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This was an ok tournament
about a "C" level tournament. Good variety of teams and all the teams were very nice, played hard but also played fair. Coaches didn't run up the score and were respectable to the opposing teams when the score was getting lop sided. Fields were good and complex was fineJust very congested for fans and not much bleacher seating so you need to sit down the fence line. Not much parking and you need to park along side streets. Concession was excellent lots of choices, very good tasting and reasonable prices. Umpiring needs improvement. This add stated they provided certified umpires-not the case. Some games only had 1 umpire and he stood behind the pitcher to call balls and strikes. Missed some basic rule calls. The Divas facebook was looking for umpires the day before the tournament "UMPIRES NEEDED: If anyone knows of any high school/college/parents that would like to umpire some games at our Diva tourney this coming Saturday please let Derrick Gibbs know. We will pay per game at $30 per game!" Really?!! C'monif your going to advertise certified umpires make sure you have them. If your not going to have them that is fine, but don't charge admission to the tournament. If you are reading this and thinking of attending a Diva's tournament, I would make certain they are providing certified umpires and not just putting that in the advertisement. This would have been an outstanding 1 day tournament if not for the umpiring situation. Did the umpires determine any outcome of a game? No. But don't advertise all the perks of a quality tournament and then not have one of the most important things needed for that tournament.
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