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Macpherson Tournament


Welcome to the
2018 JAN MACPHERSON MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

 

Welcome to the 19th annual Jan Macpherson Memorial Tournament, May 25-27, 2018, in San Carlos, California.

Begun in 1991, the tournament was renamed in 2000 to celebrate the memory of Jan Macpherson – former coach, manager, league president, excavator (with her husband James) of Macpherson Field, and one of the true heroes of our league.

In this ASA-sanctioned pre-qualifier tournament, teams will play at least 4 games: 3 or 4 in pool play followed by a single-elimination championship bracket. To get on the waiting list, please contact the Tournament Directors at macphersontourney@gmail.com.

|  Schedule and Scores |  Check In  |  Rules  |  Fields 


Vendors and Concessions Available at Macpherson!!

We are excited to share that the following will be available during our tournament:

Highlands Park (Stadium and North/South fields)

A full snack bar and BBQ will be available at highlands. In addition, we will have vendors on-site (near the snack shack area) selling custom tournament t-shirts and, back by popular demand, helmet painting!

Tierra Linda

A BBQ and snack bar will be available at Tierra Linda. In addition, the custom t-shirt vendor will also be on-site at this location selling t-shirts.

Heather and Flanagan Fields

Water and light snacks will be available for sale at the tournament desk for these locations.


Schedules & Scores

The tournament schedule can be found here (or though the drop down menu above). 

The tournament structure is:

  •  8U – we have 10 teams registered in this division in a single pool.  All teams have 3 pool games Friday - Saturday. All teams advance to championship play on Sunday. Top 
  •  10B – we have 8 teams in the division in a single pool. All teams have 3 pool games Friday - Saturday. All teams advance to championship play on Sunday. The top 5 teams will be placed in the Gold Bracket and the next 5 teams will be placed in the Silver Bracket.
  • 10C – we have 8 teams in the division.  All teams have 3 pool games Friday - Saturday.  All teams advance to championship play on Sunday. 
  • 12 Open -  we have 14 teams in the division in a single pool.  All teams have 3 pool games Friday - Saturday. All teams advance to championship play on Sunday.  The top 7 teams will be placed in the Gold Bracket and the next 7 teams will be placed in the Silver Bracket.

Registration Check-in for 2018

This year's tournament will have teams in the 8U, 10C, 10B and 12 Open divisions. We are looking forward to having the following teams participate in the 2018 Macpherson Tournament. Please check in with the tournament desk at least 1 hour prior to your first game. There is a tournament desk available at each site. At this time we will verify that rosters have been submitted, insurance forms are in place, and payment has been made.

8U
Belmont Blast
Burlingmame Flames
Foster City Flash
Millbrae Mischief
Redwood City Wicked
San Bruno Storm
San Carlos Force
San Mateo Slammers - Gold
San Mateo Slammers - Green
Sunnyvale Shockwave
 
10B
Belmont Blast
Burlingame Flames
Campbell Crush
Millbrae Mischief
MV Nova
San Carlos Force
San Mateo Slammers
Sunnyvale Shockwave
 
10C
Belmont Blast
Burlingame Flames
HMB Waves
Millbrae Mischief
MV Nova
Redwood City Wicked
San Carlos Force
San Mateo Slammers
 
12C Open
Alameda Blaze
Campbell Crush
Burlingame Flames
Foster City Flash
HMB Waves
Millbrae Mischief
MV Nova - Red
MV Nova - White
Redwood City Wicked
San Bruno Storm
San Carlos Force Black
San Mateo Slammers
Sunnyvale Shockwave B
Sunnyvale Shockwave C
 

Each team must submit an official Standard ASA Roster, generated from the ASA registration system at www.norcalasa.org. If you need help, please contact Sandy Scott at (916) 962-1631 or sscott@norcalasa.org for guidance.

If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Tournament Desk at any of the locations for more information.

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS

  • Highlands Park – by city ordinance and permit, nobody is allowed on the turf fields before 8am (violators may be fined and ejected from the tournament). No metal cleats, sunflower seeds or eating on the artificial turf.
  • All Venues – no alcohol or personal BBQ equipment.  Due to school and park regulations dogs are not allowed at the tournament venues.

Highlands Park will be a nice place to rest between games. There will be food (BBQ, snacks, drinks) and Custom Tournament T-shirts and helmet painting for sale, and a playground for younger siblings.


Rules

Full Tournament Rules

By participating in the Tournament, you agree to abide by the Official Tournament Rules. The most frequently asked-about rules are:

  • Dugout Assignments – team listed first gets 3rd base dugout; team listed second gets 1st base dugout.
  • Home Team – decided by coin toss during pool play, higher seed during playoffs.
  • Game Duration – 10U and 12U:  No new inning after 75 minutes of play.  8u:  No new inning after 65 minutes of play.  Ties are permitted in pool play. No new inning after 90 minutes (75 minutes or 6 full innings for 8U) in bracket play through semi-finals. ASA tie-breaker rules will be used. Championship games will last 7 innings (6 innings for 8u) with no time limit.
  • Game Score Reporting – The manager of the home team turns in a score card to the tournament Field Rep at the Field Desk at each venue. If you can't find the Field Rep, please call the main Tournament Desk at 650-576-3779.
  • Seeding – During pool play, a Win = 10 points, Tie = 5, and Loss = 0. Seeding is determined by 0) total points, 1) head-to-head, 2) Runs Allowed, 3) Runs Scored, 4) coin flip.
  • ASA field dimensions (see diagram):
    • Base Lines – 50 feet for 8U, 60 feet for all others.
    • Pitcher's Rubber – from front of the rubber to the back of home plate: 30 feet for 8U, 35 feet for 10U, 40 feet for 12U.
  • Picnicking is Encouraged – please bring pop-ups, chairs and make yourself at home (except: no alcohol or BBQing; see below).
  • SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS
    • Highlands Park – by city ordinance and permit, nobody is allowed on the field before 8am (violators may be fined and ejected from the tournament). No metal cleats, sunflower seeds or eating on the artificial turf.  No amplified sound systems allowed at Highlands or Stadium fields.
    • All VenuesNo Alcohol or Personal BBQ Equipment on the premises, including fields or parking lots. Sorry, this is required by our permits. Food will be available for sale at both of the venues.
  • Conduct – any person displaying unsportsmanlike behavior, on or off the fields, may be ejected from the premises by the umpires or Tournament staff.
  • Protests – all protests and disputes will be referred to one of the Tournament Directors, whose decision will be final.

Fields

The fields listed in the schedules are at the following venues. Players are advised to bring undershirts for early and late games.

Teams are encouraged to bring canopies and set up "camp" at their venue, although no alcohol or BBQ equipment will be permitted. We will have a variety of food options available at Highlands Park, Tierra Linda and Heather Elementary. Most importantly, come and have fun!

If you have questions, please contact the Tournament Directors at macphersontourney@gmail.com.

  • Highlands Park (North, South and Stadium) 200 Aberdeen Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070. This is the tournament headquarters.  Tournament T-shirts and food (BBQ, snacks, and drinks) is available for purchase here.  We will set our Tournament Desk by the Snack Shack.  Several vendors will also be onsite for your enjoyment.  We are using these fields at Highlands:
    • Highlands North - By the Snack Shack, Tournament Desk, restrooms, and playground.
    • Highlands South - By the tennis courts.
    • Stadium - Upper field behind snack shack.

By city ordinance and permit, nobody is allowed on the turf fields at Highlands before 8am (violators may be fined and ejected from the Tournament). Highlands North and South have artificial turf; no metal cleats, no sunflower seeds, and no eating on the fields.

  • Tierra Linda Middle School (Hopkins and Firenze) 750 Dartmouth Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070. Tournament T-shirts and food (BBQ, snacks, and drinks) are available for purchase here.  We will set our Tournament Desk by the Snack Shack. We are using these fields at Tierra Linda:
    • Hopkins - By the Snack Shack, Tournament Desk and play structure
    • Firenze - Opposite of Hopkins

 

  • Heather Elementary School 2757 Melendy Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070.  Chips and water are available for purchase at the tournament desk.

 

  • Flanagan Field @ Burton Park 1000 Woodland Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070.  Chips and water are available for purchase at the tournament desk.

Parking

Parking at Highlands Park is limited at both ends of the fields. Some street parking is available nearby. Please note that parking is not allowed on Aberdeen Drive across the street from Highlands Park. Cars parked there will receive tickets.