Weather-shortened Tournament

Weather-shortened Tournament

Tournament Directors reserve the right to play WINNERS BRACKET games ahead of LOSERS BRACKET games (possibly eliminating LOSERS BRACKET entirely).

In the event a SINGLE ELIMINATION tournament cannot be completed due to weather or other reasons, the HIGHEST REMAINING SEED in the Winners’ bracket will be declared CHAMPION. The next highest remaining seed in the Winners’ bracket will be declared RUNNER-UP.
In the event a DOUBLE ELIMINATION (Winners’ and Losers’ Bracket) tournament cannot be completed due to weather or other reasons, the HIGHEST REMAINING SEED in the Winners’ bracket will be declared CHAMPION. The next highest remaining seed in the Winners’ bracket will be declared RUNNER-UP.

Unless otherwise posted, the following tiebreaker system will be used to determine an order of finish in the event a tournament cannot be completed.

1. All teams still in the Winners’ Bracket are ordered first, using the following:
a) Highest remaining seed in Winners’ Bracket
b) If two (or more) identical seeds remain (e.g., #2 Pool A and #2 Pool B),
i) Head to Head in seeding games
ii) Highest winning percentage
iii ) Avg Runs Allowed – Ascending in seeding games
iv) Avg Run Differential with a maximum of (8) – Descending in seeding games
c) Coin toss

2. Next, teams in the same spot in the Losers’ Bracket are ordered by the following:
a) Head-to-head (this is used first when only two teams are in the same spot)
b) The team which advanced farthest in the Winners’ Bracket before losing
c) Avg Runs Allowed – Ascending in Seeding Games
d) Avg Run Differential with a maximum of (8) – Descending in Seeding Games
e) Coin toss

3. If only two teams remain in the tournament and each has one loss in bracket play, then those teams will be declared co-champions.

Florida USSSA Fastpitch ONLY (not National Events)

HOME/VISITOR in bracket play is determined by higher seed.

In double elimination bracket play, the higher seed calls HOME or VISITOR in all games EXCEPT Championship game, where the team from the Winner’s bracket makes the call. IF game will be a coin flip.