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Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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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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June 5, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championships

What tournament???
May 16, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Championships

birdie ... Don't confuse the Seed #'s on the bracket with the Team #'s on the front page, they are unrelated ... The reason only seven teams are on the bracket is because only seven teams remain after the Metro Hitmen (NJ) dropped out ... The bracket was to be filled by a blind draw at this afternoon's manager meeting, so your team could be in any of those bracket seed spots ... Good luck!
May 15, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RESULTS

Corky ... It was a "perfect storm" this time (and NOT the kind we have become accustomed to at Indy!) ... I was on-site at a single-facility tournament, meaning I didn't have to rely on called in scores or raw data sheets from other locations ... I had an outstanding co-director in Nancy Keaton (thanks again, Nancy!) to free up some time for data entry ... And I was in the Eastern time zone with my body-clock screaming "Pacific Time!" every night, so I stayed up later than normal ... That allowed me to stay out front a bit ... Right now Reno is the top priority, then I'll get to the Southwest scores ... Also, was good to see you again this year at the tourney! ...


May 5, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championship results

Phillip ... Possibly sometime in the next week or so ... Just got off the plane from Indy to wrap up a 16-day road trip ... I went to Indy directly from Las Vegas and the scoring data came straight back to Sacramento ... First up is the Atlantic Coast (Loudoun County, VA) scheduling then I should have some time to get to the Southwest ...
April 30, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Game Time Notifications

The Session #3 schedules for the Brickyard Invitational will be posted sometime later this (Wednesday) evening/night ... It's a very complicated schedule due to there being 40 teams playing at the Midwest Sports Complex over only two days ... But I can tell you this much: Game times will start at 7:30 AM on Saturday morning and the last scheduled games will be at 10:30 PM ... Sunday games will begn at 7:30 AM, with most Championship games at 3:00 PM and "If" games at 4:30 PM ...

I sure miss the "good old days", when schedules were distributed at the Manager Meeting (where everyone actually had to show up) on the night before play commenced! [grins]


April 25, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Game Schedules & Brackets

Curt ... Manager Meeting information is now available from the Tournament page for the Brickyard ... Thanks for your patience!
April 25, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Game Schedules & Brackets

The info about Las Vegas is correct ... Am working as a Field Director there ... I'll write/post the Session # 1 (Ages 65+ and more senior) in the next couple days ... The 60+ (Friday Sat) has a pretty good chance by Monday, too ... Weekend is likely/hopeful for Tuesday ...
April 18, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Field Assignments

Session #2 DRAFT schedule and brackets will be posted here sometime between now and 4:30 AM on Monday, April 21st ... Just for accuracy, the Session #1 set made its initial appearance here on Wednesday, April 16th (the Rev. Date on each page)
April 9, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Field Assignments

SweetP ... We performed on our promise to not have you at the same facility for this year's Southwest Championships ... The 60-Majors played at Big League Dreams all three days last year during the 2013 Southwest Championships, as did the 60-Major+ and 60-AAA (two of three days) ...

Of the teams assigned to BLD later this month, the 40-Major+, 50-AAA and 55-Major did not play at BLD in either Las Vegas tournament last year, and the 50/55-AA there only for Championship Sunday of last year's World Masters ... It was actually more about the mathematics of fields vs. teams/games/league restrictions that led to this year's assignments at BLD ... But it WAS a bonus that the assigned teams were the ones who had gone the longest since their last appearance at BLD ... Seems like a very fair arrangement from our perspective ...


April 9, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: brickyard

I'll be there as your loyal Tourney Director [grins]
March 23, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Has anybody seen CERCE?

I think you have this a little bit wrong, Rich ... He signed with the New York Mets, not the Red Sox, about 29 years ago ... CERCE is just his user name here ... His real name is Sidd Finch! ... (Note to 40-Masters youngsters: Google that name and read the Sports Illustrated article)
Feb. 12, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC

Hey Rich ... Your post is about nine hours behind the curve! ... The results and scores were posted at noon Left Coast time on Tuesday ... Which "ain't all that bad" for having traveled back from Florida all day Monday ... But heck, it's probably not as silly as #19 asking for results nine hours before the tournament ended! ... [grins]
Feb. 10, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC

AUBURNDALE RESULTS

MEN'S 50-AA
1. The Grey Geese (FL)
2. Antiques of Iowa City

MEN'S 55-AAA
1. Desert Dawgs 55 (CA)
2. Integrity Builders (NE)

MEN'S 60-MAJOR PLUS
1. Timberworks Construction (CA)
2. Hollis Appraisals (FL)

MEN'S 60-MAJOR
1. Minnesota Masters / White
2. Top Gun 60 Softball Club (CA)

MEN'S 60-AAA
1. Florida Hitmen 60
2. Colubmus LX (AL)
Feb. 9, 2014
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC

The "rollover" was just my front tire over the laptop at 1 MPH! Just a classically negligent move on my part.
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