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Discussion: ROCK n RENO - TENTATIVE LOCATION ASSIGNMENTS

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April 1, 2008
SSUSA Staff
1280 posts
ROCK n RENO - TENTATIVE LOCATION ASSIGNMENTS
The following are the TENTATIVE location assignments (subject to change based on the number of teams entered) for the 2008 Rock \'n Reno Qualifier from May 27 thru June 1 ...

SESSION #1- (Tues. - Thur.)
Sparks - Golden Eagle and/or Shadow Mountain Sports Complexes (Sparks)
.. Men's 65, 70, 75 and 80 Divisions (All)

SESSION #2 - (Fri. - Sun.)
Carson City - Centennial Sports Complex
.. Men's 50-AAA
.. Men's 50-AA
.. Men's 55-AA

Reno/Sparks - Golden Eagle and Shadow Mountain Sports Complexes (Sparks) and/or Rancho San Rafael Softball Complex (Reno)
.. Men's 50-Major Plus
.. Men's 50-Major
.. Men's 55-Major-Plus
.. Men's 55-Major
.. Men's 55-AAA
.. Men's 60 Divisions (All)
.. Women's Divisions (All EXCEPT 40-Masters)

SESSION #3 - (Sat. - Sun.)
Reno/Sparks - Golden Eagle and Shadow Mountain Sports Complexes (Sparks) and/or Rancho San Rafael Softball Complex (Reno)
.. Men's 40-Masters
.. Women's 40-Masters
April 3, 2008
Z/Man
1 posts
Mens AA & AAA (50 age group) teams certainly comprise the largest # of entries in major tourneys such as RocknReno-Sending literally hundred of folks from Reno/Sparks area where historically we ALWAYS play, reserve discounted rooms FAR in advance and have established a sizeable and consistent financial boost to the local economy by our participation-makes no sense to suddenly state it's Carson City Time!!-Ask ANY team that now has their venue abruptly changed and the vast majority will agree with me--no offense to other age groups--but the smaller divisions would seem to be a better choice to play in Carson City--This is Rockn"Reno--not Carson City--if so, where and when did this change take place as courtesy dictates this decision be advertised from the get go so teams can truly decide if the inconvenience (not to mention the expense) is worth it. Organizers run a real risk of alienating vast numbers of dedicated folks. Z/Man
April 4, 2008
SSUSA Staff
1280 posts
HISTORICAL DATA - Rock 'n Reno Carson City Playing Field Assignments - 2006 and 2007

WEEKEND DIVISIONS THAT PLAYED IN CARSON CITY IN *BOTH* 2006 & 2007 -
60-Major+
60-Major
60-AAA
60-AA
55-Major+
50-Major+
50-Major

DIVISIONS THAT PLAYED IN CARSON CITY IN 2007 ONLY -
70-Major+ (Session #1 overflow)
70-Major (Session #1 overflow)
40-Masters

WEEKEND DIVISION THAT PLAYED IN CARSON CITY IN 2006 ONLY -
55-Major

WEEKEND DIVISIONS THAT DID NOT PLAY IN CARSON CITY IN EITHER 2006 OR 2007 -
55-AAA (Reno/Sparks in 2008)
55-AA (Carson City in 2008)
50-AAA (Carson City in 2008)
50-AA (Casron City in 2008)

WOMEN'S DIVISIONS PLAY ONLY IN RENO/SPARKS DUE PRIMARILY TO FACILITY RELATED MATTERS AT SHADOW MOUNTAIN COMPLEX (SHORTER FENCE DISTANCES)
Women (All)
April 4, 2008
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
Z/Man- Our 60 team has played at Carson for the last 2 years and I'm a bit disappointed that we aren't there this year. The fields are the best in the tournament. The field guys there do a full prep after each game. The food is fantastic and not expensive. We all stay in Reno and drive down and it's no problem. But watch out for the speed trap between Reno and Carson. 55 means 55 there. I don't agree with you about an abrupt change here. It's still almost 2 months until the tournament starts, and no other organizations give you this much advance info. You seem ready to complain about something before you have the chance to see how good Carson is. Oh, and you are right about one thing, looking at who has played in Carson for the last couple years, It is your turn. But you'll like it a lot.
April 6, 2008
Jawood
Men's 50
798 posts
ZMan - As you can see the post from the SSUSA staff, the 50 Major and Major-plus have been stuck out in Carson City for a few years. Now it's your turn, have fun in the wind tunnel.
April 9, 2008
WOW
197 posts
Thanks for brining the 60's back to Reno.
April 9, 2008
Pudge
33 posts
I believe the Don Mello complex has been used the last couple years for Rock 'N' Reno. There is no mention of it on this years Field LIst. Just guessing, it is less expensive to rent the Centennial Complex than Don Mello. Major problem with Carson is, there is not the quantity of lodging there is in Reno. If you stay in Reno and have an early game followed by a later game you are either stuck in Carson or must ride back and forth a couple times from Reno. This tourney is called Rock'N'Reno not 'Carpool to Carson'. It would be nice if all divisions played in Reno, and with the addition of the new Golden Eagle Complex, there doesn't appear to be a reason for this not to happen.
April 9, 2008
Lecak
Men's 55
1012 posts
Pudge if they can rent Don Mello that would be a miracle if my info is correct. Don Mello was razed to make way for a AAA minor league stadium and retail I do believe. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me.
April 9, 2008
Bill in Sac
Men's 75
31 posts
Lecak, You are correct. There is a brand new complex in Sparks called Golden Eagle Regional Park. It's all artificial tuf and I believe it has 4 fields. It is not BLd
April 9, 2008
Pudge
33 posts
Oops. Did not know Don Mello was torn down. My Bad. I guess the "Carpool to Carson" tournament continues.
April 9, 2008
Bill in Sac
Men's 75
31 posts
Correction--It has 6 fields
April 10, 2008
DesertGuy
Men's 60
224 posts
Golden Eagle has 6 fields. Haven't seen it yet, but hope we'll get a chance to see it this year. Found some pictures online and it sure looks nice, even though it's astro turf. Still prefer the grass at Centennial over anything else we've ever seen in the Reno area.

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