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Discussion: Pool Play Game
|May 29, 2008|
|Pool Play Game|
What do the best minds in softball think about additional pool games? The tournament I reperesent is considering going to 4 pool games for age groups 70, 65 and 60, for the 50/55 group 3 games. Bracket play will stay the same...Double elimination. All comments welcome.
|May 29, 2008|
|For myself, I'd like it, but you know darn well the cost would no doubt go up**, given the ump cost ...If not it would give a little more bang for the buck. |
**The their (SSUSA's) paper a few issues back, said as much, about increasing fees.
I'd rather see no Friday games, so one could save a days night stay. Though in the bigger ones like Reno, with around 170 teams, it would be a hard sell.
|May 31, 2008|
|Cost is a problem for evryone..whether you Drive or Fly.|
Staying an extra night IMO is not the problem. It's how tournaments are run and the "Awards" that given or not given.
Pool Play is cool...it should give everyone a chance to play who has gone on the trip. As for the amount of games either 2 Pool and then Dbl Elim or even 2 Pool and then the 3 game minimum bracket. This give teams an extra Tournament game to get back in and win the tounament. Odds are against them but at least it's under the elimination process. 3 pool play games doesn't do much...alot of teams go 2-1 and then the tie breakers become a concern. 3 game brackets gives your 3 game minimum tournament pressure. That's just me...However the tournament goes you have to just roll with it.
More games the Merrier especially if you're flyign in from Hawaii.
|June 2, 2008|
|It makes absolutely no sense to me to make the older guys play more games. Our macho side says play as many games as possible in a tourney when the body says 2 pool games and then championship play is common sense. I can remember many world tournies with 4 pool games and then trying to find healthy bodies for when the real tourney starts. I like the current format.|
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