BWSSA ADVISORY BOARD-Email BWSSA@live.com
LeAnn Olson Chairperson
Jo Weisbeck Vice Chairperson
Sue Heilman Secretary/Treasurer 258-6224
Cody Remboldt Tournament Manager 751-38
Cody Remboldt 32 Eckleson Rd 751-3843
Lincoln, ND 58504
Sue Lachenmeier 222-3627
BISMARCK UMPIRE-IN-CHIEF – email email@example.com
Mike Wolf 1926 Billings Drive 222-0478
Bismarck, ND 58504
PARKS and RECREATION
Tim Kuntz 420 E. Front Avenue 222-6455
Bismarck, ND 58504
February 19 . . . . . . . . . . Registration/sponsor fee regular league ($144) wooden bat ($79); State sanction fee ($71); Beverage permit ($25.00)= Total regular league$240/ wooden bat $175 and Tentative BWSSA Roster.
Amvets Club- Basement – 6 pm
March 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Softball Rules Clinic, Final BWSSA Roster, Player fees ($50 per player)
Wooden bat player fees ($30.00)
VFW All Seasons Arena – 6 pm
April 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pick up for manager's information – softballs, handbooks, etc.
All Seasons Arena – Bon Spiel Room – 4 – 6 pm
May 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . League starts- No league play on Memorial day (Monday May 28) or Tues.
July 1st thru Thurs July 4th. 40 and over Wooden Bat League start May 22.
No regular league play July 31st or Aug 1st due to National Tournament.
STATE / INFORMATIONAL DATES
April 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . State meeting in Jamestown; Gladstone Inn. 9:00 AM.
June 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Final additions to STATE ROSTER.
June 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entry deadline for STATE TOURNAMENTS.
July 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . …….Entry deadline for Women's Masters State Tournament.
June 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bismarck Tournament –Round Robin per division: 4 C, D; 6 Rec I, Rec II, Rec III. Entry fee is $95 with an entry deadline of May 24th.
June 28-30 . . . . . . . . . . Multiple Charities – Bismarck. Divisions D, Rec I, Rec II, Rec III – Entry fee is $140.00. Division C: Entry fee is $200.00. For any questions call Mike Wolf, Tournament Manager: 400-2255.
July 27-28 . . . . . . . . . . . Women's Masters 30 & Over State Tournament - Bismarck. Divisions I - IV; depending on entries. Entry fee is $150. Entry deadline is July 5. For any questions contact Sue Heilman-258-6224.
August 3-4 . . . . . . . . . . . STATE TOURNAMENTS ~ C, D, and Rec I.
August 10-11 . . . . . . . . . STATE TOURNAMENTS ~ Rec II, Rec III
NOTE: STATE TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE is $175 for C/D, all other divisions are $150. Entry deadline is June 21. Inquiries to PO Box 403, Bismarck, ND 58502. Call Sue Lachenmeier (222-3627) .
All Bismarck Invitational Tournament Fees should be mailed to Cody Remboldt, 32 Eckelson Rd, Lincoln ND 58504
State Tournament fees should be mailed to BWSSA, PO Box 403, Bismarck, ND 58502. Multiple Charities fees should be mailed to Sam McQuade Sr. - Budweiser Charity SB Tourney; PO Box 1196; Bismarck, ND 58502-1196.
In the event of inclement weather, DO NOT call PARKS and RECREATION DEPARTMENT. Local radio stations will be given the necessary information pertaining to league and tournament play. Information concerning league play will be aired after 5:00 PM. Cancellations will also be posted on the Bismarck Women’s Slowpitch website.
A. Sponsor's fee
Wooden Bat $80.00
B. State sanction fee $ 70.00
NOTE: This fee is a Registration Fee for sanctioning purposes.
It is NOT a STATE TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE.
C. Player fee
Regular league $50.00 / wooden bat league 40 and over $30.00
D. Alcohol Permit $ 25.00
PAYMENT OF FEES
A. Player fees and your final BWSSA roster will be due March 26, 2013.
B. Make checks payable to: One Check Per Team - BISMARCK WOMEN'S SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION (BWSSA).
C. All games played while fees are delinquent will be forfeited.
- Classification for the new season: Your classification is the same at the beginning of the season as it was at the end of last year’s season; unless a change is requested or warranted by changes in the present season’s roster. To request a change in classification, contact a League Representative or the Advisory Board President.
League Representative: Susan Lachenmeier 222-3627
- New team's classification: New teams will receive a classification after their roster has been received by a League Representative and reviewed.
C. Request for change in classification: If you wish a change in your classification; please notify a League Representative and she will explain the procedure to be followed in order to make the change.
A. Seventy (70) foot bases will be used in all adult and youth slowpitch softball (except 12 years and under).
A. Each team will receive one game ball per scheduled game upon payment of all league fees. These are game balls - DO NOT use them for practice. Managers will be responsible for providing one game ball for league games.
NOTE: Girl's and women's slowpitch will use eleven (11) inch red stitch
(.44 core) ASA stamped balls for all league and tournament play.
Managers please become familiar with the following:
A. All roster changes will be made through the Treasurer. No roster changes will be made until the Treasurer has received the necessary fee(s) and official roster change form in the mail. Mail to BWSSA, PO Box 403, Bismarck, ND 58502. NO ROSTER CHANGES WILL BE MADE BY TELEPHONE. (Bylaws: Article IV, Section 1).
B. There is a $25.00 charge for alcoholic beverage permits this year (the permit is included in your manager's packet).
C. The manager or team representative will be required to attend two manager meetings and one Rules Clinic. Managers or team representative are required to stay until meeting is adjourned. [As of 2/13/03]
D. Managers are responsible for team conduct while they are on the playing field and on softball complex. This includes the parking lot before and after the games. If your team enjoys food and/or beverages in the parking lot before or after your games, please make sure to leave the area clean.
E. No drinking of alcoholic beverages or smoking is permitted anywhere inside the diamond enclosure. (Bylaws: Article V, Section 4).
F. If you know your team will be forfeiting, contact Susan Heilman 258-6224 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . If League games are scheduled on public holidays will be played or forfeited. If notice of forfeit is received less than twenty-four (24) hours before league game time, teams will be required to pay the umpires fee prior to the next league night. (Bylaws: Article V, Section 10).
G. Rained-out games will not be rescheduled unless it affects the league standings. (Bylaws: Article V, Section 2).
H. Teams using ineligible player(s) will forfeit all games in which the ineligible player(s) was used. (Bylaws: Article III, Section 2).
I. The official score sheet must be signed by the umpire and at least one manager. This includes games that are forfeited, unless notification has been made twenty-four (24) hours in advance. (Bylaws: Article V, Section 10).
- If no umpire, the official score sheet must be placed in the score sheet collection boxes located at the Clem Kelley and Sam McQuade, Sr. diamond shacks. The score card should include the name and address of the person who officiated the game.
- There will be a home run limit of 2 home runs per game. Any additional over the fence homeruns will be considered an out.
A. All league standings will be submitted to the Bismarck Tribune once a week.
A. Any player ejected from a game for cause is out of play for the rest of the game. Any player ejected will be suspended for that game and the next game her team plays, whether in league or in tournament. A report will be given to the Umpire-in-Chief within twenty-four (24) hours. The Advisory Board will then decide if further action should be taken. (Bylaws: Article III, Section 5).
- Your final BWSSA roster is due with player fees on March 26
- Minimum of twelve (12) players and maximum of twenty (20) players. (Teams must have 12 players on the roster to be eligible for State Sanctioning).
C. Any changes to your city roster after league starts should be mailed to the BWSSA; PO Box 403; Bismarck, ND 58502. Final changes must be mailed to BWSSA by June 15. The changes will then be forwarded to a League Representative for the change to your State Roster.
D. Player fees cannot be switched from one player to another after league starts, if the player being dropped from the roster has played for the team; however briefly. Your most recent roster is your official roster for any league or tournament play.
E. Once you have received the copy of your official State Roster; it must be carried with you to all league games and tournaments.
ADVISORY BOARD MEETINGS
A. Board meetings will be held on a regular basis. If you are interested in attending, please contact any Board member for specific dates. The State meeting will be held April 20, 2013 in Jamestown.
INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT PARTICIPATION
A. How a team does in invitational tournaments has a great effect on their classification as it is the only way people at the State Classification meeting can tell how teams compare throughout the State. If your team
participates in a tournament outside the city, please let a League Representative know the results as it will help in obtaining a classification which is as accurate as possible for your team.
NOTE: Teams must follow State pickup rules (only players from their own classification level or below for any invitational tournament). "Good" pickup players may increase your chances of upward classification.
A. The North Dakota State Amateur Softball Association has a mandatory one game sit-out for any player or coach ejected by a State Registered Umpire. This sit-out MUST be the very next game the team participates in; whether in league or tournament play.
NOTE: Direct any questions to a League Representative.
2013 STATE TOURNAMENT DATES AND SITES
July 27-28 Women's Masters 30 Bismarck
August 3-4 Class C Devils Lake
Class D Devils Lake
Class Rec I Valley City
August 11-12 Class Rec II Jamestown
Class Rec III West Dickinson
Class Rec III East West Fargo
BISMARCK WOMEN'S SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
PLAYERS ON MORE THAN ONE ROSTER
1. Players on more than one roster must report to respective managers that theyare multiple players and which rosters they are on. Multiple players must be listed on the reverse side of each roster they are on.
2. You must pay player fees on all teams you are rostered with.
3. No multiple players may be rostered on two (2) teams playing on the same night.
4. All other rules are the same as the State Ruling.
5. The penalties for problems or conflicts will be the same as those listed in Article III, Section 5 of the BWSSA Bylaws.
- Completed NDASA Roster Revision Forms (Official Roster Revision Form
for DROPS only) and (Official Roster ADDITION Form ) will be the ONLY means of changing your rosters. NO CHANGES BY PHONE WILL BE ACCEPTED. These forms must be mailed to BWSSA; PO Box 403, Bismarck, ND 58502. Fees for added players must be included with the revision form.
When adding or dropping players, please remember that there is a minimum of twelve (12) players and a maximum of twenty (20) players required for an official roster. Make sure your roster meets these requirements when making your changes.
FINAL ROSTER REVISIONS ARE DUE BY JUNE 15.