Gem City Showdown

Welcome to the Gem City 6 Game Guarantee Showdown!

July 3, 4 and 5, 2015

Come join us for a fun 4th of July weekend tournament. Plus, its an ASA Qualifier. What could be better! This year we have added the 8U and 18+ age groups (playing only Saturday and Sunday) so that all girls playing the sport of softball can have an enjoyable holiday weekend.

Tournament Information

  • Gem City Showdown Format for 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U - All teams will play 5 pool games.  Each team will then be seeded in bracket play depending on their record. In age groups with 8 or more teams, the top half of each pool will go in to a Platinum bracket and will play a single elimination tournament. The lower half of each pool will go into a separate Gold division bracket and play a separate single elimination tournament. These brackets will NOT meet. The first and second place teams in each bracket will receive championship medals.  All teams will be able to bat their entire line-up and freely substitute in the field.  These rules and format are used to give the teams the opportunity to give the maximum number of players a chance to play. 
  • Gem City Showdown Format for 8U and 18+ -  This will be a 2 day tournament so we will use our standard 2 day 5 game guarantee format.  All teams will have 5 games guaranteed.  At all age groups - with at least 6 teams - teams will be divided into two pools.  Teams will play 4 pool games and then they will be ranked in their pool based on how they did in pool play.  For the fifth game,  each team will play the corresponding finisher in the other pool from their age group.  So you must go to headquarters to find out when and where your fifth game is being played.  This way each team will know where they finish in the tournament and we can give each team a guaranteed 5 games in 2 days.
  • Gem City Showdown Entry Form  - Fastpitch Showdowns does not accept entry into any tournament without a completed entry form and at least a $100 deposit.  We do accept credit cards for payment.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Gem City Showdown Rules - These are the tentative rules for the tournament.  Final rules will be in the coach's packet which must picked up at registration at the start of the tournament.
  • 8U Rule Addendum - These are the tentative 8U rules for the tournament.  Final rules will be in the coach's packet which must picked up at registration at the start of the tournament.
  • The 14U, 16U, 18U and 18+ divisions will pitch at 43 feet.  12U will pitch at 40 feet.  8U and 10U will pitch at 35 feet.
  • This year we have partnered with Traveling Teams to be our official hotel coordinator.  Although you are not obligated to use them to book your hotels, we believe that their low price guarantee and personalized 24/7 support service offer the best service to our teams.  To book your hotel rooms, please click here.  Here is how the process will work.
1. First of all there is no additional cost to you.

2. You will be guaranteed the lowest rate available, either through the hotel or on the Internet.

3.  Their website will have 8-12 hotels listed when we first start, with a range of prices and accommodations for each tournament from which to choose. They will also list the distance from Kettering Field for each hotel. If you don't see anything you like, there is a listing on their website that will enable you to pick the hotel you would like to stay at, and they will try to make the reservations for you at that hotel - still negotiating a low rate. Then as teams pick and are confirmed for other hotels, those hotels will be added to the list. We would eventually like to get to approximately 20 or more hotels in Dayton, so that the teams will have a wide variety of choices and accommodations.
 
4. You can make the reservations directly on the Internet through TRAVELING TEAMS WEB SITE, or if you prefer the travel coordinator will gladly take your call.

5. They will have someone available 24 hours a day to handle any problems you may have, before or during your stay.

6. Because of the increasing number of teams we have entering the tournament from out of town, and the increasing requests for hotel recommendations, we think it will be a great service for the out of town teams -- especially the teams that are new to the tournament.  And again most importantly, you can stay wherever you would like at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • The City of Dayton will charge an admission fee.  We don't know what it will be exactly but they are always very reasonable.
  • Recruiting Tools
    • CaptainU is a service designed to help players and teams maximize their exposure to college coaches.   Participating with CaptainU is not a requirement of the tournament, but those that choose to will be included in the player profile book they will create and send to college coaches.   They also offer some premium paid features that you have the choice to opt-into if you are looking for additional help through the recruiting process.  But no one is under any obligation to do so and you have the choice to stick with the free tools for as long as you like.
    • Want your games filmed?  CaptainU can film your games at the tournament!  Click here to learn more and to register.   Any footage can be edited into a 3-5 minute highlight video!  If you have any questions on filming, please contact video@captainu.com or 415-200-1264.
  • 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 knowledgable 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.
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