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2023 War at Williamsburg

Thursday, July 6th – Sunday, July 9th, 2023 | Williamsburg, Virginia

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2023 Tournament Information

 

Age groups: 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U; 17U/18U (5 Divisions)

Pool play: Thursday, July 6th through Saturday, July 8th, 2023

Playoffs & Championships: Sunday, July 9th, 2023

  • Please Note: - Teams will be accepted on a "First Paid-First Accepted" basis and entries will be limited only to the first 40+ paid registrations.
  • Registration Fee: $1,299.00.
  • 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.
  • 4 Game Guarantee: Pool play format will be used with all teams entered (*weather permitting*).
  • Baseballs and lineup cards 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 high school and collegiate fields with the playoffs and championship games at college facilities. We use the top fields in the Williamsburg, Virginia area such as Memorial Stadium; James County Complex and more.
  • Current and past college and professional coaches are employed to evaluate the teams at the prime recruiting age groups during our events.
  • NO GATE FEES EVER!
  • Above and Beyond our Competition...We provide on-field reporting, pre and post game interviews with players and coaches, 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!

Event/Weather Updates

 

We understand weather and mother nature can impact your event experience unfortunately. We strive to provide communication before you leave your home or hotel, when possible.

There are many factors that go into running events including the weather, leasing fields from private schools, town officials that get these fields ready along other "outside factors" that can determine delays, shortening of games or unfortunately cancelations as well. Please click on this link or the yellow button on our schedule page "Event/Weather Updates" for updates daily when weather can be an impact to your event.

Event/Weather Updates

 

2023 Pro & College Coaches Expected or Attending

 

Please check out our website regularly as we approach the our summer events for confirmed attendance of coaches, schools and scouts. Our rotator above will show you the quality of programs who attended this event previously and have expressed their interest in attending again each year.

Colleges/Organizations who are interested or committed to attend in 2023!

  1. Allegheny College
  2. Bridgewater College
  3. Cabrini University
  4. Cecil College
  5. Christopher Newport University
  6. College of Williams & Mary
  7. Delaware State University
  8. Eastern University
  9. Felician College
  10. Frostburg State University
  11. Gettysburg University
  12. Houston Astros - MLB organization
  13. Johnson & Wales University
  14. Lancaster Bible College
  15. Mansfield University
  16. Mary Baldwin University
  17. McDaniel College
  18. Millersville University
  19. NY Mets - MLB Organization
  20. Old Dominion University
  21. Pittsburgh Pirates - MLB organization
  22. Rockland Community College
  23. Salve Regina University
  24. Shenandoah University
  25. Stevenson University
  26. Stockton University
  27. University of Sciences
  28. Thomas Nelson Community College
  29. Virginia Wesleyan University
  30. Westminster College
  31. West Virginia Wesleyan University
  32. Wheeling University
  33. York College of Pennsylvania

2023 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

BOOK HOTELS NOW!

 

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 a 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 a 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.

Busch Gardens and Water Country

 

Whether you're looking for thrills or fun rides for the kids, you'll find an attraction at Busch Gardens that's just right! Some of the country's fastest, tallest, and wildest rides are at this theme park! There are a wide range of amazing water attractions at this theme park to enjoy while competing in the War at Williamsburg this summer!

We are offering exclusive discount tickets through our website for all tournament participants, families, coaches and friends to enjoy.

Link coming in the spring!!!

 

2023 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 in Williamsburg, Virginia areas. We would like to see all our teams play all their pool play and playoff games on top fields, including collegiately.

As you can see from the list below most of our divisions are exclusively played on pro stadiums or collegiate fields including playoffs and Championships for our 13U, 14U and 15U Divisions. These younger divisions are given these unique playing opportunities which has become increasingly rare for other tournament providers. These fields and facilities are tentatively scheduled to host each year but until schedules are finalized please inquire about your location before securing your hotels and travel plans.

17U/18U Division: Pool Play Fields (Championship Game is War Memorial Stadium)

  1. College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
  2. Christopher Newport University (Newport News, VA)
  3. Peninsula Catholic HS; Newport News, VA
  4. Old Dominion University; Newport News, VA
  5. Hampton High School; Hampton, VA

2023 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.

 OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

2023 Team Roster Forms

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 summer tournaments is April 1st. This will allow us to promote your student athletes to the attending college coaches ahead of time along with promote the players who have committed to play in college, 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 showcase 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.

ENTER TEAM ROSTER INFORMATION HERE

2023 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 Williamsburg, Viriginia.  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 will release schedules directly to the coaches when they have submitted all paperwork and payments, as early as February 1st. Public release for this event in 2023 will be June 2nd, listed right here. 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!

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our current event held for the War at Williamsburg

2023 SCHEDULES

 

2022 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

 

13U Division

  • We will have a championship on Sunday, July 10th at War Memorial Stadium.
  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 2 teams will advance according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • The championship game will take place at War Memorial Stadium at 9am.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

14U/15U Division

  • We will have a championship on Sunday, July 10th at War Memorial Stadium.
  • 3 pool winners will advance along with 1 Wild Card according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • Semifinals will begin at 10am and 1215PM at Walsingham Academy.
  • The championship game will take place at War Memorial Stadium at 345PM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

16U Division

  • We will have a championship on Sunday, July 10th at War Memorial Stadium.
  • All teams will be seeded after pool play is completed. The top 2 teams will advance according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • The championship game will take place at War Memorial Stadium at 11:15am.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

17U/18U Division

  • We will have a championship on Sunday, July 10th at War Memorial Stadium.
  • The 2 pool winners will advance according to the tie-breaker system, listed below.
  • The championship game will take place at War Memorial Stadium at 130PM.
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of each championship game.

TIE-BREAKER SYSTEM (for advancing from pool play to playoffs):

  1. Overall Record (if all teams have played the same amount of games within that pool. If event is impacted by weather, we will use winning percentage instead of overall record)
  2. Head to Head (if all teams have played each other)
  3. Runs allowed
  4. Run Differential
  5. Runs scored
  6. Coin flip

5. Runs Scored

6. Coin Flip

War at Williamsburg Scores & Standings

 

We have stepped up your tournament experience by launching a mobile friendly scores, standings and brackets application 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, 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 wins or unfortunately, losses.

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our events, past and present, held in Williamsburg, Virginia.

2022 SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Williamsburg, Virginia Destination Information

 

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