Softball Carnival, Hawaii, 19th to 27th Ocotber
Your Invitation to be
Part of a Great Celebration of Softball in
Hawaii - Paradise Revisted
Due to the ongoing
reconstruction of Christchurch City, New Zealand
following the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, the
3rd World Vintage Softball Carnival will be held
in Oahu, Hawaii between the 19th and 27th of
October next year.
With the strong backing of the Hawaii Amateur
Softball Association and their President, Don
Meinel, the Carnival will be open to softballers
over the age of 35.
Vintage Softball is inclusive not exclusive and
is open to teams of all ages (over 35), agility,
ability and experience. Not 35-take a look at
the end of the letter.
All that is needed is a love of the game, an
enthusiasm for friendly competition against
teams from other parts of the world, an
enjoyment of travel to one of the great
destinations and an ability to enjoy fun and
friendship off the diamond.
The Carnival will feature Fast Pitch Sections
for Mens and Womens teams and a Slow Pitch
Section for Mens, Womens and Co-ed teams.
All Games will be played at either Central Oahu
Regional Park Softball Complex where 10 diamonds
will be made available to the Carnival and at
Koko Head District Softball Park. Teams are
guaranteed to play on excellent softball
diamonds supported by excellent facilities.
There will be the opportunity for some teams to
play games under flood lights.
All games will be 90 minutes in duration and
played under ASA rules. The rules and spirit of
Vintage Softball, Fast Pitch and Slow-Pitch
offers the opportunity to share the competitive
fun of the game on the diamonds and the social
fun in Waikiki with teams from all parts of the
Teams will play a minimum of 8 games including 2
grading games and a finals game. Teams will be
graded into age groups and ability as follows:
||(Mens teams and
Womens teams and Co-ed teams)
The Carnival program involves
not only the 8 games but also 2 functions and a
Big Day Out Vintage Softball excursion. The
program is planned to allow all who participate
the opportunity to enjoy their Softball on
excellent diamonds and amid great facilities, to
experience the ambience of Hawaii and to mix
freely with softballers from various parts of
the world-a chance to experience international
softball and to enjoy Hawaii.
Venues: Central Oahu Regional Park Softball
Complex (10 diamonds including 2 with
floodlights) and Koko Head District Park (5
diamonds) situated on the picturesque eastern
end of Oahu.
The Carnival Program
is as follows:
October: Teams arrive in Honolulu
Airport and transferred to accommodation. Late
afternoon, all Team Managers will meet at a
venue to be advised. Early evening, teams will
be transferred by coach to the Carnival Opening
Function at the extraordinary Sea Life for a 3
hour party where teams will enjoy finger food,
drinks, some light entertainment and a
traditional Hawaiian welcome.
Sunday, 20th October: Teams
will transfer to Central Oahu Regional Softball
Complex or Koko Head District Softball Complex
for the 1st day of games, leaving your hotel at
approximately 8.30am . All teams will play 2
games in their selected grades and age groups
and these games will be used to check gradings
and ensure teams are evenly matched. Full
facilities will be available at the complex with
food and refreshments available all day.
Monday, 21st October: Today is a day of
rest, recreation and perhaps recuperation. There
will be optional tours and exciting activities
to choose from but the choice will be yours.
Tuesday, 22nd October: Teams will again
transfer to Central Oahu Regional Softball
Complex or Koko Head District Softball Complex
for the second day of play. Full facilities will
be available at the complex with food and
refreshments available all day.
Wednesday, 23rd October:
Another day at leisure for you to enjoy some
more Hawaiian experiences.
Thursday, 24th October: The
third day of play will feature 2 more games per
team in each section. .
Friday, 25th October: Today you
transfer to the Central Oahu Softball Complex
for Finals Day. Every team will play 2 games,
the second being a finals game which will
determine their finishing position on the
Vintage Softball Carnival ladder. The shuttle
service will run during the day allowing teams
to head towards the Complex as and when their
playing commitments require.
Saturday, 26th October: A day
to enjoy Oahu and generally relax in preparation
for the Finale Dine, Dance and Prize-giving at a
venue to be advised. Between 6:30 and 11:00pm,
teams will enjoy 4 complimentary drinks of
either local beer, cocktails or juices; a cash
bar thereafter, a substantial 3 course meal,
entertainment, music and presentation of the
Vintage Softball Carnival trophies, prizes and
awards. At 11:00pm teams will transfer back to
Sunday, 27th October: Teams
will be picked up from their accommodation and
transferred to Honolulu Airport for their
journey home or their on travel to other
The Carnival Packages are
being negotiated at present and will be
available next month. Be assured they will be
well-priced and very attractive!
You and your team are invited to be part of the
3rd World Vintage Softball Carnival and to enjoy
the opportunity to play international softball
in fantastic Hawaii.
If you want to take up the opportunity then
please complete the Registration of Interest
online and forward it to Roisin Ni Chathain
email@example.com or post it to:
Vintage Softball Office
PO Box 331 469
If you have any queries
please do not hesitate to be in touch. We look
forward to hearing from you and seeing you in
Hawaii in 2013.
Vintage Soccer Office
Level 1, 7 Anzac St,
PO Box 331 469, Takapuna 0740
Telephone: +64 9 486 1644
Facsimile: +64 9 486 1639
|Cormac O Carroll
c/- Hawaii Sports Inc
Koko Marina Centre,
7192 Kalanianaole Highway
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
Telephone: +1 808 395 3773
*Coming soon: World Youth
Softball Challenge in Christchurch, New Zealand
2015 - full details to follow.
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