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Welcome to the Buckeye Elite Tournament

July 7th - 10th, 2022 : COLUMBUS, OHIO

Tournament Entry Fee's:
U14 - $945.00
U 15, 16, 18 - $1225.00


Players Showcase

This is a high exposure event attended by a multitude of college and professional scouts. This event sells out every year, last year we were sold out by June 1st, so we recommend registering as soon as possible. Since its inception in 2005, the Prep Baseball Report has evolved into one of the country’s biggest and most respected independent scouting services, with a singular focus of providing comprehensive coverage in every state. More than 450 colleges and pro scouts subscribe to the Prep Baseball Report services.
All players that participate in the Buckeye Elite Showcase will receive an online profile with their verified statistics, scouting report, picture and video. Additionally, all subsequent stories written about a prospect will be linked to the player’s profile, ultimately creating a one-stop shop for recruiters.

4 Brackets of Championship Play on Sunday
One Consolation Game

We would like to welcome you and your team to the 17th annual Buckeye Elite Showcase Tournament.The 2022 event will be held throughout Central Ohio from July 7th through the 10th.The Buckeye Elite Showcase Tournament is one of the largest baseball tournaments in the country. There are going to be 74 U18 teams, 76 U16 teams,72 U15 teams and 44 U14 teams with a 4 game format. The tournament’s field will be one of the most competitive in the Midwest. In attendance will be teams from over 15 states as well as Canada. In addition to the highly competitive play, games will be held on over 55 of central Ohio’s premier high school fields and 8 college fields, making it one of the most prestigious and highly scouted baseball events in the Midwest.

*All teams have a chance to play in championship games on Sunday*

*There is one consolation game!
*All games in Championship rounds are single elimination*

Tournament Format
Four Team pool play with 3 games + Championship Round + Consolation game

Four Divisions of Championship play based on pools position
Platinum 1st Place      Gold 2nd Place       Silver 3rd Place      Bronze 4th Place


Platinum and Gold Division Championship
Champions and Runner Up will receive trophies and award tee shirts

Silver and Bronze Division Championship
Champion and Runner Up will receive trophies

Bill Davis Stadium Championship Games depending on availability
Home of The Ohio State Buckeyes depending on availabity
Platinum U18 and U16 Teams
Platinum U15 and U14 Teams

Gold Silver and Bronze Divisions Championship Games
Will be Played at 8 of Central Ohio Premier College and High Schools Fields

Tournament Directors

Buckeye Elite tournament

Mark Gessner
(614) 989 - 1076

Brandon Gessner
(614) 519 - 7458

Insurance and Roster Coordinator
Chad Dutiel
(614) 678 - 6852

Insurance and Roster Coordinator
Val Dutiel
(614) 989 - 6591

Hotel Coordinator
Brandon Gessner
(740) 618 - 8000




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