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April 25, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

MANAGER MEETINGS SCHEDULE (Also posted on the Tournament page)

SESSIONS #1 and #2 • One hour before your first game of the tournament at the Midwest Sports & Social Complex on Wednesday (Men's 65's & 70's) and Thursday (Men's 60's).

SESSION #3 • Friday evening from 5:30-6:30 PM in the upstairs restaurant at the Midwest Sports & Social Complex for Men's 50's and 55's.


April 25, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard

Thanks Sking6 ... Noted and fixed ...
April 23, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 (65's & 70's) and SESSION #2 (60's) of the 2015 Brickyard Invitational in Indianapolis, IN, 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 ...

SESSION #3 NOTE • The Session #3 DRAFT schedule set will likely be released Monday or Tuesday ... Teams are advised to plan for a full and long day of softball on Saturday for the 33 teams playing on the weekend only ... Game times are anticipated to run from 7:30 AM through 9:00 PM across all six diamonds ...

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 Master Games & Fields Grid has also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 60's | 65's & 70's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Planning Grid: Master Fields & Games Schedule


April 19, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 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 ... All of the caveats mentioned above for Session #1 apply here as well ... Good luck to all! ...

NOTE: Many of the Brackets are currently "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" and will be posted here within the next couple of days ... This was done to allow us to post the Round Robin Seeding games without any delay ... Check the links periodically and they will begin showing up as completed ... Calls to the Sacramento Office will NOT be of any status help, since the scheduler is in Las Vegas as of early Monday morning ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 40-Masters | 50's | 55's | 60's

• Women's: 40-Masters and 50+ Seniors

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions (Large file: 46 pages)


April 19, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rules

Roster composition and eligibility rules are covered in SSUSA Rulebook §13 (beginning on page 60 of the book) ... That should answer any questions you may have about the roster rules in general ... If you are not your team's Manager and have a question about a specific team, please have your Manager (NOT an individual player with a curiosity) call the Sacramento Home Office and ask for George ... He may be able to provide guidance and clarify any misunderstandings ... In almost all cases, random posts here about a specific team do not have a full complement of the facts and circumstances stated fully and correctly, which makes it inadvisable to respond generically here ... Thanks


April 18, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: softballs

The Rock
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 ...
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