National Baseball Tournaments

2024 National Baseball Tournaments

Baseball NZ's National Tournaments Reshaped for Wider Participation, Development & Enjoyment.

The National Tournament Working Group's, review and recommendations are now endorsed by Baseball NZ and the Baseball NZ Board for implementation for 2024, 2025 and 2026 baseball seasons.

The key purpose for National Baseball Tournaments is for our community baseball participants; players, coaches, umpires, scorekeepers and volunteers to engage, develop and grow within the game of baseball throughout NZ.

National Baseball Tournament Guidelines - Overview:

  • Club-based tournaments, with rules, regulations, and competition formats to support the growth of club baseball teams, enjoyment and an appropriate level of competition.
  • Two National Tournaments per year to be hosted in the upper North Island with at least one of these tournaments held in Auckland.
  • Minimum of one National Tournament hosted in the South Island per year
  • Minimum of one National Tournament hosted in regions to support the development and growth of the regions.
  • All teams attending National Tournaments will have a requirement to provide and bring one umpire and one scorekeeper with the appropriate level of training.
  • For 2024 only, all National Tournaments are to be held in the upper North Island.

National Baseball Festival - 12U & 14U

  • 18th - 21st January 2024
  • Auckland  -  Waitakere Bears Baseball Club, Starling Park, Auckland 
  • Each team entered is required to bring a certified Community Club umpire and Level 0 Scorekeeper to this tournament.
  • Age eligibility: 
  • 12U  -  DOB  1st Sept 2013  -  31st Aug 2011
  • 14U  -  DOB 1st Sept 2011  -  31st Aug 2009

National 16U Champs

  • 15th - 18th February 2024
  • Auckland  -  Bayside Baseball Club, Crossfields Reserve, Auckland
  • Each team entered is required to bring a certified Level 0 Scorekeeper to this tournament.
  • Age eligibility: 
  • 16U  -  DOB 1st Sept 2011  -  31st Aug 2007

National 21U Champs (Replaces 19U)

  • 15th - 17th February 2024
  • Hamilton - Hamilton Raiders Baseball Club, Mahoe Ball Park
  • Full NZ Drafted Tournament
  • Age eligibility:
  • 21U  -  DOB 1st Sept 2007  -  31st Aug 2002

National Club Champs

  • 14th - 17th March 2024
  • Auckland
  • Includes Open & Masters Grades
  • Age eligbility:
  • Seniors  -  Minimum DOB of 1st Sept 2007