Sea Otter Baseball Festival

Sea Otter 2024 Format & Guidelines

Dates:   July 5-6-7

Monterey & Carmel, California

DIVISION SETUP:   Two Divisions, 45+ & 62+; max number of teams is 8-12

GUARANTEE:   4 games guaranteed; 3-game pool play plus playoffs, with Championships on Sunday.  DH Friday, Single game plus semifinal playoff on Saturday.

MINIMUMS:   4 teams needed to complete a division; number of teams will determine playoff set up – top 4 make playoffs.  (If a division has 5 teams, full round-robin Saturday & Sunday, with top 2 teams, based on tiebreakers, advancing to Monday.)  Sea Otter reserves the right to change the format based on number of teams entered, weather or circumstances beyond promoter’s control.

ROSTERS:   Maximum roster is 20 players per team.

UNDERAGE:   45+ teams may have 3 players 43+; 62+ teams may have 3 players 60+.  Ages calculated on calendar year, so if 43 or 60 reached anytime in 2024, players eligible.  Underage players may not steal; there are no other playing restrictions.  (NOTE:  all players who participated in 60+ Division in 2023 are grandfathered.)

FREE AGENTS:  Register directly with

AWARDS:   Champions receive $300 in Roy Hobbs Baseball Credits (based on the number of teams registered) toward rings, event fees, apparel, equipment, future RH World Series or Sea Otter Festivals.

FEE:   $1500 per team due by June 10, 2024. After June 10, fee is $1800. $500 deposit is required by May 25 to reserve a spot in field.

INSURANCE:   Teams required to have $2 million liability policy with Roy Hobbs Baseball and Sea Otter Festival named as additional insureds.  Or purchase Roy Hobbs 1-week policy for $265.

RESERVATION:  Send request to or contact Joel Weinstein at for more information.