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April 11, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon County, VA

The short answer is No.

The longer answer is- There are still 2 weeks left until the registration deadline for the Loudoun County tournament. A high percentage of entries come in the final days, so any announcement on a Friday / Saturday start for the 40s would be premature.

My unofficial communications with coaches suggest that there will be 10-12 teams entered in the men's 40s and 6-7 in the women's 40s that weekend.



April 10, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Looking for a team 40+

SGE17- Send me an email. I can help you get started with SSUSA player registration and will try to connect you with some teams and area directors.

Tim
PotomacSports1@gmail.com


April 8, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Schedule

Swing14: Dave's suggestion that you stay near Boulder Highway is a good one, particularly if you play in AAA or another of the large divisions. With only 3 days to complete the tournament, it is likely that seeding games will be scheduled horizontally- with teams then hustling to another park to get the brackets started.






April 6, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCHEDULES: Frederick County Classic

Here is what I've learned as a director:

Play in questionable conditions and you are only in it for the money and don't care about player safety or the money the sponsors put out.

Cancel the tournament (and throw money away) and you are a fool that should have known better.


Thanks for the support, Reid.
April 5, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Weather

brhodes27- I promised an update by 11:30am and missed by 6 minutes. My apologies.
April 5, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCHEDULES: Frederick County Classic

Coaches,

With a bleak forecast (rain, snow and low temps) for Friday night and Saturday, I have decided to POSTPONE the Frederick County Classic. I was on the fence trying to make a decision until I was reminded that field maintenance activities would not be permitted if there was any visible sign of precipitation (i.e. snow or puddling) on the fields. This decision won't be popular with everyone, but I think that it is the correct one for most people. With at least 1/3 of the teams traveling from distances of 3+ hours to attend, I couldn't take that chance.

Fun Fact:
This weekend's snow will be the first time since 1924 that Maryland received measurable snow in the month of April.

Future Planning:
The Frederick County Classic is (was) a first year event and we had 23 teams lined up to play, which is encouraging. The date is obviously a good one and we offer a centralized location. Frederick County, Maryland has a number of restaurants, breweries, wineries a minor league team and a number of Civil War tourist attractions that are sure to give you a memorable weekend. When you're putting your team's 2019 schedule together, keep this event in mind.

Reschedule date:
I am working with the parks office to identify a 2018 reschedule date. I hope to have that information to you within a week.

Hotel cancellations:
Our host hotel- The Best Western Historic Frederick is waiving the standard cancellation fees if you call the hotel directly (301-698-2500).

Refunds and transfers:
Managers should respond to this message to confirm whether you would like a refund on your money, or have the funds transferred to another SSUSA tournament. Your communication on this matter should be sent via email to- PotomacSports1@gmail.com

Tidewater Classic:
Registration for the 2018 Tidewater Classic officially closed yesterday. In light of this tournament cancellation, SSUSA is extending the Tidewater deadline to 12:00pm on Monday (April 9th) giving mid-Atlantic teams some extra time to make a decision.
Call SSUSA directly- 916-326-5303.


Upcoming SSUSA tournaments:
Tidewater Classic (April 20-22 in Virginia Beach, VA)- registration extended to 12:00pm on April 9th
Atlantic Coast Championships (May 18-20 in Sterling, VA)- registration closes on April 24th
Crabtown Classic (June 2-3 in Glen Burnie, MD)- registration closes on May 17th
Quad-State Shootout (July 14-15 in Westminster, MD)- registration closes on July 1st


Thank you very much-

April 4, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCHEDULES: Frederick County Classic

NY- you haven't been forgotten.

Coaches-

I am continuing to monitor the weather here in Frederick County, Maryland and wanted to provide an update.


Many of you have contacted me to express concerns about the forecast for the weekend and I agree that the forecast doesn't look promising. That said, the weather forecast for this past Monday called for 3-5" of snow in Frederick (we received none) and today's forecast was for an 80% chance of rain (we received only a brief shower). I was at the park this morning and saw no puddles on the fields. The winds are drying up any soft spots.

I am aware that there are teams driving from a long distance- and in some cases, flying to participate in this tournament. I am also working with the host hotel to arrange a contingency plan for canceling rooms without penalty IF the tournament is canceled due to weather.


As of 11:30am on Wednesday, the tournament is on schedule. My next update will come at 11:30am on Thursday.

April 2, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCHEDULES: Frederick County Classic

Dl13- Schedules are posted on the tournament page of this website. Your coach also received a copy.


All- My phone and email have been going bonkers today with "What are you going to do IF" and "When will you decide IF" questions.

My response to those questions hasn't changed-
SSUSA does not cancel tournaments based on forecast.
Why? Because the forecast called for 5 inches of snow in Frederick last night and we got none.

I will monitor the situation and provide OUTBOUND communications if any updates are necessary. There is no reason to have 6 guys from each team contact me in an effort to secure a different answer.



April 1, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCHEDULES: Frederick County Classic

Coaches received an email from me this morning with TENTATIVE schedules for the Frederick County Classic. The schedule was built with built with a goal of giving everyone an opportunity to play a mix of teams to open the season.

WEATHER-
I am aware that the preliminary weather forecast for next weekend doesn't look great. I will monitor the weather and keep coaches up to speed during the week- but please know that SSUSA does not cancel events based on forecast. I am going to wait and see what the next few days brings to the Frederick area before giving consideration to any schedule changes.

Please note that any formal communications on the tournament will come directly from me, to the manager of record for each team. Every team has at least one expert meteorologist on the roster, but I am going to ask that they refrain from contacting to me to give opinions on the matter.

Unless you hear from me, you should assume that the tournament is on schedule.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.

Tim
March 30, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Games between different rankings

Whenever there is an equalizer rule in effect, the teams play to the HR and runs per inning rule of the lower rated team.

Major Plus vs Major would be played with 6 HR and 5 runs per inning. The team receiving the equalizer would be the VISITOR in that game.
March 30, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCHEDULES: Frederick County Classic

This message was sent to coaches a few minutes ago-


My goal was to release the FCC tournament schedules this afternoon. Unfortunately, we had a team drop out late so I am re-grouping teams and re-drawing the brackets. Awards were already ordered based on the planned number of divisions so things will look a little wonky when you get them-

Being an early season event, I wanted to give everyone games against a number of different opponents so that you aren't playing the same team repeatedly all weekend.

I'm going to build them tonight, sleep on them, then give everything a second look tomorrow with fresh eyes. Schedules should be released tomorrow in the late afternoon / early evening.

For planning purposes-
The 19 men's teams should expect a Saturday start / Sunday finish.
The 3 women's teams should expect a Sunday start / Sunday finish.

Thanks for being patient-

Tim McElroy
Tournament Director
March 8, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Columbus LX5 Coach

I met him a few times at the Mobile, AL tournament. He was a very nice man. Sad to hear this news.


March 7, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so late

I'm saving Dave the trouble of typing this answer AGAIN.

nofear ... While you are not technically "wrong", you seem to have disregarded a fundamental component of every post we made for this event, specifically the definition of the word "TENTATIVE" ... As background, the players and managers start very early asking (demanding?) to know where they will be playing, weeks before the entry deadlines ... You anticipate certainty from us when there is no accurate data to support that level of confidence ... Ten days before this entry deadline, we had 39 teams officially entered ... In those last 10 days, we received an additional 74 entries, which is 65% of the total ... We occasionally have to make field assignment changes to balance games demand across all venues rather than having you play at 6:30 or 8:00 PM while fields are open at other facilities ...

We also believe that many folks who look at these posts go straight to their age/division and then click right out and are done with it ... Those who actually read the entire post, including the disclaimer/fine print, end up better informed ... You will likely notice a common "TENTATIVE" theme in each of our posts for the Spring World's when they are all in one place ... Good luck in the tournament! ...
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02/27/2018 The following are the TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2018 SSUSA Spring World Championships in Mesquite, NV, and St. George, UT ... 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 ...

03/03/2018 REVISED TENTATIVE Field Assignments for the 2018 SSUSA Spring World Championships in Mesquite, NV, and St. George, UT ... REMINDER: 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 ...

03/06/2018 DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Spring World Championships in Mesquite, NV, and St. George, UT, 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 ...
March 7, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Field Assignments Changed for 70's and others

While Hunter & Pioneer Park are pretty convenient to Mesquite hotels, I would gladly take the drive to and from the Canyons complex in St. George. Heck, with the time difference working in your favor on the return trip, you could be the 1st man at the buffet- or gaming tables- or hot tub.
Feb. 28, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Are you serious.

This isn't my quote, but it certainly applies in this situation:

"Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.
There are too many people who think that what's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught."
J.C. Watts
Feb. 26, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: PANAMA CTY FL. ??

The Panama City, FL tournament (Mar 9-11) has been canceled.
Feb. 12, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC UPDATES for Loyce Harps Complex

OldCorps-
60 AAA winners were Long Island Jags (NY)
Feb. 12, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC UPDATES for Loyce Harps Complex

40 Major- Homer Lovers
Feb. 12, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC UPDATES for Loyce Harps Complex

More winners

50 AA- Buddies Sampson Olivet

50 AAA- Team O-5O

50 Major- Elmwood Sportscenter

55 AAA- TMS (MI)

60 Major- AMR Clean Planet

70 AA- Boca

70 Major- Cjicago Strikers

Womens 40/50 Silver- Stix with Impact

Feb. 11, 2018
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC UPDATES for Loyce Harps Complex

Here are some results from other parks

55 AA- New Mexico Boomers

60 AAA- Long Island Jaguars (NY)

70 AA- El Paso nine elevens (TX)

Mens 40 Major Plus- Suncoast Adidas (FL)

Mens 40 AAA- Bud Light / Guam

Womens 40 Major- Kryptonite (FL)

Womens 50 Major- Dream Girlz (VA)



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