National Baseball Tournaments

2023 Tournaments

Following Baseball New Zealand's 'National Tournament Review' our 2023 National Tournaments take on a new approach to previous years and tournaments.

With the inclusion of an additional layer of baseball tournaments at a regional level, hosted by each regional baseball association, enabling more clubs and their players to have the opportunity to attend and participate in Regional Age Group Baseball Tournaments.  This provides wider opportunity for more players at a regional level.

Baseball New Zealand's National Tournaments will follow the regional associations tournaments and take on a slightly different approach, with regional representative teams selected from across all club players in each region to attend national tournaments in their appropriate age grades and represent their region at a National tournament.

Baseball NZ's National Tournaments 2023

National Baseball Festival

  • 13th - 16th April 2023
  • Saxton Park, Nelson

The inaugral National Baseball Festival will bring together all youth playing grades, 12U, 13U, 14U & 16U to take place in one large festival of baseball in the April school holidays on 13th to 16th April 2023.

The National Baseball Festival will be our largest national tournament and provide a great platform for our youth players to participate and compete, as our regional age group teams come together to play off for our national age group champions.

The National Baseball Festival will also include the Little League National Championships for regions that are Little League Charters and are eligible by meet all Little League criteria.

19U National Champs

DATE CHANGE  -  Due to a date clash with the NZ Secondary School Softball Champs, Baseball NZ has made the decision to swap over our 19U National Champs tournament and our National Club Champs tournament dates.

  • New Dates:  22nd  -  24th April 2023
  • Venue:  Mahoe Park, Hamilton  -  Home of the Hamilton Raiders Baseball Club

National Club Championships

  • Dates:  31st March  -  2nd April 2023
  • Venue:  Llyod Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland - Home of Howick Hawkes Baseball Club

Note:  National Club Championship tournament has switched dates with the 19U National Champs as noted above.

2023 Age Groups

12U - Cannot turn 13 before 1st September 2023

13U – Cannot turn 14 before 1st September 2023

14U - Cannot turn 15 before 1st September 2023

16U – Cannot turn 17 before 1st September 2023

U19 – Cannot turn 19 before 1st September 2023

A Technical Rules and Operations Manual will be available for each tournament on the relevant tournament page together with links to all required forms.  

2023 National Tournament Information

2023 National Tournaments are fast approaching as the 2022/2023 baseball season begins to conclude.

Please refer to the 2023 Baseball New Zealand National Tournament Information Guide for all tournament details and information, including registrations links, player dispensations, entry close off dates and more.