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Nov. 10, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

PAPAGO SESSION #2 REVISION • Due to the Thursday withdrawal of a 60-AAA team, Unpredictable (NM), the division was reduced from 19 to 18 teams ... Revisions have been made, resulting in bracket play starting on Saturday morning rather than as originally proposed for Friday evening ... Good luck!
Nov. 10, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

WOMEN'S DIVISION NOTE • There was a location typo (since fixed) on where the 50/55+ Senior Division is scheduled ... Rose Mofford Sports Complex in NW Phoenix is hosting ALL women and ONLY women for this year's event ... Good luck!
Nov. 10, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Staff - Tropical Storm Nicole

Short version: Session #1 was terminated after Wednesday games because all Polk County Parks and Rec. personnel were diverted from the parks and placed into service today (Thursday) on Roads and other essential municipal disaster-services zones ... SSUSA is working directly with Polk County on a tournament plan that allows for all schedule Session #2 games to be played beginning a bit later on Friday ... We're trying to find a kiln to dry out the Session #1 results, so a bit of patience is going to be required on that ...


Nov. 9, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

MAJOR SESSION #1 REVISION • Due to the late withdrawals yesterday by a 65-Major and an 85-AAA team, there were comprehensive schedule changes required at Bell Bank Park (Fields #1-4) that affected ALL divisions of play on Tuesday and Wednesday ... Those revisions are now online with an effective date of 11/09/2022 ... NOTE: You may have to refresh your download to view that file version ... Although the circumstances were completely outside of either our causation or control, we apologize for any inconveniences ... Good luck!


Nov. 9, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the the SSUSA's 2022 Winter World Championships in Phoenix, Mesa & Glendale, AZ, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... The caveats mentioned above for SESSION #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everyone! ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 40-Masters | 50's | 55's | 60's

• Women's: 40W-Masters & 50/55+ Seniors

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [Large file: 53 pages]


Nov. 7, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the the SSUSA's Winter World Championships 2022 in Phoenix, Mesa & Glendale, AZ, 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 ...

The Master Planning Grid and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 65's | 70's | 75's thru 85's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


• Master Games & Field Grid: Winter World's 2022

• Participating Teams List: Winter World's 2022


Nov. 5, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

FIELD ASSIGNMENT REVISION — SESSION #1 • The Men's 65-AA Division (4 teams) location has been changed from Papago Park in Phoenix to Bell Bank Park in Mesa ... This move was required to reduce an excess games burden at Papago Park ... Good luck everyone! ...
Nov. 3, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls

YES ... Here's the Press Release that was published in today's email edition of the SSUSA Newsletter ...
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SACRAMENTO – Senior Softball USA announced that it had signed a three-year agreement with Baden Sports to become the Official Ball of SSUSA. The Baden Senior Fire Ball will be used exclusively in all 90 SSUSA National Qualifying Tournaments and Championships, and will be offered at special pricing to SSUSA-sanctioned leagues in 200 cities, according to SSUSA officials.

“We used the Baden Fire ball in Las Vegas and we had many positive comments,” said Fran Dowell, SSUSA executive director.

The agreement is slotted to begin Jan. 1, but Baden balls will be used this November at the Winter Nationals, moved to Polk County, Florida, and the Winter Worlds in Phoenix, Arizona.

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ENDNOTE: IF the long overdue order of the previous STOTE/Trump Microcell ball EVER actually clears customs, we are obligated to purchase them from BSN and consume that order over time ... There is no formal timetable on how long that may take and which, if any, events might use balls from the order ...


Nov. 1, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the the SSUSA's Winter National Championships 2022 in Polk County, FL, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... The same caveats posted above for SESSION #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everyone! ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 50's & 55's | 60's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [20 Pages]


Oct. 31, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the the SSUSA's Winter National Championships 2022 in Polk County, FL, 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 ...

The Master Planning Grid and the Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 65's | 70's | 75's thru 85's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


• Master Games & Field Grid: Winter National's 2022

• Participating Teams List: Winter National's 2022


Oct. 27, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER NATIONAL'S MOVES TO POLK COUNTY

FINAL FIELD ASSIGNMENTS • The following are the field assignments in Polk County for the re-located 2022 Winter National Championships ...

WALKER ROAD SOFTBALL COMPLEX - Lakeland - SESSION #1
• Men's 75-AAA
• Men's 80's (All)
• Men's 85's (All)

DIAMONDPLEX SOFTBALL COMPLEX - Winter Haven - SESSIONS #1 & #2
• ALL other ages and divisions of play

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets should be published by Saturday, 10/29/22 ... Good luck everyone!


Oct. 26, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

SESSION #2 Revision


• Men's 50-Major+ (1) & 50-Major (6) • Moved to: Cesar Chavez Park

MEMO • Roster composition rating changes and late arriving mail entries changed the balance of teams at Sahuaro Ranch Park and Cesar Chavez, resulting in moving the 7-team Men's 50-Platinum Division ...


Oct. 26, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA 2022 ANNUAL CONVENTION CANCELLED


We regretfully announce that there will be no SSUSA Convention in Ft. Myers, FL, this December due to the small RSVP response and short notice caused by the destructive Hurricane Ian. We will be arranging a Rules Committee meeting and ceremonies for the Hall of Fame inductions and will announce those details later in November.

While we are disappointed, we realize that the Ft. Myers area has many more important issues to deal with at this time and we offer our best wishes for a complete recovery from this major hurricane.

Terry Hennessy
Chief Executive Officer


Oct. 26, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2022 SSUSA Winter World Championships in Phoenix, Mesa and Glendale, AZ, from November 15-20, 2022. Please note that TENTATIVE means they are NOT FINAL and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. FINAL Field Assignments will be announced with the publication of DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets shortly.

SESSION #1

• Men's 65-Major+ (1) & 65-Major (7) • Bell Bank Park/Legacy
• Men's 65-AAA (20) • Bell Bank Park/Legacy
• Men's 65-AA (4) • Papago Park

• Men's 70+ Divisions (All-25) • Papago Park

• Men's 75+ Divisions (All-14) • Bell Bank Park/Legacy

• Men's 80+ & 85+ Divisions (All-8) • Bell Bank Park/Legacy
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SESSION #2

• Women's 40-Masters (15) • Rose Mofford Sports Complex
• Women's 50/55+ Seniors (7) • Rose Mofford Sports Complex

• Men's 40-Major+ (1) & 40-Major (8) • Bell Bank Park/Legacy
• Men's 40-AAA (8) • Sahuaro Ranch Park

• Men's 50-Major+ (1) & 50-Major (6) • Sahuaro Ranch Park
• Men's 50-AAA (15) • Bell Bank Park/Legacy

• Men's 55-Major+ (2) & 55-Major (9) • Sahuaro Ranch Park
• Men's 55-AAA (16) • Cesar Chavez Park
• Men's 55-AA (2) & 50-AA (2) • Cesar Chavez Park

• Men's 60-Major+ (1) & 60-Major (12) • Bell Bank Park/Legacy
• Men's 60-AAA (21) • Papago Park
• Men's 60-AA (9) •Bell Bank Park/Legacy


Oct. 12, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER NATIONAL'S MOVES TO POLK COUNTY

Notice to Players Concerning the Winter Nationals:

Our Ft. Myers Hosts have confirmed that it will be too difficult to hold the SSUSA Winter Nationals in the Ft. Myers area because of the extensive devastation from Hurricane Ian. We have confirmed that fields will be available in Polk County and the Winter Nationals can be held there Nov. 8-13. We are in the process of securing those fields and hotels for the Winter Nationals in Polk County and will provide more information as soon as it is available.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Lee County along with our thanks to Polk County. Thank you for your understanding.

Senior Softball USA Staff


Oct. 7, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: CHANGE IN POLICY FOR PLAYERS COMPETING IN TWO AGE GROUPS

A SSUSA study of players competing on teams in two age groups has resulted in a change in requirements for the 2023 season. Players will be allowed to play in the same skill level in two age groups without it affecting their overall player experience rating.

For example, a 55-AAA player may now play on a 50-AAA team or a 60-Major player can play on a 55-Major team without being reclassified to a higher skill level. Under the old requirements, players would be listed at the higher skill level. For example, a player playing on a 50-AAA team was rated as 55-Major player. Now the player would be considered both 50-AAA and 55-AAA.
Research of teams and clubs with players playing on two teams, showed no adverse effect and created no disadvantage for competing teams. In fact, players competing on multiple teams showed just the opposite – it was a disadvantage to the teams sharing players.


Sept. 30, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-ratings at Vegas Worlds

Crusher23 ... That topic was visited at last year's National Rules Committee and here is what they decided ...

3. Increase the number of teams that move up following the Worlds (Effective for 2022 season)
Recommendation: Move up more teams, particularly in the larger brackets, at the conclusion of the World Championships. Following discussion, motion amended to champions with no appeal from 2 years to remain current 1 year

• Brackets of 36 or more:
Top 20% move up, bottom 10% move down
Champions move up for 1 year (no appeal), Remaining top 10% bumped up for 1 year (no appeal), next 10% bumped up for 1 year (appeal after June 15)
Bottom 10% offered a move down with roster restrictions.

• Brackets of 20-35 teams:
Top 15% and bottom 5% moved.
Champions bumped for 1 year (no appeal). Remaining Top 10% bumped for 1 year (no appeal). Next 5% bumped for 1 year (appeal after June 15). Bottom 5% offered a move down with roster restrictions

• Brackets of 10-19 teams:
Top 10% moved.
Champions bumped for 1 years (no appeal). Second and third place bumped for 1 year (appeal after
June 15).

• Brackets of 6-9 teams:
Champions bumped for 1 year (no appeal). Additional changes at staff direction.

Passes 10-2 (Effective for 2022 World Championships)


Sept. 30, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournaments in Florida this coming autumn/winter

The only comment we have currently is that it's a good idea to await the end of the weather event and give the municipalities a chance to do an assessment of their facility status ...
Sept. 27, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season (J. Buffett)

As of Tuesday evening Eastern time, three teams from Florida have withdrawn from the World Championships due to complications arising from Hurricane Ian ... There have been revisions for the Thursday Round Robin seeding games in the 50-Majors at Desert Breeze and the 50-AAA (White pod) at Hollywood Park and the Women's 50/55-Gold on Friday at Sunset Park ... Changes have been posted online, and the brackets will be adjusted on the fly because they are too complex and not enough time to re-draft them now ... There will be "holes" in those brackets ... Good luck and please join us in our prayers and positive thoughts for our Florida SSUSA members and teams ... Good luck everyone ...


Sept. 17, 2022
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SESSION #4 weekend (International Coed Division) of the SSUSA's World Championships 2022 in Las Vegas, 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 ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Coed: International Coed


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