January2015

Las Vegas Road Trip - April 10 -12, 2015

January 8, 2015

Las Vegas, NV


This year Jesse Ortiz will be taking over the league and tournament and his information is listed below.  Further updates will come from him.  Thank you in advance and for all your assistance in the past.

Robert Hernandez


Las Vegas Road Trip
April 10-12, 2015

The eighth  edition of the "Las Vegas Road Trip" fast pitch tournament will be held April 10-12, 2015.  As like last year, first round games will start on Friday at noon and the Championship games will be scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, with "IF" games immediately following if necessary.  Teams flying in and out should make plans to be ready to play early on Friday and late times on Sunday in the event the brackets are running late.  

While this tournament is a NAFA sanctioned event, it is run by the SCIFL and any questions regarding this tournament must go through the SCIFL tournament director Jessie Ortiz and he can be reached at scifastpitch@gmail.com.

Teams will be separated in the following divisions:

A
A-Major (depending on amount of teams)
AA/AA-Major (depending on the amount of teams)

The splits in the higher classifications will be based on the amount of teams that enter.  The NAFA pitcher’s list will be used to monitor pitchers in the tournament as well as the team’s current classification.  No Open class pitchers are allowed to pitch in this tournament.  Confirmation into the tournament will be based on the entry fee and roster being received.  The classification list posted on the NAFA web site on January 31, 2015 will be the list that is used to classify pitchers.  There will be no appeals for pitchers after that date for this tournament. 

Last year we had 38 teams competing and games started at noon on Friday and made things very smooth for players throughout the weekend.  In past years the schedule was pretty grueling trying to squeeze it in 2 days. Please do not delay in getting back to Jesse if your team will be entering into the event, money is due now and will confirm your entry.  Once the tournament is full, teams providing their entry fee will be placed on a waiting list and entered if any teams drop out. We currently have 7 fields reserved for the event.

When you inform the SCIFL that your team will be playing you will also need to let us know if your team can play all three days.  Teams that can play all three days will be placed on the priority list, teams that say they can only play on Saturday and Sunday will be placed on the secondary list.  No one will be given a "selected" game time as everyone is traveling to the event. 

The entry fee for the tournament is $420 and the NAFA 3-game guarantee bracket will be used for all divisions.  It is open to all fast pitch teams and if your team has not yet paid their NAFA registration fee, there will be an additional $20 fee which will be forwarded to your State Director.  With a minimum of eight (8) teams in a division, the winner will have their 2015 NAFA World Series entry fee paid for the division they played in.  Also, to help keep tournament costs down, if your team books at least five (5) rooms and stays at our host hotel on Friday and Saturday nights you will receive $25 back on your entry fee.  

For the 8th year the host hotel will once again be Arizona Charlies Boulder.  The rate has not been secured as of yet as we are moving quickly with the announcement, but it is hoped that the rate will remain the same as last year, $46 per night for Friday and Saturday and $29 for Thursday and Sunday nights if you book directly with the hotel using their 800 number.  Arizona Charlies Boulder offers a casino, buffet and sit down dining along with live music in the casino bar/lounge.  Please help the tournament by booking with Arizona Charlies by using their 800 number to receive the special rate.  The number is 800-362-4040 and the reference code is C-SCIFL or mention So Cal Independent Fast Pitch League. Rooms booked any other way (Priceline, Expida, etc) cannot be confirmed through the hotel and are not used toward our count.  If you need to book more than three (3) rooms on the same credit card, please contact Kathy Brennan at 702-951-5942 in the group sales department and she will be more than happy to assist you.  Also, if the 800 does does not say they have the SCIFL listing, please call Kathy to book your room  If she is not there, leave a message and she will get back to you. 

Information regarding the event, game results and player statistics will be posted on www.scifastpitch.com .  This year's tournament once again will be played at Sunset Park and Warm Springs Park, both are located with 1/4-mile of each other and are located by the Las Vegas International Airport.  Game times will be available once the tournament is filled or by March 19th.

Team interested in playing should contact Jesse at scifastptich@gmail.com or 661-510-8928.  All teams will need to submit a roster listing all their players with their entry fee and identifying their pitchers.  Checks can be made out to "SCIFL" and forwarded to:

SCIFL
P.O. Box 1891
Anaheim, CA 92815-1891.  

Please feel free to contact Jesse if you have any questions regarding this tournament. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.

Jesse Ortiz                                                    Robert Hernandez
SCIFL President                                          President Emeritus
P.O. Box 1891
Anaheim, CA 92815-1891
661-510-8928
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