THE 2020 GRAND SLAM WORLD SERIES OF BASEBALL

SESSION I (June 14-21, 2020)

Panama City Beach Sports Complex, Chip Seal Parkway, PCB, Florida


With a number of teams dropping out due to COVID-19 concerns, our numbers have fallen from where they were back in March.  We were well on our way to having the biggest number of teams EVER attend our Grand Slam World Series events.  With that said, we are 100% COMMITTED to giving you the best World Series experience we possibly can regardless of the number of teams we have attend!  Just yesterday (May 19), we launched the most aggressive digital ad campaign we ever have in hopes of gaining more teams.  We hope more teams jump in prior to the entry deadline date of Friday, June 5, 2020.  Below you will find somewhat of a checklist of things to do in order to be prepared for this years event.  Please read through ALL of these!  We look forward to welcoming all of you to the World's Most Beautiful Beaches and The 2020 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball Session I!


** IF we stay at the number of teams we have as of today (Wednesday, May 20, 2020), we will most likely go with the following:  9U & 10U age divisions combined; 11U, 12U, 13U & 14U all open divisions.  We will need 1-2 more 8U CP teams to enter in order for this age division to make.  We will keep you updated as we get closer to the event.


AS OF TODAY, WORLD SERIES SESSION I WILL BE PLAYED EXCLUSIVELY AT THE NEW PCB SPORTS COMPLEX!  Frank Brown Park could still be used if we add a substantial amount of teams to the event between now and the event start.

1.  IF you have not already paid your entry and/or gate fees, you will need to do this ASAP!  We have the website set up where you can pay BOTH of these fees from your team clubhouse.  The entry fee is $750 and the team gate fee is $650.  The team gate fee gets EVERYONE from your team into the park as we will not be selling admission at the gate.  Please don't call or text asking if we have you paid as we will not take any team out without checking with you first.

2.  Your Roster freezes on Friday, June 12, 2020.  NO TEAM CAN PARTICIPATE in the World Series without an online roster.  Please get this taken care of ASAP!

3.  IF you have not already secured lodging for the event, I suggest you do so ASAP!  Click on this link to see who our 2020 Lodging partners are https://www.grandslamtournaments.com/baseball/Hotels/Details/12/panama-city-beach-lodging-partners

4.  NO team will be able to take the field without a fully completed Economic Impact Report.  You will need to print this form, fill it out completely and email it to us prior to arrival to grandslamtournaments@gmail.com  This form is now available https://www.grandslamtournaments.com/baseball/Events/Details/1020/the-2020-grand-slam-world-series-of-baseball-session-i

5.  Schedules for the event will be posted on the website no later than 9:00 PM (CT) on Monday, June 8, 2020.  Note that with no pre-game home plate meetings, we will be determining home teams in pool play prior to the start of the event.  This will be denoted on the schedules.  In bracket play, the home team is always the highest seeded team OR the last undefeated team in the winners bracket.  All teams will play a pool play DH on either Monday, June 15 or Tuesday, June 16.  The day you don't play is your designated day off.  Double elimination bracket play starts on Wednesday, June 17.  No team is eliminated prior to Thursday, June 18.  Championships are on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 is the designated rain date.

6.  Unfortunately there will be no opening ceremonies parades this year at Pier Park.  There is no way to practice social distancing with this many people at one place at the same time.

7.  We are still going to have Pin Trading!  We are currently working on the logistics on how to make this happen.  Once we come up with a concrete plan we will post it here on the website.

8.  Skills competitions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, June 14 & 15 at a TBA field at the PCB Sports Complex.  You will sign up for the skills competitions at the coaches meetings.

9.  YES, we will have coaches meetings at Rockit Lanes, Richard Jackson Boulevard, PC Beach, Florida.  Please, a max of 2-coaches and/or team mom at this meeting so that we can adhere to social distancing guidelines.  This will take place at 10:00 AM (CT) on Sunday, June 14th.  EVERY TEAM must have a representative in attendance.  IF by chance you have not turned in necessary forms, you can do so at this time.  You will also pick up any pre orders for WS merchandise at this time.

10. The Pre-Order form for Official World Series Merchandise will be under the documents tab on the website no later than Wednesday, May 27.  We encourage you to share this information with your parents as this year we will have a very limited amount of tournament T-shirts on site at the park.  Deadline for turning in pre-order forms for merchandise is Friday, June 5, 2020.

11. Please familiarize yourself with both the Grand Slam Rules and the PCB Sports Complex Rules.  The Grand Slam rules are here https://www.grandslamtournaments.com/baseball/2019-2020-grand-slam-rules and the PCB Sports Complex Rules are here https://www.grandslamtournaments.com/baseball/Events/Details/1020/the-2020-grand-slam-world-series-of-baseball-session-i

12. World Series I will be an open event this year due to the limited number of teams participating.  Even though this will be the case, we will still recognize and honor the top-3 teams in both the Rookie/American and National/Elite classes after bracket play.  

13. All weather updates and schedule updates will be posted on the website.

14. NO campers or overnight parking is allowed at either complex.

15. NO pets unless service animals allowed into the park.

16. NO motorized, electric or gas powered vehicles of any type allowed inside the park.

17. Grand Slam will provide two new Mizuno NFHS baseballs per game.


The Following are the COVID-19 guidelines that Grand Slam will have in place for World Series Session I:

* Note that Grand Slam will NOT compromise the integrity of the game.  We will play real baseball!

A)  No pre-game home plate meeting.  All Umpires will undergo a temp check every day prior to taking the field for a game.

B)  During Phase I in Florida, the Home plate umpire will be positioned near pitchers mound.  In Phase II, the home plate umpire will return to normal positioning behind the catcher.  The State of Florida is currently in Phase I, however, it is entirely possible that we could be in Phase II by the start of this event.

C)  During Phase I in Florida, NO spectators be will allowed in bleachers.  No spectators will be allowed in the area from the first base dugout to the 3rd base dugout directly behind home plate.  This area will be for extended dugout personnel only.

D)  Spectators are encouraged to bring your own chairs.  Each team is also free to bring in a team cooler.  Pop up tents are also allowed.

E)  No post game hand shakes or post game team meetings on the field after a game.

F)  No pre determined dugout rules.  We will leave this up to each team to determine how best to handle this as it pertains to them and what they feel is safe. In other words, we will Not dictate how many players or coaches are in dugout and how the players & coaches should be spaced.  We will let teams police themselves as they feel is best.

G)  Hand sanitizer will be available in dugouts.

H)  All scoreboards, dugouts and restrooms will be sanitized on a regular basis.

I)  During Phase I in Florida, only groups of 10 will be allowed and social distancing will be practiced.  In Phase II, groups of 50 will be allowed.

J)  NO team will be allowed to leave their dugout without first having all trash and debris removed.

K)  NO sunflower seeds, peanuts of any kind or any other kind of shelled snack in which spitting of the shell or discarding of the shell is involved.

L)  If a coach wants to protest an umpires call and/or rule, he or she must ask for time and motion umpire to dugout.  Umpire and coach will maintain 6-foot difference to adhere to social distancing.

** Grand Slam reserves the right to add and/or change any of these outlines prior to the start of the event depending on what phase of reopening the State of Florida is in at the time of the event.


GRAND SLAM WORLD SERIES OF BASEBALL SKILLS COMPETITIONS


**SKILLS COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD FROM 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM ON TBA fields at the PCB Sports Complex on Monday & Tuesday, June 15 & 16, 2020 for age divisions 8U through 14U.  There will be THREE Competitions, ONE TEAM competition and TWO INDIVIDUAL competitions.   We will award champions in each age division.  Coaches must sign their players up ahead of time at the coaches meetings on Sunday in order to participate.   

** Dates and Times are subject to change based on weather and other factors.


THE TEAM COMPETITION will be the AROUND THE HORN competition (9-players)  

    Each team will have 9 position players.

    Each outfielder will have a base placed in a standard outfield spot which they will have to touch before they can throw.

    Each infielder will have to touch the base before they can throw.

    A wrong throw must be thrown back to that player and player must re throw to correct spot

    A 5 second penalty will be given for each missed base

    How the competition works

    Pitcher throws to catcher

    Catcher to second (shortstop covers)

    Shortstop to first

    First to third

    Third to second (second baseman covers)

    Second to right field

    Right field to center field

    Center field to left field

    Left field to home


Time will start when the catcher has the ball and steps on the plate. Time will end when catcher has the ball and steps on the plate.


Make sure you have players backing up each throw, your other players my retrieve a missed ball and give it back to the player that has to throw it. The player backing it up may not throw the ball to the next base only the player that is playing that base. The player backing up the play must be one of your nine player's being used in the competition.


THE INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS will be the HOME RUN DERBY & GOLDEN ARM competitions!  Max of 4-players per team can participate in the individual competitions.


HOME RUN DERBY:  Must provide your own COACH pitcher and shaggers.  Each player gets 6-pitches or 3-swings, whichever comes first.  If a tie occurs, tie breaker is 5-pitches or 3-swings, whichever comes first.   200-foot fence.  Players in 12-U and up will have their balls over the fence measured to determine winners.  


GOLDEN ARM:  Player will stand 150-feet from home plate in CF and have 3-throws to try and hit a target at Home Plate.  Most targets hit wins.  Balls      can hit target on the fly or only bounce ONE time to be counted as a hit target.  In case of a tie, we will go to sudden death, one try for each player tied    until we have a winner.  Some age divisions may be moved closer to target. 

Team Division W-L-T
1 DSB Dirt Demons
Middle Valley, TN
8U-E 9-13-0
2 Showstoppers
Smiths Station, AL
7U-A 0-0-0
3 Available
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
Team Division W-L-T
1 5 Star National Buhler
Tifton, GA
9U-A 0-0-0
2 Beehive 8u Youngguns
Auburn, AL
9U-R 0-0-0
3 Birmingham Giants 9u
Bessemer, AL
9U-A 9-3-0
4 HardknoX Blue Jays
McDonough, GA
9U-R 0-0-0
5 Juggernauts
Birmingham, AL
9U-R 0-0-0
6 Mizuno Golden Spikes 9U - Coghlan
Meridian, MS
9U-A 14-7-0
7 Renegades Baseball
Buhl, AL
9U-R 7-5-0
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Division W-L-T
1 Dragons Baseball
Cincinnati, OH
10U-A 0-0-0
2 Nola Royals
Mandeville, LA
10U-A 0-0-0
3 Tennessee Renegades
Murfreesboro, TN
10U-A 0-0-0
4 Available
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Division W-L-T
1 COLT .45
WOO0DSTOCK, GA
11U-A 0-0-0
2 Home Plate Archibald 11u
Peachtree City, GA
11U-N 0-0-0
3 North Ga Raiders Black
Danielsville, GA
11U-A 2-4-0
4 SBA
Dallas, GA
11U-A 0-0-0
5 Available
6 Available
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Division W-L-T
1 5 Star National Gowdy 12U
Tifton, GA
12U-A 0-0-0
2 Bay County Cubs 12U
Panama City, FL
12U-A 0-0-0
3 Blues 12 Prestige
Cottontown, TN
12U-A 0-0-0
4 Bucs
Hoover, AL
12U-R 0-0-0
5 DC Baseball
CARTERSVILLE, GA
12U-A 0-0-0
6 FCA Blueclaws Jones
Jacksonville, FL
12U-A 0-0-0
7 Force Baseball
Birmingham, AL
12U-R 0-0-0
8 Fort Payne Crusaders
Fort Payne, AL
12U-A 0-0-0
9 Mountain View 12u MS Bears
Buford, GA
12U-A 0-7-1
10 North Ga Raiders
danielsville, GA
12U-A 0-0-0
11 Sabotage Baseball
Hoover, AL
12U-A 0-0-0
12 Sand Gnats
Athens, GA
12U-A 1-2-0
13 SBA
Dallas, GA
12U-A 0-0-0
14 Team Alabama
Rainbow City, AL
12U-N 0-0-0
15 Texas Republic Baseball-Derner
Little Elm, TX
12U-N 0-0-0
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
21 Available
22 Available
23 Available
24 Available
25 Available
Team Division W-L-T
1 5 Star National Haynes 13U
Tifton, GA
13U-N 0-0-0
2 Bay County Bandits
Panama City Beach, FL
13U-E 0-0-0
3 G1 Crusade Baseball
Clarksville, TN
13U-A 0-0-0
4 Gainesville Gladiators
Oakwood, GA
13U-A 5-4-0
5 Home Plate West 13u
Peachtree City, GA
13U-E 0-0-0
6 Hoover Baseball Club Astros
Hoover, AL
13U-A 6-2-0
7 Kennesaw Express
Kennesaw, GA
13U-A 2-3-0
8 MC Red Sox
morgan city, LA
13U-R 0-0-0
9 North Gwinnett 13U Grey
Suwanee, GA
13U-A 2-4-0
10 SBA (Slammers Baseball Academy)
Dallas, GA
13U-A 0-0-0
11 SBA- Bulls
Birmingham, AL
13U-A 5-5-0
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
Team Division W-L-T
1 HR IMPACT
Sant Rosa Beach, FL
14U-OPEN 0-0-0
2 Kentucky Prospects-Luna
Mayfield, KY
14U-OPEN 0-0-0
3 Mountain View Black
Dacula, GA
14U-OPEN 2-11-0
4 Mountain View Gold
Lawrenceville, GA
14U-OPEN 2-4-0
5 SHOWSTOPPERS BASEBALL
smiths station, AL
14U-OPEN 3-0-0
6 TR Baseball of Prattville
Prattville, AL
14U-OPEN 0-0-0
7 Available
8 Available
9 Available
10 Available
11 Available
12 Available
13 Available
14 Available
15 Available
16 Available
17 Available
18 Available
19 Available
20 Available
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2020 World Series Economic Impact Form 307.29 KB 5/11/2020 Download
PCB Sports Complex Guidelines 70.82 KB 5/18/2020 Download
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