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Discussion: Players playing on 2 teams

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Nov. 2, 2008
BushManNJ
6 posts
Players playing on 2 teams
If I understand this rule, any player on the same age group can not play with another group of the same age. If this is the case it does not seem fair if one team does not have enough players to go to a tournament and another team needs a couple of guys, so they can go?

There are not enough teams in our area as it is. We need to borrow from other teams so at least one team can go.

WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK?

Joe B
Nov. 2, 2008
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
If they play in the same class, the guy's mgr. has to give him a release to play with you. Call Fran and she'll tell you how.
Nov. 2, 2008
Foothills
Men's 55
76 posts
What about someone 55 playing in the same tournament for a 50 team and a 55 team in the same classification ?
Nov. 3, 2008
Wes
Men's 65
310 posts
I posted on this last month--The problem is if you play for
a second team YOU CAN NOT GO BACK AND PLAY WITH
YOUR FIRST TEAM-NOR CAN YOU PLAY WITH ANY OTHER TEAM THAT YEAR----so you can change teams
only one time each year
Wes
Nov. 3, 2008
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
What is so wrong with team rosters having some integrity? Play with who you signed with, if you are going to switch and get permission then make a clean break.
Nov. 3, 2008
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
Wes, unless the rules have changed from a couple of years ago, I think you are mistaken. We picked up a guy from another team in the same class (both 55 AAA) to play in Roseville in '06. We needed to get a release from his mgr. and then re-release him back after the weekend. We did this thru the SSUSA office. I made the calls to his mgr and Sacramento, so I know it's true.
Nov. 3, 2008
Airbosn
Men's 65
319 posts
A player may play in TWO DIFFERENTage groups for which he is eligible at the same level of classification or at the next lower level of classification on the younger team. Example: A 65+ player playing on a 65+ Major team may also play on a 60+ Major or 60+ AAA team. However, if the 65+ player is playing on a 60+ Major team then he would not be eligible to also play on a 65+ AAA team.
In a national SPA tournament you are frozen to one team.
Nov. 3, 2008
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
597 posts
Airbosn, SPA changed their rule this year. It is below:

A player may play in two different age groups for which he is eligible at the same level of classification or at the next lower level of classification on the younger team. Example: A 65+ player playing on a 65+ Major team may also play on a 60+ Major or 60+ AAA team. However, if the 65+ player is playing on a 60+ Major team then he would not be eligible to also play on a 65+ AAA team.

The rule for SSWC is below:

A player may be registered and play on two teams in different age brackets, as long as he is old enough for both brackets and they are within one skill division of each other. (FOR EXAMPLE, a 62-year-old player may play on a 60+ Major team and a 55+ AAA team during the same season. A 60+ Major player MAY NOT play on a 55+ AA team). It is up to the player to inform managers of both teams that he is participating on more than one team. The player may play on both teams during the same tournament, but must work out conflicting game time schedules with the two managers. SSWC officials will make no allowances in scheduling or re-scheduling games to avoid such conflicts. A player may be registered or play only on one team in each age division for each tournament he enters. When a team qualifies for the World Championships its players are frozen and may not participate on another team in the same age division intending to qualify in subsequent tournaments. It is the dual responsibility of the qualified player and his team manager to ensure that a playerís name does not appear on more than one qualifying tournament team roster in the same age division. A player who qualifies for the SSWC, authorizes his name to appear on another teamís roster in the same age division will be disqualified for the balance of the season, plus the following year, and the team will forfeit all games in the event in which the player participated. For exception see 9.2(6), Playing in Two Age Divisions.

The exception should be 4.2(6):

A player may play in two age divisions under the following conditions:
A. Player is playing in two age divisions. EXAMPLE: One team is in the 55+ Division and the other is in the 60+ Division AND . . .
B. A player can only play on a team in the same skill level, or one skill level higher or lower. Example: A player in a 55 Major Division team cannot play on a 50 AA Division team.
C. Player indicates on the back of both Official Rosters, next to his name, that he is playing in two age divisions.
Nov. 3, 2008
billcoo
35 posts
I think your asking, Why do I have to stay home if my team dont go.....It should be easier for aa / aaa to move around..
Nov. 3, 2008
mad dog
Men's 60
3935 posts
nancy, i think the SPA rule is also can't be playing on the same weekend,aka,i as a 55 played 50 and 55 this yr at the worlds for SPA but they were on diff weekends.i think ridge seperated them this year(50's and 60's one weekend and 55's and 65's the next) to allow guys that wanted to play in the younger age groups to be able to.i have also bounced between 50's and 55's in the huntsman games.if there were game time conflicts,then i had to decide which team i wanted to play with,same as sswc.
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