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Real name:
Chuck Sharkey

Location:
Camillus, NY

Division:
Men's 55

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Aug. 21, 2012
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Dave Dowell.s Dad

Dave...my sincere condolences on the loss of your father. I express my deepest sympathy to you and Fran over your loss.
Chuck Sharkey
Aug. 17, 2012
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Passing of Steve Simmons

What a great loss to the softball community and to his family and friends. Steve was instrumental in getting me interested in senior softball and to become a SSUSA director in my state of New York. I will always miss the friendship we shared and many laughs we had at the ball field and the national conventions each year. I want to express my deepest condolences to Steve's family in their loss. I am truly saddened by the loss of a great friend.

Chuck Sharkey
Aug. 15, 2012
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers needed for the Dowell family

Dave and Fran,
My prayers are with you as I know all too well how hard is to lose your father. Mine died 2 years ago at the age of 88 yrs old. All you can do is to make his last days as comfortable as possible. Hang in there Dave and Fran.
Chuck Sharkey
Aug. 12, 2012
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Update on Steve Simmons

My prayers are with Steve and his family.

Chuck Sharkey
July 17, 2012
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SALT CITY CLASSIC TOURNEY RESULTS

Salt City Classic Teams List:

50 AAA:
The Rustbelters(NY)
Custom Logo(NY)
50 Major:
Combat Bandits(Canada)
Sportscenter (RI)
55 Division:
Stefco Silverstix (Canada) AA
DNM Rampower (Canada) AAA
Fat Nancy's/Gubiotti Ins AAA
60 Division:
Syracuse Cyclones (NY) AA
Davy Byrnes (Mass) AA
Central Pa Millertime (Pa) AAA
Athletic Outfit/Trovato Ins (NY) AAA
Brooklin 60's (Canada AAA
Syracuse Merchants (NY Major
Pace 60's (NY) Major
65 Division:
Syracuse Cyclones (NY) AA
Barracuda's (NY) AA
Jersey Masters (NJ) AAA
Rochester Classics (NY) AAA
70 Division:
Brookhouse Rest (NY) AAA
Syracuse Cyclones (NY) AAA
Syracuse Cyclones (NY) 75 AAA
July 16, 2012
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SALT CITY CLASSIC TOURNEY RESULTS

Congratulations to all these winners:

50 AAA 1. Custom Logo (NY)
2. Rustbelters (NY)

50 Major 1. Combat Bandits (Canada)
2. Sportscenter (RI)

55 Division 1. Fat Nancy's/Gubiotti Ins (NY)
2. DNM Rampower (Canada)

60 Division 1. Davy Byrnes (Mass)
2. Brooklin 60's (Canada)

60 Major 1. Syracuse Merchants (NY)
2. Pace 60's (NY)

65 Division 1. Jersey Masters (NJ)
2. Syracuse Cyclones (NY)

70 Division 1. Syracuse Cyclones 70's (NY)
2. Syracuse Cyclones 75's (NY)

Hope to see all of you again in the Northeast Championships September 4th-9th at Hopkins Rd Complex, Liverpool, NY

Thanks again,

Chuck Sharkey
SSUSA NYS Director

Jan. 11, 2012
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Lawrence Willows Passes Away

Lawrence Willows died on January 9th in Rockland County, New York. He was 85 years old and an avid softball player. Lawrence was inducted into the Texas Softball Hall of Fame and was also a member of the famous Kids and Kubs senior softball team. He was well liked by everyone and will be missed. You can view his obit on the Rockland Journal News.
Oct. 25, 2011
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Congratulations East Coast Teams

I want to congratulate the following East Coast teams for their finish in the SSUSA World Championships in Phoenix. Sport Center (RI) 50 AAA Champs, Rochester 50's (NY) 50 Major Champs, and Bay State Bombers (Ma) 55 AAA Champs. It is amazing also that Sport Center and Bay State Bombers won their divisions in the Salt City Classic qualifier in Syracuse,NY while Rochester 50's finished in second place in this qualifier. Renda Rhodes (NJ) finished in 2nd in 50 AAA division in Phoenix. WATCH OUT FOR THOSE EAST COAST TEAMS...VERY GOOD SHOWING TO THEM ALL !
Aug. 8, 2011
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 3 Game Bracket Scheduling

I would like to propose to SSUSA to abolish the 3 game bracket guarantee scheduling format from tournament play. Here are my reasons why:

1. Instead of a guarantee of 5 games in tourney you can have 2 game round robin with double elim bracket play. By doing this you can hold entry fee increases per tourney by eliminating 1 game guarantee from each team. Many teams in a tourney already play over 5 games in a tourney.

2. Most team managers I have talked to dislike the 3 game bracket format because sometimes teams may end up ahead of them in the bracket depending when they win or lose during bracket play. Also teams often end up playing a team they already played earlier in the bracket play.

3. Easier for teams to follow the schedule in a regular double elim format.

4. Easier for a director to schedule the bracket without having to worry about whether or not a "3rd game" for a team will be played or not.


What do other managers think of this ? Please respond and state your views.

Shark
Aug. 16, 2010
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Eastern Nationals Winner 50 AAA

Does anyone know who won the Eastern Nationals in the 50 AAA bracket at Raleigh, NC. ?

Shark
July 28, 2010
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Salt City Classic Qualifier Pictures

You can view about 280 pictures taken at the Salt City Classic tourney in Liverpool, NY by going to this link:

flickr.com/photos/tourneypics


Enjoy.....Thanks to all who attended and see you next year....

Chuck Sharkey
SSUSA Tourney Director
July 26, 2010
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Glen Burnie Results 50 AAA Bracket ??

Does anyone know who finished first and second in the Men's 50 AAA bracket in Glen Burnie ?
July 1, 2010
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PARTICIPATING TEAMS SALT CITY CLASSIC SYRACUSE, NY

SCHEDULES WILL BE EMAILED & TEAMS CONTACTED SOMETIME NEXT WEEK.

50/55 BRACKET:
1. THE RUST BELTERS (NY)AAA
2. AGWAY BANDITS (CANADA) AAA
3. THE BOSTONIANS (MA) AAA
4. ROCHESTER CITY 55'S (NY) AAA
5. PETLAND TOP DOGS (NY) 55 AAA
6. GUBIOTTI'S INS (NY) 50 MAJOR
7. STEFCO SILVERSTIX (CANADA) AAA
8. FAT NANCY'S (NY) AAA

60'S BRACKET
1. BATHTUB BILLY'S (NY) AAA
2. SYRACUSE CYCLONES (NY) AAA
3. BROOKLIN 60'S (CANADA) AAA
4. PITTSBURGH GOLD (PA) 65 MAJOR

65'S BRACKET
1. WESTERN MASS (MA) AA
2. SYRACUSE CYCLONES (NY) AA
3. DORCHESTER LEGION (CANADA) AAA
4. MVP/NY CAPITALS (NY) 60 AA

70'S BRACKET
1. BACK OFFICE 70'S (MA) MAJOR
2. SYRACUSE CYCLONES (NY) MAJOR
3. MVP HEALTH (NY) AAA
4. BROOKHOUSE REST (NY) AAA

DON'T FORGET MANAGERS MEETING FOR 60,65 AND 70 TEAMS ON WEDNESDAY JULY 14TH AT 6 PM AT COMFORT INN SUITES HOTEL.

MEETING FOR 50/55 TEAMS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

THANKS......CHUCK SHARKEY (315-569-0453)

June 14, 2010
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SALT CITY CLASSIC (SYRACUSE,NY) -- DON'T GET SHUT OUT

Spots are filling up fast for the Salt City Classic SSUSA Qualifier in Liverpool, NY (Syracuse) so if you are planning on entering "Don't Get Shut Out". Entry Deadline is July 1st. Already have close to 20 teams entered. Contact Chuck Sharkey at 315-569-0453 or at cshark44@aol.com .
March 27, 2010
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A THANKLESS JOB

A THANKLESS JOB

A coach’s job is a thankless one. He must be an organizer, accountant, travel director, motivator, babysitter, and sometimes even a player on a team. He must know the playing rules and organizational rules of his sport in order to allow his players to concentrate on one thing only while on the ball field……their own performance to help their team compete to the best of their ability. What does he ask for in return ? All he wants is cooperation from his players by doing what is asked of them whether it be by just responding to emails, phone calls, collection of funds or dues, and especially their cooperation on the ball field. His job is to prepare his team to compete in tournament play and to have the ability to judge the talent he has to work with on his team.
A coach’s job is to give his team the best chance they have to win a game by making the lineup and making substitutions during the game. He basically has to balance the playing time of his team members in order to keep everyone happy and at the same time be competitive to win. When he makes a substitution during a game, his goal is not to embarrass a player but instead give his team an opportunity to win the game with a gut move. Like a ballplayer who makes an error during the game, a coach may also make an error in a move or decision that may result in a loss. Like the ballplayer who makes the error, the coach is trying to perform to the best of his ability to help his team win the game. If he does not field his best competitive team during a tourney in bracket play (when it counts), then he is doing an injustice to those players who have paid their dues in order to participate on a winning team while at the same time having fun over the weekend.
I recently have heard of a team that voted to change coaches. The coach had just completed a season with the team that had the best season ever. They had won 2 qualifiers and an Eastern National, finished in 2nd place in a qualifier and a Winter Worlds, 3rd place in 2 TOC qualifiers, and earned a TOC berth that they participated in at the end of the season. Obviously they had a successful season and the coach was pleased with what they had accomplished. But he was rewarded by the team members taking a vote with 8 players present during a batting practice session to choose a new coach. The vote was 5 to 3 to change coaches and the coach was notified that he could remain with the team if he wanted to just arrange travel plans (i.e. hotels and rental cars etc.) and also handle the paperwork involved with the organization (i.e. submitting entry fees and roster moves etc.). The coach was notified of this “team” decision by phone from one of the team members who was not even at the “meeting”. He told them that their coach would never agree to this new “position” on the team and he was correct. This is how he was thanked by his team for all of the work that he had done for them during the year.
How have you thanked your coach today ?


March 27, 2010
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: IN MEMORIAM • JIM SHERMAN

I am saddened by the passing of Jim Sherman who I knew through SSUSA as being a fellow director of the organization. He was respected by all and well-deserving of his recent induction into the SSUSA Hall of Fame. I will always remember his great smile and an excellent poker player at each SSUSA National convention. He was a great mentor and motivator especially in promoting and instituting the training in CPR and use of the defibrillators at SSUSA tourneys. He will missed by all who knew him.

My condolences go out to Linda and all of his family at their loss of a wonderful man.

Chuck Sharkey
NY State SSUSA Director
Jan. 3, 2010
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Revised Rule Change Concerning Pitchers

Great job rules committee members on surveying the softball managers about the pitcher protection issue and I believe you have solved the problem. By letting the game be played as it should be and allowing pitchers to sign a waiver concerning whether they want to wear protective gear before they pitch will hopefully reduce injuries. Hopefully no players will be ejected for INTENTIONALLY HITTING THE BALL AT THE PITCHER.

Good job,

Chuck Sharkey


Nov. 19, 2009
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Condolences to Terry Hennessey

Terry...my deepest sympathy for you and your family at the loss of your brother.

Chuck Sharkey

Oct. 26, 2009
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CONGRATS TO CZ & S EXPRESS

SORRY GUYS......TYPO.....I MEANT CJ & S EXPRESS.

CHUCK SHARKEY
Oct. 26, 2009
Shark
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CONGRATS TO CZ & S EXPRESS

Just want to wish congratulations to CZ & S Express for winning the SSUSA World Championships and also the TRIPLE SLAM. To Barry (manager)...you have a great team and it was a pleasure meeting you and competing against your team in a great game for the USA National Championships. I am sorry we could not have reached the finals to play you again. Once again......CONGRATULATIONS.

CHUCK SHARKEY......MANAGER SHARK SPORTS
50 AAA
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