**CLOSING DATES FOR REGISTRATION**
Please have your teams registered and paid by the following dates
Icebreaker- April 2
Mothers Day Bash- May 3
Wind Up- June 15
Year End Wind-UpJune 23 – 25 details to follow.
All Divisions but LTP
Cost to other Association
$50 for U8, U10 & U12
$100 for U14 , U16 & U19
1. Poco Blue Birds
2. Poco Cheetahs
3. Coquitlam Fireballs
1. New West Royals
2. Poco Blue Jays
3. Poco Purple Panthers
1. Coquitlam Crush
2. Poco Stealers
1. Poco Wildsox
2. Poco Mayhem
3. New West Royals
4. Burnaby Oakeys
1. Poco Wildcats
2. Poco Demons
U16C Regional Tournament June 30-July 2nd
Cost to Associations $350
MINOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
2017 TOURNAMENT RULES
1) Tournament Rules
a) All tournaments shall be governed in order by:
o PCMSA Tournament Rules
o Softball Canada Rules
b) This is a ‘No Protest’ tournament. Decisions of the Umpires are final and not subject to
appeal. Umpires will usually provide explanations of rulings if requested in a polite and
professional manner. Players, Coaches or Managers ejected from a game will be subject
to review by the Tournament Director and or the Umpire in Chief. All decisions on any
matter shall be final and accepted without question.
c) WARNING: Anyone warming up a pitcher must wear a catcher’s mask; batting helmets
with a face shield are NOT acceptable substitutes. This is a Softball BC rule and it will be
vigorously enforced. Failure to comply will result in the ejection of the coach from the
2) Team Roster and Pickups:
a) Team rosters must be submitted to the Tournament Director at least 30 minutes prior to
your team’s first game.
b) No players can be added to the roster after the 1st game.
c) A maximum of 3 pickup players may be used and must be identified on the roster sheet.
d) Pickup players are limited as follows:
i) Can be of same or lower division
ii) Must be identified on game score sheet and game roster
iii) Individual pickup players may only appear on one team roster
e) All pickup players must be active players currently registered with Softball BC.
3) Minimum Number of Players
Teams may play with 8 players. When the ninth player arrives they may be added to the
roster without penalty. In the case of 8 players the 9th player will NOT be an automatic out.
4) Home Team
For all round robin games the home team will be determined by a coin toss. In playoffs the higher seed team will be the home team
5) Score keeping:
a) Each team must supply an official scorekeeper for each game.
b) Scorekeepers must confer at the end of each inning and agree on the scoring.
c) Any disagreement must be resolved with the plate Umpire prior to the start of the next
d) The home team must, at the end of each game, submit to the Tournament Director an
official score card, supplied in the coach’s package, signed by both scorekeepers.
6) Round Robin Rules:
a) Run Limit: Maximum of 5 runs per inning.
b) Time Limit:
i) No new inning to start after 1 hour 20 minutes.
ii) If after 1 hour 20 minutes the visiting team is batting and fails to take the lead the
game ends and the score stands.
iii) If after 1 hour 20 minutes the home team is batting and is leading or takes the lead
the game is over and the score stands.
iv) If after 1 hour 20 minutes the home team strikes out without taking the lead the gameends and the score stands.
c) Mercy Limits:
i) 12 runs after 3 innings.
ii) 10 runs after 3 1⁄2 or 4 innings.
iii) 7 runs after 4 1⁄2, 5, 5 1⁄2 or 6 innings.
d) Substitutions: All players will play and bat. Midget ‘B’ Only – Individual Teams may elect to BAT 9 PLAY 9. Please announce your intentions to the umpire and other team before the
start of the game.
i) Points awarded: 2 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss.
ii) Run differential will be counted to a maximum of + 7, and a minimum of – 7.
i) Will be determined in order by: Points, run differential, least runs against, most runs for.
ii) In the event of a tie results of head to head play will be used.
iii) If still tied then a coin toss will be used to break the tie.
7) Playoff Game Rules:
a) Time Limit:
i) No new inning to start after 1 hour 20 minutes.
ii) Inning in progress at time limit will play until completed
iii) In the event of a tie, the game will continue until an outright winner is determined.
b) Run Limit: Maximum of 5 runs per inning.
c) Substitutions: All players will play and bat. MIDGET ‘B’ ONLY – BAT 9 PLAY 9
d) Mercy Limit: Same as round robin games.
8) Final Championship Game & Consolation Game (for 1st, 2nd , 3rd, and 4th place):
a) Final and Consolation games will be 7 innings with no time limits for Rep teams Pee Wee B
and up, and House teams Bantam C and up. For all other divisions the final will be 5
innings with no time limits. In the event of a tie, the game will continue until an outright
winner is determined. The international tie breaker rule is in effect starting at the top of
the eighth inning.
b) Run Limit: Maximum of 5 runs per inning
c) Final inning in the Championship and Consolation games, as announced by the Umpire,
shall be an open inning.
d) Substitutions: All players will play and bat. MIDGET ‘B’ ONLY – BAT 9 PLAY 9
e) Mercy Limit: Same as round robin games.
9) Dropped 3rd Strike and Infield Fly Rule
The dropped 3rd strike rule is in effect for Rep and House teams Pee Wee and up. The infield
fly rule is in effect for all Rep teams and for House teams Pee Wee C and up.
10) Good Sportsmanship
a) Any team personnel who conduct themselves in an unsportsmanlike manner subject
themselves and/or their team to ejection and/or suspension. This includes spectators. No
profanity will be permitted.
b) No alcohol or tobacco is permitted in the park by order of the City of Port Coquitlam
c) Each team is responsible for ensuring that their dugout is clean after the completion of
11) Tournament Director
If you have any questions or require additional information please contact the Tournament