Dennis Lafata Gateway Boy's Festival

2017 Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys Festival Bid Event will be held in the Indianapolis Convention Center - Friday thru Sunday, February 3rd thru the 5th, 2017


2018 Dennis Lafata Gateway Boys Festival Bid Event will return to the St. Louis Convention Center - Friday thru Sunday, February 23rd thru the 25th, 2018


Click here for 2016 Results!

Boys’ 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s & 18s Open Divisions
Entry Deadline: Exact date TBD
Entry Fee: $625/team
Entry Process: Advanced Event Systems(AES) Tourney is listed as 16 President’s Day Classic/Dennis Lafata Classic.

2016 Tournament Registration opens October 1, 2015
7 match guarantee
First referees provided for all matches; teams to provide remainder of work crew
(certified R2 & scorer, 2 line judges, asst. scorer)
For more information e-mail

2016 DLFWBF Tournament Information

To contact event staff during the event, please call (314) 325-2190. All non-tournament inquiries should be directed to the Gateway Region Office at (314) 849-1221

Tie Break Procedure

This 2016 festival is a Stay & Play Event

Click here for Hotels reservations through AES - reservations open September 1, 2015
Hotels will be continually added.
Contact info for hotels: Scott McQueen, or 1-800-476-0060 ext 18

2016 Playing Site

America's Center Convention Complex
701 Convention Plaza
St Louis, MO 63101

Visitor info:


$8 per day or $20 for 3 day pass. Tickets and passes are sold at the America’s Center starting Friday night in the Pro Shop.