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2007 The Farm/NAFA Open World Series July 27-29 Madison, WI.

July 20, 2007

Madison, WI


PRESS RELEASE
 
Bowling Green Recreation Center, Madison, Wisconsin
 
We are preparing for the 2007 THE FARM/NAFA OPEN WORLD SERIES to be held July 27-29 in Middleton(near Madison), Wisconsin at the Bowling Green Softball Complex. The Tournament will use the NAFA 3GG Bracket with no if necessary game. The Bracket can be found on our website at www.Nafafastpitch.com  Start Times for each team are as follows:
 
Midwest Stampede, Des Moines, Iowa plays the Bloomington Stix, from Bloomington, Illinois at 4:30 and the winner plays MinnDak Millers, Fargo, North Dakota at 8:30 pm.
 
Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, Illinois plays Plangger Furniture, Benton-Harbor, Michigan at 4:30 and the winner plays the Defending Co-Champion Circle Tap, Denmark, Wisconsin at 7pm.
 
Albaugh, Inc, Elkhart, Iowa, plays New Image, Montfort, Wisconsin at 6 pm and the winner plays the Defending Co-Champion, Townline, Green Bay, Wisconsin at 9 pm.
 
Thomson Area Merchants, Thomson, Illinois plays Kegel Black Sox, Fargo, North Dakota at 7pm and the winner plays the Host Team The Farm, Madison, Wisconsin at 9:30 pm.
 
Games continue Saturday beginning at 10 am with the winner's bracket final at 9pm Saturday night and then the final 6 teams begin again on Sunday at 8 am with the Championship Game at 2pm.
 
We invite all fastpitch spectators to come join us for some exciting fastball. Spectator Gate, $5 a day for adults and $3 for kids.
 
The bracket will be seeded evenly based on a combination of the following criteria: 1) Defending Co-Champions, Host Team, 2) then top seeded teams based on the coaches rankings of each team and 3) Input from the NAFA Executive Committee and Classification Committee.
 
1-Host Team, The Farm, Madison, Wisconsin  
2-Def Co-Champs, Circle Tap, Denmark, Wisconsin  
3-Def Co-Champs, Townline, Green Bay, Wisconsin    
4-MinnDak Millers, Fargo, North Dakota     
5-Albaugh Inc, Elkhart, Iowa
6-Midwest Stampede, Des Moines, Iowa 
7-Dolan & Murphy, Aurora, Illinois 
8-Plangger Furniture, Benton Harbor, Michigan 
9-Thomson Area Merchants, Thomson, Illinois
10-New Image, Montfort, Wisconsin, NAFA 2006 AA Champions
11-Bloomington Stix, Bloomington, Illinois  
12-Kegel Black Sox, Fargo, North Dakota 
 
Sponsor Rod Peterson            
Umpire-In-Chief Carley Parish  
NAFA East VP, Loren Lathrop
NAFA West VP, Jon Kegle,   
Webmaster, Brett Bresnahan, 
 
Awards
NAFA Announced this week that our newest sponsor GameWear Team Sports will provide (at no cost) to each winning NAFA World Series team a complete set of 15 custom made uniforms for the Champion of each of the following divisions of NAFA World Series, Open, AAA, AA-Major, AA, A-Major, A, 23-Under and Wood Bat. These uniforms will replace the pullover coats we had been giving away but will no longer.
 
Awards, 1st-5th(2) Team Trophies, 20 All World Selections, MVP, MVPitcher, Medals to top 3 teams, Hats to Champions, RunnerUp Long Sleeve Shirts, 3rd Place Short Sleeve Shirts.
 
Ball-At the request of the open teams the Worth Cork Center K-Master will be used.
 
Rules-NAFA Rules see our website at www.nafafastpitch.com under the "World Series Rules" button.
 
Tournament Ceremonies will take place Friday night between the last two rounds of games.
 
Tournament Committee:
Rod Peterson, Dave LeBlanc, Darren Derricks, Craig Watermolen, Brett Bresnahan, Jon Kegle, Loren Lathrop, Benjie Hedgecock, Chad Mix, Carley Parish, Terry Knight
 
Umpire-In-Chief-Carley Parish, NAFA Umpire-In-Chief 
Umpires will be open level experienced and will be announced prior to the event
 
Statistics, Tony Schaaf, Brett Bresnahan , Hank DeWild
 
Field preparation, Staff of Bowling Green Complex prior to each game.
 
Souvenirs will be sold by NAFA onsite.
 
Concessions-Full food and beverage including alcohol by the Bowling Green staff.
 
Photography- a professional photographer will be onsite.
 
Sporting Goods-SportsDiamond Traveling Trailer will be onsite-www.SportsDiamond.com
Motel information can be found on the Open World Series website at www.Nafafastpitch.com
 
For more information contact NAFA Executive Director,
Benjie Hedgecock
503-559-5398 cell phone


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