2016 GSWS Trophy Winners

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 — 11:45 AM — Congratulations to the trophy winners! This page will fill in with results as the trophy games are completed.

Championship Saturday Games

Here’s the schedule for all games on Championship Saturday. As games are completed, this page will reflect the final scores. Refresh throughout the day for quick scoring updates. (Some mobile devices: Rotate device to see game times and field assignments.)

A Division

B Division

C Division

D Division

Masters Division

Now THIS Is Softball! All Schedules Now Online

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 6:35 PM — Just moments ago, softball was scheduled to begin on a grand total of FIFTEEN fields! We’re finally underway with ALL FIVE divisions of play.

We now have a FULL SCHEDULE for the rest of the day and into Saturday — with all schedules loaded into myGSWS.com.

Please have patience with tournament organizers keeping scores updated in the website. It’s been a miraculous feat to get fifteen fields in playable condition across two venues — Krieg and Havins.

Game times will go VERY late into the night tonight. The last scheduled start time tonight will be 1:25 a.m. Then, the final eight teams in each division will advance to play Saturday morning beginning at 7:50 a.m.

Many thanks to the countless number of volunteers for all the hard work making it possible for us to get these games going.

Friday Updates – As of 1:15 PM CT

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1:15 PM CT

After the completion of the interrupted games, All B and Masters Division games will be played at Havins @ Walnut Creek Regional Park.Games will begin there at 3:30. The schedule will be posted soon.
The address of the park is 12138 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78753

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 12 NOON CT

UPDATE:
We are still working with the Parks Department to determine the availability of the fields. All the teams that had their games interrupted yesterday should be at Krieg Fields now ready to play.
The rest of the schedule will posted as soon as we have a confirmation that fields are ready.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 10:15 AM

10am UPDATE from Kevin Riddle – Assistant Commissioner

The schedule of games between noon and 5:00pm will be posted by approximately 11:00am. We will continue to build the schedule as we know more fields become available.

The first games to be played at Noon at Krieg park will be the games that were interrupted yesterday. All of those teams must be ready to play at noon at Krieg.

By 2:00pm, the full schedule of games for today will be posted.

Again, please check the schedule at 11:00am to see if your team will play between noon and 5:00pm. If you’re team is not listed, they will play after 5:00, and that schedule will be posted by 2:00pm.

9:15 AM —

From the Official NAGAAA Softball Page:

UPDATE: 9:00am Friday August 19

Here is an update from Kevin Riddle, Assistant Commissioner

We need approximately 25 more volunteers at Krieg Fields as soon as possible, Meet in the area of fields 9,10, and 11.
There will be no games before noon. The first games to be played will be the games that were interrupted and postponed yesterday. To those teams, please be at Krieg and ready to play at noon.
We expect to have 4 fields available at noon with additional fields becoming available throughout the day.
The next update will be at 10:00am.

I can’t stress enough how much we all appreciate your patience and understanding. Please remember we are doing everything we can to make sure there is a tournament with ending with champions on Saturday.

Kevin Riddle – Assistant Commissioner

Thursday Night Update (8:00pm CT)

Originally posted: Thursday, August 18, 8:00 pm CT on the Offical NAGAAA Softball page on Facebook

The NAGAAA Board and the Austin Host Committee 2016 are working together to develop a plan of action for the completion of the 2016 GSWS.

We are exploring all options and resources with Austin Sports Commission, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, Austin Parks and Recreation, and Austin local government to provide a solution.

The options include play at Krieg, SE Metro, Havins and playing around-the-clock. Obviously, we can’t give any updates until we assess all complexes in the morning.

With that, the NAGAAA Board has decided the following:

all games in progress will be completed under the format in which they were started
then, we will go to a one-pitch, no new inning after 30 minutes format

The goal is to resume the regular tournament format for the trophy games on Saturday.

In order for us to complete the GSWS, we may have a call for volunteers to assist ground crews to get fields ready for play. We wouldn’t have gotten this far in this tournament without the hundreds of volunteers that have already worked on the fields alongside the Krieg staff.

“In all my years, I have never seen an organization volunteer to this extent. I know you guys are serious about softball. Our team is just as committed to this as NAGAAA.” — Ashley McLerran, Athletics Program Supervisor at Krieg,

Thursday Evening Update

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 5:25 P.M. –

Unfortunately, due to the band of rain that came through, all games today are postponed until tomorrow.

We need 40 volunteers to help push water off the fields so we can get them prepared of tomorrow. Meet at the NAGAAA station in the beer tent at 5:30PM.

All games that were being played and were suspended due to rain, the managers’ need to get to the umpires in the beer tent to report the proper stats (scores, inning in, up to bat, etc.). If questions stop by the NAGAAA tent for questions.

Stick around to enjoy the party at the fields, games are postponed due to rain.

Thursday Updates

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 — 2:30 PM

We continue to receive word from the Austin City Parks Department that some fields are running behind due to field conditions. A new schedule as of 1PM was sent to all managers and delegates.

Please pay close attention to myGSWS (http://www.mygsws.com) as your game times and field locations may have changed.

NOTE: you may be playing later than originally scheduled.

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience and are hoping Mother Nature cooperates with us for the remainder of the tournament.

Play ball!!!

11:15 am

This morning myGSWS (http://www.mygsws.com) was mapped incorrectly. It HAS been corrected and ALL times are now updated.

We received word this morning from the Austin City Parks Department that some fields are running behind due to field conditions.

Please pay close attention to myGSWS as your game times and field locations may have changed. NOTE: you may be playing later than originally scheduled.

Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience and are hoping Mother Nature cooperates with us for the remainder of the tournament.

Play ball!!!

Thursday Schedule Announced – Field Volunteers Needed

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 10:45 PM CT — The schedule on all pages of myGSWS.com now reflects games planned for tomorrow, Thursday, August 18. B Division and Masters Divisions games will begin Thursday, and the C and D Divisions will continue with double-elimination play.

The first games of the day are scheduled to begin at 8:55 a.m. At the start of the day, we’ll be using the same six fields we started with on Wednesday. As the day goes on, we’re expecting to begin using five additional fields, all at the Krieg Softball Complex.

ALSO: FIELD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Calling all volunteers! Tomorrow is going to be a busy day at Krieg Fields, so we will need as many volunteers as possible from 6:30 a.m. until midnight. Please come whenever you are able to the volunteer headquarters, located in the beer garden.

THURSDAY LOSERS BRACKET GAMES

PLEASE NOTE: We will have 26 loser bracket games tomorrow. Join us for all the fun even if you are “One and Done.” First loser bracket game starts at 7:45PM.
Make sure to also join us Friday for all the softball action. The beer garden will be rocking with music all day and live bands at night.
Let’s turn Krieg Field into Oilcan Harry’s II. More details as they unfold. Play hard and have a ball!!!

Wednesday Updates

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 9:15 PM CT — Let the games begin! We’re off an running with games beginning today at about 4PM. Currently, games are being played on six fields at Krieg. Tournament officials are feverishly working on a schedule and plan for Thursday — and we’ll have it posted here as soon as it’s available.

In all, we’re looking to play 45 total games today — all in the C and D Divisions.

In the menus above, you’ll see there are Double Elim results pages loaded for the B, C, and D Divisions. We’ll soon be added similar pages for the Masters and A Divisions.

Wednesday Morning Update

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 8:20 AM CT — A message from Asst Commissioner Kevin Riddle

Wednesday morning UPDATE

Good Morning,

We have some great news. We just got off the phones with the Parks department and have learned that because of the work our wonderful volunteers did yesterday, fields at Krieg will be ready for play at 4:00 today. We need your help again. Please send volunteers out to Krieg at 10:00am to help get the fields ready.
With your help again, we’ll get this done and be ready to go.

I know we sent out a message last night that said 6:00, and we acknowledge the frustrations from the changes. We have 187 teams who came to play ball. We remain committed to make that happen. B , C and D division will play today. A and Masters will not start play until tomorrow. The schedule of games will be posted no later than noon.

More good news…we will have registration at Hilton as stated from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm today. We will also have registration out at Krieg where all games will be played today. Players can register at any time as long as they do so before taking the field.

Thank you all once again for your help and certainly for your patience and support.

Kevin