Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner 2010 13 Year Old Eastern New York State Championship Tournament July 23 – 28th Hosted By: Bethlehem Babe Ruth League Line Drive Fields Delmar, New York 12054 Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner July 20, 2010 Dear Friends Welcome to the 2010 Eastern New York Babe Ruth 13 year old state championship tournament, hosted by Bethlehem Babe Ruth. Congratulations to all the players, parents and coaches for earning a berth in the championship. Inside you will find all the tournament information that you will need, including tournament schedule, contact information and hotel information. During your stay, consider visiting some of the many interesting sites locally, including National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Saratoga/Lake George Region, and other sites in Albany. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask any of our volunteers for assistance and we will be happy to help you in any way we can. Best to all during the tournament, Jim Giliberto, President Bethlehem Babe Ruth Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner General Tournament Information Tournament Officials Peter Bulger Tournament Commissioner Deputy State Commissioner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (518) 588-1820 Jim Giliberto Host League Tournament Director Bethlehem Babe Ruth League President Email: email@example.com Telephone: (518) 424-5950 Jerry Francis Eastern New York State Commissioner Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (518) 330-1029 Directions to tournament site, Line Drive Fields Thruway exit 23 Turn right onto 9W South At fork with Route 32 - Delmar bypass, keep right onto Route 32. Go through 5 traffic lights, the fifth light is Elm Avenue, stay straight, fields are 1/4 mile on left. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&gl=us&hl=en&g=25+Chapel+Street,+Albany,+NY+12210&q=l ine+drive,+bethlehem,+ny&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Line+Dr,+Delmar,+Albany,+New+York+12054&ll=42.605 031,-73.847952&spn=0.11801,0.299721&z=12 Field Amenities Concession stand Restrooms Hotel Information Holiday Inn Express Albany Downtown 300 Broadway, Albany (518) 860-1125 Comfort Inn Albany/Glenmont 37 Route 9W, Glenmont (518) 465-8811 Hilton Garden Inn Albany Medical Center 62 New Scotland Avenue, Albany (518) 396-3500 Days Inn Hotel Rte-9W – Albany (518) 489-4423 mpton nn uites l n 25 Chapel Street, Albany (518) - http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF- 8&ie=UTF8&q=Hotels+in+Delmar,+NY&fb=1&split=1&gl=us&view=text&ei=hv9ISp7eEoiENo79xb0G&cd=20&hl=en&at trid=&sll=42.666330,-73.792275&sspn=0.105937,0.097561&latlng=42653472,-73751625,12435830892755068797&dtab=5 Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner Schedule of Events Thursday, July 22 5:00pm - Opening Ceremonies – players & coaches required attendance in uniform 5:30pm - Player’s Skills Challenge, Line Drive Field 10 Price Chopper House of BBQ This year Price Chopper has agreed to be a major corporate sponsor of the ENYBR 13’s State Tournament and will be hosting a “House of BBQ” during the opening ceremonies. Price Chopper will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, ribs and sausage to all of the players and coaches, free of charge. Menu items will also be available to parents, spectators and others attending the opening ceremonies at a nominal charge. Please show your appreciation to Price Chopper for their sponsorship of this event by shopping at your local Price Chopper supermarket!! 8:00pm - Managers Rules & Tournament Procedures Meeting and Credential Check in * required attendance for Manager and Coaches * The following items need to be brought to the mandatory managers meeting.. 1. Official ONLINE Team Roster 6. Insurance Certificate 2. Birth Documents 7. Babe Ruth Patches on uniforms or hats 3. Team Photos 8. Check for $100 made out to Bethlehem 4. Letter of Eligibility 9. 1 dozen Rawlings baseballs 5. Coaches Certificates Managers are advised to insure that their tournament credentials are in order. Credentials must be organized in a binder to facilitate review and acceptance. Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner Game Schedule Friday July 23 - POOL PLAY BEGINS American Division National Division SOUTH 1 - SAUGERTIES NORTH 1 – CLIFTON PARK NORTH 2 - NORTH COLONIE SOUTH 2 - BEACON CENTRAL 2 - NISKAYUNA CENTRAL 1 - GUILDERLAND HOST - BETHLEHEM CENTRAL 3 – SOUTH COLONIE 9:30 A.M Field 10 Game 1 National Div CLIFTON PARK vs. GUILDERLAND* 12:00 P.M. Field 10 Game 2 American Div SAUGERTIES vs. NISKAYUNA* 2:30 P.M. Field 10 Game 3 National Div BEACON vs. SOUTH COLONIE * 5:00 P.M. Field 10 Game 4 American Div NORTH COLONIE vs. BETHLEHEM* Saturday, July 24 9:30 A.M Field 10 Game 5 American Div BETHLEHEM vs. SAUGERTIES * 12:00 P.M. Field 10 Game 6 National Div SOUTH COLONIE vs. CLIFTON PARK * 2:30 P.M. Field 10 Game 7 American Div NISKAYUNA vs. NORTH COLONIE * 5:00 P.M. Field 10 Game 8 National Div GUILDERLAND vs. BEACON * Sunday July 25 9:30 A.M Field 10 Game 9 American Div SAUGERTIES vs. NORTH COLONIE * 12:00 P.M Field 10 Game 10 National Div CLIFTON PARK vs. BEACON * 2:30 P.M. Field 10 Game 11 American Div NISKAYUNA vs. BETHLEHEM* 5:00 P.M. Field 10 Game 12 National Div GUILDERLAND vs. SOUTH COLONIE * Monday, July 26 No Games Scheduled - Tuesday, July 27 Single Elimination Rounds 3:00 P.M. Field 10 Game 13 Pool B 2nd Place vs. Pool A Winner * 5:30 P.M. Field 10 Game 14 Pool A 2nd Place vs. Pool B Winner * Wednesday, July 28 5:30 P.M. Field 10 Championship Game * Denotes home team 8:30 P.M. All Tournament Team Announced Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner Managers and Coaches Tournament teams are allowed one manager and two coaches. This ensures that the team has supervision even if one coach can not make a particular game. However, if you can not commit to the entire tournament then you should not have your name on the roster. Teams are not allowed to replace or change coaches once a tournament is in progress. Coaching Certification Beginning with the 2008 season, all tournament coaches must have completed a course and received certification from an accredited program. Tournament Regulations – Rule 11.04 Documents, Para. 1 (h) “Coaching Certification I.D. Card or Certificate. Tournament Managers and Coaches must complete coaching education and certification prior to the start of their first level of tournament competition” . No coach will be allowed on the field during competition if proof of certification is not presented as part of the team credentials prior to the start of play. Conduct Each manager and coach is responsible for his personal conduct on and off the diamond as well as each team member’s. All are officially placed on notice that we want everyone to enjoy themselves at the State Tournament, but that no conduct which could be interpreted as detrimental to the basic aim of Babe Ruth Baseball, which is “building better citizenship”, will be tolerated. Any team or individual whose conduct is not above reproach will be disqualified and sent home without delay. Individual leagues shall be held responsible for the action of their parents and fans. The leagues are liable for any damage done and any unauthorized expenses incurred by their tournament team players, coaches, manager, or fans. Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner Pool play standings will be determined as follows: 1. WIN – LOSS RECORD The tie breakers are used in order to advance or seed ONE team at a time. Each time a tie is broken to advance one team, leaving a tie between two or more teams, the situation reverts to criterion #2.- Head-to-Head results If still tied: 2. RESULTS OF HEAD-TO-HEAD COMPETITION Example: Three teams are tied with identical records for the first place at the end of pool play. Teams A, B and C played against each other once in pool play. Team A won all of its games Team B and Team C during pool play. Result – Team A advances, which creates a two-way tie between Team B and Team C. That tie then is broken by reverting to criterion #2. If still tied: 3. FEWEST RUNS GIVEN UP If the results of the head to-head match up(s) of the teams that are involved in the tie cannot break the tie (because no team defeated each of the other teams in the tie each timed they played, or because no team has defeated all of the other teams involved in the tie, or because the teams involved in the tie did not play one another during pool play, then the tie is broken using criterion #3. The remaining teams tie is broken by reverting back to criterion #2. If still tied: 4. RUN DIFFERENTIAL WITH A MAXIMUM OF 10 PER GAME In the event a tie is created by virtue of a forfeited game, and the tie cannot be broken by criterion #2, the order of Criterions #3 and #4 will be reversed and applied to the tie. Since the number of runs which might have been scored during the game may have affected the fewest runs allowed standing (and the awarding of the forfeit gives the “winning team“ no additional runs given up), this order will better adjust for that event. Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner Places of Interest in the Capital District Albany, NY Albany Duck Tours Albany Aqua Ducks is an amphibious tour company operating in and around Albany, New York. We offer unique, educ tion l nd fun filled tours of l n ’s historic re while on l nd nd m riner’s view of the Cit ’s skyline, The USS Slater, The Dutch Apple Cruise Ship and other sites that are visible from the water on the Hudson River. Albany Aqua Ducks leave the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center at the corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue in historic Quackenbush Square. Restaurants Albany is ready to serve you. Whether you have a favorite culinary specialty or would like to introduce your taste buds to new worldly flavors, Albany's restaurant selections span the globe. Sample the spices of Indonesia, the delicacies of France, the surprises of the Orient, the aromas of Italy and the charm of the Southwest. Dine by candlelight, al fresco, by a crackling fireplace, aboard a river cruise or in Old World settings. Sink your teeth into Albany's capital flavors. It's worth the trip. NY Penn League Baseball The Tri-City Valley Cats play an exciting schedule in the New York Penn league at Joe Bruno Stadium located in Troy, NY are only 15 minutes from the tournament site. Cooperstown, NY The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is only an hour or so away. It is open seven days a week, year round. Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner Saratoga Area In 2010, as in the past, SPAC's centerpiece remains world-class performing art - the finest in classical music and dance presented by internationally renowned artists from our two resident companies: the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra. With the additional repertoire by the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, the Lake George Opera and the Freihofer's Jazz Festival, and the rock and pop concerts, we have developed a summer program designed to accommodate a range of artistic interests and tastes - from traditional to contemporary and everything in between. Less than 1 hour from the tournament. Opening Day for the 2010 Saratoga meeting is Friday, July 23. Closing Day is Monday, Sept. 6. For information prior to the meeting please phone (718) 641-4700 or (516) 488- 6000. For information during the 2010 Saratoga meeting, please call (518) 584-6200. Less than 1 hour from the tournament. City of Saratoga Saratoga offers a great nightlife offers lots of music, great variety of dining establishments both in town and on the lake Lake George One of the most popular vacation spots in the northeast, Lake George is a great place to visit for o ting, swimming, c mping nd entert inment. The “Vill ge” offers gre t shopping and dinning experience nd if ou’re there t night, oung people enjo the many pubs and dance clubs Lake George has to offer. Only 1 hour from the tournament. Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner Player’s Skills Competition Thursday, July 22 5:30pm There will be 3 skills competitions…Around the Horn, Speed Demon, and Home Run Derby AROUND THE HORN (timed throw using all positions) 9 players will compete from each team in this contest. Each base must be tagged. No passing will be allowed. (Players may tag base with glove or any part of the body.) 1) The PITCHER throws the baseball to the CATCHER. (The team’s time begins when the CATCHER tags home plate and releases the baseball). If the catcher misses home plate, time begins when the baseball is released plus a 5-second penalty is assessed. 2) The CATCHER must throw the ball to the THIRD BASEMAN tagging third base. 3) The THIRD BASEMAN must throw the ball to the SECOND BASEMAN tagging second base. 4) The SECOND BASEMAN must throw the ball to the FIRST BASEMAN tagging first base. 5) The FIRST BASEMAN must throw the ball to the CATCHER tagging home plate. 6) The CATCHER must throw the ball to the SHORTSTOP tagging second base. 7) THE SHORTSTOP must throw the ball to the RIGHT FIELDER tagging the outfield spot in right field and throwing the ball to the SECOND BASEMAN tagging second base. 8) THE SECOND BASEMAN must throw the ball to the CENTER FIELDER who must tag the outfield spot in center field and throw the ball to the THIRD BASEMAN tagging third base. 9) THE THIRD BASEMAN must throw the ball to the LEFT FIELDER who must tag the outfield spot in left field and throw the ball to the CATCHER covering home plate. (The team’s time ends when the CATCHER tags home plate.) 10) A five second penalty will be assessed for each overthrow and each missed base including home plate. Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner Player’s Skills Competition THE TEAM WITH THE QUICKEST TIME WINS SPEED DEMON (timed run around the bases) Each team will enter two runners. The runner will start from home plate and run around the bases. The top 3 runners with the fastest times will advance to the 2nd round. The winner of the 2nd round will be the champion HOME RUN DERBY Each team will enter 1 hitter. Each hitter will have a pitcher of his choice to pitch to him. One point for ball landing on the fly between cone 1 and cone 2. Two points for ball landing on the fly between cone 2 and fence. Five points for ball hit over the fence. Any swing that does not produce a point is counted as an out. Each batter is given 10 outs. The top 3 hitters from Round 1 will advance to the 2nd round. The hitter with the most points from both rounds combined is the Home Run Derby winner. Eastern New York Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. Jerry Francis, Commissioner .