Queen City Showdown


  • QUEEN CITY SHOWDOWN FINAL BRACKETS - Below are the final scoreboards from the Queen City Showdown.  These are for informational purposes only.  These are the results as they were reported to us as of 5pm on Saturday.  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. Medals will be mailed out to Champions and Finalist next week.
    • 10U BRACKET
      • Champion - Strike Zone Fillies Black
      • Finalist - Force 08
    • 12U BRACKET
      • Champion - Derby City Crush
      • Finalist - Roadwarriors Red
    • 14U BRACKET
      • Champion - Heart of Ohio Glory
      • Finalist - The Outsiders
    • 16U BRACKET
      • Champion - Kentucky Clovers
      • Finalist - Impulse Fastpitch Turner

  • Facility Rules (Rules apply at both parks)
    • Admission charge of $6/day or $12 for a weekend pass will be collected by the park.  Both daily and weekend passes are honored by both parks.
    • Players may bring in individual coolers only and they may bring in fruit. No Gatorade, food or team coolers are permitted.
  • 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.

June 14, 15 and 16, 2019

We once again are happy to host the Queen City Showdown at River City West (formerly Rumpke Park) and Mid-America Ballyard.  Dave, Michelle and Tom and all the other people at both parks are very knowledgeable and fun to work with.  PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO USE THE FIELDS, WE HAVE TO WORK WITH THEIR ESTABLISHED ADULT LEAGUE SCHEDULE.  However, we will maximize all of the time available for the most games for each team. Whatever the weather might be, you can plan on these guys being ready. We are looking forward to working with them again.

***********  EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2019 *************

We are extending our offer of a one year membership to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) to all coaches (at 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U) that have not received their complimentary one year membership from us previously and are not already NFCA members.  This is good for all of the coaches for any of our tournaments who register for our tournaments before April 1st.  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.

Tournament Information

  • Facility Rules (Rules apply at both parks)
    • Admission charge of $6/day or $12 for a weekend pass will be collected by the park.  Both daily and weekend passes are honored by both parks.
    • Players may bring in individual coolers only and they may bring in fruit. No Gatorade, food or team coolers are permitted.
  • Queen City Showdown Format - (14u, 16u, 18u ONLY - Friday, Saturday and Sunday) - All games will be at Mid America Ballyard and River City West (formerly Rumpke Park), which we feel are some of the nicest, most enjoyable parks around. All teams will play 4 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.
    • There will be a UIC at each complex to handle any questions
  • Queen City Showdown Format - (10u and 12u ONLY - Saturday and Sunday only) -  At each age group - 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 - no one will get 6 gamesSo 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 and we can give each team a guaranteed 5 games in 2 days. Throughout the tournament, coaches are able to bat up to their entire lineup and substitute freely in the field.
  • 10u and 12u teams will only play on Saturday and Sunday.
  • 10u and 12u teams will have 1 umpire for pool play and 2 umpires for Championship play
  • All 10u and 12u games will have a 1 hour and 15 minute time limit (including the fifth game)
  • There will be a UIC at each complex to handle any questions
  • Top TWO finishers in each age division will received medals
  • This is a USA Softball (formerly ASA Softball) Tournament.  If you do not already have it, USA Softball (formerly ASA Softball) Registration is available on site for $30 and is good for all of your USA Softball (formerly ASA Softball) tournaments for the rest of the 2019 season.  It is a simple process and takes about 3 minutes.
  • Queen City Showdown Registration - 10u - 5GG - $295  / 12u - 5GG - $325 / 14u-18u - 5GG - $475
    1. Click on the link above
    2. Scroll down to find the tournament you want to register for and click Enroll
      • If you have already created an account in 2018, sign in with your email and password
      • If you did not register for a tournament in 2018 or 2019, click Create a New Account
    3. If you are the Head Coach of the team you are registering, select yourself as the Enrollee.  If you are NOT the Head Coach of the team you are registering, click Add Enrollee and enter the Head Coach's information, then select that coach as the Enrollee. If you are registering multiple teams with different head coaches, you will add each coach as an Enrollee and then select that coach for each tournament you are registering them for.
    4. Enrollment Type is General
    5. Program - Select the tournament you want to register for
    6. Offering - Select the age group you want to register for
    7. Then click Add Enrollment
    8. If you would like to register for multiple tournaments, repeat steps 3 - 7.
    9. Once you are done selecting tournaments, click Proceed to Checkout.
    10. Fill out your Team Name.  If you signed up for multiple tournaments, be sure to check the tournament name written above team name to make sure you are entering the correct team for each tournament.
    11. Read and agree to Terms and Conditions and click Done
    12. Fill out the Billing Information
      • If you want to pay in full, click Place Order
      • If you want to put down a non-refundable $100 deposit, click Partial Pay and then Place Order
  • This year we have again 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.  HOWEVER THIS IS NOT A STAY TO PLAY TOURNAMENT AND YOU ARE WELCOME TO BOOK HOTEL ROOMS ON YOUR OWN IF THAT FITS THE NEEDS OF YOUR TEAM BETTER.  If you do choose to go with Traveling Teams, here is how the process will work.  To book your hotel rooms through Traveling Teams, please click here.
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 should have 8-12 hotels listed with a range of prices and accommodations for each team from which to choose. They will also list the distance from Mid America Ballyard 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 Cincinnati, so that the teams will have a wide variety of choices and accommodations.
4. To request a block of rooms, please click here. It is a very simple process that will only take you a few minutes.

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.
  • There will be an admission fee of $6 a day or $12 for the weekend collected by the park.

  • At Fastpitch Showdowns, we believe in the safety of all players comes first.  Whether that safety comes in the form of creating a positive experience for players, coaches and volunteers or by offering concussion certification, Fastpitch Showdowns is proud to offer access to training programs.  Please see our offerings below.
    • Team USA SafeSport Training - As a member of USA Softball (formerly ASA Softball) you have access to critical information to help keep every program safe.  Athletes will perform better, soar higher, and get more from sport if they feel safe. Misconduct threatens that safety, and it can happen in every sport and at every competitive level. This SafeSport online training program teaches you about the nature of misconduct in sport: how to recognize it, how to prevent it and how to take action. The information in this course will help to keep sport a positive experience for every athlete, coach and volunteer.
    • 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.

  • Teams Registered - Team lists will be updated on or about the 1st and 16th of the month.
  • 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 on this tournament, please contact us at Ash@fastpitchshowdowns.com.