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July 20 - 23, 2017

Thank you and welcome to our 9th Annual Friendship Tournament !!  Many returning teams along with some new teams.  There are a lot of good teams in each division. We are expecting some great softball action all weekend long!

Please pass along information to parents and coaches..... We tried to meet everyone's requests and did the best we could to honor. Please do not ask for any changes, as the schedule is complete. Do the best you can and Good Luck to All!

The schedule for the RIASA Friendship Tournament is completed:.

The Smithfield Girls Softball League has secured a relationship with the Smithfield Uno Pizzeria & Grill.  They will provide a 15% discount for both your team and families coming to support the Friendship Tournament.  You can view the menu at Unos.com.   Uno Pizzeria & Grill can make accommodations for your team by offering dine in or delivery.  Call ahead seating is recommended.  If you have any further questions you can contact a manager at the Smithfield Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 401.233.4570.

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Our field crew will be working hard to make sure each game is prepared and ready to go on time. Some things are out of our control, so bear with us if a setback occurs.

Whipple Parking... see image below. It will be tight. I have attached approved parking areas from the Smithfield police dept. Please advise parents as they will be ticketed for illegal parking. Green marks are okay to park and red is NOT!

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Concession Stand

Whipple complex only...They will have a full menu all day and night including our Colossal  STORM BURGER! See concession stand for details....

HS, McCabe, Gallagher and Mt Pleasant fields do not have a concession stand. Lots of choices  only a few minutes away.

Full indoor bathrooms at the Whipple complex and Mt. Pleasant.

HS, McCabe and Gallagher fields have porta-pottys

Friendship T-shirt pick up

Whipple field concession stand. Send a parent or assistant coach. Please make checks out to: Smithfield Girls Softball (SGSL)

Tournament Rules

We are using invitational rules listed on the RIASA page:  http://www.rijoasa.org/LMContent.aspx?SportKey=0&PageKey=836

NO SLASHING!  Batter will be called out...( showing bunt drawing the fielders in and pulling back and swinging). Safety of the girls is number one.


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 and questions or concerns directly to me and I will direct it accordingly. DO NOT call me to complain about a call or the strike zone. All of you should be experienced enough that this will get you NOWHERE! Let the girls play the game...

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

Mt Pleasant Fields

434 Mt. Pleasant Ave.

Providence, RI 02908

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. Please be considerate and do not hog the space, share with all teams. Thank you in advance.

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. I need a copy of your roster and Insurance. 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.....

Out of State teams need to have the following in their possession:

1) ASA Roster/waiver form

2) Certificate of Insurance

3) Player's proof of age

Save time and email your insurance and your signed roster to me. If not ,you must leave me a copy of your insurance and roster SIGNED AND COMPLETED by your states commissioner at check in at the Whipple field complex. No exceptions... All RI teams have been approved by our commissioner. Out of state teams MUST provide information. Thank you for your cooperation...

Scores - Winning teams

Must text  Mario Vendittelli  ( there score directly after you shake hands as to update the site accordingly. Text  scores to 401-749-1601 . Please include age division, teams and score. I will update seeding asap on Saturday night so you can let parents know.( REMEMBER.....TEXT THE INFO RIGHT AFTER THE GAME SO WE CAN UPDATE THE SITE)

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  401-413-7648 ( really good reason)

Firecracker Tournament director

Mario Vendittelli  401-749-1601 (  text scores)

Assistant Tournament Director


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