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Discussion: Playing in different divisons

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Oct. 7, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
294 posts
Playing in different divisons
Could any one tell me if you played 50 AAA this year, and were already over 55, and next year, you wanted to play in the 55 Divison, can you play 55 AAA ? Also, if you were over 55 and played on a 50 Major, could you play on a 55 AAA team part time.? and one final question, if you played 50 AAA and wanted to play in the 60's next season, what divsiions could you have to play AA.AAA.Major,Major Plus?? , this person has never even played in the 55's division yet, but will be 60 next year.

I know the rules for the most part, but with all these teams playing down and across and up , sometimes it is hard to figure out and I would like to know for sure, before i make some decisions for next year, Thanks for any answers to these questions, Rabbit, Coach of Indiana Classics
Oct. 7, 2007
MTM
Men's 65
25 posts
Probably depends on the rating organization. Each year starts a new year. Donít know what happens if you play in the Nov tournament for the next year teams roster.
I wrote to the SSWC last year about starting the year in Major div and then going down to AA or AAA if I didnít ike the team or playing in the Major div.
Their reply was: You can never go down to AA from Major and you would have to get permission from the SSWC to play AAA which they probably would not approve of, and you could only change once. Yet you can move freely between AAA divisions and you can move from Major Plus to Major. Go figure.
Oct. 8, 2007
rabbit
Men's 65
294 posts
Thanks MTM for the info, you are right, go figure, but surely someone out there can help me find this out for sure, I just can not find it in the rules, and I really need to know for sure,I am the one that will be 60 next year and I plan on having two teams next season, 50 major and 55 AAA , that is if I can find out if some can play on both teams, this is the only way it can happen,since I already have 11 players out of 17 over 55, Thanks Rabbit
Oct. 8, 2007
Wes
Men's 65
306 posts
I have been working at this problem all this years. Here's what I have done with approval of Terry's group and SPA. The real problem you have is going between AA-AAA and Major. As I understand it if you play Major at any age it
is very hard to get them to let you play AA AAA at any age. I started the year playing on 65AAA and a 60AA, I was told then what I could play down one age from 65 to 60. At the end of the year my 60's team could not get enough player to go to a tournment so some of the 60's went and played with the 55's. Thinking I could only play down one age I did not go. Now we have the same problem with going to Ft Myers so this time I sent staff a e-mail asking if I could play down two ages, 55's and they sent me a e-mail saying yes I could. I would tell you to send them a e-mail and ask your ???? and see what they say. I also sent e-mail to SPA and they also said I could play down as many age levels as I wanted to, but again going up or down from
AAA to Major seames to be the problem.
Wes
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