2020 WIFFLE Ball Tournament Cancelled

Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the threat it poses to public health, we've made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ShopRite Nutmeg State Games scheduled to be hosted by the City of New Britain in June, July and August. The challenges and uncertainty that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has presented make it impossible for our organization to appropriately plan, organize and put on our numerous sporting events in a safe environment. Please click on the icon below to read our full statement and information regarding refunds.

Sport Details

  • 1-5 per players per team
  • Five inning games in preliminary rounds, six inning games championship games
  • 3 outs per inning, per team
  • No base running
  • Five balls equal a walk, hit batters do not take a base
  • Two strikes = strikeout 
  • Unlimited foul balls
  • The pitcher’s mound is 44 feet from the strike zone. The strike zone is 21” by 28” and sits 15” off the ground. Any pitch that hits the rectangle portion of the strike zone (including plastic and metal) constitutes a strike.
  • The speed limit is strictly enforced at 35 mph (speeds will be checked randomly throughout the day, and upon request), it will result in an automatic walk of the current batter, regardless of the count. If your team is caught for a second time, it will result in an automatic run for the opposing team.
  • Ten run mercy rule is in effect after three full innings of play.
  • Balls landing on or past the single marker = single
  • Balls landing on or past the double marker = double
  • Balls hitting the fence in the air = triple
  • Balls landing over the fence in the air = home run
  • Batting orders must stay the same throughout the game.
  • Extra innings start with runners on first and second base.
  • Ground balls fielded cleanly before the singles line is an out. Ground balls can be bobbled.  If the ball hits the ground = single. Fielders are allowed one step forward from the singles line to play a ground ball.
  • Bracket play will establish which teams advance to tournament play ( Play-It-Out for Pay-Out)
  • Tournament - Playoff Round will be single elimination 
  • Double plays - a double play may be attempted at anytime, regardless if there are runners are on base.  Any fielded ball (ground ball or pop fly) can be thrown to the strike zone.  If the throw hits the rectangle strike zone part of the zone in the air = 2 outs. No runners are removed the bases.

To be considered for the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a team entry packet that consists of the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Roster.

  2. A properly completed Coach / Captains Form.

  3. Proof of age (copy of drivers license, birth certificate, passport or players passes) for each athlete.

  4. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry fee for the appropriate sport, sent to:

July 24th, 2010, New Britain, CT 

  • Gold Medalists        Pink Flamingos (Blue Razrs)
  • Silver Medalists      Absolute Gunners
  • Bronze Medalists    Lou's Diamonds

August 1st, 2009, Danbury, CT

  • Gold Medalists            Absolute Gunners
  • Silver Medalists           Blue Razrs
  • Bronze Medalists         Goodfellas

August 2nd, 2008, Danbury, CT

  • Gold Medalists              Doom
  • Silver Medalists            Absolute Gunners
  • Bronze Medalists          Blue Razrs
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