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May 20, 2013
Joe-SL Bulls
Men's 50
10 posts
Heart of Texas (Georgetown)
Mr. Keith Parker congrats to a very successful tournament this past weekend. Great competition.
Congrats to all winning and participating teams.

50's AAA---------Gold Division
1.> Team Bulls 50's------Champions
2.> Caprock 50's---------2nd Place
3.> Houston Buc's--------3rd Place

Not sure on the other Divisions.

Joe--Team Bulls
May 22, 2013
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
424 posts
I noticed that no one in the 65 and 70 age groups jumped in here to join in the congratulations. The heavy rains Wednesday night delayed games by 3-4 hours on Thursday. Not the organizers fault. However, the decision to play 5 inning games with batters starting with a 2-2 count (not 1-1 or 3-2) and get everything back on schedule by the end of the day Thursday, put the whole burden of the rain delay on the 65's and 70's,

The seeding of the tournament was a little different, also. Two pool games to split the age group in to two divisions, then two more pool game to seed teams within each division into a single elimination tournament.

I am not saying I won't come back, but I this wouldn't be my preferred way of handling things.
May 22, 2013
LP
302 posts
well said Transplant we played in the 60's division and got the same format, makes one wonder how many teams like to pay $350.00 for a single elimination tournament
May 22, 2013
DoubleL10
Men's 65
836 posts
My team (Texas Heat) is rated 60 Major. We are an "old" 60s team with several guys over 65. Our first seeding game was against a 50 Major team WITH NO SPOT (runs or 11 defensive players). We got killed 24-2. We played 2 - 50 teams in the seeding games and 55 AAA teams the rest of the games. We never played any 60 teams. Usually, we play 60 AAAs and spot runs or the extra defender. I'm not sure what happened here but usual SSUSA rules do not appear to have been used.
May 23, 2013
Ceres
66 posts
TxTran, Joe's team were champions. He thought the tournament was great.I played 70+. Even with all the problems we had, if we won the championship, I'd think the tournament was great even though it wasn't.
May 23, 2013
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
424 posts
Certainly didn't mean to take away from his championship. I would have been proud to win as well. But he was congratulating the organizers on a well-run tournament, and I thought the 65's and 70's got short-changed. For the most part, I enjoy every tournament I go to, but some more than others, This was one of the others.
May 29, 2013
The Kid
6 posts
No the tournament was not perfect but not everything can always be done to satisfy all of us. I did not care for the 2&2 count and no one said the 2&2 count was ideal but we did have a vote on it and few people at the managers meeting voiced opposition. One thing that would help a lot is to have enough teams in age and skill level brackets to prevent the co-mingeling and diferential awarding of runs. We can't blame the organization for that or the actions of mother nature. It was not perfect but it was a lot better than the other options available to us seniors. I think these guys will listen to the comments and do the best they can given the cards they are delt.
May 30, 2013
hoovedog
Men's 50
73 posts
Yeah Larry, that same 50 Major Team won the Rocking Reno tourney, why they had you guys playing them straight up, is a little strange..against your team they used all their home runs by the 3rd inning.
May 31, 2013
LP
302 posts
i heard that a 55AAA had to play against a 40's major team if thats so i'll bet the extra guy or 6 runs didnt make much of a differance.
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