2020 Caribbean Classic
Punta Cana, DRJan. 8 - Jan. 13, 2020
Director: Senior Softball-USA, 916-326-5303, E-mail
Entry Fee: $1,650
Deadline: Entry fee payment must be received by: Oct. 31, 2019
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.
Note: The tournament director reserves the right to combine divisions of three or fewer teams within one age level and/or skill level. The tournament director will make every effort to notify managers when divisions have to be combined.
Rates: All prices per-person based on double occupancy. Uniform is included.
(Cap and Jersey for ALL tour attendees. Players also receive shorts or pants/belt.)
$1,650 per person (Price includes uniform; price does not include airfare.
Note: If you have previously purchased uniform pants/shorts and do not wish to do so again, please deduct $40 from the price.)
Single Room Supplement:
Players and their guests have the option of arriving a day or two earlier and/or staying a day or two later, for additional per-night charges, based on hotel availability.
$165 per night, double occupancy.
$297 per night, single occupancy.
To ensure your reservation for the tournament - Please submit a deposit of $500 per person by October 31, 2019. Full and final payment is due November 30, 2019. Spots are limited; the two US team rosters will comprise a maximum of 15 players each. Openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Inaugural “Caribbean Classic” Recreational Tournament/Vacation
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2020
All players and guests should plan to arrive on this day (option to arrive on an earlier day, at additional cost to cover the extra hotel night(s)).
Transfer, Punta Cana International Airport to Barcelo Bavaro Palace (approx. 25-minute enroute).
After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at your leisure to take advantage of this all-inclusive resort, including main buffet, 11 specialty restaurants, 4 pools, bars including a sports bar, 24-hour casino, disco, fitness center and spa, business center, 18-hole mini golf (free until 6 pm), Pete Dye-designed 18-hole championship golf course (extra charge), tennis courts, multi-sports courts, paddle tennis courts, ping pong, beach volleyball, beach exercise/yoga sessions, free non-motorized water sports such as windsurfing and snorkeling, free nightly entertainment shows, plus nominal-fee activities such as billiard tables, a 4-lane bowling alley, arcade games, and a wave pool.
SSUSA is asking that all its players bring in their luggage used equipment, still in good condition, for both adult and youth baseball and softball. There is a charity in the Dominican Republic that specializes in distributing such equipment to the places where it will do the most good. We will inform you of a central drop-off location for gathering your donations; after getting settled in your room, you may want to relieve yourself of this extra equipment by bringing it to the donation location on this first day of your vacation.
THURSDAY - FRIDAY, JANUARY 9-10, 2020
Softball practice for all SSUSA players, 10 am - 12 noon, on the softball field located on site, with batting practice available on the adjacent soccer field. Note: Although the ball field is located less than a 3-minute walk from the half-mile long beach, depending on where your room is located, you may want to take advantage of the free tram/shuttle that runs a defined route around the resort.
Afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the resort and its world class beach. Optional off-site excursions are also available at additional cost and can be booked at the excursions desk located in the main lobby of the resort.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020
First day of the 2-day tournament. Six games, round-robin format, all of them played on the field at the resort. SSUSA players and their guests have lunch in the resort buffet or at any of the bars or specialty restaurants that are open for lunch. Lunchtime snacks will be available at the field from 12 noon until 2 pm for the local Dominican players and their guests.
Game time limit: 1 hour.
Game start times and matchups:
Game 1 - 10 am, Team USA vs. Team CanAm
Game 2 - 11:15 am, Dominican Team #1 vs. Dominican Team #2.
Game 3 - 12:30 pm, Team USA vs. Dominican Team #1.
Game 4 - 1:45 pm, Team CanAm vs. Dominican Team #2.
Game 5 - 3:00 pm, Team USA vs. Dominican Team #1.
Game 6 - 4:15 pm, Team CanAm vs. Dominican Team #2.
Evening is at your leisure to enjoy the amenities of the resort, including the free nightly entertainment show.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2020
Bracket play. 4-team bracket, seeding determined by Saturday’s round robin results. All games played on the field at the resort. SSUSA players and their guests have lunch in the resort buffet or at any of the bars or specialty restaurants that are open for lunch. Lunchtime snacks will be available at the field from 12 noon until 2 pm for the local Dominican players and their guests.
7 inning games, no time limit.
Game 1 - 11:00 am, #2 vs. #3 seed.
Game 2 - 1:00 pm, #1 vs. #4 seed.
Game 3 - 3:00 pm, 3rd Place Game, Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2.
Game 4 - 5:00 pm, Championship Game, Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2.
MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020
Transfer, Barcelo Bavaro Palace to Punta Cana International Airport (option to leave on a later day, at additional cost to cover the extra hotel night(s)).