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Discussion: NSA Worlds in Alabama

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July 6, 2007
v55lrv
23 posts
NSA Worlds in Alabama
Could somone tell me why they do not come to this tournament? The fields are good the umpires seem to be good, there is nice hotels and area is nice to visit. So if someone please explain.
July 6, 2007
cpope
Men's 60
160 posts
Simple to me, ""to many associations and to many tournaments"". Tournament fees are high and not many teams have full sponcers so teams have to be picky.
Fields arn't taken care of and good umps are far and few inbetween. It's so much about the money anymore it takes the fun out of playing the game we love.
In Florida all out "big" tournaments we always play the same 4 teams every year. Even when we go out side of Florida we play the same teams we played the year before and most of them are from Florida.
I played Culman about 5 years ago and had a great time.
Wish we would go back but with the little money we come up with from sponcers we need to stay close to Florida to keep players cost down.
BUT, this is JHO
July 6, 2007
cpope
Men's 60
160 posts
Here I go again, Check the thread below.
It makes you wonder"

That's another reason and it's a big one.
July 6, 2007
v55lrv
23 posts
I know about the cost as we pay most of the cost ourselves. But if I had the choice I would play the tournaments that are close and the ones that have the afore mentioned items. We have a meeting before the season and we decide based on last years tournaments as to whick ones were ran well and fields then we make the commitment to go to these and possibly others.
July 7, 2007
JTS2
Men's 55
88 posts
I have played in the NSA worlds every year it has been in Alabama. The last year we played in 2005 they do not allow the UII or combat or Miken freak. They used the worse 44 core ball made. there were no home runs hit in the 50AAA tournament and most games had scores under 10 runs. Many senior teams don't go to tournaments that the UII is illegal. Also this year the ISA World in St Louis is the same weekend. Why would associations schedule their world tournaments on the same weekend in the same part of the country. I bet neither tournament will have enough teams to be classified as a world tournament. There are too many senior associations that have world tournaments and not enough teams to fill them.
July 7, 2007
v55lrv
23 posts
We have had the same problems with balls in all orginations except spa that still uses the 47 cor. This is nothing new that you run into as some ot the balls would be good and then some would not. The whole thing is that all orginations need to have a seperat senior set of rules. I know that they have this summit at the first of the year but only certian people are let in and is mostly for the major plus people as it seems and for the directors. I think that if more of the lower teams would be involved that you will find that things might be more unified as to the balls and bats as there are more in these classes.
July 7, 2007
v55lrv
23 posts
I know that certian areas play in different associations so why not make each area have some many tournaments that you have to play in to go to the nationals like it used to be and all associations would be able to have a good turn out. This way you can control the sand bagging that goes on and control the ball and bats that would be used if you can set-up senior rules that would govern all these associations but I know it is all about the money for the associaions and not for the players which is wrong. I will give the spa credit for being more for the players than most.I would like to hear your suggestions on this.
July 7, 2007
hitman
Men's 65
306 posts
SPA does not use 47 core balls although they do for the most part have good 44/375 balls, The Badens and Dudleys do stay good for most od the game.
July 7, 2007
v55lrv
23 posts
My mistake you are right but what are your ideas about this situation with making a complete senior rules for all . You could pay in the area that you live but would be able to travel to different areas and know that you would be able to be on a level playing field with other teams.
July 8, 2007
hitman
Men's 65
306 posts
I think it's a good idea but then the teams that have great sponsors will just continue to pay there way down and always play a class lower then what they should. Examples are teams that dominate play all year and win Spa and NSA or ISA or SSUSA in the major division and then play major the next year by changing there name with the same roster and sometimes even better players. Just isn't right to the teams that give there support to the orginazations all year and then get stompped in the Nationals. Everyone deserves the fair shake not just the teams with MONEY!!!!!!!!!
July 8, 2007
v55lrv
23 posts
I thought that the tournament directors were to be checking this problem. If this is the case then why not play with the organizations that will abide by the rules this would make some people wake-up maybe. I am sure not all organizations let this go on.
July 8, 2007
v55lrv
23 posts
JTS2 had a good point about having major tournaments at the same time the porblem is this tournament in Alabama has been held the same weekend for several years except last year when it was moved to Rock Hill and then I dont remeber if it was the same weekend. But did not know that the one in St Louis was held at this current time I thought it was later in the month?
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