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, Oct. 28, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the SSUSA's 2017 Winter National Championships in Ft. Myers, Cape Coral and Naples, 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.

FIELD ASSIGNMENTS CHANGE NOTE • The 70-MAJOR Division was moved FROM Lee County Sports Complex TO the Northwest Sports Complex due to an overflow of teams/games demand circumstance at Lee County ...

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: 65's | 70's | 75's, 80's & 85's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games Grid
Participating Teams List: Winter National's 2017


, Oct. 27, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Interested Player

Contact Number ... This is "Tai" and you may contact me at this number: 623-806-4810.
, Oct. 26, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating chart

JBTexas ... If marcster13 was better at interpreting your question than we were, there is no such individual player list publicly available ... SSUSA does NOT rate players, however we DO rate teams and track the historical ratings of those team(s) for the periods a player plays with them ... Hope this helps ...
, Oct. 26, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating chart

JBTexas .... From the MENU bar at the top of the page, hover your mouse over TOURNAMENTS and then click on RULES ... The Rating Index chart is the third line below the Rulebook download thumbnail graphic ...

Team Rating Index (R/I) • Player/Team Experience ratings chart PDF digital file


, Oct. 25, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1st basemens mitt

The 2017 National Rules Committee Sessions will occur during the Annual ISA/SSUSA National Convention in Auburn, AL, from Wednesday, November 29th through Friday, December 1st ... All sessions are open to the public ...
, Oct. 24, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: I am confused re: the rating system.!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gary ... In the interest of a bit more factual disclosure ... As Andy mentioned, yes, those two teams were #1-2 in 70-Major at last year's Winter Nationals, in a huge TWO-TEAM Best 2 of 3 bracket ... We suspected going in that they were both very likely to finish in the top two! ... Bostonian won it in the "If" game despite being -2 in aggregate run differential for the three games ...

Bostonian was re-rated on 06/13/17 to AAA based on our mid-season performance review ... Windsor was re-rated to AAA on 08/30/17 to be consistent with SPA's rating for them ... Neither team filed an appeal for a rating change nor played in this year's LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters Championships ...

This thread may well be further support for the theory that "..If teams would spend, say, only 10% as much time worrying about their own team as they do other teams, they would probably have a better ball club.."


, Oct. 23, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player Reg

Best answer so far: »the car: call ssusa they will fill you in ... Office phone during left coast business hours is (916) 326.5303
, Oct. 23, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter safe or out at 1st base ????????

SAFE ... Batter-runner must touch some portion of the orange/safety base ONLY if there is a play at 1st ... See SSUSA Rulebook §8.4(1) on page 46, especially at the third full sentence of the rule, the one that begins with the word "If" ...
, Oct. 23, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: winter worlds

1 • Yes, rating adjustments (up or down) should be completed by tomorrow (10/24/17);
2 • Regardless of rating status, refunds are only available until the time the schedule construction commences ... Non-refundable thereafter; and
3 • Nope ... Not if we catch them all in time!


, Oct. 22, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Huntsman Results

curveball ... Yes they are ... QuickScores is very impressive with the smaller tournament divisions and brackets like those at the Huntsman Senior Games ... We have been in contact with them on several occasions over the past couple of months and have presented them with a technical challenge of sorts: Can they handle a 612-team tournament schedule with over 2,000 games scheduled on 39 diamonds covering 10 softball complexes, with seven divisions at 30 or more teams (five of them at 40 or more with a largest of 85)? ... We also run three other tournaments annually at 200+ teams in addition to the World Masters Championships (LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest, Rock 'n Reno and Winter World's) ... The raw game score reporting is the manageable component ... The broader challenge is getting meaningful, printable output for the "monster" brackets without having to rent billboards outside of the playing venues! ... Our WMC Master schedule this year is 118 pages of efficient and understandable presentation ... We're hopeful and optimistic about QuickScores' next response ...


, Oct. 19, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 73-74 PLAYING WITH A 75 TEAM

just joe ...

The 2016-17 SSUSA National Rules Committee met in a telephone conference call format on January 11th (2017) to reconsider actions taken in December regarding roster composition rules for the men's 75+ division ... Although a motion failed for as proposed modification of the December actions, there was an amendment passed that becomes effective with the 2018 Season on this topic ... Specifically, the 75+ age division will be allowed three 73 year old players for the 2017 Season, and thereafter underage players will be reduced from seven to five, all of whom must be age 74 ... The change will be incorporated into the Official SSUSA 2017-18 Rulebook ...


, Oct. 19, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Northern California Fire Relief Request


POSTED AS A COURTESY TO TEAM MATE DAN WALLACE

Sonoma County Crush Fund • gofundme.com

When the Tubbs fire near Santa Rosa broke out, a couple of our players had to flee there homes with only what they could carry. Both of their homes burned to the ground along with everything they owned.

We know that Tom Brown and Rick Merian would never on their own ask for any help so his team mates and I are setting up this fund to help with some of the costs of rebuilding their lives.

Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.

To contribute to this very worthy cause, please visit www.gofundme.com/sonoma-county-crush-fund for further details.


, Oct. 17, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Manditory bump for 2nd place in Vegas??

Rating adjustments following the World Masters Championships are NOT COMPLETE ... The "automatic" bumps for winners in the AA, AAA and Major divisions have been made and some additional moves in very large brackets ... Other discretionary rating changes require the input of one member of the National Ratings Committee (Terry Hennessy) who has been out of the country since early October ... He is returning this weekend, so additional decisions will likely be made next week ...


, Oct. 16, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40's winter worlds in Phoenix.... whose going???

Ozone8 ... Sometime shortly after the entry deadline of 10/24/2017 ...
, Oct. 14, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Moving up

If the player was a member of that team during the performance period that resulted in the rating increase, then he DOES assume that new rating, whether or not he remains with the team ... Leaving the team has NO effect on his personal rating experience history ...
, Oct. 14, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up question

Just a ratings page output glitch ... No biggie ... Here's their actual rating "history" from their team page, also showing the name change last year to Oregon Crabs ...

Oregon Crabs • Men's 65
¤ Major - Oct. 9, 2017
¤ AAA - Jan. 6, 2017

Trachsel Auto Body II • Men's 65
¤ AAA - Oct. 14, 2016


, Oct. 13, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's 2018 SEASON TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE • TENTATIVE Release Timeline

The SSUSA 2018 Season Tournament Schedule anticipated release date is sometime in mid-December ... This is the typical publication timeline from year to year ... The 2018-Season Winter National and Winter World Championships dates have been posted for about ten months ...


, Oct. 12, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40's winter worlds in Phoenix.... whose going???

Our Winter World's 2016 records indicate there were 209 total teams, 30 of which were Men's (18) and Women's (12) 40-Masters teams ...
, Oct. 11, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2018 Tournaments

Reprint from just a bit further down the page ...

"..The 2018 Season Tournament Schedule should be released sometime in mid-December ... This is the typical release timeline from year to year ... The 2018 Season Winter National and Winter World Championships dates have been posted for about nine months.."


, Oct. 11, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why

Reps of National Bat Sponsors who pay sponsorship contract fees are permitted ... Random sales by individuals should be confined to outlets such as eBay and Craig's List, etc. ... Thanks ...
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