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Discussion: midwest nationals

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Dec. 27, 2009
RIK56
Men's 50
120 posts
midwest nationals
has anyone heard where the midwest nationals will be held.
Dec. 27, 2009
Dirty
Men's 50
1375 posts
Am I the only one who realizes the midwest is not its own nation? When will organizations stop insulting players with silly names like Midwest "Nationals"?
Dec. 27, 2009
RIK56
Men's 50
120 posts
yes
Dec. 27, 2009
JohnBob
Men's 60
246 posts
I hear either Kansas City or Dayton,I'm pulling for Dayton lot closer to KY.
Dec. 27, 2009
smooth01
Men's 50
121 posts
My vote is KC
Dec. 27, 2009
RIK56
Men's 50
120 posts
my vote is kc also
Dec. 27, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
My vote is Champaign
Dec. 27, 2009
bullet
Men's 55
130 posts
I heard that SSUSA wanted it in Dayton,but don't sounds like that is going to happen.I always thought Champaign was a great place.KC far for Oh,Mich,Ind
Dec. 27, 2009
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
RIK56 misquoted.........Dirty it is called the Midwest Regional and was always one of my favorite tournaments when it was held a Parkland College in Champaign ILL.........aahhh those were the days
Dec. 28, 2009
pete13ia
Men's 50
16 posts
I'm with you Smooth. KC

Butch you don't get a vote. (just kidding my friend)

Champaign is more centrally located in the Nation of the Midwest then KC and if that means a larger turnout from Oh.Mich. and Ind. Ky, etc. then it would be worth holding it there.

Dec. 28, 2009
butch17
Men's 55
415 posts
pete,

Did you have a good Christmas? Hope all is well my friend.
Dec. 28, 2009
Wes
Men's 65
311 posts
I'm trying to help Terry/Fran work on
this--it's looking better each day that
it will be Dayton---right now it's
scheduling problem with parks department
Should know this week.
JohnBob where are you in Ky???
call me 1-502-905-9386
Wes
Dec. 28, 2009
spoonplugger
Men's 60
58 posts
Champaign or KC
Dec. 28, 2009
softball1980
Men's 50
15 posts
Champaign, i am from champaign. played all over the midwest. champaign parks and recs are my home turf. played there for 20+ years midwest softball, now they know how and what softball is all about. now in colorado. they loved to play softball in illinois
Dec. 29, 2009
Gary33
143 posts
My vote is for Champaign. Centrally located great ball parks. Stayed at a great place in the past.
Dec. 29, 2009
Brett
Men's 55
239 posts
The Midwest Championships should be held in KC at the Mid-America Sports Complex (Shawnee, KS). There are ten 300-foot fields and the complex drains exceptionally well in the event of rain - second to none. After having played in Schaumburg last year and Champaign the year before, I would much prefer it to be at a complex where rain is rarely a factor. I for one am tired of traveling to play in rain-shortened tournaments or cancelled tournaments. The 'powers at be' have historically done a very poor job of choosing the complexes where these tournament are played at. Yes, I know it's all about money for the one's putting on the tournaments. However, it is not fair to teams/players that pay large amounts of travel money to end up playing in rain-shortened tournaments. This happened with our team 6 times last year.
Dec. 30, 2009
stick8
1275 posts
Brett, does that complex still have the one field with an astro-turf infield?
Dec. 30, 2009
berger
Men's 60
41 posts
Brett, I'm with you....KC !!
Dec. 30, 2009
Gary Heifner
248 posts
Gotta go with Champaign. Seven excellent fields, interstate highways just a short distance from the fields, good umps and Rudy runs a great tourney and is always present if you have a question and is much more centraly located. KC would be a major travel event for the teams east of Illinois. $$$ is becoming more and more an issue for long distance travel.
Dec. 31, 2009
smooth01
Men's 50
121 posts
How would it be any more cost effective for the teams WEST of Illinois having the tournament in Champaign?If talking a MIDWEST Nat., KC is the most central location with plenty of fields at one location.
Dec. 31, 2009
playmeortrademe
4 posts
DAYTON!!!!
Dec. 31, 2009
E4/E6
Men's 60
850 posts
Huntington Beach...........

=)
Jan. 1, 2010
berger
Men's 60
41 posts
smooth01, couldn't agree with you more....especially when the only other SSUSA tournament going on that weekend is the Western Nationals -- that appears to have been moved to Lacy, WA this year (from Salt Lake City last year). Having the Western Nationals in the very Northwest corner of the US doesn't make a lot of sense either, but KC is more "midwest" than Champaign (for any sort of Midwest Regional, or Championship, tournament). There is a SPA tournament in Columbus, OH July 15-18.
Jan. 8, 2010
bullet
Men's 55
130 posts
See they found a place for the Midwest Nationals,maybe it should be called the Central Nationals,just saying
Jan. 8, 2010
Brett
Men's 55
239 posts
There are the three sections of the Midwest the Lake states, Northern Plains states, and Corn Belt. South Dakota being one of the Northern Plains states is part of the Midwest. States of the Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Jan. 8, 2010
Brett
Men's 55
239 posts
Just because this tournament is 'titled' the Midwest Championships, does not mean other teams outside the geographic area can not participate. Kansas City is centrally located.
Jan. 8, 2010
grumpy55
Men's 60
102 posts
Did anyone notice--Shanee Kansas is the chosen one.
Jan. 8, 2010
UMBACH
33 posts
Looks like teams from chicago wont go there
Jan. 8, 2010
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
UMBACH why do you make that assumption?
Jan. 8, 2010
grumpy55
Men's 60
102 posts
He could be saying that because of the economy is so bad and being an 8 hour drive does not help either. I am sure a couple teams would go. Teams to the north and east probably could add 2 to 4 hours in drive time but would go also. Don't think I could sit in a vehicle that long. Going down would maybe be ok, but that long drive back if you lose would be a bear.
Jan. 8, 2010
bullet
Men's 55
130 posts
SLOBALL1,this is Paul,you willing to go that far. I will think about it,if i know there would be alot of teams.That is14 hours from ohio.
Jan. 8, 2010
Ho
229 posts
I think UMBACH is probably right..Actually doubt if many Indiana teams (500 miles),Chicago (420), Cleveland (700) and maybe Wisconsin (400) will drive there. Why? They have a big SPA tournament in Columbus, Ohio July 15 which is within 250 miles or they can wait and attend The Northern Championship in Lansing in August, also within 300 miles.

Of course the turnout at Schaumburg wasn't that great last year which was close to Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Wisconsin...which is probably why KANSAS got the nod.


Maybe the problem is SSUSA needs a Great Lakes Tournament, since they can't decide what constitutes the mid-west and that way they could have one within 7-to-8 hours driving time for everyone

Based on the huge tournout SPA draws in Columbus each July, SSUSA may be wise to consider adding a Great Lakes Tournament in Dayton.
Jan. 9, 2010
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Don't care what you call it......maybe the "Corn Cob Championships" Just hold it and run it the way it was before the Shake down in Schaumburg.
Jan. 9, 2010
SLOBALL1
Men's 50
173 posts
Paul. Yes if it's on our schedule.
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