Rules, Bob Stark Rookieball Tournament, 2018 (Oakridge Baseball)

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Oakridge Bob Stark Rookieball Tournament

          July 6-8th, 2018

 

All teams must provide an OBA roster number to the Convenor before their first game.

 

  1. All teams must provide an OBA roster number to the Convenor before their first game

  2. The home team will be decided before each game by the toss of the coin. The team that has traveled the greatest distance will call the coin toss.

     

  3. The home team will be the official scorekeeper.

     

  4. A curfew of 1 hour and 45 min. will be in effect from the 1st pitch for all round-robin and Semi-Final games. i.e   No new inning is to start after that time   Championship games have no time limit.

 

   5. OBA Mercy Rules will apply to all games.

   i.e. In all OBA games an 18 run mercy rule will apply after 3 innings or 15 runs after 4 innings. A 10 run       mercy rule will also apply after 5 innings or any subsequent inning thereafter. If the home team leads after the top half of any such inning, the game shall be considered a mercy and the home team will not bat.

 

   6. There is to be no infield practice before games.

 

   7. With the exception of the following, only approved Baseball Ontario playing rules, The Approved Playing    Rules of Rookie Ball and the Official Rules of Baseball shall apply for the duration of this tournament

 

  All round robin standings will be tabulated as follows:

 

        Win = 2 pts.   Tie = 1 pt.   Loss = 0 pts.

 

Teams will be seeded for playoffs after completion of their two round-robin games.

 

Full OBA tie breaker rules as follows:

 

i)   head to head record among tied teams;

ii)  team with the smallest runs against ratio (runs allowed /number of defensive innings played) in

games among tied teams;

iii)  team with the smallest runs against ratio (runs allowed /number of defensive innings played) in all

games;

iv)  team with the highest runs for ratio (runs scored /number of offensive innings played) in games

among tied teams;

v)  team with the highest runs for ratio ( runs scored /number of offensive innings played) in all games;

vi)  coin toss

w)  When there are 3 or more teams tied, the tiebreakers will commence at 7.3(v)(ii). After the winner of that tie breaker is  determined,  the  tiebreakers  will  continue,  if  necessary,  at 7.3(v)(ii)  as  long  as  there 

are 3 or  more  teams tied. When only 2 teams remain, the tiebreaker will start at 7.3(v)(i).

 

 

A 7-inning game will be considered an official game after 4 innings of play or 3 1/2 innings if the home team is ahead.

  If the home team is ahead, or if the game is out of reach due to the seven run limit, the final inning or half     inning will not be played.

All valid protests and rule interpretations (including any scorekeeping disputes) will be ruled upon at that time by the on-site tournament Convenor and play will continue after. Such rulings will be final

 

In the case that rain occurs causing scheduling problems the tournament Committee reserves the right to alter the tournament and playoff format.

 

Trophies shall be awarded to players only with a maximum of 14 per team. Presentations will occur on the side lines for semi-final games and on field in Championships (time permitting)

 

  Ejected team officials will be subject to the minimum of one game suspension. Additional suspensions may     apply as determined by the umpires’ report. All suspensions will be reported to both the OBA and the team’s local Association.

 

  Team officials are also responsible for the behavior of their team’s fans. 

 


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