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July 1, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament location

We're as anxious to safely resume scheduled tournament play as you are, maybe more so, but it's not quite as simple as "..Hey, SSUSA should just move the _____________ event to ______________________ and everything will be perfect!.." ...

• Every venue we use is booked months (and often years) in advance by the same promoters and events for almost every week of the season ... Example: Losing Reno this year broke a 33-year event streak for us and nothing else is open there through September;
• If a venue re-opens for business, the pre-existing promoters get their dates back! ... It's not like the booking/bid process starts all over and we get to move to the front of the line or join an open bid auction;

• SSUSA intends to retain (where permitted) all existing dates AND locations for any event originally scheduled after the date of any potential re-opening for a location ... Examples: Northwest, East & West, Northern's, Rocky Mtn. and World Masters;
• If we lose a date/location, the next priority is to use the same location at an available later date that makes sense ... Examples: Texas State, Spring World's & National's and Southwest;
• If it's a "something else" problem, then we'll be the skilled juggler with all the balls in the air at the County Fair ... We're doing that to some extent already in a couple of locations! ...

Please maintain your patience, don't speculate too wildly and we'll let you know within minutes of us knowing ... Thanks! ...


July 1, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Here we go again? Another shutdown coming?

Which brings us full-circle again to why we are going to remind our members of why the segregation of "all-things-softball" from "most-things-political" is how it needs to be around here ... Thank you ...
June 27, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prescott

Please contact the T.D. listed on the event's tournament page of this website ... The SSUSA Home office doesn't administer this event and that T.D. doesn't frequent this Message Board ... Good luck!
June 24, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: since rogers isnt making

Brett ... Must be that his team has decided against going to Rogers ... There's been no final decision yet on the tournament official status ... Negotiations continue and we're hopeful for clarification later today or tomorrow ...
June 23, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northeast Championship - Syracuse NY

It's the only answer to a currently unanswerable question!
June 23, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northeast Championship - Syracuse NY

Hopefully
June 22, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal brackets

Thanks DOLFAN and HSquared ... Not many people know, and even fewer will publicly acknowledge, the Herculean effort and the height of the hurdles cleared by Fran and Terry to move this event to Yuma on very short notice ... And it still took an amazing stroke of luck on the timing ... Arizona went back on lockdown today and USSSA apparently has lost a major event this week in the State ... That's not good for softball ... The Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex got rave reviews, the staff there is exceptional and we will definitely look to be back in Yuma soon under more moderate climate conditions ... It felt good for us to be back in play and we hope most of you felt the same! ...


June 22, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rogers ARK TOC (early July)

Not likely today (06/22/20) ... Lengthy discussions involving multiple states and the SSUSA office took a lot of the day and focused on inter-state quarantine issues and other mechanical aspects of putting together an acceptable plan that will meet with global acceptance and approval ... Hopefully soon!
June 22, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rogers ARK TOC (early July)

This is how unfounded false rumors get started ... If/when there is news to report, it will come out under the SSUSA "By-line" ... There were extensive ongoing conversations today, 06/22/2020 ... Thanks for your patience! ...
June 17, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal brackets

Odie ... SSUSA never charges admission to our tournaments ... Occasionally, a facility, like Big League Dreams or Victory Lane, will, but that's strictly a facility based charge ... We have NO say in that decision and get NO share of any such proceeds ... We also reduced the team entry down by 15% for all teams by not doing individual awards ... There will be 1st and 2nd place team trophies ...
June 17, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal brackets

38softball ... Looks like a change in the Accuweather™ forecast for Yuma this weekend ... A "cold snap" on the way with daily highs forecast on Friday at 102°, Saturday at 104° and Sunday at 107° ... Low's in the low 70's ... Good luck everyone! ... Play safely and have fun! ... We're glad to have you back! ...
June 12, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Catchers will wear a mask

There are two choices (ONLY) here for those intent on catching ... There is no third option ...
• The catcher WILL wear a mask; or
• The player will be playing a position other than catcher ...


June 12, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 75 AGE QUALIFICATIONS

From Rule Book as cited

§13.2(4) • AGE ELIGIBILITY AND GROUPING
B. Men’s 75+, 80+ and 85+ team roster composition age exceptions:

1. Men's 75+ age division teams may draw up to five underage players, all of whom must be 74 year olds.
2. Men’s 80+ age division teams may draw up to seven players aged 78 or 79, including not more than three 78 year olds.
3. Men's 85+ age division teams may draw up to ten players aged 83 or 84, including not more than five 83 year olds.


June 10, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SYRACUSE, NY

There are currently more than 40 teams entered, with just under two weeks left in the entry window, for the Northeast Championships 2020 ...
June 9, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA'S SoCAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Southern California State Championships 2020 Hosted by Yuma, Arizona, 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 ...

NOTE: There will NOT be a Managers' Meeting due to the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic ... Managers are solely responsible for the accuracy and legitimacy of their tournament roster, and will not be sheltered from a legitimate protest by an opponent if found to be meritorious ...

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

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 40's & 50's | 55's & 60's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions | Thirteen (13) pages

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


• Teams List & Master Games & Field Grid: SoCal Championships 2020


June 9, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: schedule of game times at 60's Missouri open,june 6&7, won't ever play their again

Homer ... This event was not administered by the SSUSA Home Office ... Inquiries should be directed to the independent tournament director ... His contact information is available from the event tournament page ...
May 28, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Cal. State Championships on June 12-17 in Sacramento

...And that's exactly how rumors get started and spread ... Here's the ONLY official word, from last evening's (05/27/20) SSUSA Newsletter ...
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California - No end date on Stay-at-Home Order, Indefinite
June 12 - 17: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sacramento/Placer Counties, CA
June 16 - 21: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Hemet & Cathedral City, CA/Yuma, AZ
July 28 - August 2: WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Sacramento/Placer Counties, CA*
These three TOC qualifiers remain on as scheduled.
A final decision on the Northern California State Championships will be made May 29.
The Southern California State Championships will be confirmed next week.
*Reminder that this year teams do NOT have to play in a qualifier to compete in the Western Nationals.


May 28, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: UPDATE?---OLD LINE STATE SHOWDOWN TOURN June 15th MD

From the 05/27/2020 edition of the SSUSA Newsletter ...
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Maryland - Stay-at-Home Order Expired May 15
June 12 - 16: The Old Line State Showdown Westminster, MD (PENDING)*
*An alternate location is still currently being searched for the Old Line State Showdown, June 12-16, scheduled in Westminster. Stay tuned for updates.


May 22, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern State Championships

Here's the plan ... And this list applies in ALL jurisdictions and events ... We will proceed with events as soon as ...
• States approve "open for softball";
• Counties and/or cities approve "open for softball";
• Parks & facilities formally approve re-opening for public use;
• Parks & facilities re-call and/or re-hire and re-train Staff for COVID-19 Compliance;
• SSUSA has a chance to comply with any state/county/local requirements imposed on them; and
• There is at least two full weeks advance time complete the tournament administration function ...
Other than these items, it should be a snap ... Thanks for your patience! ... We're as eager to get going again as you probably are ...


May 16, 2020
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestion SSUSA

OZ ... You are referring to the affiliated group of the major softball entities that is known collectively as the "Senior Softball Summit" ... The group was formed probably at least 10 years ago and met regularly over the years ... Their most recent meeting, held electronically because of the current health circumstances, was Thursday and they are scheduled to reconvene on Tuesday ...
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