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2023 TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (2022 Roster Event)

Polk County, FL

Feb. 1 - Feb. 5, 2023
Director: Senior Softball-USA, 916-326-5303, E-mail

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Entry Fee: $595

Deadline: Entry fee payment must be received by: Dec. 28, 2022

Send payments to:
SSWC - Tournament Of Champions (2022 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).

Important reminder: The US Postal Service is experiencing delays in their deliveries, so please let us know if you intend to play in this tournament. Team lists for tournament are published on the tournament pages at the entry deadline. If your team is not listed, please call immediately. Teams are not officially entered until payment is received.

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.

SSUSA COVID REFUND POLICY

SSUSA does not issue COVID-based entry fee refunds once a tournament schedule has been completed (typically 7-10 days in advance) because everyone has had a chance to obtain vaccination, which removes the quarantine requirement if you are asymptomatic and/or were only a “close contact”.

If your player(s) decide not to take advantage of the vaccine’s protections, we are sorry there will not be a refund. We did not give those refunds pre-COVID once the schedule was completed, and the official current guidance for a vaccinated asymptomatic person is that they are presumed to be not infected. Close contacts who are vaccinated are also presumed to be not infected. Thank you.

August 12, 2022

Five games minimum initially scheduled (not "guaranteed"), with Round Robin into Double Elimination or Three-Game-Guarantee brackets or other acceptable tourney formats.

Special Events

Hitting Clinic
Wednesday, February 1st from 10:00AM - 12:00PM at Diamond Plex 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.

TOC All-Star Game
Wednesday, February 1st 6:00PM at Diamond Plex 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 2nd from 09:00AM - 11:00AM at Diamond Plex 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).

Optional Team Practice
Thursday, February 2nd, Noon-3:00PM  
Team Managers choose a complex in order of preference.  SSUSA will schedule the practices and notify managers of their practice time and location.

TOC Banquet
Thursday, February 2nd, 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 4th 7:00PM at Diamond Plex Softball Complex
Winning team from Wednesday's TOC All-Star Game will play an exhibition game against the Louisville Slugger Warriors.

17th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS:
Polk County Is ‘The County of Choice’

POLK COUNTY, FL. • The Crown Jewel of Senior Softball enters its 17th year here in 2023, 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 QUALITY rings for winners (from Jostens - maker of championship rings for MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL), bats for MVPs, 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 February 1 - 5, 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 2022 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
99 Florida Citrus Blvd.
Jan Phyl Village, FL 33880
Diamondplex Softball Complex
85 PSC Access Road
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Loyce Harpe Sports Complex
300 W. Carter Rd.
Mulberry, FL 33860
Walker Road Softball Complex
1035 Walker Road
Lakeland, FL 33810


Please support SSUSA host hotels. They support our sport and help keep your entry fees down. In addition, unlike online hotel reservation services, SSUSA can assist you with any host hotel concerns. Thank you.


Holiday Inn: Winter Haven

200 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven, FL. 33880
1 877 666 3243

Book by December 26th!
Click here to book online.
Use block code: SSB

Rates: (Subject to local/state taxes and fees)
$129/night (1 King Bed)
$129/night (2 Queen Beds)

 

Days Inn & Suites Lakeland
4502 North Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 683-5095

Book by December 31st
Mention: "Senior Softball SSUSA"
Rates: (Subject to local/state taxes and fees)
2/1 - 2/5: $159/night (2 Queen beds)
2/1 - 2/5: $169/night (King and Queen)
2/1 - 2/5: $169/night (King and Sitting Area)

Dates of Play

Men's 40
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Men's 50
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Men's 55
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Men's 60
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Men's 65
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Men's 70
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Men's 75
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Men's 80
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Men's 85
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Women's 40
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Women's 50
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Women's 55
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Women's 60
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Women's 65
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Women's 70
Friday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
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9823 Old Winery Place, Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827
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