• Fruitville Park (map)
  • 5151 Richardson Road
  • Sarasota, FL, 34232
  • United States

Congrats to “The Tripods” on their first ChampionCHIP in Sarasota, defeating “Flat Power” on Saturday, July 27th at Fruitville Park. Veteran teammate Eric Hull took the mound for The Tripods. Everyone who witnessed his performance was slightly nauseous, thanks to watching his knuckleball dance for a 4 inning ChampionCHIP games. Hull also hit the walk off to give his team the 1-0 win. There were six teams in all and the others were; It Don’t Matter, Quad Squad, Deep Dingers and Ballers Blend. Thank you to all for coming out. Our next tournament in Sarasota is on Saturday, August 24th.

A few highlights from the ChampionCHIP game between Flat Power and Tripods from our tournament in Sarasota, FL on Saturday, July 27th.

ChampionCHIP - Tripods - Sarasota, FL 7/27/19

ChampionCHIP - Tripods - Sarasota, FL 7/27/19


FAQ

What are the rules?

Basically, we are playing miniature Baseball. Only 4 players on defense, pitch speed is limited, and fielders can throw grounders to the pitcher for the force play at 1B. We run bases and play pegs. See our video rulebook below:

What should we bring?

The only think you NEED to bring is a team of 4 - 5 ballplayers. We provide all bats, balls and equipment. It is good idea for teams/players bring their own chairs, cooler and a tent. You are welcome to bring your own bat if you want, but it must be an official Wiffle bat (skinny yellow), and there can be no modifications to the bat other than grip tape. Molded cleats are ok, but no metal. Most people wear gym shoes.

What do the winners get?

There is not a cash prize, but the winners do get some cool stuff. We have hats, shirts and other small handouts. Winning a ChampionCHIP also qualifies a team for the year ending FLORIDA W I D E tournament. However, the best prize of all is winning..

Do we need to wear uniforms?

No, but they sure do look good. Players can dress as casually or as done up as they please.

How long does a tournament last?

Tournaments last just 2 - 3 hours. Depending of weather and, whether hitters are swinging or taking :)

How early can we arrive?

One hour prior to the start time for BP/check-in. If you want some swings, get there a little early.

How old do you have to be to play?

These are adult events. However, with parental consent ages 15 and up can play.

For any further questions about a tournament/event please contact:

nate@backyardrule.com


For additional info about registering a team or to inquire about scheduling your own event, contact nate@backyardrule.com