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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


July 22, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • Final Field Assignments

The final field assignments for the 2013 Western National Championships in Sacramento and Roseville, CA are as follows:

• All 65+ and older divisions (Session #1) will play at either the Sacramento Softball Complex or Howe Community Park, or both.

Men's 50-Major+ - Maidu Regional Park (Roseville)
Men's 50-Major - Maidu Regional Park (Roseville)
Men's 50-AAA - Maidu Regional Park (Roseville)
Men's 55-Platinum (Major+ and Major) - Maidu Regional Park (Roseville)
Men's 55-AAA - Howe Community Park (Sacramento)
Men's 55/60-AA - Sacramento Softball Complex
Men's 60-Major+ - Sacramento Softball Complex
Men's 60-Major - Sacramento Softball Complex
Men's 60-AAA - Sacramento Softball Complex

Women's 50+ and 60+ Divisions - Howe Community Park (Friday) and Sacramento Softball Complex (Saturday)

Men's 40-Masters (Major+ and Major) - Mahany Park (Roseville) - Saturday and Sunday
Women's 40-Masters - Howe Community Park (Sacramento) - Saturday and Sunday

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets will be forthcoming shortly ... Good luck everybody!


July 13, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #2 MANAGER MEETING LOCATION CHANGE • Please note that the Manager Meeting on Thursday evening for Session #2 has been CHANGED to the Hampton Inn ... The Session #1 meeting remains as previously scheduled at the Courtyard by Marriott ... Further details are available from the event Tournament Page ...
July 10, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #1 REVISION • The withdrawal this morning of a 65-AAA team (Minnesota Masters 65's) has resulted in modification of the Session #1 schedule, principally in the Men's 65-Gold Division ... Changes are as follows:

• TUESDAY - Only one round robin seeding game was impacted. The 10:30 AM game involving Kansas City Fire will not be played. They will play Mid America Legends 65's at 1:30 PM to replace the withdrawing team.

• WEDNESDAY - The 65-Gold morning seeding games were modified to adjust for the withdrawal. Bracket games across all ages and divisions EXCEPT the 70/75-Silver Division were changed ... Please check the new versions dated 07/10/2013.

• THURSDAY - The schedule is essentially unchanged except for the 65-AAA bracket being a 6-team instead of a 7-team setup. This resulted in ALL teams in this session playing all three days.

We apologize for any inconveniences due to these circumstances which were completely out of our control. Good luck everyone!


July 9, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

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

The caveasts posted 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


July 9, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the 2013 Midwest Championships in Shawnee, KS, 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

Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
Participating teams List: Midwest Champs 2013


July 3, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

MEN'S 40-MASTERS REVISION #2 • After carefully considering input from several Men's 40-Masters teams, we have revised the 40-Masters Division to provide for two separate brackets, for Major+ (3 teams) and Major (6 teams) ... Previously, all 40-Masters teams were in a single 9-team bracket, initially with a split of 2 Major+ and 7 Major ... A subsequent roster based change was made that resulted in a former Major team being re-rated to Major+, yielding a 3/6 split in ratings composition ... We believe that to be a competitive balance problem as it relates to the Major rated teams in a global bracket ... The changes are being implemented as follows:

• The two Saturday morning pool play seeding games for each team will remain unchanged ... The Major+ will play two games each against the six Major Teams ... The Major teams will also play one game within the Major division group ... At the conclusion of those games, the TWO respective brackets will be seeded for play commencing Saturday afternoon ...

• The brackets have been structured so that all teams will play on Sunday ... Under the former 9-team bracket structure, one team, and possibly two, would have been eliminated Saturday night ... This guarantees that every team that has commited to play with SSUSA enjoys the two-day experience rather than playing five games on Saturday and being eliminated after a very long day ...

• Potentially, and likely, one team in the 40-Masters Major+ Division could only get a four games in the tournament, depending on who ends up playing in, and winning, Elimination Bracket Game #3 on Sunday morning ... Should that occur, the Tournament Director will award the 4-game team with a $100 Credit Voucher to be used by them in any future SSUSA TOC Qualifier tournament, including the World Masters Championships in Las Vegas, to compensate for the original 5-game guarantee not being met ...

EFFECT ON MEN'S 50/55 PLATINUM DIVISION ... The bracket revisions for the 40-Masters will cause a nominal ripple effect on the Saturday (only) schedule for the 50/55-Platinum Division ... Elimination Bracket Games #8 through #11 will play 1:30 EARLIER than as originally posted and Championship Bracket games #14 and #15 will play 1:30 LATER than as originally posted ... All Friday and Sunday play remains unaffected ...

ALL affected schedules have been posted online, and the Bracket Boards at the Foskett Regional Park will reflect the changes and will become the Official Tournament Schedule ... Previously downloaded DRAFT Game and Bracket sets should be discarded, as the operative date of the revisions is now 07/03/2013 ...

We apologize for any inconveniences, but firmly believe this revision is important for both competitive balance and for ensuring that no team has to face elimination in a fifth game for them on Saturday night ... Good luck everybody!


July 1, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the 2013 California State Championships in Placer County, 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 ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

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


June 29, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the 2013 California State Championships in Placer County, 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: 40-Masters | 50's | 55's & 60's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
Participating teams List: Cal-Cup 2013


June 26, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #3 of the 2013 Texas State Championships in Houston, TX, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ...

The same caveats mentioned above regarding SESSION #1 apply here as well ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions (12 pages)


June 25, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the 2013 Texas State Championships in Houston, Tx, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ...

The same caveats mentioned above regarding SESSION #1 apply here as well ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 60's


June 25, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the 2013 Texas State Championships in Houston, TX, 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 and 75's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
Participating teams List: Texas State Championships 2013



June 25, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Houston Tournament

We got back from Portland last night (9+ hour drive) and have just completed the Master Planning Grid for Houston ... Detail schedules should be forthcoming throughout the afternoon/evening Left Coast time, starting with the teams playing Thursday/Friday ... It's a tricky schedule to provide for only 2-day rolling sessions and not have anybody eliminated on Day #1, but "mission accomplished" in that regard ... DAVE
June 20, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: JIM SHERMAN MEMORIAL NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

ADVERSE WEATHER PROCEDURES/POLICY - There has been some rain overnight Wednesday, with occasional showers in the immediate forecast ... The following information may be helpful to Managers and players as the tournament continues through Sunday ...

ALL play/no-play decisions are made at the fields of play, at game time ... Phone calls to the SSUSA offices will NOT be informative or authoritative as to current conditions and/or potential schedule adjustments ... Avoid the possibility of forfeits by being present at the tournament site and ready to play when originally scheduled ...

• The SSUSA Official Rulebook Section 11 (pg. 56) governs procedures to be implemented in the event of adverse weather, as follows...

"...If game times must be reduced because of time limitations due to inclement weather, or other acts of God, the following methods may be implemented, in priority order:

A. Games may be reduced to five innings, with the 5th inning being the open inning.
B. Batters may have a one-one count when they enter the batter's box.
C. In severe time restrictions, the batter may be allowed only one strike..."

Good luck to all!


June 18, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: JIM SHERMAN MEMORIAL NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

MEN'S 50+ PLATINUM DIVISION REVISION • The Men's 50-Platinum division has been revised to reflect the withdrawal of the CornerStone 50's (OR) on Monday ... The division is reduced to four teams (from five) and the required schedule and bracket format changes have been posted online ...

There is also one minor revision in the 60-Major bracket ... Game #1 moves from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday ... We apologize for any inconveniences caused by these changes, which were due to circumstances outside of our control ... Good luck to all!


June 15, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Championship Sunday

rightrj1 - The simple answer is probably not, but that's not as simple as it may appear ...

The scheduling goal is to have as many teams as field inventory permits playing on Championship Sunday (or Thursday in the case of the 65+ and older groups) ... That usually means taking six, or occasionally eight (see the Carson City schedule this year), teams to Sunday ... And the related criteria is to have "If" games scheduled not later than 3:30 PM so the teams can complete their travel home at a reasonable schedule for flights or drive times ... Accordingly, the Sunday schedule is comprised of six games, starting at 8:00 AM through the 3:30 PM "If's" ... Games after that time are usually not possible due to local league play in the evenings ...

The only other way to get (hopefully) everyone at a particular site would be to play another round or two of games on Saturday (or Wednesday) night to whittle down the remaining teams to no more than three in each division ... Then we could schedule the divisions with three games each (Third Place, Championship and "If") stacked with two divisions per field through the six available time slots ... However, that is inconsistent with trying to maximize the number of teams playing on Championship day ... Teams commit to the three day tournament and we strongly believe in scheduling accordingly ...

At Rock 'n Reno this year, your session had EVERY team playing at Golden Eagle two of the three days (except the 3-team 55-Major+, which played all three there) and playing one day at Rancho San Rafael ... Your day at Rancho San Rafael was Sunday, which means you probably had no complaint with playing Friday and Saturday at Golden Eagle while the other teams were cycling through Ranch San Rafael ... Lastly, we do not provide preferential treatment to teams based on their age and/or division of play ... The 55-AA teams pay the exact same entry fee as the 50-Major+ and should, and do, receive equal treatment ...

This "issue" only arises when there is a Golden Eagle or a BLD in the mix, facilities that are clearly a notch above almost anyplace else in the country ... We will continue to maximize the number of teams playing at those sites, but NOT by the detriment of forcing out as many teams as possible on Day #2 to make Championship Sunday (or Thursday) an exclusive affair ... Playing on Sunday is important in our view ...




June 11, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: JIM SHERMAN MEMORIAL NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2013 Jim Sherman Memorial Northwest Championships in Portland, OR, 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, an aerial map of the Delta Park and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 40-Masters | 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's and 70's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions (13 pages)

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
Participating teams List: Northwest Championships 2013
Delta Park Aerial: Fields Aerial Map


June 4, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 10,000 LAKES (Rochester, MN) QUALIFIER 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 10,000 Lakes 2013 Qualifier in Rochester, MN, 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: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Teams List


June 4, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno postings

Got it ... Had the hyper links messed up, but should be OK now ... Thanks, Webbie ...
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