2019 QUALIFIERS
(CHECK BACK, AS OTHERS WILL BE ADDED)

Date Tournament Complex City Phone

Jan. 5-6

North Texas Cash Bash Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
Jan. 5-6 South Texas Cash Bash Houston Sportsplex Houston (979) 774-9408
Jan. 12-13 USSSA South Texas Winter World Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408

Jan. 19-20

USSSA North Texas Winter World I Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
Jan. 26-27 Grand Slam of San Antonio - Leg I Kennedy Park San Antonio (979) 774-9408

Jan. 26-27

USSSA North Texas Winter World II Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
Feb. 2-3 Lone Star Shootout Kickoff Classic Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
Feb. 9-10 San Antonio Grand Slam - Leg II Kennedy Park San Antonio (979) 774-9408
Feb. 16-17 Hooters Shootout Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
Feb. 23-24 Kyle Pearson KP23 Shootout Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
Feb. 23-24 San Antonio Grand Slam - Leg III Kennedy & Alva Jo San Antonio (979) 774-9408
March 2-3 Mardi Gras Shootout Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
March 16-17 San Antonio Grand Slam - Leg IV Kennedy & Alva Jo San Antonio (979) 774-9408
March 23-24 B.J. Fulk Shootout Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
March 23-24 Capital City Shootout Krieg Park Austin (979) 774-9408
March 30-31 Sun City Shootout Blackie Chesher Park El Paso (979) 774-9408
April 5-7 13th Space City Classic / Conference USSSA Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
April 6-7 Mansfield Ironman 5 Game Guarantee Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
April 6-7 Space City Men's E N.I.T. Wayne Gray Complex Baytown (979) 774-9408
April 27-28 North Texas Budweiser Festival Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
April 27-28 Fiesta Shootout Kennedy & Alva Jo San Antonio (979) 774-9408
April 27-28 Official Budfest Warmup Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
May 3-5 34th Annual Budweiser Softball Festival Five Complexes Bryan-College Station (979) 774-9408
May 18-19 Mansfield Mayfest Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
May 18-19 USSSA Women's Major N.I.T. Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
May 18-19 League City Super Dual N.I.T. Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
May 25-26 Bud Light Memorial Day Shootout Kennedy & Alva Jo San Antonio (979) 774-9408
May 25-26 Louisiana Gatorfest Shootout Pelican Park Carencro, La. (979) 774-9408
May 25-26 Texas Military Showcase Veterans Park College Station (979) 774-9408
June 1-2 Stockyards Shootout Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
June 1-2 CENTRAL TEXAS STATE FINALS Krieg Park Austin (979) 774-9408
June 8-9 Houston Ironman 5-Game Guarantee Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
June 22-23 SOUTH TEXAS STATE FINALS Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
June 22-23 San Antonio Summer Shootout Kennedy & Alva Jo San Antonio (979) 774-9408
June 22-23 NORTH TEXAS STATE FINALS Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
June 29-30 WEST TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIPS Texas Bank Complex San Angelo (979) 774-9408
June 29-30 GULF COAST STATE FINALS Champions Park Corpus Christi (979) 774-9408
July 6-7 SOUTHWEST STATE FINALS Alva Jo Fischer Park San Antonio (979) 774-9408
July 6-7 Slumpbusters Shootout Big League Dreams Mansfield (979) 774-9408
July 20-21 BATTLE FOR THE RINGS I (Men B, Men's C, Men's D, Mixed) Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408
July 27-28 BATTLE FOR THE RINGS II (Men's E, Women A/B, Women C, Women D, Men's Seniors) Big League Dreams League City (979) 774-9408

LONE STAR SHOOTOUT SERIES:
The Lone Star Shootout State Championship Series are high-quality tournaments to be held throughout Texas during the 2019 softball season. Each tournament will offer at least 3 divisions -- Men's C and Men's D, Men's E.  Other divisions (such as Men's B, Men's Seniors, Co-ed and Women) will be included for selected qualifiers. The top 5 finishers at each tournament will qualify for the Lone Star Shootout State Finals. In addition, any team that participates in any three qualifiers, regardless of record, will automatically be invited to the State Championship Finals.

SHOOTOUT STATE FINALS DIRECT BERTHS: The top 5 finishers in each division at each qualifier will receive direct berths to the  Lone Star Shootout State Finals.  If one of those qualifiers is unable to accept for any reason (already have berth, decline berth, misses deadline, disqualification, etc.) the berth would be offered to the next highest finisher from that tournament until all slots are filled.

SHOOTOUT STATE FINALS INVITATIONAL BERTHS: A team which competes in any three Lone Star Shootout Qualifiers, regardless of finish, will receive an automatic invitation to the Lone Star Shootout State Finals.

SHOOTOUT POINT SYSTEM: 1st Place = 10; 2nd Place = 8; 3rd Place = 6; 4th Place = 4; 5th Place = 2; All Others = 1.  In addition, Bonus Points will be awarded for participation in multiple events (2 Bonus Points for 2nd tournament,  3 Bonus Points for 3rd tournament, etc.). For example, a team participating in four tournaments would be guaranteed 13 points, even if they went 0-2 in all 4 tournaments -- 4 participation points (1, 1, 1, 1) and 9 Bonus Points (0, 2, 3, 4). This system rewards teams who participate in multiple Lone Star Shootout events.

SUPER QUALIFIERS: Three tournaments will offer ADDITIONAL POINTS because of their added magnitude: the Conference USSSA Space City Classic N.I.T. on April 5-7 at Big League Dreams in League City, the North Texas Budfest on April 27-28 at Big League Dreams in Mansfield, and the 34th Annual Budweiser Softball Festival on May 3-5 in Bryan-College Station. Points awarded for these five tournaments will be: 1st = 20; 2nd = 18; 3rd = 16; 4th = 14; 5th & 6th = 12; 7th & 8th = 10; 9th thru 12th = 8; 13th thru 16th = 6; 17th thru 24th = 4; All Others = 2. (Bonus Points are added to these totals at the normal scale). Super Qualifier Points will also be awarded at each of the Winter Worlds and respective State Finals to help teams entered in those events qualify for the "Battle for the Rings."

SEEDING FOR "BATTLE FOR THE RINGS":
The Lone Star Point System will help determine some seeding and priority order for any possible byes at the "Battle for the Rings."  For example, seeding for the top 4, 8, 16, 32, etc. positions (depending on number of teams entered) will be set according to the Lone Star Point System Standings.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: In an effort to accommodate more teams, there will be several separate State Championship Finals this year. The North Texas State Finals will be held June 22-23 at Big League Dreams in Mansfield. The South Texas State Finals will be held June 22-23 at Big League Dreams in League City. The Southwest State Finals will be held July 6-7 in San Antonio. Others may be added at a later date. Seeding will be done by Lone Star Points.

NEW! EXPANDED "BATTLE FOR THE RINGS": The Lone Star Shootout Grand Championship "Battle For The Rings" will be held over two weekends this year at Big League Dreams in League City: July 20-21 (Men's A/B, Men's C, Men's D, Mixed) and July 27-28 (Men's E, Women's B, Women's C, Women's D, and Men's Seniors).

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR "BATTLE FOR THE RINGS": Win First Place at any of the designated "Ring Qualifiers" during the season. If the First Place team already has their berth, the bid will pass down to the next highest finisher without a berth. The Top 2 finishers at each of the State Finals will receive berths: North Texas (Mansfield), South Texas (League City), West Texas (San Angelo), Southwest (San Antonio). In addition, the top two finishers at both the North Texas Budfest and 34th Annual Budweiser Softball Festival will get direct berths to the "Battle for the Rings." Additional At-Large berths will be offered to the next highest teams based on Lone Star Shootout Point Totals to fill up maximum spots available for the "Battle For The Rings."

OUT-OF-STATE QUALIFIERS: Teams from outside of Texas who win 1st Place at a Qualifier must validate their Automatic Berth by playing in a second Qualifier at some point before Battle For The Rings.

SANDBAGGER CLAUSE: The Series Administrator reserves the right to re-classify teams, if necessary, for purposes of competitive balance in the Lone Star Shootout Series. This may include teams with multiple roster changes with no further appearances in the Series. That would not affect their classification in USSSA championship play. Only a team's home State Director can change their USSSA classification.


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