DES-6th Annual Queen-of-Diamonds-NIT
Tournament DateJun 23 - Jun 25 2023
StatureNIT - FP
Age Groups14U - 18U
This event is our 6th annual Queen of Diamonds NIT event. This is traditionally a 2 pool/double-elim bracket play event. It is classified as a NIT which means 4x USSSA points are awarded in this event.
Format: All divisions will feature 2 Friday afternoon/Saturday morning pool seeding games into Saturday afternoon/evening double-elim bracket play. There is a chance a team could play up to 4 games on Saturday and also be eliminated if they lose both bracket games on Saturday evening. These guarantees are always weather permitting.
Awards: Top 2 teams in each division will pick up individual NIT rings with team awards. Awards will consist of 12 champion and 12 finalist rings. If we have more than 12 teams in an age division, we will add 3rd place team and individual awards as well. Team awards may be a plaque or team banner.
Merchandise: There will be a merchandise pre-order for the event consisting of t-shirts & dry-fits. There may be a few items onsite for sale as well consisting of tournament merchandise and other items. After the event, teams will have the option to purchase customized champions merchandise from UTP.
Additional Info: This event is also a USSSA National Championship qualifier for the top three finishing teams with an unpaid berth to a USSSA National Championship of their choice. Contact Mike Craig at 614.895.2253 or at [email protected] for more details on this qualifying event. Teams can also follow this link which explains qualifying procedures for USSSA National Championship Events: USSSA Qualifying Procedures
Points Race Info: This event earns team points in our Points Race-for-the-Rings program. This program is a state, regional, and national program that uses the USSSA point system to determine the winners of these custom rings. This is a new program for Ohio USSSA at the state level but a team from Ohio did win the Regional and National rankings in 2022. Click here for more information on this exciting new program for Ohio USSSA: 2023 USSSA Points Race
Ohio All-State Showcase: Teams also get to nominate players for our new All-State Showcase August 5, 2023 in Marion, OH. The top 3 teams in each division get 3 player nominations and the remaining finishing teams get 1 player nomination. Click here for more info on this exciting new program for Ohio USSSA: Ohio All-State Showcase.
$552NOTE: YOUR SPOT IS THE EVENT IS NOT SECURE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED IN FULL. ALL PAYMENTS ARE LISTED PRICE-NO DISCOUNTS FOR VENMO or PAYPAL.Ways to pay for your entry fee into DES/Ohio USSSA FP Events:
- Pay thru the USSSA website under your manager profile.
- Snail mail to Double Eagle Sports – PO Box 2283 – Westerville, OH. 43086. Must be paid one week in advance to keep spot.
- Venmo to @ohiousssa-22. Notate event and date paying for in comment section.
$5 daily – $10 weekend per person. All players in uniform are admitted free.
All gate proceeds go back into each school’s respective high school softball program.
|Division||Entry Fee||Gate Fee||Max Entries||Teams
|Venue Name||Address||Maps link|
|Pickerington Central High School||300 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, OH, 43147||Open in Maps|
|Pickerington North High School||7800 Refugee Rd, Pickerington, OH, 43147||Open in Maps|
Note: If you don't know which venue you'll be playing at and want to book in advance, click here to find hotels that are geographically centered between all venues.
|Pickerington Central High School||300 Opportunity Way, Pickerington, OH, 43147||Jun 23-25||Find Hotels|
|Pickerington North High School||7800 Refugee Rd, Pickerington, OH, 43147||Jun 23-25||Find Hotels|
6th Annual Queen-of-Diamonds-NIT T-Shirt$19.99
6th Annual Queen-of-Diamonds-NIT Dry Fit T-Shirt$30.00
6th Annual Queen-of-Diamonds-NIT Women's T-Shirt$25.00
6th Annual Queen-of-Diamonds-NIT Long Sleeve Dry Fit Shirt$35.00
6th Annual Queen-of-Diamonds-NIT Hoodie$50.00
6th Annual Queen-of-Diamonds-NIT Performance Hoodie$45.00