Contact Baseball Alberta
In the case of emergency during a Provincial Championship Tournament, the Host Site can contact the Baseball Alberta office to speak to staff at the following phone number: 780-427-8943
2023 Provincial Championship Dates
July 21-23, 2023 → Provincial "A" Championships (all age categories), 18U AAA Provincal Championships
July 28-30, 2023 → AA Tier 4+ Provincial Championships (all age categories), AAA Tier 2 Provincial Championships (13U and 15U) and Baseball Alberta Elite League Presented by Rawlings Provincial Championships
August 5-6, 2023 → AA Tier 1-3 Provincial Championships (all age categories) and AAA Tier 1 Provincial Championships (13U and 15U)
For Specific dates and host sites: Provincial Championship Hosts/Dates
| Game Rules & Info
General Notes For Provincial Championship Games
Games must be played until completion
11U: Games will be deemed complete if the home team is leading after 5 1/2 innings or either team is leading after 6 complete innings or the game is complete based on the Mercy Rule.
13U, 15U, 18U: Games will be deemed complete of the home team is leading after 6 1/2 innings or either team is leading after 7 complete innings or game is complete based on the Mercy Rule.
Games not complete (due to weather/darkness) must be suspended from the point of stoppage and then re-started from that point at the next possible time.
All games must be completed even if the run differential exceeds the inning run limit rule. For example in 11U A and 13U A, if the visiting team is still required to take their offensive inning in the bottom half of the inning due to the possibilities of tie breakers coming into effect for either team.
The courtesy runner for the catcher rule is not permitted at any level of Provincial Championships.
Inning Run Limit Rule
11U A & 13U A = Maximum of 5 runs/half inning, once the 5th run of a half inning is scored, the inning automatically stops no matter how many outs there are and that half inning is over.
11U AA, 13U AA, 13U AAA, 15U A, 15U AA, 15U AAA, 18U A, 18U AA, 18U AAA & BAEL = No inning run limit rule for Provincial Championships.
11U A & 11U AA = rule is in effect when there is a 10 run differential and the losing team has completed their 4th offensive inning/ at bat.
13U A, 13U AA, 13U AAA, 15U A, 15U AA, 15U AAA, 18U A, 18U AA, 18U AAA & BAEL = rule is in effect when there is a 10 run differential and the losing team has completed their 5th offensive inning/at bat.
11U A, 11U AA, 13U A, & 15U A = No new inning is to start after 2 1/2 hours of play, unless the game is tied. The start of the game is when the first pitch is thrown.
13U AA, 13U AAA, 15U AA, 18U A, 18U AA, 18U AAA & BAEL = There is no time limit for games during Provincial Championships.
Extra Inning Game Procedures - 13U to 18U Categories
If the game is tied at the completion of regulation (7 innings), the following procedures will be implemented during extra innings: Each team will begin the extra inning (and any subsequent necessary extra innings) with a base runner on first and second, no outs. (See example below to confirm who is on first and second)
The batting order of the extra inning or any subsequent innings will be determined by how the previous inning ended. (see example below to confirm who is at bat)
The traditional system of the visiting team hitting in the top of the inning and the home team hitting in the bottom of the inning will remain in effect until a winner is determined.
Example: If the last regulation inning ends with the #6 hitter having the last plate appearance, then the extra inning begins with the #7 hitter at bat, and the #5 hitter at second base and the #6 hitter at first base. With the exception of beginning the inning with runners on first and second base with no one out, all other League Rules and Baseball Canada rules will remain in effect during extra innings required to determine a winner.
*This rule will be applied to all Baseball Alberta League Games and the Round Robin portion of the Provincial Championships. Normal innings will proceed for all tie breaker games and playoff bracket games in Provincials. (Tiebreakers, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals.)
Games should only be suspended for weather if the field is unplayable or it is unsafe to play due to the conditions. If games must be suspended due to poor weather, the schedule will remain the same and start times will be pushed back.
If a game has already started and is delayed due to weather conditions, the game will be continued from the point of delay once the weather subsides.
If a game is delayed due to darkness, the game will continue first thing in the morning before any other games are played.
| Tie Breakers
Tie Breakers For Provincial Championships
The following order will be utilized to rank teams and break ties following Provincial Championship play (once a team is removed from a tie, the remaining teams will continue from that point forward through the remainder of the rules to break any remaining ties):
Winning Percentage (Round Robin Portion of Provincial Championship)
Head-to-Head Game(s) Result (between tied teams at Provincial Championship)
Runs Formula from Games Between Tied Teams: TOTAL RUNS FOR divided by OFFENSIVE OUTS minus TOTAL RUNS AGAINST divided by DEFENSIVE OUTS.
Defensive Runs Formula from All Games in Round: TOTAL RUNS FOR divided by OFFENSIVE OUTS minus TOTAL RUNS AGAINST divided by DEFENSIVE OUTS.
Runs Formula from All Games in Round: TOTAL RUNS FOR divided by OFFENSIVE OUTS minus TOTAL RUNS AGAINST divided by DEFENSIVE OUTS.
Defensive runs Formula for All Games In Round: TOTAL RUNS FOR divided by OFFENSIVE OUTS minus TOTAL RUNS AGAINST divided by DEFENSIVE OUTS.
| Pitch Count Rules
More information coming...
The host site shall appoint at least two members of the protest committee along with the Tournament Chair/Director. The Tournament Chair/Director and the two members shall deal with all protests and disputes arising in a playoff and their ruling shall be final and binding.
Protest Committee members can be anymore not on a team roster and should be knowledgeable in the sport of baseball.
The Umpire and the Tournament Chair/Director in attendance shall be notified, at the time of alleged infraction and that a protest is being lodged.
In reaching a decision on any legitimate protest, the Committee shall meet immediately with the game umpires and the team managers involved with the dispute, with the game remaining in a state of suspension until a decision is made.
No protest shall be considered by the committee unless the prescribed protest fee of $100 has been paid in cash. This fee shall be returned if the protest is upheld.
| Umpire Fees
More information coming...
| Tournament MVP And Championship Photos
The Provincial Championship Tournament MVP for each age category will be selected by the Head Coach of the Championship winning team and presented to the player after both teams have received their Championship medals and remain on the field. Please hand out Rawlings back pack to the chosen Tournament MVP.
Baseball Alberta requires a good resolution photo of the Provincial Championship team including coaches along with a good resolution photo of the MVP receiving their award from the head coach and/or host site director. Please send into email@example.com.