Rule 4.00 – Qualifying Tournaments
4.01 State Directors shall have the authority to amend these National By-laws & Rules to accommodate the needs of the Qualifying Tournament with the approval of the Association’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations.
4.02 The State Director or directors appointed by the State Director shall conduct all Qualifying Tournaments to assure that the USSSA Baseball National By-laws & Rules are being followed at all times.
4.03 Amounts to be charged as entry fees for Qualifying Tournaments shall be at the discretion of the State Director.
4.04 The quantity of awards to be presented for Qualifying Tournaments shall be at the discretion of the State Director.
4.05 Each State Director shall adopt an acceptable system to qualifying teams for State Championship and / or World Series participation. Sanctioned league participation may be included in such a system is so desired.
4.06 No Qualifying Tournament shall be considered as sanctioned by the Association if all applicable fees and registrations are not paid to the Association within seventy-two (72) hours after completion of the tournament.
4.07 Only USSSA licensed baseballs shall be used in Qualifying Tournament play.
4.08 All players must be listed on the team’s online roster before the start of the first game of all tournaments of any stature.
4.09 Each State Director with approval of the Association’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations shall set refund policies.
4.10 Teams may only accumulate points from one event per weekend.
4.11 In qualifiers, any team that forfeits a pool-play game may not be eligible for championship play regardless of record.
4.12 Pool Play / Tie Breaker Criteria: Once advanced to subsequent tie breaker criteria, do not return to a previous criteria.
These Tie Breakers will be for all events: Qualifying, State and World Series.
1) Winning Percentage – Descending
2) Number Wins – Descending
3) Number Loses – Ascending
4) Tied Teams (vs. each other) Winning Pct. – Descending (more than 2 teams tied, skip this tie breaker)
5) Avg. Runs Allowed – Ascending
6) Avg. Run Differential with a maximum of (8) – Descending
7) USSSA Points – Descending
8) Date Team Entered USSSA Database
9) Coin Flip