- Last Updated: April 8, 2014
- Two hundred fifty-six (256) teams are currently registered for the 2014 UCBF Spring Classic!
- Two hundred thirty-eight (238) teams are currently ACCEPTED for the 2014 UCBF Spring Classic!
- One hundred sixty-seven (167) teams are currently registered for the 2014 UCBF Summer Classic!
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Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Tournament
WEATHER UPDATE - 3/28/14, 9:30am - TOURNAMENT CANCELED (Update 3:30pm)
As hard as it is for us to make this decision, after having thousands of volunteer hours invested into this tournament, we feel that the best decision at this time is to cancel the tournament for this weekend. Every weather outlet we have reviewed shows rain Friday through Sunday morning with up to 2 inches of rain expected. Our fields are not able to hold that kind of moisture with the weather we have already received over the last few weeks.
As far as refunds go, we can do one of two things as stated in our policies. We can issue you a refund of 75% of your registration fee, to cover our fixed expenses, or we can roll your entire tournament fee into our Summer Classic tournament if you register or are registered for that tournament. To roll the entire amount over, please make sure to register on the website.
We plan on working on all of the refund and t-shirt shipments this Saturday. In order to do that, we need the following information sent in. We ask that all teams, even those that e-mailed me last night, to please e-mail again with the below info. We have set up a separate e-mail address. Please e-mail the info to:
Please send us an e-mail with the following info:
1) Age Group, Team Name, Head Coach Name
2) Tell us if you want a refund or if we should apply the entire amount to our Summer Classic. If you want us to apply it to the Summer Classic, you must register on the website if you have not already.
3) If a refund is requested, we need to know who the check gets made to and a name and address we should send it to.
4) If you pre-ordered t-shirts, we will cover the shipping costs to send them to you if we have received your payment. Please provide us a name and address where we should ship your t-shirts.
5) If you are a Harford County Travel Baseball team, or would simply like to pick up your shirts this weekend, you can stop by Hickory Park (see Venues) between 2pm and 4pm on Sat 3/29.
Folks, we am truly sorry that we have had to cancel, but Mother Nature just will not cooperate and although the local programs will lose revenue, we ultimately feel the risk of injury and unsafe playing fields is not worth the gamble of trying to pull it off.
We hope to see you in the Summer!
Joe McIlhenney, Tournament Director
Keith Sellers, Assistant Tournament Director
Spring Classic Tournament - March 29 - 30, 2014
Summer Classic Tournament - June 28 - 29, 2014
Ready for some more baseball? Time to start planning your 2014 Season with the Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Spring and Summer Classic Tournaments!
ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR BOTH TOURNAMENTS!
Register on-line to reserve your spot. Acceptance will be based on order of payment receipt and availability within your division.
WHO:SPRING CLASSIC: 8U-14U with "A" and "B" Divisions
SUMMER CLASSIC: 8U-15U (including 10U 46/65 w/ leads and steals)
Age prior to 5/1/14 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 - Team and individual trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams along with MVP awards. NOTE: 8U is Kid Pitch.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2014 (Spring Classic)
June 1, 2014 (Summer Classic)
Registration can be completed on-line using the link at the top right of this page.
Summer Classic Transfers
March 29, 2014 – 11:00 AM
Well, the weather has turned out as forecasts had predicted, as the better part of the county is currently experiencing an annoying rain. Looking forward to the Summer Classic, we appreciate the teams that have already informed us of how to handle their Spring Classic registration. For those teams that have not yet responded to email@example.com (see above), please do so as soon as you can so that we can make the transistion on the website.
For those teams wishing to roll their payment to the Summer Classic, please do not forget to register for the Summer Classic if you are not already. We will begin transferring the registrations over, over the next few days, so please do not panic if you do not yet see your team as "ACCEPTED".
March 26, 2014 – 11:15 AM
The tournament directors are keeping a close eye on the weather forecasts and the current field conditions. At this time, we are not planning to make any cancellation decisions until Thursday evening, at the earliest. 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, including possible schedule / format changes in order to get everyone as much baseball as possible!
March 11, 2014 – 01:25 PM
All schedules are now posted under the "Schedules / Results" tab on the left side of the page.
For those that were not in attendance at the LIVE Tournament Draw, please remember that there is no "talent" difference between the "B1" and "B2" divisions. These "splits" were done randomly at the Draw.
In respect to the schedules themselves, no adjustments will be made other than typographical (uploading) errors that are brought to our attention. That being said, be sure to check the website periodically, including the day before the tournament begins, for any possible changes.
On-Line Tournament T-Shirt Ordering Closed!
March 2, 2014
On-line "pre-ordering" of UCBF Tournament t-shirts is now closed. If you would like to order t-shirts at this time, please contact Joe McIlhenney directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have placed a t-shirt order, please remember to get your payment in ASAP so that your t-shirts will be ready for you at your site once the tournament begins!
Tournament T-Shirt Ordering Open!
February 4, 2014
The UCBF Tournament has designed a NEW logo for its NEW shirt! In 2014, the official UCBF tournament t-shirt will be silver in color and will be made of a moisture wicking fabric, instead of cotton! The HCTB logo will still be on the left chest, but the back will contain the newly designed logo. Team orders can be placed thru the "Online Registration" tab on the left side of the page or thru the direct link that can be found in the upper right hand corner of the front page.
"LIVE" Spring Tournament Draw
January 6, 2014
This year's Spring Classic "LIVE" draw will be held on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at Half Pints Sports Pub & Grill located at 1204 Agora Drive in Bel Air, MD (click the logo to be redirected to the Half Pints website in order to get more information about the location). More information about the "start" of the draw will be provided shortly via evite from the tournament director. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be supplied by UCBF (but feel free to take advantage of the other beverages!!!).
This event is always a HUGE success so be on the look out for the evite as March approaches. Also, check back often to this location for more details!!!
Hotel Information - NEW!
January 6, 2014
The UCBF is excited to be partnering with PYB Sports for your hotel needs! Please see the "Hotel Info" tab on the left side of the page for more information!
NOTE: IMPORTANT! Please be aware that there are two (2) other sporting events taking place in the same geographic region on the Spring Classic tournament weekend. If you are in need of housing for the tournament, we recommend that you contact PYB ASAP in order to get rooms in their reserved blocks. Calling the hotels directly will not get you access to these room blocks! You need to use PYB in order to access the reserved locations!!!
Division Limits Posted!
December 30, 2013
With 2013 quickly coming to a close, we have posted division limits for each division based on the current registrations and payments received to date - that's two hundred eleven (211) teams registered and one hundred twenty-two (122) teams ACCEPTED!!!
Please check your individual division to see the current team limit. If you are not ACCEPTED, be sure to get your payment in soon to secure your spot!!!
Have a Happy and Safe New Year! Be on the lookout for more information about the UCBF Tournaments soon! Check back often!
Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Tournament