All, would like to get a discussion about classifications for tourneys (A, B, C, Open) and the idea of elite / proven / trophies teams entering tourneys as an age younger when they are obviously a “better program.” I get the trophy hunting aspect and I get the idea of playing up to test your team. But what about an elite open 05 team being allowed into an already full (12 teams out of 12 available spots) tourney field for a 16u B/C? So, to be clear- now a 13 team tournament for B/C kids with an Elite A team entered and allowed in late. Thoughts welcomed. Mine are why skew a field where “our” kids want to play competitively against like skilled players. That is why we select the tourneys we do. If you think an 05 A team (and proven as such #1/#2 in state) is not superior to 04 B/C teams, would like to hear that side as well. Real world example- See USSSA Marion tourney this month.