Rules: $125 entry per team. Every team will be put in a 4-team division. Each team will play each other in their division once during the pool round. The top two teams will move on to a single elimination tournament.
Winning team will win $500 and the coveted Rockin’ Jockin’ Wiffle ball trophy!
THE PITCHES –
The WIFFLE ball is thrown like a baseball and will curve very easily. The diagrams below show how the ball should be held for curving and controlling the ball. Experiment with different grips and releases to find the pitches that work best for you. There is no need to throw the ball hard to produce results! There is a 35 mph maximum.
THE GAME – PLAYED WITH THE WIFFLE PERFORATED PLASTIC BALL AND THE OFFICIAL WIFFLE BAT (NO EXCEPTIONS).
***BATS AND BALLS WILL BE PROVIDED
- Teams may consist of at least 2 players and no more than 5
- Maximum of 3 players in the field
Single markers are placed equidistant to the pitchers’ mound approximately 24 feet from home plate on the foul line. A ball hit in the single area (i.e. the area between the pitchers’ mound and the double line markers and not caught, constitutes a single. Double markers are placed approximately 20 feet in back of the single markers on the foul line. A ball hit in the double area (between the double marker and the triple marker) and not caught constitutes a double. Triple markers are placed on foul lines 20 feet back of the double markers. Balls hit in the triple area (between the double markers and triple markers) and not caught, constitute a triple. A ball hit over the fence constitutes a home run. There is no baserunning!
The baseball rules of scoring apply:
Example: A player hits a single – his/her team has a man on first base (imaginary runners). The next player hits a single – the team now has a man of first and second. Third batter hits a home run – three runs score! (The imaginary runners on first and second, plus the home run.)
- A batter earns 1 imaginary base on a single, 2 imaginary bases on a double and 3 imaginary bases on a triple.
- A runner on 1st advances one base on a single, 2 bases on a double and scores on a triple
- A runner on 2nd base scores on a single, double, or triple.
- A runner on 3rd base scores on any hit.
An out for the batter can be made in three ways:
- The batter can strike out when he/she swings at a pitched ball and does not foul tip the third strike or the ball hits the strike zone for a third strike. A foul tip into the strike zone counts as a third strike and is an out. Unlimited foul balls.
- Fly balls caught in fair or foul territory
- Ground balls caught while the ball is in motion, in fair territory, without bobbling before it goes past the single line. Bunting is not allowed and the batter can obtain a base on balls (4).
*** All rules are subject to change after the pool round for any reason by the events’ organizers