Format: 6-game guarantee to include pool, modified double elimination and single elimination formats. Games will start Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Age Cutoff Date: Dec. 31, 2017
Price: $2250 entry fee must be submitted with application no later than September 1, 2017 to be considered for the Fireworks Tournament. All entry fees will be processed/deposited, refunds upon non-acceptance will be processed no later than October 15, 2017. No refunds will be issued if you cancel once your team has been accepted. A full refund will be returned if cancelled from the waiting list.
Awards: 1st-4th place team awards. 1st & 2nd place individual awards.
Entry Deadline: September 1, 2017
Game Times Available: June 4, 2018 after 5 p.m. MST.
Special Events: Power Pools
For 2018 the Power Pool playoff system will be enhanced. The top teams as determined by the US Club Rankings poll as well as body of work will be invited to play in our Power Pools. These teams plus certain at-large teams will advance to our SUPER (18U) or SUPER (16U), which is a completely separate double elimination bracket for the top teams from the Sparkler and Fireworks.
Practice Games: 2018 practices games will be available on Sunday, Monday and a very limited schedule on Tuesday. Request forms available under "Documents" tab. Games will be scheduled on a next paid next in basis. Only days can be requested. Specific times and location requests will not be honored. Check your travel plans before making requests -- once accepted and scheduled, there are no cancellations or refunds.
This will be the 49th annual Fireworks Tournament. 2018 will see a Super bracket for the 18's and a Super bracket for the 16's. We will continue to use the US Club Rankings Top 100 poll to assist us in seeding out the tournament. In conjunction with ESPN 3 we will continue our commitment to expanded television broadcasts from the Aurora Sports Park.
"I continue to be amazed by TCS Tournaments as whole. TCS runs the best tournaments from start to finish than any other organization. The Sparkler specifically is quite an undertaking, and every year I walk away amazed at how well the tournament is run. From games times you can count on, to professionalism by the staff, to education of the college recruiting process. EXCELLENT!!" --Lady Hustle, CA
"I have to let you know that this was the first time I had been to the Sparkler and it was everything the people said it was. It was the best run tournament I have been involved with in 10 years of coaching. I was very impressed with everything from the fields, the umpires and the people at the fields to answer questions." --Anonymous
"I wanted to thank you and tell you how grateful we were to participate in the Sparkler this year. It was without a doubt the most professionally run tournament we have played all year. We appreciate all that you did to arrange the discounted fun events; the overall experience of all three of our teams there was totally positive! You can count us in for next year at the Sparkler!" --Missouri Revolution
"I am the coaches wife and our daughter went to Virginia Tech on a softball scholarship. We have been to a lot of tournaments through the years, but we have never been to a tournament that has been so informative and helpful with anything and everything, as this one has! You guys have done a great job and I wanted to let you know it. I don't think people stop and think how difficult it is to put on a tournament of this size. We do appreciate all that you have done!! Forward this to the entire committee, our hats are off to you all." --Diamond Dusters, WV