The snow will be gone soon in the Chicagoland area. We promise.
Then, we wiffle for the 41st consecutive year.
The oldest Wiffle® Ball tournament in the World will take place on July 18-19, 2020 at Memorial Park in Midlothian, Illinois. Teams will play at least four games, all players will receive official World Wiffle® Ball Championship t-shirts, and we will raise a ton of money for the South Suburban Humane Society.
Need some incentive to get in on the fun? We have you covered.
Free Entry / Referral Refund
Last year, long-time WWBC staple, the Monon Yankers received a free entry to the tournament in a random drawing. Having already registered for the 41st WWBC, can Monon win it again?
To qualify for the free entry into this year’s tournament, all you need to do is register by May 1. We’ll have a drawing shortly thereafter and provide a full refund to the winner.
We’re also bringing back the referral refund. Anyone who refers a team that did not participate in the 2019 WWBC, will receive a $30 referral refund. The new team also will receive the refund. Teams are eligible to receive one refund.
How to qualify:
- Both teams must sign up and submit payment before the WWBC registration deadline.
- The team with which you have the referral agreement must be filled in on the entry form.
- The new team must consist of at least four players who did not participate in the 2019 WWBC.
Additionally, if you refer a new team prior to May 1, your team will be put in the hopper a second time for a chance at the free entry.
As announced in January, we will be highlighting the ten candidates for Player of the Decade in the months leading up to the 41st World Wiffle® Ball Championship.
This month, we start with a player who helped turn a routine contender into the most dominant force in wiffle this century, as well as quite possibly the most feared hitter of the 2010s.
Current Team: Cult West Warriors
First WWBC: 2010
Champion: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
MLB Wiffle Lineup: Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts, Steven Wright
Having reached the WWBC title game in 2014 with the Maple City Magic, the Wiffle® world was stunned when Wes Ellis joined forces with the Cult West Warriors in 2016. The versatile young gun proved to be the perfect piece in the formation of a dynasty.
Prior to Ellis joining the team, Cult West made multiple Final Fours but couldn’t capture the elusive WWBC trophy. Add Ellis to the mix, and the Warriors have won a remarkable 33 consecutive games since 2016 and four straight championships.
Ellis plays wherever his team needs him. When Jay Ryans missed the 2016 WWBC, Ellis helped filled the void on the bump in Cult West’s first title run. Now, he is a key component to a suffocating outfield and a potent offensive lineup. The future is bright for this exceptional all-around talent.
Current Team: Loweriders
First WWBC: 1999
HR Derby Titles: 2008, 2018
MLB Wiffle Lineup: Mike Trout (RF), Javy Baez (LF), Shohei Ohtani (P), Corey Patterson (C)
For over 20 years, Dan Lowe’s prodigious power has been on display. Wind blowing out, he can interrupt play in an adjacent field with a 150-foot bomb. Wind blowing in, he can hit a ball so hard that it will exit the playing field in an instant and almost be blown back into play by the wall of wind.
One unique WWBC rule, the ability to intentionally walk one batter per game, may eventually become known as the “Lowe Rule.” Many current Hall-of-Famers who have played for over a decade can count on one hand the amount of times they have been given a free pass. Lowe, however, estimates that he has been walked an astounding 25-30 times over his career.
Lowe remains one of the most feared hitters in the game, and his Loweriders are consistently a threat to make a deep Sunday run.
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