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, May 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

From the No Good Deed Goes Unpunished file • Another team (Central Illinois Chiefs) left an email in an unattended email inbox rather than calling the office to advise that they, too, had withdrawn from the tournament ... Revisions to the 55-Major Division were required and have been made and posted online ... Good luck everyone! ...
, May 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Tournament Indianapolis

From the No Good Deed Goes Unpunished file • Another team (Central Illinois Chiefs) left an email late Friday afternoon in an unattended email inbox rather than calling the office to advise that they, too, had withdrawn from the tournament ... Revisions to the 55-Major Division were required and have been made and posted online ... Good luck everyone! ...
, May 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Tournament Indianapolis

WEEKEND REVISIONS COMPLETE • Schedule revisions required by the premature withdrawal of eight teams have been completed and are available online from both this Message Board thread and the event tournament page of this website ... Those who attended the Manager Check-in and Meeting this evening were greeted to mostly sunny skies, a light breeze and the Beach Volleyball league ongoing at the complex ... Looks to be a great weekend of softball ... Good luck everyone!
, May 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

WEEKEND REVISIONS COMPLETE • Schedule revisions required by the premature withdrawal of eight teams have been completed and are available online from both this Message Board thread and the event tournament page of this website ... Those who attended the Manager Check-in and Meeting this evening were greeted to mostly sunny skies, a light breeze and the Beach Volleyball league ongoing at the complex ... Looks to be a great weekend of softball ... Good luck everyone!
, May 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

EMAIL STATUS UPDATE ON BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL • Sent to all participating teams from the SSUSA Home Office by Terry Hennessy ...
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To all players and managers of teams competing in the Brickyard Invitational in Indianapolis this weekend:

We are happy to inform you that the tournament is still very much on.

The field crews are working today and tonight to get the infields and warning tracks in playable condition and they are buying pumps to drain the low spots in the outfield. They are confident the fields will be in playable condition for tomorrow’s games.

Therefore, please be aware that our policy on refunds is that there is NO REFUND for any team pulling out of this tournament. The schedules have already been drawn. If teams pull out, we will be using those funds to reschedule the games for the remaining teams.

If your team has called to withdraw from this tournament, your manager has until 3:30 pm Indianapolis time (12:30 pm Pacific time) to notify our office that the team will be playing. Any team that has pulled out and does not notify our office that they will be playing by 3:30 Eastern time will be removed from the schedule and forfeit their entry fee.


, May 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Tournament Indianapolis

EMAIL STATUS UPDATE ON BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL • Sent to all participating teams from the SSUSA Home Office by Terry Hennessy ...
__________

To all players and managers of teams competing in the Brickyard Invitational in Indianapolis this weekend:

We are happy to inform you that the tournament is still very much on.

The field crews are working today and tonight to get the infields and warning tracks in playable condition and they are buying pumps to drain the low spots in the outfield. They are confident the fields will be in playable condition for tomorrow’s games.

Therefore, please be aware that our policy on refunds is that there is NO REFUND for any team pulling out of this tournament. The schedules have already been drawn. If teams pull out, we will be using those funds to reschedule the games for the remaining teams.

If your team has called to withdraw from this tournament, your manager has until 3:30 pm Indianapolis time (12:30 pm Pacific time) to notify our office that the team will be playing. Any team that has pulled out and does not notify our office that they will be playing by 3:30 Eastern time will be removed from the schedule and forfeit their entry fee.


, May 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ATLANTIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 the SSUSA's 2017 Atlantic Coast Championships in Loudoun County, VA, 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, 75's & 80's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
• Participating Teams List: Atlantic Coast Championships 2017


, May 4, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard Tournament Indianapolis

Session #1, Day #2 (Thursday) was rained out ... Weekend Session #2 is currently a go, but will likely depend on when the rain stops (projected for around 2:15 PM this afternoon at the complex) and resultant field conditions/recovery thereafter ... No play on Friday will help ... We will keep you posted ...

, May 3, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

WEEKEND REVISION • Due to the late withdrawal of a 50-Major+ team (The OG's/AMR), there have been minor modifications to the weekend schedule ... One Saturday 7:30 AM game was dropped (LS/MB now starts at 9:00 AM rather than 7:3-0 AM) and one 9:00 PM bracket game was dropped ... The bracket format for the 50-Major+ and 55-Major+ was also changed ... The three remaining teams in the Major+ category will now play a three-team Double Elimination bracket instead of two Best 2 of 3 Championship Series, respectively ... There will be a three-coin flip by the teams, and the "odd" coin flipper will be awarded the #1 seed in the bracket .. Changes are online now, and good luck everybody! ...


, May 2, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing in different Divisions...

jeysoftball13 • We answered a question VERY similar to this on 02/21/17 ... The general rule (subject to the exception below) is that you may NOT be on two separate rosters simultaneously in the same age group ...

Exception • Only with a valid "Snowbird" card for the current year if the teams are in the same age group ... If both teams qualify to attend any of the four qualified roster events, the Eastern or Western National's, the World Masters Championships and/or the TOC, you must elect which single team you will play with ...

However, you MAY play for two separate teams in different age groups if you are otherwise eligible as to age, residency and team rating history experience for both teams ... If you have specific questions about your own situation, please call the Sacramento Home Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours on the Left Coast and ask to talk with one of the eligibility specialists .. Good luck!


, May 2, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ROCK 'N RENO CHALLENGE CUP 2017 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2017 Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup. Please note that TENTATIVE means they are NOT FINAL and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Final Field Assignments will be released simultaneous with the publication of the DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets in mid-May.

NOTE:
The Reno/Sparks Facilities are:

• Golden Eagle Regional Park (Sparks)
• Shadow Mountain Softball Complex (Sparks)
• Reno Softball Complex at Rancho San Rafael (Reno)

The Carson City Facility is:

• Centennial Park Softball Complex

SESSION #1 • Men's 50's and Men's 55's Divisions

• ALL Ages and Divisions will play at the Reno/Sparks Facilities from Friday, May 26th thru Sunday, May 28th.

MEMORIAL DAY (May 29th) • NO GAMES


SESSION #2 • Men's 65's, 70's, 75's and 80's

• ALL Ages and Divisions will play at the Reno/Sparks Facilities from Tuesday, May 30th thru Thursday, June 1st.

SESSION #3 • Men's 40-Masters, Men's 60's and All Women's Ages/Divisions

Session #3 runs from Friday, June 2nd thru Sunday, June 4th.

• Men's 40-Masters - Reno/Sparks Facilities
• Men's 60-Major Plus - Reno/Sparks Facilities
• Men's 60-Major - Reno/Sparks Facilities
• Men's 60-AAA - Centennial Park/Carson City
• Men's 60-AA - Centennial Park/Carson City
• Women's 40-Masters - Reno/Sparks Facilities
• Women's Senior Divisions (50+ and older) - Reno/Sparks Facilities


, May 1, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 the 2017 Brickyard Invitational Qualifier in Indianapolis 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! ...

Format Change Note

• Last week, we contacted all Session #2 teams in an effort to enlist volunteers to play on Friday afternoon or evening to relieve the games demand pressure on both Saturday and Sunday, which would have had games as late as Midnight and 5:00 PM, respectively ... We were unsuccessful in getting enough teams to make an impact ... Accordingly, the format of the tournament was changed to ensure we did not have to turn away the last 10 or so of the teams to register ... THE TOURNAMENT IS NOW A THREE-GAME-GUARANTEE format, with ONE seeding/warm-up game prior to the commencement of double elimination brackets ... Approximately six to ten teams will play only three games, and THOSE AFFECTED TEAMS (only) will receive a $100 refund by mail OR a credit to a future SSUSA event, at the sole option of the team ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 50's | 55's & 60's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions


, April 27, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC

YES ... February 7-11, 2018, with the clinics, skills competitions and All Star Game on Wednesday and Thursday the 7th and 8th, and the tournament itself on Friday-Sunday the 9th thru the 11th ... The Manager meeting is on Thursday evening and the TOC Champions Banquet is on Friday evening ...
, April 27, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Changing Format for 70 Year Old Division

baseballbill and Player ... What baseballbill has suggested is pretty much the format structure we employ for the 75+ and more senior groups now, just not for the 70's on a regular basis yet ... With the 70's, however, there is still a fairly strong percentage contingent that will tell us "..It's not a tournament without a bracket.." if we try a full round robin approach ... They also aren't terribly fond of a modified single elimination bracket format, either ... Somewhere in those options is a solution should enough people think a change is mandated ... Thank you ...


, April 26, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD INVITATIONAL QUALIFIER 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 the 2017 Brickyard Invitational Qualifier in Indianapolis 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 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

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid


, April 26, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home advantage

k man ... We're on the same page here ... If there is an equalizer, the team GIVING it is the designated Home Team ... The distinction we (apparently poorly!) tried to make was to clarify that when two teams with an equal ratings index (i.e., 60-M and 55-AAA) are playing to the lesser rated team's HR limit, this is NOT an equalizer ... Therefore, any such game is a "coin toss" game ...
, April 26, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home advantage

k man... NOPE ... We are stating that curty's hypothetical is NOT an equalizer situation, so YES, there should be a coin toss for the right to choose Home or Visitor ...
, April 26, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home advantage

Vance ... Curty is referring to teams of an equal rating index, such as a 60-M and a 55-AAA (both R/I=6), playing each other without a stated runs or defensive player equalizer ... In that case, the game is always played under the rules package of the LOWER rated team, so it's the AAA HR rule of three for BOTH teams ... The higher rated team almost always asserts this is an "equalizer" that should result in them being designated the Home team ... It's not, but rather a limitation on the HR limit to keep the lower rated team competitive in the event that simply can't/don't hit HR's at the rate the upper rated team does ... We also go though a similar discussion when a 65's team plays a 70's team regarding the 70+ team playing an 11-Defensive-player alignment ... This is NOT an equalizer either, since every team is always entitled to play its native defensive alignment ... Hope this helps ...


, April 22, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate mat dimensions

STRIKE ZONE MAT (SPA specifications): The mat will measure 21 inches wide and 35 inches long with a white home plate centered at the front of the mat that measures 17 inches across the front, eight and one-half inches down each side and 12 inches diagonally to a point nearest the catcher. The white area will be referred to as home plate.
, April 22, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate mat dimensions

HOME PLATE • Front: 17" ... Fair-territory Sides: 8.5" ... Foul-line Sides: 12" (tapered to a point at the intersection of the foul lines); and
STRIKE MAT (SSUSA specifications) • Rectangular rubber mat 34½" deep by 19" wide, aligned with the front edge of the Home Plate and extending 1" on either side ...


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