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2020 Bartlett Wood Bat Blast Documents

July 17-27, 2020
Bartlett, Illinois

Messages

A young boy lost a silver cross necklace today. It has extreme sentimental value and the boy is devastated.

If anyone finds it please contact tournaments@bartlettbsa.com
Finding this necklace would mean literally the world for this kid.

Scot

7/18/2020 10:01 PM

A young boy lost a silver cross necklace today. It has extreme sentimental value and the boy is devastated.

If anyone finds it please contact tournaments@bartlettbsa.com
Finding this necklace would mean literally the world for this kid.

Scot

7/18/2020 10:00 PM

We are currently on pause after Thor Guard went off. The forecast is favorable, but we are waiting for the all clear.
The plan is to resume once we get the all clear, but that is dependent on how long this delay is.

7/18/2020 1:02 PM

Coaches,

Based upon the current guide lines (and I am sure as no surprise to anyone) we are going to reschedule the Wood Bat Blast.

We used the availability I was able to get from teams and choose two weekends to split the tournament over. A single weekend was no longer possible.
It will be different being over 2 weekends, but it will be a tournament and will be baseball so it will still be good.

On the weekend of July 17-July 19th we will have the 10U, 12U, 13U tournaments

On the weekend of July 24-26th we will have the 8U, 9U, 11U tournaments

We understand that some teams will not be available those weekends, we are truly sorry for that. We had to pick weekends with the most available teams. For those teams that have prior obligations I will be contacting you directly (those that I know had an issue) to arrange a refund. We will refund as much as we are able to (basically minus the processing fee). Luckily we were able to put a stop on all purchases so we have the money to refund.

The app and our postings will reflect these changes in a couple of days.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We still very much plan to play baseball this year, just at a later date (and with hopefully beautiful weather).

Scot

4/22/2020 3:58 PM

Coaches,

Each passing day makes it more and more likely that we are moving the Wood Bat Blast (it isn't official, but if anyone pressed me I would say it was more about when we are moving it to than if).
Our first, second, and third goal is still to move the tournament. We have zero desire to give up on playing it this year and will be as flexible as we need to be. From the messages I have gotten this is a pretty universal feeling.

We would still like to have feedback from all the teams about your availability for alternate dates. We have feedback from about half of the teams so far and some options are beginning to show. The additional feedback will hopefully make it clear.

After an intial review of the feedback we may consider dividing the WBB in half and play 3 divisions one weekend and 3 another. This is so more can play, and we can play regular season games on the other fields (so there will still be lots of baseball getting played).

These are the potential weekends we are looking at. Please let us know if these would work for your team:
June 12th-14th
June 19-21st (Father Day Weekend)
July 2nd-5th (4th of July weekend)
July 17th-19th
July 24th-26th

4/15/2020 2:18 PM

Coaches,

As I am sure you are very much aware, the Wood Bat Blast is righ the edge of when everything is supposed to be cancelled. So we have to be honest, it is at risk.
We are starting to think about options if May 7-11th isn't good, no decisions yet but planning for possibilities. We spent a lot of time working out plans for rain, but none of our plans covered anything like this.

If we have an issue the weekend of the Wood Bat Blast, our first choice will be to reschedule it. Just like baseball in 2020, we aren't willing to give up on the Wood Bat Blast.

Since we are early in our contingency planning we thought it made sense to get your feedback on possible reschedule dates. If we need to reschedule it would be ideal to reschedule to a date that works for everyone.

After an intial review we are thinking about a couple of weekends. Please let us know if these would work for your team:
June 12th-14th
June 19-21st (Father Day Weekend)
July 2nd-th (although we suspect many of your already have a tourney that weekend)
July 17th-19th
July 24th-26th

Thanks for any feedback you can provide.
Scot

4/7/2020 2:03 PM

The following reports can be viewed, printed or downloaded.

Reports

Venues

7/6/2020 12:14 PM

Teams

7/15/2020 2:10 PM

Brackets

9U Division

Championship Bracket

7/26/2020 5:55 PM
10U Division

Championship Bracket

7/20/2020 9:20 PM
11U Division

Championship Bracket

7/26/2020 10:35 PM
12U Division

Championship Bracket

7/19/2020 8:20 PM
13U Division

Championship Bracket

7/19/2020 8:05 PM

Other

WBB Tournament Rules

7/14/2020 3:50 PM

All event related questions should be directed to BBSA at tournaments@bartlettbsa.com.

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