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Discussion: MIdwest Champuioships-Champaign,Ill 2007

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July 16, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
MIdwest Champuioships-Champaign,Ill 2007
I wanted to say one last thing about the Midwest Championships, Rudy did such a great job in running the tourney, the fields were some of the best i played on, The umpires did a very good job, and the balls were OK, I will make sure that I have this tourney marked, to attend on my schedule again next year and if the rest of the teams do not decide to come to this one, you are missing the boat, it should be held at the same time next year early July, so mark it down as a must attend tourney.
see you soon Rudy, in Elgin, Illinois,in 3 weeks or so for the Eastern Nationals
I hope the fields are as good as yours and is as well ran??t

ps- would have liked to have seen Terry and his crew there, they missed a good one, and I think they should push this tourney little more then they did, they must not have thought it was important enough, or they would have showed up there for this National?

Rabbit- Indiana Classics-50 AAA
July 17, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4357 posts
Perhaps called a "National" because teams come from all over the nation. Thereby making it a national as oppesed to a regional. Catchy phrase or wording, marketing even.
But don't those regional tourneys already have their own, championship by which many of them, but I don't think all, are invited go to the TOC.
Why don't they have the TOC on the other side of the country?
July 17, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
297 posts
Taits and gary 19, I agree with you, they use the word Nationa/Worlds to often, especaily when only 5 or 6 teams are entering, i do not really think that is much of a national, but then again, like you said a word that attracts attention, "National", but the flip side of your question, why is the SSWC/SSUSA Worlds always on the West coast. Phoenix area???
either place (Florida or Phoenix) it is a long drive ( since I do not fly) for me living here in Indiana,

Rabbit
July 17, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4357 posts
Maybe for the same reason Fla is always used.
It would be nice, if not just for teams in other locations, to move then to say Vegas, Reno, Los Angles area They have 3 FOD's there (but they don't allow the U-2, corporerate policy) or Sacramento area. Even Seattle where thy do some others as well.
July 17, 2007
taits
Men's 65
4357 posts
Bottom line comes down to the all mighty buck. A dollar turns in the city 7 times. I believe someone did a little math work on that calculation for one tournament (was that you Pete D?) alot of cities\people are getting some of it, so why not spread the wealth we provide? My $0.02.
July 17, 2007
CAT
148 posts
Ridge is supposedly coming into Columbus, Ohio this weekend....Maybe a chance of their Worlds next year in the C-town. I have been pushing with SSUSA for a few years to come here....problem is $$$$ differences with the local govt. and the organization. We have over 32 diamonds in one complex. However, smaller cities are more apt to get involved because the revenue made goes a lot farther than with a city of 2milion+ people..
July 17, 2007
hornachec
Men's 55
50 posts
SSUSA is a for PROFIT business. It comes down to how much a host city is willing to pay for the rights to hold the tournament, I'm sure ability to get to the city and facilities play some part, weather,etc..., but it still comes down to $$$. Would love to see SSUSA championships back "east". If you want to host a national championship, talk to your community leaders, contact Terry (he has a very detailed breakdown on what it takes to host the nationals, along with how much a city can profit) and put in a bid, Just like Seattle and Phoenix have done.
Jim
July 17, 2007
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Whats wrong with the Midwest Regional Chapionships being called just that.In the major div. there were 11 teams including 1 major plus team.From 5 midwest states.Sounds like somebody has been confused for over a year now.You were confused about this same topic in a posting you made on 8-20-06.Who cares what there called its a great oppurtunity to play the best midwest teams.Get over it .Spend more time playing less time complaining and you just might get the chane to win one of these overrated tournements.GO BLUE
July 17, 2007
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
Taits - yes that was me applying my rudimentary math skills. I believe Polk County in Forida has a very unique situation with regard to the TOC. As the county representative was speaking at the dinner he indicated that their county holds a number of TOC events encompassing many different sports. This gives them a corner on the market and the expertise to put on a tournament of this sort, which they did extremely well.
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