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, July 4, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northeast Championships scheduling

This one is absolutely in the "undue hardship" category, by pre-arrangement weeks ago, and with our consent ... That team's long-time former manager (and still current player) has a cancer fund-raiser Memorial event in honor of his late wife at noon on Friday ... It will be attended by many/most of his team mates and is approximately a two-hour drive from Syracuse ... While uncommon, it's not the first time we have accommodated a team's advance request of this nature on a compassionate basis ... They will play four games in five time slots on Saturday (potentially five in six slots if they win #4) ... We do not consider to be a competitive advantage ... We plead guilty as charged for showing compassion for an undue hardship, but this reply should also adequately dismiss your pandering inference ...


, July 3, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2016 Northeast Championships in Syracuse, NY, 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 been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Senior Men: 50's & 55's | 60's | 65's | 70's & 75's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions [Large file: 18 pages]

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: Northeast 2016


, July 1, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

patrick ... Being "in writing" here is totally worthless (from either you or us) ... This is an unregulated, anonymous free speech zone to which we attach zero importance or credibility as to what is posted by the members ... Definitive rulings on specific player eligibility issues must come from the SSUSA office and they will be in writing privately ... You are giving the impression that you have concerns about revealing who you are and are hopeful we may blunder, based on incomplete and/or inaccurate information, into the decision you want ... We may actually rule that way, but it will be by careful analysis of your own circumstances ... Our advice remains consistent: Call us and this will be resolved very quickly for you ... (Your post count of 44 messages on topic just this week is consuming far more of your time, without results, than a 15-minute call would take.)


, June 30, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TX STATE CHAMPIONSHIP-TOC QUALIFIER

Wingfoot .. The results are on the Texas State Championships tournament page of this website ...

P.S. - Your {enter} key on your computer is seriously stuck!


, June 30, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

patrick ... I'm not sure you are old enough to remember, but you sound like Peter Falk's character Columbo (that's not a bad thing) ... He always had "...just one more thing..." to consider or ask ... You distribute additional pieces of factual information a little bit at a time and tweak the facts an inch at a time ... There are exceptions to a player's experience history depending on whether or not he played "out of rating" only once, and at what level he may have done so ... The rating history of the teams is a factor, as well as evaluating if you are playing (or have played) in multiple age groups simultaneously ...

You are doomed to be here posting 15± times a day, getting NO reliable guidance, until you call the SSUSA office, identify yourself and let us look into your player history ... I can assure you we CANNOT help you under your current public rambling approach ... The time you would spend on the phone with us will be only a tiny fraction of the time you are spending typing "unanswerable" questions currently ... We're here to help you, but "here" is the office, not this forum ...


, June 30, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the 2016 Southern California State Championships in Perris and Hemet, CA, 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 Tab has been activated and the Master Games & Fields Grid has been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Senior Men: 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's | 70's, 75's & 80's

40-Masters: 40-Men | 40-Women

Complete: All Ages & Divisions [Large file: 28 pages]

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Big League Dreams Fields Map: BLD - Perris, CA


, June 29, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Starting A New Team 2017

BH21 ... As it relates to Senior Softball USA (SSUSA), the sponsor of this Message Board, please call our Home Office in Sacramento, CA, at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours on the Left Coast ... Anyone who answers can walk you through the process very quickly ... Good luck! ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: National Ratings Review

Rating changes take effect immediately upon announcement ... In the case of the current June rating cycle decisions, they will be publicly released shortly after the Southern California and Northeast Championships, which both begin next week ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: End cap reglued Altered Bat

We would think not ... An aftermarket cap by definition is not the same as manufactured by the original bat maker ... If you were to get a replacement from the same manufacturer, for the same bat, we believe that would fall into the category of a repair and would be OK ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

Paco .. If a guy decides to sit it out, it's reasonable to assume that his contemporaries who continue to play will have some deterioration of skills as they age, too ... Maybe not as much as the guy who's not exercising, so it's just an opinion (by either of us) ... Thanks for the comments ..
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

We're here all day during Left Coast business hours ... Give us a call at (916) 326.5303
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

Players who matriculate to the next higher age group "take their experience history rating with them" ... A 40-AAA moves up as a 50-AAA, same is true with a 40-Major (to 50-Major) or 40-Major+ (to 50-Major+) ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

patrick jt ... It appears that you may have more questions as a (possible?) new manager than there is bandwidth here ... Please call us at the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 and ask for Tiffany ... She can probably get you a bunch of answers in a very short time ... Thanks ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

NO (if "we" is SSUSA)
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

Paco13 ... Just so someone doesn't misinterpret part of your (misleading) post, advising a player to not participate in SSUSA for two years in an attempt to "wait out" his experience history rating index fails ... When a player voluntarily suspends his participation, we do the same with the "two year" waiting period ... When he resumes, so does the "two year clock" ... Just so you're clear on this, despite your apparent disagreement ...


, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: End cap reglued Altered Bat

mslacool ... We are familiar with the end cap issue with some of the ComBat bats ... We consider simply gluing the cap back on to be a "repair" and is not "altering" the bat ... Doing so does not enhance the performance of the bat beyond its technical specifications at the time of manufacture ...
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

patrick jt ... You would be able (if you are otherwise eligible) to be on a 55-Major roster IF that team has not used their full allotment of three out-of-rating players ... The 55-Major teams population in SoCal is considerably larger than the 55-Major plus ... Good luck!
, June 28, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: throwing a bat

curty ... You won't find it specifically in the book, however you DID properly invoke the "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" clause vested with the umpire ... Throwing a bat in anger or personal disgust or frustration is, at best, dangerous to those in the vicinity ... The fact that it cleared an 8' fence proves that! ... You made the correct judgment call and, accordingly, the call is not subject to protest or appeal ...
, June 27, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

patrick jt ... Go the the RATINGS section of this web site, click on 55+ Division and sort the list by State/Province ...
, June 27, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas and California......

It does nothing in regards to your original question except (maybe) add clarification ... If you are a legitimate CA resident, you may play for a team in either age group {IF YOU ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE AS TO AGE AND RATING EXPERIENCE HISTORY) that is based in CA or it's bordering states of AZ, HI, NV or OR ... You may only play for two teams in any given Season in the same age group ... You get ONE release per season in any age group, so in theory you could play for two separate teams (but not simultaneously) in each age group ... If you are released by Team "A" and go to Team "B" in either age group, you may only play for Team "B" and may NOT return to Team "A" or ANY other Team "C" ... Hope this helps ... If not, please call the Sacramento Office for additional inquiries ...


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