This event Sold Out in year one! Why? Because this is the first and only tournament to feature a callout bracket! On Saturday, play for the right to choose your opponent for Sunday bracket! This open tournament in beautiful Brazos Valley was a hit with teams last year, and promises to be even better year two! Register quick, it will sell out again!
Schedules will be posted on Tuesday, May 14th by 9pm CST
Event Format: 3-game minimum. All teams will advance to a single-elimination playoff bracket. Top seeds get to select their opponent for the first round of bracket play. *Format subject to change based off team numbers, facilities, and weather conditions.
1st Place: Team Plaque, Individual Awards, Team Bracket, Sparkling Grape Juice to spray like a "champaign celebration"
2nd Place: Team Plaque, Individual Awards.
Equipment Required: Two new and one used baseball per game; get your baseballs back after the game. Please make sure your online digital roster is COMPLETE before the event. (Each team must carry packet of birth certificates throughout tournament).
Game Times Available: Tuesday, May 14th, by 9 pm CST
Schedule Requests: All schedule requests must be made via email to email@example.com no later than Sunday, May 5th. Any schedule request will interfear with providing as many unique matchups as possible!
*Each team must have a fully executed digital roster signed by a parent. There will be no exceptions! (Each team must carry packet of birth certificates throughout tournament.)
Thursday, May 2nd: Deadline for payment of entry fee.
Tuesday, May 14th: Game times posted on this website by 9 p.m. CT.
Saturday, May 18th: Play Ball! (8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
Saturday, May 18th: Bracket selections take place after the last pool play game has completed in the age division. Coaches will gather at D-Bat Aggieland
Sunday, May 19th: Play Ball! (8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
What if my team doesn't show up to the meeting?
If your team isn't there - you will forfeit your right to choose. There needs to be a team representative there.
What’s the format?
The format consists of 2 pool play games into a single elimination bracket. Depending on division size, there may be more than one bracket per age group/division. Teams will play 2 pool play games on Saturday followed by a single elimination bracket on Sunday
How does it work?
What makes the Challenge Format different is that the top seeds get to pick who they play against in their first round of bracket games. Any undefeated team from pool play becomes a “protected seed” and cannot be picked to play against. Everybody else, regardless of seeding, is fair game to be picked. For an example, if there are 8 teams in a division and 3 teams are undefeated after pool play – the 1 seed can pick between the other 4 teams to play their first round matchup against. The one seed does not have to pick to play the 8 seed, they can play anybody they feel they match up the best against. After the one seed has picked their matchup, then the next best seed gets to pick, then the next, and so on until every team has a matchup.
What happens if the 1 seed gets a bye?
In the case of a bye game in bracket – the team receiving the bye picks the two teams who play against each other in the game leading up to the bye, also known as the "pigtail game"
What seeds are guaranteed to pick a team?
Only teams undefeated in pool play are considered "PROTECTED SEEDS" meaning if you go 2-0 on Saturday, you cannot get picked by somebody else. On the flip side, if you are the #2 seed but your record is 1-1, the #1 seed has the ability to Call Out your team.
What’s the advantage to picking your opponent?
There may be history between two teams, unfinished business, or just a familiarity that you want to see. It’s possible a team pitched their best in pool play and doesn’t have a lot of arms left, so you want to play against them instead of the team that saved their ace for Sunday. This helps ensure that teams give it their all on pool play to achieve a better position. There’s real incentive to compete on Saturday. One of the biggest points of feedback from coaches is that we need to find a way to make pool play matter more! This format does that.
What happens if there are multiple brackets in my divisions?
In the case that a division is large enough to have multiple brackets – let’s say a division has 24 teams and we do two brackets of 12 teams each. The top 12 seeds will be in one bracket, and the next 12 in another. The highest seed in that bracket can only select from teams who seeded into that bracket (seeds 1-12). Seed 13 will have the same opportunity to choose their opponent. Each separate bracket is it’s own Challenge System.
How long do I have to pick my matchup after the last game?
Triple Crown is working on a special bracket event and location for 2024 where the whole team can be involved
Will the brackets still be posted on Saturday?
Playoff brackets will be posted on Saturday evening in a timely manner after the selections have taken place.
Texas Independence Ballpark (construction permitting)
2200 Bomber Dr
Edible Park at Travis Field
2200 Bomber Dr
1600 Rock Prairie Rd
College Station, Texas
Wayne Smith Athletic Complex
107 Holleman Dr
College Station, Texas
A 20% non-refundable administration fee will be charged on all registrations.
There are no refunds or transfers if brackets have been posted, your age division is sold out or if a team cancels 10 or fewer days prior to the start of the event.
Otherwise, if a team cancels 11 days or more prior to the event start date, they may transfer the registration to another Triple Crown Baseball headquartered event for full value or receive a refund via check minus the 20% administration fee.
If an age division does not make you will be entitled to a full refund.
Act of God Refund Policy
If an event is lost due to weather or any Act of God (i.e. COVID-19), the entry fee will be refunded via check minus the 20% administration fee.
If one game is played you will receive 50% of entry fee. If two or more games are played there is no refund.