2009 - RED ROCK is Back!

November 12, 2008

Carson City, NV

2009 RED ROCK is Back!
After being forced to take a year off in 2008 due to the late withdrawal of our ball park by the 
City of St. George, Utah, we are pleased to announce that your Red Rock Tournament Committee,
after nearly two months of negotiations, have signed a deal with the Carson City Recreation
Department and the Carson City Convention Visitors Bureau to operate the very popular Red Rock
International Invitational for 2009 and beyond! It will have a new name!
9th Annual Red Rock International Invitational
Carson City, Nevada 
(35-45 minute drive from Reno)
TOURNAMENT DATES: May 2 and 3, 2009
CLASSES: Major, A, AA, NAFA (ALL), (ASA A & B)
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 1, 2009
FORMAT: Round Robin into single elimination.
ISC QUALIFIER: One World Tournament berth to highest finishing US West team. We are also attempting 
to get an ISC II (Tournament of Champions) berth to award as well.
Payable to:
Roy Stout
P.O. Box 812
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
Carson City is Nevada's historical state capitol. Centrally located at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range,
Carson City offers a variety of activities for your pleasure. Carson City has something for everyone including museums, elegant mansions,
exciting casinos, excellent recreational facilities, great dining and nine divine golf courses. Bring your clubs!
Carson City Visitors Bureau
Carson City Centennial Park - This 4-diamond complex has hosted many ASA, NAFA, NCAA, NSA and other major organizations in the past and the
Carson City Recreation Department is very experienced with providing its facilities for these major tournaments.
Carson City Centennial Park Pictures:
Host Hotel:
The Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
801 S. Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701
Contact: 775-883-9500/ 888-227-1499 (toll free)
We have negotiated the lowest available internet rate anywhere for this time of year at The Plaza Hotel & Conference Center. It will be $59 for two people – two beds. Kids 12 and under stay free.
The rate includes a free continental breakfast for all guests, use of the fitness room facilities, fridges and microwaves in every room, free local calls and 800 long distance access, and free high-speed internet in every room.
We would encourage all teams, players, coaches, umpires, spectators, friends and family to please use our Red Rock at Carson City host hotel, The Plaza Hotel & Conference Center. There are 55 rooms available as of today but are booking quickly as our committee has just reserved 15.
For more information kindly visit their website:
To book rooms and obtain the special $59 Red Rock at Carson City rate, please contact the hotel directly on their toll free line: 888-227-1499
Getting to the Red Rock at Carson City International Invitational:
The closest major airport is the Reno -Tahoe airport.
Travel time is about 43 minutes from the Reno airport to the ball park and host hotel.
Reno Airport (RNO)
Directions to Carson City’s Centennial Park: 
Car and Van Rentals:
As of this release date, 8-passenger minivans are available for $41 a day plus taxes and smaller cars are 
available for about $25 a day plus taxes.
Tournament Details:
We are looking for a 16 team tournament again this year.
It is expected teams will be from USA, Canada and Mexico.
Games will conclude on Sunday early enough for teams to make flights from Reno.
Red Rock at Carson City Tournament Committee:
Roy Stout - Please contact Roy with any questions or concerns about teams, 
entry fees, deadlines, accommodation, etc. 
Roy Stout
P.O. Box 812
Lake Hughes, CA 93532
umpire5 (at) verizon (dot) net
Bob Henning - Umpire-in-Chief
Umpires are flying in from various locations around the USA as well as Canada. Many umpires have 
ISF International and/or ISC World Tournament experience. All games will utilize the three-umpire system.
It is expected that Bruce Bierman, ISC (International Softball Congress) UIC will be in attendance.
If you are interested in applying to be part of the officiating crew, please contact Bob directly.
Bob Henning
604-790-1166 Canada
360-739-0544 (when in USA)
brotherinblue (at) shaw (dot) ca
Jim Flanagan – Jim joined our tournament committee and has a wealth of knowledge 
and experience in fastpitch softball.
Jim (at) fastpitchwest (dot) com
Official tournament coverage at Fastpitchwest:
Ken Hackmeister- Ken is the tournament director and can assist with any 
technical or organizational issues and questions.
iscken (at) comcast (dot) net
Ball Park Radio: will be broadcasting selected games live on the internet.  For more info, see:
Official Photographer:
Maddy Flanagan will be the official photographer for the tournament.
maddy (at) maddysphotos (dot) com
Local Attractions:
Carson City Sights and Attractions:
Carson City Hot Springs:
Things to Do:
Ken Hackmeister
Red Rock at Carson City Committee