skip navigation

NORTH STAR CLASSIC

WELCOME!


On behalf of the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League, we invite you to Minneapolis and St. Paul for the 2024 North Star Classic held over Memorial Day weekend, May 25th & 26th. 

This year, we are excited to host 7 divisions including: Open A, Open B, Open C, Open D, Open E, Legends C/D and Womens+. We have a five-game guarantee tournament with 3 pool play games and a double elimination bracket format. 

New for 2024, we are offering our Open A and Open B teams a six-game guarantee tournament, with 4 pool play games and double elimination bracket format. 


TEAM REGISTRATION AND FREE AGENT SIGN UP

For more details about the tournament, including tournament rules and field locations, go to the NSC Play page. 

Team Registration

MANAGERS - Register your team here.

Free Agent Signup

FREE AGENTS - Sign up as a free agent player by May 20.


FEES

EARLY REGISTRATION

NOV 1 - MAR 31 APR 8

$400

STANDARD REGISTRATION

APRIL 9 - apr 30

$450

LATE REGISTRATION

MAY 1 - MAY 10

$475

PAYMENT DUE:
MAR 31 APRIL 8
PAYMENT DUE:
APRIL 30
PAYMENT DUE:
MAY 10


No payment is required to submit your registration! Select “Pay Offline” and you can complete your registration in minutes!

Just make sure we receive your check by mail or electronic payment (Venmo) by March 31, 2024 April 8th (Early Bird Discount) or April 30th, 2024 (standard registration). If you would like to pay today, you can pay using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information.

If you opt to pay offline: 

  • Checks can be mailed to TCGSL - North Star Classic, PO Box 580264, Minneapolis, MN 55458. Please make checks out to: Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League "TCGSL". In the memo include your team's name and "NSC." 
  • We will also accept Venmo, but teams will be responsible to pay the service charge. Please contact nortstar@tcgsl.org to arrange for a Venmo payment.

DIVISIONS

The 2024 Northstar Classic Softball tournament will use iPride Softball and ASANA guidelines for team and player rating caps*.

iPride Softball

  • Open A Division: There is no maximum team or individual player rating.
  • Open B Division: All teams rated 180 or lower; no players rated above a 20.
  • Open C Division: All teams rater 140 or lower; no players rated above a 15.
  • Open D Division: All teams rated 110 or lower; no players rated above a 12.
  • Open E Division: All teams rated 75 or lower; no players rated above an 8.
  • Legends C:  All teams rated 140 or lower; no players rated above a 15. Players must be 50 or older, or turn 50 in the 2024 calendar year to play on a Legends team.
  • Legends D: All teams rated 110 or lower; no players rated above a 12. Players must be 50 or older, or turn 50 in the 2024 calendar year to play on a Legends team.

ASANA Guidelines - Teams comprised of cis women, trans women, trans men and non-binary people. Cis men are welcome to coach or manage teams. 

  • Womens A Division - Team that has no more than two (2) Elite players, and any other combination of players of any classification
  • Womens B Division - Team that has no Elite players, no more than four (4) roster “A” division players, and any other  combination of players of any lower classification, and whose highest 10 rated players sum rating does not exceed 824
  • Womens C Division - Team has no Elite players, no “A” division players, no more than three (3) roster “B” division players rated 70-79, and any other combination of players of any lower classification, and whose highest 10 rated players sum rating does not exceed 674.
  • Womens D Division - Team has no Elite players, no “A” division players, no “B” division players, no more than three (3) roster “C” division players rated 51-65, and whose highest 10 rated players sum rating does not exceed 519.

*Final division breakdown and team assignments are at the discretion of the tournament committee based on the number of teams registered and to create parity where possible.

We will use the most recent ratings that your league has submitted to iPride or ASANA when verifying rosters. For more details about the tournament, including tournament rules, go to the NSC Play page. 


New Tournament Co-Directors

We would like to introduce the new Tournament Co-Directors for this year. Blaine Boverhuis (he/him) and Jonathan Welch (he/him) are taking the operational reins of the North Star Classic.

Blaine has been in the Twin Cities Goodtime Softball League (TCGSL) for the past 6 seasons, plays for Twin Cities Biohazard Softball and travels to many tournaments across the country.  He's also an avid bowler and has organized several bowling tournaments in the Twin Cities.

Jonathan has been in TCGSL for 11 seasons and manages the Twin Cities Base Invaders. A recent highlight was taking 2nd place in E Division at the 2021 GSWS in Columbus.  

We are excited to work together to lead the North Star Classic to new heights!


NSC STARTS IN

0
Days
0
Hours
0
Minutes

PHOTO GALLERIES

All photos courtesy of Larry Barthel, volunteer photographer - Thank you Larry!


Become a volunteer

Support the tournament you love by becoming a volunteer for the planning committee, or field/concession operations roles.

Learn more about how to get involved.

Become a Volunteer



NSC Facebook

Follow us on Facebook.

Blaine Boverhuis and Jonathan Welch Tournament Co-Directors

NSC Instagram

Follow us on Instagram.