- Last Updated: April 18, 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.
Spring Classic CANCELED
Taking all factors into account - recent precipitation, the current weekend forecast, and team's travel arrangements as we approach the event, the tournament directors have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's UCBF Spring Classic. We hope that everyone can appreciate how difficult of a decision this was for us to make. A refund amount will be determined in the next couple of days once we've established all of the non-refundable expenses. Refunds will be issued beginning next week based on the "payable to" and address information that was provided at registration. Additionally, paid t-shirt orders will be shipped out, also based on the information provided during the ordering process. We wish all of the teams great success this season and we hope to see you at the end of June for the Summer Classic.
Spring Classic Weather Update
The tournament directors are keeping a close eye on the weather forecasts for this weekend and we will be meeting with the site hosts on Wednesday to discuss the nearly 40 fields at 10 locations that we are planning to utilize for this event. We are cognizant of the many factors that surround a tournament such as this, including the many teams that are traveling to the area and have hotel reservations. We are planning to provide another update no later than Thursday morning. In the meantime, please keep an eye on this website for any and all weather related updates. This will be the first place that any and all decisions will be posted.
UPDATED 4/4/18, 12:15pm - The following is a list of teams that have yet to submit their signed roster form - 23 total...
9U "A", 3 - API, Delmarva Aces, Hickory Hornets Black
10U "A", 1 - Mid Atlantic Red Sox
10U "B", 2 - Dig In Baseball, Joppatowne Blackhawks
11U "A", 2 - API Blue, Bowie Bulldogs
11U "B", 2 - API Red, Emmorton Eagles
12U "A", 1 - Hickory Hornets Black
12U "B", 3 - Churchville Curve (Rossilli), Dig In Baseball, Southern MD Velocity
13U "A", 2 - Baltimore Redbirds, Warriors BCCC
13U "B", 1 - Bowie Bulldogs
14U "A", 3 - Maryland Warriors Prospects 22s, Towson Tigers, Towsontowne T-Birds
14U "B", 3 - Bel Air Braves, Diamond Pros Blue, Dig In Baseball
We will update this list as rosters are received. Thanks.
Spring Classic Tournament CHANGE 11U "B"
For teams playing in 11U "B", please check the schedule for a couple of field location changes on Sat 4/7. No changes have been made to the matchups or the game times.
Spring Classic Tournament Schedule is POSTED!
The 2018 UCBF Spring Classic schedule is now posted under the "Schedules" header at the top of the page.
Please note that the posted schedules are FINAL and will only be changed due to a typographical error or some kind of field allocation issue.
See you all in a few weeks! Don't forget to get your roster submitted!!!
Spring Classic Tournament Draw & Schedules
Thanks to all of the coaches that made it out to the Spring Classic Tournament Draw on Thursday night at the Greene Turtle in Bel Air. Even with snow still on the ground, we could tell that everyone was ready to get going!
We are working on the schedules this weekend and plan to have them posted no later than Monday (3/26) morning.
Spring Classic UPDATE! - UPDATED 2/21/18
The Spring Classic is SOLD OUT!!!
Thanks to all of the teams that registered and paid! Keep an eye on the website for additional information as we get closer to the Tournament Draw, at the end of March, and the event itself!
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