AABC TOURNAMENT

GENERAL INFO

* WE WILL BE THE TEAM FROM THE 'KIWANIS' LEAGUE BUT REPRESENTING THE '3B' LEAGUE THRU THE NYC FEDERATION AABC CHARTER HELD BY THE '3B' LEAGUE TO PLAY IN THE 16 YEAR OLD MICKEY MANTLE DIVISION'S LOCAL NYC FEDERATION PLAYOFFS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC REGION OF THE AMERICAN AMATEUR BASEBALL CONGRESS TOURNAMENT. KIWANIS IS NOT A FEDERATED LEAGUE.

* THEIR WEB SIGHT IS www.aabc.us

* THE 3B LEAGUE NOW NO LONGER EXISTS BUT USE TO PLAY AT 96 STREET FIELDS IN BAY RIDGE. WE PLAYED IN THAT LEAGUE ONLY ONCE WITH A JUNIOR TEAM IN 1968. IT WAS AT THE END OF THAT SEASON WHEN MY PITCHER MIKE CIMINO DROUND IN LAKE RONKONKOMO UPSTATE NY WHEN HE WENT SWIMMING ON HIS FIRST FREE SUNDAY IN AUGUST.

* SOME NYC FEDERATED LEAGUES GET A SECOND BID BECAUSE THEY HOLD A DIRECT AABC CHARTER. THEY BYPASS THIS LOCAL TOURNAMENT AND GO DIRECTLY TO THE REGIONAL PLAYOFFS IN TROY,N.Y.

* THE KNIGHTS BLUE TEAM WAS IN FIRST PLACE BUT DECLINED THE BID. WE WERE IN SECOND PLACE. IF WE WOULD HAVE BEATEN THEM ON SAT GAME 1 INSTEAD OF LOSING 0-1 WE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN FIRST PLACE AT THE 2 JULY DEADLINE.

* THIS IS ONE OF THE THE BIGGEST NATIONAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT. BABERUTH IS ANOTHER NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. THERE ARE LEAGUES IN NYC THAT SEND TEAMS THERE. YOU MUST EARN YOUR WAY IN, YOU CANT BUY A SPOT LIKE MOST PHONEY TOURNAMENTS NOW BEING HELD. ONLY A SINGLE TEAM REPRESENTING A LEAGUE MAY ENTER SO YOUR LEAGUE RECORD NOT YOUR MONEY GETS YOU IN.

 

DATES & LOCATIONS:

* THE LOCAL PLAYOFF RUNS FROM THURSDAY 17 JULY THRU SUNDAY 20 JULY. WE PLAY ON THURSDAY POSSIBLY AT 10:00AM. WE SHOULD BE PLAYING 2 GAMES ON THURSDAY. IF WE WIN ONE OF OUR FIRST 2 GAMES WE GO BACK ON FRIDAY. IF WE WIN BOTH GAMES ON FRIDAY WE RETURN SAT & SUNDAY UNTIL WE HAVE 2 LOSSES.

* IT IS HELD IN WESTCHESTER,N.Y.

* THERE WILL BE 12 TEAMS IN THE DOUBLE ELLIMINATION PLAYOFF. IT TAKES UP TO 7 GAMES IN 4 DAYS TO BECOME THE WINNER.

* THE WINNER REPRESENTS THE NYC FEDERATION IN THE MICKEY MANTLE REGIONAL PLAYOFFS HELD ON 24 JULY THRU 27 JULY IN TROY,N.Y.

* THE WINNER OF THAT PLAYOFF REPRESENTS THE NORTH ATLANTIC REGION IN THE AABC WORLD SERIES ON 30 JULY THRU 3 AUG IN MCKINNEY, TEXAS.

* THE SPECIFIC FIELDS THAT WE WILL PLAY ON THURSDAY AND THEIR LOCATIONS ARE NOT YET KNOWN. THE GAMES WILL BE SOMEWHERE IN WESTCHESTER,N.Y.

* WE PAY FOR UMPS AND MUST SUPPLY BALLS BUT WE WILL USE MONEY ALREADY COLLECTED. THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES. THE PARENT WHO DRIVES YOU MAY REQUEST SOME MONEY FROM THOSES IN THE CAR FOR TOLLS AND GAS. I WILL NOT BE INVOLVED IN COLLECTING IT. PLEASE OFFER TO HELP WITH THE DRIVERS EXPENSES.

* WE WILL GO WITH AT LEAST 10 PLAYERS. I AM ASSUMING MR B & MR OC WILL DRIVE. WE WILL NEED ADITIONAL CARS IF MORE PEOPLE WISH TO COME.

* WE WILL MEET AT BAY8 AND TRAVEL TOGETHER AT ABOUT 6:00AM. WE CAN STOP FOR BREAKFAST ON THE WAY AND HOPEFULLY BE THERE BY 9AM IF WE PLAY AT 10AM.

 

TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS

* NOT YET KNOWN. BUT WE WILL USE EITHER THE WHITESTONE OR THROGSNECK BRIDGE AFTER USING THE BELT AND VAN WICK PKWY. ANY OTHER ROUTE WAS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED BY THE WESTCHESTER PLAYOFF DIRECTOR.

* THE TRIP WILL BE LESS THAN 2 HOURS BY CAR EACH WAY.

* AS WE WILL NOT KNOW IF WERE COMING BACK ON FRIDAY IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO BOOK HOTELS. EACH GROUP OF PLAYERS GOING TOGETHER IN THE SAME CAR CAN DECIDE TO STAY OVER ON THEIR OWN AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE IF WE WIN A GAME ON THURSDAY.

 

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