Welcome to the 27th annual Ken Hungerford Invitational Tournament hosted by the West Hartford Youth Baseball League! We are glad to see that you are interested in our tournament this year. Here are some of the details:
Tournament games are held at Wolcott Park and Beachland Park. Wolcott Park is a lighted field with an excellent atmosphere for spectators as the field sits in a bowl-like stadium where fans view from above on the hill. There is easy access from I-84. This field offers concessions with drinks and snacks. Beachland Park is a similar field with a hill for viewing and the iconic home run pond out in center field. Both fields have electronic scoreboards.
Tournament games have been highly competitive in the past with Little League, Cal Ripken, and AAU teams participating.
All games will be played on a 50/70 diamond.
Bats must be USA certified. All -3 bats must be BBCOR certified. Wood bats are allowed.
The tournament will include 3 round robin style pool play games for each team and a single elimination playoff bracket. All teams will be included in the playoff bracket.
The tournament will run from Thursday, July 29th through Sunday, August 1st (unless there is substantial inclement weather or a smaller field of teams than anticipated).
A skills competition will be held on Saturday, July 31st at 6:30 PM at Wolcott Park. The skills competition will include Road Runner (timed around the bases), Golden Arm (throwing from center field), and Home Run Derby.
Cal Ripken rules will apply in the tournament.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Team trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers.
The total cost for each team will be $550 (includes baseballs and umpires). Full payment will be due on Thursday, July 1st.
Please email me as soon as possible if you are interested in entering your team, and I will follow up with more detailed information and take care of the roster form. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to let me know. I'm looking forward to a great tournament!