Date: June 25th - June 28th
Age Groups: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Location: Acworth, Canton, & Woodstock, GA
Awards: Team & Individual Trophies
Registration Deadline: June 19th
Team Registration Fees:
5U - 8U (Coach Pitch)
$350 (registration fee) + $150 (team pre-gate fee)
9U - 12U
$375 (registration fee) + $150 (team pre-gate fee)
13/14U (54' mound, 80' bases)
$395 (registration fee) + $150 (team pre-gate fee)
Tournament Update (6/28 @ 9:15AM):
The 12U Silver Bracket has now been canceled. Unfortunately, field 4 at Mauldin Park is in rough shape with a massive amount of standing water still on the field (we got hit with another rain storm around 6am). Taj will be in touch with all coaches that got zero or one game in to issue refunds and partial refunds.
All Sunday brackets have been updated. Please double check your new game times and PARK LOCATION. Some games have been moved to a different park. Good luck to all teams today! Thank you.
Coaches- If you have a "B/C" type team and would like to enter our "B/C" State Championship" next weekend, please contact Taj by Sunday night.
Harmon Park: 161 Harmon Circle Canton, GA 30114
Patriots Park: 1485 Kellogg Creek Road, Acworth, GA 30102
Mauldin Park: 1372 Univeter Rd, Canton, GA 30115
Twin Creeks: 250 Brook Blvd, Woodstock, GA 30188
The "Original" 14th Annual 2020 All-Star Showdown will be held in Acworth, Canton, and Woodstock, Georgia from June 25th through June 28th for the following age groups: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 year old's. The Showdown is the largest and most popular all-star tournament in the Southeast, and is perfect for "A", "B", & "C" teams.
This tournament averages 150 teams per year and is continuously growing every year. This year we expect to have even more teams as we continue to offer the best tournament experience. We have joined forces with Cherokee Parks and Rec Authority (CRPA) and will be playing at the county's finest facilities. This event will be held at Patriots Park, Mauldin Park (home of Canton Dizzy Dean), and Twin Creeks. All the facilities offer full service concession stands, most have batting cages, and outstanding fields.
Tournament Format: (3 game guarantee)
2 games of pool play followed by single elimination brackets. For pool play, teams can expect 1 weeknight game (Thursday or Friday depending on tournament start date) and 1 Saturday game. Some teams could possibly have 2 Saturday games instead.
* All teams will play random pool play games within their age group and then be seeded and and placed into a bracket for Sunday. Many age groups will have both Gold and Silver (and sometimes Bronze) brackets on Sunday. The total number of brackets in each age group will be determined by the tournament director and is based on the total number of teams in each age group, as well as few other factors.
We will play Dizzy Dean rules (with a couple of small modifications) for this tournament. However, this tournament is open to any type of Recreational, Allstar, and even "thrown together" pick up teams. This is not a "sanctioned" event and teams do not have to qualify to play in it. We are definitely being more lenient about teams that we take this year considering that most parks do not have true Allstar teams because of shortened or canceled rec seasons. All basic Tournament rules will be posted under a "rules tab" at the top of this page at the same time schedules are posted. Below are the basic base and pitching dimensions for each age group.
5u, 6u, 7u and 8u - 60 ft bases / Coach pitch
(No lead offs or stealing)
9u and 10u - 60 ft bases / 46 ft mound
(No lead offs - Stealing is allowed after ball crosses home plate)
11u and 12u - 70 ft bases / 50 ft mound
(lead offs and stealing is allowed)
13/14u - 80 ft bases / 54 ft mound
(lead offs and stealing is allowed)
***All-Star Baseball WILL allow the use of USSSA BPF 1.15 bats as well as the new USA bats***
To reserve your spot in this tournament, please call, text, or email Taj ASAP. Space is limited this year due to field availability. You will then need to print the tournament entry form, fill it out, and email or text a picture of it back to Taj. You can pay your team's registration fee by Venmo, Cash App, Zelle, or you can mail a check to the address on the entry form. NO SPOTS ARE 100% GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.