2024 Islamic Games Softball Tournament - in collab with BSL
Sesquicentennial Brampton
Saturday June 29, 2024
Direct all inquiries to: www.islamic-games.com

2024 Tournament Schedule: 








Tournament Format:
-  All teams play 3 preliminary games, top 4 move on to playoffs 
- Only Muslim players allowed in the tournament, any questionable players will be investigated 
- This is an Islamic environment. Any swearing, taunting or abusive behaviour by players or fans will result in immediate ejection and an auto-out for the remainder of the tournament
- The deadline to fiinalize the roster is 2 days before the start of the tournament. Any changes after that will be a the discretion of the organizers

- All players must have signed the SPN waiver and paid for insurance. This insurance can be used when playing anywhere else or any other SPN tournament as well
- Teams must be uniformed. A uniform can be the same colour T-shirt
- No infield or batting practice is allowed on any of the game diamonds. 
- Teams can have minimum of 10 players or a maximum of 15 players on the roster. 

Tournament Rules:
- All bases will be 70 feet long with commit line at 22 feet 
- All bats must be ASA or USA stamped. All other bats will be deemed illegal and player may be ejected 
-  Tie breaker will be Head-Head then Run Differential then Runs scored
-  15 run differential after the 5th inning will be a mercy end to the game (unless both teams agree to play)
-  Maximum 15 run differential will be used regardless of the final score of the game
-  Maximum 3 homerun differential (over the fence); any further homeruns are considered an out
-  Both teams are responsible for verifying the score with the umpire after every half-inning

Player substitutions are allowed. Once a player has been substituted and removed, that player cannot be added back to that game again. 
- An injured player is allowed to be removed from the game without being an out. Any other player being removed without a substitute will be deemed an auto-out.
-  Any rule not mentioned will follow standard SPN rules

- Games are 7 innings or 90 minutes long, with no new inning after 75 minutes 
- All round robin games will do a coin toss for home team. Playoffs will be based on seeding. 
-  All at-bats will begin with a 1-1 count; foul with two strikes will be a strikeout. Pitch minimum height 6 feet, maximum height 12 feet.
-  5 run mercy per inning except for last inning
- If a game ends in a tie, an international rule extra inning maybe played in the preliminary round if time permits (more than 15 minutes left) 
- Each team will have 3 courtesy runners per game, anyone can be the courtesy runner.
- If a team declares an injured player, that player will have unlimited courtesies (after first base) but that player can only play bench or catcher in the field for the game.

Code of Conduct:
- All players are expected to abide by the Islamic and brotherhood code of conduct. Absolutely no swearing, taunting or trash-talking of an opponent will be tolerated. Anyone violating the code of conduct will be removed from the tournament and will be considered an out for every time he misses an at-bat for the remainder of the tournament.