RHWS AWARD GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

Roy Hobbs World Series Awards Structure

RHWS awards for teams & individuals, MVPs and upgrade options

The prize allocation at the Roy Hobbs World Series is weighted to reflect the relative competition levels.

Competition levels are AAAA, AAA, AA, A and B.  The allocation of those levels is based on the number of teams in an age division and is determined at the discretion of Roy Hobbs Baseball.

To qualify for the AAAA level awards, a division must have at least 16 teams, whereby there are at least 2 competitive divisions (AAAA & AAA or AA) in the age bracket. In Divisions with fewer than 16 teams, the top award level is AAA; Roy Hobbs reserves the right to adjust division designations as needed.

For 3 competition brackets (AAAA, AAA & AA), a division must have at least 30 teams, for 4 brackets (AAAA, AAA, AA & A), at least 40 teams.  Roy Hobbs Baseball reserves the right to add a B Division designation as needed, usually with a minimum of 50 teams.

Champions in age groups with fewer than 8 teams are designated to AA-level awards.

Additionally, please note that there are firm deadlines to handle the application of the team vouchers as well as MVP merchandise awards.

Note:  Roy Hobbs Baseball reserves the right to assign the AAAA, AAA, AA & A vouchers to the NEXT World Series if no decision is made by a team by the January 11, 2019 deadline.

Deadline to redeem MVP awards is December 14, 2018.  No awards may be redeemed after that date.

Award allocations in AAAA, AAA & AA divisions include medals for first, second and third places (semifinalists where no third place is designated), a limited-edition Roy Hobbs World Series championship hat and a special edition of the World Series embroidered championship patch.  A & B divisions received medals for first and second places; hats are available for purchase. Divisions added after RHWS begins will receive medals, although both may be shipped after the Series is over in early December.

Rings

Championship teams in any division may opt to do rings.

See Tom Giffen at the World Series Headquarters or Karen Marcinkoski at Roy Hobbs’ Player Development Complex Headquarters to answer questions about options, ordering and cost.  All rings must be ordered off royhobbs.com/worldseries and scroll to rings.

NOTE:  The Roy Hobbs Baseball name and logos are TRADEMARKED, and unauthorized use of the name or logos on awards or for any other purpose is expressly forbidden by law, unless approved in advance in writing by Roy Hobbs Diamond Enterprises, Ltd.

Medals

Each player from the teams reaching the semifinals in AAAA, AAA & AA divisions will receive a cast medallion.  Champions receive Gold; runners-up Silver, and third place or remaining semifinalists Bronze.  Medals are engraved with the age division, year and finish.  There is room on the medal for teams/players to complete the engraving with their names and team names.

Players should receive their medals after their final game.

AAAA Divisions

Champions have the following options.

Option I is a base-model Roy Hobbs H200 dome ring for each player on the championship team.  Teams/players may choose to upgrade ring at their cost to:

  1. H400 dome model
  2. H600 dome model
  3. H700 Stadium model
  4. H900 dome model
  5. H1000 dome model
  6. or to 6-10-14-18 karat yellow or white gold. This can be done individually or as a whole team.

Option II is an $3,100 Roy Hobbs voucher, which can be used toward any items that Roy Hobbs handles, including but not limited to: a) award garments; b) game uniforms; c) specific baseball equipment, such as bats, gloves, player bags, shoes, etc.; d) waiver to the 2019 World Series.

Teams must choose their option by January 11, 2019, at which time the $3,100 is applied to the 2019 World Series.  Vouchers are non-transferable and have no actual cash value.

AAA Divisions

Champions receive a $1,700 Roy Hobbs voucher, which can be used toward any items that Roy Hobbs handles, including but not limited to: a) rings; b) award garments; c) game uniforms; d) specific baseball equipment, such as bats, gloves, player bags, shoes, etc.; e) waiver to the 2018 World Series.

Teams must choose their option by January 11, 2019, at which time the $1,700 is applied to the 2019 World Series.  Vouchers are non-transferable and have no actual cash value.

AA Divisions

Champions** receive a $900 Roy Hobbs voucher, which can be used toward any items that Roy Hobbs handles, including but not limited to: a) rings; b) award garments; c) game uniforms; d) specific baseball equipment, such as bats, gloves, player bags, shoes, etc.; e) waiver to the 2018 World Series.

Teams must choose their option by January 11, 2019, at which time the $900 is applied to the 2019 World Series.  Vouchers are non-transferable and have no actual cash value.

** – Exception:  If the AA Division is the lowest division in any age group, it is handled the same as A Division winners.

A & B Divisions

Champions in both divisions receive a team equipment bag and 2 dozen baseballs. Each player from teams winning A or B championships will receive medals and can purchase any of the award items that Roy Hobbs handles, including but not limited to: a) rings; b) award garments; c) game uniforms; d) specific baseball equipment, such as bats, gloves, player bags, shoes, etc.

Team MVPs

The MVP from each team, as selected by the team, will receive a commemorative Roy Hobbs RHWS MVP Medal, which can be returned to Roy Hobbs to have engraved with the player’s name and team.  The medal will be given to the team manager at the start of the tournament, to be awarded following the team’s final game.

The recipient or the team manager can turn the medal in at RHWS Headquarters before leaving the World Series to have it engraved, and Roy Hobbs will ship it to the recipient … see Karen Marcinkoski or on-duty staff member in the World Series headquarters office.  If a team wants to select more than one MVP, a second award will be available for $25, which includes tax and shipping.

The deadline for turning in the MVP award form is December 14, 2018.

Players selected as their team MVP also have the option of purchasing 1) MVP embroidered hat ($20); 2) MVP embroidered windshirt ($45), 3) MVP ring (priced according to selection), 4) MVP belt buckle ($125), or 5) a commemorative MVP bat ($100).  

See the ring display on the Roy Hobbs website at http://royhobbs.com/world-series/rings/ or check the display in the World Series Pro Shop at the Player Development Complex. For more information, contact Tom Giffen at RHWS headquarters or at 330.923.3400 after December 13, 2019.

Team Awards

All teams winning at least 6 games receive a team equipment prize: a Team Equipment Bag, Team Ball Bag and one dozen baseballs.  Those prizes will be shipped to the team manager in February, 2019.

RHBB Note: Roy Hobbs Baseball reserves the right to substitute a similar award based on availability. Awards guidelines are effective July, 2018, and supersede any previous version. 

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