Welcome to the Motor City International Challenge 5 Game Guarantee Showdown!
July 1, 2 and 3, 2016
Come join us for some fun and lots of softball over the holiday
weekend July 1-3. And it will be at one of the nicest complexes in the
state of Michigan. We will have 12u 14u,16u and 18u divisions, and all teams will be
guaranteed 5 games for $450. As with all Fastpitch Showdowns, the pool play
games will be 90 minutes long so you get a realistic chance to finish the game
or at least get the feel for a full game. And with each team getting a minimum
of 5 games, there will be plenty of enjoyable softball going on. Each team will
play 4 games of pool play on Friday and Saturday and depending on how your team
did in pool play, each team will be seeded into either the "A" or "B" single
elimination tournament on Sunday. Throughout the entire tournament, coaches can bat up to their entire lineup and freely substitute in the field.
Again this year we will have something a little different -- just for fun. Because of the number of Canadian teams we traditionally host at the tournament, we have decided to add a "United States vs. Canada" factor to the tournament. Every time a Canadian team plays a U.S. team in pool play, we will award one point to the winner. At the end of pool play we will add up the number of points for each country, and the country that has the most number of points will be declared that year's winner. We will have a large trophy that will have the winning country engraved on it, and will keep it at the restaurant until the following year. This isn't anything formal and the competitions will be random, but it's something we hope adds a little bit of fun and excitement to the tournament for the girls.
If you are not currently a member of ASA, you can simply join at the tournament in about 3 minutes for $20, and it is good at all ASA tournaments for the rest of the season.
This is our 9th year doing this and we always enjoy working with Ann-Marie, Doug, and everyone else at the Canton Sports complex.
Click on the following links for more Tournament Information
This year we have partnered with Traveling Teams to be our official hotel coordinator. We believe that their low price guarantee and personalized 24/7 support service offer the best service to our teams. We have decided with the number of out of town teams that attend this tournament, especially from Canada ( and with the current Canadian exchange rate), it would be in the best interest of the majority of our teams to partner with one hotel coordinator to assure we have adequate hotel room inventory, and that the rooms that are offered to our teams are at the lowest rate available. Plus this allows us to keep the tournament fee low as field costs and umpire fees continue to go up, and also assures us of having room accommodations for college coaches, officials, and other staff. For the above reasons we have made this a STAY TO PLAY tournament for out of town teams (more than 75 miles away). Please do not book your hotel through any other travel agent and do not contact the hotel directly.
To request a block of rooms, you can CLICK HERE to access the reservation webpage for the weekend or you may contact Traveling Teams at 800-430-1159. They will have someone available 24 hours a day to handle any problems you may have, before or during your stay.
Traveling Teams has guaranteed the lowest rates available at these specific hotels, and they also have an option to select a hotel that you prefer if you don't find one suitable on their list. They will work their hardest to get you the best rate available at that hotel.
This STAY TO PLAY requirement will go into effect for all out of town teams (more than 75 miles away) that sign up after December 1, 2015. We certainly encourage the earlier sign ups to also go thru Traveling Teams, as they offer the lowest rates available - but it is not required. For all later sign ups, it is a requirement for entering the tournament. You can sign up for the tournament first, and then once you are accepted, you can get your hotel rooms through Traveling Teams.
Thanks again for your understanding, and certainly if you have any questions just email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.