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Feb. 26, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

Yes
Feb. 22, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

There was the annual discussion of HR Rules in general at the Rules Committee sessions again this year. Some pre-meeting public input correspondence advocated eliminating DBO's for excess HR's at the Major+ level, and the one-up system was one of the options mentioned, along with "walks" or "singles." There was not enough support among the Committee membership (no formal motion made, accompanied by a second) to secure a change and, accordingly, the item did not make the formal meeting Agenda. All items on the Exhibit "A" to the Official Minutes (except #17 a. i.) were "seriously considered", and this one was item #4 on that chronological list.
Feb. 20, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2015 Las Vegas World Championship

The 65+ and more senior divisions will now be getting the same number (5) of minimum games scheduled as all other divisions of play, at exactly the same entry fee as they all pay ... The change was in response to many Session #2 teams expressing their opinion that both the six-game guarantee and the four-day session duration were too many of each ...
Feb. 20, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2015 Las Vegas World Championship

The format for all four sessions of the 2015 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters will be the same this year: Two seeding games into three-game-guarantee brackets for all divisions of more than four teams ... This is a 5-game guarantee on scheduling over three days ...

The 11-defensive-player option begins for men at the 70+ age group and for women at the 50+ age group ... This is a playing rules item and would only be considered for potential change at the annual SSUSA Rules Committee meetings in late November or early December ... Accordingly, men 65+ teams will play a 10-defensive-player format for the 2015 SSUSA tournament season ...

Feb. 19, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: sorry to SSUSA

2424 ... No apology needed ... We have only four posting rules here, and one of them is "no advertising tournaments of competing associations" ... Your posts indicated this was a U-Trip event ...

Here's the full list of rules ... No:
- Inappropriate language
- Disparaging comments directed toward any individual
- Promotion for other senior softball organizations
- Advertising for commercial products, services or websites

We welcome your continued participation, though ...


Feb. 19, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC follow up

Eaglesnest63 • The company is Central Screen Printing ... Their website is http://centralscreenprinting.com/ ... Their Owner/Representative at the TOC was Josh Randall ... Call their toll free number at (800) 693.3299 and ask for him ... Great guy!
Feb. 18, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 2015-16 OFFICIAL SSUSA RULEBOOK AVAILABLE ONLINE

The 2015-16 Official Senior Softball-USA Rulebook has been delivered by the printers ... Copies are being mailed to each registered team and registered umpire ... Others may call the Sacramento Home Office at (916) 326.5303 to order copies ... They are $10.00 each, including postage and shipping (credit card purchasers: $10.40) ...
Feb. 16, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

Tim ... All we did was, as requested by Alan, list the Major Plus champions of the last five years for ages 50+ through 65+ ... It's up to you guys to define what relevance, if any, that list has and how this debate proceeds ...
Feb. 16, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

MOST RECENT FIVE YEARS SSUSA WORLD CHAMPIONS


50-MAJOR PLUS
• 2014 - DLB (WI)
• 2013 - Nazzareno Electric (CA)
• 2012 - NW Legends (WA)
• 2011 - Line Drive/Salsa Bombers (MI)
• 2010 - Seacrest Mavericks (CA)

55-MAJOR PLUS
• 2014 - Summy's Nighthawks (CA)
• 2013 - MTC Softball 55 (CA)
• 2012 - MTC Softball 55 (CA)
• 2011 - Hendricks Sports Managemenbt (TX)
• 2010 - OLR Nighthawks (CA)

60-MAJOR PLUS
• 2014 - Superior Senior Softball (VA)
• 2013 - Hollis Appraisals (FL)
• 2012 - Hollis Appraisals (FL)
• 2011 - MTC Softball 60 (CA)
• 2010 - GSF (A)

65-MAJOR PLUS
• 2014 - Full Circle (AZ)
• 2013 - Hamel/Superior Softball (VA)
• 2012 - Hamel/Turn Two (VA)
• 2011 - Omen 65 (CA)
• 2010 - Florida Legends/Human Kinetics


Feb. 16, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

The most simple method would be to reduce or eliminate the "out of rating roster exceptions" ... As recently as the 2007 Season, that was the policy ... All teams played at the rating level of the highest rating experience history of any player on their roster ... Many teams today expend a lot of energy trying to get to, but not exceed, the currently allowed three out of rating players ... There are members of the SSUSA Rules Committee who favor returning to that policy, but so far they are in the minority ... This would also result in teams moving up from AA to AAA and from AAA to Major ...


Feb. 14, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC follow up

There were 259 teams qualified for SSUSA's 2015 Original Tournament of Champions ... A tournament-record 115 teams (44.4% of eligible) played in this year's TOC ... For comparison, there were approximately 1,200 qualified teams for the 2014 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, with the tournament-record 506 teams attending representing about 42.2% of those eligible ... We are very pleased with the turnout for this special event to honor and determine on the field of play the Champions of Champions ...

Here's the link to the 2015 TOC Qualified teams list ...

Qualified Teams: 2015 TOC


Feb. 13, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Courtesy Runner on Base n is Up to Bat

@Fabe: The courtesy runner on base when it's his turn to bat does cause the out at the base AND he is required to bat in his proper position in the batting order ... He comes to bat immediately if there are less than two outs at that time, OR he leads off the next inning if his out at the base causes the third out of the ˝-inning at bat ...
Feb. 12, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2015 • Order of Finish Results

CORRECTIONS -

MEN'S 60-AAA
3. Slug-A-Bug (FL)

MEN'S 80/85-AAA
1. ProHealth Care (WI)


Feb. 10, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2015 • Order of Finish Results

The order of finish for each division of the 2015 Tournament of Champions are as follows ...

MEN’S 40-MASTERS MAJOR
1. Homer Lovers (ON)
2. Mid-Atlantic Elite 40’s (VA)

MEN’S 50-MAJOR PLUS
1. Team 1 Sports (FL)
2. DLB Softball (WI)

MEN’S 50-MAJOR
1. Miami Power (FL)
2. Monster Softball (TN)
3. Doug & Don’s Auto Care (MI)

MEN’S 50-AAA
1. Team Sonic (FL)
2. Florida Automated Shade
3. All Secure (FL)

MEN’S 50-AA
1. Lake Charles Lakers (LA)
2. New Mexico Boomers

MEN’S 55-MAJOR
1. CNM Wealth Management (FL)
2. High Street Bucs 55 (MD)
3. SoCal 55 (CA)

MEN’S 55-AAA
1. Golden Vipers (MI)
2. David Bowen Sporting Goods (FL)
3. Integrity Builders (NE)

MEN’S 55-AA
1. Roc City 55’s (NY)
2. Rocky Mountain Extreme (NM)

MEN’S 60-PLATINUM
1. Hollis Appraisals (FL) • 60-MAJOR PLUS Champion
2. Houston Fire (TX) • 60-MAJOR Champion
3. Indiana Legends/Accelerated Therapy

MEN’S 60-AAA
1. American Scaffolding (OH)
2. Minnesota Masters 60
3. Minutemen/Pepco/SFS (OH)

MEN’S 60-AA
1. Team Texas San Antonio
2. Syracuse Cyclones 60 (NY)
3. Talaga Construction (CT)

MEN’S 65-PLATINUM
1. Murphy’s Law (FL) • 65-MAJOR Champion
2. Voice Tech Slammers (FL)
3. 4:13's Rim Fire (GA)
4. Rose/Acline HR (FL) • 65-MAJOR PLUS Champion

MEN’S 65-AAA
1. Mello Financial (FL)
2. Midwest Express (NE)
3. Lake Wales Legends (FL)

MEN’S 65-AA
1. Anaconda Sports (NY)
2. Chicago Hitmen 65’s (IL)
3. Sacramento Buds (CA)

MEN’S 70-PLATINUM
1. TB Financial Group (FL)
2. Vacar Stars (VA)
3. MCC Insurance 70’s (FL)
4. Florida Legends 70’s • 70-MAJOR PLUS Champion

MEN’S 70-AAA
1. Kokopelli Eye Institute Scorpions (AZ)
2. Triple Play (CA)
3. American Legion Post #8 (FL)

MEN’S 70-AA
1. Cozy Grill (RI)
2. Hill Contracting 70 (TX)
3. Syracuse Cyclones 70 (NY)

MEN’S 75-MAJOR
1. Joseph Chevrolet (FL)
2. PDR Fastsigns (OR)

MEN’S 75-AAA
1. Pfeiffer Gray Sox (MI)
2. Buc’s and Bulls 75 (FL)
3. BackOffice Associates (MA)

MEN’S 80-MAJOR
1. Florida Investment Properties
2. Fairway Ford (CA)

MEN’S 80/85-AAA
1. ProHealth Care (MI)
2. Jimmy’s Minnesota Legends 80
3. Center for Sight (FL) • MEN’S 85-AAA Champion

WOMEN’S 40-MASTERS MAJOR
1. Old School 40’s (CA)
2. Kryptonite (FL)

WOMEN’S 40-MASTERS AAA
1. Chill 40 Below (MD)
2. Twisted Fossils (MA)
3. SoCal Toxic (CA)

WOMEN’S 50+ DIVISION
1. Dreamgirlz 50 (VA)
2. Arizona Dream Team 50
3. High Desert Diamonds (NM)


Feb. 10, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament

We will be sending an email Newsletter later today (Tuesday) or tomorrow with the results (1st, 2nd and 3rd) in each division ... Detail game scores and bracket results will also be forthcoming today or tomorrow ...
Feb. 8, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RENEW ONLINE

Jack ... You can sort by other "fields" in the database record ... Suggest his zip code if you know it, or the last four digits of his phone number in the format "-1234" (without the quotes), or maybe the first few letters of his email ... Most of the time we get a hit on someone that way ...
Feb. 8, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC WOUNDED WARRIOR All-STAR GAME THRILLER

The third edition of the SSUSA All-Stars vs. the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team at the TOC was a thriller Saturday night at the Auburndale Sports Complex. In the top of the 9th inning, the SSUSA All Stars mounted an impressive 19-run rally to overcome a huge deficit, taking a 39-36 lead into the WWAST's bottom of the 9th. In front of an estimated 800-1,000 fans, strongly supporting the Wounded Warriors, they came roaring back. Mike Aevermann, the lone SSUSA All-Star filling out the WWAST squad, led of with a tape-measure HR to straightaway center. Dennis Turner of Louisville Slugger, Greg Reynolds (U.S. Army/Iraq) and Leonard Anderson (U.S. Air Force/Afghanistan) then strung together consecutive singles to score one more. To the delight of the crowd, Matt Kinsey (U.S. Army/Afghanistan) launched a game-winning 3-run HR to left to account for the final score of 41-39.

The Wounded Warrior appearance was, once again, a high point of the 2015 Tournament of Champions. The team appeared as Guests of Honor at the TOC Banquet on Friday night, being introduced to a rousing standing ovation. General Manager David Van Sleet (U.S. Army/Vietnam) and another of his hero players addressed the crowd about their experiences, which preceded the first-ever fund raiser benefit auction. A special edition Louisville Slugger Wounded Warrior bat, signed by the entire team, was won by the successful bidder for an additional $7,000 to benefit the program. SSUSA is honored to be able to host the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, and arrangements have already been made for a return appearance at the 2016 TOC.


Feb. 8, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PITCHER'S MANDATED MINIMUM SAFETY EQUIPMENT

B.J. - Please carefully re-read the provisions of Rulebook §6.17 and §6.17(1) ... MANDATED equipment is the face mask ... The words "mandated" and "shall" are used in the same context ... RECOMMENDED equipment includes a helmet, chest/heart protection and shin guards ... Pitchers are required to wear only the mandated equipment (the face mask) ... Pitchers who elect not to wear the recommended equipment waive any liability claims for potential injuries ... There is NO wording that allows a pitcher to elect to pitch without the face mask ...

This years simple wording change ("...and must wear the mask consistent with the manufacturer’s intended usage of their product...") was added to clarify the obvious ... On at least two occasions this past year, players asserted that they were compliant with Rulebook §6.17, even though one of them was wearing the mask to protect the back of his head and the other to protect the elbow of his glove arm! ... Yes, they both tried (unsuccessfully) to make that argument with the field director, requiring the Rules Committee to add the new language ...


Feb. 5, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SKILLS COMPETITIONS UNDERWAY at Auburndale • Mini-Tournament has been CANCELED due to adverse field conditions and continuing rain (as of 10:00 AM EST)
Feb. 5, 2015
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2015 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

The MINI-TOURNAMENT Game Schedule for the 2015 Tournament of Champions has been posted and is available from the link below ... It is currently (8:15 AM on Thursday) raining heavily and the possibility is strong this event will be canceled ... The Skills Competitions scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM will take priority over the Mini-Tournament, field conditions permitting ... SEE DIRECTORS at Auburndale ...

MINI-TOURNAMENT 2015

Auburndale: Game Schedule


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