Tournaments are where memories are made

That’s especially true when you are playing in adult baseball tournaments. We love playing in our local leagues, but playing in a tourney is a whole different experience. Whether it’s a smaller regional event or a World Series tournament, taking the opportunity to go up against new competition is always exciting. Being able to play in new-to-you ballparks or on Major League training fields is always a blast. Having a chance to get away from day to day life for a while and hangout with other players and teammates as you battle it out for a win is priceless. 

any day on the ballfield is a good day.

If you are looking for an opportunity for your team to play in a tournament in 2023, you came to the right spot. Even if you are riding solo you are in luck. Most tourneys have player pools you can sign up for to get picked up as a free agent. There are numerous tourneys to choose from. You just have to pick the ones you want to sign up for. To help you find where to play, we’ve made a list of Adult Baseball Tournaments. Each entry is linked to the page for that tourney so that you can find out more about it and sign up if you are ready to play. 

Find your next adult baseball tournament now.


The National Amateur Baseball Association is large organizing body in adult baseball. It’s open to current amateurs 18 and over, and has affiliated leagues around the country. Where membership permits, there are multiple levels within multiple age divisions. The largest division nationally is the 18 Open division. There you’ll often find former college players and even some ex-pros.

When it comes to tournaments, the competition is often fierce while still maintaining a fun, laid back atmosphere that’s welcoming to players, families, and fans alike.

If you are looking for an NABA tournament to play in, you’re likely to find one relatively close. NABA hosts many national adult baseball tournaments throughout the year spread across the U.S.  If your team plans to play multiple tourneys, NABA offers package deals that can significantly lower the team cost per tournament.

NABA has two World Series tournaments each year. One in the Phoenix area and one in Florida.

NABA National Tournaments 2023

California Kickoff 

LA & Orange Counties, CA

January 14-16, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+ 55+ 60+

Las Vegas President’s 

Las Vegas, NV

February 11-13, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+ 55+ 60+

Great Park Classic 

Irvine, CA

February 25-26, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+ 55+

Arizona Spring Training Experience 

Mesa, AZ

March 9-12, 2023

38+ 48+ 58+ 65+

Desert Diamond 

Las Vegas, NV

March 18-19, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+

AZ Kino Sports Complex 

Tucson, AZ

April 8-9, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+ 55+

Las Vegas Memorial Weekend 

Las Vegas, NV

May 27-29, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+ 55+

Atlantic City Memorial Weekend 

Atlantic City, NJ

May 27-29, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+

Father’s Day 

Las Vegas, NV

June 17-18, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+

Nor Cal Firecracker 

San Jose, CA

July 1-3, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+

So Cal Firecraker 

LA & Orange Counties, CA

July 1-3, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+

Hall of Fame 

Cooperstown, NY

July 1-3, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+

Mile High Classic 

Denver, CO

July 1-3, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+

Atlantic City Labor Day 

Atlantic City, NJ

September 2-4, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+

California Labor Day 

Los Angeles, CA

September 2-4, 2023

Phoenix World Series 2023  

Phoenix, AZ

18+ Rookie  September 21-24

18+ Open September 28 – October 1

25+ October 5-8

35+ September 28 – October 1

45+ 50+ 55+ 60+ 65+  October 8-14 

Father/Son/Daughter October 5-8

Over 50/60 National 

Las Vegas, NV

October 23-28, 2023

Florida World Series 

Winter Haven, FL

November 9-12, 2023

18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 50+

“Don’t  go Soft–Play hardball!” That’s the catchphrase of the Men’s Senior Baseball League. Though “men” is in the name, the MSBL is open to all amateur players over the age of 18. Founded in 1988, MSBL has grown by offering affiliations to leagues across the country. Boasting around 45,000 member players, MSBL is one of the largest amateur adult baseball affiliations in the U.S. 

While many of their tournaments are affiliate hosted regional tourneys, MSBL hosts many national tournaments during the year and throughout the country. Play is separated by age division and sometimes skill level.

These national tourneys lead up to the two major tournaments MSBL holds each year, the MSBL World Series in the Phoenix area and the Fall Classic in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

MSBL National Tournaments 2023

Desert Classic 

Palm Springs, CA

January 14-16, 2023

Ages: 25+ 35+ 45+ 55+ 60+ 65+ 70+

Sunshine Classic 

Panama City, FL

February 24-27, 2023

Ages: 23+ 35+ 45+ 54+ 60+

Kickoff Classic 

Las Vegas, NV

March 4-6, 2023 Ages: 18+ 35+ 50+ 65+

March 11-13, 2023 Ages: 25+ 45+ 60+ 70+

Holiday Classic 

Viera, FL

March 17-20, 2023

Ages: 18+ 30+ 45+ 54+ 60+

Las Vegas Open 

Las Vegas, NV

May 27-29, 2023

Ages: 28+ 35+ 45+ 50+ 55+ 60+ 65+ 70+

Beat the Heat 

Irvine, CA

September 1-4, 2023

Ages: 18+ 25+ 35+ 45+ 55+

MSBL World Series 2023 

Phoenix, AZ

50+ Oct 16-20      70+  Oct 15-21     40+ Oct 16-21      25+ Oct 18-22

55+ Oct 21-26      65+ Oct 21-27      35+ Oct 23-28      73+ Oct 23-29

Father/Son  Oct 26-29

75+ Oct 29- Nov 4     45+ Oct 30- Nov 4     60+ Oct 30- Nov 4

Fall Classic 2023

West Palm Beach, FL

November 4-18, 2023

Week 1: 18+ 28+ 45+ 55+ 65+

Week 2: 35+ 50+ 60+

Taking their name from the main character in “the Natural”, Roy Hobbs Baseball started in 1988 in Los Angeles. Five years later, it moved home base to Florida. 

Roy Hobbs Baseball is a very family friendly organization. It is geared toward an older subset of adult baseball. Most of its leagues and tournaments are 30+ or higher, with a few exceptions. One thing about them that is notable is that they are very good about acknowledging past players and updating the community when a player has passed away. Roy Hobbs is a close knit baseball community. They also sponsor and raise funds for the Challenger Baseball program, a program to help disabled athletes compete in baseball.

Roy Hobbs Baseball has affiliations, or memberships,  with leagues and individual teams across the country. 

They hold three national tournaments each year. The Sunshine Classic in Florida, the Sea Otter Festival tournament in Monterey, CA and the World Series in Florida. For the World Series, they offer an upgrade VIP package for players to give them access to a locker room, training services and more.

Notably, Roy Hobbs offers a Woman’s only division for their World Series.

Unfortunately, Hurricane Ida did a number on Ft. Myers. This led to the cancellation of the Roy Hobbs World Series in 2022. However, the organizers are looking forward to getting back on track in 2023 as Ft Myers continues restoration and recovery.

 

Roy Hobbs Tournaments 2023

Sunshine Classic 2023

Ft Myers, FL

Family Ties  January 29 – February 1

70+ February 2-6

65+ February 7-11

60+ February 13-16 & February 26 – March 1

50+ February 22-25

45+ March 2-5

35+ March 9-12

Sea Otter Festival

Monterey, CA

July 2-4, 2023 (tentative)

45+ 60+

Roy Hobbs World Series 2023

Ft Myers, FL

Women’s  TBA

35+ October 14-21

45+ October 21-28

53+ October 28 – November 4

60+ & 70+ November 4-11

65+ & 75+ November 11-18

U.S. Adult Baseball began in 2013. It holds three national tournaments each year as well as many regional qualifier tournaments held by affiliated leagues around the country.

Being one of the younger adult baseball sanctioning bodies, they are growing every year. USAB ranks teams and offers relatively low cost affiliations for leagues or individual teams to join. 

For a different experience, US Adult Baseball holds their annual World Series at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, instead of Arizona or Florida.

USAB National TournAMENTS 2023

Spring Training Classic

Ft Pierce, FL

February 3-5, 2023

25+ 35+ 45+

Vegas Open

Las Vegas, NV

September 2-4, 2023

18+ 35+ 45+

World Series 2023

Myrtle Beach, SC

35+ 45+ TBA

25+ TBA


Independent Tournaments

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Rippey Ruckus

The Rippey Ruckus began in 2021 as a friendly get together of teams that shared a love of baseball. The first Ruckus featured four teams gathering to play at Walt Andersen field in the small town of Rippey, Iowa. 

Rippey has a rich history of Baseball going back to the end of the 19th century. Along with the rehabilitative care given to the previously worn down field by Coach Mel Murken and others in the community, the Rippey Ruckus helped to reignite the passion of baseball this town has held for generations. 

Today, Rippey hosts the Ruckus along with numerous adult baseball and high school games throughout the year. 

The Rippey Ruckus is an invitational tournament. In 2023, it will be held May 5-7, 2023 at Walt Andersen field in Rippey, Iowa. 

If you are interested in playing in future events, you can reach out to the Rippey Baseball Commission by email at rippeybaseball@gmail.com, on Facebook or on Twitter.

You can learn more about the Ruckus and the town of Rippey in this article:

What’s the Ruckus about?

Established in 1996, the Bob Wagner’s Wooden Bat Classic is held in January each year in Ft. Myers, FL.  It’s open to players age 30 and above. 

A unique characteristic of this tournament is the age make up of the teams. Unlike other tournaments that simply establish a minimum age for each division, the teams in the Classic have minimum numbers of players of each age that must be on a team.

For example, in the Red Oldham division, a team must have a minimum of one player at least 68, three players at least 60, three players at least 50 and a maximum of 2 players under 40.

This make up of teams in a division gives the Wooden Bat Classic a different feel to other tournaments.

In 2023, the Bob Wagner’s Wooden Bat Classic will be held in Ft. Myers from January 22-28.

To sign up for a spot, you can go to woodenbatclassic.com.

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