Christan Dowling Derby Dual
The Seattle “Dual” Major #1 starts for the men on Thursday morning at 9 AM Pacific time at the Hogan park in Kent, Washington just outside of Seattle. The 1st dual tournament then is played on 5 – 300 foot fields with the 17 teams from 7 different states playing as many as 4 games on Thursday. The first tournament continues Friday with the championship set for 2:15 PM Pacific time. The second dual tournament actually starts while the first one is finishing on Friday and continues all day on Saturday with the championship set for Sunday at 9:45 AM. In the second dual they will play the entire winner’s bracket on field RR #1 which is a baseball field with 330-370-395-375-370-330 home run fence distances and use the Dudley Stadium ZN ball with unlimited home runs and 80 foot bases. A majority of the loser’s bracket games will be played on the 300 foot fields with unlimited home runs, the Pro M ball and 80 foot bases. There are 8 conference teams which means 180 + (8 x 4) = 212 points to each of the winner’s. Winning would really help Classic Glass, Bay Area Legends, NFM Lending, and Str8play with their chances to make the top 18 and qualify for the USSSA Major World Series.
There is also a nice 12 team Women’s Dual Major playing at the same Hogan Park which begins on Thursday evening and features 3 Major teams – Smash It/Derby Girls, Classic Glass, and LaFamiglia.
Past, present, and future women’s conference players all know the name Christan Dowling. Dowling was always filled with uplifting and encouraging words, mentoring many around her, and such a huge influencer in women’s slowpitch. The Christan Dowling Dual is one that pays tribute to a soul that left too soon but a legacy that will live on. A legacy that she started and built and one that we all work to carry on.
The upcoming Christan Dowling Dual will be played in Kent, Washington from July 20 – July 23. Dual I is projected to start 5:00pm Thursday with Dual II starting at 8:00am Saturday. 12 teams, 11 being Conference teams, will battle it out in each dual with a few big powerhouses projected to do well. Smash it/Derby Girls/Rawlings has some extra motivation to win this dual each year with Dowling being a former teammate of theirs and Classic Glass/Nitro Circus/Rawlings won Dual II in 2022 so we are looking forward to seeing how they do again this year. Another well-known team who is participating again this year is LaFamiglia/Fat Angelo’s/GTL/Worth who is currently ranked 2nd overall in conference and placed 2nd in Dual I in 2022.
The Seattle Dual Teams
The Playing Fields
24400 Russell Road
Kent, WA 98032
Fields are 300 to 305 feet
When they remove the temp fence on Field RR1 the dimensions are 330-370-395-375-370-330
Weekend Weather looks great.
Past Seattle Dual Winner’s!