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, Sept. 22, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and (some) Brackets for SESSION #3 of the LVSSA/SSUSA 2017 World Masters Championships in Las Vegas have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... The same caveats as mentioned above for Session #1 apply here as well ...

BRACKETS NOTE • Some brackets remain UNDER CONSTRUCTION and will be completed and posted shortly ...

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

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 50's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Session #3 Grid
• Participating Teams List: WMC Session #3 (152 teams)


, Sept. 21, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player who had a CR now becomes a CR

This is all pretty straight forward ... Rulebook §8.5(5), also at page 50, states in part "..A courtesy runner is in the game when he touches the base.." ... All the other hypothetical factual "clutter" is irrelevant ...
, Sept. 21, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player who had a CR now becomes a CR

In SSUSA sanctioned play, Player "A" should have been called out the moment he entered the game as a CR for Player "C" ... This is covered in Rulebook §8.5(2) on page 50 ...
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§8.5(2) • USING A RUNNER ON BASE
A runner who is replaced with a courtesy runner may not be used as a courtesy runner for the remainder of the inning.


, Sept. 20, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #1 REVISION • 60-MAJOR and 60-AAA

Two adverse circumstances outside of our causation or control have led to required revisions in the 60-Major and 60-AAA Divisions ... Affecting both divisions in bracket play on Saturday, the City of North Las Vegas changed the schedule on their own pre-existing tournament, causing us to lose previously allocated game slots ... There was also a team withdrawal in the 60-Major (Nebraska 60's) ...

• 60-MAJOR • Round robin seeding games for a few teams have been changed to cover the withdrawn team ... The Championship Bracket games that were originally scheduled for Cheyenne Park have been moved to Desert BLOOM Park in Las Vegas beginning at 12:30 PM ... Teams returning to Desert BREEZE for later games will have an easier and more relaxed return ...

• 60-AAA • The Championship Bracket games at Cheyenne Park have been moved to earlier time slots, which should also ease the return to Big League Dreams for later games ...

Good luck everyone!


, Sept. 20, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #2 REVISIONS • There have been nominal revisions to Session #2 schedules, as follows ...

• 75-PLATINUM (Major+ and Major) • Revised to accommodate three teams having to play early due to Hall of Fame inductees and one team having to play later due to flight arrival from Hawaii issues ...
• 70-AA • Monday and Tuesday play revised to accommodate required changes to 80-Major (see below)
• 80-MAJOR • Revised to accommodate one 80+ team and one 85+ team sharing players and not being able to play simultaneously ... NOTE: That's an impressive "problem" to have, wanting the schedule revised so seven guys can play 85's AND also with the "youngsters", the 80's ...

All revisions are online with a revision date of 09/20/2017 ...

Good luck everyone! ...


, Sept. 19, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

Interesting disagreement ... We stand by our assertion that simply gluing the end cap back on is NOT altering that bat ... The key phrase in our response was: "..if that's all you do.." ... Which sort of begs the question "is that all YOU did?" ...
, Sept. 19, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adding players

HAT MAN ... Yes he may, IF he an the team meet ALL of the criteria detailed in the eligibility "white paper" available from the RULES page of this website ... As always, please call the SSUSA Home Office (soon, you're running short on time) at (916) 326.5303 if you want to try to make this happen ...
, Sept. 18, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ft. Meyers Winter Nationals-SSUSA Staff

And maybe we should sit tight for a bit longer and let the people of Florida regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives while they deal with much higher priorities than a softball tournament ... We will not be making any private inquiries or public statements for the foreseeable short-term future ... And we anticipate that, facilities being intact, there will be a Winter Nationals 2017 ... The weather impacts on the event will be better analyzed with 20-20 hindsight ...


, Sept. 18, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and (some) Brackets for SESSION #2 of the LVSSA/SSUSA 2017 World Masters Championships in Las Vegas have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... The same caveats as mentioned above for Session #1 abbly here as well ...

BRACKETS NOTE • Some brackets remain UNDER CONSTRUCTION and will be completed and posted shortly ...

SCHEDULING NOTES • Due to the size if the Class of 2017 inductees to the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame, the Monday schedule may appear a bit odd ... The 10 members represented 12 current or former teams, and there was very high demand by those teams to be able to attend the ceremonies for their friends and teammates ... We scheduled them accordingly ... The ceremonies are at 12:00 PM on Monday at Big Leagie Dreams and we hope all who expressed an interest in attending are able to do so ... Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

The Master Games & Fields Grid for this session has also been posted ... Good luck to all! ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 65's | 70's | 75's | 80's & 85's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Session #2 Grid
• Participating Teams List: WMC Session #2 (144 teams)


, Sept. 16, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • Tentative Team Lists by Age and Division

Entries are now CLOSED for the 2017 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships ... The tentative total count is 613 teams, which shatters last year's tournament record of 565 ... All four Sessions will also set single-session attendance records ... We are sincerely appreciative of every team participating ... Good Luck! ...
, Sept. 14, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can released players play in sanctioned any tourney with the same team after their release?

John R ... If you were released from Team "A" and went to Team "B", the only way you are eligible to return to Team "A" is if Team "B" has disbanded for the Season ... An example of this would be if Team "B" does not plan on playing in Las Vegas, effectively disbanding for the balance of the 2017 Season ...
, Sept. 14, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can released players play in sanctioned any tourney with the same team after their release?

John R ... Please call the Sacramento Home Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours on the Left Coast and ask to speak with an eligibility specialist ... You should be prepared to talk about specific player(s) and team(s), since the general answer is "NO" and there is not enough information in your post to offer reliable advice on exemptions, if any, for you here ... Thanks and good luck ...


, Sept. 13, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • Tentative Team Lists by Age and Division

SESSION #4 Entry Deadline is 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, September 15, 2017 ... If your team is NOT on this list and plans on attending, please call the SSUSA Office at (916) 326.5303 BEFORE 5:00 pm PDT on FRIDAY ... Schedule preparation typically begins within two business days of the deadline date, and once that commences, you will not be scheduled into the tournament ... Good luck everyone!

SESSION #4 • October 6-8, 2017


• 40-Masters (M/W) and Senior Women: 40's and 50+ Women


, Sept. 11, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the LVSSA/SSUSA 2017 World Masters Championships in Las Vegas 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.

BRACKETS NOTE • Some brackets remain UNDER CONSTRUCTION and will be completed and posted shortly ...

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

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 55's | 60's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Session #1 Grid
• Participating Teams List: WMC Session #1 (194 teams)


, Sept. 11, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hall of Fame Member DEAN PERKINS (1929-2017)

We are saddened to announce that National Senior Softball Hall of Fame member Dean Perkins, 88, died September 5 from cancer complications. Dean was known to hundreds of senior softball players throughout Northern California and the West as a manager, umpire, director and player. Dean’s teams, which he started more than two decades ago with the 60 Palo Alto Chiefs, have graduated in age over the years and culminated with the 85 Palo Alto Chiefs. We will miss Dean.

Senior Softball USA


, Sept. 10, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home plate force play

In SSUSA sanctioned play, here's the rule (emphasis added):
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§1.62 • STRIKE ZONE MAT
A strike zone mat will be used. The rectangular mat will be 19" (48.26 cm) wide and 34½” (87.63 cm) in length. The mat shall be made of rubber or other suitable material. The mat is placed over home plate and be aligned with the front edge of home plate. DEFENSE: A defensive player making a play at Home plate will be allowed to complete the play by touching any portion of the strike mat. If, during the play, the mat is dislodged, the defensive player shall touch home plate, rather than the strike zone mat.

NOTE: Your league may have other "local rules" to govern this non-standard strike mat configuration, since you have at least a non-required white image of a home plate on the mat as part of your field specifications .. But in SSUSA sanctioned events, that's the rule above ... For a "non-force" situation, here's the relevant rule ...
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§8.9(1) • NON-FORCE SITUATION
A base runner may be retired at the strike mat in a non-force situation. The defensive player must have possession of the ball while touching any portion of the strike mat after the runner has passed the commitment line, but does not yet have a foot down on or down past the scoring line or down on the scoring plate.


, Sept. 9, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Vegas Rosters

For several years, the Roster Composition Rules regarding adding roster exemption players for the World Masters Championships has been available on this web site ... The "white paper" can be downloaded from the TOURNAMENTSRULES page OR from the link below ... Hope this helps! ...

• Roster Rules: World Masters Championships


, Sept. 6, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • Tentative Team Lists by Age and Division

SESSION #3 Entry Deadline is 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, September 8, 2017 ... If your team is NOT on this list and plans on attending, please call the SSUSA Office at (916) 326.5303 BEFORE 5:00 pm PDT on FRIDAY ... Schedule preparation typically begins within two business days of the deadline date, and once that commences, you will not be scheduled into the tournament ... Good luck everyone!

SESSION #3 • September 29-30 thru October 1, 2017


• Men's: 50's


, Sept. 6, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Roster

kipper ... We are past the entry deadline for your age group ... As such, ALL roster changes (additions/deletions) are made by the Sacramento Home Office ... Please call them at (916) 326.5303 for further instructions and assistance ... Thank you!
, Sept. 4, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Freddy Hernandez

Freddy is from Arizona (Phoenix area)
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