A Message from the Tournament Director:

Dear Coaches:

The Pennsbury Tournament is proud to announce that this up and coming year we will be celebrating our 39th Tournament on June 13 - 16, 2019. The Pennsbury Tournament is one of the largest college recruiting tournaments on the East Coast and for the past 38-years we have been pleased to have had participants from all over the United States and Canada.

The Pennsbury Tournament was an idea conceived by Art Coleman that began with just 8 teams in 1980. Art Coleman, who was the Pennsbury Gems coach at the time, continued to develop and work the tournament over 21 years, helping to grow the number of teams participating as the Pennsbury organization grew and as the number of new fields became available. Prior to Art's untimely passing away in October of 2001 the tournament had grown to 64 teams and in addition had the NFCA holding its administered recruiting camp the day before. Les Venella and Joe Parell assumed the task of administering the tournament after Art’s death and continue to run it with the same goal; create a large venue that college coaches could attend, observe and recruit players from all over the United States and Canada.

The is 64 teams at Pennsbury that are placed into 8 brackets of 8 teams at the Pennsbury main complex. Those 64 teams will play four (4) pool games, they will be seeded based on a blind draw for a single elimination tournament. Single elimination tournament begins on Saturday afternoon. We will also have 32 teams participate in the Pennsbury playing at the Ewing Complex, each team playing 5 games weather permitting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We accept applications for committee review from September 15th to December 1st every year. We accept approximately 40 teams through the early application process. This early acceptance process is only offered to returning teams that played in the field of 64 and upon committee review, are then selected to participate.

Date of tournament: June 13-16, 2019.

Location: Lower Makefield Township, Yardley, PA (12 fields); Newtown, PA: 8-miles from Tournament Headquarters (5 fields), Ewing, NJ located 5-miles from Tournament Headquarters (5 fields).

Tournament Type: 18-under by invitation, with no college players permitted, 5 games, weather permitting, and single elimination at Pennsbury.

Entry Fee: $1275.00, check made payable to Pennsbury Tournament.

To apply, fill out the application and send it along with a check to:

Pennsbury Tournament

510 Poppy Court

Langhorne, PA 19047

Application and check must be together and arrive no later than December 1, 2018 for consideration.

The tournament committee will then select the teams by December 15th and advise you of acceptance via email. You will receive a follow up form about other tournament deadlines and needs, once that form is signed and returned to the tournament director, there will not be a refund should you decide not to participate.

If your application is not accepted, you will be advised by email and the check will be shredded and not returned to you.

As with any tournament, we cannot control the weather and the 5 games is weather permitting.

Les Venella

Tournament Director

 

 

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