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Discussion: NSA TOURNAMENTS

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April 23, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
NSA TOURNAMENTS


I keep hearing that sooooooooooo many palyers "do not" like or want to play NSA Tournaments, is it because how Fidel and Chula ( Mike Rodgers ) run them ? This is our reason we don't play them...just asking.
Thanks..
April 23, 2012
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
Avoiding the NSA tournaments may be in response to the 52 core 275 compression balls that are being used.
April 23, 2012
angus73
Men's 50
97 posts

here in Northern CAl " Sac-Town Tourneys " have been trying to get a few tournaments going under the NSA banner. In fairness the weather has been an issue. The guys here are stating that the baden 44/400 ball will be used in their tournaments but when I asked what balls will be used in their Nationals I have yet to get a reply.
April 23, 2012
LeeLee
86 posts
we have played in 2 Nor Cal NSA 40 or senior tournaments this year and neither time did we use the Baden Balls. This last weekend in Fremont Ca we used a Dudley ball which was a pillow.
April 23, 2012
L
37 posts
I do not know about out west but in the south the directors have always seemed to get a good ball the only complaint we had was the bats but that has been corrected as they have finally gone to senior bats. The ball they are possibly using is the 52-275. I saw this ball used in Boaz nationals for hispanic teams and they were hitting it very well but I cant say what brand they will use but like I said before it has been a average ball. We have played this national for the last 11 years since we started and has always been ran very well. I hope this may help on your question.
April 23, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4355 posts
NSA struggles on occasion with THIN brackets too. About 8 years ago I played my last one in CA and two brackets only had 2 & 3 teams in them. Really sucked. Otherwise ran well.
I believe there is the T in Galt and also in Citrus Hights next month but also heard brackets were lacking teams at least in Citrus Hts. Galt is only one listed on web site.
April 23, 2012
TexasTransplant
Men's 70
419 posts
I posted this earlier, but here it is again:

Discussion: What balls are going to be used by NSA this year?

I saw this on the NSA website. It doesn't directly address your question, but seems to indicate that NSA will allow senior bats in its senior tournaments this year in conjunction with the 52/275 ball.

"The Senior Division 50 years old and older divisions may use the Senior bats. The BPF may not exceed 1.21. Any Senior Play whatsoever using the Senior bats of 1.21 have to use the .52 C.O.R. 275 pound compressions softball with NO exceptions. Seniors MAY NOT use Senior Bats in any tournament or league that is NOT a Senior (all participants 50 & Over) tournament or league. Anyone caught using a Senior Bat in anything other than Senior Competition will be suspended for one (1) year immediately on the spot with no right of Appeal."
April 23, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
"NSA struggles on occasion with THIN brackets too."

They are certainly not the only association with that issue.
April 23, 2012
GSWP001
Men's 60
73 posts
Played in a NSA tournament last year in Tacoma, Wa. Couldn't hardly hit the ball past 2nd base. Must have been a 52/275 or softer ball. Not much fun at all.
April 23, 2012
LeeLee
86 posts
I forgot to add senior bats were not allowed.
April 23, 2012
Jawood
Men's 50
793 posts
"2 & 3 teams in them" ... sounds like a SSUSA Major-plus bracket!
April 23, 2012
L
37 posts
I guess that out west they have more organizations to choose to play around here it is usually ussa and spa with the one tournament with the nsa. Since spa has the rules about giving runs to older teams that move down even though they are rated higher than the teams they are playing in the age bracket we are waiting to see if this is corrected but dont know if this has. The nsa tournament is ran very well and we hope that we will have more teams to play since the bat change but we will see.
April 23, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4355 posts
Gary, Too is plural, or didn't you know that.

Thin 2-4 teams are thin in my opinion.

Sr bats were used in the one i mentioned using 44\375 balls. Those 52's suck.
April 24, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Thanks for the English lesson Scott. I think I heard that one for the first time in probably 2nd grade.

Problem was you were not specific on what you were pluralizing. "too" could have meant either plural associations with the same problem. or plural problems across multiple associations, or in reality it is probably both.
April 24, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2644 posts
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