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Dave Dowell

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Oct. 1, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 55AAA Brackets for Vegas

They were posted at 10:15 PM PDT on Wednesday ... Good luck!
Sept. 30, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55+ AAA at BLD Fields on Friday...but....

That's correct, Jazzmen77 ... As the largest single Session #3 division, the 55-AAA are playing only at BLD and they are the only ones playing there ... Good luck! ...
Sept. 30, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55+ AAA at BLD Fields on Friday...but....

The 55-AAA Three-game-guarantee Bracket is currently under construction and should be posted shortly ... The fields at BLD for Saturday and Sunday are (National side) Wrigley, Dodger, Crosley, (American side) Fenway, Yankee and Angel ... There will be 17 bracket games Friday evening from 5:30 through 8:30 PM game starts, assuming we stay on time ... Saturday will have 58 bracket games, on six fields across through 7:30 PM and four more 9:00 PM Elimination Bracket games ... The remaining 11 bracket games (with the eight "survivors") will play on Sunday from 8:00 AM through a potential "If" game at 3:30 PM ...


Sept. 30, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Scores of the Las Vegas Masters Tournament

No the scores are not going to be posted daily ... The 2014 Eastern's had 61 teams playing a potential total of 196 games (before the rains reduced that significantly) at a single facility with nine fields and a lot of down time due to weather ... The World Masters has 506 teams playing a potential total of 1,713 games on 13 softball complexes comprised of 42 fields ... Last weekend, "daily" ended at sometime near or after midnight at several locations ... Please feel free, though, to join the "dog pile" in the related thread titled Vegas Updates herein ...


Sept. 27, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brackets for October 3, 4, and 5??

Brackets for next weekend should undergo technical review on Monday or Tuesday and will be posted shortly thereafter ... We've been a tad bit busy recovering from the Friday evening rainouts ...
Sept. 25, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Park Softball Complex

Fields #1-2 are natural grass/dirt ... Fields #3-4 are the turf fields
Sept. 25, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results from Session 1?

ChileHead ... You're in good company here! (present company included!) [grins]
Sept. 24, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results from Session 1?

ChileHead ... It's anybody's tournament right now! ... We've got a 203-way tie for first place thru Wednesday, and we're reasonably sure that will hold up through Thursday ... Mike, can you send him one of them fancy promotional calendars I'm sure your firm must have laying around somewhere?
Sept. 24, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tourney Bracket

When it clears the technical review and approval process ... I just finished the DRAFT at 3:00 PM PDT on Wednesday ... Thursday is the most likely release date ...
Sept. 15, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50AAA Bracket

OK guys ... Thanks for the critical eye on things ... Much appreciated! ... The revised Master Planning Grid and 50-Major and 50-AAA schedule sets are now on line ... I think it's clear sailing for Session #1 now ... [Quoting the Captain of the RMS Titanic]
Sept. 15, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50AAA Bracket

It got caught in review earlier this afternoon, so will fix that when the 50-AAA gets unscrambled! ... This is getting a tad bit embarrassing!
Sept. 15, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50AAA Bracket

I forgot them! ... Sorry about that, but it's why we post them in "DRAFT" format ... Revision underway ... Good catch, Webbie!
Sept. 6, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WMC schedules

Don't get too used to it! ... You guys need to exercise those minds trying to figure out who's in, and at what rating, in order to maintain the mental dexterity required to stay sharp! ... However, in reality, we don't (and won't in the future) publish qualifier event team lists by rating because so many teams change due to roster composition issues ... That's not a factor for the WMC because of the qualifying roster situations being firm ... That and some "analysts" may not be able to count high enough for a 62 team bracket! [just kidding!! ... sort of] ...


Sept. 4, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WMC schedules

Hi Tim ... We're going to just hand them out this year at the Manager Meetings the night before play commences ... It's a lot easier, and guarantees 100% Manager attendance at the meetings ... Simple!
Aug. 23, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Aluminum bats and blue dot balls

LeeLee50 ... Nice job on the "Multiplication" section of the COLD HARD FACTS quiz, featuring the number of teams and the entry fees by year ... In a normal tournament, there would also be a "Subtraction" section of the quiz, but apparently not this time because you must think all of the following are true for the World Masters Championships:

Field rentals are FREE Field preps are FREE The City of Las Vegas will waive their 15% extortion sanction fee of over $10,000 for teams that play a single game at Lorenzi or Doc Romeo Softballs are FREE Tournament insurance is FREE Umpires work for FREE Directors work for FREE Awards are FREE Tourney personnel travel for FREE Tourney personnel and umpire hotels are FREE Rental cars are FREE Printing and reproduction costs are FREE Shipping tourney supplies and equipment is FREE The Home Office support staff works for FREE ... And the list could go on, but maybe you can see a trend ...

In 2007 at the Phoenix World Championships, I heard a wonderful lady, the late Layla Bryan of SPA, give essentially this same "speech" to a disgruntled multiplication expert during a rain delay (yes, it occasionally rains in Phoenix) ... It became hilarious as he simply stared at her, apparently perplexed to learn that Gross Revenue does NOT equal Net Profit, before silently walking away ...


Aug. 11, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Managers nightmare!!

Your team withdrew after publication of the game schedules and brackets for the ISA tournament ... Whenever a Tournament Director is paying a professional scheduler (and that was the case), your assertion that "...There were 6 other teams in our division, so it did not impact the cost to ISA..." is incorrect ... Forfeiture of (at least a portion of) the entry fee is what covers the cost of the re-schedule your withdrawal caused ... And that doesn't compensate for the inconvenience to the other affected teams, host facility staff time to re-do maintenance schedules and umpire re-scheduling, for example ...
Aug. 10, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocky Mountain Championships

Gosh, I sure miss the good old days when game schedules were released at the Manager meeting the night before play began. Complaint department didn't have time to get fired up and attendance was always 100% by those managers!!!

Seriously, the schedule sets were generated in the same order as the commencement days of each event ... Windy City this weekend, Birmingham on Thursday and Aurora on Friday ... Northerns/ Lansing will follow mid to late this week. Good luck everybody!


Aug. 10, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocky Mountain Championships

Will post sometime Monday ... A little busy with all Sacramento Staff working onsite at the 116-Team Western Nationals ...
July 14, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nice job getting scores from NE Championships posted!

JBTexas ... Are you referring to the age 65+ and more senior groups that began play this morning (Monday) and will conclude this coming Wednesday afternoon? ... My crystal ball is sometimes pretty good, but not that good!
June 13, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ford F-150 FX4

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