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   32nd ANNUAL

2017 SMITHFIELD FIRECRACKER TOURNAMENT

June 29th - July 2nd  2017

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Thank you and welcome to our 32nd Annual Firecracker Tournament !! We’ll see many returning teams along with some new faces; teams know where the action is.  Lots of good teams, we’re expecting some great softball...Please pass along information to parents and coaches.

 

Uno's coupons attached.... click image below:

 

Whipple Parking...  It will be tight. Lighting is being installed and materials are fenced off around the complex. please be careful. View image below and be advised that the Police will ticket vehicles parked illegally. Green marks are okay to park and red is NOT! Click image below:

Dunk Tank... We will have one there on Saturday and Sunday

Start thinking about who is going in. the kids love it.......

Concession Stand....

Whipple complex only...They will have a full menu all day and night including our famous sausage & pepper sandwich and our colossal STORM BURGER! See concession stand for details.... HS, McCabe and Gallagher fields do not have a concession stand. Lots of choices 2 minutes away. (IE Uno's coupons available at Concessions stand)

Full indoor bathrooms at the whipple complex.

HS, McCabe and Gallagher fields have porta-pottys

Firecracker T-shirt pick up

Whipple field concession stand. Please make checks out to: Smithfield Girls Softball

Tournament rules

We are using invitational rules listed on the RIASA home page  http://www.rijoasa.org

you may use straight ASA rules if you choose but you must continue that way the entire game. No changes midway.... NO SLASHING!  The batter will be called out... (showing bunt drawing the fielders in and pulling back and swinging. Safety of the girls is number one.

Umpires...

There will be 2 umpires for every game. (unless something drastic happens to one of them and the game will continue with one umpire until a second can be provided)

There will be a UIC at the whipple complex. Please direct any questions or concerns directly to our Tourney Director and he will direct it accordingly. Please do not call our Tourney Director to complain about a call with which you don’t agree or the strike zone. Let the girls play the game...

Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks – Saturday, July 2nd

Saturday, July 2nd at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Bryant University - Bulldog Stadium 1150 Douglas Pike
Bryant University and the Town of Smithfield invite Smithfield residents for a performance by the U.S. Navy Band and fireworks.

The campus opens to the public at 6 pm
The U.S. Navy Band will perform at 8 pm
Fireworks begin at 9 pm
You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Please do not bring personal fireworks, pets, or alcoholic beverages to this event.

Field Directions

Whipple Field Complex, Smithfield RI

Whipple Rd and Fenwood Ave, Smithfield RI 02917

From South: follow Rt. 295 to exit 7A, merge onto PUTNAM PIKE/US-44. Turn left at the first traffic light (ESMOND St). Follow to stop sign, turn left onto RI-104/WATERMAN Ave. Take an immediate right onto WHITMAN St and follow to the stop sign. Take a left onto LINCOLN St, then an immediate right onto FENWOOD Ave. Follow to the stop sign, go straight then take an immediate left into the park. Whipple field 2 is to the right nearest the concession stand. Whipple 3 is to the left. Whipple 4 is at the end of the parking lot.

From North: follow Rt. 295 to exit 8A (DOUGLAS AVE/RT-7). Merge onto DOUGLAS AVE and follow to the traffic light at WHIPPLE Rd. Take a right onto WHIPPLE Rd and follow to the stop sign at the bottom of the hill. Take a right then an immediate left into the park

Smithfield High School (Behind school)

90 Pleasant View Ave
Smithfield, RI 02917

Gallagher Middle school (located behind school

10 Indian Run Trail
Smithfield, RI 02917

Anna M. McCabe Elementary School (Located street side to the right of school) 

100 Pleasant View Ave
Smithfield, RI 02917

All school fields are about 1 minute from each other and 10-minute ride from the Whipple complex. All fields will be groomed be our field crew before each game. Please be considerate of them and there is NO WARMUPS IN THE INFIELD!

There is plenty of space to warmup at school fields. Whipple complex warm up area is as follows.... Field 5 (Baseball field) will be used for warmups. Also area near cages behind fences can be used as well. be considerate of other teams. Use nets for hitting to protect players......2 Batting cages are located at the Whipple complex for teams. be considerate and do not “hog” the space. Our Tourney Director and BoD will be monitoring all areas during event. 15-minute max in the cages if there are teams waiting.

Check in..... Located in front of the whipple field concession stand. All teams must check in before your first game or you will forfeit the tourney. Please email me info to save time for your team. No Exceptions! If it’s not complete, I cannot let your team in and you will forfeit your games and that's not fair to your girls or the teams you will be playing. So I stress you to get this done before hand....

Winning teams

Text Mike Oliveira their score directly after you shake hands as to update the site accordingly. text scores to 401-413-7648. please include age division, teams and score. We will update seeding on Saturday night immediately following the last game.

All games including bracket play are a coin flip!

Dugouts are first come, first serve

The most important thing.... have FUN! It’s all about the girls.

Thank you and see you on the fields,

Mike Oliveira

Firecracker Tournament director

401-413-7648

 

 
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