Sea Otter Baseball Festival

Format & Guidelines

Dates: July 1-2-3

Monterey & Carmel, California

DIVISION SETUP: Two Divisions, 45+ & 60+; maximum number of teams is 8-10

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

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 42+; 60+ teams may have 3 players 57+. Ages calculated on calendar year, so if 42 or 57 reached anytime in 2023, players eligible. Underage players may not steal or pitch.

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: $1400 per team due by June 10, 2022. After June 10, fee is $1700.

INSURANCE: Teams required to have $2 million liability policy with Roy Hobbs and Sea Otter Festival named as additional insureds. Or purchase Roy Hobbs 1-week policy for $260.

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