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April 18, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #2 TENTATIVE FIELD ASSIGNMENTS

• 40-Major+ • Lorenzi Park
• 40-Major • Big League Dreams
• 50-Major+ / 50-Major / 55-Major+ • Lorenzi Park
• 50-AAA / 50-AA • Shadow Rock
• 55-Major • Arroyo Grande
• 55-AAA / 55-AA • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road
• 60-Major+ • Arroyo Grande
• 60-Major • Lorenzi Park
• 60-AAA • Big League Dreams
• 60-AA • Hollywood Park (Friday) and Big League Dreams (Saturday & Sunday)
• Women's 40-Masters & 50+ • Sunset Park (Friday & Saturday) and Shadow Rock (Sunday)

Good luck!


April 17, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 44/375 -VS- 52/300

No problem! ... If you've been out a decade or more, you DO have a bit of a learning curve to climb ... Good luck!
April 17, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 44/375 -VS- 52/300

Don't "over-think" this ... The change to the 1.21 standard was solely a re-calibration of the testing criteria due to changes over time in the balls used for the testing ... The 1.20 standard for older testing/balls is technically identical to the newer 1.21 standard for the newer balls used in the current testing ...

It's been quite a while since we've posted this, and it was done frequently in the older days in response to repetitive postings by a former message board member who was concerned about this issue ... But here's a reprise of our position: SSUSA has no current intention, nor are we considering, ANY change to the bat and ball specification combination now being used ... The bats will continue to be required to meet the 1.20/1.21 BPF criteria and the balls will continue to be the 44 cor/375 comp. specification ... This will hopefully clarify things for you and others interested in this topic ...


April 16, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the 2015 LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships in Las Vegas, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager 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, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

The Participating Teams List and Master Games & Fields Grid have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 65's | 70's | 75's & 80's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Participating Teams: Southwest Championships 2015
• Master Planning Grid: Master Fields & Games Schedule


April 15, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for SESSION #1 of the 2015 LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships in Las Vegas. 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.

• 65-MAJOR+ • Sunset Park (finishing Wednesday)
• 65-MAJOR (& 70-MAJOR+) • Sunset Park (Big League Dreams Thursday)
• 65-AAA • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road (Big League Dreams Thursday)
• 65-AA • Big League Dreams
• 70-MAJOR (& 75-MAJOR+) • Big League Dreams
• 70-AAA • Big League Dreams
• 70-AA • Big League Dreams Tuesday (finishing Wednesday at Sunset Park)
• 75-MAJOR • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road
• 75-AAA • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road
• 80-MEN • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road

Good luck!


April 15, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Field Assignments

SESSION #1 TENTATIVE FIELD ASSIGNMENTS

• 65-MAJOR+ • Sunset Park (finish Wednesday)
• 65-MAJOR (& 70-MAJOR+) • Sunset Park (Big League Dreams Thursday)
• 65-AAA • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road (Big League Dreams Thursday)
• 65-AA • Big League Dreams
• 70-MAJOR (& 75-MAJOR+) • Big League Dreams
• 70-AAA • Big League Dreams
• 70-AA • Big League Dreams Tuesday (finish Wednesday at Sunset Park)
• 75-MAJOR • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road
• 75-AAA • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road
• 80-MEN • Arroyo Grande & Russell Road

Good luck!


April 14, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas 40 Major+

There are currently 24 teams entered in the Men's 40-Masters Division ... The current rating split is nine (9) Major Plus and fifteen (15) Major ... All Divisions of play, including the 40-Masters, will be scheduled for a three-day event ...
April 14, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Field Assignments

Session #1 TENTATIVE Field Assignments are under revision due to the loss of two teams (one Monday and one Tuesday) ... Will be posted after the game load recalculations and facility balancing are complete ...
April 13, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Seeding Games

The SSUSA Rules Committee considered this topic during their most recent sessions at the 2014 Annual Convention in Tupelo, MS, in December ... Although there was some discussion for potential change, the matter did not make the Agenda due to the lack of a formal motion for consideration (or a second) ... The following items are from the list (page 4 of the Official Minutes, available herein) of other matters discussed in open sessions but not ultimately acted upon ...

13. Allow the higher seeded team to elect Home/Visitor status in all bracket games;
14. Allow the unbeaten team to elect Home/Visitor status in the Championship Game #1;
15. Reverse automatically the Home/Visitor status in any “If” game after the Championship game;


April 11, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

1billyd - When you matriculate to the next higher age group, you carry your current experience history rating with you ... Your 75+ classification will be 75-Major ... We would encourage you to continue to play the great game of Senior Softball ... Good luck!
April 8, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TIDEWATER CLASSIC 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #1 REVISION • Due to the withdrawal Wednesday afternoon by Hamel Builders/Superior Senior Softball (VA), the Session #1 schedule and brackets required a complete revision ... Those changes have been posted online, and we apologize for any inconveniences, even though they were completely outside of our control ... Good Luck!
April 8, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SW Champioship Tournament in Las Vegas April 24, 25 & 26

Participating Teams tab on the tournament page has been activated ... There are 187 teams entered (new tournament record by 15 teams) as of the close of business on Tuesday ...
April 7, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TIDEWATER CLASSIC 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's 2015 Tidewater Classic in Virginia Beach, VA, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager 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, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

The Participating Teams List and Master Games & Fields Grid have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

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

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Participating Teams: Tidewater Classic 2015
• Master Planning Grid: Master Fields & Games Schedule


April 4, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's 2015 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 DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager 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, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

The Participating Teams List and Master Games & Fields Grid have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 40's & 50's | 55's & 60's | 65's thru 85's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Participating Teams: Spring National's 2015
• Master Planning Grid: Master Fields & Games Schedule


April 3, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Fair of foul, I need help

We fully concur with DevilDog's (excellent) analysis ...
April 2, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Trying to play in Tournaments

Dancer - If you have specific questions, please call the SSUSA Home Office in Sacramento at (916) 326.5303 and we will be happy to try to help you ... If you are looking for replies here, it may be a good idea to state whether you looking to join a women's or men's team, your contact information (optional) and your home state of residence, which may have an impact on which teams you may be eligible to join ... Good luck! ...
March 28, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mobile tournament schedules....

This 10-team local qualifier was not administered by the SSUSA Home Office, but rather by an independent T.D. We have not seen the games schedule, nor do we have any requirement other than the final results be transmitted to us at the conclusion of the event. Those T.D.'s have broad latitude in how they wish to advise the participating teams on tourney administration items, and this is no exception.
March 27, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA v SSUSA

DCPete ... Your premise that the existing "...border-state rule is unfair..." is not an agreed presumption by the SSUSA Rules Committee ... That's the reason the player and team distribution statistical analysis is being undertaken and why we will seek the input of our friends at SPA ... There will be a lot of options on the table, and any, or none, of them may be enacted this coming winter ... As mentioned previously in this thread, we welcome your actual Rules Committee participation and written conventional mail or email input in the process to state your case or ideas ... We do not, however, consider Message Board commentary when it comes to determining the Rules Committee meeting Agenda items ...


March 27, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA v SSUSA

bigboy11 - The Bordering States Issue was raised at the most recent SSUSA Rules Committee meetings in Tupelo, MS in December ... Here is the relevant section from those meeting minutes ...

BORDERING STATES ISSUE(S) – The request by players in certain smaller/less dense Eastern States for bordering states relief was discussed ... The matter was tabled and referred to the SSUSA Office Staff to complete a study to determine Player Density Statistics by geographic region ... SPA is to be contacted to offer them an opportunity, should they so desire, to participate.

That study is ongoing, and the results will be presented to the Rules Committee at this year's meetings in late November or early December ... Rules changes are made only at that time each year ... You are welcome to attend and participate or to contribute through formal written correspondence or by email ... Message Board commentary is excluded from consideration in matters involving potential Agenda inclusion ...

DCPete - The Roster composition/building software tracks the home state of each player added to an Annual Master or specific Tournament roster ... The "home state" for a team is determined by the majority (or plurality in the event of no majority) of the players on that roster (thanks Jawood) ...


March 26, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA v SSUSA

Missouri also has nine states to draw from: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee
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