down under winter classic

Est 2022

DUWC 2024

The DUWC is a first of its kind baseball tournament Down Under. Combining tournament baseball with off field experiences only available on the glittering Gold Coast.

Bringing teams from all over Australia and New Zealand together with the opportunity to compete for the DUWC Championship. Players are then selected at their designated age groups for International Tours to the USA.

The DUWC is not just a baseball tournament, it’s an experience. Giving players and their families the opportunity to develop relationships and create memories with people from across the Down Under landscape that share our passion for Baseball.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Player and Family experience nights, Theme Parks, golden beaches and the beautiful hinterland the DUWC has something for every one.

Come join us on the Gold Coast in July!

Join us on Saturday 6th July for all your Uniform and Merchandise collection,
they will be available at the Tournament Hotel Hub from 4pm.

NO REGISTRATION DAY REQUIRED – DUWC24 will be entirely digital, all purchasing
and/or receiving of tickets to all functions and events will be completed online.

All games commencing on Sunday 7th July playing through until Friday 12th July

Wrapping up with our Closing Ceremony at our all-new venue Dreamworld,
more rides more food options more fun plus Heart of the Babe Awards and a Live band

The cost of this tournament is still only $1500 inc GST
(Note: Price does not include accommodation and associated travel costs)

The countdown is on...

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* A deposit of $500 is required to secure your place

For complete terms and conditions click here

Inclusions and Merchandise

PLAYERS RECEIVE

  • Playing cap
  • Jersey
  • Training top
  • Thin long-sleeve hoodie
  • Shorts
  • DUWC playing pants
  • DUWC exclusive bandana
  • 2x Tickets* to Opening and Closing night
  • Special 7 day¹ Dreamworld and White Water World pass

COACHES RECEIVE

  • Playing cap
  • Jersey
  • Training top
  • Thin long-sleeve hoodie
  • Shorts
  • 1x Ticket to Opening and Closing night
  • Special 7 day¹ Dreamworld and White Water World pass

EO’s RECEIVE

  • Playing cap
  • Training top
  • Thin long-sleeve hoodie
  • 1x Ticket to Opening and Closing night
  • Special 7 day¹ Dreamworld and White Water World pass

UMPIRES RECEIVE

  • Accommodation
  • Airfares
  • 2x Umpires shirts
  • 1x Umpires cap
  • 1x Ticket to Opening and Closing night

SCORERS

DUWC24 will be making a change with independent scorers for each diamond introduced for 2024 to streamline the entire process

T&C’s

* 1x Ticket each for a player and a Parent
¹ 7 day pass is valid 7 days from the date of activation.

 

Tournament Schedule

Saturday 6th July Uniform and Merch pickups for teams / players / fans from the Tournament Hub from 4-6 pm
Sunday 7th July Games from 8:30 am | MERCH store OPENS 9:00 am | OPENING NIGHT from 6:30 pm at one of the Gold Coast’s finest Venues
Monday 8th July Games from 8:30am
Tuesday 9th July Games from 8:30am
Wednesday 10th July TBA – Maybe Dreamworld Day, if not Games
Thursday 11th July Games from 8:30am
Friday 12th July Championship Day | Closing Ceremony Dreamworld

Please note that the tournament schedule is subject to change. Participants will be advised of a confirmed schedule close to the event date.

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Gala Night

Join us for a Gala night filled with Celebrity Special Guest Speaker.

PLUS be one of the first players in Australia to interact with all the latest Baseball gear from all the major Brands;

  • Wilson
  • Louisville
  • Mizuno
  • Rawlings
  • Easton
  • EVO Sheild

You will be able to be really hands-on with;

  • Hitting lanes
  • Throwing lanes

There will also media outlets from both Babe Ruth WS and Cal Ripken WS to get your team and individual photos.

And lastly you can catch up with family and friends with some canapes and finger food plus a cash bar

College information

In keeping with the theme of DUWC24 we are changing things up again for our college information sessions.

This year Peter Giles from Academy of Baseball Excellence will be available for one on one appointments, these appointments can be made on the Opening Night

DURATION

The tournament is run over 7 days.

With a guaranteed seven (7) pool games and one (1) play off game.*

*Weather Pemitting

PARTICIPATION

Mandatory 50% total tournament participation.

This will be monitored daily.

innings

10U will play 1hr 45min timed games.

12U and 14U play six (6) inning games over three (3) time slots.

16U and 18U play seven (7) inning games over three (3) time slots.

age qualifiers for 2024

10U

01 May 2013 – 30 April 2015

12U

01 May 2011 – 30 April 2013

14U

01 May 2009 – 30 April 2011

16U

01 May 2007 – 30 April 2009

18U

01 May 2005 – 30 April 2007

Note:
Our age brackets line up with USA Tournament guidelines.

Accommodation

The Gold Coast has numerous accommodation options to suit all budgets and comforts.

We are working on securing preferred rates at family-friendly apartments and hotels.

CWT will be in touch once this is finalised and give you the option to book through them.

Things to do

The Gold Coast is renowned for being a top family holiday destination. Make the most of your time on the Gold Coast by creating some family memories whilst watching your children play baseball at an elite level.

This style of tournament is designed for families to promote a fun baseball event both on and off the diamond.

Visit the official Destination Gold Coast website here.

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