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2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

By ISPS, 10/01/22, 1:00AM EDT

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$400 ENTRY FEE

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SIGN-UP ENDS MONDAY, OCT 31ST AT MIDNIGHT!

$400 ENTRY FEE

2022 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

The 2022 ISPS World Championships will be held November 4-6 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at multiple venues including the Mills Pond Softball Complex. More than 1,000 slow-pitch softball players from around the world are expected to attend this international competition that features men's, women's, coed championships in several different classified divisions. 

 

Team entries are being accepted from all ISPS member club teams and new teams not yet affiliated. The entry fee is $400 per team. The deadline for registration is October 31st.

 

 

Registration information can be found on the ISPS website at playISPS.com/worldchampionships 

 

The playing order of teams competing in each championship will be drawn during a LIVE blind-draw, which begins November 2nd at playISPS.com/LIVE.

 

Each team may enter a maximum of 20 players on their team rosters. Teams must have the roster updated online on the team page.

 

The ISPS World Championships is the last ISPS championship scheduled to be held by 2022. The 2022 champions will receive rings for their players.

 

The 2022 World Championships is the last event of the 2022 series of International Slow-Pitch tournaments sanctioned by ISPS.

 

The ISPS RULES are available at the ISPS website: playISPS.com/generalrules. 

GENERAL RULES

  • EACH TEAM WILL GET A MINIMUM OF 3 GAMES GUARANTEED. (SOME OF THE DIVISIONS WITH AN ODD NUMBER OF TEAMS MAY HAVE SOME TEAMS WITH 1 MORE GAME THAN THE REST.  THAT WAS JUST THE LUCK OF THE DRAW DUE TO THE ODD NUMBER OF TEAMS IN THAT PARTICULAR DIVISION.)
  • $0 CITY/COUNTY ADMISSION TO THE COMPLEX (AGES 3+ PER DAY/PER PERSON)
  • PITCH ARC 6-10FT
  • PITCH PUMP FAKE ALLOWED
    (5 Sec Release Period after Presenting to HomePlate)
  • MUST HIT ISPS BLUE ROCKS 44/375 BALLS (FOR SALE AT THE EVENT $8/EACH, $45/6, $85/12)
  • ASA & USSSA BATS ALLOWED.
  • SENIOR BATS ONLY ALLOWED IN 40+ & 50+
  • PLAYERS MUST HAVE ATHLETE CARDS AT ALL TIMES (VIRTUAL/DIGITAL OK)
  • 1&1 COUNT
    W/ NO EXTRA FOUL AFTER 2 STRIKES
  • PITCHER'S HAVE UP TO 3FT BEHIND THE RUBBER
  • 1 UNIVERSAL RUNNER PER TEAM (DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN LINE-UP)
  • UNIVERSAL RUNNER MAY RUN UNLIMITED TIMES (1 RUNNER PER GENDER)
  • IF THE UNIVERSAL RUNNER IS ON BASE WHEN HE/SHE IS UP TO BAT IT IS AN AUTOMATIC OUT AT THE PLATE. (UNIVERSAL RUNNER DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE LINE-UP)
  • NO METALS CLEATS
  • 15-12-10 RUN RULE
    (3rd-4th-5th Inning)
  • 60 MINUTE TIME-LIMIT (NO NEW INNING AFTER 55 MINUTES)
  • UNIFORM RULE IN EFFECT (ONLY TOPS) (AUTOMATIC LOSE FLIP IF NOT IN UNIFORM.  IF BOTH TEAMS DO/DON'T HAVE UNIFORMS, YOU WILL FLIP)
  • 1ST PLACE PRIZE: 12 CUSTOM WORLD CHAMPION RINGS (FULLY CUSTOM WITH TEAM LOGO, TEAM NAME, TEAM COLORS, ATHLETE NAME, ATHLETE POSITION, & ATHLETE NUMBER!)  PLUS MORE PRIZES & SURPRISES FROM ISPS AND OUR SPONSORS!

 

Additional Rules for 40+ & 50+:

  • ANY PLAYER TURNING 40/50 WITHIN 1 CALENDAR YEAR FROM THE DAY OF COMPETITION.

  • 5 runs per inning

  • The 7th inning is the unlimited Runs inning

  • 8 HOME RUNS or AN OUT

  • Commitment line in effect (halfway to home plate)

  • Side Home Plate

  • Face Mask is Mandatory FOR PITCHER (CANNOT BE FIRST TO FIELD BALL IF PITCHER DOES NOT HAVE A MASK ON)

  • Pitch Arch is 6 to 10ft from the ground

  • The pitcher can release the ball 3 ft behind the rubber.

 

ADDITIONAL CoED RULES

  • The format for COED is 4/6 or 5/7

  • Only 2 males can bat back to back.

  • Females can play anywhere on the field.  Must play with 4 girls on the field.

HR RULES

See GENERAL RULES (playisps.com/generalrules)

3 GAME GUARANTEED

PRIZES INCLUDE:

12 CUSTOM WORLD CHAMPION RINGS

FULLY CUSTOM WITH TEAM LOGO, TEAM NAME, TEAM COLORS, ATHLETE NAME, ATHLETE POSITION, & ATHLETE NUMBER!

PLUS MORE PRIZES & SURPRISES FROM ISPS AND OUR SPONSORS!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. Can I have a discount?  AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO DISCOUNT FOR THIS TOURNAMENT.
  2. Where can I register my team?  Register your team at playisps.com/worldchampionships or this link.
  3. Will the Men's/Women's Divisions Conflict with CoED Divisions?  We will try our best for the divisions not to conflict.  Men's & Women's Divisions will be played Friday (late) and Saturday.  The CoED Divisions will be on Sunday.
  4. Will the Men's 40+ & 50+ be combined?  We hope to get enough teams for separate individual divisions.  But if we do not, we will look at the option of combining with an equalizer.
  5. When is the deadline to register?  The overall deadline to register is October 31st.
  6. How much is the team entry fee?  Right now the team entry fee is $400.
  7. Do rosters have to be online?  Yes, rosters must be online by Nov 2nd.
  8. Which bat stamps are allowed?  All USSSA, ASA, & ISPS Stamps Bats will be allowed.
  9. Which balls will be allowed?  You must play with ISPS Stamped Blue Rocks or BAMM Balls.  We will have them for sale at the event for $85/Dozen.
  10. What are your player ranking equivalents?  Bronze=E, Silver=D, Gold=C+, Platinum=OPEN
  11. If I've never played ISPS, how do I get ranked?  We will go by your latest ranking in other associations (ex. USSSA, ASA, etc.).
  12. How many Athletes may be on the team roster?  You may have a maximum of 20 Athletes on your Roster.
  13. Is the uniform rule in effect?  Yes, the uniform TOPS rule is in effect.  Meaning, each player must have matching tops with different numbers.  If not, the team will automatically lose HOME at the pre-game coin flip.
  14. Is there overnight RV parking at the complex? No, there is no overnight parking at the complex.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT ON HERE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT INFO@ISPSSOFTBALL.COM OR 786-245-3243

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

If your company or business is interested in sponsoring this event contact our offices.  We would be happy to discuss the many benefits of sponsorship with you.  Sponsorship of our event provides an excellent opportunity to reach thousands of athletes from around the world.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our current sponsors for their support.  Their sponsorship allows us to put on a top-notch event for our athletes.  We hope that you will consider joining them in supporting our athletes and our sport.

 

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

VENUES

MILLS POND SOFTBALL COMPLEX




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