Message from the Tournament Director:
The Pennsbury Tournament is proud to announce that this year we will be celebrating our 33rd Tournament on June 14 -16, 2013. The Pennsbury Tournament is one of the largest college recruiting tournaments on the East Coast and for the past 33 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 format is 64 teams at Pennsbury that are placed into 8 brackets of 8 teams at the Pennsbury main complex. Those 64 teams will play 4 pool games; the top 6 teams in each bracket will be seeded for a single elimination tournament that will be held on Sunday. The 2 teams that finish 7th and 8th in the bracket will play their 5th game on Saturday afternoon. We will continue to allow first time participants to Pennsbury to play at the Newtown complex and will expand that venue from 18 to 24 teams, each playing 5 games weather permitting, on Friday and Saturday only.
We accept applications for committee review from September 15th to December 1st every year. We accept approximately 40 of the 90 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 14-16, 2013.
Location: Lower Makefield Township, Yardley, PA (12 fields); Newtown, PA: 8-miles from Tournament Headquarters (4 fields).
Tournament Type: ASA sanctioned 18-under only, with no college players permitted, 5 games, weather permitting, and single elimination at Pennsbury for top 6 in each bracket at Pennsbury only.
Entry Fee: $895.00, check made payable to Pennsbury Tournament.
To apply, fill out the application and send it along with a check to:
1449 Windrow Lane
Yardley, PA 19067
Application and check must be together and arrive no later than December 1, 2012 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.