THE 2019 TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN
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EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CHANGE
Dare we say, we have come up with the best tournament concept ever created. Yeah, maybe it’s an outlandish statement, but give it a second to sink in. This has never been done before.
Two years in the making, this is a high paced revolutionary King of the Hill concept battled out in 3 formats to determine the KINGS OF THE DIAMOND.
This is it. A game changer. This is the next big softball event! Be there from the start. The atmosphere, the decor, the theme and EVERYTHING will be worthy of royalty and what you have come to expect from Boneyard Blast events. This concept will be taken to a whole new level with live leader boards and a revolutionary bracketing system in a high-paced environment that will leave you exhausted and wanting more. Get in now, because before you blink . . . all spots will be gone!
Check In Early at The KING’S CEREMONY
There will be a King’s Ceremony and registration Friday night, September 13th @ Red’s at Golden Eagle from 6-11pm. Get signed in early, grab fantastic food specials, enter the “King’s Derby” and have dozens of chances to earn additional Shillings for your team. Also, get first dibs on the official Kings of Diamond apparel, hats, and swag. All teams that arrive at the ceremony will receive a raffle ticket for chances to win prizes, cash, and tournament “luck”. You’ll just have to see!
The tournament takes place at Golden Eagle Regional Park (6 all-turf fields – one of the top recreational parks in the country) and the Shadow Mountain Sports Complex (4 natural grass fields).
You may check in at the Friday night party or the day of the tournament. You must have a team representative check in before your first game. After you turn your roster and the remainder of your registration fee in, you will be given a receipt. This receipt MUST be presented to the umpire before each of your games. If you do not have your receipt, your game will not begin and it will be considered a forfeit.
50% refund if rained out with one game – 25% refund with two games played.
No refund if rained out with three or more games played.
No glass containers in Complexes or parking lot. Outside beer & alcohol is prohibited inside either complex. Absolutely no sunflower seeds or gum inside the Golden Eagle Park location. That stuff ruins the turf!
Bats and Balls
Current approved ASA and USSSA bats
.52 Core 325 Balls
*Kings of the Diamond reserves the right to modify game times or tournament structure due to field conditions, time constraints, team count, injuries, and especially due to inclement weather or field locations.
1. Protests $100
2. Protests must take place immediately following a play and before the next pitch.
FIRST 70 TEAMS GET IN
35 Men’s – 35 Coed
5 game guarantee- Your going to play…. A LOT
Self-pitch, 1-pitch Event
25 Minute Game Times
Win & Stay – Nearly unlimited game potential
3 King of Hill Stages (accumulate Shillings by betting and winning on day 1 to determine first set of Kings and seeding for day 2)
Games will start on the hour and every 1/2 hour.
Tournament is open to all players.
Registration Fee – $415
A Non-Refundable Holding Deposit- $50
(In order to reserve a spot, teams either need to pay in full or place a $50 holding deposit. If you pay the holding deposit, the final balance is due at check-in and will be deducted from your team’s total registration fee.)
8 Kings in each division will square off in the ultimate King of the Hill Battle Royale to determine who are the true Kings of the Diamond.
HERE IS HOW WE GET THERE:
The Kings of the Diamond will start with 35 Men’s teams and 35 Coed teams. 4 Kings + 18 teams in each division will advance to Sunday.
PLAY TO STAY
Win to become the KING of your field. WINNERS NEVER LEAVE THEIR FIELD. That’s right. You can play back-to-back-to-back-to-back games all day long. If you lose, you must give up the field to the winning team and battle your way back up in the rankings. Kings of the Diamond is a 5-game guarantee for every team, and LOSERS PLAY A MINIMUM ONCE EVERY 2 1/2 HOURS.
Each team begins with 6 Shillings. Before each game you have the opportunity to wager on the likelihood that your team will win. You can bet as many of your Shillings as you like. If you win, you will double your bet plus get 1 extra Shilling. If you don’t bet and you win, you will still get 1 Shilling. If you bet and lose, well . . . you’re one step closer to becoming a peasant in this game of Kings!
THE AMOUNT OF SHILLINGS YOU HAVE DETERMINES YOUR TEAM’S PLACEMENT ON SUNDAY
The Top 4 teams in each division on Day One will be crowned a King and earn a bid to the final Kings of the Diamond battle on Sunday. The next 18 highest ranked teams in each division will earn a spot on Sunday in one of the 4 mini-tournaments (day two).
On day two your Shillings no longer matter. It’s all about how you play. Sunday begins with four mini-single elimination tournaments per division. The 4 winners of those mini-tournaments will also be crowned a King and will battle against the 4 Kings from Day One in the ultimate King of the Hill Battle Royale to determine who are the true Kings of the Diamond.