5th annual Chi-Town Softball Classic returns

The 5th annual Chi-Town Softball Classic returns to the Windy City over July 4th weekend, and, for the first time, will add a women’s division.

The tournament, which fielded 30 teams last year, will play host to 10 teams in each of four divisions: C-Competitive, C-Recreational, D and Women’s. Last year’s tournament drew teams from Boston, Las Vegas, Madison, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia. Play occurs on Saturday & Sunday, July 3-4, at two separate complexes: North Avenue and Waveland.

“There’s nothing quite like summer softball in Chicago,” said Gary Taylor, tournament director. “We’re excited to welcome 40 teams from across the country.”

“We’re thrilled to offer a women’s division for this year’s Classic,” said Marcela Haber-Bishop, women’s tournament director. “We have a strong Chicago women’s softball league and have received an incredible amount of interest from other cities.”

The tournament opening and registration party will be presented by Mister Meet Mister.com 

on Friday, July 2 at Halsted’s and Hydrate, with the closing party and awards ceremony hosted on Sunday July 4 at SPIN. Roscoe’s will serve as the official tournament host bar on Saturday, July 3.


The team entry fee for the Classic is $400 before May 31, 2010.
 Registration is now open at the Chi Town Softball tournament website .


Chicago will also play host to the 2011 Gay Softball World Series on August 28-September 3, 2011.