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April 22, 2011
elpbadboys
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40+ teams in a senior qualifier?

why concentrate on 40 yr olds...that's not SENIOR softball....if tournaments and leagues concentrated on better fields, better run tournys, better tournament prizes we would have more SENIOR players interested and wouldn't need 40 yr olds to "fill up" slots....think about it
Sept. 2, 2010
elpbadboys
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA IN BOERNE

our team also went to this tournament ( been going there the last 3 yrs ) and yes it was poorly run, I see no reason why it was running so late....other than weather or injury to a player... no tournament should be running so late for so long....maybe the fact the Keith wasn't there contributed to this dilema....my only "complaint" was that we weren't told we would me the only AA team in the 50 age group....don't get me wrong playing AAA teams helps my team, but spending entry fee money, hotel rooms and traveling 600 miles to go to a tournament with litle or no chance of winning is sometimes hard to swallow if you know what I mean, but we enjoy playing other teams from Texas
March 3, 2010
elpbadboys
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

Bob50
there were 16 teams in the bracket when we won the Gold Glove in 2005
March 2, 2010
elpbadboys
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

#6
we're from El Paso, would love to get and invite to your tournamnet....we've gone to the Boerne tourny the last 2 yr and will probably go to the Texas State championships in Dallas trying to get away from phx and tucson tournys just to play different teams
March 2, 2010
elpbadboys
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

Bob50
you all are missing the point I'm trying to make. We won the Gold Glove 5 yrs ago and got good prizes from 1st place thru 3rd place.....the went and won the Tucson Showdown and the same prizes 1st -3rd. Now they give t-shirts and nothing else , why? If nothing was given to anyone except 1st place then so be it.....but that wasn't the case before.....I'm just asking WHY? .....and 5 yrs ago we paid LESS than now....
Feb. 28, 2010
elpbadboys
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

Compare a local event to a SSUSA and there's a big difference.....come on other than the fields maybe being in better shape the officialsare the same...umpires the same...I don't know what local tournaments you might play in but around here they're not bad at all. Went to a local event last yr in a small town had over 14 teams in our brackett ( 50 AA ) prizes were good. 1st yr event....went last week to the Gold Glove "qualifier" there wasn't 12 teams in the 4 categories ( 50AA,50AAA,55AA,55AAA )so maybe where you come from the SSUSA events are bigger, but not down here....in 2005 we won the Gold Glove ...got embroidered top of the line pullover type jackets plus a plaque plus the 2nd place team got t shirts and a cap plus their plaque...there were teams from Chicago,Cali, Utah, Texas, N.M. Colorado....this yr 3 teams from El Paso, 1 from N.M., 1 from Utah...and the rest locals total teams entered was 12.....in the above mentioned categories for a SSUSA "qualifier"...don't tell me nothing's wrong ..teams are getting tired of playing and not getting anything to show for it...we play for fun in our leagues...
Feb. 27, 2010
elpbadboys
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

You all don't get the point....We go to "local" Senior Softball Tournaments...not "Qualifiers"...pay far less than those "qualifiers" ( between $200 to $250 per tournament)...good tournaments being run by local Senior Softball organizations and no matter how many teams show up 1st place usually get T-shirts and a plaque or trophy...2nd place t-shirts and caps and sometimes a plaque....now mind you these tournaments are being run by local senior softball leagues or players....now how can they "afford" to give prizes...while Senior Softball in Sacramento has these "Qualifiers" where upwards of $350 is being charged to teams entering....plus you have to register your team ($25) anually....pay around $15 per year per player to play in these events...(wonder how many players are worldwide.....)and yet no prizes?? think about it.....of course we play for the love of the game...but should we have to "Pay" for our love of the game.....this matter is a 2 way street...we as players are giving ....senior softball are receiving our monies, but not giving us anything in return...something is wrong with theis picture....maybe when a "qualifier" is taking our entry fee money they should post what the prizes are gonna be.....if no prizes are being given then we should have the option of withdrawing with no penalty and taking our money elsewhere....something to think about as well
Feb. 26, 2010
elpbadboys
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

I never said that running a tournament was easy....I know how hard it is to run a tourny..getting calls...emails..dropping, adding teams, etc,etc...but if you or anyone else volunteers...gets paid...or whatever....that's your JOB....not mine...you can't complain about what you or anyone else agreed to do...I sympathize with you ,but that doesn't answer where does our money go when various teams pay between $350 upwards to play and compete but get nothing for this kind of effort....t shirts are NOT expensive, plaques are even less...hats...come on we've all played enough years to know that something is wrong with the prizes given or should I say NOT given in these tournaments...just my rant for the day...God Bless All.....
Feb. 25, 2010
elpbadboys
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

It really is sad when you travel across two states....have to stay 2 or more nights in a hotel...have to pay $350.00 for entering these so-called "sanctioned" tournaments win or even come in 2nd place and recieve NOTHING....we just played in the Phoenix Gold Glove "sanctioned" Tournament...came in 2nd place and we have nothing to show. The 1st place team got maybe T-shirts ( probably the ones they we selling )and nothing more. Then Senior Softball wonders why no teams are entering these tournys. Senior Softball is getting alittle too greedy with tournament fees and giving nothing in return. I understand if alot of teams won't enter and you cannot give away alot of prizes to the winners, but nothing to 2nd place....where does my $350.00 go to? Just something for you all to think about......
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