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Discussion: What makes a tournament a national tournament

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Dec. 28, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
175 posts
What makes a tournament a national tournament
to me the term Nation when applied to a tournament means that it is open to any and all teams with a national title awarded the winner. The East West Winter etc just describes the location where the tournament is held. any other thoughts???
Dec. 28, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Steve, if that is the case what tournaments are not open to any and all teams? If, for whatever reason, a team from Oregon wanted to enter a tourney in Georgia my guess is they would be accepted. So does that then make the Georgia tournament a National?
Dec. 28, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
175 posts




I see these tournaments being called National as using the name to attempt to attract teams from a wider area--and I see nothing wrong with it--but then I see nothing wrong with the CRs senior bats the mat extra 1st base etc as we all play by the same rules and the same field so all is equal for both teams therefore making the team that hits the best runs bases the best and fields the best the winner--and that all comes down to comraderie and friends so why oh why doe severything have to be explained and/or changed--if someone has a good idea to improve the game then post it but why knock what so far works--another thought on calling them Nationals--the smaller tournament if you realize it are held in places without adequate hotel rooms for large numbers of teams but the Nationals are held in places with many more hotels restaurants etc

Gary I did not feel like typing all of this again so just made short generalization to start the thread---no team is denied access as to my knowledge --the use of national is an appeal thing in my mind
Dec. 28, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Then a team from Canada enters and you have a World... or at least a North American Continent.
Personally I do not like the name descriptions but it is only a name. With or w\o real meaning.
Dec. 28, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
175 posts
taits--my wife calls me an instigator!! hahahaha very good sir---still in the name the east west winter etc is just a location--
Dec. 28, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1983 posts
steve-my wife also calls me an instigator. In the long run I am still happy to be able to play at a competitive level and I don't care what they call a tournament. Wow, I would have ulcers if I worried about all of the things Gary worries about.
Dec. 28, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
175 posts
who do you play for webbie?? if you would put it on thread I started to see where everyone plays
Dec. 28, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Steve65,
Thanks for the politeness. But not needed. How about tait, taits or scott...?
I have instigated a few in the past when I first joined this and a few to Gary as well. Most of those were on one or the other of the other two monikers he used here.
Am not playing now* or would add to list. (*Not by choice)
Dec. 28, 2011
Wes
Men's 65
311 posts
Steve--I played with Jim & Joe years ago---will you all have
a full team this year????How many tournaments are you going
to this year?????
To ansewer your question----a true National Tournament is
developed over time--they start out local and if they are
run good--like Dalton, they get larger and teams come farther
away that make them National
Wes
PS I gave up on Jim Boys 70 last year and will play for
ABC 65 in Nashville and Wells Fargo 70 out of St Louis
Dec. 28, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
175 posts
Wes you from Louisville?? gonna play in the indoor league?? it starts 1/10 at mockingbird valley soccer club--interested??
this year could be interesting--I am leaning toward the SilverSticks myself--really enjoyed playing with them in Ft Myers of course winning it made it that much better--
Dec. 29, 2011
jimjoes-gman
Men's 55
80 posts
Steve , why do you continually converse w/those idiot's ?
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