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April 12, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
873 posts
Southwest Championships, Vegas
SSUSA: I hope this request is not problematic in any way but can you share with us when the brackets will be available for the 60AAA division? Really appreciate your assistance.
EA
April 12, 2013
Freddie
Men's 55
108 posts
need to be patient session 1 always goes 1st, 65 & over. They play Tues-Thur, just think when we move up to 65 we will play during the week and the hotels rates won't go up since they don't play on the weekend. I counted 13 AAA teams which so make our division strong.
April 13, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1223 posts
Session #1 DRAFT schedule release should be by Tuesday or Wednesday, with Session #2 following by Thursday or Friday.
April 14, 2013
JDub
Men's 50
131 posts
I am Curious & Disappointed! There are at least 5 Active Major-Plus 50's Teams in Cali, yet none are Playing in the Southwest Championships in Vegas!? Is there another Tournament that weekend? Injuries? Work/Schedule Conflicts? Saving funds for Reno? In Review of the Tournament Schedule, what am I missing ? ? ?


Regards,
Jeff White #7
Arizona Elite
April 15, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
999 posts
Two trips to Vegas in the same year might get expensive... In North Cal the teams are playing in NSA and NCSSA so one extra trip to vegas is not in the cards for most, my guess!
April 16, 2013
LadyMachinist
Women's 40
12 posts
Just be glad you are not a woman, look how many teams they have going.
April 16, 2013
Tim Millette
484 posts
Jeff, I cannot speak for EBO, or GSC but our MTC 50 team doesn't plan on going because we are a mostly local, limited funds team.

Heck 9 of us are on the same league team.

We will try at least one ssusa major plus this season Since we were bumped....maybe we can compete?????? but....if its not enjoyable we will probably just skip Worlds in the 50s in the future.. At least that would be my vote.

We scheduled the ASA World in Medford and probably the SSUSA in Vegas as our two travel events.

We are skipping Reno and the calcup also....

Probably (depending on number of teams) western nationals in our own back yard/Sacramento area. Are you guys comming to NorCal/Reno? We might play that one if 7 of the western plus teams are attending

We have many options here in NorCal....NCSSA has many good tourneys, with their hall of fame event as the number one event in norcal...they are even creating an open division where out of area teams can come to play. We here the legends, nazareino and demolition are considering it...5 game RR...out of area teams start Saturday afternoon.

NSA is running one day 50s now...and word is their 50 Worlds is going to be in Sacramento.

We also have many 40 events we can play in (they give us an 11th player)

So......there really isnt any need to travel all over the place for senior softball.

I can only guess that Arizona isn't set up in senior ball like NorCal is??? Maybe you guys could look into how NCSSA was created and how it's benefited all the senior players here.
April 16, 2013
softball4b
Men's 60
744 posts
I received a call from a player on Demolition's team that a text went out that due to some travel and health issues they would be unable to field a team for the remainder of the year.
April 16, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4365 posts
Tim,
Oh ouch on the Demolition rant.
So how is it that your 55 team maybe even at 50's, can get 11 players? Just curious.
NSA is spreading out but needs to get better with more cities for seniors. They come to Fresno but are kids events.
April 16, 2013
Marv19
Men's 60
435 posts
Scott you can always come down south where the big boys play :O) Temecula is gorgeous this time of year.
April 16, 2013
Malo37
55 posts
Hi Tim, We could possibly be interested in the hall of fame event if we have enough notice. We just want to play and are certainly limited in the events that are close to AZ. We also have limited funds. We can't even play in our own AZ tourneys unless we agree to exhibitions, which we have to to get in any games at all. We just want to play and compete against the best, if we get our butts handed to us oh well...... We'll try and be better the next time.
April 16, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4365 posts
Malo37,
Dates for that are Aug 15,16,17,18 depending on primarily the bracket.
Great BLD, but a $3 cost to get in with a buck token to use at the costly restaurant they have...good food though.
Off hwy 120 in Manteca at Yosemite exit if you care top look for it.
Usually fills up.
Sometimes games get cut down cause of the leagues they have going those days as well... food for thought.
Reasonable entry fee though.
April 16, 2013
JDub
Men's 50
131 posts
Thanks for the feedback guys! Yah Tim, we don't quite have the Softball Population like California. We have a few SSUSA Events throughout the year here in Arizona, and a couple Fun Tourney's up in the cool pines during the summer. Maybe if/when NSA has some Senior Events out here we will be able to play a few more 1-day Tourney's?! Arizona Elite was really looking forward to playing the 5-6 Major Plus Teams out West, but it sounds like a lot of what I mentioned above is starting to unfold. There are still several Good Major Teams to play, it just would have been nice to have 10+ combined Teams in an Upper Bracket!

I believe all of our Major Plus Teams should Collaborate our Schedules so we can maintain our competitive level of play with Maximum Participation. So-Cal & Vegas are much more Economic for our Travels from AZ, but that's not to say we can't mix in 1 or 2 Tourney's somewhere in the middle to get the Nor-Cal Teams as well as NW Legends in the mix. We dropped Mesquite & Reno from our Original Schedule, but I believe we're gonna play in Sac-Town?! Tim, you and I discussed Medford before, and I thought we determined that it isn't truly the ASA 50's World?! It's more of just a Senior Festival Tourney?!

More on the topic of Arizona Senior Softball, I personally would like to see a mix of Combo Tourney's with 40s and 50s. Again, we donít have the Population, but this would help Grow our Program(s) for the future, and allow us to maintain our own Competiveness in state! Nuff said, but let's try to keep a collective open line of communication so we can continue to Grow our Senior Program(s) on the West Coast . . .


Good Luck & Be Safe,
Jeff White #7
Arizona Elite
April 16, 2013
Tim Millette
484 posts
Jeff, I am sorry to read your area isn't fortunate enough to have the options we have here.

ASA in Medford is their western world...talk is they might incorporate it into there east west finals at Oklahoma in the future.

On the NCSSA hall of fame event. You can google "NCSSA 2012"...we have added an open division this year....anyone can show up.....it's a Saturday and Sunday only tourney....5 games....you could fly into sac. San Jose, Oakland or sf......all of them are within an hour of the park.

They are even trying to see how the fly in teams want their brackets set....ie late Saturday or early sunday.

With NCSSA program support we have three major plus 50s, MTC 55 major plus and nazarinno showed up last year.....we also have a very solid major team Barron's/warriors. Contact the director...I think entry fee is $325?
April 16, 2013
Marv19
Men's 60
435 posts
AZ Elite is scheduled to do 5 of ours this year. Sorry you guys couldn't come Saturday - Sunday. We had five 50M teams and four 55M teams. 45 minutes from Ontario International Airport with 11 regional tournaments throughout the year we offer a great opportunity to play in the Southern California sun. See you next month!
April 17, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
873 posts
Want to wish everyone safe travels to/from Vegas. I will drive from Colorado. If I can help anyone please do not hesitate to call/contact me.
Ed (970) 729-3145
April 26, 2013
WCMONSTA
31 posts
GO MONSTA ATHLETICS!!!!!
April 27, 2013
grd8sbnut
Men's 50
14 posts
Go Monsta, are some of your bats going to be there ???

and on a second note NW Ledgends go to vegas and nno Cal. teams show and there closer.
April 27, 2013
WCMONSTA
31 posts
Yes, my team is swinging my line of bats, the Fossil and Z-Bra. Jose Canseco, John Gilmore, Bob (Bob Ruth)Beler and Kelley Hoekstra are the big bashers with the Zebras and the rest are swinging Fossils.
April 27, 2013
WCMONSTA
31 posts
Yes, my team is swinging my line of bats, the Fossil and Z-Bra. Jose Canseco, John Gilmore, Bob (Bob Ruth)Beler and Kelley Hoekstra are the big bashers with the Zebras and the rest are swinging Fossils.
April 27, 2013
grd8sbnut
Men's 50
14 posts
What is the name of the Team Canseco and others are playing on and swinging Monsta's
April 27, 2013
DaveDowell
Men's 60
1056 posts
High Testosterone/Monsta Athletics (Men's 40)
April 27, 2013
grd8sbnut
Men's 50
14 posts
WOW How is that team only rated Major and not Major Plus with all those big name players ?????
April 27, 2013
WCMONSTA
31 posts
This is our first season in 40+ and almost all of the guys have never played 40+ so i don't think we can be rated higher till we win but i'm not sure on that
April 27, 2013
WCMONSTA
31 posts
BTW its just Monsta Athletics now, HT didn't come thru
April 27, 2013
grd8sbnut
Men's 50
14 posts
BTW Monsta Have you guys got Fossil's or Zebra's in stock yet.
April 27, 2013
WCMONSTA
31 posts
More will be in shortly. We had a run of both that weren't to our standards so i won't put them out as first quality but i am offering them at a KILLER price. Go to Monsta Athletics on FB for more details or email me at carl@claax.com

Carl
April 27, 2013
WCMONSTA
31 posts
Monsta 4-0 and in the undefeated game tomorrow!!! Way to Monsta Mash guys!!!
April 28, 2013
WCMONSTA
31 posts
Monsta brings it home!!!!! My boys go 6-0 in the 40+ Major division and bring home the title. Way to Monsta Mash guys!!!
April 28, 2013
sdsharksbb
37 posts
Anyone know how the 60s major teams came out in the standings.

I mean who won 1st 2nd 3rd.

Shark
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