2.01 Sites and Conditions.
The Board of Directors shall
determine the place and conditions under which the tournaments shall be
2.02 Assignment to Regional Sites. The Executive Director
shall assign each franchise members league/team to a designated National
Regional tournament site. Once the franchise has been assigned to a
designated Regional tournament site, no change may be made without the
written approval from the Executive Director. A team assigned to a National
Regional tournament by the Executive Director must contact tournament
Director two days in advance of tournament starting date with the following:
A. Team Name
B. Manager’s Name
C. Intent to participate in assigned tournament
2.03 Local Elimination Series. The officials of each
association affiliated with the NABF, shall have complete
charge prior to and during the Local Elimination Series conducted by
the association, and all arrangements for hosting any NABF
tournament under the auspices of the Federation.
2.04 Tournament Host Contract. All franchises agreeing
to host a National or Regional Tournament must formally agree through
a written contract with the NABF.
2.05 Special Tournament Rules. Special Tournament
Rules, from the point of necessity, may be set up by the Tournament
Committee subject to the approval of the Executive Director.
2.06 Association’s Transportation Responsibilities.
Associations participating in all NABF tournaments
shall provide for the transportation to their respective teams to and
from the point of housing in communities holding the tournaments.
2.07 Host City Responsibilities.
(A) Free Housing and Meals. It shall be optional
for the association hosting any NABF tournament to
provide free housing and/or meals for visiting teams.
(B) Umpires, Scorers, Fields, Baseballs, Headquarters, Trophies,
Meeting Rooms and Lodging Information. The franchise hosting
any NABF tournament will be required to provide the
location of and rates for suitable living quarters for participating
teams, a pre-tournament meeting
room, whatever trophies are required by the NABF Executive
Director, at least two (2) competent umpires per game, competent official
scorers, sufficient tournament maintained fields, sufficient new top
quality identical baseballs and headquarters for the Tournament Committee.
(Tournament Headquarters includes complete motel and food accommodations
for the Tournament Committee.) The NABF may agree,
if funds are available, to assist in tournament expenses.
2.08 Teams From Franchise Hosting Tournaments. The
franchise conducting a Regional Championship Tournament may elect to
enter two teams providing that both teams originate in the franchise
conducting the tournament and meet all eligibility requirements. One
of the two (2) teams shall be known as the Host Team. The franchise
conducting a National Tournament shall be permitted to enter a Host
Team. The franchise conducting a national tournament shall be permitted
to enter a host team from their league and elect to enter a second team
in a regional provided both teams originate from the same league. The
same stipulation shall be permitted in the event only a national tournament
is approved for any age group and the total number of teams is limited
to a maximum of 16 or more teams.
2.09 Special Event Contract Agreement. Any organization
or association agreeing to host and/or conduct any NABF
Special Event Program and/or license agreement, to do so must formally
agree through a written contract with the National Amateur Baseball
2.10 Franchise Member Responsibilities. Once a franchised
member of the NABF is assigned to a designated tournament site under
rule 2.02, it is the responsibility of the officers of the respective
organizations to assure all NABF tournament rules,
special instructions and any NABF sanctions are reviewed,
understood and complied with by the team(s) representing their organization
at NABF events. Further, it is the responsibility of
each franchise member to assure the team(s) representing their organization
in an NABF event will advance to the next level of
play if they win and qualify for the National Championship Series. Failure
of an NABF Franchised Member to comply with this rule
shall subject such franchise and/or team(s) to sanctions by the Board
of Directors. Such sanctions may include (but not limited to) suspension
of the franchise membership and/or team(s). In addition, any monetary
loss by the host tournament organization, as determined by the Board
of Directors, paid prior to future participation in any NABF
event. Prior to the tournament the team manager must complete an intent
agreement form declaring they will advance their team to the next level
of NABF tournament play, representing their NABF
franchise member organization in the National Championship Series, if
their team earns the right to advance. Failure to complete the form
will disqualify such teams from participation in the assigned NABF