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GSTC Qualification


Winning a berth does not guarantee a spot in the GSTC. 
Spots are only secured once a team submits their official tournament registration before the registration deadline.

Automatic Berth

Teams can win an automatic berth by placing 1st or 2nd in a GSTC Qualifier.

  • If 6 or more teams are participating two berths are awarded(bids do not fall past 4th place)
  • If less than 6 teams are participating only one berth is awarded(bids do not fall past 2nd place)

Note: If a team is "playing up" for a qualifier, either at an older age level or higher division, and earns a berth, they are only eligible to participate in the GSTC at the age and level to which they qualified. This does not apply to berths that are passed down. 

At-Large Berth

Once all automatic berths are registered, the remaining spots will be invited based on pre-registration and participation in GSTC Qualifiers.

GSBL League Berth

The TOP team from each age/level/district based on Win-Loss % (i.e. 11AAA District II) in the Gopher State Baseball League will automatically earn a berth to the Gopher State Tournament of Champions (GSTC) on July 7-9, July 14-16 or July 21-23 (depending on the team’s age and level of play). This berth is only applicable if space is available in your specific age/level GSTC as of June 16th. There must be a minimum of 6 GSBL games played by a GSBL team by this date in order to be eligible for a League Berth. The berth does not fall past the team in 1st Place.