they are folks, the Official Kin Slo-Pitch Rules. This 34 page
document outlines every aspect of the Kin Slo-Pitch safety, fun
and fair play rules.
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Banned Bat List
|Here are the 2015 Rule Changes Hi-Lights
- One of the biggest most recognizable changes to our tournament
this year is the 5 Guys and 4 Girls per team rule, we are
changing this year to 6 Guys and a minimum of 4 Girls per
- Batting Orders must still alternate between guys and girls
with no two guys or girls batting in a row.
- All games MUST start with a minimum of 10 players consisting
of no less than 4 girls.
- All games played within the 1 hour and 15 minute time limit.
- If at the end of the time limit the inning is completed
and the teams are tied we will then play "Sudden Death"
for all tie games.
- Sudden Death innings will start with 2 outs for each team
and the next batter on the batting order will go to Third
Base automatically and the batting will resume. This will
continue until there is a winner.
- All games will be played like this except for the finals,
finals will be played to the time limit rules and if the game
is tied then the teams will play additional innings until
a winner is declared.
rule applies to both the 256 Open Division and the Invitational.
teams does not have all it's players, that's
6 men and minimum 4 women to start
the tournament your team will forfeit the tournament. So make sure
everyone shows up on time!
You may however field less than 6 men but a minimum of 4 women in
each subsiquent game after your first game.
However all games must start with a minimum of 10 players consisting
of no less than 4 women.
team roster it self can be unlimited, but each player listed on the
game sheet MUST BAT in that game. Defensive substitutions
First rule addition is the 3 home run rule. Only
three fair ball homers will be allowed by each team per game.
Any homers after the first three we be considered a single and
the batter will proceed to first base. This applies to
Out of the Park HR's only in park HR's are unlimited.
Second rule addition is we are adding a Rover
Line to the outfield. This line will arc from the left
field foul line to the right field foul line approximately 150
feet from home plate and 60 feet from second base. Outfielders
will not be permitted to cross this line until the batter has
made contact with the ball. This will be a painted line, not chalked.
Base and Third Base will be single pinned to the ground. This rule
is to help prevent ankle injuries when sliding. Because First Base
is a double bag it will continue to double pinned. Please use caution
if / when sliding into First Base. Yes, you may slide
First Base from Home Plate but you can only make contact with the
orange side of the double bag.
The team in the field must have minimum ten 10 players comprised of six
6 males and four 4 females for the first game only. The team roster
it self can be unlimited, but each player listed on the game sheet
MUST BAT and FIELD in that game.
You may only play on ONE team at the tournament. If you are discovered
playing on more than one team you and the second team will be disqualified.
If an injury forces a player on the game sheet out of the game, that
player will be scored an automatic out when he or she is scheduled
to bat. Teams may finish the game with a minimum of nine (9) players.
Declared injuries in a game are permanent for that game.
Nada, Nyet, Nein, No Such Thing! Running is as much a part of the
game as hitting or catching. If you can't run you can't play - period!
Base runners may leave their base only upon the batter making contact
with the ball.
There are no ties, CSA Tiebreaker Rule will be in effect after the
7th inning, if time allows.
If the umpire has mad a mistake on Time Allowed, the last full inning
on Time Allowed will count. If still a tie a Coin Toss will determine
the outcome of the ball game.
Maximum game time is 9o minutes.
A 24" X 36" mat will be used for home plate. A legally pitched
ball that hits the mat is a "strike".
Each draw of the tournament is allotted one and a half hours. This
should be enough to complete all games. A few rules regarding time
are as follows.
you do not have enough players to start the game within ten minutes
of the start time you lose by default.
new innings are to begin after one hour and fifteen minutes after
the scheduled start time.
first game of the tournament must have at least
5 Women and 5 Men to start the
game. If you do not have enough players, the team at default will
be out of the tournament, and if they still want to play will be
put on the waiting list.
At the time of default a team on the waiting list will then be called
to enter the tournament at that time.
If there is NO complete team on the Tournament Waiting List hoping
to play, the team with enough players gets the choice between the
Win or the Loss and the other team gets the opposite discision.
We will be using ASA carded Umpires. While these umpires are knowledgeable
they are human. This means that they are not infallible (and neither
are you!) and they have feelings. Good sportsmanship on and off
the diamond goes a long way to make everyone's weekend enjoyable.
Ever played a team not trying to win (i.e. "sandbagging")?
Kinda sucks, right? By deliberately trying to lose to gain advantage
in the draw a team makes a travesty of the game and the tournament.
Our "Sandbagging Committee" is trained to deal with
cowards. If you suspect a team is "sandbagging" notify
Tournament Central immediately (while the game is in progress)
so that we may evaluate the situation. Teams found guilty of "sandbagging
will be dealt with harshly and without mercy.
Rules Apply. A list of illegal bats will be posted in every dugout.