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, April 7, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player ratings

Olden Slow ... Please call the SSUSA office at (916) 326.5303 on Monday and ask for one of the "eligibility" staff members ... They can give you specific guidance and will have access to your complete player history, rather than the generic and non-private approach here ... Thanks!
, April 6, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 the LVSSA/SSUSA 2017 Southwest Championships in Las Vegas 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: Southwest Championships 2017


, April 5, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ejection

B.J. is correct ... If the team playing "short-handed" loses another player for any other reason, such as an injury, a second ejection or a player having to leave, the game ends in a forfeit.
, April 4, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: THINGS TO DO in Las Vegas • LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships

The purchase deadline of one of the THINGS TO DO in Las Vegas has been extended ...

• Kΐ by Cirque du Soleil on April 17, 2017 @ 7:00 PM (NEW Deadline to purchase tickets: April 10, 2017 @ 11:59 PM PST)


, April 3, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

Effective April 11, 2017 there will be a new address for the SSUSA Home Office • 9823 Old Winery Place • Suite 12 • Sacramento, CA 95827-1720 ... Phone, fax and email contacts remain unchanged ...
, April 2, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CHILI PEPPER CLASSIC QUALIFIER 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Chili Pepper Classic Qualifier 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)

• 2017: 40's & 50's | 55's, 60's's & 70's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)

• Master Grid & Teams List: Chili Pepper Classic 2017


, March 31, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: strike mat

The strike mat is 19" wide by 34½" deep and overlays the home plate (extending 1" on either side) ... The front edge of the strike mat is aligned with the front edge of the home plate and extends 17½" behind the rear point of the home plate ...
, March 31, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring World Championships in Mesquite

Bruce303 ... We'll look at the Field #3 situation for both Hunter and Pioneer Parks next year ... The easy solution is simply to schedule evening/night games at say, 6:30, 8:00 and maybe even 9:30 PM, on the other two fields and leave the #3's "dark" ... It's certainly do-able ...
, March 31, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for SESSION #2 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 #2 • Men's 40's, 55's and 60's and Women's 50's and 50's
ARROYO GRANDE & RUSSELL ROAD (Henderson-25 Teams)
• Men's 60 MAJOR PLUS (5)
• Men's 60-AAA (20)

BIG LEAGUE DREAMS (Las Vegas-37 Teams)
• Men's 40-MAJOR PLUS (7)
• Men's 40-MAJOR (19)
• Men's 50-MAJOR (11)

LORENZI PARK (Las Vegas-24 Teams)
• Men's 60-AA (7)
• Women's 40-MAJOR (5)
• Women's 40/50 (12)

SHADOW ROCK & HOLLYWOOD PARKS (Las Vegas-31 Teams)
• Men's 50-AAA (16)
• Men's 55-AAA & 50/55-AA (15)

SUNSET PARK (Las Vegas-28 Teams)
• Men's 50-MAJOR PLUS (5)
• Men's 55-MAJOR PLUS & MAJOR (14)
• Men's 60-MAJOR (9)

, March 31, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: THINGS TO DO in Las Vegas • LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships

Senior Softball-USA has partnered with the following entertainment and casual dining companies to make your stay in Las Vegas more enjoyable:

• PT’s Entertainment Group (Half Off Breakfast & Happy Hours)
• Kΐ by Cirque du Soleil on April 17, 2017 @ 7:00 PM (Deadline to purchase tickets: April 3, 2017 @ 11:59 PM PST)
• The High Roller at the Linq
• Pink Jeep Tours (Las Vegas & The Grand Canyon)

Be sure to check out the tournament page for the Southwest Championships for more information and links to all the special offers.


, 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 ...


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