10th Annual Bob Gray Classic - June 9,10,11 2017
- Sunday Brackets are up to date. Good luck to everyone tomorrow!
- The higher seed is home team and takes 3rd base dugout (unless already occupied).
- Coaches, please remember, you are responsible for the actions of your parents. In the spirit of our tournament, we do not want any blow-ups in front of the 8 year olds.
- Welcome everyone to the 2017 Bob Gray Classic! Please read our tournament Welcome Note.
- 2017 Tournament Rules (we are using a 10" ball, consistent with ASA rules)
- Friday and Saturday Pool Play Schedule
- Sunday Bracket Play Schedule
- All games are at Graystone Elementary. 6982 Shearwater Dr, San Jose CA 95120
- Fields #1, #3, and #7 are marked at the top of the backstops.
Who Is Coming in 2017?
Paid (List updated 6/5):
- Almaden Lightning - Johnson
- Tracy Heat
- Moutain View Los Altos Nova - Garcia
- Sunnyvale Shockwave - Curtis
- OGSL Vipers White
- OGSL Vipers Green
- West Valley Slammers - Tarshis
- West Valley Slammers - Snyder
- BHGS Thunder Green
- LGCS Magic - LaRue
- Palo Alto Heat - Pandolfo
- Burlingame Flames 8U - Lyons
- Belmont Blast - Ferrari
- Livermore Smoke - Norton
- Galt Elite
- Santa Clara Sparks - Butler
- Hollister Heat - Chavez
- Campbell Crush - Burich
- Magic Black - DeSantis
- Spirit of Morgan Hill White - Koch
SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 11-12, 2017
THE 10TH ANNUAL
BOB GRAY CLASSIC 8U GIRLS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT.
2016 was our best 8U classic to date and we want to make it even better in 2017! I would like to personally invite all 8U girls teams to our Classic this year, we are planning on making it the best yet and would love to have all of you be a part of it.
Who Attended In Previous Years?
(2016 Participants) (2015 Participants) (2014 Participants) (2013 Participants)
“The Bob Gray Classic was initiated 9 years ago
by Peter Fuqua (president of the Almaden Valley Girls Softball League)
to foster sportsmanship, good competition and camaraderie
between teams from all over the bay area.
It has become the premier summer tournament for
age 8 and under girls softball teams.”
By Troy Wolverton - San Jose Mercury News
View 2012 Mercury News Article Here
View 2013 Mercury News Article Here
- 4 game guarantee (3 pool play games on Fri/Sat, elimination play on Sun).
- We will play by these rules.
- Local teams should expect to play a Friday game (starting at 5:00pm, Sunnyvale and Morgan Hill are considered local).
- Saturday games start at 8:00am.
- Sunday is elimination play.
- Games at Graystone Elementary and Bret Harte Middle School.
- Absolutely no BBQ'ing at the fields (a fully staffed BBQ will be running all tournament hours).
- Absolutely no alcohol at the fields.
- RV's are not permitted on school property.
- Pool play schedule to be released Tuesday Night - June 6th.
c/o Chris Kern
1190 Royston Ct
San Jose CA 95120
Don’t miss the chance to let your girls participate in the most popular 8U tournament in Northern California! Looking forward to seeing all of you there.