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Carolina Cardinals Hosted Tournaments

Welcome to the tournaments page of the Carolina's leader in showcase and invitational tournaments.
The Carolina Cardinals organization has been hosting showcases, invitationals, and qualifiers since 1992, helping thousands of kids realize their dream of playing at the collegiate level.
We pride ourselves in doing the "right things", the "right way"!
Our record speaks for itself!
We don't have to sell you on "us". 
With a proven track record, over a 25 year span, we still offer the best run, most customer and recruiting friendly events, in the Carolina's.
We still believe it's about the kids and the greatest game on earth!
Our events are about giving back, helping kids and familes, by giving them a venue to showcase their talents and play this game we all love.
We continue to offer more "bang for the buck" ; with lower entry fees and multi-game tournaments for added value. 
The current trend in softball; folks trying to "cash in" at the expense of player's families, is very disturbing to us.
We try to "buck" that trend by doing things the old fashioned way. 
Quality events, lots of games, and all at reasonable prices.
And yes, we have college coaches at all of our events.

*We believe in partnerships!*
We continue to look at avenues to increase everyone's overall experience, by partnering with other travel organizations and colleges in the Carolina's, adding value to our events by offering instructional camps prior to some of our events. In 2018, we have partnered with Diamond Directions Softball Camps and the Rise Up Performance Camps hosted by Lenoir Rhynes's head coach, Shena Hollar.

Won't you come partner with us.
We would love to have you be a part of our special journey. 



 

Tournament Information - Entry Forms and Payments

We have added a couple of more dates to the 2018 season.

We are heading to Freedom Florence for the first time to host the
Carolina's Premier "Power 40" - co-hosted with Coker College Head Coach Travis McCall and Newberry Asst. Coach, Mitch Smith.
This event is during a DI dead period but it's open to DII-DIII-JUCO recruiting!


Also new for 2018, we will now offer a

"free play weekend" as our appreciation of you and what you do for the kids of our sport!
This is to any and all teams that participate in 6 of our major events.
Here is how it works:
If you play any 6 tournament combination of the following:
Power 40
Early Bird
Super 78
East Coast Fireworks
WildCard Best of the Best
Cardinals Classic
Late Summer Showcase
Carolina's Clash
Ray Chandler Memorial


You can play one of the following for free:
Carolina's Clash
Cardinal's Clash
Ray Chandler Memorial

 

We now are offering credit card payments online.
Due to the fees associated with the use of credit cards, the entry fee for payment by credit card is slightly higher


Most all of our tournaments will fill prior to the entry deadline. Please submit you entry form and fee asap to be considered for inclusion.
 

The Carolina Cardinals are sponsoring several tournaments in 2018.
*WildCard "Power 20", 12U-14U, April ???, Burlington, NC
*Carolina's Premier "Power 40", 14U-16U-18U, Florence, SC
*Early Bird Invitational June 8-10, 16U-18U, Rock Hill, SC
*Carolina's Premier "Super 78", 14U-16U-18U, June 15-17, Spartanburg, SC
*East Coast Fireworks Showcase, 14U-16U-18U, June 21-24, Rock Hill, SC
*WildCard Best of the Best, 14U-16U-18U, July 6-8, Rock Hill, SC
*Cardinals Classic, 14U-16U-18U, July 19-22, Rock Hill, SC
*Late Summer Showcase, 16U-18U, Aug. 10-12, Rock Hill, SC
*WildCard Best of the Best II, HS divison, Aug 18-19, Burlington, NC
*Carolina's Premier Labor Day Invitational, Sept. 1-3, Rock Hill, SC

*Carolina's Clash, Sept 22-23, Rock Hill ,SC
*Cardinals Clash, Sept. 29-30, Raleigh NC
*Ray Chandler Memorial Scholarship Tournament, Oct. 12-14, Rock Hill, SC
*Carolina's Premier Invitational, Oct 20-21, TBD.

See the links below for locations, dates, and entry forms. These tournaments have an abundance of collegiate coaches in attendance.

Remember to check the housing requirements for any of the tournaments you enter.

Click on the links below to get entry forms for the tournaments. To download, view, and print the forms on your computer, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 


Power 40

2018 Carolina's Premier Fastpitch "Power 40"
June 2-3, 2018
Freedom Florence Softball Complex
Florence, SC

14U/16U/18U
5GG   Entry Fee
$595.00

TEAM NAME
AGE

2018 Carolina Cardinals Early Bird

Cardinals Early Bird 
Rock Hill, SC, June 8-10, 2018
5GG  
ENTRY FEE
$ 595 by check or money order
$625 by credit card
Get your team ready to go!

In 2017 there were 25 college coaches in attendance!
Register early as spots are limited.

info available at :
http://carolinacardinals.com

TEAM NAME
AGE

Carolina's Premier Fastpitch
"Super 78"
Tyger River Softball Complex
Duncan, SC
June15-17, 2018 

Payment options:
$695  by check or money order
$725.00  by credit card

(Up to 78 max 26-14U/ 26-16U/ 26-18U TB teams) Teams will play 4 game round robin followed by a single elimination tournament in each respective age group
Also we have the Rise Up Camp hosted by Shena Hollar  Lenoir Rhyne on June 14th.

Over 40 college coaches attended in 2017! 
info available at :
http://carolinacardinals.com

TEAM NAME
AGE

Cardinals East Coast Fireworks 
Rock Hill, SC, June 21-24, 2018
Entry fee
$695 by check or money order
$730 by credit card
6 game pool play will start on Thursday 
78 teams max! 
(Top 2 teams from each pool advance into single elimination tournament on Sunday. Prizes to winner of single elimination includes a set of  back pack bags and helmets)...An over $2000 value

45 college coaches in attendance in 2017!

This year we are happy to announce we have partnered with 

Diamond Directions Softball Camps 
(DSquared) for the Fireworks Showcase in 2018.

info available at :
http://carolinacardinals.com

TEAM NAME
AGE

WildCard Best of the Best


WildCard Best of the Best Invitational
Rock Hill, SC,  July 6-8, 2018
Entry Fee
$550 by check or money order
$575 by credit card


5GG- 4 pool play and all teams enter single elimination
Hosted by the Carolina Cardinals and the Carolina Wildcats organizations.
14/16U/18U

23 college coaches in attendance in 2017!

info available at:
http://carolinacardinals.com

TEAM NAME
AGE

Cardinals Classic

Cardinals Classic
Rock Hill, SC, July 19-22, 2018
6 game pool play will start on Thursday 
Entry Fee
$695.00 by check or money order
$730.00 by credit card
60 teams max! 
(Top 2 teams from each pool advance into single elimination tournament on Sunday. Prizes to winner of single elimination includes a set of Mizuno back pack bags and Mizuno helmets)...An over $2000 value!

Also we have the Rise Up Camp hosted by Shena Hollar  Lenoir Rhyne on July 18th.
info available at :
http://carolinacardinals.com

30+ college coaches in attendance in 2017!

TEAM NAME
AGE

Late Summer

Cardinals Late Summer Showcase
 Rock Hill, SC, Aug. 10-12, 2018
Entry Fee

$795 by check or money order
$825 by credit card

6GG with each pool winner receiving a nice prize package
One of our best events!
Coaches come out to see the "new" players for the upcoming year.

Over 30 college coaches in attendance in 2017!

We are happy to announce we have partnered with 
Diamond Directions Softball Camps 
(DSquared) for the Late Summer Showcase in 2018.

info available at :
http://carolinacardinals.com

TEAM NAME
AGE

WildCard Best of the Best II Invitational
Cancelled


LABOR DAY

Carolina's Premier Fastpitch
Labor Day Invitational 

Rock Hill, SC Sept. 1-3, 2018
Entry Fee
$495 by check or money order
$525 by credit card
5GG

(Up to 50 max 14U/16U/18U TB teams...Sat. Sun., and Mon.)

TEAM NAME
AGE

CAROLINAS CLASH

Carolina's Clash
Rock Hill, SC Sept. 22-23, 2018 
Entry Fee
$650 by check or money order
$675 by gredit card
5GG

(Up p to 40 max TB teams)
to run in conjunction with Carolina's Clash college tournament.

TEAM NAME
AGE

CARDINALS CLASH

Cardinal's Clash

The Cardinals Clash tournament scheduled in Raleigh, Sept 29 - 30, has been cancelled.
We received word yesterday from Raleigh Parks and Rec, that the weather and some other construction issues have delayed the reopening of Walnut Creek until Jan. 2019.
It was previously projected as Aug. 2018.
So, with that happening, we have no choice but to cancel this year.
We will bring it back in 2019.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Rick McHone
Carolina Cardinals

 


MEMORIAL

Ray Chandler Memorial Scholarship Tournament
Rock Hill, SC, Oct. 13-14, 2018
Entry Fee
$650 by check or money order
$675 by credit card
5GG

(Up to ten - $1000 Scholarships awarded by blind draw)

TEAM NAME
AGE

Carolina's Premier Fastpitch Invitational 
TBD, Oct. 20-21, 2018 
Entry Fee
$495 by check or money order
$525 by credit card
5GG

(Up to 50 max 14U/16U/18U TB teams)

TEAM NAME
AGE