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May 19, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern Nationals

For whatever reason, you seem to have a negative attitude toward the program, the tournaments we host and the facilities we use. I'm not in really in the mood to argue with you but will say this-
Loudoun County provides first class playing facilities using maintenance staff that takes pride in their work. Fields are touched up at least every other game, given mid-day drags and pre-championship game drags. Heck, I've been there when they've cut the outfield grass in between games.

Potomack Lakes and Brambleton will be used for the Eastern National again this year. If those fields and that level of service are what you consider "poorly maintained" then maybe you should consider staying home.

Tim McElroy

May 17, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Quad City Tournament

Managers received an email with the complete schedule. For those who may not be in regular contact with their manager, it's also posted on the tournament page- click on "Tournament Schedule"

https://seniorsoftball.com/multimedia/sched_2022_quad-state.pdf
May 17, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Quad City Tournament

I assume you are referring to the Quad-State Showdown in Westminster, MD. I'm late getting this schedule out, but all managers in the 55-60-65 divisions have received their Friday schedules. The balance of the schedule for 40-50 divisions will be released today.

As previously mentioned, ALL TEAMS in ALL AGE GROUPS should expect long days at the park as this event is sold out- Tim
May 14, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC weather updates in Raleigh

OUTSTANDING JOB by the Walnut Creek Athletic Complex staff today. We were back up and running at 5pm on 9 all fields as promised.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


May 14, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC weather updates in Raleigh

2:20pm update.... managers are receiving calls now.

Park will re-open at 4:40pm
Games in progress will resume at 5:00pm
Games scheduled for 12:30pm are now 5:30pm
Games scheduled for 2:00pm are now 6:30pm
Games scheduled for 3:30pm are now 7:30pm
Games scheduled for 5:00pm are now 8:30pm

We are shortening all remaining Saturday games with the expectation of playing full games on Sunday.


P.S. We are in a rain delay. Managers should be expecting a call. Answer the phone!

May 14, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ACC weather updates in Raleigh

We are in a weather DELAY... The games are NOT CANCELED.

All games stopped in progress will (hopefully) resume at 3pm on Saturday.
All games scheduled to begin at 12:30 will (hopefully) begin at 3pm, or a few minutes after.
All games scheduled to begin at 2:00 will (hopefully) begin at 4:30pm.

Have your team here, ready to play.

The parks staff is out there looking at / working on fields now. Please let them do their job. Any play / no play decisions will be communicated via this message board.

Thanks for your patience.
Please keep.this thread clear of any rumors, or side chatter.
Let's stay on topic.

Tim McElroy
1:15pm

May 11, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TRUMP STOTE ROCK

1 month and 2 days, right?
May 5, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Open Innings. When does an inning start when we "finish this inning and next inning will be open"?

Here's how it works in most cases.

The 6th inning begins at the instant the 3rd out is recorded or the 5th run crosses the plate in the 5th inning. If the timer hadn't expired prior to that pitch, teams would play 2 more innings (6th in ingredients at 5 runs per side and the 7th inning being an open / unlimited runs inning.


A few years back, the "Las Vegas time rule" was introduced because there were so many teams participating, were running into league ball time and had lighting restrictions. Here's how it works.


The 6th inning begins when the first pitch of the inning is thrown. This means that if time expires during the change over, the 6th inning becomes the open / unlimited runs inning.

May 2, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LOTEMPIO LAW GROUP ?????

I received a check from LOTEMPIO LAW GROUP paying for an upcoming tournament. There was nothing else in the envelope- No team name, no coach name, no additional contact information. Does anyone out there in message board land know who this team is so that I can properly apply funds? If so, contact me asap.

Most of my tournaments are selling out these days- Somebody is going to be pretty disappointed when they paid on time, but were left out of the bracket.


Reminder- When paying for a tournament, please include basic information.
Team Name
Coach Name & Contact phone / email
Tournament Name & Date that you're registering for
* For that matter, it never hurts to send an email letting me know that I'm mailing a check for "x" team and "y" tournament so that I can be on the lookout for it.


Thanks in advance-
Tim McElroy
PotomacSports1@gmail.com




May 2, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2022: Maryland Classic II

MD Classic results are posted.
May 2, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2022: Maryland Classic II

I will get the full results posted here shortly, Mac. Having played in the championship game, I figured you already knew where your team finished.
April 18, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCHEDULES for Brickyard and Maryland Classic

I'm trying to get ahead of the questions that are surely coming-

BRICKYARD- Schedules were 90% complete over the weekend. Came to work today and learned that a couple of teams dropped and another was trying to get in late. I'm headed back to the drawing board for Brickyard. If your team is entered in that tournament be aware that all teams, in all divisions should expect a very long days at the park.

MARYLAND CLASSIC- There were 6 checks in the mail today from teams looking to enter a tournament. Some of them had no reference to a specific team or a specific tournament. Once I get done tracking down who these payments go to, I can try to figure out IF there is space available in the MD Classic. We're extremely tight on space there.

Thanks in advance for your patience. Schedules will be delayed a bit, but they are in process. Tim
April 14, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Costs to play in Senior Southwest Championship

If my budget is so tight that $24 (or $48 with the wife) prevents me from enjoying a trip out of town, then going out of town is probably not the best financial decision.



April 11, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Bring bat to first base

In SSUSA play the batter-runner is NOT OUT when touching 1st base with the bat in their hands.
April 9, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Wayne Gilmore Memorial- SESSION 1

MOTHER NATURE WINS....
After losing Thurs, Fri and (now) Sat, the Wayne Gilmore Memorial tournament is officially washed out. The park is closed, so no games this weekend. Tim


April 7, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Wayne Gilmore Memorial- SESSION 1

Managers,

It's raining cats & dogs and the fields are unplayable today. Under the best case scenario we'd have a delay tomorrow. For that reason, I am CANCELING all Thurs / Fri divisions of this tournament so that teams can (hopefully) get out of any rooming charges for tonight.

I will contact all managers in ths 65, 70 and 75s division tonight to talk about refunds or reschedule options. My first priority is saving you some money.

The same message was already shared with managers via text and email. Just trying to make sure everyone gets the message.



If you are playing in the Men's 40, 50, 55 or 60 division there has been NO CHANGE to your schedule. As of now, you should plan on playing ball. I will reach out to those managers if a change is required.

Tim McElroy
March 31, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MUSIC CITY

Coop and Kinder- I sent an email to managers a few days ago confirming field assignments for all divisions. I asked that they share this information with their players. Additionally, we (SSUSA) have posted field assignments to the tournament page-
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1708

Regarding schedules, they are in process. In addition to your event, I am also the guy writing schedules for Windy City and Wayne Gilmore. You'll have schedule well in advance of first pitch.

Tim McElroy
March 30, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WAYNE GILMORE

The Wayne Gilmore Memorial tournament is ABSOLUTELY still on. Schedules will be sent to managers in a few days.
March 6, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What’s the Rule

Hi MurrayW,

First, the ball is either fair or foul before it's anything else. If the runner has a foot on the bag, but is hit by the ball on some part of his body that is in foul territory it is a foul ball.
If the runner has a foot on the bag, but is hit by the ball on some part of his body that is in fair territory it is a fair ball.

You didn't specify in your scenario so I'll assume that the umpire saw that runner get hit by a batted ball in fair territory, while also in contact with 3rd base.


In SSUSA:
IF the nearest defender (3rd baseman) was standing in front of the bag / runner when this occurred, we have a LIVE BALL. This is unlikely, but possible. Result- Nobody is out. Runners advance at their own risk and the defense can make whatever plays are available to them. Why? Because the defense had an opportunity to make a play before the ball hit the runner, but for whatever reason did not.

IF the nearest defender (3rd baseman) was standing behind the bag / runner when this occurred we have a DEAD BALL. This is the more likely occurrence. Result- Batter-runner is awarded first base. All other runners advance if forced. Why? Because the defense never had an opportunity to make a play.


Hope this helps.
March 4, 2022
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Qualifiers hosted by Tim McElroy / Potomac Sports

MANAGERS IN THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION, PLEASE READ-

I am hosting a number of events again this year and the calls have already started coming in. Please be aware that my tournaments normally sell out in advance of the posted deadline. If you're serious about getting into a Potomac Sports hosted tournament, do so early. Send an email and follow up (promptly) with payment. I'll also be asking that you immediately start working with Sacramento to get your roster finalized.

MY EVENTS-
Wayne Gilmore Memorial (April 7-10)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1732

40s First Responder / Salute to Service (April 16)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1749

Maryland Classic I (April 22-24)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1750

Maryland Classic II (April 29 - May 1)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1751

Quad-State Showdown (May 20-22)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1752

Don Brooks / Crabtown Classic (June 2-5)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1706

Old Line State Showdown (June 17-19)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1753

Bert Bennett Memorial (July 15-19)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1733

40s East Coast Round Up (August 19-21)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1734

Mid-Atlantic Last Chance Qualifier (August 26-28)
https://seniorsoftball.com/?event=1707


Answers to popular questions:
Are these TOC Qualifiers? No. Playing in a Potomac Sports hosted event qualifies your team to play in the Eastern Nationals and the World Championships, but not the Original Tournament of Champions.

Can I pay you at the field? No. Teams that enter but don't pay tie up spots for teams that are also wanting to get in. I've been burned by that in the past and some teams were left out. Sorry, but you're team is officially "entered" when payment is received.

Will your 40s division make? The SSUSA 40s program in the mid-Atlantic is in great shape (thank you teams!). While other associations are struggling, we've gotten to the point where holding "40s only" weekends is required.


THANK YOU TO THE TEAMS FOR SUPPORTING MY EVENTS IN THE PAST. I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU. Tim.


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