Time limit for ALL pool play games at all levels is 1:45 = meaning NO NEW INNING MAY START after 1:45 (may finish the inning if started/as needed). Please verify start time of games with umpire and opposing coach at the start of each game so there are no issues.
Remember: Tie games in pool play get played out for a winner until/unless time limit is exceeded.
Each team is asked to provide a new/newer game ball for each game.
Home team during pool play and bracket play is determined by a coin toss
If your team is registered on the MBL or MYAS sites, you are all set. If not, you may e-mail your roster to firstname.lastname@example.org (include: jersey number, first and last name, and birth date for each player.)
All teams must have a hard copy of their matching roster (same one sent to me or on-line) with them during the tourney. There will be no formal check in - have your roster and matching birth certificates with you on the bench, if a question should arise.
All coaches in the dugouts must also have their concussion certification, per MBT rules.
This seems to be interpreted/disputed differently by coaches/tourney directors every year. Please be sure you understand these scenarios as outlined in the MBT Tourney Rules (especially concerning example #1, #2, and #3 - happens frequently with 4-team pools):
POOL PLAY TIE BREAKER METHODS:
1. Won-Loss-Tie Record
2. Head to head
3. Least number of runs allowed against tied teams
4. Run differential against tied teams (maximum plus or minus 10 run)
5. Least number of runs allowed in total pool play
6. Run differential in total pool play (maximum plus or minus 10 run)
7. Coin toss
If more than 2 teams are tied, please use examples below:
Example #1: If no teams are tied AFTER applying tie breaker #3 as in Team A = 8 runs allowed, Team B = 10 runs allowed, Team C = 11 runs allowed. Then Team A is a #1 seed in the pool, Team B is #2, and Team C is #3.
Example #2: If two teams are tied AFTER applying the tie breaker #3 and determining the #1 Seed as in Team A = 8 runs allowed, Team B = 12 runs allowed, Team C = 12 runs allowed. Thus team A is #1 seed and the #2 seed is determined by the head to head between Team B and Team C.
Example #3: If two teams are still tied AFTER applying the tie breaker #3 and determining the # 3 Seed as in Team A = 11 runs allowed Team B = 10 runs allowed Team C = 10 runs allowed. Thus team A is #3 seed and the #1 seed is determined by the head to head between Team B and Team C.
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