7th ANNUAL MINNETONKA "BIGSY" INVITATIONAL
June 3 - 5, 2022
10A (8 Teams) Open 11A (8 Teams) Open 12A Open (8 Teams) 14/15A Open (8 Teams)
(3 GAME GUARANTEE - POOL to BRACKET PLAY FORMAT)
Application submitted again this year for MBT and GSTC State Qualifier (Approval Pending)
(10A, 11A, 12A, 14/15A)
(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.
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.
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.
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
Through March 1, 2022 - full refund, After March 1,2022 refund only if replacement team is found.
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:
A COMPLETED ROSTER FORM MUST BE TURNED IN & 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.
PLEASE NOTE SOME AGE LEVELS WILL BE USING ALTERNATE SITES - PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY TO ALLOW TIME TO CHECK IN PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST GAME.
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
Contact: Brian Schimke - Tournament Director
Cell Phone: 612-804-9041