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Discussion: Las Vegas Schedule

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Sept. 18, 2013
The real deal
Men's 60
63 posts
Las Vegas Schedule
Dear Terry, Dave, Fran, George, et al:

I'm guessing that you're feeling a little pressure to post the schedules for the 480 plus teams who will be in Las Vegas next week.

Relax! Take a few extra days to enjoy the fun and frivolity that Vegas has to offer. Go out and have a few beers or enjoy a show - no need to hurry with this. Just because there are well over 5,000 players (not to mention spouses) who are trying to figure out there schedules for next weekend doesn't mean that you have to cave in to their need to know. Screw 'em - don't release any info until you're good and damn well ready.

Love,

The real deal

Sept. 19, 2013
pups&play
1 posts
Yeah, and figuring how to divvy up $340,000 of entry fees is time consuming, too. That's a lot of Blackjack hands, man.
Sept. 19, 2013
paul0784
Men's 60
126 posts
I can't believe someone is busting Dave on getting the schedule out. He is one person and trying to get 486 teams scheduled is not a walk in the park if you have ever done it? Give the guy a break the deadline for money was Friday and if you have noticed teams are still dropping and entering as we speak. That changes everything when teams do that. He definitely has his hands full.
Sept. 19, 2013
Chief144
Men's 60
64 posts
Read deal needs to get "real"!! If you are waiting until the schedule comes out to make plans, you are the one to blame! You have a great idea of where you are going to be playing, hotels have listed how far away each park is and Dave does everything he can not to change where you are playing. He has no control over that until all the entries are received and team have stopped dropping, etc.
Looks like you are a 60 team, you have to be there ready to,play on Friday at 8am & plan on leaving after 5pm on Sun. If you can't plan your teams schedule from that info, I don't think anyone can help!!!!!
Sept. 19, 2013
The real deal
Men's 60
63 posts
Easy boys - not bustin' anybody's balls here, just an attempt at some light hearted humor.

We all know what a great job SSUSA does in putting this whole thing together - the premier softball event of the year! Really looking forward to it.

Good luck and stay safe.
Sept. 19, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1260 posts
Does anyone else think that $695 entry fee is ridiculous?
Sept. 19, 2013
the wood
1076 posts
Dave, this is in line with what the other senior assns used to charge. Most of them are now defunct.
What seems worse to me are the regonal qualifiers such as Spring World, Cal Cup, Western Natls, etc. They cost $525+ and we have no one to play... but it takes 3 days to do it.
The exception to this, IMO, was the Southwestern Championship that was held in LV. We had a FL team here to play. Of course, I'm only speaking for the division that our team plays.
BW
Sept. 19, 2013
softball4b
Men's 60
731 posts
IMO The real deal was slightly chiding DD to get the schedules out as quickly as possible. DD is slammed trying to accommodate all of the teams and their particular travel needs especially when coming cross country. Just be ready to play and just be ready to pay when the wife finds out she has to go to the Thunder Down Under Show all alone.

Entry fee is what it is. No question this is the primary funding mechanism for SSUSA. Until teams don't show, the fees will not go down. If you aren't interested, I believe there is an ISSA tourney in Cincinnati this weekend.

Seriously though, this is the highlight of the year, located in a prime tourist location and the premier tournament in the country. Supply and Demand and Market pressure dictates pricing, not costs alone.

My wife is leaving on Sunday with her friends to enjoy the shows and stuff before I get there on Thursday to play softball and take up the rest of the weekend. Not sure why, but she asked me to stop by the bank and get $500 in $5s. I think she sits up front at most of these shows.
Sept. 19, 2013
Garocket
Men's 55
149 posts
Guys most of us have between 12 and 14 people on our teams
Thats less than $60.00 a piece for 3-4 days of some really great softball and frienships.

Most of us would think nothing of going to a show and spending $60.00 apiece for 2 hours of entertainment
So this is a deal for me
Sept. 19, 2013
Dbax
Men's 60
1260 posts
Some deal!
Sept. 19, 2013
swing for the fences
Men's 50
996 posts
LMAO The Real Deal, that was a Good one!
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