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Discussion: Northern Championships Lansing Michigan Aug 23/25

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Aug. 9, 2013
17Black
Men's 50
207 posts
Northern Championships Lansing Michigan Aug 23/25
What 50 Major teams are coming?

CPOA Cleveland/Northern Ohio Printing is in:

Aug. 11, 2013
joel 1975
34 posts
when's the brackets for the northern championship going to be posted???? congrads to motown for winning the issa in rockford this weekend had some real good teams there makes a difference when you have your players there!!
Aug. 11, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1006 posts
Sometime during this week
Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
Any other 50+AAA clubs participating in the upcoming Northern Championships? S.M.E. will be there. Any word on the posting of the brackets at mid-week?
Aug. 14, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1006 posts
There are seven (7) 50-AAA teams entered in the Northern Championships, but we do not have a team known as "S.M.E." in that group ... We DO have a 55-AAA team entered known as 'Sparky' Mann Enterprises, along with five other 55-AAA's ... Perhaps a new name for an established team or you mis-typed the age group? ... If not, please contact the SSUSA office immediately ... Schedule preparation is underway right now ... Thanks!
Aug. 14, 2013
titanhd
Men's 50
314 posts
List of teams is on the tournament page. Northern Championship
Aug. 14, 2013
Michigan Vet
Men's 55
226 posts
The "Sparky Mann Enterprise" team is the old Mastercraft or Mike Valerio 55 AAA team (was Pinnacle when played 50) been around for 10 years!
Aug. 14, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1006 posts
Thanks MV ... We're aware of their name history as 55's (and have them as 55's), but he was asking about, and referenced, playing 50's ... Just checking to be sure ...
Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
My bad.........As sponsor, I am so use to listing "Sparky" Mann Enterprises as SME.

I only saw (six) 6 50-AAA teams instead of (seven) 7. Did I miss anyone? The other 5 teams in the 50's are Major.
Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
"Sparky" Mann Enterprises
Antique Roadshow (Indianapolis, IN)
Chicago Classics Panthers (Barlett, IL)
Chicago Prime 55's (Chicago, IL)
Golden Vipers (Washington, MI)
Milwaukee Merchants (Milwaukee, WI)

Everyone else is Majors!
Aug. 14, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1006 posts
Sparky ... You write about 50's teams, but then list 55's ... which age are you playing, please? ... We are scheduling you in the 55's as of this moment ...

The seven (7) 50-AAA teams are:
1. Dayton Legends/Hitmen (OH)
2. Detroit Elite (MI)
3. Jackson Merchants (MI)
4. Michelle's Boyz/Stansell (OH)
5. PDC (MI)
6. Playmakers (WI)
7. The Mattress Store (MI)

There are six (6) teams in the 50-Major:
1. Big Ten Softball/Spartan Sports Park (IN)
2. CPOA Cleveland/N. Ohio Printing
3. Doug & Don's Auto Care (MI)
4. Still Young/DLB (WI)
5. Team Ohio (OH)
6. The Catch (KY)

Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
We are listed as 55-AAA
Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
My bad again SSUSA Staff......Must be that "old age" kicking in. It meant to list "55" not "50"..............Sorry about that...............First year sponsorship is really starting to take its toll......lolololol
Aug. 14, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4250 posts
Sparky.1,
I haven't heard the team name Motorcraft in years. I played for them here in the 70's & 80's
Good old days when it was softball for softball's sake, not business at any cost.
Had a long email about your affair on here before, but let it go and never sent it.
Hope you found your team.
Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
taits.........Totally agree with your view of Softball the way it was and the great memories of those bygone days!

Been having a blast getting back into the game and seeing a few of my old opponents from the Metro Detroit area at earlier tourneys. Still trying to get use to this "new" style of ball and this new organization the SSUSA. Not like working with the old ASA or USSSA.

Really looking forward to the Northerns and Vegas. Are you going to be there in the Northerns. Would love to meet you!
Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
Damn, screwed up in reverse again "taits". Really good chance of you NOT showing up for the Northerns since you are in CA. Perhaps in Vegas however!
Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
taits: Thought I would also mention the old team was "Mastercraft" not "Motorcraft"!
Aug. 14, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4250 posts
Well you know then I can't read...lol.
Not sure about Vegas, Was offered a place, but having some procedure done to my neck in the AM. Whiplash of the like in June. So that is up in the air for now.
Mastercraft...is the the boat builder? If so I was familiar with them back then too.
But have another reason for wanting to go anyway so it's still not out of the question even if I can't play. We'll see in Sept\Oct.
Aug. 14, 2013
Sparky.1
Men's 55
54 posts
I believe this Mastercraft was Carpet and Interior Design. Not really sure but I think I overheard a couple of players discussing it. No matter now, since they are playing under my flag.........lolol

Hope your procedures with your neck progress smoothly and eventually you can get back onto the field of play.

Hopefully you can attend Vegas as well. Here's my email to stay in touch ( grm.phd@gmail.com )
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