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Steve Kilcline

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Kokomo, IN

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Men's 55

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May 9, 2013
killer22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Kuuup22

Ho, the tournament was run pretty well and there were one or two divisions that did play a round robin, but you don't know those things until the schedule has been published a few days before play begins. This year for the 60+ AAA/AA the scheduling left something to be desired. I didn't pay any attention to the other divisions but can tell you that all of the 60+AAA/AA teams played at 7:30am Saturday and four of them played at 9:00pm. Our 9:00pm game went 8 innings and we didn't finish until nearly 11, in the rain. In between we played at noon and 6pm. Players at our age get pretty stiff waiting around for that long between games. The umpires were good and the games stayed on schedule.
Sept. 9, 2012
killer22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: northern championship

We can and should complain about the field conditions, not to mention the parking lot and drive in from the road, but SSUSA probably has a multi-year contract with the city of Lansing and can't get out of it without paying whatever penalty was agreed to. Since we don't find out the field assignments until a week before playing, the entry fee has already been paid. It wouldn't bother me for my team to remove this one from our schedule.
Sept. 5, 2006
killer22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: No Teams East of Mississippi in Seattle??

I won't touch on the geography here, but the topic mentioned no teams east of the Mississippi were going to Seattle. Although that isn't totally correct, the comment above showed something like 49 teams from east of the Mississippi going. That is out of the 220 also quoted as being the total teams playing. Of the age groups that are still considered "working" people (age 65 and under) there are only 24 of 137 teams from the east. I have played in the Western Nationals the last two years in Seattle and it was a fine place to play in July, but it appears the vast majority who have to take vacation time to play, don't want to go to the Northwest to play their national tournament. They will spend their vacation time to play in Vegas or Phoenix, but not Seattle. As was mentioned before, airfare is not cheap going up there, expecially the week after Labor Day! I know it is an impossible job to please everyone, and I have not been associated with Senior Softball for long, but I have been around long enough to know what people are looking for. I wish the organizers and participants well and will check the results in the next couple of weeks to see how everyone fared.
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