SARASOTA - *PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE EMAIL & PRINT IT OUT FOR YOUR REFERENCE!*
A few notes:
- Teams will play 3 POOL PLAY GAMES over the course of Saturday June 9th - Monday June 11th. - Playoff Round & Consolation Games (which will be your 4th game) will begin Tuesday June 12th (weather pending) - The tournament is scheduled to run June 9-13. We also have facilities reserved for June 14th, in the event of rain. Please schedule accordingly! - As an additional benefit to attending this event, each team will go through the NEWLY IMPROVED PW COMBINE, at a designated time. The combine is designed to give every player on your roster the attention and exposure that they expect when they signed up to play for your program. Please work with us to have your players at the appropriate venue on time, so we can produce biographical & scouting information that no other event will produce. That schedule will be emailed and posted on the PW Website, within the next 24 hours! - At this point forward, if a team decides to drop out of the event, we will not be adjusting the schedule and teams will receive a forfeit victory.
- 18U: There are 13 POOLS - 13 pool winners will advance, along with 3 Wild Cards, will advance into the SINGLE ELIMINATION ROUND. Teams that do not advance, will receive their 4th game via a CONSOLATION GAME on Tuesday, June 12th.
- 16U: There are 12 POOLS - 12 pool winners will advance, along with 4 Wild Cards, will advance into the SINGLE ELIMINATION ROUND. Teams that do not advance, will receive their 4th game via a CONSOLATION GAME on Tuesday, June 12th.
- 14U: There is 1 POOL in the 14U - teams will play Round Robin with their 4th game being the Championship Game or Consolation Game. Top 2 teams will play for the championship, bottom 2 for a consolation.
- WILD CARDS are determined by the following tie-breakers:
1. Overall Record after Pool Play 2. Head to Head 3. In the event of a 3 way tie, where each team has the same record and all 3 teams have beaten each other in head to head, the next tie breaker is RUNS ALLOWED 4. Runs Scored 5. Coin Flip
- CONSOLATION GAMES - it is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT to note, Prospect Wire takes consolation games seriously, and have strict rules now in place to protect teams that want to play their consolation game. Any team who decides to leave and opt out of their consolation game, will have the following sanctions & standing with PW Tournaments:
1. All player scouting reports generated from this event, will be removed from the website (including 60 times). 2. Teams will incur an additional $100 entry fee to any future Prospect Wire Event. 3. Teams will loose any special scheduling request rights, from now until Aug. 1, 2013
- *On Tuesday, June 12th - you will notice that the schedule has teams from different pools playing against each other. These are CONSOLATION GAMES (with the exception of the M4 vs M6 game at 9 am on Tuesday) FOR EXAMPLE - A3 vs B3 is NOT team #A3 playing vs. team #B3 - that is a place holder for the 3rd seed from POOL A to play the 3rd seed from POOL B.* - *AGAIN - TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH - ALL GAMES (EXCEPT BOBC FIELD 1 AT 9AM) ARE PLAYOFF/CONSOLATION GAMES!!! THE NUMBERS DESIGNATE THE SEED - NOT THE TEAM! THIS ONLY APPLIES TO TUESDAY JUNE 12TH GAMES! (This will make more sense once we are able to publish the schedule on the website) *
These rules will be strictly enforced, and they are put in place to protect teams that wish to play their consolation game, but their opponent has bailed out. Please stay tuned for additional emails with further information regarding the event! Thank you again for your patience and we look forward to seeing everyone next weekend in Sarasota!