- Last Updated: May 23, 2018
Welcome to the home of the
Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Tournament
in cooperation with Harford County Travel Baseball (an Emmorton Rec Council program)
Spring Classic Tournament - April 7 - 8, 2018
Summer Classic Tournament - June 30 - July 1, 2018
SPRING CLASSIC ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Register on-line to reserve your spot. IMPORTANT: Acceptance will be based on order of payment receipt and availability within your division.
WHO: SPRING CLASSIC: 8U-14U
SUMMER CLASSIC: 8U-15U/16U
Age prior to 5/1/18 detemines age group
SITE LOCATIONS: TBD - Harford County (venues / directions will be posted under 'Site Directions' tab)
ENTRANCE FEES: Spring Classic - $495 for 8U-10U teams, $595 for 11U-14U teams
Summer Classic - $525 for 8U-10U teams, $625 for 11U-15/16U teams
***3 GAME GUARANTEE, INCLUDES GAME BALLS AND UMPIRE FEES FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT - 1 UMPIRE for 8U-10U games and 2 UMPIRES for 11U-15/16U games and ALL championship games***
FORMAT: Determined based on number of registered teams
Spring Classic will be comprised of "A" and "B' divisions - Team and individual trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams along with MVP awards.
Summer Classic will be single age group divisions with two (2) seeding games on Saturday followed by Championship and Consolation Bracket play on Sunday - Team and individual trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams along with MVP awards in each bracket.
NOTE: 8U is Kid Pitch.
REGISTRATION DEADLINES: March 1, 2018 (Spring Classic)
June 1, 2018 (Summer Classic)
Registration can be completed on-line using the links at the top right of this page.
Below are the team limits per age group. Remember that you only have a secured spot if your team shows “accepted” which means we have received payment. Teams are accepted in the order in which we receive payments.
8U: Will close at 8 accepted teams
9U: Will close at 8 accepted teams
10U: Sold Out!
11U: Will close at 12 accepted teams
12U: Will close at 10 accepted teams
13U: Will close at 12 accepted teams
14U: Will close at 16 accepted teams
15/16U: Will close at 12 accepted teams
Dan Leon, Tournament Director
At this point, I'm sure most of you are aware of the new USA Baseball bat standards that will go into effect as of January 1, 2018. The new guidelines impact the 13U and under age groups - 14U and up will continue with the same BBCOR standard.
The purpose of the new guidelines is to standardize the performance of all bats in the younger age groups, much like the BBCOR standards that were instilled a few years ago in the older age groups.
Although I do believe that the changes will eventually become permanent across all leagues and tournaments, the UCBF will NOT be adopting the change for 2018. Please review the tournament rules, once we post them; however, there are no major changes for our 2018 tournaments. In respect to the bat issue, we will be allowing both BPF 1.15 as well as USA Baseball stamped bats.
UCBF Tournament Director