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GAY SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES INFORMATION


This is a primer of the events, tournament, and financial and time requirements that are a part of the Gay Softball World Series.  If you are remotely interested or have questions please let Eric Peterson know at commissioner.ssbl@gmail.com.


GAY SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES

  • September 4-9, 2017 in Portland, OR
    • Monday 9/4: Opening Ceremonies
    • Tuesday-Wednesday 9/5-9/6:  Pool Play Games
    • Thursday-Saturday 9/7-9/9: Double Elimination Games


GSWS TEAMS FROM MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee will send at least one (1) team, but would like to send three (3) teams -- One in C Division, one in D Division, and one in Masters Division.


  • Any team in the GSWS may have up to 20 players on the roster.
  • Any team in the GSWS may have up to 3 players on the roster that identify as non-LGBT.
  • A Masters team must be comprised of players who turn 50 years of age during the 2017 calendar year.


FUNDRAISING/SPONSORS

Each team that goes to GSWS is welcome to have fundraisers and seek sponsors to offset any cost of the tournament.  The harder players and teams work on fundraising the less $$$ you have to put in personally for the GSWS.


UNIFORMS

Each team and player is required to have matching uniforms.  Players are responsible to purchase their uniform jersey.


TIME COMMITMENT

  • Most players for each team need to be in Portland for the beginning of pool play on 9/5.  Each team must have 10 players to start the tournament.
  • GSWS is a commitment of 1 work week in Portland


HOTELS

There are host hotels which we are required to maintain a certain number of rooms in by NAGAAA

  • Each player is required to pay their share of their room.  
  • The rate is $149/night plus tax.
  • Usually rooms are split by 4 persons to save $$$


MEALS

Meals are on your own.  There is usually a team dinner one night during the tournament.


TRANSPORTATION

Flights are the best option.  Some players may drive and car-pooling is an option.  Flight costs, rental cars, and ride-shares are costs borne by players


SIGN-UP & COMMITMENT

SSBL is required to send the rosters of teams going to GSWS in by 8/15 and we must declare our number of teams by 7/15.

  • If you are interested in the series, please let Eric Peterson know by no later than July 15.
  • Each person who wishes to attend the GSWS will make a $100 deposit to the league.
    • This deposit will be returned to the player upon arrival in Portland
    • The deposit is refundable for reasonable circumstances that prevent the player from attending the GSWS.  No refunds will be given for "flaking" or failing to appear at the tournament.


MORE GSWS INFORMATION

For more information on the series, please go www,gsws2017.org.   Also ask any officer about the GSWS and they will help answer your questions.


YOU CAN SIGN-UP TO ATTEND OR EXPRESS INTEREST AT: https://goo.gl/forms/WwOJDhu9Pk0gzNUu2


Finally, do not let any of the big details of this tournament scare you.  If you are interested, even remotely, make sure you express interest!  We can help explain how the series works and how much fun it is!


Play Ball!

Eric Peterson

Commissioner

commissioner.ssbl@gmail.com

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