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, March 31, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for SESSION #1 OF the 2017 event. 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 shortly ...

SESSION #1 • Men's 65's, 70's, 75's and 80's
ARROYO GRANDE & RUSSELL ROAD (Henderson)
• Men's 65-AA (4)
• Men's 75-MAJOR PLUS & MAJOR (8)
• Men's 75-AAA (5)
• Men's 80-MAJOR & AAA (4)

BIG LEAGUE DREAMS (Las Vegas)
• Men's 65-MAJOR PLUS (6)
• Men's 65-AAA (12)
• Men's 70-AAA (9)

SUNSET PARK (Las Vegas)
• Men's 65-MAJOR (9)
• Men's 70-MAJOR PLUS & MAJOR (13)


, March 29, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

No problem on this end Hail ... The annual import/shipping containers order from BSN/Anaconda got hung up in customs, so we used the MicroCell for the T.O.C. and ordered enough to cover the Spring National's there last week just to be safe ... Mesquite/St. George used the Trump/Stote standard ball, as will all remaining events this year except for the two Las Vegas tourneys ...
, March 28, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring World Championships in Mesquite

FOFO ... I presume you're talking about the 55-Major only, since the 60-Major played all of their Sunday games on Field #1 at Hunter Park ... The field assignments on Championship Sunday (or Thursday) are completely by design ... The Elimination Bracket is structured for single-file on the championship field except for maybe the 8:00 AM games if there are two ... This prevents having a team bouncing back and forth during what is potentially a very long day for the Elimination Bracket Sunday survivors ... It's like "sand-lot" ball; as long as you win, you can keep the field ...

The Winner's bracket final is almost always on an adjacent field, and with #1 and #2 at Hunter Park already committed, that left #3 ... As for "rewarding" teams for winning, they already have that ... The loser of the Winner's Bracket final has the reward of NOT being eliminated from the tournament by a loss, which is NOT the case for Elimination Bracket teams ... Field conditions were the same for both teams on Field #3, and temporary fencing at Hunter Park isn't allowed because of the artificial turf prohibits us sinking posts or spikes for it ... This schedule structure is unlikely to change anytime soon ...


, March 28, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Game Times

WCM#00/Kevin ... No apology necessary! ... I/We occasionally solicit suggestions for improvement because nobody, present company included, is perfect ... In this particular event, we re-grouped and re-structured based on input from several teams ... We're good with that! ... Keep playing and commenting ... We appreciate it! ...
, March 28, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

Perl ... Here's the full list of 44 cor./375 comp. softballs authorized, by contract with BSN/Anaconda, for use at SSUSA administered and sanctioned events:

1. LAS VEGAS EVENTS (ONLY) • Southwest Championships and World Masters Championships is the 44 cor./375 comp. optic yellow Anaconda THE ROCK ball; and

2. EVENTS AT ALL OTHER LOCATIONS • We use the 44 cor./375 comp. optic yellow Anaconda Trump/STOTE ball

Hope this helps ...


, March 27, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanks SSUSA

Might be a good place to start with the event Tournament Pages on this website ... The 2018 T.O.C. Qualified and Invited Teams list is also current and available from the link near the top of the main Tournaments page ...
, March 26, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Teams and Times

Check with the Independent Director. His name and contact information is available from the Tournament Page for the event on this website. Good luck!
, March 26, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

YES, if that's all you do ... Minor repair differs from altering ...
, March 25, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Bats
Discussion: rolling

Youngen • Rolling a bat is considered altering that bat ... Here is the complete SSUSA policy regarding breaking in a bat:

The ONLY acceptable and LEGAL method for breaking in a bat is the use of that bat, as intended by the manufacturer, to strike regulation softballs ... ANY other break in methodology, whether or not easily determined, is considered ALTERING A BAT ... See Rulebook §3.4(6) on page 16 for the penalty provisions for using an altered bat ...

ANY activity other than the method mentioned above that changes and enhances the technical performance characteristics of a bat (as manufactured) is prohibited ...

Hopefully, the foregoing is clear and concise ...


, March 24, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament balls

We'll make it easy to determine ... There are only two "flavors" of Official Softballs authorized for SSUSA administered and sanctioned events:

1. LAS VEGAS EVENTS (ONLY) • Southwest Championships and World Masters Championships is the 44 cor./375 comp. optic yellow Anaconda THE ROCK ball; and
2. ALL OTHER LOCATION EVENTS • We use the 44 cor./375 comp. optic yellow Anaconda Trump/STOTE ball

Hope this helps ...


, March 22, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What is the only situation where, after the play is over that a "do over" or "mulligan" can be implemented? (at least that I'm aware of)

There is an initial investigation/inquiry in progress ...
, March 21, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

The MEN'S 60-SILVER Division at Pioneer Park has been revised for the withdrawal of Git-R-Done 60 (CA) ... Updated schedules and the Master Grid have been posted ... Good luck everyone! ...
, March 20, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Bodering state rules

You may have as many bordering states players as you wish (both 40's and 50's have the same rules) and you will remain a "Texas Team" so long as the majority of players on the roster are from Texas ... Or, if they come from multiple bordering states, Texas must have the plurality if there is no Majority ... NOTE: These rules are applied for EACH tournament roster you build and are NOT based on your Master Roster ...

EXAMPLES (with 15-player roster) ...
Texas (8) and Oklahoma (7) = Texas team
Texas (6), Oklahoma (7) and New Mexico (2) = Oklahoma Team
Texas (5), Oklahoma (4), New Mexico (4) and Louisiana (2) = Texas Team

If you have questions about specific players, please call the Sacramento Home Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours on the Left Coast and ask for any of the eligibility specialists ... They will be happy to assist ...


, March 20, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

The MEN'S 50-MAJOR Division at The Canyons Complex has been revised for the withdrawal of Custom Truck (NV) ... Updated schedules (NOT affecting ANY other Divisions of play) and the Master Grid have been posted ... Good luck everyone! ...
, March 19, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's 2017 Spring National Championships in Polk County, FL, 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)

• 2017: 40-Masters | 50's & 55's | 60's thru 75's
• Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
• Participating Teams List: Spring National's 2017


, March 18, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

The MEN'S 75-GOLD Division has been revised AGAIN for the withdrawal of another team, New Concepts I (NM) ... Updated current schedules and the Master Grid have been posted ... Good luck everyone! ...
, March 18, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2017 SSUSA Spring National Championships in Polk County, FL ... Please note that TENTATIVE means they are NOT FINAL and are SUBJECT TO CHANGE ... DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets will be released shortly ...

DIAMONDPLEX • Winter Haven
• Men's 50's (All)
• Men's 55's (All)
• Men's 60-Major+
• Men's 40-Masters (All) • Saturday/Sunday ONLY

SOUTHWEST COMPLEX • Lakeland
• Men's 60-AAA
• Men's 65's (All)
• Men's 70's (All)
• Men's 75's (All)
• Women's 40-Masters • Saturday ONLY


, March 17, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: triple play?

This is a triple play ... Dbax is correct ...

See Rulebook §8.1 B. on page 43 • "..When a base runner acquires the right to a base by touching it before being put out, he may hold the base until he has legally touched the next base in order or is forced to vacate it for a succeeding runner. EFFECT: Base runner is liable to be put out, whether or not he remains in contact with the base, if he fails to vacate the base for the succeeding runner.."


, March 17, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Time out

We concur ...
, March 15, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Protest Fee

SSUSA does NOT charge a "protest fee" in any of the sanctioned events we administer ... Independent Tournament Directors operating under SSUSA sanction aren't supposed to do so, either ... But it's one of those things that is difficult to enforce in the absence of any Home Office personnel present ... If this is a problem you would like for us to look into, please contact the SSUSA Home Office at (916) 326.5303 or electronically at info@seniorsoftball.com ... Thanks
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