Oct 19-20, 2019
FASA National Qualifier
Nov 2-3, 2019
NOV 23-24, 2019
FEB 7-9, 2020
Mar 28-29, 2020
May 23-24, 2020
July 10-12, 2020
January 20, 2020
Feb 17, 2020
All participants MUST register online. You may send your payment
(payable and mailed to NWO LADY IRISH, 7210 Cloister Road, Toledo, OH 43617)
using the form below.
Download your Tournament Registration Payment form here.
Rule 6A, Section 1C: Both feet must be on the ground within the 24-inch length of the pitcher’s plate. The shoulders shall be in line with first and third bases. The pitcher shall take a position with their pivot foot in contact with the pitcher’s plate and their non-pivot foot in contact with or behind the pitcher’s plate.
Comment: Allows female pitchers to start with one or two feet on the pitcher’s plate. This aligns the male and female pitching rule as it relates to foot placement.
Rule 6A, Section 1E: The pitcher shall bring their hands together for not less than one second and not more than 10 seconds before releasing the ball. A backward step may be taken
before, simultaneous with or after the hands are brought together. The pivot foot must remain in contact with the pitcher’s plate at all times prior to the forward step.
Comment: Allows female pitchers to take a backward step from the pitcher’s plate, before, during or after the hands are brought together. This aligns the male and female pitching rule as it relates to stepping back from the pitcher’s plate.
The dome is leased by tournaments at an hourly rate. The rate is set by the dome ownership. The tournaments then set their pricing based on the hourly rates set by the dome.
The dome ownership has determined a "prime" and a "nonprime" hourly rate. Tournaments that operate during nonprime hours can operate at a reduced rate. For example, a tournament that operates on a Friday before 5:00PM will have hourly rental rates lower, nearly 1/2 price, of those operating on a Saturday. The same hourly rate is set for nonprime days, like holidays. So hosting a tournament on a holiday or on a week day prior to 5:00PM can lower their entry fees.
The dome ownership has determined their nonprime rates based on historical usage and historical usage requests. Their experience is that holidays and all week days prior to 5:00PM are difficult to fill. So they reduced their rate to entice participation during those nonprime hours.
The dome has determined that their primary season is from November the 1st through March 31st. Although they do business throughout the year, the primary usage occurs during this time frame. The Lady Irish have secured 3 weekends during the dome's season for indoor tournaments. The dome is reluctant to release any other weekends, especially after January 1st, due the the high demand of soccer and other indoor sports.
The Lady Irish secured our dates due to the expected participation of softball during the prime indoor season. We are working closely with the dome to provide more opportunities during some nonprime hours and holidays, at a reduced entry fee.
Beat the cold and enjoy one of our indoor tournament opportunities.