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Discussion: 2006 Tournament in Washington State

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Sept. 30, 2005
luna
1 posts
2006 Tournament in Washington State
Would like to have info on the tournament held in Washington State in 2006 in the men's 65 division.
Oct. 1, 2005
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
I would like some different info on the future Washington state ěNational Tournamentî. Do any of the mid-west or eastern team anticipate going to this remote location for next yearís nationals? I broached this subject with Terry H. at the recent California Cup in Roseville. He said that SSUSA rotates their nationals between Vegas, Phoenix, and a third location that suits their needs. I suggested that the third location should be more of a central location to make sure that all teams in the country(s) could have an inexpensive and shorter trip to attend. We all play in regional qualifiers and play the same teams all the time. These nationals are a way of getting to compete with teams from everywhere. When I played in the ěNational Championshipsî held in Salem a couple of years ago most of our games were with teams we had played all year. I think somewhere like Omaha, Chicago, or somewhere near an air travel hub would give us a better chance of getting real national representation for the ěNational Championshipsî. Mid-west and eastern teams please respond. Oh yeah, and check the rosters. Lol.
Oct. 3, 2005
ShaneV
Men's 55
381 posts
First, I hope that you will have the opportunity to play in a national tournament very close to home some year, if you haven't already. We in Washington are looking forward to having nationals here in 2006. Teams from Olympia to Everett will be within reasonable driving distance. Next, we hope many teams are able to attend, so that you have the opportunity to see the beautiful Puget Sound and some of what this area has to offer. Finally, three of the complexes that I am familiar with are first-rate, and September is a great time to play ball up here - it's like Phoenix in November! Celebration Park in Federal Way is newest and state-of-the-art in my opinion. Russel Road and Ft. Dent are also nice complexes, and though they're older, there have been many improvements in recent years. Post another message if you have any more questions about Washington.
Oct. 3, 2005
ShaneV
Men's 55
381 posts
First, I hope that you will have the opportunity to play in a national tournament very close to home some year, if you haven't already. We in Washington are looking forward to having nationals here in 2006. Teams from Olympia to Everett will be within reasonable driving distance. Next, we hope many teams are able to attend, so that you have the opportunity to see the beautiful Puget Sound and some of what this area has to offer. Finally, three of the complexes that I am familiar with are first-rate, and September is a great time to play ball up here - it's like Phoenix in November! Celebration Park in Federal Way is newest and state-of-the-art in my opinion. Russel Road and Ft. Dent are also nice complexes, and though they're older, there have been many improvements in recent years. Post another message if you have any more questions about Washington.
Oct. 4, 2005
Robo2
222 posts
I played in Seattle about 6 years ago or so, in the over 45s. The weather and fields were great. Looking forward to returning. Our team is from New Jersey.
Oct. 4, 2005
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
391 posts
Kinda handy for teams from BC, Canada as well. We have played on these parks before and can say they are fine parks to play on.
Oct. 4, 2005
Pieman
Men's 50
84 posts
Hey Robo. If you don't remember they did not use batters box mats and the holes were huge. They just pushed the dust back into the batters box. Hopefully they have installed mats. Other wise the fileds were great.
Oct. 5, 2005
Robo2
222 posts
Hey Pie! How's things. You may be right, I don't remember the boxes. You would think if they were hosting a large National torunament, they would improve on the conditions. Especially for SSUSA that brings in the most teams. I guess the use of the UII brings in more clubs. Also, no play down like DesMoines.
Oct. 5, 2005
Rocket
5 posts
I live In Illinois and I am very much looking forward to going to Seattle next year> I've always wanted to go To the Great Northwest and this gives my and me A great excuse to go. Besides anything has to be better than Mobile was in 2003. It was a poor excuse of a host city for a World Championship Tournament.

The Rocket Man
Oct. 5, 2005
Ken
Men's 55
462 posts
They didnít know how to maintain the boxes at last years 50ís Worlds in Vegas either. Before one of our Saturday games I watched the girl who was supposed to be fixing the fields just fill in the holes in the box. I went up to her and showed her that if you drag out the dirt out of the hole, fill it with water, put the dust back in and tamp it with the rake, you will have a perfect box in 5 minutes. The box turned out perfect. Then they switched our game to another field with dust in the holes. Canít win ëem all, lol.
Oct. 6, 2005
Bob50
Men's 60
239 posts
Does anyone know the dates for the 55's next year in Seattle for the SSUSA World?
Oct. 6, 2005
RedEye
Men's 55
92 posts
Bob50: VICTORY LANE SPORTS COMPLEX
22603 N. 43rd Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85310
Oct. 6, 2005
RedEye
Men's 55
92 posts
Bob50, Sorry wrong Bob, this was for John Bob. oopps
Oct. 6, 2005
KillAbrew
Men's 60
55 posts
Bob50, the Spring Senior Softball News stated that the 55 Divisions will be playing Sept, 7-10
Oct. 6, 2005
Bob50
Men's 60
239 posts
Thanks for the dates Killabrew. Now I won't need to choose between my son's wedding next October and this world. JK. I don't want to say which one I would miss.
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