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, July 14, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

local ... I can't find any SSUSA administered tournaments where I scheduled any 65+ team that could have lost on a Saturday ... That age division normally, except for the TOC, doesn't play on weekends ... A customer service observation or complaint, regardless of the enterprise, is normally much easier to address when we have an [1] identifiable customer, [2] team or division or [3] maybe just the event ... It's tough to glean much information from a two year old post about Reno ... If you're expecting some sort of meaningful response, it would help to have some specifics ... Thanks!


, July 13, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 (Rogers, AR) • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

FRIDAY START TIME CHANGE • Please note that ALL Friday (07/14/17) game times have been moved ONE HOUR EARLIER to provide a hedge against an adverse weather forecast for late Friday afternoon ... This will be discussed more fully at the Manager Meeting this (Thursday) evening ... Thank you and good luck everyone! ...


, July 12, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: QUAD STATE SHOOTOUT 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's 2017 Quad State Shootout in Westminster, MD, 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 ... All Managers have previously received this information electronically .. Any inquiries should be made to Tim McElroy, the Tournament Director ... Good luck everyone! ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: All Ages & Divisions


, July 10, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ratings ?

Team specific inquiries will NOT be discussed here ... The immediate focus is on teams that have entered the Western or Eastern National's, since they are the next one's up and have a bearing on potential USA National Championship games in Las Vegas ... Your team manager will be notified privately when a decision is reached for you ...
, July 9, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing in different Divisions...

A player may not play for two teams in the same age group in the same tournament, regardless of the respective ratings of those teams ...
, July 8, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: JIM SHERMAN MEMORIAL NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 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 ... The caveats mentioned above for SESSION #2 apply here as well ... Good luck everyone! ...

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men's: 40-Masters | 50's, 55-M+ & 55-M | 55-AAA & 60's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [17 pages]


, July 8, 2017
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 (Rogers, AR) • DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets

SESSION #1 REVISION • There have been nominal revisions to reflect the late withdrawal (Thursday) of The Dugout 65 (KS) in the 65-Silver Division ... Changes were limited to solely that division and did not affect any other teams ... The changes have been posted online with a revision date of 07/06/2017 ... Good luck everyone! ...
, 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.


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