Most Common Questions
Q: Why did the date get changed?
A: The original start date of July 27 was changed to August 1. The reason was that we had sources inform us that a August 1 start date would be best, in order to stay away from a possible cancellation.
Q: Is this a "Stay to Play" Event?
A: Yes, we have partnered with TRAVELING TEAMS® to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament approved hotels close to our venues. This is a Stay to Play event. All teams traveling to this event beyond 75 miles must reserve their hotel accommodations through TRAVELING TEAMS®. Thank you in advance for your cooperation! Link to book rooms. If you have arrangements to stay with family during the event or choose to stay at sites other what we have to offer, please contact Joe Butler @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What fields are being used for this event?
A: We have secured the following fields for this event from the beginning to the end.
Sportsplex Poway, Sportsplex Santee, Sweetwater Sports Complex (Bonita), Lakeside Sports Complex, Mater Dei HS, Grossmont HS, West Hills HS. This being a San Diego event, we strongly feel that you should play your games no more the 30 minutes from downtown San Diego. Other World Series Promoters have scheduled games in Vista and Ramona without disclosing or advertising that information.
Q: What is there to do in San Diego?
A: There are a lot of sites to visit, You will not have time to visit them all, so maybe narrow it down to three or four.
San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park Museums, Coronado Beach, La Jolla Beach, Mission and Pacific Beach Board Walk, Wild Animal Park, Petco Park, Midway Aircraft Carrier, Historical Downtown Gaslamp Area and San Diego Old Town.
Q: Do we need to qualify to play in this event?
A: Check with your state director, some will require that you play in one of there events to qualify, most teams do not need to qualify.
Q: Is this an Open Roster event?
A: Yes, If you are a registered USSSA Team and need to expand your roster, you may do so by adding players. If your not USSSA registered, you be require to register your roster to play in this event.
Q: Will there be separate divisions (Major's, AAA, AA)?
A: Playoff divisions will be paired into three or more divisions if needed. (Gold, Silver, Bronze)
In pool play, for example, if you are a AAA team, you may play one or two Major teams or vice versa.
AA Teams would not play a Majors team.
Q: What is the tournament format?
A: You will play a minimum of 5 games, 4 pool games into a single elimination playoff bracket. Some teams will play 6 or more.
Pool games will be played Wednesday through Friday, playoffs begin on Saturday, Semi Finals and Championship games will be
played on Saturday, August 1.
Q: How late will the games go on Championship day?
A: Our goal is to complete the tournament by 6:00 PM on Wednesday August 5, 2020
Q: What day will games begin?
A: Saturday August 1
Q: Can we request game times?
A: Only teams that are from out of the area can request game times, but they are not guaranteed. Most out of town or out of state teams request early games, so that they can enjoy the sites and attractions. With San Diego being a vacation destination, we will do everything we can to see that you enjoy other fun things to do besides baseball.
If you would like to request early game times, please submit your request in writing to this email address: email@example.com
Q: Is there Opening Day Ceremonies and Skills Contest ?
A: Opening Day Ceremonies will take place on August 1, at the Santee Sportsplex, beginning at 9:00 AM and ending roughly around 1:00 PM
There will be a team parade, skills contests and baseball equipment vendors. This will also be the place and time for teams to "check in"
Q: Will there be a Petco Park on field march around?