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2021 Dalton Hinkle Memorial Tournament

Welcome to the 2021 10th Annual Dalton Hinkle Memorial Slugfest
May 28th - 31st

Thank you for your interest in our Tournament.  We welcome back everyone who has joined us in the past and are very happy to have all of you who are joining us for the  first time.   We know you are going to have a great time.

For ten years we have hosted this tournament to honor and remember a five year old boy, Dalton Hinkle, who lost his life much, much too early.  Dalton was an exuberant young man, the youngest of five.  He had all older brothers.  His father and mother both supported and volunteered their time to the BGRA.  They always go above and beyond to do whatever they can for this community.  Dalton, like his brothers and parents loved baseball.  He would come to the Emmerich complex with his Dad often just to hang out the fields, and occasionally cause some mischief knowing full well he could always turn on that "I'm the youngest of five boys charm" and all would be forgiven.  We hope you will play this weekend with Dalton in the back of your minds.  Youth baseball is all about the kids.

Tournament Information

  • We host both A & B Brackets.
  • Ages U8 through U14
  • All games played in close proximity to downtown Buffalo Grove
  • All semifinal and final games played at our signature fields at the Emmerich field complex that boast lights, concessions, dugouts, batting cages, playground, and covered grandstands.
  • Each team will be guaranteed 3 games minimum
  • MVP Awards to one player from each team in Pool Play
  • Awards given to 1st and 2nd place teams for all Playoff Brackets
  • Gold and Silver Brackets for all Brackets with 8 or more teams
  • Finals MVP Trophy to player from winning team

"A" level teams and "B" level teams are all welcome. 


 - At our main fields, the Emmerich Park Complex, located at 150 Raupp Blvd, Buffalo Grove we will have several fun things for your teams and their families.  Please stop by!  Some of the fun includes:

  • Grill and Concessions.  We have all sorts of great stuff to eat and drink including Dogs, Brats, Burgers, Chips, Power-Aid, Pop, etc. 
  • Outside Grills & Alcohol -  Sorry but we are not allowed to have any grills or alcohol at any of our fields.  We rent these fields from the Park District and we are strictly forbidden to have them on any Park District field.  In addition, anyone caught using alcohol will be ejected for the remainder of the tournament. 

The tournament fee is $475 with a $25 early bird special if funds are received prior to January 15th. Multi-team discounts are available for clubs with three or more teams. If you are interested in a multi-team discount or just have a general question, please contact Russ Goldstein at or call 847-840-3199. Spots fill up fast so please don't delay. 

If you would like to register and pay online via credit card  please click the link in the blue box below.  You may fill out the rosters online, but it is not mandatory.  If you elect to fill out your rosters at a later time you may download the form below and submit them by May 15th. Insurance certification must be submitted by May 15th as well. All forms can be emailed to

If you would prefer to pay via check, please download the Registration and Team Roster forms below and mail them to Russ Goldstein at 262 Stanton Ct. East, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Please contact Russ Goldstein at or call 847-840-3199 for questions or to book your team's spot. Spots will fill up fast so please don't delay.