Softball Competition Specifics


11-14 August 2014
First game of the day will start at 9 a.m., final game of the day will start at 5 p.m. at latest
*Friday, August 15 available as rain date

Click here to view the Tournament Schedule. (8:45 a.m. 8/13/14)


A/B Division:  Monday 8/11 thru Wednesday 8/13 

          Firestone Stadium
         1575 Firestone Pkwy., Akron, OH, 44301

Women’s Divisions:   Monday 8/11 thru Wednesday 8/13

          Firestone Stadium - 1575 Firestone Pkwy. - Akron, OH 44301 

C and D Divisions: Monday 8/11 thru Thursday 8/14

          Colonial Salt Field - 400 West Welbeth Rd. - Akron, OH 
          Firestone Stadium - 1575 Firestone Pkwy. - Akron, OH 44301
          Pony Field - 1575 Firestone Pkwy. - Akron, OH  44301

All Divisional Championship Games will be played at Firestone Stadium.

Food Court, music, party atmosphere and BEER will be found at Firestone Stadium ALL DAY LONG!


2014 Gay Games is working to provide transportation from a central location in Akron to Firestone Stadium and the various softball venues in the area. More details will be available as plans are completed. Click here to view softball-specific transportation options. 


2014 Gay Games will have the following divisions for softball:

Women Women Open (Men/Mixed)
Slow-pitch, 11-inch Fast-pitch, 12 inch Slow-pitch, 12 inch
Division A/B Division A/B Division A/B
Division C Division C Division C
Division D Division D Division D
Senior 50+   Senior 50+

If a Division has fewer than four (4) teams, the Division may be consolidated into another Division.

All players in the Senior 50+ Divisions must be the age required by the division by 31 December 2014.

Both genders may participate in the Men/Mixed Category. The Women Category is reserved only for women.

Players may participate in only one team in Divisions A/B, C or D. Players may participate Divisions A/B, C or D, and the Seniors 50+ Divisions A/B, C or D. For example, a player who is 52 years old may play in the Open B Division as well as the Seniors 50+ Division. The tournament schedule will not take into consideration any conflicts in a player’s schedule

Skill Level

Players and teams should register in the skill level division that best describes its level of play in a current league or at local, regional or national tournaments. 2014 Gay Games may ask individual players to list their ranking with a national softball group if the player has received a ranking.

Based on evaluation of skill level of individual players before the tournament or in Pool Play throughout the tournament, 2014 Gay Games has the sole authority to move a team to a different division.


Each team consists of 10 to 15 participants.

The tournament is divided in 2 rounds: pool play and then double-elimination medal round. (Division-segregated pool play that seeds double-elimination medal round)

Your team does not have to be ranked to participate.


All tournament play must follow the rules of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA), in coordination with the rules of the International Softball Federation (ISF), as well as the rules of NAGAAA and ASANA.

All changes of rules, venues and schedules in the time of organizing and publishing on the website.

For a complete listing of softball rules, please click here