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, July 7, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ratings ?

Ongoing - Most recent changes posted today 07/07/17
, July 7, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: T O C 2018

The 2018 Tournament of Champions dates stated above are correct ... The complete schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, February 7th • Instructional Sessions • All Star Game
Thursday, February 8th • Skills Competitions • Mini-Tourney • Manager Meeting
Friday, February 9th • Opening Day of TOC • Champions Banquet
Saturday, February 10th • Tournament Day #2 • Louisville Slugger Warriors vs. SSUSA All Stars Game
Sunday, February 11th • Championship Sunday


, July 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: JIM SHERMAN MEMORIAL NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the SSUSA's 2017 Jim Sherman Memorial Northwest Championships in Salem, OR, 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 thru 75's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: Northwest Championships 2017


, July 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 (Rogers, AR) • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's 2017 Midwest Championships in Rogers, AR, 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: 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's | 70's thru 80's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions [19 pages]

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: Midwest Championships 2017


, July 4, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

BLD ENTRY FEE POLICY • There is a $5 per day entry fee for everyone over age 12 entering the BLD facilities ... However, they have advised us that a daily entry paid at one BLD will be honored at both sites on that same day for Friday, Saturday or Sunday ... If you plan on attending at both sites, please have your hand stamped when departing the first BLD to allow free admission at the second BLD or for re-admission at the first ...


, July 3, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing on two teams of different age and different ratings

STL0 ... Not exactly correct ... The player's rating experience history follows that player for the current and succeeding two Seasons ... When he turns 55, he will be a 55-Major player, BUT will carry the 50-Major experience ... He will still be able to play with the 50-AAA team, but WILL be one of the three "out-of-rating" allowances for that team ... If he plays with a 55-Major team for an entire season, that experience rating will override the 50-Major the next Season and he would be able to play 50-AAA on a non-exception basis ... Just playing one 55-Major event won't do it ...

If this inquiry is player-specific and not just purely a theoretical exercise, please call the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 and get a direct ruling/explanation from one of the roster specialists ...


, July 2, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's 2017 Southern California State Championships in Riverside and Chino Hills, 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 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: 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's | 70's thru 80's

40-Masters: Men and Women

Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: SoCal Championships 2017


, June 30, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 (Syracuse) • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's 2017 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 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: 40's & 50's | 55's | 60's | 65's thru 75's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: Northeast 2017


, June 29, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing on two teams of different age and different ratings

Nothing has changed ... A player may not play on 50-AAA (rating index=7) and 60-AA (R/I=4) teams simultaneously ... The maximum rating index "spread" allowed is one ... This one is three ...
, June 28, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CAN-Sirs/SSUSA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #2 REVISION • The late withdrawal on Wednesday by the Fresno Sun's (CA) 60-AAA resulted in revisions to three divisions of play at the Sacramento Complex ... Changes affected:

50/55-GOLD - Round Robin play on Friday changed
55/60-GOLD - Round Robin play on Friday changed
60-AAA - Division reduced from six to five teams, affecting all three days of play

All revisions are online and we apologize for any inconveniences, although they were entirely outside of our control ... Good luck! ...


, June 23, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cant register

pablo222 .. Call the office in California at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours in the Pacific Time Zone and talk to anyone there ... They can straighten out your email problem, update your player record and handle the renewal over the phone in one short call ...
, June 21, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CAN-Sirs/SSUSA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the CAN-Sirs/SSUSA 2017 Northern California State Championships in Sacramento & Lincoln, CA, 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!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's & 60's

40-Masters: Men & Women

Complete: All Ages & Divisions Large file: 21 pages


, June 21, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SENIOR SOFTBALL LOSES A LEGEND

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Shane Verley in Washington State today. Shane enjoyed a long and distinguished career with Senior Softball USA, both as an accomplished player/manager since 2008 and as the SSUSA's Washington State Director and Northwest Regional Umpire in Chief. His playing career spanned ten years with some of the most successful teams in the Pacific Northwest. Shane also served as an accomplished Tournament Director for SSUSA and is best remembered fondly for his very successful annual "Rock at the RAC" event in Lacey, blending exceptional senior softball with Classic Rock and Roll. The entire Senior Softball Community has lost an outstanding man, and we extend our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.


, June 20, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CAN-Sirs/SSUSA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #1 REVISION • Revisions were made to ALL divisions of play in Session #1 due to the withdrawal of an 80+ team on Tuesday ... They had inadvertently entered the NorCal Cup when they had intended to enter the Western National's later this summer ... The revision date is 06/20/2017 and all updated schedules are online ... Good luck everyone!
, June 19, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CAN-Sirs/SSUSA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 (Men's 65's thru 80's) of the 2017 CAN-Sirs/SSUSA Northern California State Championships in Sacramento & Lincoln, 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 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 thru 80's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: NorCal Cup 2017


, June 15, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Texas State Championships 2017 in El Paso, TX, 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: 40's & 50's | 55's & 60's | 65's, 70's & 75's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

Master Fields Schedule: Master Games & Fields Grid
Participating Teams List: Texas State Championships
El Paso County Sports Complex: Fields Map Aerial


, June 13, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team ratings

Stripersonline ... We're not sure what to make of your post ... SSUSA does not have a sanctioned tournament upcoming in Roanoke ... Possibly another sanctioning association? ... And if so, maybe your inquiry would get a better response if submitted to them ... SSUSA and SPA consult regularly and are relatively consistent in their rankings, but that's not the case with the third principal seniors association ... Good luck! ...
, June 10, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player Ratings

WCM#00 ... SSUSA does NOT rate players ... However, we DO track the historical player experience as it relates to the rating(s) of teams he plays with during the current season and his previous two seasons of participation ... NOTE: A player who stops playing, usually in an attempt to have his experience history "fall off", will not achieve that desired result ... Stopping participation also stops the "statute of limitations" until such time has he resumes play ... As to your questions ...

1. YES - A player carries his experience rating history with him when he ages up ...

2. PROBABLY NO - If a player with 40-Major+ history ages up to 50+, and the former 40's team does NOT age up but he continues to play with that team, he will retain the 40-Major+ history designation ... T‭his one is always tricky and we would suggest you call the Sacramento Home Office at (916) 326.5303 so that your individual circumstances can be evaluated accurately ...

3. YES - If a player with Major+ rating experience history plays exclusively for Major team(s) as one of the three allowed "out of rating" players for the Major team(s), and does NOT play any Major+ in his current age group, his rating experience history will drop to Major at the conclusion of the second season ...

Again, if these circumstances affect you personally, we strongly advise contacting the Sacramento Office ...


, June 3, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: STEVE SIMMONS MOSQUITOLAND CLASSIC 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 (Men's 50+ thru 60's+) of the SSUSA's Steve Simmons Memorial Mosquitoland Classic in Vadnais Heights, MN, 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 ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

Men's: 50's | 55's & 60's

Complete: All Ages & Divisions


, June 3, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

Regardless of how anyone commenting here may wish to assess blame/fault/ill-intent (and we are NOT), this would never have arisen had the umpire required all balls entered into play to come through him/her ... There were TWO of these incidents at Golden Eagle during Session #2, both of which could/should have been easily avoided (as Pgh Yinzer observed) ... It's as easy as 1-2-3 ...

1 • Teams should have ONLY the official tournament softballs in their dugouts;
2 • ALL softballs entered into the game should go through the umpires; and
3 • Pitchers be more observant of what softballs they are pitching to the opposition ...


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