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Discussion: Northwest Championships June 26-28

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April 27, 2009
JLD930
Men's 55
67 posts
Northwest Championships June 26-28
Are there any 55 major teams planning to attend the Northwest Championships in Portlant June 26-28

Jack Davis #30
Master Collision
April 28, 2009
bert55
Men's 60
24 posts
Master Collision is considering this tournament if other 55 Major teams are participating. Let us know.
Bert#3
Master Collision
May 3, 2009
bert55
Men's 60
24 posts
Are any 55 major teams looking at this tourney?
Bert#3
Master Collision
May 3, 2009
gary#27nor.ca.storm
Men's 55
58 posts
bert#3 we j chubb ins. are droping out because of lack of teams. the reds also drop out.
May 3, 2009
Jawood
Men's 50
798 posts
Lack of teams? The tournament is not for another two months!
May 4, 2009
gary#27nor.ca.storm
Men's 55
58 posts
last year we had no one in 55 major this year we wont waste our money to play 60 or 65 teams.
May 4, 2009
bert55
Men's 60
24 posts
gary#27
Thanks for the response. We will attend if 3-4 other 55 major teams attend. Would Chubb, Reds & any other Northern Cal teams reconsider?
Bert
May 4, 2009
Tate22
Men's 55
263 posts
Bert55 - OLR Nighthawks is considering this tournament as an alternative to Western Nationals in Salt Lake City because no other 55 M+ teams are attending. It would be nice if we could all commit and agree on an event like this one and then show up. Besides Chubb and RC Reds, how about Ruth's 55's, MTC 55 and Old Dawgs? From So CA, how about NCI, West Coast and Utah Coyotes? AND HERE'S A RADICAL IDEA - Let us all play in a combined 55 Major/M+ division as equals, LIKE LVSSA DID. Result - a very competitive 55 upper division tournament with 10 teams!! HOW ABOUT IT GUYS? HOW ABOUT IT - TH AND SSUSA? HOW COULD THAT BE BAD? IN LVSSA, a 55 Major team beat out two 55 M+ teams to win it (Remember Bert?) The current run rules and homer caps provide enough equalization that any one of these teams could get hot and win. This would be a great test for getting rid of one division to boost participation while maintaining reasonable competition. SSUSA has no problem combining age groups, even at TOC events.

Absent this kind of compromise, here is reality for our team. 20 of our 43 games this year have been against 50 Major and Major plus teams.

Don Newhard
OLR Nighthawks
May 4, 2009
Jawood
Men's 50
798 posts
You could add the only two high level 50+ Northwest teams to the tournament, NW Legends and Four Seasons. They are probably going have to play an exciting two out of three!
May 4, 2009
gary#27nor.ca.storm
Men's 55
58 posts
sounds good to me don our team will come if you come master collison.I will talk to steve froom the reds.the fields are very nice lets try to make it work. Thanks gary g
May 4, 2009
DC14
Men's 55
6 posts
The Goodman-Ruth 55's will be there.
Doc
May 5, 2009
bert55
Men's 60
24 posts
gary#27,
Let us know if Reds are interested. We can make a quick decision and would like to attend.

Bert
May 7, 2009
gary#27nor.ca.storm
Men's 55
58 posts
bert55 I just talked to steve froom the reds and they are not going they are going to menifee ca for top gun national
May 8, 2009
bert55
Men's 60
24 posts
Thanks Gary,
Lets keep working on finding a few more teams. How about Coyotes? What other teams are from Calif?
Bert
May 8, 2009
Hacker
Men's 65
41 posts
Our team (Mustangs 60 AAA) from Northern Calif are going again. Great complex, nice area. If I recall, there were only 4 or 5 teams from Calif last year...would like to see more!
May 13, 2009
bert55
Men's 60
24 posts
gary#27
after a team meeting we have too many players with previous committments on the Portland dates. We will not be able to attend. Our remaining schedule is Reno,Salt Lake,LVSSA Worlds, & Phoenix. We will consider Portland next year at our organizational meeting.
Bert
Master Collision
May 13, 2009
Tate22
Men's 55
263 posts
Unfortunately, OLR Nighthawks (55M+) won't be able to go to Portland either as too many players are otherwise committed for this weekend. Looks like a good event for next year. We'll be in Reno, LVSSA Worlds, Phoenix and So. CA SSUSA events for the rest of this year. We're not planning on Salt Lake since most Western 55 M+ teams aren't going. Why spend the money to play out of our division or give five runs to teams that don't need them to compete. As stated many times by many teams, one less division would solve this problem.

Don Newhard
Nighthawks
May 13, 2009
gary#27nor.ca.storm
Men's 55
58 posts
we will not go either but would like to go to so. calif and play.We play mostly 50 major+ in north cal. and we are 55 major
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