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Discussion: Tournament Results

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April 23, 2013
RAM33
6 posts
Tournament Results
Does anybody know the results of the Cartersville tournament 50 Major this past weekend?
April 23, 2013
Beasley
Men's 50
169 posts
Team 1 Sports won it. Addictive (C&M) finished 2nd and Team Tennessee ADL was 3rd. I believe Monster was 4th.
April 23, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Have to say a few things about it...
1. great job by Pete Fowler for managing a fantastic tournament.
2. I think the parity there was significantly impacted in a POSITIVE way by combining major and major plus and adjusting the rules.
The main tournament play was 7 runs per inning, 5 home runs and 1 up rule, and other home runs were walks . You could go 1 up in the 7 th as long as it wasn't a game winner.
There were no additional runs given nor were there any extra defensive players for major teams.
Result? Evening the playing field with those rules kept every game close and most importantly safe for pitchers and fun! I believe we won our 5 games by a total of 8 runs....
I think each association could look at this as a model to possibly combine major and major plus in the future so there would be more teams .
It sure made it great to have 10 good teams to play against and we enjoyed it greatly.
Alan Tanner
Team 1 Sports
Tricoach18@att.net
April 24, 2013
surf88
Men's 60
874 posts
Good job guys.
Ed Andrews
Reebok Sr. Rep
April 24, 2013
JDub
Men's 50
134 posts
Congratulations Alan & Team 1 Sports ! ! !

"Evening the playing field with those rules kept every game close and most importantly safe for pitchers and fun!"

Sounds like a Fair & Equiable Format! What was it that made it Safe for Pitchers, Alan ? ??


Regards,
Jeff White #7
Arizona Elite
April 24, 2013
lb16
Men's 50
20 posts
i think by the homeruns for single after the limit was reached, keeps teams from hitting the middle.
April 24, 2013
TommyC
16 posts
Anybody know who one the 55 Major. When we left Crystal Pharmacy had beaten Team Edge in the winners bracket final and Atlanta Recycle was getting ready to play Columbus 55 with the winner to play Team Edge.

The only problem we had was with the scheduling of game times. On Saturday we played three games back to back to back and then sat five innings before playing our fourth game. We were supposed to play another game that night, but they decided it would be to late while waiting on another game to be played and had us come back at 9:00 the next morning.
April 24, 2013
ses6
2 posts
final Results for all age brackets Mid-South NIT cartersville last weekend

Ed's Aluminum Bldg 70+ played down and won 65+ bracket.

Extreme heat highest finishing 65+ AAA bracket

Edge 60 MP played pool against 60 majors and dropped to 55 major bracket for bracket play.

55 major
Crystal Pharmacy and Edge Softball retired winners of respective brackets
60 MP Edge Softball
60 M TAG 2nd place Ga/Ala Masters
60 AAA Columbus LX 2nd place Strykers Softball
60 AA L&M Builders
55 M Crystal Pharmacy 2nd Atlanta Recycle
50 M/MP Team One 2nd Adiktive Sports
50 AAA Lighthouse Lookouts 2nd place Ram Softball

Teams under the radar you better look out for. Lighthouse Lookouts played AA but are really a strong 50AAA team that will be playing Major next year. Tennessee ADL will be joining the 50MP ranks next year at their current rate and l&M Builders are a strong 60AAA .
April 24, 2013
ses6
2 posts
Lost and Found
Have one item someone who played in Cartersville may need before next tournament. Contact Pete
tournament director if you find what you are missing.
once again I enjoyed everyone who came to play in Cartersville. hope all had a good time.
April 25, 2013
Tri18
625 posts
Jeff,
During the double elimination rounds when major and major plus were playing they went to:
5 hr and 1 up
Balls over fence after were walks
7 runs per inning
That made it hard for anyone to pull away quickly but allowed hitters to swing away and not too many balls went through the middle in comparison. Overall it made for a very competitive format for all the teams. If major and major plus were to be combined I would say something along the lines of 7 hr and 1 up with balls over fence after that being walks along with 7 runs an inning may be just right. All in all it was a great weekend of fun competition.
Go check your mailbox for a little something I sent you....
Alan
Team 1 Sports
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