Little League International has abolished the Big League division from Little League. This simply means players born before May 1, 2000 are now no longer part of any Little League charter and can not take part in Little League Tournament play for the 2017 season (Philippine Series, Asia Pacific Series and World Series). However, ILLAM will still participate in other tournaments for 17-18 year olds like SEAYBST and possibly the PONY LEAGUE 18U tourney.
Because of the change in Little League structure, ILLAM has decided to organize an Open – Big League Tournament. This tournament will be OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS born on or before May 1, 2000. There will be no maximum age limit to the players accepted into this tournament. We are inviting the UAAP Seniors teams to play in this tournament as well as all interested parties who are eligible. Apart from age requirements, eligibility includes two years of competitive baseball experience. We expect competition for this tournament to be stiff and yet enjoyable. Adults will be playing alongside teens aged 17 or older.
Here are the details of the Open – Big League Tournament:
- ILLAM teams going against UAAP Seniors/College teams
- Minimum league age is 17 years old (born on or before May 1, 2000). No maximum age limit.
- Tournament game days: Saturdays and potentially some Sundays
- No mandatory play
- Regular baseball rules
- Registration Fee: P3,000.00 (inclusive of team cap and jersey)
- For an additional P2,000.00, players can take part in an optional practice day a week (either at Polo Club or Barangka)
- Duration of the tournament is from October 22 to December 10, 2016
Please on the REGISTRATION TAB ABOVE to register. After registration, you will receive instructions on how to pay your fees and when to expect a call from your team manager.
We are excited about this tourney and hope you join us!
LET’S PLAY BALL!