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Discussion: Rock-n-Reno Change of Dates for 60s??

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Feb. 10, 2008
DoubleL10
Men's 65
836 posts
Rock-n-Reno Change of Dates for 60s??
I was checking the dates for the Rock-n-Reno tournament today against the schedule I had made up a couple of weeks ago for our 60 Major + team. The tournament showed we would play on Friday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1.

The schedule I saw today showed us playing on Tuesday, May 27 through Thursday, May 29!!

Hopefully, this is a mistake because I can tell you very few, if any, non-West coast teams will play in a miod-week tournament due to the number of vacation days we will have to use.

Someone please advise.

Larry Lopez
Boaz Export Crating 60 Major +
Houston, TX
Feb. 12, 2008
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
LARRY, I SAW THE SAME THING. DID YOU SEE IT IN THE LITTLE BOOK THAT CAME IN THE MAIL? WOODY [GSF] TOLD US 5/29 TO 6/1......WOODY IS NEVER WRONG!!!!!!
Feb. 12, 2008
DoubleL10
Men's 65
836 posts
CRUSADERVB,
I saw the dates in the details area of the "tournaments" section to the left of the message board. The details area has the dates for all the age groups.

I also spoke with Gary Tryhorn about this and he told me SSUSA always shows us (60s) playing mid-week and moves the dates once we explain our work situations and ask them to.

I'm on the lookout for the changes.
Feb. 12, 2008
the wood
1087 posts
LL, as much as we've enjoyed the Reno event, GSF will not be able to participate if it begins on Tuesday. I know that this will pose a hardship for other 60 teams as well (you already stated your team's position). With a Friday start date, we have to take off work from Thur pm and mid west and/or eastern teams have to leave sooner. So now we leave early on Monday? In late May?
To me, this whole concept of mid week games for 60 teams falls under the category of 'the square peg in the round hole'. Who would be the benefactor of such a move? The 60 division? No. The association? No, because the level of participation would definitely drop.
I have not isolated the major + division from any other 60 divisions in this post as I feel that the % of retirees would be fairly constant (from major + to AA). Therefore, I am not advocating that SSUSA play ANY 60 events during the week.
Crusader, I know that you're definitely kidding. We both know that I'm wrong quite often... too often.
BW
Feb. 12, 2008
JJ
Men's 65
14 posts
Gentlemen: I just printed out the detail sheet
for Reno and it shows the 60's on 5/27-5/29.
We had planned on going also but this could
put a damper on our participation as we have to
leave on Monday and come back Thursday.
We are going to Palm Springs for Spring Worlds
Mar. 13th thru 15th and we are playing Thurs.
thru Sat. which will only cost us two days of
vacation.
Feb. 12, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4396 posts
JJ,
Some years back we got booted off the fields early because there were RESERVED for afternoon games for younger guys in a league.
Wonder if that was in their contract....
Bad planning, and may cost them a few teams.


Good luck there in PS next month.
Feb. 15, 2008
WOW
197 posts
Very few non-west coast teams have been going the past few yrs, anyway.........Rooms are cheaper, Town isn't crowded. It's great........................
Feb. 16, 2008
DoubleL10
Men's 65
836 posts
There is conflicting information in the 2008 Tournament Guide that came with our last SSUSA newspaper.
On page 107 in the List of Tournaments, they show the 50, 55 and 60 Major/Major Plus playing on May 30, 31 and June 1. However, in the same booklet, on page 101, they show all the 60s playing on Tuesday, May 27 thru Thursday, May 29.

In addition, the SSUSA web site shows under the Tournaments listing and in the "details" section the latter dates: Tuesday, May 27 thru Thursday, May 29.

So, they need to tell us which one it is.

I remember the same problem last year and they eventually updated the web site information to the Friday thru Sunday dates.

Hopefully, they'll get it corrected soon. LL
Feb. 16, 2008
WOW
197 posts
Last year 60's played during the week. So far, same for this year...............
Feb. 16, 2008
Brock
Men's 70
55 posts
As I recall, last year AA and AAA played during the week but Major and Major Plus plsyed on the weekend in Carson City.
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