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2015 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Polk County, FL

Feb. 4 - Feb. 8, 2015
Director: Senior Softball-USA, 916-326-5303, E-mail

Winners receive free rings
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Entry Fee: $495

Deadline: Entry fee payment must be received by: Jan. 5, 2015

Send payments to:
SSWC - Tournament Of Champions
2701 K St. - Ste. 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816-5131

Note: There is a 3% surcharge if paying by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover only)

Refund policy: Entry Fees are non-refundable after the deadline. Full refunds are given to teams withdrawing BEFORE the deadline. NO refunds are given after the deadline.

Tournament Format

Note: SSWC reserves the right to combine divisions of three or fewer teams within one age level and/or skill level. SSWC will make every effort to notify managers when divisions have to be combined.

This is a ring award tournament. Four or five scheduled games, pool play into D.E. or 3-Game-Guarantee elimination brackets.

POLK COUNTY, FL. – The Crown Jewel of Senior Softball enters its 9th year here in 2015, pitting the best of the best on the softball diamonds.

There simply is no other tournament in the sport that comes close to the SSUSA Original Tournament of Champions: Free rings for winners, special edition bats for MVPs, free polo shirt for every player, gift baskets for every manager, a gala sit-down banquet for 1,500 players and their families – and that does not even include the hitting clinics, skills contests, All Star Game and a Wounded Warrior gala exhibition game!

This year’s tournament will be held Feb. 4 through Feb. 8 and only winners of qualifying tournament are invited. In short, it’s the tournament for champions, only. Second-place teams stay home.

This is the original Tournament of Champions and it’s only for those teams that have been previously crowned king of the hill at a Senior Softball USA sanctioned tournament during the 2014 season.

“The TOC here offers the most elite event in the sport to celebrate winners of the top tournaments in the country,” said Terry Hennessy, chief executive officer of SSUSA. “No one offers a tournament that even comes close.”

“It’s a battle of tournament champions taking on tournament champions to determine which team is truly the top team of the year,” he said. “There’s really nothing like it and that’s why teams go all out to come back each year.”

The Tournament of Champions handsomely rewards its winners who received free championship rings and each player earns a TOC polo shirt and certificate.

In addition, the most valuable players in each division win a special edition gold bat. All players and their families are invited to attend a free gala banquet inside the beautiful Lakeland Convention Center.

Playing Facilities

Auburndale Sports Complex
99 Florida Citrus Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Diamondplex Sports Complex
900 Polk State College Access Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Loyce Harpe Sports Complex
500 W. Carter Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33815
Southwest Softball Complex
1444 W Highland St
Lakeland, FL 33815
Westside Softball Complex
1800 Oakhill St.
Lakeland, FL 33815


Special Events:

Hitting/Fielding Clinic - Wednesday (February 4th), 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Auburndale
These clinics will give players a chance to warm up and to sharpen their skills before the tournament with some of the best hitters in the sport.

All Star & Wounded Warriors Game - Wednesday (February 4th), 5:00 pm
Each TOC-competing team will select one player to compete in the game. Two TOC managers will be selected for the All Star teams. The winner of the SSUSA All Star game receives the right to play the inspirational Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team. Selected players will receive All Star hats.

Skills Contests - Thursday (February 5th), 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Contests in four divisions (40/50, 60, 70, Women) including: Precision Hitting (winners receive bats), Home Run Contest (winners receive bats), Speed (running contest/winners receive shoes), Pitching Contest (winners receive gloves).

Mini-Tournament - Thursday (February 5th), 1:00-4:00 pm
Teams will have a chance to play short 3-inning practice games.

TOC Banquet - Friday (February 6th), 7:00 pm - Lakeland Convention Center
There will be a free banquet for participating TOC players, their friends and family in which each team will be recognized.

Headquarters Hotel


Holiday Inn Winter Haven
200 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone: (863) 292-2100

Rate:
$109.00/night Standard Non Smoking Guest Rooms

Includes a hearty hot buffet breakfast!
Make Reservation by January 23, 2015 to reserve rate.

Host Hotels

Hampton Inn Select
202 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone: (863) 299-9251

Rate:
$109.00/night – Double Queen Beds
Make Reservation by January 23, 2015 to reserve rate.

Breakfast is included in the rate each morning of stay. Served in the lobby between 6AM-10AM.

Dates of Play

Men's 40
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Men's 50
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Men's 55
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Men's 60
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Men's 65
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Men's 70
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Men's 75
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Men's 80
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Women's 40
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Women's 50
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Women's 55
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Women's 60
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Manager Meeting

Thursday, February 5th at the Polk County Tourism & Sports Marketing Headquarters & Florida Sports Hall of Fame - 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road, Auburndale, FL 33823

Team registration (managers only) is from 5:00-7:00PM before the Managers' Meeting.

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.
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