Here are answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Q. What is the tournament status?
A. We are accepting applications
for teams to play in the 2018 tournament. There is room for individuals in the Player Pool
. Schedule expected to be released May 15-19.
Q. What is the team fee?
A. Fee for 2018 remains $155 per player. We supply baseballs, beverages,
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.
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. Beginning with the
2015 tournament, all players must be 60+ by December 31 (same with 65
in the 65 division). See our Rules page
Q. Are there any fields restrictions, e.g. can I bring my dog?
A. Here are the current (2018) 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.
Q. Is the tournament sanctioned by MSBL?
A. Of course. They advertised 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 are 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. The tournament director and committee may
move teams between divisions based on specific considerations such as
recent tournament performance or manager requests. In 2018, during the
seeding round/round robin, there will be 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. In 2018, the 65+ teams will play-off with 3 teams in American and
3 teams National divisions, and seed 1 will earn a bye. For the 60+
teams, 10 teams will
be placed in two non-rated divisions (1 and 2), then play off in
American and National divisions, determined
by pool records.
Q. More questions?
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