World championship wiffleball since 1980


The Skokie Park District (just north of Chicago) is the home of the legendary World Wiffle®Ball Championship, played at Channelside Park in Skokie, Illinois.

The 37th annual open wiffleball tournament, the world's largest and oldest, is set for July 9-10, 2016. Four- to five-player teams, ages 10+, will all play a four-game schedule on Saturday, followed by a single elimination tournament for top qualifiers on Sunday. The tournament will be played rain or shine and is open to newcomers, experienced or not.

Over the years, the event — which grew up in the shadow of Notre Dame's famed golden dome — has been featured on ESPN's SportsCenter, in Men's Health, in USA Today, in the book "101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out" (ranked #27), and on Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC-TV. The tournament was played in Mishawaka, Indiana from 1980 to 2012 and also featured regional stops in Los Angeles; Baltimore; Eugene, Oregon; Barcelona, Spain, and many more.

For tournament information contact Jim Bottorff at (847) 929-7171 or at news@skokieparks.org. For more information about the game of Wiffle®Ball, go to the World Wiffle®Ball Championship website.

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Location

3219 Main St.
60202 Evanston , IL