Most Common Questions 

Q: Is this a "Stay to Play" Event?

A: Yes, we have partnered with TRAVELING TEAMSĀ® 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 TEAMSĀ®. 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 @   

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 than 30 minutes from downtown San Diego.

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 their 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 guest players. If you are not USSSA registered, you be required to register your roster to play in this event.

Q: Will there be separate divisions (Major, 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, and Semi-Finals and Championship games will be 
played on Sunday, July 30th

Q: How late will the games go on Championship Day?
A: Our goal is to complete the tournament by 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 30

Q: What day will the games begin? 

A: Wednesday, July 26

Q: Can we request game times?
A: Only teams that are from out of the San Diego 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:

Q: Is there Opening  Day Ceremonies and Skills Contest?

A: Opening Day Ceremonies will take place on Tuesday, July 25th, at the Santee Sportsplex, beginning at 9:00 AM and ending roughly around 3:00 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?

A: Yes, the parade of teams will take place prior to the game at Petco Park, Coaches and Players must purchase a game ticket. Discounted group tickets are available through the Padre Group Ticket Purchase Agent.

 Ryan Eifler