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Discussion: Brickyard is Getting Closer

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April 12, 2011
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
612 posts
Brickyard is Getting Closer
I have been getting excited about the Brickyard since it is less than a month away. I talked with the office, and they already have about half as many teams as we usually see here in Indy which I think is a great sign.

Is anyone playing at the small tournaments in Indy or Illinois (Champaign?) this Saturday to get some swings in? It has been 7 long, cold months here, and softball season seems long overdue.
April 15, 2011
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Haven't heard anything about the "small tournaments in Indy or Champaign?????
April 15, 2011
garyheifner
367 posts
With the men's play moved back a week to May 7-8, maybe we can avoid rain and/or cold weather. If my memory is not totally gone, seems like we have had less than great weather for this tourney. Looking forward to starting our season. Jealous of you southern guys who play year round.
April 15, 2011
jimjoes-gman
Men's 55
80 posts
Champaign on Sat. the 16th. Extended weather report is very dismal for that day. I dont think that Chi.Prime 55's can make it.
April 18, 2011
JC#24
13 posts
Nancy....JC from Dayton,Ohio....good to see u back on the board...do US A FAVOR, same as last year, only the 55s DLSC coming "THIS YEAR. Same message to the TD...we're coming over Sat morning...etc, etc....

We have 2-50's teams this year, 55s, 60s,65s and a 70s all from DAYTON...about, 95 members in the club now, Full time and Associate members...see u May 7/8th..
We're all mostly playing SPA and within 4-5hrs driving..NO Salem,VA, NC...nope!

JC24
55s-DLSC
April 20, 2011
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
Nancy..........How many 60AAA teams are registered for the Brickyard so far?? I might try to play with the 55's as well if there are no conflicts. (at least drink their adult beverages)
April 20, 2011
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
612 posts
I do not think either small tournament happened. The one in Indy only had a couple of teams not to mention bad weather, and Champaign had worse weather but more teams. It is too bad that they picked the same weekend. If enough teams would like to have a round robin before the tournament, let me know, and I am sure that we can find a park here to accomodate, or maybe someone has a location in between. I know the guys from Kentucky have been looking for a few swings since the Derby is the same weekend as the Brickyard.

JC, Senior Softball has completely taken this tournament for their own which we are very excited about. Make sure to call the office 916-326-5303 to enter, and give them your time request as they will be doing the brackets. Dave is currently scheduled to be the tournament director, and this will be his first visit to the facility.

Corky, all the entries are in Sacramento. I know that there are almost 30 teams so far, but I do not know how many of each age group yet. Historically the biggest percentage of the teams are 50/55 Major/Major Plus which has always been awesome to see here, but there have always been enough teams to keep all divisions competitive. Hopefully it will be the same this year. I will let you know as soon as I know.

The turf diamond is no more. The field is there, but the asphalt and astroturf are gone. Also since this is Senior Softball's tournament, it will be straight up; so some of the rules that Timmy had that were not real popular will be gone. This qualifier started here in 2000, and I think that it is a very positive move to make it the best tournament that it can be.
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