ASA Tournament 18th Annual GAPSS 2020 - Now Accepting Registrations

Discussion in '2020 - 2021 Girl Softball Tournaments' started by, Sep 6, 2019.

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    GAPSS 2020 is now accepting team registrations to be considered for the 18th annual tournament held on July 3-5, 2020 in Powell/Lewis Center Ohio. Go to to apply.

    At the 2020 tournament 14u, 16u and 18u will be a 5 game guarantee* (4 pool games and single elimination tournament), 1 hour 20 minute time limits for all pool and bracket games. 10u and 12u will be a 4 game guarantee* (2 pool games and double-elimination tournament).

    10u / 12u - $495
    14u / 16u / 18u - $695

    Registration will close on December 13, 2019
    Participating teams will be notified by January 13, 2020
    Full refunds will be provided to non-participating teams by no later than January 31, 2020

    For questions contact Mike Wilson at OR 614.582.6453
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    Unfortunately, GAPSS 2020 is being canceled due to COVID-19 related concerns.

    While GAPSS is an independently run tournament, it exists solely for the fundraising benefit of the 4 Olentangy School District high school softball programs. As such, the tournament is fully reliant on access to school facilities, support from the school district personnel, and access to community volunteers. While there are a wide variety of opinions as to risks and concerns COVID-19 poses by holding the tournament, ultimately the full support of everyone involved is required for it to be a success - which unfortunately we did not fully have.
  4. HITTER23

    HITTER23 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Unfortunately if some events doesnt occur this year, this will be the undoing , there are a ton of moving parts required to all work together to make these events happen. Any break in the chain and it goes under. Youre tournament is a mainstay, see you next year....
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  5. SonicMojo

    SonicMojo Active Member

    Did the schools not allow access to fields? So many school administrators don't fully understand what they are able to do due to the unfortunate misinformation put out loudly by OHSAA on 4/30, which they walked back quietly on 5/8 and 5/15. Just curious is this is more fallout from that OHSAA grievous error.
  6. Stedman00

    Stedman00 Active Member

    Sonic - because I was curious, I double checked and re-read the email that I have received from my local school district (lakota - Div 1 school near Cincy). email dated 6 Apr, and I quote "school facilities : During this Virtual learning time, ALL school facilities are closed to athletes, school employees and the public..." There was also a separate section that referenced "No-Contact Period" which states" The current OHSAA issued 'No-contact period' will continue as long as we are doing virtual learning. To better explain what this means 1) no in-person contact between coach and athlete 2) no in-person contact between teammates. 3) no captain led workouts or training 4) coaches can communicate electronically with players.

    pretty explicit instructions. maybe wrong from school AD, maybe wrong from OHSAA., etc. regardless very large school district basically closed all their facilities until yesterday.
    Last edited: May 27, 2020

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