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July 13, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: VEGAS FIELDS

Gonedeep43,

The 50-AAA division is the largest in the tournament. With 60 or more teams participating, no single facility in Las Vegas can handle it. To get it done on time you have to play games deep into the night. Some of the parks you are probably hoping to play at (BLD, Arroyo, Sunset, Desert Breeze) have league or other restrictions so they aren't an option for the large bracket divisions. Six of the eight diamonds used for the 50-AAA bracket games are excellent. The other two diamonds just aren't as nice.

When the WMC first moved to Las Vegas, the 50-AAA bracket was played in a manner such that teams had to drive from one park to another based on the timing of their wins and losses. That created bad feelings from players who spent their weekend in traffic and/or racing from one park to another. None of that happens under the current system.




June 18, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ARC OF THE PITCHED BALL

Rule 7.5 B (pg 41)
A ball called by the umpire for each illegally pitched ball not swung at.
June 10, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT MASTERS results

CT Sportsplex is a privately owned facility that offers everything from youth baseball tournaments to birthday parties. Unfortunately, there are cost and availability issues that prevent us from using the park on weekends.



June 9, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT MASTERS results

65 AAA
1) Socrates / Vios
2) Syracuse Cyclones 65s

70 AAA
1) Cozy Grill
2) Cape Cod Whalers
3) Bostonians
3) Syracuse Cyclones 70s

The new turf Fields at CT Sportsplex are great.


June 7, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT MASTERS results

50 major
1) JJM Properties
2) Leed Construction
3) Elmwood Sports Center

50 AAA
1) Silva Advertising
2) Casa de Nana
3) Paul's Place

60 Major
1) Hannington's
2) Gubiotti / Genessee

60 AAA
1) Mike's Blue Collar
2) Long Island Jaguars
3) Talaga Masonry


65 and 70 divisions begin play on Monday.
June 2, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno Results


70 Major
1) State Roofing
2) Seals


June 2, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT Senior Games schedule

FACILITIES:

Smith Park (50s divisions)
245 deKoven Drive
Middletown, CT 06457


Sage Park (60s divisions)
1499 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT 06037


CT Sportsplex (65 & 70s divisions)
150 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT 06471


June 2, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT Senior Games schedule

Coaches have received an email with the schedule for this weekend's event in Connecticut. It is also posted for viewing to the general public at-

http://ctmastersgames.org/team-sports/slow-pitch-softball/

Travel safe everyone. I will see you at the park-


Tim McElroy
May 19, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Bat Thrown Out Of Tourney, Why Not Player????

KGB,

A bat was removed from play at Phillip Bolen Park on Friday after the end cap came out. That bat has been sent to the Sacramento office for further evaluation.

IF we are talking about the same bat / same situation, I can assure you that no SSUSA staff member walked to the 1B area to speak with the player during that game and no SSUSA staff member deemed the bat to be altered. As staff pointed out in his post, I coud not impose a penalty on without confirmation.

The end cap came out during play. That is the ONLY statement that I made about the bat. I did not (and would not) make any comment on the interior status of the bat to any person at the park. Doing so would have been It would have been completely inappropriate.


Tim McElroy
SSUSA Site Director
Phillip Bolen Park
May 17, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: RESULTS- Atlantic Coast Championships

Atlantic Coast Championship results are below.

THANK YOU to everyone that participated this week. We had some weather problems on SAT afternoon that could have derailed the tournament but the staff at Loudoun County Parks did an excellent job of getting the fields ready for play on Sunday.

THANK YOU to the teams who showed great sportsmanship, great talent and some patience as Don and I put the schedules back together after Saturday's rain.

I hope to see all of you again soon.


70 Gold
1) Bostonian Shoes (MA)
2) Ed Hamels (MD)
3) Hamel Builders (PA)

65 Major
1) Hamel Builders / Superior (VA)
2) High Street Bucs (MD)
3) Jersey Masters (NJ)

65 AAA
1) Bradford White (NJ)
2) NoVA Force (VA)
3) Mid-Atlantic Cavs (MD)

60 Platinum
1) Superior Softball (VA)
2) Metro Hitmen (NJ)
3) Wholesale Builders (PA)

60 AAA
1) KC Renegades (MO)
2) NoVA Force (VA)
3) Cincinnati 60s (OH)

55 Major
1) High Street Bucs (MD) - 7 wins on Sunday!
2) Tri-State Merchants (PA)
3) Sweet Construction (NJ)

55 AAA
1) The Bank (DE)
2) Roadhouse Blues (PA)
3) PACS (VA)

50 Major Plus
1) Bryson's (NJ)
2) Mid-Atlantic 50s (VA)

50 Major
1) Team USA (MD)
2) Northeast Storm (NJ)
3) Rochester / BJ Chevrolet (NY)

50 AAA
1) Maryland Cougars
2) Chesterfield Classics (VA)
3) Gaithersburg Rental (MD)

40 Major
1) Mid-Atlantic Elite (VA)
2) Superior 40s / The Lodge (MD)

40 Women's Major
1) Kryptonite (FL)
2) Team Works (PA)
3) Selling Virginia (VA)

40 Women's Silver
1) Chill 40 Below (MD)
2) Lew's Crew (MD)



May 3, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softballs in Reno

The Rock ball is used in Las Vegas for tbe jointly held LVSSA / SSUSA Southwest Championships and World Masters Championships.

The Trump Stote ball (44/375, synthetic cover) with the SSUSA logo is used everywhere else in the country.


April 19, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tidewater Results

50 AAA
1) AB Contracting
2) Team 757

60 AAA
1) NoVA Force
2) Talaga Construction

60 Major
1) High Street Bucs
2) Hamels

55 AAA
1) Beltway Bandits
2) Angus Barn

60 AA
1) Starboard
2) Syracuse Cyclones

65 AAA
1) Long Island Jags
2) NoVA Forcs

70 AA
1) VaCar Stars
2) Long Island Jags

LOADS of fun. Good weather and a spectacular complex.



March 25, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mobile Qualifier

The full schedule including seeding and bracket times was sent to coaches on March 23rd.

In the case of Affinity Elevator the email was sent to the address given to SSUSA that begins with "CoachBubba7@"

It was later sent to the email given in your response.

March 23, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mobile Qualifier

Hello Folks-

My phone is ringing and my email is pinging today with questions about the schedule. I am working on it now and should have it completed this evening.

The schedule (version 2.0) was completed last night but we had a team drop out today. So, back to the drawing board.

COACHES will receive a copy of the schedule shortly. It would be greatly appreciated if you could check with your coaches for start times rather than pingning me. I will get everything out ASAP.

For hotel planning purposes, everyone should assume an 8am start both days...


Thanks in advance-

Tim McElroy
TD- Mobile Qualifier.


March 20, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championships

Hello Chris & Ken. It will be good to catch up with you in Loudoun.

Side note- I am trying to get the 40s program going here in the East with a goal of someday rivaling the strong program out west.

Superior 40+ men's team will be in Loudoun. Others?
March 19, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championships

I talked to the park superintendent this morning and heard some great news. They have made some improvements at Potomack Lakes Sports Complex. Included are parking lot improvements, new walkways, new dugouts and an improved irrigation system.

Potomack Lakes and Phillip Bolen Park are great facilities. So let's get a roll call going for the May tournament in Loudoun County?


For that matter, who is going back for the new Last Chance tournament at the end of August?
Feb. 9, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC follow up

GREAT WEEK OF SOFTBALL

Sure, there were a couple of glitches with the banquet, but I have never tried hosting a dinner for 2,100 people. Until I try pulling something of that size off, I won't say not a negative word about it.

Those in attendance heard from some truly inspirational people who have given so much for this country, and battle on.

If my meal was delayed a few minutes, I can look past that with ease.

THANK YOU SSUSA,
THANK YOU WOUNDED WARRIORS,
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER SERVED.

Tim
Feb. 9, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC RESULTS

50 Major
1. Miami Power
2. Monster

50 AAA
1. Team Sonic
2. FL Auto Shade

60 AAA
1. American Scaffold
2. Minnesota Masters

Congrats everyone.
Nov. 12, 2014
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results for Winter Nationals 65s

65 AAA at Cape Coral complex-

1. Spicer Properties (MD)
2. Lake Wales Legends (FL)

Spicer won in the "if" game. There were 25 teams in the bracket, so this was a great turnout.
Nov. 10, 2014
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

Wagon- I don't have the access required to post the completed brackets to this site. The actual brackets for S2 were sent back to Sacramento. Dave is working overtime to put PHX schedules together right now, but I'm sure they will get posted soon enough.


Bernie- my apologies for drawing a blank on the WC Thunder finish. Too many things happening at once yesterday, I guess. Congrats on a solid weekend.
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