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April 19, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the 2014 LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships in Las Vegas & Henderson, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... The caveats mentioned above for Session #1 apply here as well ...

NOTES: - The Session #2 schedules conformed with the TENTATIVE Field Assignments, with two exceptions ...
• The Women's 40-Masters Major Division was moved from Lorenzi Park to Big League Dreams because of the team volume at Lorenzi with the Men's 40-Masters Major Division taking virtually all available game slots for the weekend; and
• The Women's 40-Masters AA Division will play the last two games of their Best 2 of 3 Championship Series at Big League Dreams on Sunday instead of at Shadow Rock as originally projected ... This change was due to overall games volume at Shadow Rock on Sunday.

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 40's | 50's | 55's | 60's

• Women's: 40's and 50's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions (Large file: 52 pages)


April 16, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA TOURNAMENTS...???

SSUSA's Cal Cup Dates: July 8-13, 2014 • SSUSA's San Clemente Dates: August 21-24, 2014

Those events are about six weeks apart, confusing us a little bit on how to answer your question of "...why would SSUSA purposely put the Cal Cup on the same weekend as the tournament in San Clemente?..."


April 16, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the 2014 LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships in Las Vegas & Henderson, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these TENTATIVE schedules are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting the evening before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed without Tournament Director approval before team’s first game. Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director and are prohibited from roster additions ...

The Master Games & Fields Grid and Participating Teams List have been posted and the Participating Teams Tab on the Tournament Page has been activated ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 65's | 70's | 75's & 80's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
• Participating Teams List: Southwest Championships 2014


April 15, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Raleigh, NC Qualifier May 2nd. 2014

The seeding implications for the World Masters Championships in Las Vegas arise from winning the Eastern National Championships in Raleigh during late July and early August ... That should not be confused with this event, the Raleigh qualifier, which is an important event on our calendar, but does not have the WMC seeding rewards referenced above ...
April 13, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • Game Scores & Bracket Results

Game Scores and Bracket Results from the 2014 Spring National Championships in Polk County, FL, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event Tournament Page ... Winners will receive an invitation to the 2015 Tournament of Champions in Polk County, FL, in February, 2015 ... Congratulations to all of the Champions and thank you to everyone who participated ...
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Game Scores & Bracket Results (PDF's)

• Men's: 50's | 55's & 60's | 65's thru 85's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions (15 pages)
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Final Results

• MEN'S 50-MAJOR
1. Miami Power (FL) • TOC
2. Good Times (FL)
3. Florida Automated Shade

• MEN'S 50-AAA
1. Team Sonic (FL) • TOC
2. Brus Room 50's (FL)
3. Mello Financial 50's (FL)

• MEN'S 55/60-PLATINUM
1. Hollis Appraisals (FL) • TOC (in 60-Major+)
1. Snyder/Lance (FL) • TOC (in 55-Major)
3. Steve Levin Financial 55's (FL)

• MEN'S 55/60-GOLD
1. South Florida Heat • TOC (in 60-Major)
2. Ballbusters (FL)

• MEN'S 55/60-SILVER
1. Slug-A-Bug (FL) • TOC (in 60-AAA)
1. Elite 60's (GA)
3. Silver Foxes (FL)

• MEN'S 60/65-SILVER
1. No Stars (FL) • TOC (in 60-AA)
2. MCC Marketing 65's (FL) • TOC (in 65-AAA)
3. Budweiser 65's (FL)

• MEN'S 65-PLATINUM
1. Murphy's Law 65's (FL) • TOC (in 65-Major)
2. Florida Beach Boyz
3. Voice-Tech Slammers (FL)

• MEN'S 70-MAJOR PLUS
1. Florida Legends/Human Kinetics • TOC
2. Talon Wealth Management (FL)

• MEN'S 70/75-PLATINUM
1. MCC Marketing 70's (FL) • TOC (in 70-Major)
2. Joseph Chevrolet 75's (FL)

• MEN'S 80/85-GOLD
1. Florida Investment Properties • TOC (in 80-Major)
2. Center for Sight 85's (FL) • TOC (in 85-AAA)



April 9, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

The entry deadline has passed for the 2014 LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships in Las Vegas and entries are now CLOSED ... There are 171 teams entered, which shatters the former tournament record (2013) of 145 teams ... This tournament has now grown into the third largest event on the SSUSA annual schedule (trailing only the World Masters and Rock 'n Reno) ... We have also activated the "Teams Tab" from the tournament event page, listing the teams by age group ...

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2014 event. Please note that TENTATIVE means they are NOT FINAL and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Final Field Assignments will be released simultaneous with the publication of the DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets in the next week to 10 days ...

NOTE: These tentative assignments are made based on a thorough evaluation of the number of teams entered per division, the total games demand calculations (as impacted by local league restrictions at all venues) and by reference to which facilities the divisions were assigned to for both the Southwest Championships and the World Masters Championships in 2013 ...

SESSION #1 • Men's 65's, 70's, 75's and 80's
• ALL Ages and Divisions are projected to play at Big League Dreams AND the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex

SESSION #2 • Men's 50's, 55's and 60's, Men's & Women's 40-Masters and Women's 50's
ARROYO GRANDE & RUSSELL ROAD (Henderson)
• Men's 50-Major+/Major
• Men's 60-AAA
• Men's 60-AA

BIG LEAGUE DREAMS (Las Vegas)
• Men's 50-AAA
• Men's 50/55-AA
• Men's 55-Major
• Men's 40-Masters Major+ (Sat/Sun only)

SHADOW ROCK & HOLLYWOOD (Clark County)
• Men's 55-AAA
• Men's 60-Major+
• Men's 60-Major
• Women's 40-Masters AAA (Sat/Sun only)
• Women's 40-Masters AA and 50+ (Sat/Sun only)

LORENZI PARK (Las Vegas)
• Men's 40-Masters Major (Sat/Sun only)
• Women's 40-Masters Major (Sat/Sun only)


April 8, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 40+ in the midwest

In SSUSA sanctioned events, players in their 40's may play in our 40-Masters Division, but may not play in the official "senior softball" divisions, which begin at age 50+ ... We have no knowledge about what other associations may allow ...
April 8, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: All Tourney Team

Actually joel, you have it backwards ... We don't know who they picked until they tell us ... We ask, in an implied manner, by providing the All Tourney reporting form to the manager during the awards ceremony (and that form has an instruction to get it to us within 5 days ... Some do, many don't!) ...

We do NOT get involved in how players may get named to an All-Tournament Team ... That is the SOLE purview of the team, and takes many forms of selection, ranging from the simplicity of a Manager's decree, to the scorekeeper's summary of statistical performance, a vote by team members, giving it to guys who may not have gotten one before, etc ...

When, and IF, the managers comply with our information request, we publish the names in the Senior Softball News next edition ... If a player earns an All-Tourney honor and doesn't see his name published, his first and best course of action is to ask the Manager if he sent the form in to the SSUSA office ... Chances are overwhelmingly high the manager did not ...


April 8, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Change of venue

The Dover fields became unavailable due to repair and maintenance being scheduled to make them playable after the winter storms ... The event was moved to Frederick, MD during the same week to keep an event in that general geographic area (150 miles) rather than having to cancel completely ...
April 7, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team list

Curt ... Shortly after the entry deadline has passed, and the team/divisional breakouts are established, we activate a tab from the tournament event page that lists the teams by age group ... Go to TOURNAMENTS > 2014 EVENTS from the menu bar above and and click on the tournament you are interested in reviewing ...
April 7, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

MEN'S 50-GOLD REVISION • The Men's 50-Gold Division schedule on Friday has been revised ... One team (Steve Levin Financial Planning I) will play later than as originally scheduled, but there are no game time changes for the other teams ... Revisions have been posted online ... Good luck to all! ...
April 6, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: All Tourney Team

NO ... They are typically published in the next edition of the Senior Softball News paper (IF your Manager follows through with informing the Home Office of who earned those honors by sending in the paperwork he was given during the award ceremony)
April 5, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • Game Scores & Bracket Results

Game Scores and Bracket Results from the 2014 Spring World Championships in Mesquite, NV, and St. George, UT, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the Tournament Page for the event ... Winners will receive an invitation to the 2015 Tournament of Champions in Polk County, FL, in February, 2015 ... Congratulations to all of the Champions and thank you to all who participated ...
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Game Scores & Bracket Results (PDF's)

• Men's: 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's | 70's | 75's & 80's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions (Large file: 31 pages)
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Final Results

• MEN'S 50-MAJOR
1. SoCal Knights (CA) • TOC
2. Sac Pack Softball (UT)
3. Triple 7 Softball (NV)

• MEN'S 50-AAA
1. Jaxx (UT) • TOC
2. Arizona Bulldawgs
3. Top Gun 50's (CA)

• MEN'S 55-MAJOR
1. Doubleplay Classic/Monarch (CA) • TOC
2. Scrap Iron/Rocky Mountain Thunder (CO)
3. SoCal 55 (CA)

• MEN'S 55-AAA
1. Baker Boyz (CA) • TOC
2. LVSSA 55's (NV)
3. Desert Dawgs 55's (CA)

• MEN'S 55-AA
1. Mountain Men (UT) • TOC
2. Rocky Mountain Extreme (NM)
3. Lights Out (CA)

• MEN'S 60-MAJOR PLUS
1. Old Dawgs 60's (CA) • TOC
2. Timberworks Construction (CA)
3. Top Gun 60 Softball Club (CA)

• MEN'S 60-MAJOR
1. Top Gun III (CA) • TOC
2. Superior Water & Air (ID)
3. Ryan's Way (UT)

• MEN'S 60-AAA
1. Rezults Realty (NV) • TOC
2. Cal Xtreme (CA)
3. Last Call 60 (NV)

• MEN'S 60-AA
1. Scrap Iron Freedom (CO) • TOC
2. The Copper Gang (UT)

• MEN'S 65-MAJOR
1. R&R 65's (CA) • TOC
2. Tharaldson Softball (NV)
3. Marauders (CA)

• MEN'S 65-AAA
1. Last Call 65 (NV) • TOC
2. Mustangs (CA)
3. Scrap Iron/Phiten (CO)

• MEN'S 65-AA
1. Sacremento Islanders 65 (CA) • TOC
2. Damaged Goods (CA)
3. Scrap Iron 65 Classic (CO)

• MEN'S 70-MAJOR PLUS
1. Stark Street Pizza (NV) • TOC
2. Scrap Iron 70 Legacy (CO)

• MEN'S 70-MAJOR
1. Connection (CA) • TOC
2. Tri-State Diamondbacks (NM)
3. CE John (WA)

• MEN'S 70/75-GOLD
1. Mesa Cardinals 75 (AZ) • TOC (in 75-Major)
2. El Paseo Bank (CA) • TOC (in 70-AAA)
3. Top Gun 70 II (CA)

• MEN'S 70-AA
1. Scrap Iron Force (CO) • TOC
2. Git-R-Done 70 (CA)

• MEN'S 75-AAA
1. PS 75/Sage Mobile Homes (CA) • TOC
2. Gold Coast 75's (CA)
3. D-99 (NV)

• MEN'S 80-GOLD
1. Arizona Prospectors 80 • TOC
2. Fairway Ford (CA) • TOC
3. Scrap Iron Scrappers (CO) • TOC
4. Scrap Iron Gray Berets (CO) • TOC


April 4, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2014 Spring National Championships in Polk County, FL, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these TENTATIVE schedules are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting the evening before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed without Tournament Director approval before team’s first game. Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director and are prohibited from roster additions ...

The Master Games & Fields Grid and Participating Teams List have been posted and the Participating Teams Tab on the Tournament Page has been activated ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 50's | 55's & 60's | 65's 70's, 75's, 80's & 85's
• Complete: All Ages & Divisions (15 pages)

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
• Participating Teams List: Spring National's 2014



April 2, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

We're not sure why this call is leading to so much debate ... The SSUSA Rulebook is quite specific and simple ... This is not even close to a difficult call ... The "lead base" being awarded eliminates any potential debate on "what might have happened" in the balance of the run-down ... If the obstruction call is correct, the remedy is simple and straight forward, which is a good thing ...
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RULEBOOK §8.4(10)A.1. (pages 45-46) • ... EXCEPTION: A base runner obstructed in a run down shall be awarded the lead base at the time of the obstruction. Any proceeding runners forced to advance by the award of bases for obstruction shall advance without liability to be put out..."
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For those who may not like the rule, the SSUSA Rules Committee meetings are open to public attendance and participation ... They are held at the annual convention in late November or early December ... This year's site is Tupelo, MS ... Until then, the playing rules for 2014 are set and will not be changing mid-season ...


March 31, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Field Assignments

Rock 'n Reno is a "known commodity" for us, and the rotations are pretty much set based on an almost identical number of teams by age/by division from year to year ... The Southwest Championships differs from Reno in that regard ... This event is growing significantly and there's no way to accurately assign fields until after the team (and game) count and related divisional mix is determined ... "...on or before April 11th..." is still the target ...


March 30, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Field Assignments

REPRINT from previous identical request on Friday: Within a few days after the close of the entry deadline on April 8th ... We should have them determined and posted here by Friday, April 11th ...
March 30, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Gray Combat Original

This message board thread has been CLOSED ... Please pursue all Buy/Sell/Trade activities in another environment, like craigslist.com or eBay.com ... Thank you
March 29, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule covering team movement

Same answer, whether it's one or 20 players, or anywhere in between ... 70-Major and 65-AAA both carry the same Rating Index of "4" ...
March 29, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule covering team movement

A player with 70-Major history choosing to move to the 65-AAA is fully eligible to play on that roster, and will not be regarded as one of the allowable three (3) out-of-rating players ... If you have any further questions, please call the Sacramento office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours on the West Coast and ask for George ...
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