Minnetonka Baseball Association is a program of service to the youth of our community. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.

 

 7th ANNUAL MINNETONKA "BIGSY" INVITATIONAL 

June 3 - 5, 2022


10A (8 Teams) Full   11A (8 Teams) Full   12A Full (8 Teams)  14/15A Full (8 Teams)

(3 GAME GUARANTEE - POOL to BRACKET PLAY FORMAT)

MBT and GSTC QUALIFIER FOR ALL LEVELS

 (10A, 11A, 12A, 14/15A)

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR TEAM ON THE MBT WEBSITE, YOUR REGISTRATION FORM WILL NOTIFY THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF YOUR INTENT TO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT.  CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO THE MBT WEBSITE.

 

 

David Bigham (Bigsy)

A beloved member of the Minnetonka baseball community who gave countless hours volunteering his time working with the youth.  His dedication to the community and ever present fun loving personality will be forever missed!

Bigsy was a fixture in local sports and community organizations.  Having grown up a multi-sport athlete, Bigham spend eight years in professional baseball with the Minnesota Twins and several other organizations.  After retiring from professional baseball, Bigham devoted many hours to the community, coaching baseball and hockey teams and volunteering in local sports organizations.

The "Bigsy Invitational" was created in 2015 to honor his countless hours given to the youth in our community.

 

Tournament Information:

 

ALL GAMES PLAYED ON GRASS INFIELDS WITH PERMANENT PITCHING MOUNDS

 

MINNETONKA TOURNAMENTS FOLLOW THE MBT QUALIFIER RULES

 WITH THE EXCEPTIONS POSTED BELOW

CLICK LINK FOR MBT STATE QUALIFIER RULES

 

ALL GAMES, INCLUDING BRACKET GAMES, WILL BE SUBJECT TO TIME LIMITATIONS

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND THIRD PLACE GAMES

ALL BRACKET GAMES WILL BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE PLAY IF STOPPING GAME WOULD RESULT IN A TIE

FOR ANY 6-TEAM POOL/BRACKET ONLY FORMATS PITCH COUNTS ON FRIDAY WILL COUNT TOWARD SATURDAY PITCH COUNT LIMITS TO ENSURE NO TEAMS ARE AT AN ADVANTAGE DUE TO A FIRST ROUND GAME PLAYED ON FRIDAY VERSUS SATURDAY.

 

PITCH LIMITS

10A - 75 Max per day (115 Max Tournament) 

11A - 85 Max per day (125 Max Tournament )

12A - 85 Max per day (125 Max Tournament )

14/15A - 95 Max per day (135 Max Tournament )

 

 

 

Tournament Entry Fee: $400

NO GATE Fee

 

Checks should be mailed to:

*(Please include team name and division when mailing check)

 

Minnetonka Baseball Association

Attn: Bigsy Invitational

PO Box 351

Excelsior, MN 55331

 

Refund Policy

Through February 1, 2022 - full refund, After February 1,2022 refund only if replacement team is found.

Weather Policy

Teams having played 2 games - no refund, Teams having played 1 game 50% refund. Rained out tournament full refund. 

*Any refund issued will incur a $25 processing fee.

Check in Process:

Head Coaches will be sent a link to enter their rosters online.  This completed roster will be used for validation at the Team Check-in Friday 6/3/22. 

Rosters may not be updated once the tournament has started.

(Coaches should keep their concussion & abuse awareness certificates with the player’s birth certificates). Coaches who do not complete the training courses or do not have a copy of the certificates will be ineligible to coach. Only four coaches allowed on the field/dugout. 

AN ONLINE ROSTER WILL BE COMPLETED AND USED ALONG WITH

A VALID PROOF OF AGE FOR EACH PLAYER MUST BE VERIFIED

AT THE TOURNAMENT DESK PRIOR TO YOUR TEAM'S FIRST GAME. 

THE TOURNAMENT DESK WILL BE LOCATED AT BENNETT FAMILY PARK PAVILLION, FREEMAN PARK AND MANITOU.

 

PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY TO ALLOW TIME TO CHECK IN PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST GAME.  YOUR SITE CHECK-IN WILL BE THE PARK LOCATION OF YOUR FIRST GAME ON FRIDAY. 

 

Bigsy Game Fields:

For map of MBA Fields and address, click the field below:

Bennett #1   Bennett #2     Bennett #4     Bennett #5

Freeman #1    Freeman #2      Freeman #3 

Manitou Field

 

 

                                         

Contact: Brian Schimke - Tournament Director

 

Email: minnetonkabaseball@gmail.com

Cell Phone: 612-804-9041