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, June 23, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cant register

pablo222 .. Call the office in California at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours in the Pacific Time Zone and talk to anyone there ... They can straighten out your email problem, update your player record and handle the renewal over the phone in one short call ...
, June 21, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CAN-Sirs/SSUSA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the CAN-Sirs/SSUSA 2017 Northern California State Championships in Sacramento & Lincoln, CA, 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!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's & 60's

40-Masters: Men & Women

Complete: All Ages & Divisions Large file: 21 pages


, June 21, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SENIOR SOFTBALL LOSES A LEGEND

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Shane Verley in Washington State today. Shane enjoyed a long and distinguished career with Senior Softball USA, both as an accomplished player/manager since 2008 and as the SSUSA's Washington State Director and Northwest Regional Umpire in Chief. His playing career spanned ten years with some of the most successful teams in the Pacific Northwest. Shane also served as an accomplished Tournament Director for SSUSA and is best remembered fondly for his very successful annual "Rock at the RAC" event in Lacey, blending exceptional senior softball with Classic Rock and Roll. The entire Senior Softball Community has lost an outstanding man, and we extend our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.


, June 20, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CAN-Sirs/SSUSA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #1 REVISION • Revisions were made to ALL divisions of play in Session #1 due to the withdrawal of an 80+ team on Tuesday ... They had inadvertently entered the NorCal Cup when they had intended to enter the Western National's later this summer ... The revision date is 06/20/2017 and all updated schedules are online ... Good luck everyone!
, June 19, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CAN-Sirs/SSUSA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 (Men's 65's thru 80's) of the 2017 CAN-Sirs/SSUSA Northern California State Championships in Sacramento & Lincoln, 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" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

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

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 65's thru 80's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: NorCal Cup 2017


, June 15, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Texas State Championships 2017 in El Paso, TX, 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" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

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

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 40's & 50's | 55's & 60's | 65's, 70's & 75's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: Texas State Championships
El Paso County Sports Complex: Fields Map Aerial


, June 13, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team ratings

Stripersonline ... We're not sure what to make of your post ... SSUSA does not have a sanctioned tournament upcoming in Roanoke ... Possibly another sanctioning association? ... And if so, maybe your inquiry would get a better response if submitted to them ... SSUSA and SPA consult regularly and are relatively consistent in their rankings, but that's not the case with the third principal seniors association ... Good luck! ...
, June 10, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player Ratings

WCM#00 ... SSUSA does NOT rate players ... However, we DO track the historical player experience as it relates to the rating(s) of teams he plays with during the current season and his previous two seasons of participation ... NOTE: A player who stops playing, usually in an attempt to have his experience history "fall off", will not achieve that desired result ... Stopping participation also stops the "statute of limitations" until such time has he resumes play ... As to your questions ...

1. YES - A player carries his experience rating history with him when he ages up ...

2. PROBABLY NO - If a player with 40-Major+ history ages up to 50+, and the former 40's team does NOT age up but he continues to play with that team, he will retain the 40-Major+ history designation ... T‭his one is always tricky and we would suggest you call the Sacramento Home Office at (916) 326.5303 so that your individual circumstances can be evaluated accurately ...

3. YES - If a player with Major+ rating experience history plays exclusively for Major team(s) as one of the three allowed "out of rating" players for the Major team(s), and does NOT play any Major+ in his current age group, his rating experience history will drop to Major at the conclusion of the second season ...

Again, if these circumstances affect you personally, we strongly advise contacting the Sacramento Office ...


, June 3, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: STEVE SIMMONS MOSQUITOLAND CLASSIC 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 (Men's 50+ thru 60's+) of the SSUSA's Steve Simmons Memorial Mosquitoland Classic in Vadnais Heights, MN, 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 ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's & 60's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions


, June 3, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

Regardless of how anyone commenting here may wish to assess blame/fault/ill-intent (and we are NOT), this would never have arisen had the umpire required all balls entered into play to come through him/her ... There were TWO of these incidents at Golden Eagle during Session #2, both of which could/should have been easily avoided (as Pgh Yinzer observed) ... It's as easy as 1-2-3 ...

1 • Teams should have ONLY the official tournament softballs in their dugouts;
2 • ALL softballs entered into the game should go through the umpires; and
3 • Pitchers be more observant of what softballs they are pitching to the opposition ...


, June 2, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: STEVE SIMMONS MOSQUITOLAND CLASSIC 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 (Men's 65+ thru 80+) of the SSUSA's Steve Simmons Memorial Mosquitoland Classic in Vadnais Heights, MN, 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" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

The Participating Teams List Tab has been activated and the Master Games & Fields Grid has also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 65's thru 80's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid


, May 29, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CRABTOWN CLASSIC QUALIFIER 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's 2017 Crabtown Classic Qualifier in Glen Burnie, MD, 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" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Tournament Director.

The Participating Teams List Tab has been activated and the Master Games & Fields Grid has been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 40-Masters | 50's | 55's | 60's & 65's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Crabtown Classic 2017


, May 23, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Practice at Golden Egle

Enviro-Vac • NO batting practice is allowed on the soccer fields at Golden Eagle, and has not been since the very first year there ... This prohibition includes hitting from the natural grass onto the soccer fields ... Violators are subject to ejection from Golden Eagle for the remainder of the day, which is a Sparks rule and NOT an SSUSA rule and would be a very unfortunate circumstance ... You MAY take BP on the tournament softball fields if you have the first game of the day ... You may also take BP on the Golden Eagle Baseball Fields #5-6, but NOT on the Little League Fields #1-4 ... For all of Session #1 (May 26-28) and for Friday (June 2) of Session #3, you may also take BP at Shadow Mountain Softball Complex on Sparks Blvd. because we are not using it on those days ...


, May 22, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #3 (40-Masters Men & Women, Men's 60+ and Women's 50/55+) of the SSUSA's Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup 2017 in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... The caveats posted above for Session #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everybody!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 60's
40-Masters: Men & Women
Women's: 50's & 55's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions [Large file: 54 pages]


, May 21, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Heart of Texas & State Tournament El Paso

CRASH • In the order of your first three questions ...
[1] The Heart of Texas schedule was authored by the independent Tournament Director, and NOT by the SSUSA scheduling division as would be the case with a TOC Qualifier or other major National event;
[2] El Paso was the only Texas metropolitan area that expressed a desire to host the Texas State Championships for 2017; and
[3] See answer to question [2] above ...


, May 19, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 (Men's 65+ thru 80+) of the SSUSA's Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup 2017 in Reno, Sparks and Carson City, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... The caveats posted above for Session #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everybody!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 65's | 70's | 75's & 80's


, May 16, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'n RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 (Men's 50+ and 55+) of the SSUSA's Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup 2017 in Reno, Sparks and 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" at the Manager's meeting before play commences ...

NOTE: Managers who do NOT attend the Manager meeting will be presumed to be fully informed on ALL matters (such as schedule changes, tourney formats and rules issues) discussed at the meeting. Tournament rosters are “frozen” as of the Manager’s Meeting. NO on-site player additions are allowed, as all roster changes were previously approved through the Sacramento home office ... Managers who do not attend the Manager Meeting, and do not send a representative, will be prohibited from beginning tournament play before check-in with Field Director.

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

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup 2017


, May 15, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #1 THIRD REVISION • The team that withdrew in the 80-AAA Division on Friday has re-entered the tournament ... HOWEVER, before they did so this morning, the OTHER two teams in that Division withdrew! ... Yes, that's true! ... The next set of changes are online with a revision date of 05/15/2017 ... Good luck everyone!
, May 12, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #1 SECOND REVISION • Due to the late withdrawal of an 80+ team (Hamel Builders 80), changes were required that affected nearly all teams, either in seeding/pool play or bracket play, or both ... The changes are online with a revision date of 05/12/2017 ... Good luck everyone!
, May 11, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Homerun - Hit and Sit

Bad call ... As to your 1st question:
From Rulebook page 47 ...

§8.4(7)FOUR-BASE AWARD
Any fair ball touched by a player on either side of the fence that clears or has cleared the fence in fair territory before touching the ground will be a "four-base award," and will not be included in the total over-the-fence home run count. NOTE: The batter may return directly to the dugout and all other runners may return directly to the dugout. EFFECT: The concept known as “hit and sit” is permitted.

As to your 2nd question: Moot point if the umpire and/or the Tournament Director eventually get the rule right!



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