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Welcome to Show-Me Showdown 2018 (Oct 5 - 7)!

The Show-Me Showdown is the annual weekend softball tournament hosted by the Heart of America Softball League in Kansas City. HASL is one of the longest running LGBTQIA+ sports organizations in the country, celebrating 41 years in 2018. Kansas City has a long history of sports tradition in the professional, collegiate and amateur ranks. In 2019, Kansas City will play host to the 43rd Annual Gay Softball World Series!

Kansas City's first LGBT softball tournament began as "The Classic" and ran successfully for many years. After HASL hosted the 1999 Gay Softball World Series, the tournament morphed into the Show-Me Showdown. Following several years on hiatus, the tournament made a comeback in 2013 in grand style with a downtown block party and national headliners like Latrice Royale of RuPaul's Drag Race fame.

Since the tournament's resurrection it has grown each year. HASL looks forward to hosting you and your team in our great city this October and enjoy:

  • Easy Travel to Kansas City
  • 5 Game Guarantee
  • Professional and NAGAAA Expereinced Umpires
  • Awesome Events & Midwest Hospitality
  • Fantastic Fields that will host the 2019 GSWS!
  • Register today to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount!

Let's Play Ball!

Jeff Sloan,
SMS Tournament Director

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