back on your entry fee.
CONTACT AND PLAYING INFO
Teams interested in participating should contact Jesse Ortiz by email, as soon as possible, at scifastpitch (at) gmail.com or by cell at 661-510-8928 and inform him if your team can play all three days.
Teams that can play all three days will be placed on the priority list, teams that say they can only play on Saturday and Sunday will be placed on the secondary list. No one will be given a "selected" game time as everyone is traveling to the event.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Collecting entry fee starts January 2, 2017 and once it’s received you will be sent an email to confirm your entry. Once the tournament is full, teams providing their entry fee will be placed on a waiting list and entered if any teams drop out.
All teams will need to submit their entry fee along with their team’s roster listing all their players and identifying their pitchers to ensure teams are placed in their proper classification.
Checks can be made out to "SCIFL" and mailed to:
PO Box 6572
Burbank CA 91510
ARIZONA CHARLIE’S BOULDER
For the 10th year the host hotel will once again be Arizona Charlie’s Boulder. The rate will be $50 per night for Friday and Saturday and $35 for Thursday and Sunday nights, if you book directly with the hotel using their 800 number.
In order to receive this rate you must book by midnight of cut-off date March 23, 2017.
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder offers a casino, buffet and sit down dining along with live music in the casino bar/lounge. Please help the tournament by booking with Arizona Charlie’s to receive the special rate.
MAKE RESERVATIONS THROUGH THE 800 NUMBER
The number is 800-362-4040 and the reference code is C-SCIFL or mention So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League. Rooms booked any other way (Priceline, Expedia, etc…) cannot be confirmed through the hotel and are not used toward our count and you will not receive the team credit if you book five rooms or more.
If you need to book more than three (3) rooms on the same credit card, please contact Kathy Brennan at 702-951-5942 in the group sales department and she will be more than happy to assist you. Also, if the 800 say’s they do not have the SCIFL listing, please call Kathy to book your room. If she is not there, leave a message and she will get back to you.
SUNSET AND WARM SPRINGS PARKS
Information regarding the event, game results and player statistics will be posted on this website. This year's tournament once again will be played at Sunset Park and Warm Springs Park; both are located with 1/4-mile of each other and are located by the Las Vegas International Airport.
Game times will be available once the tournament is filled or two weeks after March 13, 2017, which is when we will start working on the schedule.
Please feel free to contact Jesse if you have any questions regarding this tournament. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
Tamper proof decal stickers will be utilized at all SCIFL events so each bat will need to be tested prior to use. Bats that do not have a tamper proof decal sticker will not be allowed in the game. Players should not try to take the tamper proof decal sticker off because any bat with a sticker that looks like it’s been tampered with will not be allowed in play.
In order to start the games on time please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to game time so we can test your bat and provide passing bats with a tamper proof decal sticker for umpires to check on the field.
SCIFL is a non-profit organization that only receives funds from the entry fee teams pay to cover the expenses of running a tournament. Once a team commits to the tournament the expenses are calculated and the field rentals are paid in advance. If a team has committed and then decides to drop out of the tournament, for any reason, they will be subject to the entry fee to cover expenses. The fees will need to be paid prior to any future SCIFL and NAFA tournaments to avoid the team’s roster (players) from suspension. SCIFL will take the team’s roster from the last tournament they played in and will place those players on a suspension list if the cancellation fee is not paid. This means players from that team will not be able to play in any SCIFL and NAFA tournaments until the cancellation fee is paid, so please make sure when you commit you are committed to playing in the tournament.
Please visit the Tournament Roundups section on the left hand side for prior event(s) information.