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May 17, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's ROCK 'n' RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets


DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for Session #1 of the SSUSA's Rock 'n' Reno Challenge Cup 2024 in Reno/Sparks & Carson City, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" when play commences ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


Men's: 60's

Women's: 50/55/60+ Seniors

40-Masters: Men | Women

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


Master Games & Field Grid: Rock 'n' Reno 2024


May 16, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Albuquerque

sdc ... That list was supposed to have been activated on Tuesday, but we missed it (until this morning) ... Thanks for the reminder ... It's posted now ... Good luck!
May 14, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

A 50-AAA team (Jackdaddy's) withdrew from the event on Tuesday morning ... Changes affected only that division, and the revisions have been posted online with an effective date of 05/14/2024 ... You may have to refresh your download to view the most recent version ... Good luck everyone!


May 9, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Tournaments in California

JayPar ... Good luck in your search to find additional opportunities to play ... Here's a quick advisory for you on player residency ... You are eligible to play for any team in your home state Florida, or it's bordering states of Alabama and Georgia, for which you are otherwise eligible as to age and your player experience history ... You may also join any team east of the Mississippi River team that has one of their allowable "out-of-region" player exceptions available for their roster ... However, you are not roster eligible as a "free agent" to join teams located west of the Mississippi River ...


May 6, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TOP GUN RENO TUNE-UP 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

A 60-Major team (Vegas Elite) withdrew from the event on Monday afternoon ... Changes affected a couple of divisions, and the revisions have been posted online with an effective date of 05/06/2024 ... You may have to refresh your download to view the most recent version ... Good luck everyone!


May 6, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024

55-AAA • PCS Lumberjacks over Gray Ghost (18-12) and (22-15) in a series sweep
50-AAA • MN Core 50 over Mayslacks (19-5), (22-23) and (17-5) in the "If" Game
May 6, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Bat testing standard

We removed a couple of inappropriate posts in this thread earlier today, prompting an inquiry about why ... When a person posts on this Message Board, here is the advisory that appears on every message post entry form right next to the message box:
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May 5, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets


DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Atlantic Coast Championships 2024 in Raleigh, NC, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" when play commences ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


Men's: 40's & 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's thru 80's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions [Large file: 23 pages]

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


Master Games & Field Grid: Atlantic Coast 2024

Participating Teams List: Atlantic Coast 2024


May 5, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TOP GUN RENO TUNE-UP 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets


DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Top Gun Reno Tune-up Qualifier 2024 in Perris, CA, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" when play commences ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


Men's: 50's | 55's & 60's | 65's thru 80's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions [14 pages]

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


Master Games & Field Grid: Reno Tune-up 2024


May 5, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

SUNDAY PLAY CANCELED • The Oak Grove Sports Complex canceled all Sunday play at 6:00 AM CDT today (Sunday) due to their inability to maintain safely playable fields following overnight rains ... The on-site Directors are contacting teams who have earned awards based on the final tournament standings ... Thank you to all teams for your patience and cooperation as this three-day battle with Mother Nature played out ...


May 4, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Bat testing standard

A "seam" is NOT a "crack" ...
May 4, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Bat testing standard

Five ... We have ordered over a dozen new Bat Testers ... When they are received, we'll have them initially calibrated, review the operating instructions, warranty provisions/precautions, the periodic testing standards and any maintenance recommendations ... Of course, we will comply with all of those items as soon as they are known ...


May 2, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championship Session 2

FRIDAY WEATHER RECOVERY CONTINGENCY PLAN PART II • The games schedule for FRIDAY on Fields "H" and "I" at the Oak Grove Complex has been modified slightly ... The Parks Department has asked for an additional two hours to give them the best chance at the fields being playable tomorrow ... Accordingly, games will play TWO HOURS LATER than originally scheduled ...

First games of the day will be at 10:00 AM (rather than 8:00 AM) and the last (single) game of the day will be at 7:00 PM (rather than 5:00 PM) ... This change affects the 55-Major and 60-Silver divisions (ONLY) also affects FRIDAY ONLY ...


May 2, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

FRIDAY WEATHER RECOVERY CONTINGENCY PLAN PART II • The games schedule for FRIDAY on Fields "H" and "I" at the Oak Grove Complex has been modified slightly ... The Parks Department has asked for an additional two hours to give them the best chance at the fields being playable tomorrow ... Accordingly, games will play TWO HOURS LATER than originally scheduled ...

First games of the day will be at 10:00 AM (rather than 8:00 AM) and the last (single) game of the day will be at 7:00 PM (rather than 5:00 PM) ... This change affects the 55-Major and 60-Silver divisions (ONLY) also affects FRIDAY ONLY ...


May 2, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championship Session 2

FRIDAY WEATHER RECOVERY CONTINGENCY PLAN • The games schedule for FRIDAY on Fields #1-4 (ONLY) has been moved to a facility about 14 miles from the Oak Grove Softball Complex ... This change affects the 50-Men, the 55-AAA and the 60/65-Major divisions (ONLY) ... The games will play at:

• The Parks at Texas Star North Softball Complex • 951 Highland Drive • Euless, TX 76040

The 55-Major and 60-Silver divisions will play at Oak Grove on Fields "H" and "I" as originally scheduled ... This change affects FRIDAY ONLY and the weekend schedule, weather permitting, will play in its entirety at Oak Grove ...


May 2, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

FRIDAY WEATHER RECOVERY CONTINGENCY PLAN • The games schedule for FRIDAY on Fields #1-4 (ONLY) has been moved to a facility about 14 miles from the Oak Grove Softball Complex ... This change affects the 50-Men, the 55-AAA and the 60/65-Major divisions (ONLY) ... The games will play at:

• The Parks at Texas Star North Softball Complex • 951 Highland Drive • Euless, TX 76040

The 55-Major and 60-Silver divisions will play at Oak Grove on Fields "H" and "I" as originally scheduled ... This change affects FRIDAY ONLY and the weekend schedule, weather permitting, will play in its entirety at Oak Grove ...


April 29, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Outfield Reqs on 11 player teams

Quicksilver • SSUSA has only one defensive alignment rule in play ... All defensive players, except the catcher, must be in fair territory before a pitch may be delivered (Rulebook §6.8 on page 35) ... The catcher must be in the catcher's box ... There are no specific minimum or maximum number of players required or allowed in either the infield or outfield ...


April 29, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #2 REVISION • There was a minor adjustment this morning for a 50-AA team, Team Madness (TX), that will be unable to field a team for Friday pool games ... Changes were required to the Men's 50+ Division seeding games for both Friday and Saturday ... Revisions are online with an effective date of 4/29/2024, and may require you to refresh your download to see the latest version ... Good luck everyone ...


April 25, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

Rangeview85 ... The "batter is out penalty" is predicated on the ball actually being batted while the batter is in a prohibited position ... If the pitch is being "taken", there is no violation ... But the Rulebook does describe where the batter must be before the start of the pitch, and B.J. accurately states the process of stopping the pitcher if the batter is not compliant ...
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§7.3BATTING POSITION
A. The batter must have at least some portion of both feet on or inside the lines of the batter's box at the start of the pitch. A batter who steps out of the batter’s box at any time during the pitch and then hits the ball, fair or foul, shall be called out. Steps out means touching the ground completely outside of the lines of the batter’s box.


April 23, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

Well, you've got the better part of a full season to adapt, since the SSUSA considers rules amendments only one time per year ... Here's the "deal" ...

The Rules Committee does NOT take comments made on this forum into account when considering a change in policy, procedure or rules ... We expect interested parties to either [1] attend the annual meetings in person to be heard OR [2] submit identifiable written correspondence (by email to Info@seniorsoftball.com with "Rules Committee" in the Memo Line or by snail-mail) ... You should plan now to attend the meetings if at all possible and present your arguments for changes ... We're very visitor-friendly! ...

Please note that ALL the arguments and suggestions made here over the year on this forum are specifically EXCLUDED from potential Meeting Agenda inclusion ... This is due to the generally unregulated and anonymous (like yourself here) nature of the forum, especially when many of those suggestions contradict each other ... We hope to hear from you by proper channels or, even better, see you in early December ...


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