2021 Battle for the King of Queens

Friday, June 18th – Sunday, June 20th | Queens, New York

2021 Colleges expected to be in attendance

2021 Tournament Information

1st ever “Battle for the King of Queens” presented by Firecracker Sports 

Age groups: 8U/9U; 10U; 11U; 12U; 13U and 14U (6 Divisions)

Pool Play: Friday, June 18th and Saturday , June 19th, 2021

Playoffs/Championships: Sunday, June 20th, 2021

  • Please Note: – Teams will be accepted on a “First Paid-First Accepted” basis and entries will be limited only to the first 48 paid registrations only. 
  • Registration Fee: $899.00 (8U/9U-12U) & $1049.00 (13U/14U) (*Registered & paid on or prior to December 31, 2020*)
  • Registration Fee: $999.00 (8U/9U-12U) & $1149.00 (13U/14U) (*Registered & paid for on or after January 1st, 2021*)
  • Teams who register, but do not pay are not in the tournament and placed on the waiting list until payment is received.  To avoid being placed on the waiting list and secure entry, payment must be made.
  • 3 Game Guarantee: Pool play format will be used with all teams entered (*weather permitting*).
  • Baseballs are included for this event as an added bonus to all teams and programs.
  • Two (2) High School board certified Umpires are supplied for every game.
  • Preliminary round games will take place at area little league, 50/70, high school and collegiate fields.
  • Current and past college and professional coaches are employed to evaluate the teams at the prime recruiting age groups during our events.
  • Above and Beyond our Competition…We provide on-field reporting, pre and post game interviews with players and coaches, live streaming on You Tube TV, social media staff to promote players and teams, live in game statistics, player assessments and videos which get added to our player database and much much more!

2021 Teams Registered

Last year the Memorial Day Bash launched as our first youth event and sold out in only 3 months after publishing!  We are only taking the first paid 8 entries per division and then closing this event.  In all, this tournament will host 48 teams to kick off the spring baseball season!  If you are interested in participating, please secure your spot early or inquire for more details at operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

Teams Registered

  1. Cage Warriors (NY)
  2. Nor East Clippers (NY)
  3. Brooklyn Bonnies (NY)

Teams Registered

  1. Nor East Clippers (NY)

Teams Registered

  1. Cage Warriors Red (NY)
  2. Cage Warriors Blue (NY)
  3. Nor East Clippers (NY)
  4. DG Renegades (NY)
  5. Heat Baseball (NY)
  6. Brooklyn Bonnies (NY)

Teams Registered

  1. Cage Warriors Blue (NY)
  2. Cage Warriors Red (NY)
  1. Nor East Clippers (NY)
  2. Hudson Select Gold (NY)
  3. 9er Baseball (NY)
  4. Brooklyn Bonnies (NY)
  5. Dirtbags 13U Titanium (NY)

Teams Registered

Teams Registered

  1. Cage Warriors Blue (NY)
  2. Cage Warriors Red (NY)
  3. CT Capitals (CT)
  4. Team Crush 2024 (NY)
  5. 9er Baseball (NY)
  6. Brooklyn Bonnies (NY)
  7. Dirtbags (NY)
  8. NY Rebels (NY)

2021 Hotel Policy

ALL TRAVELING TEAM MANAGERS/CLUB ADMINISTRATORS MUST REVIEW OUR HOTEL POLICY & RULES BELOW. FAILURE TO KNOW OUR POLICY COULD SUBJECT YOUR TEAM TO NON-ACCEPTANCE OR REMOVAL FROM THE TOURNAMENT

To insure the quality of service provided during Firecracker Sports events, there is a Hotel Obligation Policy.

WHAT IS A “HOTEL OBLIGATION” TOURNAMENT?

Simply stated, if your team requires hotel accommodations (team traveling 75 miles or more to the event’s destination city) your team MUST stay at one of the approved participating tournament partner hotels. These participating hotels are reviewable by clicking on the “hotel” links on the tournament event page or on the main page of Firecracker Sports. Reservations can be made prior to being accepted and should be made ASAP as the hotels fill up quick.  

WHY DOES THIS TOURNAMENT HAVE A “HOTEL OBLIGATION?”

We work very hard to keep our costs down and also balance the economic impact a tournament like ours can have towards the communities and programs we serve. The approved hotels on this website assist with both concerns and the following are the benefits to our programs:

  • To make it manageable we have room nights “blocked” for our out-of-town teams from our participating tournament partner hotels.
  • Because we do not use a Third Party Housing Group and we negotiate large blocks of rooms with the hotels directly, you’ll find a wide variety of best pricing and amenities from our hotels.
  • Care in selecting location and proximity to our playing field. See our “fields/facilities” tab to find out where your team most likely will be playing so you can lock down hotels near your fields.
  • All of our tournament hotels have been approved due to their quality and desire to give our guests the best event experience.
  • Room inventory which is shared with the tournament to ensure that room demands can be met from year to year.
  • By using participating tournament partner hotels, Firecracker Sports can offer our “Act of God” Clause. This states “Should this event be cancelled for reasons beyond the Event Organizer’s control (including weather), all outstanding reservations will be released at no charge to the participants.”

WHY ARE THERE PENALTIES FOR NOT ABIDING BY OUR HOTEL “HOTEL OBLIGATION” POLICY?

In order to best serve our out-of-town teams we need this to be a win-win for our guest teams and our hotel partners…If the rules are not followed then we jeopardize our relationships with these hotels and this could potentially add more costs to the teams.

WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR NOT FOLLOWING OUR POLICY?

  • Any accepted team to the 2020 tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and does not stay in one of our approved partner hotels will not be accepted to the tournament.
  • An accepted team to the 2020 tournament(s) who requires overnight accommodations and double books their team at more than one hotel will not be accepted to the tournament or will be removed from the tournament.
  • Teams who do not stay in our partner hotels will risk forfeiting their games and not be allowed to return to the tournament next year.

WHAT IF OUR TEAM DOES NOT GET ACCEPTED AND WE HAVE A HOTEL RESERVATION?

Teams will be able to cancel their hotel reservation if they are not accepted to the tournament.

2021 Fields & Facilities

We try to give all our student athletes and their families a first class experience by securing and enabling all our teams to play on the top facilities.  We would like to see all our teams play all their pool play and playoff games on top fields, including collegiately and professional stadiums.

As you can see from the list below most of our divisions will be exclusively played at Randall’s Island and Juniper Valley Park. These younger divisions are given these unique playing opportunities at these parks which have become increasingly rare for other tournament providers. These fields and facilities are tentatively scheduled to host in 2021  please inquire about your pool play location before securing your hotels and travel plans through our in house hotel booking system.

14U Division: Pool Play Fields (Playoffs & Championship TBA)

2021 Tournament Rules

Thank you for your interest in Firecracker Sports and support for our baseball events.  We have updated several rules so there is more clarity to lineups, tie-breakers and other dynamics like home vs. away. We answer all of your biggest questions regarding rules by checking out our “Team Information” section which includes event rules such as age requirements, tie-breakers, lineups and much more like insurance, rosters and payments. Please click on the button below for more advanced details.

If you have any questions or concerns please hit the chat button at the bottom of your screen or email operations@firecrackersports.com for more details.

2021 TOURNAMENT RULES

2021 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

Coming soon!

Tiebreaker System

1. Overall Record in Tournament

2. Head to Head (Only if two teams)

3. Runs Allowed

4. Run Differential (Maximum differential of 10 runs per game, either way)

5. Runs Scored

6. Coin Flip

2021 Team Roster Information

Thank you for your interest and support of our Firecracker Sports events.  In order to provide you the best experience possible, we request the entry of your team’s roster via the link below.  The deadline for all 2021 spring tournaments is February 1st.  This will allow us to promote your top student athletes ahead of time giving an extra boast not only to the student athletes but your programs as well!

We have created a brand new and innovative website that is user-friendly for our parents, players and coaches. With this exciting new addition, we have created a one-stop shop for all your baseball needs. You can create a user account, setup your teams, register for any event, make payments plus enter your roster one time and being done for the entire calendar year! This platform also will be where you see hotels, shopping, schedules, scores, standings and playoff implications right from your mobile device. We hope you enjoy this special benefit and make your life easier.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Jersey Number
  3. Position(s)
  4. High School
  5. Graduation Year
  6. Email Address of a Parent or Player
  7. College Commitment (not required but asked)
ENTER 2021 TEAM ROSTER INFORMATION HERE

2021 Tournament Schedule

We work on releasing our schedules 2 MONTHS prior to any event we host and run throughout the calendar year. Once our event becomes full we begin to put the teams, fields and pool play together so you can plan your trip better to Queens, New York. This allows everyone to plan in advance their hotels, social events but also let the college programs you are interested in, know your playing times if they are interested in attending.

We try to maintain first class customer service from the point of registration, all the way through our final Championship game of our events, so your experience always remains first class!

2020 Scores & Standings

We have partnered with another valued member in the baseball industry, Tournament Machine to make your experience even better. Now you can see scores, schedules and standings right from your mobile device as soon as the games are concluded. No more calls, emails to find out where, when and who you are playing. Through our app and Tournament Machine, you can find the GPS location of fields, get notified of time changes, incase of inclement weather but more importantly know where your team is placed for standings after your wins or unfortunately, losses.

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our events, past and present, held in Queens, New York.

2021 RESULTS

Queens, New York Destination Information

Check out the latest visitor’s guide for our event in Queens, New York…coming soon!