This week the excitement continues to build as we approach the APBA National Convention in Alpharetta, Georgia on June 23-25th. I cannot wait to attend and see my old friends and meet new attendees. It is always an exciting time of the year. Attendance is definitely a bucket list item for APBA players.
This week's regional tournament tip is to establish a tournament theme which helps define the team selection (e.g. The 70's, Post-War Era, DH Era, 1950-Present National League, etc.). If you have any tips you would like to share with our readers please submitted a brief write-up (3-4 sentences) to Randy at
. I hope you enjoying these tournament tips.
I am extending my second challenge for a Regional Tournament for the western part of the country. I know we have some interested parties in Arizona and California. Someone step to the plate for an event! Remember the initial gathering can be a gaming day. This will build interest, reduce planning, and offer informal play. Don't make me send Langhans out there!
We also added another gaming day to the schedule. APBA Baseball Day in Florida will be held on Saturday June 17th from 9am to 4pm at Denny's/Flying J located North of Tampa along I-75. Please contact FLTony on Between the Lines for further information. Tony I know that you are preparing that special team for Alpharetta.
The remaining 2017 APBA Regional Tournament schedule is as follows:
Saturday June 17th -APBA Baseball Day in Florida, North of Tampa, Florida. Contact FLTony on Between the Lines Delphi Forum for information.
Thursday June 22 through Sunday June 25, 2017 - APBA Draft Tournament, Fergus Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Contact Bryon Sievert at
Saturday July 8, 2017 - 3rd Annual LBS Baseball Tournament, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Contact Ken Schulz at
Saturday July 22, 2017 - APBA Lancaster World Series Baseball Tournament, Landisville, Pennsylvania. Contact Dale Shreiner at
Saturday August 5, 2017 - 2017 Chicagoland APBA Baseball Tournament, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Rob Spatz at
Saturday September 16, 2017 - 3rd Toledo Glass City APBA Baseball Tournament, Toledo, Ohio. Contact Ron Emch at
Saturday October 7, 2017 - APBA Wisconsin Baseball Tournament, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Contact Kurt Bergland at
or call Kurt at 262-955-9135. Theme is the 1960's.
Saturday October 7, 2017 - The Twin Cities APBA Baseball Tournament, Maple Grove, Minnesota. Contact Jim Fraasch at
Also for planning purposes the 4th Annual Greater Michigan APBA Baseball Tournament (GMABT) will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018 at Gene Davis and Sons Steaks Eatery (Exit 34 off of US-127 - 7 miles South of I-94). So be sure to save the date for this annual Spring gathering in Michigan.
If your tournament is not mentioned above and you are planning a 2017 Regional APBA Tournament please forward me your tournament and contact information at
and I will be sure to promote your event in APBA's company electronic newsletter. Remember all APBA game tournaments are welcome. Have a great week everyone and I can't wait to see everyone in Alpharetta.