• Last Updated: June 24, 2017

Welcome to the home of the

Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Tournament

2017 Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Tournaments,
in cooperation with Harford County Travel Baseball (an Emmorton Rec Council program)

Spring Classic Tournament - April 1 - 2, 2017 - SOLD OUT!
Summer Classic Tournament - June 24 - 25, 2017 - SOLD OUT!

Ready for some more baseball? Time to start planning your 2017 Season with the Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Spring and Summer Classic Tournaments!


SUMMER CLASSIC ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
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 - SOLD OUT
SUMMER CLASSIC: 8U-15U - SOLD OUT


Age prior to 5/1/17 detemines age group

SITE LOCATIONS: TBD - Harford County (venues / directions will be posted under 'Site Directions' tab)

ENTRANCE FEE: $495 for 8U-10U teams, $595 for 11U-15U 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-15U 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, 2017 (Spring Classic)
June 1, 2017 (Summer Classic)


Registration can be completed on-line using the links at the top right of this page.


15U Sunday Brackets

June 24, 2017 – 10:30 PM

The Sunday brackets for 15U are now posted under the schedule tab.

14U Sunday Brackets

June 24, 2017 – 10:15 PM

The Sunday brackets for 14U are now posted under the schedule tab.

13U Sunday Brackets

June 24, 2017 – 10:05 PM

The Sunday brackets for 13U are now posted under the schedule tab.

11U Sunday Brackets

June 24, 2017 – 09:45 PM

The Sunday brackets for 11U are now posted under the schedule tab.

10U Sunday Brackets

June 24, 2017 – 09:30 PM

The Sunday brackets for 10U are now posted under the schedule tab.

8U Sunday Bracket

June 24, 2017 – 09:10 PM

The Sunday bracket for 8U is now posted under the schedule tab.

9U Sunday Brackets

June 24, 2017 – 07:25 PM

The Sunday brackets for 9U are now posted under the schedule tab.

12U Sunday Brackets

June 24, 2017 – 07:10 PM

The Sunday brackets for 12U are now posted under the schedule tab.

WEATHER UPDATE - GAME LOCATION CHANGE 15U!

June 24, 2017 – 09:15 AM

The 12pm game scheduled for JRC5 has been moved to 6pm at PMES2.  The change has been posted to the schedule tab.

WEATHER UPDATE - DELAY AT JRC and PMES

June 24, 2017 – 09:10 AM

All games scheduled for the non 90-foot diamonds at JRC (JRC1, JRC2, JRC3, JRC4, and JRC6) have been delayed by 90 mins.  Games at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm have been pushed to 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm, respectively.  Adjusted start times have been posted to the schedule tab.

All games scheduled for PMES2 today have been delayed by 90 mins.  Games at 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm have been pushed to 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm, respectively.  Adjusted start times have been posted to the schedule tab.

WEATHER UPDATE - DELAY AT PMP

June 24, 2017 – 09:00 AM

All games scheduled for PMP today have been delayed by 90 mins.  Games at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm have been pushed to 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm, respectively.  Adjusted start times have been posted to the schedule tab.

WEATHER UPDATE - DELAY AT HES

June 24, 2017 – 08:00 AM

All games scheduled for HES today have been delayed by 90 mins.  Games at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm have been pushed to 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, and 6pm, respectively.  Adjusted start times have been posted to the schedule tab.

Field Change - CRC

June 23, 2017 – 08:00 PM

All games scheduled on CRC1 have been moved to CRC4 and all games on CRC5 have been moved to CRC8.

WEATHER UPDATE & SCHEDULE CHANGE - Friday Morning

June 23, 2017 – 10:00 AM

Given the current rain hitting the area and the forecasted rain for early Saturday morning, the tournament director has decided to delay all games on Saturday, starting play at 12:00pm.

With that, game times will be shifted as follows:

- 9:00am games will now start at 12:00pm
- 11:15am games will now start at 1:30pm
- 1:30pm games will now start at 3:00pm
- 3:45pm games will now start at 4:30pm


Games originally scheduled for a 6:00pm start are still on as scheduled.

IMPORTANT NOTE - With the change in timing, all games will have a 75 minute time limit, with no new inning started after that point.

The website will be updated momentarily to reflect these time adjustment.  Thank you for your understand given the weather that is approaching the area.  Please be sure to check the website often for more possible weather related delays.

Time Shift - 8U at JRC6 on Sat 6/24/17

June 22, 2017 – 04:15 PM

The afternoon games for 8U at JRC6 on Sat 6/24/17, originally scheduled for 1:30pm and 3:45pm, have been shifted slightly to 2:00pm and 4:15pm.

Field Change - EHS

June 22, 2017 – 09:00 AM

All games scheduled on Sat 6/24 at EHS3 have been moved to EHS5.

SCHEDULE CHANGES 12U and 14U!

June 21, 2017 – 11:15 PM

Due to teams unexpectedly dropping out of the 12U and 14U divisions, the schedules for these divisions have been slightly adjusted.  If you are playing in either of these divisions, please be sure to check your schedule to see if you have been affected.

For 12U, the elimination round format has been changed such that the top six (6) teams will participate in the "championship" bracket with the bottom six (6) teams participating in a "consolation bracket" on Sunday.

We apologize for any inconvenience that these necessary changes may have caused.

Summer Classic Saturday Game Schedules are Posted!

June 11, 2017 – 11:00 AM

The Saturday game schedule for this year's Summer Classic is posted under the 'Schedule / Results' tab.  The elimination play and consolation game schedules for Sunday will be posted over the next day or so. 

For 8U, all teams will participate in a single 8-team elimination bracket on Sunday.  For 12U, the top 8 teams will participate in a "championship" bracket with the remaining teams participating in a "consolation bracket" on Sunday.  For all other divisions, the top 8 teams will participate in a "championship" bracket with the next 8 teams participating in a "consolation bracket", with teams seeded lower than 16 playing a single game on Sunday - NOTE: for divisions with an odd number of teams, some bottom seeded teams could play a second game - please check the schedules closely once they are posted.

At this point, only typographical errors will be corrected. No adjustments will be made to matchups, times, locations, etc. from this point forward unless they are deemed necessary to the success of the event in the eyes of the tournament directors.

Site layout maps can be found under the 'Site Layouts' tab on the left side of the page, while field addresses can be found under the 'Site Directions' tab.

Summer Classic Registration is CLOSED!

May 22, 2017 – 07:00 PM

Registration for the UCBF Summer Classic is now CLOSED!  Registered teams that have yet to pay will the have the ability to pay and gain acceptance as long as the division finishes with an even number of teams. 

Another Spring Classic in the books!

April 3, 2017 – 01:00 PM

Well, it wasn't the easiest tournament to get through and, unfortunately, some divisions had to be canceled, but it was nice to get some early spring baseball in this past weekend.  The tournament committee would like to thank all of the teams that participated this weekend and to congratulate all of the Champions and Finalists on some solid baseball!

Additionally, the tournament committee would also like to thank all of our site hosts for going above and beyond the norm to get fields playable for Saturday afternoon.  To show what they were dealing with, please check out these images that were taken late on Friday afternoon...



We hope to see everyone for the Summer Classic.  Good luck in your season!

Sunday Update

April 1, 2017 – 08:35 PM

All scores from today's action have been entered into the website and can be found under the Results tab.  Additionally, all of the brackets have been updated with the results and can be found under the Brackets tab.

Good luck to everyone on Sunday and be sure to study up on your tiebreakers :)

WEATHER UPDATE - 14U "B" ONLY

April 1, 2017 – 11:45 AM

It has come to our attention that one (1) of the fields slated for use in the 14U "B" division has now been deemed unplayable this weekend.  With that, Group B from the 14U "B" division has been canceled, but teams in Groups A and C will still play as scheduled.  The tournament directors have reached out via phone and e-mail to the affected teams in Group B. 

For the remaining 14U "B" teams, those teams in Groups A and C, please be sure to review the updated bracket and schedule under the tabs on the left hand side of the page to see the necessary changes to the Sunday schedule.

WEATHER UPDATE - SATURDAY MORNING

April 1, 2017 – 10:30 AM

With nearly two (2) inches of rain falling yesterday and into last night all across Harford County, unfortunately, we have fields that are not playable this weekend.  With that, the following divisions have, sadly, been canceled for the weekend...

11U "B1"
13U "A"
13U "B1"
13U "B2"

In addition to these division cancelations, schedule changes have also been made to the following divisions...

12U "B"
14U "A"
14U "B"

If you are playing in 12U "B", 14U "A", or 14U "B", please be sure to check these schedules closely for field and / or time changes that were necessary to still be able to run these divisions.  Revised brackets and schedules can be found under the appropriate tabs on the left side of the page.

For teams in which their division was unfortunately canceled, you will receive a FULL refund or you can transfer the funds to our Summer Classic tournament in June.  We will be contacting you next week to provide your options moving forward.

Good luck to all of the teams playing today and thank you to all for you understanding in these trying weather conditions!

WEATHER UPDATE - FRIDAY AFTERNOON

March 31, 2017 – 02:45 PM

As we continue to keep a close eye on the weather, the weather forecasts, and the current field conditions, we have decided at this time to move from "Plan B" to "Plan C".  

With that, the Brackets and Schedules / Results tabs have been updated with the "Plan C" schedules.  Under this plan, on Saturday, each team is scheduled to play one (1) game with a 1 hour 45 minute no new inning time limit.  Your game will either be at 3pm or 5pm.  For Sunday, the schedule is as originally posted with each team playing one (1) game in the morning.  Seeding will then be based on the two (2) played games with semifinals and finals in the afternoon.

Saturday morning, we will once again re-evaluate things and will make a determination by 10am as to whether play on Saturday will occur or not.  If play cannot occur on Saturday, we will look to move to "Plan D" - a one-day tournament format, as described below.

Please check back to the website often for updates as we will post any weather related changes here.

WEATHER UPDATE - FRIDAY MORNING

March 31, 2017 – 08:30 AM

The tournament directors are keeping a close eye on the weather, the weather forecasts, and the current field conditions. 

By 10am Saturday morning, we will post whether or not we will play games on Saturday.  Currently, the "Plan B" schedules are posted, which are based on a noon start time with all teams playing two (2) reduced time games.  If it is determined that a noon start for games is not possible, we will switch to "Plan C", which will be a 3pm start time with every team getting a single game in on Sat afternoon.  With both plans "B" and "C", the Sunday schedule will stay as originally (and currently) posted.

If it is determined that play is not possible on Saturday due to the field conditions, "Plan D" is to condense the tournament into a one-day event with games starting at 8am on Sunday.  With this format, each team would get two (2) seeding games before semifinals and finals on Sunday afternoon.

Please check back to the website often for updates as we will post any weather related changes here. 
Please trust us in knowing that we are doing everything we can to make this event happen!

WEATHER UPDATE - THURSDAY MORNING

March 30, 2017 – 08:30 AM

Per our e-mail communication from last night to all of the coaches, all Saturday 4/1 games are being delayed and condensed given the forecasted rain throughout the day on Friday in Harford County.

The originally scheduled game times of 9:00am, 11:15am, 1:30pm, and 3:45pm are being delayed to 12:00pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, and 5:15pm, respectively.

Additionally, all Saturday 4/1 games will now have a 90 minute time limit, with no new inning started after this point.

Thanks to everyone for their flexibility as we hope to be able to still get the event in.  The 2017 Spring Classic Tournament Brackets and 2017 Spring Classic Schedules / Results tabs have been updated with these changes.

Please check the website frequently over the next couple of days for additional changes.

Schedule UPDATE - 9U B Division ONLY

March 29, 2017 – 10:15 AM

A slight time change has been made to one (1) game in the 9U B division on Sunday 4/2 due to an umpire schedule oversight.  If you are playing in the 9U B division, please check the updated schedule to see if your game has been affected.  Thanks.

SCHEDULES ARE POSTED!

March 18, 2017 – 12:30 PM

Tournament brackets for the 2017 UCBF Spring Classic have been posted under the 'Tournament Brackets' tab on the left hand side of the page.  Game schedules will be loaded onto the site shortly.

If you believe you see an error on a bracket, please let us know. Only typographical errors will be corrected. No adjustments will be made to matchups, times, locations, etc. from this point forward unless they are deemed necessary to the success of the event in the eyes of the tournament directors.

Site layout maps can be found under the 'Site Layouts' tab on the left side of the page.

Tournament Draw / Schedules

March 17, 2017 – 07:30 AM

Thanks to all of the coaches that were able to join us at the LIVE Tournament Draw last night at The Greene Turtle in Bel Air!  It was a great time and good to see everyone again.

As mentioned last night, schedules will be posted by Sunday night, Mar 19th.

Division Limits / Expansion - UPDATED Mar 7, 2017 - 7:00 AM

January 22, 2017 – 02:00 PM

The UCBF Spring Classic is now SOLD OUT! 

Tournament schedules will be posted shortly after the LIVE Tournament Draw on Thursday, March 16th at the Greene Turtle in Bel Air, MD!

Tournament T-Shirt Ordering Open!

January 23, 2017 – 03:00 PM

In 2017, the official UCBF tournament t-shirt will be red in color and will be made of a moisture wicking fabric!  The UCBF logo can be found on the left chest, with the tournament logo found on the back - artwork for the t-shirt can be found on the order form!  Team orders can be placed thru the "Online Registration / T-Shirt Pre-Orders" tab on the left side of the page or via the direct order form link that can be found in the upper right hand corner of the front page.

The t-shirt will be the same for both the Spring Classic and Summer Classic, with pre-orders for the Spring Classic closing on March 1st!  Get your order in soon!  Only one (1) order per team PLEASE!!!

Division Limits

January 14, 2017 – 12:30 PM

With registrations and payments rolling in daily, all of our divisions are filling up quickly.  As a notice, divisions approaching 12 or 16 accepted teams will be evaluated for possible closure or expansion only in "groups" of 2 or 4 more accepted teams.  Please be sure to get registered and paid as soon as possible to ensure your spot!