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2024

 Women's SPA Ridge Hooks Memorial World Championship
Championship Rings will be a purchase option for this year's tournament

GenderAgeClassStart DateEnd DateEntry CutoffRoster Entry CutoffEntry FeeTourn FormatRing Tourn
Women50All9/13/20249/15/20248/29/20248/29/2024$625.005 Games Scheduled (3 pool then Double Elimination)
Women55All9/13/20249/15/20248/29/20248/29/2024$625.005 Games Scheduled (3 pool then Double Elimination)
Women60All9/13/20249/15/20248/29/20248/29/2024$625.005 Games Scheduled (3 pool then Double Elimination)
Women65All9/12/20249/14/20248/29/20248/29/2024$625.005 Games Scheduled (3 pool then Double Elimination)
Women70All9/12/20249/14/20248/29/20248/29/2024$625.005 Games Scheduled (3 pool then Double Elimination)
Women75All9/12/20249/14/20248/29/20248/29/2024$625.005 Games Scheduled (3 pool then Double Elimination)
Women80All9/12/20249/14/20248/29/20248/29/2024$625.005 Games Scheduled (3 pool then Double Elimination)




Entries must be received NO LATER THAN date shown above, and   
On-Line Team Roster Must be Entered by: Roster cutoff shown above.
  It is the Managers responsibility to insure that the entry fee is submitted on time.
Please make Checks Payable to SPA


There will be a mandatory Manager's Meeting at the Date, Time, and Location shown below. 
GenderAgeClassMgr Meeting DateMgr Meeting TimeLocation
Women50All9/12/20246:30 PMTBA
Women55All9/12/20246:30 PMTBA
Women60All9/12/20246:30 PMTBA
Women65All9/11/20246:30 PMTBA
Women70All9/11/20246:30 PMTBA
Women75All9/11/20246:30 PMTBA
Women80All9/11/20246:30 PMTBA



Please Contact SPA Nat'l Office  at (405) 376-7034   or  Email: spaoffice@softballspa.com  for further information.
 
Entries with fees may be submitted via US Mail to:  SPA Nat'l Office
P.O. Box 1307
Mustang , OK  73064
 

Click Here for the Official Entry Form

Click Here for On-Line Tournament Entry


Click Here for Local Hotels Listing (Availability & Optional Booking)
(Arranged by distance from ballpark)







Park Location: SUMMIT OF SOFTBALL COMPLEX 4900 LaCOLLINA WAY, Ooltewah, TN 37363   Click here for larger Map/Directions


  • All Teams will need to be prepared to play at 8:30 AM each day (unless notified otherwise by SPA Tournament Officials)
  • All SPA Rules will apply
  • All teams must be registered with SPA, have a Team Sanction number SPA Team sanction fee for the 2024 season is $40
  • All Team Rosters must be submitted "On-line" prior to date shown above
  • Players are required to be registered with the SPA, and must present BOTH their valid SPA Player's Card AND a current Drivers License prior to any participation. (ECARDS and EDrivers License are acceptable).
  • All awards are based upon a minimum of 8 teams per division

Tournament Rules

Rules:  SPA Official Rulebook
Balls:   All Softballs will be Provided
Bats:   All bats used in SPA play must have a factory/manufactured stamp with either
          “Senior Softball NTS Approved,” OR BPF of 1.21 or less.
          Bats will be checked prior to each game.
          Illegal bats will be confiscated and held until the end of the tournament or longer.

Player ID Card Check-in: All players must bring their SPA Player Registration Card AND Drivers License to the softball complex for player check-in.  All approved players Must Sign Roster at the tournament.

Time Limits: Pool Play - One (1) hour, finish that inning plus one more inning
                     Bracket Play - 75 minutes, finish that inning plus one more inning

Run Rule:  20 Runs after 4 Innings, 15 Runs after 5 Innings, 10 Runs after 6 Innings

Seeding Process: The Tournament Director has the authorization to place the teams based on the overall strength and skill of the team, using the following information as a guideline.

  • Win - loss Record
  • Head to head results (applies only when all teams play one another)
  • Runs allowed
  • Run differential
  • Total runs scored
  • Flip of a coin

Tournament Format Policy:  SPA tournament format guidelines are as follows:
                                                  (Except with special exception for specific tournaments)

SPA reserves the right to combine teams with other age groups or classifications as deemed necessary.  When ages or classifications are combined in the same finals bracket, only 1 set of awards will be presented for that bracket.

  • When only two teams are entered and cannot be combined with another age group or classification - tournament will be played as a "best of 5" competition.
  • When less than 4 teams are entered and cannot be combined with another age group - tournament will be played as a Double Round Robin followed by a Single Elimination Bracket and individual awards will not be given.
  • When 3 or more teams are entered - tournament will be played as a two-game pool followed by a Double Elimination bracket.
NOTE: When ages/classifications are combined for Championship play, only one set of awards will be provided.