Capitol City 7 Game Guarantee Showdown


FINAL CAPITOL CITY SHOWDOWN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

  • 10U CHAMPIONSHIP - FURY FASTPITCH VEGAS DEFEATED OHIO STORM
  • 12U CHAMPIONSHIP - CENTRAL OHIO LADY VIPERS DEFEATED OUTLAWS '05
  • 14U CHAMPIONSHIP - XCALIBUR DEFEATED MOV PRIDE RED
  • 16U CHAMPIONSHIP - CRUSH 16U DEFEATED DIAMOND EXPRESS - SHUTTS
  • 18U CHAMPIONSHIP - OHIO ICE GOLD DEFEATED CENTRAL OHIO LADY VIPERS

Below are the final scoreboards from the Capitol City Showdown.  These are for informational purposes only.  These are the results as they were reported to us as of 7pm on Sunday.  Due to the fact that we are in the middle of our tournament season, no brackets will be changed for any reason.  We apologize if there are any mistakes.  Thanks for your understanding.



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The Capitol City Showdown has sold out at all age groups.  If you are interested in being placed on the waitlist for any sold out age group, please follow the instructions below.

  1. All Waitlist Registrations must be done online.  We do not accept mail in payments or registrations.
  2. To place yourself on the waitlist for a tournament (there is no obligation to you if you get on the waitlist), please click on this link
    • If this is your first Fastpitch Showdown registration for 2017, you must create an account.
    • If you already have an account, please log in.
  3. After you have logged in, click Begin Registration.
  4. Then click on your name.
  5. Select 02.WAITLIST - Capitol City - Columbus - June 2-4
  6. Select your age group.
  7. Click Select to confirm your choice
  8. Click Team Contact
  9. Read and agree to Terms of Service
  10. Your information should populate on the next page.  Please scroll to the bottom and enter your team name as you want it listed. Then click continue.
  11. Verify information and click continue.
  12. If you would like to register for additional tournaments at this time, click Add Registration and repeat steps 3-10.
  13. Once you have completed your registrations, click Checkout.
  14. We do not take payment for the Waitlist.  If a spot opens up, we will contact you and if you have not found another tournament, tell you how to pay online.
  15. You will see a confirmation page and you will also receive an email confirming your placement on the waitlist




Welcome to the Capitol City 7 Game Guarantee Showdown!

June 2, 3 and 4, 2017

Because this tournament is early in June, MAKE SURE your team will be available to play at 11:45am Friday June 2nd before you sign up.

This is because all teams are guaranteed 7 games and 3 days are necessary.  After the schedule has been sent out, THERE WILL BE NO CHANGES FOR ANY REASON (because your players still have school, because of snow days, etc).  Refunds will not be issued - you will just have to play less games.  And any team that does not play all 7 games for any reason (except due to rain during the tournament) will not be able to play in the championship game.  If you are not sure of your school schedule, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THE TOURNAMENT UNTIL YOU ARE SURE. 

With a guaranteed 7 games for all teams (except 10u teams who get 5 games guaranteed for $460), 90 minute games, being able to bat up to your entire lineup, free substitution in the field, pool games no earlier than 11:45am on Friday and no later than 6:00pm on Sunday and pool winners advancing, we promise a good time for all.

So we invite you to come to a fun and competitive softball event.

Tournament Information

  • ***********  EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2017 *************

    This year we're very excited to announce something new for all Fastpitch Showdown tournaments. This year we have reached an agreement with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association  (NFCA)  to offer all coaches (at 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U) who sign up for a Fastpitch Showdowns tournament before April 1st and who are not already NFCA members, a complimentary one-year trial membership in NFCA !  We feel the NFCA is by far the best organization working to grow softball, and the benefits of a membership are many (click here for a list of benefits). Most importantly, we feel the many opportunities they offer to make you a better coach – drills, educational videos and books, instructional manuals, monthly tips, practice plans, coaches clinics, exclusive "Coaching Tools", etc. – will help grow the sport of softball in our area, and make your experience as a coach more effective and more enjoyable. As a coach you are a teacher first, and they offer the knowledge and experience for you to continue to grow. It is up to you to take advantage of what they offer, but we wanted to give all of the coaches that participate in our tournaments the opportunity to do so.

    Your membership will be activated during the first 2 weeks of the month following your Fastpitch Showdown Tournament registration and will be good for 1 year.  We think that you will find the membership so beneficial that you will renew your membership on your own the following year.
  • Capitol City Showdown Schedule - This schedule is preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
  • Capitol City Showdown Pools - These pools are preliminary.  The final schedule will be in the coach's packet that will be picked up at registration.
  • Lou Berliner Park, 325 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus OH 43223 
  • We are pleased to offer free text/email alerts to all coaches, parents, fans and players.  To sign up for free tournament and weather updates, please go to fastpitchshowdowns.ealert.com then follow these instructions.  Standard text and data rates apply.

1)  Click the link above or copy and paste it in your browser.

                      2)  Click on the Subscribe tab.
                     
                      3)  Then click on the empty box next to your tournament(s).

                      4)  Leave the "All Teams" box checked.

                      5)  Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out your name, email(s) and/or cell phone number.  Then select your cellphone provider.

                      6)  Click "Subscribe".  That's
it!  You will not receive a message from us until the night before or the morning of the first day of the tournament.
  • Capital City Showdown Format - Each of the winners of the two pools from each age group will advance to a championship game.  These will be the only 2 teams from each age group that will advance as there will be no bracket play.  PLEASE TELL YOUR PLAYERS AND PARENTS THAT ONLY 10 TEAMS IN THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT WILL MAKE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND PLAY 8 GAMES, AS WE DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO BE DISAPPOINTED.  This allows almost every team to know when and where their games are the entire weekend and therefore make travel and other plans accordingly.  With the ability to bat the entire line-up and free substitution in the field, it is a perfect format for teams to experiment with what they have and determine how they will play the rest of the year. 
  • The 14U, 16U and 18U divisions will be allowed to wear metal cleats on all fields including the turf fields.  Berliner Park has made this exception for our tournament.  HOWEVER BERLINER PARK DOES REQUIRE THAT ALL PITCHERS WHO PITCH ON TURF FIELDS (FIELDS 1, 4, 5, 10-17) CANNOT WEAR METAL CLEATS WHILE PITCHING.  TURF CLEATS, PLASTIC CLEATS, RUBBER CLEATS AND SNEAKERS ARE ALLOWED.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION - HOTEL POLICY FOR ALL COLUMBUS OHIO FASTPITCH SHOWDOWNS
  • The City of Columbus and Berliner Park have a "Heads in Beds" program for all of their tournaments - Baseball, Fastpitch and Adult Softball. They are doing it to more accurately reflect the number of visitors and participants they have in their various events, and the economic impact they have on the city. They use this information, and other information, in determining their funding from the City for improvements to the Park. The gathering of the proper information DIRECTLY affects the cost of the fields for us, which DIRECTLY affects the cost of your entry fee. To keep the entry fees at a minimum, we have implemented the following --
  • All teams (except local teams - those within a 70 mile radius of the park) must go through the approved travel partner of Berliner Sports Park - Team Inn - to book their lodging in order to participate in the tournament.  This is a different travel coordinator from 2016 and the City of Columbus and Berliner Park feel that Team Inn will be better able to help the out of town teams. Team Inn eliminates all of the hassles that team managers endure when making hotel arrangements. They completely eliminate the time that comes with looking for the right hotels, seeking hotel availability, and the negotiation process. Along with all of that, they guarantee the best available group rate for the same type of room and accommodation to all participating teams.  On their web site they have a list of over 25 hotels, with varying prices and accommodations.  So you are almost sure to find one that fits your needs.  But if you have specific hotel in mind that is not listed, please contact Kim at Team Inn - 800-233-TEAM (8326).
  • A local team is considered to be within a 70 mile radius to the tournament fields. If you fall within that guideline, please confirm that with Team Inn. That information goes back to the City of Columbus for proper tracking purposes.
  • To book a block of rooms, please click on the link here. It is a very simple process that will only take you a few minutes.
  • Booking team hotel rooms through Team Inn is a requirement of ours, and using Team Inn is in our contract with Berliner Sports Park.  No other hotel agency can be used for a tournament at Berliner Sports Park.  Any non-local team that does not abide by this requirement will not be permitted to participate in the tournament  and will be removed.


  • Capitol City Showdown Registration - 10u - 5GG - $460  / 12u-18u - 7GG - $515 
    1. All Registrations and payments must be done online.  We no longer accept mail in payments or registrations.
    2. To register,  please click on the link above
      • If this is your first Fastpitch Showdown registration for 2017, you must create an account.
      • If you already have an account, please log in.
    3. After you have logged in, click Begin Registration.
    4. Then click on your name.
    5. Select your desired tournament.
    6. Select your age group.
    7. Click Select to confirm your choice
    8. Click Team Contact
    9. Read and agree to Terms of Service
    10. Your information should populate on the next page.  Please scroll to the bottom and enter your team name as you want it listed. Then click continue.
    11. Verify information and click continue.
    12. If you would like to register for additional tournaments at this time, click Add Registration and repeat steps 3-10.
    13. Once you have completed your registrations, click Checkout.
    14. You can then either pay the registration fees in full at this time or put down a deposit of $100 per tournament (balance due May 1st). Any registrations made after May 1 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
    15. If you wish to pay in full at this time, click Next.
    16. If you wish to put down a deposit at this time, click Pay Partial and enter $100 per tournament.  Then click Next.
    17. Currently we are accepting payments by Visa and Mastercard only.  Fill out the payment information and click Submit Payment.
    18. You will see a confirmation page and you will also receive an email confirming your registration.
  • Capital City Showdown Rules - These are the rules from last year's tournament.  They will be substantively the same.  Final rules will be in the coach's packet which must picked up at registration at the start of the tournament. 
  • Lou Berliner Park, 325 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus OH 43223 
    • We are proud to host the tournament at the Lou Berliner Park in Columbus, Ohio.  The complex is the largest in the United States, with 31 fields all in one location.  You do not have to park out in front and walk to the fields as the complex has adequate parking close to each field!!  Berliner Park and the City of Columbus Parks and Recreation Department is proud of their reputation in the fastpitch community and continues to make improvements.  Among other things, they have 11 turf fields (called FieldTurf - the same surface that has been installed at the University of Louisville) which will make more turf fields than any single location in the Midwest. This will allow even more teams to play immediately after the rain stops.  It is the next step in their long range plan of continuous improvements to the Park.  In 2016, metal cleats will be allowed on both the turf and dirt fields at the 14U, 16U and 18U divisions - with the exception of pitchers on the turf fields. PITCHERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WEAR METAL CLEATS WHEN PITCHING ON TURF FIELDS.  TURF SHOES, PLASTIC CLEATS, RUBBER CLEATS AND SNEAKERS ARE PERMITTED.  
  • At Fastpitch Showdowns, we believe in the safety of all players comes first.  All of our tournament staff is certified in the CDC Concussion Training Course.  Because we realize many coaches would like to be more knowledgeable about the developments in this area, we are happy to provide a link to the FREE CDC Heads Up Online Concussion Training Course.  Hopefully you will find this beneficial and we encourage all those involved with fastpitch softball to use this valuable resource.
  • If, as in every previous year, the tournament sells out, all schedules and pools will be emailed to the coaches at least 30 days before the tournament.  If you believe you are registered for the tournament and you have not received the schedule by then, please let us know.
  • If you have any questions about this tournament, please contact us at Bill@fastpitchshowdowns.com.

 
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