June 14-16, 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Team Entry Fee $250.00 CAD
The Atlantica Hotel
No booking code required,
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Tournament Chairman Message
Welcome to the 2016 ACRA Systems Softball Tournament to be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We offer a recreational level Mixed Slo-Pitch tournament open to players of all skill levels. We encourage players from different departments to participate.
Mixed Slo-Pitch Division
Dates: June 14-16, 2016 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
Team Entry Fee: $250 + $100 Bond DUE PRIOR TO APRIL 30, 2016
Player Package Fee: $85 DUE PRIOR TO MAY 20, 2016
A prize draw will be held for any team who have their Team Entry fee and Player Package fees paid before the due dates.
Player Package includes tournament souvenir, harbour cruise, dinner and prizes for players in attendance at wind up banquet.
Any outstanding fees not forwarded prior to tournament must be paid IN CASH prior to Team Captain receiving player packages.
A reminder to all Team Captains that in the event of unforeseen cost overages or facility damage by our group, each team will be required to contribute an equal share of the outstanding value. We thank everyone in advance for understanding.
Halifax Commons directly across the street from the Hotel Atlantica. These are the same diamonds we have played on previously.
All players are responsible for their own transportation to and from the tournament.
Upgraded priority passes to this event are not being offered by Air Canada at this time.
1980 Robie Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3G5
Booking Website: www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com
No booking code required, please mention you are with Air Canada Softball
A block of 40 rooms has been reserved so please book your room early.
Room Rates Per Night:
Atlantica Gold Room
$139 per room single/double occupancy, $15 extra per persons 3-4
Room includes higher floors, recently renovated interior,
complimentary bottled water, in room fridge and upgraded amenities
Atlantica Executive Floor
Add $45 to Gold Room rate, 1-2 person maximum occupancy
Room includes upgraded amenities, larger & updated room, turn down service, daily full hot breakfast and coupon for an appetizer at Seasons by Atlantica and free Canada-wide long distance.
All rooms are provided with complimentary Wi-Fi. Taxes and fees extra.
This hotel does not provide an airport shuttle. No transportation has been arranged at this point.
Please check the Facebook page for updates or visit the Halifax Airport website at www.hiaa.ca.
Final day to reserve rooms at discounted rate is: May 10, 2016
To constitute a team, a station registering in the tournament must have no less than 5 players and no more than 15 players including coaches.
Participation is open to permanent, part-time, retired and laid off pass-eligible employees of Air Canada and affiliated companies, spouses and dependents. All players must be ACRA members in good standing in their station if ACRA exists. Employees on suspension pending discharge are not eligible.
Non-Air Canada Players:
Each team may roster up to 5 non-Air Canada players who are considered to be players that do not fit in the above statement about participation. These players, if you decide to use them, need to be associate members of their local ACRA in order to participate in the tournament. These players must be clearly indicated on the Team Registration Form.
If you have spare players who are not on a team, please submit their name to us. These players will be assigned to complete any teams that are short-handed or create a new team if needed. Please contact Shannon Reid or Geoff Nicholas prior to the tournament if possible.
This tournament will be a round robin format to determine seeding for the playoff round. Playoff format will be determined by the Host Committee and announced at the Coaches Meeting. Team schedules will be made available prior to your arrival in Las Vegas.
We follow SPN playing rules and current ASA/USSSA bat standards are in effect. Any team or player found using a bat which does not conform to ASA/USSSA bat standards will be subject to sanction up to disqualification. Player safety is our primary concern.
A complete set of tournament specific rules will be provided at the Coaches Meeting on June 14, 2016.
There is no insurance from Air Canada, ACRA or Host Committee for ACRA System Events. All participants, spectators or guests will be responsible for their own insurance coverage.
Air Canada, ACRA, Host Committee or associated venues will not be liable for any injuries sustained by participants, spectators or guests while engaged in sponsored activities.
Annual General Meeting
Each team represented in the tournament will be eligible for 1 vote on any items put to vote at the A.G.M. Any station wishing to host the tournament in 2017 or 2018 tournament should advise the Tournament Chairman prior to or at the A.G.M. A supporting letter from their local ACRA is recommended to indicate support for the event.
Upcoming tournament tentative locations: 2017 – Winnipeg 2018 – TBA
Team Representatives Info
Team captains are required to return the completed player roster before May 20, 2016. T-shirt sizing is required for the player packages.
Any rosters or additions submitted after May 20, 2016 will default to a Men’s XL at the discretion of the Host Committee.
Any outstanding fees must be paid IN CASH before picking up player packages in Host Suite.
Player packages will not be released until all fees have been paid in full.
Performance bond will be refunded IN CASH to team manager at completion of tournament at the wind up party.
We look forward to a great tournament and getting together with our colleagues from other stations.
Good luck to everyone.