2022 Tournament Rules

2022 Clarence Girls' Softball Tournament Rules

1. Age as of January 1st per NSA.

2. NSA official rules will apply with exception of:

  • Team rosters must be submitted, and proof of insurance shown to tournament officials one (1) hour prior to start of your first game. Copies of birth certificates do not need to be produced at registration, but copies should be carried by a coach/manager and be available upon request at the tournament.
  • Fifteen (15) player's maximum per roster. A player may be listed on only one roster for the tournament weekend. Players may play for only one team and one age group during the tournament weekend even if their team is eliminated.
  • Mercy rule will be a 12-run differential after 3 innings, a 10-run differential after 4 innings, and an 8 run differential after 5 innings. Mercy applies to pool play and bracket rounds
  • Forfeits are recorded as a 7 - 0 score.

3. Games will be 7 innings except no new inning will start after 90 minutes of play. The international tiebreaker will be used for pool play games that are tied after 7 innings if the game is still within the 90- minute timeframe. Pool play games CAN end in a tie. There will be no time limit for semi-final and finals unless shortened by rain event. The international tiebreaker will be in effect for tied quarter final games exceeding 90 minutes and semi-final/finals games that exceed 7 innings

4. Pool play team standing tie breakers are loaded into Tourney Machine:

  • Best record
  • Head to Head
  • Least number of runs allowed
  • Run differential (8 max per game) Please try not to "run up" scores
  • Coin flip

5. Home team is determined by coin flip in first round. Highest seed is home team for bracket round. Home team is official scorer but both teams should report scores to tournament desk to avoid errors

6. Teams may "Bat the Bench." If you bat the bench and a player is hurt while base running and cannot continue, the injured base runner may be replaced without penalty by the "last out." If a player leaves the game because of an injury, you will not be forced to take an out and the girls that follow her would move up in the batting order. If the injured player misses her turn in the batting order, she will not be allowed to re-enter the game.

7. No batting or infield practice allowed on game diamonds. Outfield practice is permitted.

8. All game updates the entire weekend will be updated regularly on Tourney Machine. Please encourage players, parents and coaches to download the Tourney Machine APP to get the latest information on pool play game and playoff results

9. During single elimination play on Sunday, teams will be re-bracketed after each round, with the highest seed remaining playing the lowest seed remaining, etc.

10. Clarence recreational parks are No Smoking and No Dog facilities.

11. Metal spikes are allowed for the 14U, 16U, & 18U age groups only.

12. NO metal spikes or food are allowed on the high school turf field

10U Age Group (Only) Additional Rules

  1. The batter is out on a dropped third strike
  2. Stealing of all bases allowed
  3. The infield fly rule is NOT in effect.


Concession stands are located at both locations. Hot food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian sausages and "taco in a bag". Various snacks, candies and ice cream novelties. Beverages include soft drinks, sport drinks, bottled water and coffee. Tournament t-shirt and softball item vendors will be set-up at the Main Street Town Park and the Memorial Park locations.


Changes in the schedule due to weather during the tournament weekend will be made by the Tournament Director and Head of Umpires. In the event of inclement weather, the tournament director reserves the right to modify the tournament format, shorten games, and/or change the number of games. "Weather" refunds will be given based on number of games played after determining costs for running our tournament

Refund Policy

We require 30 days' notice of cancelation for any team to receive a refund. We create schedules and submit them to the Town of Clarence for approval for before we post to our site. Clarence Girls softball does not own the fields we play on, and town approval is required for any games. We can't give any refund to any team if a minimum of 30 days' notice is not given prior to the dates of tournament being played for said age group.

Thanks for participating in our tournament, enjoy the facilities and parks, and GOOD LUCK!!!

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