2018 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball


THE 2018 GRAND SLAM WORLD SERIES OF BASEBALL
Held for the 14th consecutive year at beautiful FRANK BROWN PARK
in PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA
along with Gulf Coast State College & Area High Schools

FOUR SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

SESSION I >> JUNE 18-24, 2018

SESSION II >> JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2018

SESSION III >> JULY 2-8, 2018 (CELEBRATE AMERICA Week with ALL teams having Wednesday, July 4th as their OFF day!!)

SESSION IV >> JULY 23-29, 2018

ALL FOUR SESSIONS OPEN TO 7U through 14-U & Session IV open additionally to 15U, 16U & 18U!

HUGE Opening Ceremonies Parades, Exclusive Pin Trading Events, Bat Wars, One of Kind Award Packages

and so much more that sets the Grand Slam World Series of Baseball apart from ALL others!!

For more information contact the Grand Slam Corporate office at grandslamtournaments@gmail.com

or text (706) 332-0035


      • $650 Entry Fee plus your $55 2018 Grand Slam Sanction Fee!
      • $550 TEAM GATE FEE.  NO admission at the gate, EVERYONE gets to come and go as they please!  This equates to $45.83 per player based on 12-players per team.  This is to HELP SAVE PARENTS a TON of Money by attending our event.  Do the Math:  $8 per day for adults x 2-parents = $16 per day x MINIMUM 3-days of admission cost = $48.  4-days = $64 and 5-days = $80.  This doesn't even include kids over 12, grandparents, other relatives, friends, etc....  Just ANOTHER way for us to show our appreciation to the teams for supporting GRAND SLAM SPORTS TOURNAMENTS and our 2018 GRAND SLAM WORLD SERIES OF BASEBALL! 
      • Huge Opening Ceremonies on the Sunday prior to each WS at beautiful PIER PARK with pool play games starting on Monday.  In WS 1, 2 & 4 each team will play a DH on either Monday or Tuesday with the other day as their day off.  In WS 3, Every team will play one game on Monday and one game on Tuesday.  ALL teams will have Wednesday, July 4th off.   Championship Bracket play starts on Wednesday or Thursday each week and concludes on Saturday!  SUNDAY IS THE RAIN DATE!  PLEASE prepare as though you will play on Sunday.  Our opening ceremonies parades are second to none in the entire Country!  Viewed by THOUSANDS of people at beautiful Pier Park who are not even involved in our baseball event!  It is truly a one of a kind experience for the players!  
      • Pin Trading Headquarters and Vendors Galore plus HUGE Pin Trading Event at Rock-It Lanes right after the Opening Ceremonies Parade.  We also feed all the COACHES FREE at the Pin Trading Event!  This event takes place the day before games begin at Rock-It Lanes in PCB!
      • Grand Slam Supplies Two New Wilson A10 Baseballs per game!
      • Team & Individual Awards including the now famous 7-foot tall 4-real wood bat 35-pound Championship trophy to the top-3 or top-4 teams in each age division and class (depending on # of teams) PLUS in 2018 we will unveil our Biggest and Best WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS yet for all champions!!
      • Host Properties:  We strive to give you the best options on housing at the Beach.  Visit our Web Site at http://www.grandslamtournaments.com to see our 2018 Housing partners as we are posting them daily!
      • Our World Series are not just a Tournament, they are an EVENT!  We BELIEVE very strongly in making this an unforgettable experience for every participant!
      • We give EVERY team a DAY OFF to enjoy the beach and the area attractions!
      • We play by National Federation High School rules with the Grand Slam exceptions that you can find on our website under the RULES link
      • We have an official sports photography company, ROMO PHOTO, that captures all the great moments and experiences of your World Series event!
      • FOUR game guarantee, 2-pool play and DOUBLE Elimination Championship bracket play!


    It is very easy to sign up for one of our World Series events.....


    Go to our website at http://www.grandslamtournaments.com

    Create your team account, pay your once annually sanction fee, register for the World Series you want to attend and you are on your way!


    When determining what class you are in a particular age division with Grand Slam, we offer FOUR separate classes:  ROOKIE, AMERICAN, NATIONAL & ELITE:

        Keep in mind that classifying teams is VERY SUBJECTIVE and a very inexact science.  Unfortunately there will always be "sand baggers" & "trophy hunters" in our world but we do the best we possibly can to make sure all teams are classed appropriately within the Grand Slam organization.  Will we always get it right?  Absolutely not!  Again, it is very subjective and a lot of teams are what we call "tweener" teams; teams that can potentially dominate the American class one weekend and not even complete in the National class the next weekend.  This is the gray area when it comes to classifying teams.  We leave it up to our respective State Directors to place teams in the class they feel is best suited for that particular team.  We reserve the right to move a team up or down prior to our World Series event or during the regular season based on their play in the Grand Slam sanctioned events.  For teams who do not have the opportunity to play in our qualifying events, we place them in the class that is on an equal basis with other travel baseball organizations.

    The “ROOKIE” class teams are start-up and rec ball type teams.

    The "AMERICAN" class teams are teams that are average travel ball teams and not quite at the elite level of their age division.

    The "NATIONAL" class teams are teams that are above average travel ball teams and compete on a higher level than the American class teams.

    The “ELITE” class are teams that are the cream of the crop in their respective age division.

              In our World Series events, we do our best to separate into TWO separate classes, Rookie & American and National & Elite.  There are occasions where we have to combine all teams and when that is the case, we still award the highest finishing 3 Rookie/American teams and the highest finishing National/Elite teams.  In other words, SIX teams in a combined bracket receive awards, 1st, 2nd & 3rd in both classes.  World Series Session IV is an OPEN event! 


    All 8-U CP through 14-U teams that are based in GEORGIA, ALABAMA, NW FLORIDA PANHANDLE & MISSISSIPPI are required to play in FOUR total qualifying events which includes the 2018 Southeastern Championships or your particular State's "State Championship" event in order to participate in a Grand Slam World Series event.  15-U and up teams do not have to play in any qualifying events.    Teams from ALL other states can register on a FIRST COME BASIS as there are NO qualification procedures. 

    Certain States like SW Texas, West Tennessee and NW Kentucky may have Grand Slam events in 2018 and thus teams from these areas may have to qualify, stay tuned!


    We urge you to sign up for your World Series event NOW as they sell out well in advance.  World Series Session I and Session III were sold out by late February, early March in 2017.  Session II Sold out shortly thereafter.  If you are required to play in qualifying events, you can sign up for these later.....DO NOT WAIT as you could get shut out of the week you want to play!  


2018 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball

The 2018 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball Sessions I, II, III & IV will be held for the 12th STRAIGHT YEAR at beautiful Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, home of the World's Most Beautiful Beaches!