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, Sept. 3, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: US Championship Game Teams Seeding

Yes, they do, so long as the bracket (in Las Vegas) has five or more teams ... If there is NO USA National Game due to a lack of an opponent from either region, there is NO preferential seeding and ALL teams in that bracket will seed based solely on seeding game performance ...
, Sept. 2, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting released from a team you don't want to play for any longer

grayhitter59 has been released from the former team.
, Sept. 1, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 (Men's and Women's 40-Masters and Women' 50+ Seniors) of the 2016 LVSSA/SSUSA 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 the evening before play commences ...

BRACKETS NOTE: In order to get the seeding game pool play schedules out as early as possible, the DRAFT Brackets will show as ** UNDER CONSTRUCTION ** until they are completed ... There is no need to call the SSUSA Office to ask where the Brackets are! ... When they are done, they will appear like magic in the schedule files!

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 for the session have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men: 40-Masters

• Women: 40 Masters & 50+ Senior Women

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
• Participating Teams List: Session #1


, Aug. 31, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS • Winter Haven, FL and Sparks, NV

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the two LAST CHANCE QUALIFIERS this weekend in Winter Haven, FL, and Sparks, NV, have been posted and are available from the respective event Tournament Pages of this website ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" at the Manager's meeting, if any, before play commences ... Good luck and have fun! ...


, Aug. 30, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Roster limit?

It's NEVER been set at 15 players (always been 20) ... However, there is a 15-player limitation if you are trying to expand a "qualified roster" by adding exemption players for use at the World Masters (or the Eastern/Western National's or the TOC) ... Please see the white-paper (World Masters Championships Roster Considerations & Rules • Player Roster Add rules) available from the RULES page of this website ...


, Aug. 29, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting released from a team you don't want to play for any longer

Rules changes occur only one time per year, at the National Rules Committee sessions at the annual convention. This happens in the first week of December each year. Present it to the Committee in writing (by any identifiable email or letter form except this Message Board) and see what, if anything, happens.
, Aug. 29, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting released from a team you don't want to play for any longer

The policy of SSUSA NOT serving as an arbitrator in Player Release disputes is covered in Rulebook §4.2(2)E. (on page 22) ... Prior to the provision being added to the Rules, the fact pattern was the same in every instance ... There were always THREE sides to the story: [1] Manager's Story, [2] Player's Story, and [3] the TRUTH being somewhere between the previous two! ...

We frequently contact Managers and encourage them to give the release, our theory being "...Why would you want a player on your team that doesn't want to be there? ... After all, we're playing a game that's designed for 12-year-old girls, but that's no reason to act like one..." ... Most times, that seems to work, but regardless, we do not compel player releases because of the extreme difficulty in determining the true circumstances of the dispute ... Adults SHOULD be able to work these things out without expecting us to do so ...


, Aug. 27, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • PRELIMINARY Participating Teams Lists

The PRELIMINARY Participating Teams Lists for the 2016 World Masters Championships are being posted here AS OF THE SESSION ENTRY DEADLINE DATE for each Session as it passes ... NOTE: These lists will change slightly as a few teams may withdraw or have their mailed entries come in late ... We will NOT be updating these lists prior to the publication of DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets ... Good luck everyone!

• SESSION #1 (108 Teams): Men's/Women's 40-Masters & 50+ Senior Women


, Aug. 24, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Why are there rules?

A few hopefully relevant comments ...

• This Message Board does not require "ID" from its members to contribute to the discussions. All users may judge the validity of commentary based on whatever criteria they desire, including "identifiable" vs. "anonymous". We simply don't care.
• Posters seeking SSUSA involvement in any particular matter MUST contact the SSUSA offce by written correspondence, either by e-mail or snail-mail. That correspondence must be "identifiable" as to its author.
• The next time SSUSA takes any action based on commentary from the Message Board will be an organizational "first" in our 29-year history. This includes "issues" and "suggestions" for National Rules Committee action.
• Criticism of hitemdeep for his anonymous presence here is unfair.
• Any expectation by hitemdeep that formal action will come from SSUSA via this message thread, absent the further written follow-up as mentioned above, is unreasonable.


, Aug. 23, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• MEN'S 65-GOLD REVISION • Due to the Monday evening withdrawal of the High Desert Roadrunners (NM) 65-AAA team, revisions were required (and have been posted) for the 65-Gold Division pool play on Friday. One team (Sacramento Islanders) will play one time slot EARLIER than as originally scheduled. The 65-AAA bracket has been re-drafted for seven, rather than eight, teams. No other Divisions of play were affected.
, Aug. 22, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Worlds

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, Aug. 20, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• EAST LANSING REVISIONS FOR SUNDAY • Ditto for East Lansing ... Revisions were made to roll lost Saturday games into Sunday morning ... This affects the Men's 55+ Divisions ... Good Luck!
, Aug. 20, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• LAKE ALLIANCE REVISIONS FOR SUNDAY • The last two rounds of Saturday games were postponed due to severe thunderstorms and a tornado threat evacuation for the area ... Revisions were made to roll those games into Sunday morning ... This affects the Men's 50's and 60+ Divisions ... Good Luck!
, Aug. 19, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Championships in Aurora, CO, 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 the evening 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: 50's & 55's | 60's | 65's & 70's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [17 pages]

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
• Participating Teams List: Rocky Mountain 2016


, Aug. 18, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• SESSION #2 SECOND REVISION • Due to the unexpected withdrawal of a 50-Major team (Gem City Softball) late Wednesday, revisions were required to the Men's 50-Platinum division at the Lake Alliance softball complex ... The changes also have a nominal effect on the starting times for Sunday games in the 50-AAA bracket ... Changes are all online and we apologize for any inconveniences, although they are completely outside of our control ... Good luck!


, Aug. 15, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rocky Mountain

They are ... From the tournament page
, Aug. 15, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• SESSION #2 REVISION • Due to the unexpected withdrawal of a 60-AAA team (Chicago Prime 60's) Monday morning, revisions were required to the Men's 60+ division at the Lake Alliance softball complex ... The changes also have a nominal effect on the starting times for Sunday games in the 50-AAA bracket ... Changes are all online and we apologize for any inconveniences, although they are completely outside of our control ... Good luck!


, Aug. 13, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... The same caveats mentioned above for Session #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everyone! ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men: 50's | 55's & 60's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [15 pages]


, Aug. 12, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOP GUN SUMMER CLASSIC 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... The same caveats mentioned above for Session #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everyone! ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men: 50's | 55's | 60's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [19 pages]


, Aug. 11, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 the 2016 Northern Championships in Lansing, MI, 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, 70's and 75's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
• Participating Teams List: Northern's 2016


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