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Red Rock Invitational Now ISC WT Qualifier

March 5, 2007

St. George, UT


Red Rock Invitational Now ISC WT Qualifier

 

Chris Santos jcsantos25@msn.com ISC US West VP has just announced that the 2007 Red Rock Invitational Tournament being held May 5 and 6 in St. George, Utah is now offering one (1) ISC World Tournament berth to the highest finishing team from the US West region.

 

8th Annual Red Rock International Invitational - St. George, Utah

TOURNAMENT DATES: May 5 and 6, 2007

ENTRY FEE: $375 US
PITCHING RULE: ISC
BERTHS: ONE (1) ISC WT berth to highest finisher from US West region

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 15, 2007
FORMAT: Round Robin into single elimination.
GAMES GUARANTEED: Four

ENTRY CHECKS
Payable to:
Roy Stout
P.O. Box 812
Lake Hughes, CA 93532


We are looking for a 16 team tournament again this year as there were 16 teams in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

 

Currently we have 15 teams that have either confirmed by having sent their entry deposit or have given a verbal or written commitment to attend. Most have stated the ‘checks in the mail’ so please if you are attending, send your e-mail confirmation and entry fee ASAP.

 

Teams that are attending to date:

 

Portland Demarini 

 

SoCal Bombers

 

River City Rockers 

 

Houston Aces  

 

Team Minnesota 

 

SoCal Tribes

 

Larry Miller Hogs

 

Stockton Italian Athletic Club

 

Panteras, California

 

Innovative Communications, Utah

 

Bud King Pino

 

Castlewood II, Utah

 

A-1 Tank, Northern Cal

 

California Lumberkings

 

Mexicali, Mexico


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St. George is located in the southwestern corner of Utah. It's a warm weather retirement community with seven beautiful diamonds consisting of golf green quality outfields with enclosed fences. There is a full service snack open during the entire tournament. The ball park is situated amongst the beautiful backdrop of red colored mountains and green trees and lawns.

There is plenty of parking. The ball park is located just a few minutes away from the city center. These are the most beautiful diamonds West of Orlando, Florida's Disney World Complex. Many feel they are the finest they have ever played on. The outfields are like carpets.

http://www.ci.st-george.ut.us/

Many teams over the years have made this a family trip combining Las Vegas and the Red Rock tournament into a super 3-4 day holiday. They either arrive a day early or leave a day later spending a night or two in Las Vegas. There are special group rates for 10 or more people. A few of the players significant others spent the entire time in Las Vegas and were joined by their significant others either before or after the tournament.

http://www.vegas.com

Getting to the Red Rock International Invitational:

St. George Airport: http://www.sgcity.org/airport/

The St. George airport is located about 5 minutes the downtown area and about 10 minutes from the ball park and offers jet service as well as commuter aircraft.

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport: http://www.mccarran.com/airportguide.asp

Driving from the Las Vegas airport is about a 1½ hour drive North up Interstate 15. As you approach the mountain pass approaching St. George, the view is absolutely incredible. Be sure to bring your camera.

There is a shuttle between the Las Vegas airport and/or the Salt Lake City airport to both hotels listed below in St. George:

http://www.stgshuttle.com/

Salt Lake City Airport  http://www.slcairport.com/

Driving from the Salt Lake City Airport is about a 5 hour drive South on Interstate 15.

Driving from Southern California can easily be calculated via Las Vegas.

Ken Hackmeister, executive director of the International Softball Congress (ISC) will once again serve as Tournament Director.

Josh Olmstead of St George Leisure Services will be the Host Administrator of the tournament.

Roy Stout will be the Umpire-in-Chief.

Umpires are from various locations around the USA and Canada. Many have ISF International and/or ISC World Tournament experience. All of the games will work the three-umpire system.

It is expected teams will be from USA, Canada and Mexico.

Games will conclude on Sunday early enough for teams to make flights from Las Vegas.

Contacts:

Roy Stout - umpire5@verizon.net 

 

661-724-1551
661-713-1551 (red rock)

 

Please contact Roy with any questions or concerns about teams, umpires, entry fees, deadlines, accommodation, prize money, etc.

 

Ken Hackmeister: iscken@comcast.net

801-447-8807
801-381-0961 (red rock)

 

Ken is the tournament director and can assist with any technical questions.

 

Josh Olmstead: joshua.olmstead@sgcity.org

435-634-5860
435-703-0978 (red rock)

 

Josh has consistently been a major part of this tournament running smoothly. The facility, personnel and grounds crews are top-notch. It is very hard to get in touch with Josh, however his assistant Becky can assist you if necessary.

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We have negotiated with the newly renovated Shuttle Lodge Inn in St. George for a room rate $59 and have some rooms with late check out for each team on Sunday. All rooms come with a complimentary deluxe breakfast, high speed internet and many other amenities.

http://www.shuttlelodgeinn.com/

Contact Jodi from the USA toll free at 1-877-688-8383 or from outside the USA at 435-688-8383

info@shuttlelodgeinn.com

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We have also negotiated with the Crystal Inn in St. George for a room rate $79 and have three rooms with late check out for each team on Sunday. All rooms come with a complimentary hot or cold breakfast for everyone registered. They have a large pool and a very nice eight-person Jacuzzi, high speed internet and many other amenities.

http://www.crystalinns.com/stg.html

Contact Mary via e-mail: maryt@crystalinns.com

Contact Mary at 1-435-688-7477 to book three rooms or more.

Contact Central Reservations at 1-800-662-2525 to book one or two rooms.

Some teams had trouble reserving rooms using the 800 (toll-free line) because that is their central reservations number and not the group desk. We apologize for any inconvenience

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Fastpitchwest will once again be providing coverage on their website.

http://www.fastpitchwest.com/

The official onsite photographer will be Maddy Flanagan shooting all the action photos. All of Maddy's photos will be posted to the Fastpitch West website.

Click here and follow the links to see photos of previous Red Rock tournaments:

http://www.fastpitchwest.com/redrock.htm

Jim Flanagan of Fastpitch West and Ball Park Radio is planning on providing Live Audio Stream Radio on many of the games. Jim provided coverage last year as well.

Ball Park Radio: http://www.ballparkradio.com

See you all in sunny and warm St. George, Utah for the 8th Annual Red Rock International Invitational.

Important Note: There is a one hour time change between Las Vegas (PST) and ST. George (MST).

 

Yours in Fastpitch,

Roy Stout
mailto:umpire5@verizon.net

661-724-1551
661-713-1551 (red rock)

 

 

 

 

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