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March 28, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Field assignments for Vegas?

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 28, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

1jonsey ... Actually the converse to your theory is a more accurate reflection of the intent of the rule: The defense should not be rewarded for their obstruction by depriving the runner from advancing where (s)he might have reached absent the infraction ...
March 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: ratings

If you are the team Manager, please download the Ratings Appeal Forms from this website (TOURNAMENTS ► FORMS ► Ratings Appeals) and complete/submit them for review by the National Ratings Committee ... We do NOT consider, let alone act upon, generic ratings complaints posted here, especially anonymous (as to the team) ones ...
March 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: age

"Senior Softball" begins by our (arbitrary) definition at age 50+ ... We refer to the age group of age 40-49 as the 40-Masters, not wishing to rush them into the "seniors" tag ...
March 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO 2014 • Tentative Field Assignments

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2014 Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup. 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 mid-May.

NOTE:
The Reno/Sparks facilities are:
• Golden Eagle Regional Park (Sparks)
• Shadow Mountain Softball Complex (Sparks)
• Reno Softball Complex at Rancho San Rafael (Reno)

The Carson City facility is:
• Centennial Park Softball Complex

SESSION #1 • Men's 40-Masters, Men's 60's and All Women's Ages/Divisions

• ALL Ages and Divisions will play at the Reno/Sparks Facilities from Friday, May 23rd thru Sunday, May 25th.

MEMORIAL DAY

• NO games scheduled on Monday, May 26th

SESSION #2 • Men's 65's, 70's, 75's and 80's

• ALL Ages and Divisions will play at the Reno/Sparks Facilities from Tuesday, May 27th thru Thursday, May 29th.

SESSION #3 • Men's 50's and 55's

Session #3 runs from Friday, May 30th thru Sunday, June 1st.
• Men's 50-Major Plus - Centennial Park (Carson City)
• Men's 50-Major - Centennial Park (Carson City)
• Men's 50-AAA - Centennial Park (Carson City)
• Men's 50-AA - TBD (depending on number of entries)
• Men's 55-Major Plus - Golden Eagle Regional Park (Sparks)
• Men's 55-Major - Golden Eagle Regional Park (Sparks)
• Men's 55-AAA - Golden Eagle Regional Park (Sparks)
• Men's 55-AA - TBD (depending on number of entries)


March 26, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: OBSTRUCTION

We concur with BOTH the umpire's ruling and swing's very concise analysis.
March 10, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Softball

Yes
March 10, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

MEN'S 60-SILVER REVISION • We inadvertently omitted a team from the 60-AAA Division (Git-R-Done 60) in the initial DRAFT Schedule set for the 60-Silver Division at The Canyons Complex in St. George ... There were nominal revisions required affecting a couple of teams late in the day on Friday ... The 60-AA Best 2 of 3 Championship Series on Saturday has also been changed to accommodate the larger 60-AAA bracket on Saturday ... We apologize for any inconvenience ... All revisions are currently available online ...


March 9, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2014 Spring World Championdhipds in Mersquite, NV, and St. George, UT, 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 ...

TIME ZONE NOTE: The Canyons Complex in St. George is in the Mountain Time Zone, ONE HOUR AHEAD of Mesquite, in the Pacific Time Zone ... ALL scheduled game times are listed as the local time at the location of play ... Your cell phones may be more reliable than trying to convert wrist-watch times if you travel across the state lines into differing time zones during the tournament ...

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

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

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


March 7, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING TRAINING KICKOFF (Sparks, NV) • DRAFT Game Schedules

REVISION 03/07/2014 • The Spring Training Kickoff schedule has been modified to reflect the late withdrawal of the CAN-Sirs team from the National Division ... The revised schedule is available online from the link above or from the Tournament Page of this web site ...
March 6, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING TRAINING KICKOFF (Sparks, NV) • DRAFT Game Schedules

DRAFT Game Schedules for the 2014 Spring Training Kickoff in Sparks, NV, have been posted and are available from the link below and on the event's Tournament Page ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules (PDF's)

• Men's: National & American Divisions


March 5, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 2 Rules that are somewhat unclear

5.5(3) • MERCY RULE FOR 50+ THRU 70+ MAJOR-PLUS (ONLY)

The application of the Mercy Rule is based on a presumption of an equal number of at-bats for the trailing team, EXCEPT when it is a mathematical impossibility for the trailing team to get within 15 runs in their next at-bat ... EXAMPLE: Top of the 6th inning with visitor ahead AND a theoretical 7th inning being open ... If the visitor goes up by 22 or more runs, even if the home team were to get their maximum allowed 7 runs in the bottom of the 6th, they would still trail by at least 15, therefore, game over at that point ... There is no guarantee of an open inning being played in a Major+ game where the Mercy Rule might be in play ...

5.4(2) • INTERNATIONAL TIE-BREAKER RULE

Easy global rule for any extra innings game: Once an open inning is declared, that inning and ALL subsequent innings are also open ...

Hope this helps ...



March 4, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEW "ROOKIE" ON TEAM SSUSA

We are pleased to announce the arrival of a promising "rookie" joining Team SSUSA ... Fran and Dave Dowell's fourth grandchild, Paige Maria Lincoln, made her major league debut on Monday, March 3rd, at 8:10 AM ... The tale of the tape showed 8 lbs. 2 oz. at 20" in length ... Lung capacity sounds excellent so far! ... Mom and Dad are doing great and Grandparents are thrilled ... Girls are leading boys at the moment by a 3-1 score ...
March 3, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: email

At the top of each individual tournament page in this web site, there's a name, phone number contact and an email link to the Tournament Director ... For the TOC Qualifying events, the Eastern and Western Nationals and the World Masters Championships, that will be the SSUSA Home Office ... For the other tournaments, that information will be for the independent Tournament Director ... Please feel free to contact them with any questions or comments ...
Feb. 25, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken new senior bat-----ULTTOC 2014 Ultra-2 Max

We are actually considering Message Board strict policy changes to deal with the "right on the edge" type posts, particularly those purporting to "review bats" for the membership ... In way too many instances, there is at least an implication, if not an outright statement, that contacting the reviewer might also be contacting a retailer at the same time and place. Your inference as to an economic benefit for us allowing these type of posts is ridiculous.

As for the removed posts of Koz23, they were both attempts to generate specific buyer interest in two personal bats that would be best marketed as suggested in our previous post.


Feb. 25, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA SENIOR WINTER NATIONALS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SCHEDULE REVISION for Westside Softball Complex • Due to the late withdrawal of a team (Elite 60's AAA) following the publication of the DRAFT schedules on Monday, revisions were required affecting all teams playing at the Westside Softball Complex ... Revised schedules and brackets (dated 02/25/2014) have been posted ... We apologize for any inconvenience, although completely out of our causation or control ...
Feb. 25, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken new senior bat-----ULTTOC 2014 Ultra-2 Max

@Koz23 • Your messages offering to sell your bats have have been removed. Please consider attempting to sell them through more conventional outlets such as eBay.com or craigslist.com, as those types of posts are not allowed here. Thank you
Feb. 24, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA SENIOR WINTER NATIONALS 2014 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2014 ISA Senior Winternationals in Lakel;and, 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 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 has been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 50's and 55's | 60's thru 75's
• Complete: All Ages & Divisions (11 pages)

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields




Feb. 22, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: scorer question

For scoring purposes, the most frequently seen method is to put the runner on 2nd base in the scorebook with the notation "ITB". For rule application, the player who goes to 2nd base is the last batter of the previous inning when the third out was made. NOTE: The ITB rule is "batter" specific, so a substitution or courtesy runner is not allowed until that assigned ITB runner reaches 3rd base on his/her own ... The failure of the designated ITB to take 2nd base results in an out, and the next previous batter from the prior inning starts on 2nd base ... See Rulebook §5.4(2) at page 27 for further explanation.


Feb. 20, 2014
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time to move TOC

All of the Game Scores and Bracket results are online ... Click on: TOURNAMENTS ► Tournament of Champions ► Game Scores and Bracket Results ► Complete: All Ages and Divisions

The number of teams in each is clearly shown at the top of every Division schedule
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