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Men's Slow Pitch Qualifying Series

For 2018 – Points for Merchandise

Partnering with Worth, USA Softball of Michigan is announcing the following points redemption for teams that place in the Top 3 in Men's Slow Pitch Classes D, E, and F from the Worth Power Series. Teams must participate in their respective state tournament in order to qualify.

 

Merchandise Credit Points

Overall Point Series Finish

Class D

Class E

Class F

1st Place

$500

$500

$500

2nd Place

$350

$350

$350

3rd Place

$250

$250

$250

 

Merchandise Points may be redeemed for Worth/ Bats, Bat Bags, Batting Gloves, Rawlings Apparel and Merchandise, fielder’s gloves and more.  The Miken/Worth catalog and an order form will be sent to the manger.

 

New this year is an order form. This form MUST be filled out completely and sent to the USA Softball of Michigan, 3316 Isabella St., Midland, MI 48640

 

The deadline date for orders must be received by the USA Softball of Michigan by AUGUST 31, 2018. Orders will be place with Worth/Miken no later than Monday, September 17, 2018.

Guidelines:

  1. You MUST use the order form.
  2. Please fill out the top of the form completely, including your credit card information. If you fail to include your credit card information, your order will not be processed and you will lose your option to redeem your awarded amount.
  3. Only items listed on the order form are available.
  4. Orders over your allotted dollar amount will be charged to your credit card.
  5. Unused dollars are not redeemable for cash.
  6. Your order MUST include the cost of shipping. Shipping is not excluded from your redemption amount.
  7. Please make only one order. Making more than one order makes it harder on all involved and cost you more money.

 

Paid State Berths

The top team in Points following the Worth / Mikne and the Meijer State Games Qualifying Tournament will earn a paid berth into their corresponding State Tournament. 

 

Non-Paid Berths

Winner of each qualifier earns a non-paid berth to the USA Softball Northern or Eastern National Championship. Top three finishing teams in each qualifier earn a non-paid berth into the USA Softball of Michigan state tournament

State Tournament Protected Seeding

All team in points following the last qualifier will be seeded into the double elimination bracket.  This will help to protect all teams from facing each other in the opening round of a state tournament.

Paid National Berths

Winner of each state tournament will receive a paid berth to the corresponding USA Softball National Tournament.  The winner of the Class F State Tournament will have their entry fee refunded or their entry fee paid to the Class E USA Softball National Championship.

Tournament Date

Location by Class

 

Class D

Class E

Class F

May 5, 2018

Muskegon

Muskegon

Davison

May 19, 2018

Holland

Holland

Muskegon

June 2, 2018

Bay City

Bay City

Muskegon

June 9 2018

Holland

Ddavison

Midland

June 22, 2018

 

Grand Rapids (Double Points)

Grand Rapids (Double Points)

       

Earning Points

Goal:

To develop a consistent and competitive qualifying tournament program for USA Softball of Michigan Men’s Slow Pitch teams, further enhancing the USA Softball Brand in Michigan.

 

How it Works:

Men’s Slow Pitch teams competing in the Worth Power Series earn points based upon their order of finish in qualifying tournament and the state tournament.  The points will be used for a variety of perks which will further benefit the team as well as USA Softball of Michigan.

 

Earning Points:

Teams

Order of Finish

Entered

1

2

3

4

5t

7t

9t

13t

17t

25t

33t

2 - 4

240

180

120

60

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

5 - 6

300

240

180

120

60

-

-

-

-

-

-

7 - 8

360

300

240

180

120

60

-

-

-

-

-

9 - 12

480

400

320

240

180

120

60

-

-

-

-

13 - 16

640

500

400

320

240

180

120

60

-

-

-

17 - 24

720

600

480

360

300

240

180

120

60

-

-

25 - 32

840

700

560

420

360

300

240

180

120

60

-

33 - 48

960

840

700

560

420

360

300

240

180

120

60

The assumption is that winning a 24 team tournament is two times as difficult as winning an 8 team tournament.

*If a tournament is run with combined classes, points will be awarded according to the class.  The highest finisher in each class will earn the maximum points for that class as if the tournaments were held separately.