Big Guava Tournament Guidelines

Big Guava Tournament Format & Rules Addendum:

The general WAKA tournament  guidelines can be found here.
Individual leagues have addendum's to the official WAKA guidelines due to the specific time allotments, park rules and city policies at each park we play at. See specific information below.

Note: The following rules & guidelines will be strictly enforced by WAKA so please read them carefully.


  • All teams must be ready to play 10 minutes prior to game time for check in. There may be random roster checks. All players must have proper ID and must they be on the team’s official WAKA roster to play, NO EXCEPTIONS. Captains are required to have the current rosters available. Illegal players attempting to or playing will result in an automatic forfeit of your game and the captain will loose the right to pick or captain a team in the future.

  • If at scheduled game time a team is not ready to play, that team will lose 1 inning of kicking for every 5 minutes they are not ready. At 15 minutes past the "scheduled" start time they are not ready, the game is a forfeit.

    If both teams are not ready the same rules apply.

  • Teams must have at least 4 male and 4 female eligible players to play. Deal making beteen teams is prohibitied. If you do not have enough registered players as per the policy above, the game is a forfeit. Note - Eligible players must have WAKA official team shirts and not be injured, i.e. no casts etc.
     

  • Game length is 6 innings or 1 hour from the "scheduled" start time, which ever comes 1st. Teams are allowed to complete the inning they are playing if the 1 hour mark hits. You may not start a new inning past the 55 minute mark. Round 1 of the tournament allows 1 extra inning(kansas city style) in the event of a tie. Up to two innings of Kansas City format Kickball will be used in rounds 2, 3 & 4

  • Games that are still tied after the alloted # of extra innings will participate in an “Accuracy Kick” competition to determine the winner, more on that below.

    At any point after 3 innings a team is winning by 12 or more runs, the game will immediately end and is considered final.

  • Per WAKA Tournament Rule 10:03 - Any runner off  base when the ball is kicked with 2 outs will be out and the next kicker in the lineup will start the next inning.

  • WAKA WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY UNSPORTSMANLIKE-LIKE CONDUCT – YOU WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM THE REMAINDER OF THE TOURNAMENT & MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR A  FUTURE SEASON!

  • If your team or guests violate the league beverage rules, your game will be an automatic forfeit!


Kansas City Rules Used For Extra Innings:

  • Place the last kicker from the previous inning on 2nd base.

  • The fielding team will place 4 males and 4 females only on the field.

  • If still tied after 2 extra innings (current inning will be allowed to complete) or 80 minutes the accuracy kick will be used to determine the winner.

    Accuracy Kick Tie Break Format:(if still tied after alloted amount of extra innings)

  • Each team will designate 1 kicker, each kicker will get 1 practice kick The higher ranked team will choose if they want to kick first or 2nd.

  • The ball will be placed on home plate. The kicker will kick it towards 2nd base. Who’s ever ball ends up closest to 2nd base wins the game (the ball can go past 2nd)

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