Once more, Memorial Day will welcome some of the finest interservice softball teams and players from throughout the Pacific -- and even from the States and Europe -- to Yongsan Garrison in South Korea, the site of the Pacificwide open tournament, in its 23rd year, scheduled for May 24-27.
It’s open, as always, to the first 32 men’s and 12 women’s teams that sign up and pay the $500 entry fee by May 14. Active-duty military, DOD civilians, contractors and dependents 19 years and older and not in high school are eligible to play. Teams are limited to 18 players and two coaches; if the coaches are also players, they count against the 18-player cap.
Walker Center, as always, will provide no-cost billeting to teams, with priority going to out-of-country participants, though most teams usually choose to stay at the Dragon Hill Lodge up the street.
Competition includes single round-robin pool play, followed by double-elimination playoffs; all teams qualify, and are guaranteed a minimum of seven games over the four-day event.
For information, phone DSN 315-738-8608, from off base 0505-738-8608 or internationally +82-505-738-8608, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the tournament director Bennie L. Jackson, sports director, HQ USAGY, Unit 15333, APO AP 96205-5333.