Cherokee Open

Tournament Details

Date: June 18th- 21st 
Age Groups: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 &14​
Location: Canton, GA
Awards: Team & Individual Trophies
Registration Deadline: June 12th

Team Registration Fees:

6U - 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 (6/17 @ 9:00 AM): Game schedules are now posted.

Park Addresses:

Waleska Park: 540 Ball Field Rd #100, Waleska, GA, 30183

Mauldin Park: 1372 Univeter Rd, Canton, GA 30115

Twin Creeks: 250 Brook Blvd, Woodstock, GA 30188

** Due to guidelines mandated by the County for the safety of our patrons and workers, we will be charging a one time “team pre-gate fee” instead of collecting individual daily fees at the gate. This pre-gate fee is due at the same time as your teams registration fee. **

The 2020 Cherokee Open will be held in Canton, Georgia from June 18th through June 21st for the following age groups: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14 year old's. This event will be held at Mauldin Park (Home of Canton Dizzy Dean), Twin Creeks, and Waleska Park. The Cherokee Open averages 80-90 teams each year and is perfect for "A, B, and C" teams.

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.


Taj Zipperman
Phone  (770)855-9842