The Official Rules and Regulations of
the Seventh RBI Baseball
Championship of the Universe
Players, Dates, Fees, & Prizes
This will be an 8 man, double elimination series
tournament that will occur on Saturday July 25, 2015. The entry fee will be $100.00. All entry fee money will be put towards tournament costs
or redistributed as prize money. Therefore, no profits will be made by myself or anybody else involved in organizing the
tournament. The prize money will be as follows:
A lottery will be held on Sunday July 19, 2015.
Names will be randomly drawn from a box. Each player's series start
time, session number, and opponent for the first series will be determined
by the lottery.
Coin Toss, Teams, and Series
The home and away field advantages
will be determined by a coin toss at the start of each series.
The person on the top of the bracket is the one to call the coin
toss while the supervisor tosses the coin. The person on the top
of the bracket is also the one who chooses whether he/she wants the
left seat or the right seat for
the series. If the person on top of the bracket is late, then the
person on the bottom will call the coin toss. The winner of the
coin toss will have the choice of choosing home field advantage (2nd
Player) or away field advantage (1st Player). Home field
advantage gets to choose his/her team for most of the games in the
series. See following chart.
See bracketing for details
on how many games each series in each round is.
Home Field Chooses Team First in
1st & 2nd
1st & 2nd
5th & 7th
American and National are the only two teams
which can never be picked. Once a team is picked, that team may
never be used again in that series by that player (One team will be
picked per game). Neither the person who picked that team or the
opponent can ever be that team again for that series. However, if
the series goes beyond game four, teams will have to be used twice
since there are only
eight legal teams. It will then work in this manner. If it
is your turn to choose your team first, you can not be a team that you
already were in that series. Therefore you are limited to being
one of the four teams your opponent chose in the first four
games. The same goes for the other person. Basically it can
be summed up like this: The same team can never be played twice
by one player and all teams must be used before repeating teams.
Each person will be granted one 45 second time out
Glitches are at the discretion of the supervisor.
Glitches must be played through unless ruled unplayable by the
supervisor. If ruled unplayable, the supervisor has the authority
to call the game (if after the 5th inning) as it stood when the glitch
occurred or to replay the game (if before the 6th inning).
It is recommended that you bring your own
controller for use in the tournament. Otherwise you are subject
to use whatever is given to you and we are not responsible for any
controller sticking or glitches. However if you bring your own,
it must be an original.
Penalties for various reasons will
be given for certain actions. All penalties are at the discretion
of the supervisors (who reserve the right to increase any penalty at
anytime if felt warranted). The minimum penalties are as follows:
- The penalties for being late will be as follow:
- 1-5 minutes - there will be no penalty
- 6-10 minutes
- one game forfeit
- 11-15 minutes - two game forfeit
- 16-20 minutes - three game forfeit
- 21-25 minutes - four game forfeit
- These penalties will be strictly followed since we
have a schedule to maintain.
- Any action on your part causing the Nintendo Entertainment System to reset
- Results in a forfeit of that game.
- If a timeout is called by the second player and player
one pitches a strike - Two balls must be pitched after the timeout is
called or penalty to be decided by the supervisor if the pitched strike
ends the inning or the game.
- Physical beatings will not be tolerated - Results in an ejection from the tournament.
- Distractions from the opponent will not be tolerated.
- No helping those playing the game - Results in an ejection from the tournament.
- Cheat sheets or RBI rosters may not be used while
playing the game or during a timeout. We reserve the right to confiscate
them if you are caught doing so.
A reserve list will be created when all
roster spots are filled. Reserves will be placed on
the reserve list in the order in which their entry money and signed entry
forms are received. Reserves must turn in their signed entry
form along with their entry money in order to be placed on the reserve
list. Reserves will be notified by telephone (in the order that they are on the
reserve list) if/when an opening in the roster occurs (due to a player not
being able to attend). If a reserve is not able to play in place of the
absent player, then the next player on the list will be notified and so on
until a replacement is found. Players on the reserve list who are not
notified or unable to play will have their entry money refunded to them.
The Seventh RBI Baseball
Championship of the Universe Tournament will officially be held at:
Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel is 4 miles
Sorry, but due to the limited space at this
location we cannot allow non-participants into the tournament. In
respect to the wishes of the hotel, there will be no smoking indoors or
drugs on the property.
Times (CDT), dates, locations, and rules are
subject to change without notice. Once a game begins, it cannot be stopped or
replayed (with the exception of unplayable glitches). We cannot be held responsible for any injuries or
emotional trauma due to the tournament.
Complete and return the entry form below to
Michael Beales. Include your entry fee (in the form of personal check,
money order, cashier's check, or Chase QuickPay) with the signed agreement.
Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. If your entry form and
money are mailed to the address below, the
date/time that is postmarked on the envelope will be used to determine
Registration for the 7th RBI Baseball COTUT is closed!