Rules, Bob Stark Rookieball Tournament, 2019 (Oakridge Baseball)

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Oakridge Bob Stark Rookieball Tournament

July 5-7th, 2019

 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.

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:


In tournaments where tie breaking rules are required, the following tie breaking rules will be used for each placement independently:

i.      Teams with a forfeit loss are ineligible for tiebreakers

ii.      head to head record among tied teams;

iii.      team with the smallest runs against ratio (runs allowed / number of defensive innings played) in games among tied teams;

iv.      team with the smallest runs against ratio (runs allowed / number of defensive innings played) in all games;

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

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

vii.      coin toss


When there are 3 or more teams tied, the tiebreakers will exclude RP7.3 (w) (ii). After the winner of that tie breaker is determined, the tiebreakers will continue, if necessary, excluding RP7.3 (w) (ii) as long as there are 3 or more teams tied. When only 2 teams remain, the tiebreaker will start at RP7.3 (w) (i).


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. If during the bottom of the last inning the home team goes ahead by one run, the game will end with a one run win recorded. Tie breaking rule calculations however, will revert back to the end of the top half of that inning.

Rookieball games shall be a maximum of 7 innings and 5 innings shall constitute an official game (RQ2.3(g)). 

In the event of rainy
weather, park curfew or lighting failure it will be considered an official game after 4 innings of play, or 3 1/2 innings if the home team is ahead. PR7.3 m)

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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