WWBA Tournament

2014 17U Perfect Game World Series

Jul 19, 2014 - Jul 23, 2014

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  • 37 of the 42 first and supplemental first-round picks of the 2015 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event.
  • 64 of the 75 players selected on the first day (top two rounds) of the 2015 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event, including No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson.
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This is the 3rd annual 17u Perfect Game World Series, which will take place on the MLB Spring Training fields of the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians. This event is a strict-invite only. Past champions include South Florida Elite Squad (2012) and Evoshield Canes (2013).



BAT TYPE:Wood bat. Composite bats are allowed as long as there is no non-wood material included.
ENTRY FEE:$1500/team
AGE LIMIT:2015 Graduate or Born on/after May 1, 1996
COOLERS:Coolers/drinks will be allowed.
GAMES:7 guaranteed, weather permitting. 

GATE PRICES:
All Tournament Pass (entry to all games during week) - $35/person
Daily Pass (entry to all games during specific day) - $10/person
Children 14 and younger are free.
Official Tournament Program - $5

·2014 17U Perfect Game World Series Tournament Format

- 20 total teams
- 4 pools of 5 teams
- Each team will have a double header Saturday and Sunday
- Top 2 teams from each pool will advance to a double elimination tournament
- Teams will be seeded 1-8 with pool winners being seeded 1-4 and 2nd place teams 5-8
- No teams from the same pool will be matched up in round one of the playoffs
- Playoffs will have both an American and National bracket with 4 teams in each
- Home team will be determined by higher seed in first and second round
- Rest of the tournament will be determined by better record or coin flip if tied
- Winner of American and National bracket will play in Championship
- Teams not advancing to double elimination tournament will be scheduled consolation games on Monday and Tuesday
- Teams in consolation bracket will have a single game on Monday and double header Tuesday
- Please continue to check the website for all updates

Games: 7 games guaranteed, weather permitting.

Age Eligibility: 2015 Graduate or younger or born on or after May 01, 1996

Bat Type: Wood Bat Only Bat Restrictions

Hotels: All teams are required to book housing through following link Host Hotels

Coolers: Allowed

Entry Fee: 1500 USD

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AT ANYTIME AFTER PAYMENT. PERFECT GAME WILL HOLD A CREDIT TO A FUTURE EVENT IF NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS GIVEN AT LEAST 3 WEEKS PRIOR

Gate Prices:

  • Tournament Pass: 35.00 USD (Per Person) - Entry to all games for this tournament
  • Daily Pass: 10.00 USD (Per Person) - Entry to all games for a specific day
  • Tournament Program: 5.00 USD

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Event History Since 2012

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
Fastball 96 mph Grant Holmes SC 2013 Dodgers 1 Florida
Fastball 96 mph Ashe Russell IN 2014 Royals 1 Texas A&M
  

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