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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 ...
June 4, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2013 • Game Scores & Bracket Results

Game Scores and Bracket Results from the 2013 Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the Tournament Page for the event ... Winners will receive an invitation to the 2014 Tournament of Champions (TOC) in Polk County, FL, in February, 2014 ... Congratulations to all of the Champions and thank you to everyone who participated! ...
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Game Scores & Bracket Results (PDF's)

• Men's Seniors: 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's | 70's | 75's & 80's
• Women's Seniors: All Ages
• 40-Masters: Men & Women
• Complete: All Ages & Divisions Large File (57 pages)
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Final Results

• MEN'S 40-MAJOR PLUS
1. Louisville Slugger 40 (CA) • TOC
2. Prestige/Premier (CA)
3. Hand Picked (CA)

• MEN'S 40-MAJOR
1. Craze/Anarchy (CA) • TOC
2. SofaKing Softball (CA)
3. South Bay Satellite 40 (CA)

• MEN'S 50-MAJOR PLUS
1. God's Sports Company (CA) • TOC
2. Nazzareno Electric (CA)
3. Northwest Legends (WA)

• MEN'S 50-MAJOR
1. San Antonio Softball Club (TX) • TOC
2. NorCal Warriors (CA)
3. Southern Oregon Flatliners

• MEN'S 50-AAA
1. OH MY (CA) • TOC
2. Fly 50's (ID)
3. Jaxx/Bret (UT)

• MEN'S 55-MAJOR PLUS
1. Hendricks Sports Management (TX) • TOC
2. MTC Softball Club 55's (CA)
3. California Energy

• MEN'S 55-MAJOR
1. Christiansen Arms (UT) • TOC
2. Goodman Racing (WA)
3. R&R Double Nickels (CA)

• MEN'S 55-AAA
1. All Pro Plumbing (NV) • TOC
2. Git-R-Done 55 (CA)
3. Dan Weibold Ford (ID)

• MEN'S 55-AA
1. Lincoln Hills Coyotes (CA) • TOC
2. 1st Draft (CA)
3. Scrap Iron Coyotes (CO)

• MEN'S 60-MAJOR PLUS
1. Timberworks Construction (CA) • TOC
2. Team Combat/Joe Brown's All-Stars (AZ)

• MEN'S 60-MAJOR
1. Old Dawgs 60 (CA) • TOC
2. Smith Electric (AZ)
3. Texas Heat

• MEN'S 60-AAA
1. Aro Glass Clubbers (WA) • TOC
2. R&R Sixtees (CA)
3. Reyes Logistics (TX)

• MEN'S 60-AA
1. Modesto O's (CA) • TOC
2. Git-R-Done 60 (CA)
3. The Sacramento Saints (CA)

• MEN'S 65-MAJOR PLUS
1. Omen Softball (CA) • TOC
2. Full Circle (CA)
3. Tharaldson Softball (NV)

• MEN'S 65-MAJOR
1. W.E. Ruth Realty 65 (WA) • TOC
2. KRT Financial Services (FL)
3. Game On (CA)

• MEN'S 65-AAA
1. Marauders (CA) • TOC
2. Silver Sox (CA)
3. Old Dawgs 65 (CA)

• MEN'S 65-AA
1. Lincoln Hills Coyotes 65 (CA) • TOC
2. Physiomotion 65 (CA)
3. Monaco Mayhem (WA)

• MEN'S 70-MAJOR PLUS
1. Florida Legends/Human Kinetics • TOC
2. Streamline Circuits (CA)
3. Stark Street Pizza (NV)

• MEN'S 70-MAJOR
1. Scrap Iron 70 Legacy (CO) • TOC
2. PDR/Fastsigns (OR)
3. Thousand Oaks Panthers (CA)

• MEN'S 70-AAA
1. RWC State Roofing (CA) • TOC
2. Raptors 70's (CA)
3. Triple Play (CA)

• MEN'S 70-AA
1. The Zone 70 (UT) • TOC
2. California Olden Bears 70
3. Sonoma Fog (CA)

• MEN'S 75-MAJOR
1. San Francisco Seals (CA) • TOC
2. Top Gun 75's (CA)

• MEN'S 75-AAA
1. Gold Coast 75's (CA) • TOC
2. State Roofing Systems (CA)
3. Lincoln Hills Coyotes (CA)

• MEN'S 80-Major
1. Fairway Ford (CA) • TOC
2. Joseppi's (WA)
3. Elk Grove Renegades (CA)

• MEN'S 80-AAA
1. Texas Classics • TOC
2. Redwood City Chief 80's (CA)

• WOMEN'S 40-MAJOR
1. Old School 40's (CA) • TOC
2. Angry Birds (CA)

• WOMEN'S 40-AAA
1. Tharaldson Softball (NV) • TOC
2. Saints 40 (CA)
3. Steel Runnin' (CA)

• WOMEN'S 50+ Division
1. Dream Team (AZ) • TOC
2. Ladies Steel Smackin' (CA)
3. SWWAT (CA)

• WOMEN'S 55+ Division
1. Ladies Choice 55 (CA) • TOC
2. California Spirit 55
3. Got Runs (CA)

• WOMEN'S 60+ Division
1. California Spirit 60 • TOC
2. California Express/Timberworks
3. Fun Bunch (KS)

• WOMEN'S 65+ Division
1. Fun Bunch Plus (MO) • TOC
2. Saints Express (CA)
3. Dream Catchers (NM)
May 22, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2013 •DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

GOLDEN EAGLE • FIELD NUMBERS • We just learned (3:00 PM Wednesday 5/22/13) that the City of Sparks Public Safety people, Fire and Police, have required that the Golden Eagle Softball Complex field numbers be re-numbered for ease of identification and efficient access in the event of an emergency ... All of the Rock 'n Reno schedule sets, manager programs and related paperwork reflects the old numbers and have already gone to press ...

Here are the new numbers ...

*OLD* = *NEW*
Field 1 = Field 10
Field 2 = Field 11
Field 3 = Field 12
Field 4 = Field 13
Field 5 = Field 14
Field 6 = Field 15

For the more observant of you reading this, you have probably already figured out to just add "9" to the old Field numbers on the schedules to get the correct new Field numbers! ... Good luck everyone!


May 18, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2013 •DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #3 of the 2013 Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, NV, 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 ...

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

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 60's
• 40-Masters: Men's & Women's
• Women's: Senior Women (50+ thru 65+)

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions (Large file: 57 pages)



May 18, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock - n Reno

Schedules are being generated chronologically by play dates ... Session #1 was posted Tuesday, Session #2 on Thursday and Session #3 (Men's and Women's 40-Masters, Men's 60's and Women's Seniors) is in process and should be posted today or tomorrow ... Thanks!
May 16, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2013 •DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the 2013 Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, NV, 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 ...

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

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 65's | 70's | 75's and 80's


May 15, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

MAJOR REVISION - P. BOLEN PARK SESSION #2 • Due to the Wednesday withdrawal of Connecticut Sportsplex in the 55-Platinum division, extensive revisions were required to the schedules of the teams playing there ... Most affected were the 55-Platinum (complete revision from 8 to 7 teams) and the 50-Major, with EARLIER game times than as originally published ... There were nominal changes to the 60-Platinum division as well ... We apologize for any inconveniences caused by circumstances completely outside of our control ...

Revisions are online now, but please check the Bracket Boards at the park ... Any versions dated earlier than 05/15/13 are obsolete and the schedules in the printed program are no longer accurate ... Good luck everyone!


May 14, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2013 •DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the 2013 Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, NV, 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 Tab have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

SCHEDULE NOTE • For Session #1, every division of play has been scheduled for at least two days of play at the Golden Eagle Regional Park ... This is in respoonse to player requests to play at that facility, undoubtedly one of the finest in the U.S. ... Enjoy!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 50's | 55's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Planning Grid: Master Games & Fields
• Participating teams List: Rock 'n Reno 2013


May 9, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Kuuup22

Thank you for the constructive criticism ... Among the options that teams may wish to consider for upcoming Brickyard Invitational tournaments include the following:

• Consent to play a 2½ or 3 day schedule commencing on Friday afternoon to relieve some of the field pressure in a compressed (this year) weekend only format with 38 teams in seven divisions; and

• Staying in the Winners Bracket longer, where the days are shorter by definition and Elimination Bracket games appear later in the day or evening ... Potential late(r) games were apparent well in advance in the pre-published schedule.

This year's event WAS a long and tight schedule, and it's a tremendous tribute to the teams, umpires and Midwest Grounds Crew that we were able to stay essentially on-time during what seemed to be constant rain throughout the weekend ... Thanks to everyone who participated!


May 9, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #2 REVISION • PHILLIP BOLEN PARK • There have been revisions to reflect the addition of one more team in the Men's 50-Major Division (Northeast Storm Softball) ... There will be one added game on Friday ... The Saturday schedule has very nominal changes, only affecting elimination conditional "IF" games late in the day in the 55-Major and 60-Major Divisions ... The Sunday schedule remains unchanged ... Changes are available now online with a revision date of 05/09/2013 ... Good Luck all!
May 9, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SATURDAY REVISION • POTOMACK LAKES • The Saturday Bracket Play in the Men's 50-AAA, 55-AAA, 60-AAA and 60-AA at Potomack Lakes has been revised to accommodate player availability issues regarding one of the 60-AA teams ... There were NO changes to the Friday schedule ... The changes are online now with a revision date of 05/09/2013 ... Good luck to all!


May 9, 2013
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC Brackets

Noted and fixed on both issues ... Thanks Harry!
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