February 15, 2012



2012 ASA 2K Series locations announced

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America is pleased to announce that the Combat Capital City Classic, held April 20-22 at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, kicks off 2012 ASA 2K Men’s Slow Pitch Series presented by Combat. Now in its fifth year of existence, the ASA 2K Series consists of designated ASA tournaments that each award a $2,000 travel certificate to the first place team to travel to the ASA Men’s Class A National Championship in Oklahoma City. The first place team at each tournament will also receive a Combat prize pack that includes three bats, 15 batting shirts, shorts and hats.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Combat on the 2012 ASA 2K Series tournaments,” said ASA/USA Softball Executive Director Ron Radigonda. “This year, we have provided an additional qualifying tournament and we encourage all our slow pitch teams to participate in this extra opportunity. The ASA Hall of Fame Complex is home to the nation’s top softball tournaments like the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS) and the World Cup of Softball. The ASA 2K Men’s Slow Pitch Series is the premier event for our adult slow pitch participants, and it provides our fans a chance to see the best of the best vie for an the 2012 ASA Men’s Class A National Championship.”

In order to participate in the ASA Men’s Class A National Championship in Oklahoma City, teams must compete in either an ASA 2K event or ASA Territorial National Championship. Teams will be awarded points based on their finish in each ASA 2K event with the team who earns the most points at end of Series also winning a Combat prize should they attend the ASA Men’s A National Championship in Oklahoma City Sept. 28-30. Points are awarded as follows:

· First place-60 points

· Second place-40 points

· Third place-30 points

· Fourth place-20 points

· Fifth place-15 points

· All other teams receive 10 points

If a team repeats as winners in more than one of the ASA 2K events, the certificate will be distributed to the top finishing team that has yet to receive an award. These cash certificates are only redeemable upon arrival in Oklahoma City and subsequent participation in the ASA Men’s Class A National Championship Finals. The ASA Class A Men’s National Championship team will also receive a Combat prize pack that includes 15 bats, bat bags and batting fleeces.

“Combat Sports is extremely excited to enter a third season supporting the ASA 2K Series,” said Johnny McCraw, Combat National Promotions Manager. “The series has been a huge success the last two years and we look forward to 2012. We are planning on attending events and having demo products available to promote our new product line. We can’t wait to get to the fields.”

Each tournament site is free to incorporate local rules they see fit provided that they restrict each participating team to five players that appear on the ASA Slow Pitch Restricted Players List. The list can be found by clicking here. It is also required that teams submit a complete roster to the tournament director prior to their ASA 2K events.

Listed below are the initial sites for the 2012 ASA 2K events:

April 20-22 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Combat Capital City Classic

May 4-6 – Owatonna, Minn. – 33rd Annual Corky’s Earlybird Men’s Softball Classic

May 5-6 – Portland, Ore. – Best of the Northwest

May 5-6 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Mid America Grand Slam

May 19-20 – San Diego, Calif. – ASA 2K Series

June 8-10 – Tupelo, Miss. – Gum Tree Classic

June 15-17 – Bloomington, Ind. – ASA 2K Series Midwest Challenge

June 22-24 – Bismarck, N.D. – McQuade

August 3-5 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – Chattanooga Cho Cho ASA 2K Classic

For more information on the 2012 ASA 2K Men’s Slow Pitch Series presented by Combat, visit www.asasoftball.com


About ASA
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.