San Diego Memorial Day Senior Baseball Tournament

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Q. What is the tournament status?
A. The 2020 tournament is accepting applications for teams to play in the 2020 tournament in 60+, 65+ and 70+ divisions. There may still be room for a few individuals in the Player Pool. Schedule expected to be released around May 15, 2020.

Q. What is the latest time to book a flight out?
A. On Monday, the very earliest flight I would beook is 6:00 pm. We are good at getting games started on time, including "no inning starts after 2hr,15min," but the last day (Monday) games have no time limits. We built in a 15-minute cushion each game and we won't drag fields between games if running late, but an extra inning game could be problematic. Expect last game to start 1:30, end at 4:00, which leaves an hour for games that run over and an hour to get to the airport and board, which is cutting it close from North County fields. See schedule.

Q. What is the team fee?
A. Fee for 2019 remains $155 per player. We supply baseballs, beverages, lunch and umpires. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization so if you make checks out to "North County Mens Baseball League" the major part (all but meals and items of value provided to you) will be income tax deductible (2015 estimated $130 deductible).

Q. What happens if it rains?
A. The chance of significant rain at this time in San Diego is extremely unlikely. But for that rare occurence we do have a written contingency plan to follow, which includes securing additional fields, shortening games, adding a night game, etc.

Q. Regarding the age 60 rule, can anyone who turns 59 in the calendar year play?
A. No. There are no age waivers in this tournament, no exceptions. All players must be 60+ by December 31 (same with 65 and 70 in those divisions). See our Rules page.

Q. Are there any fields restrictions, e.g. can I bring my dog?
A. Here are the current (2019) field restrictions: No alcohol allowed at any of the fields, including the parking lots (all schools). Smoking is prohibited on all High School (Escondido HS) and Community College District facilities (Palomar). Seeds are not allowed on field or in stands at SDSU and Palomar College. Dogs are not allowed at most schools, but the policy is rarely enforced. Service dogs (not emotional support dogs) are allowed at all fields in accordance with the Ameicans With Disabilities Act - see and the 2010 amended service animal policy.

Q. Is the tournament sanctioned by MSBL?
A. Of course. They advertise us in the MSBL National Regional tournaments schedule, and all organizations are welcome to play in our FUN tournament..

Q. How is the tournament played and how are teams seeded?
A. Each team will play 4 pool games in random order within their division, which will determine specific seeding. Teams may be pre-seeded only into National (higher) and American (lower) divisions. That determination is made first by prior year placement and results. Teams that win the American division are likely to move up the following year; likewise, teams that do not have any success in National division play, will likely move down. Usually playoff seeds will be detemined by results in pool play. The tournament director and committee may move teams between divisions based on specific considerations such as recent tournament performance or manager requests. In 2018-19, during the seeding round/round robin, there were no seeds. After pool play, teams will be ranked within division by their won-loss percentage, with ties resolved by head-to-head competition, total runs allowed, then a coin toss. The tournament committee, in rare circumstances, may re-balance seeds between divisions, if any are determined to be out of line.

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Tournament Rules

Weather average in San Diego (use May/June)

Updated 12/01/2019.

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