Congratulations to our 2017 tournament champions!!
18U Boulder: Co-Champions CA AASA and CA Corona Angels Marty
18U Louisville: OK Tulsa Elite
16U Longmont: Co-Champions IL Beverly Bandits and OH Beverly Bandits Dorsey
14U Broomfield: Co-Champions CA SoCal Choppers and CA Corona Angels Marty
The 2018 IDT will be held from Wednesday, June 27, 2018 thru Sunday, July 1, 2018.
In 2018 we will again host four separate events as follows:
BOULDER will host an 80 team 18U tournament to be played at the Stazio Complex (7 fields) and the East Mapleton Complex (3 fields) in Boulder. Fields are provided and maintained by the City of Boulder, Parks and Recreation Department.
LOUISVILLE will host a separate 32 team 18U tournament which will be played at the Louisville Sports Complex, fields provided and maintained by the City of Louisville. The top six finishers will earn spots in the 2019 Boulder tournament.
LONGMONT will host the 16U 56 team tournament. Games will be played at the Garden Acres Complex and Clark Centennial Park in Longmont. The fields are provided and maintained by the city of Longmont.
BROOMFIELD will host a 48 team 14U tournament. Games will be played at Broomfield Community Park and Broomfield Industrial Park. Fields are provided and maintained by the city of Broomfield.
There is a seven game guarantee for all participating teams. All teams will play two pool games per day on Wednesday , Thursday and Friday. Pool play results are used to seed teams into a single elimination bracket to be played on Saturday and Sunday. All “Championship” games are scheduled to start at 1:00pm on Sunday.
College players will not be allowed to participate in the tournament
Teams will not be allowed to “play up” in any age group
A player may only compete for one team during the tournament. This includes both pool and bracket play.
Please address any tournament related issues, questions or concerns to:
Dan Burns Tournament Director 303-442-7373 firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Stadium Medical, Inc. will be providing EMT and paramedic support at all playing sites. Please seek them out for help with any injuries and advice on prevention. At this altitude it's important to avoid dehydration by drinking lots of fluids and to avoid sunburn by using sun screen.
MOSQUITO CONTROL. In the past, the mosquito-borne West Nile virus has been present in Colorado. You should protect yourself. Especially during the dusk and evening hours, use DEET-enhanced mosquito repellent and wear long sleeves and pants.
One of the very attractive aspects of the tournament is the locale -- the City of Boulder. Boulder is a special place to visit. It sits at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills with a population of about 100,000 and is the home of the University of Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park is about an hour’s drive to the northwest (you can throw snowballs in July) and Denver is about 30 minutes southeast. The pedestrian-only, outdoor downtown mall offers local culture from street performers to outdoor cafes. The many recreational opportunities range from inline skating or jogging along the Boulder Creek path to riding the many mountain bike trails in the foothills.
We are pleased that Louisville Slugger is again our primary sponsor, as it has been since the inception of the tournament. Diamond Sports provides the optic yellow tournament balls. The tournament is organized and hosted by the Boulder Competitive Girls Softball Organization, an all-volunteer organization. All profits derived from the tournament go to support girls softball in Boulder.
WEATHER UPDATES: The fastest weather updates will be from twitter @idtweather. You do not need a twitter account to receive updates.
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You will then receive weather updates if there are weather related problems. We have been blessed with outstanding weather for many years but there is always the possibility of late afternoon showers and lightning during the summer in Colorado.