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2019 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (2018 Roster Event)

Polk County, FL

Feb. 6 - Feb. 10, 2019
Director: Senior Softball-USA, 916-326-5303, E-mail

Tournament website | 
Winners receive free rings


Entry Fee: $510

Deadline: Entry fee payment must be received by: Jan. 2, 2019

Send payments to:
SSWC - Tournament Of Champions (2018 Roster Event)
9823 Old Winery Place, Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827

Note: There is a 4% 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.

Minimum five games initially scheduled (subject to weather).  Round Robin seeding games into Double Elimination or Three-game-guarantee brackets or other acceptable tournament formats.

Special Events

Hitting Clinic
Wednesday, February 6th from 10:00AM - 2:00PM at Auburndale Softball Complex
This clinic 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.
Players must email to register before January 4th, 2019.

TOC All-Star Game
Wednesday, February 6th 6:00PM at Auburndale Softball Complex
Each TOC-competing team will select one player to compete in the game. Two TOC managers will be selected for the All-Star teams. Winning team will play an exhibition game against the Louisville Slugger Warriors on Saturday evening.

Skills Contests
Thursday, February 7th from 09:00AM - 11:00AM at Auburndale Softball Complex
Contests in four divisions (40/50, 60, 70/80, Women) including: Precision Hitting (winners receive bats), Home Run (winners receive bats), Speed (winners receive shoes), Pitching (winners receive gloves).
Players must email to register before January 4th, 2019.

Optional Team Practice
Thursday, February 7th, Noon-3:00PM  
Auburndale and Diamond Plex Sports Complexes will be available:  Team Managers choose a complex in order of preference.  SSUSA will schedule the practices and notify managers of their practice time and location by January 14.

TOC Banquet
Thursday, February 7th, 7:00PM
RP Funding Center 701 W Lime St. Lakeland, FL 33815
There will be a free banquet for participating TOC players, their friends and family during which each team will be recognized.

Louisville Slugger Warriors vs. TOC All-Stars Game
Saturday, February 9th 7:00PM at Auburndale Softball Complex
Winning team from Wednesday's TOC All-Star Game will play an exhibition game against the Louisville Slugger Warriors.







Polk County Is ‘The County of Choice’

POLK COUNTY, FL. • The Crown Jewel of Senior Softball enters its 13th year here in 2019, 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, gift bags 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 and the All-Star Game!

This year’s tournament will be held Feb. 6 through Feb. 10 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 2018 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 certificate. In addition, the most valuable players in each division win a bat.


Playing Facilities

Auburndale Sports Complex
299 Florida Citrus Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Diamond Plex Softball Complex
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Loyce Harpe Sports Complex
500 W. Carter Rd.
Lakeland, FL 33815
Southwest Softball Complex
1444 West Highlands Street
Lakeland, FL 33815
Walker Road Softball Complex
1285 Walker Road
Lakeland, FL 33810


Holiday Inn Winter Haven
200 Cypress Gardens Boulevard
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 292-2100

RATES: (subject to state and local taxes - 12%)
$129.00/night (includes hearty hot breakfast buffet)




Hampton Inn of Winter Haven
202 Cypress Gardens Boulvard
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 299-9251


Days Inn & Suites Lakeland
4502 North Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL 33809

$139.00 per night/room

Dates of Play

Men's 40
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Men's 50
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Men's 55
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Men's 60
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Men's 65
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Men's 70
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Men's 75
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Men's 80
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Men's 85
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Women's 40
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Women's 50
Friday, Feb. 8 - Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

Manager Meeting

Manager Meeting will be held at the RP Funding Center on Thursday, February 7. Check-in begins at 4:00 pm. Meeting will begin at 5:00 pm

RP Funding Center
701 W Lime St.
Lakeland, FL 33815


TENTATIVE Field Assignments

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2019 SSUSA Original Tournament of Champions in Polk County, FL. Please note that TENTATIVE means they are NOT FINAL and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FINAL Field Assignments will be released simultaneous with the publication of the DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets later this month.

• 40-Masters Men (6)
• 50-Major+, 55-Major+ & 50-Major (7)
• 55-Major (4)
• 60-AAA (8)

• 60-Major+, 60-Major & 65-Major+ (9)
• 60-AA (8)
• 65-Major & 70-Major+ (4)

LOYCE HARPE PARK (Lakeland) - 16 Teams
• 50-AAA (8)
• 50-AA, 55-AAA & 55-AA (8)

• 70-Men (All except Major+), 75-Men & 80-Major+ (10)
• 80+ and 85+ Men (5)

• 65-AAA & 65-AA (12)
• Women's 40+ & 50+ (7)

Ratings Notes

Teams play in the 2019 SSUSA Original TOC at the age and rating level they had when they won their invitation. If a team won multiple TOC qualifying events in two different ratings, their invitation is at the higher of those ratings. Thank you to all of the participating teams and players and Good Luck!!

Released 01/10/2019



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9823 Old Winery Place, Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827
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