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Sept. 1, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Jose and Ozzie Canseco looking to play 50 and over together in Las Vegas September tournament

Jawood ... Subject to pre-existing "numbers" on the qualifying roster of a team looking to add players, that team can add up to player #12 from "same age/same (or lesser) skill level" and up to player #15 with "next older age/same (or lesser) skill level" so long as, of course, the player(s) are otherwise eligible as to age and residency ... Also, players don't have to qualify to play Major+ ... See complete player add rules for the World Masters from the "white paper" available from the RULES page herein ...


Aug. 31, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: New York New York deal

From the center column (near the bottom) on the Tournament page for the Wold Masters ...
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New York-New York Hotel & Casino
3790 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 1-702-740-6969

To book your reservation with our special rates call 866-815-4365 or 1-705-740-6969 and give code SCSSWC0914. Make your reservation by September 2nd, 2014 to get special discounted rate.

Special Senior Softball Discounted Rates:

Friday 9/26 Saturday 9/27 - $149.00
Sunday 9/28 Thursday 10/2 - $79.00
Friday 10/3 Saturday 10/4 - $142.00
Sunday 10/5 - $79.00


Aug. 31, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas World Championship?

Capt. - "SSWC" or "Senior Softball USA" is fine ... Our webmaster has that item pre-programmed on the tournament pages to automatically display "SSWC [tournament name]", which is fine in most cases ... But that's a little awkward to write on the "Pay to the Order of..." line on a check for this one! ... Thanks!
Aug. 30, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 TENTATIVE FIELD ASSIGNMENTS

DEADLINE FOR SESSION #3 (Men's 55's & 60's) entries, online rosters and payment is September 12th:

Aug. 30, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 TENTATIVE FIELD ASSIGNMENTS

DEADLINE FOR SESSION #2 (Men's 65's thru 85's) entries, online rosters and payment is September 8th:

Aug. 30, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 TENTATIVE FIELD ASSIGNMENTS

DEADLINE FOR SESSION #1 (All 40's & 50's) entries, online rosters and payment is September 5th:

Aug. 29, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: huntsman games

Gary ... It's OK, in fact it's advisable, to post follow-up comments in the original thread you started ... We did it for you this time ...
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Aug. 29, 2014 - gman1 - 10 posts DO THEY USE PITCHING SCREEN? 4X4 I KNOW I CAN PLACE AD ON HUNTSMEN SITE BUT IS IT BETTER TO CALL,,,,THANKS FOR ALL INFOR,,,,,,,,GARY 65


Aug. 28, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join a team for the LVSSA Worlds tournament Sept. 26 - Sept. 28/14

Dbax ... Subject to pre-existing "numbers" on their qualifying roster, they can add up to player #12 from "same age/same (or lesser) skill level" and up to player #15 with "next older age/same (or lesser) skill level" ... That may have been the reason he mentioned 55-AAA for his 50-AAA team ... Looks like he's at 11 right now if we had to make a guess ... See World Masters Player Add Rules from the RULES page herein ...


Aug. 27, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OFFICIAL SOFTBALLS SSUSA Rulebook 3.5

There have been some recent competition issues and inquiries about "Official" Softballs for SSUSA events ... At SSUSA administered events, we provide six (6) softballs for team use and have additional softballs available for purchase should a team desire to do so ... We offer the following information to clarify our official softball policy ...

Rulebook 3.5 (page 17) defines an Official Softball for SSUSA sanctioned tournaments ...
Rulebook 3.5 E. states "In all SSUSA sponsored qualifiers and tournaments, official game balls must have the official SSUSA stamp or be pre-approved by SSUSA headquarters in Sacramento, CA."

The official SSUSA game ball is the Anaconda Trump "Stote" or "Rock" optic yellow softball with .44 cor and 375 compression ratings ...

PENALTY - Teams discovered to be using non-compliant softballs shall be assessed a "forfeit" for that game if they are discovered to have introduced a softball for play that does not meet the specific criteria of Rulebook 3.5 E. above ... The use of non-compliant softballs is deemed to be the use of "illegal" equipment ...

Please contact the Sacramento Home Office if you have any questions ... Thank you!

SSUSA Rules Committee


Aug. 27, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foul Territory

Agreed B.J. ... The background on why it's an "illegal pitch" in slow pitch softball is because, in baseball, the penalty is a "balk" assessed to the pitcher ... In the absence of a balk in slow pitch softball, this looks like it was the next best remedy to employ! ... The skilled umpire and the alert offensive team manager should bring it to the attention of the umpire for pre-pitch correction as you suggested ...
Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking to join 65 and over team tampa area

We're going to leave this message on for a bit until you can re-post it ... I suspect you meant for people to give you a "shout" ... But maybe not!
Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Rocky Mountain scores and bracket results are also available from that tournament page ...
Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 4 base error andrequired runner advancement

B.J. ... Yes ... Four-base-award if, in umpire's judgment, the ball would have gone over but for the fielder tossing his glove and hitting it ...
Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Field assignments.

Henderson's finest ... Certainly one of the top 10 dirt and natural grass facilities we use anywhere nationally ... Four fields, all 300', nice neighborhood, hotel/shopping convenient, well shaded ...
Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 4 base error andrequired runner advancement

L ... See Rulebook 8.4(10)C. (page 46) for this scenario ... "...The runners are entitled to three bases from the time of the pitch if a batted ball, or two bases from the time of the throw if a thrown ball, and in either case, they can advance farther at their own risk..." ... In the instance of the thrown glove hitting the ball that, in the umpire's judgment, would have cleared the fence for a home run, the umpire may make a four-base-award ... We have no mention in the rulebook about a 3-base mockery and the potential for an ejection the next time (although it's certainly not a bad idea!) ...


Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Same is true on the tourney pages for the Northwest, Texas, Midwest, Cal-Cup, Northeast, Eastern's, Western's and Southern's over the last two months ... Check 'em out!
Aug. 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Either of you looked on the Tournament page for the Northern's?
Aug. 25, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LAS VEGAS TOURNEY

From the Menu Bar above, hover your mouse over TOURNAMENTS and click on RULES from the drop-down menu ... Near the bottom of the Rules page is a link called: World Championships Roster Considerations & Rules (PDF) ... Click on that link and the complete World Masters Championships Roster Composition Rules will appear in the Adobe Acrobat Reader ...

Generally, you CANNOT pick and choose players from different qualifying rosters in an attempt to "load" a team roster for the World Masters Championships ... Specific questions about your roster should be sent by email only to george@seniorsoftball.com ...


Aug. 25, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 4 base error andrequired runner advancement

L ... Incorrect ... In your hypothetical, you have a live ball just like any other (unintentionally) dropped/misplayed ball in the outfield ... You may be referring to a situation where a defensive player throws his glove (or hat) at a fly ball in an attempt to knock it down in play, which does not appear to be the fact pattern in the original question ...
Aug. 25, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 4 base error andrequired runner advancement

A "Four Base Award" [Rulebook 8.4(7) on page 45] is to be treated like an over-the-fence home run in all aspects except one: The four base award is NOT added to the team's over-the-fence home run count ... Accordingly, the "hit and sit" option afforded home run hitters, and any runners on base at the time, should have been employed here ... Our call would have been: four runs score, bases empty and bring the next batter to the plate if this was an open inning, or inning over if the 5-run limit was reached because of the play ...
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