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Aug. 15, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2013 Northern Championships in East Lansing & Potterville, MI, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these TENTATIVE schedules are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed without Tournament Director approval before team’s first game. Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director and are prohibited from Roster additions ...

The Master Games & Fields Grid and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's and 75

Complete: All Ages & Divisions (13 pages)

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
Participating Teams List: Northern's 2013


Aug. 13, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SCHEDULE REVISIONMEN'S 70/75/80+ SILVER DIVISION • Due to a team emergency, the Scrap Iron 75's (CO) will be unable to participate in their Friday pool games ... The schedule has been revised (and posted online) to reflect the required changes ... Good luck to everyone!
Aug. 9, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2013 Rocky Mountain Championships in Aurora, CO, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these TENTATIVE schedules are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed without Tournament Director approval before team’s first game. Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director and are prohibited from Roster additions ...

The Master Games & Fields Grid and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's | 60's & 65's | 70's, 75's & 80's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions (16 pages)

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
Participating teams List: Rocky Mountain 2013


Aug. 8, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for 2013 Southern Championships in Birmingham, AL, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these TENTATIVE schedules are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed without Tournament Director approval before team’s first game. Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director and are prohibited from Roster additions ...

The Master Games & Fields Grid and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's & 55's | 60's | 65's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions (9 pages)

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields


Aug. 7, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: windy city tournament

Thanks cough ... That's why we post the DRAFT schedules ahead of time so others can take a critical eye to them ... Changes affected only a couple of games, and the revisions have been posted online with an effective date of 08/07/2013 ... Again, thanks for the "heads-up" ...
Aug. 6, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: windy city tournament

They're already online ... See top message above
Aug. 6, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: THE WINDY CITY QUALIFIER 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for The Windy City Qualifier 2013 in Elgin, IL, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these TENTATIVE schedules are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed without Tournament Director approval before team’s first game. Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director and are prohibited from Roster additions ...

The Master Games & Fields Grid and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's & 55's | 60's | 65's & 70's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid & Teams: The Windy City 2013


Aug. 4, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western National Championships

That's the difference ... Flying out of Raleigh at 6:30 AM PDT and back in Sacramento office by 2:00 or so ... Will see what I can do tomorrow other than dealing with jet lag ...
July 29, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: EASTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #2 REVISIONMen's 55-AAA and 60-Silver • There have been revisions to the Session #2 schedule to reflect the withdrawal of the Dayton Legends 55 (OH) team today ... The changes are as follows ...

MEN'S 55-AAA - This division has been reduced from six to five teams ... The Friday seeding games will have one game playing EARLIER than as originally published ... There will be one 10:30 AM seeding game, between Hannington's 55 (MA) and Beltway Bandits (VA) on Field #9 ... The Saturday and Sunday bracket games remain unchanged as to times, but will reflect the 5-team format instead of six ...

MEN'S 60-SILVER - There is one game change in the mixed Round Robin on Friday, with the Slug-A-Bug (FL) vs. Carolina Cobras (NC) game being moved from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Filed #7 ... The 60-AA double elimination bracket starts earlier on Saturday, now commencing at 12:30 PM on Field #5 ... There are no other changes affecting the 60-Silver division ...

The revisions (dated 07/29/2013) are online now ... Any previously downloaded/printed versions should be discarded ... Thank you and good luck to everyone! ...


July 26, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #2 REVISIONSACRAMENTO COMPLEX • Due to the Friday afternoon withdrawal of a Women's 50+ team (California Spirit 50), the entire division of play was eliminated ... Accordingly, the Saturday (ONLY) schedule for the Sacramento Softball Complex was significantly revised ... Changes include ...

MEN'S 60-PLATINUM • Saturday final round seeding games AND bracket commencement were moved EARLIER;
MEN'S 60-AAA • Saturday bracket play was moved to earlier game times throughout the day;
MEN'S 55/60-AA • One of the two Saturday final Roubd Robin games was moved LATER, and first games of the Best 2 of 3 Championship Series were moved one game slot EARLIER

WOMEN'S 60+ DIVISION • Saturday games were NOT affected and the schedule remains unchanged ..

We apologize for any inconveniences, especially to the other teams in the Women's 50+ Division who are now unable to participate, despite the fact that these circumstances were out of our control.

All changes have been posted online, and any previously downloaded and printed DRAFT schedule sets dated prior to 07/26/2013 should be discarded ...


July 25, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Nationals

And I probably should have thought to tack onto the back of the 60's schedule set! ... It's there now, and thanks for the heads-up!
July 25, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Nationals

The 60-AA division is playing combined with the 55-AA Division ... Their schedule and brackets are in the tab for the 55's and also in the "complete" schedule set ... So ... YES there is a 60-AA division.
July 25, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: EASTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the 2013 Eastern National Championships in Raleigh, NC, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ...

The caveats mentioned above for Session #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everyone!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's | 60's

Women's: All Ages


July 24, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major + Western Nationals

87 is THE number at Maidu ... 130.5 game-hours scheduled ... 32.625 hours per field over 3 days = 10.875 hrs. per day per field ... The "on time" part is a collaborative effort of directors, umpires, managers, teams and the "freak factor", which includes such things as a 9-inning seeding game, a 40-runs-combined open inning, a medical emergency (hopefully not), rain (not likely), etc. ...

Good luck, play safely and have fun! ... If you have any complaints, please be sure to let your director know, since I'll be 3,000 miles down the firing range from the local snipers! ... Will be working in Raleigh at the Eastern's, where the 90/90 factor is in play (temperature AND humidity) as part of the "freak factor" ...
July 24, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major + Western Nationals

Rich and Marv: Scheduling 101 - "Cliff Notes" Version ... With our preferred 2RR/3GG format, total games = 3.2 times the number of teams ... It's an amazingly accurate rule-of-thumb measurement ... (Western's: 104 teams x 3.2 = 332.8 ... There are 331 games on the schedule) ... We also schedule on 1:30 time slots because anything less than that is naive at best, and the schedule won't hold ... Then it's just a game of "make it fit" into the available field inventory, taking into account local league restrictions and other limitations that may be there ... Good luck next week to everybody!


July 24, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major + Western Nationals

Ron ... Your last two seeding games (from Saturday) would have to be moved to Friday night and they must play consecutively ... Which means they would play at 6:30 and 8:00 PM ... Bracket would start at 9:30, assuming (and that's a biggie) that the venue is on time ... Please take a look at the Master Planning Grid, print it, and lay it out the way you wish! ... But if you do that, remember we generally avoid changing "first game times" for any teams because they set their own daily schedules based on the first published version ... I'm ALWAYS open to suggestions ... Ohh ... Please keep in mind there are pre-secheduling requests for late(r) starts to be accommodated and a request to keep the 50-M+ and the 55-M+ segregated as to time slots because MTC 50-M+ is 'borrowing' a couple of players from MTC 55-M+ ...

Rich ... There are actually 27 teams at Maidu Park over the three days, where 24 (six per available field) is the optimal schedule layout number ... I think you may have overlooked the six teams in the 50-AAA ...

Thanks, guys, and good luck!


July 23, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major + Western Nationals

Hi Ron ... Yours is a common misconception about the size of a tournament ... You isolate to a 3-team tournament when, in fact, it is a 104 team tournament, of which your sub-group comprises only three of those teams ...

Please take a look at the Master Planning Grid (it's available online) and let me know when you might suggest those games be played ... There are four Sunday games scheduled in your Division ... There are no empty games slots until 8:00 PM on Saturday evening ... And your games are at a point in the bracket where they have to be played in single file ...

So while it is theoretically "possible" to finish on Saturday, those Sunday games would have to be played consecutively Saturday night at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 PM and 12:30 AM ... Not only does that make it difficult to get out of town at that time, it's probably not a reasonable solution as to the other teams, the tournament staff or the public entity employees staffing the tournament venue ...

I may have missed something here, but I doubt it ...Please let me know if you still think I did ... Thanks! ...


July 23, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the 2013 Western National Championships in Sacramento & Roseville, CA, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ...

The caveats mentioned above for Session #1 apply here as well ...

Good luck everybody!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's | 60's

Women's: 50's and 60's

40-Masters: Men & Women


July 23, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: EASTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the 2013 Eastern National Championships in Raleigh NC, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these TENTATIVE schedules are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed without Tournament Director approval before team’s first game. Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director and are prohibited from Roster additions ...

The Master Games & Fields Grid and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 65's & 70's | 75's & 80's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
Participating teams List: Eastern's 2013


July 23, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the 2013 Western National Championships in Sacramento & Roseville, CA, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... As always, these TENTATIVE schedules are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed without Tournament Director approval before team’s first game. Managers who do not attend Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director and are prohibited from Roster additions ...

The Master Games & Fields Grid and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 65's | 70's & 75's | 80's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
Participating teams List: Western's 2013


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