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, Aug. 27, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid-Atlantic Last Chance

60s
1- Pill & Pill (WV)
2- JG Drywall (PA)

55s
1- High Street Bucs (MD)
2- Omega IT Services (MD)

50s
1- Central PA Caveman (PA)
2- MD Cougars (MD)

40s
1- Mid-Atlantic Elite (VA)
2- Superior / Potomac Sports (MD)

Women
1- Team Works (PA)
2- Sweet Ladies (VA)



, Aug. 23, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid Atlantic Last Chance

Complete schedules were emailed to coaches at 10:30 this morning.

If you're just looking to find out when your team starts, this will help.

9:00am
Sweet Ladies
Team Works
Cental PA Caveman
No Clue / Maryland 50+
High Street Bucs 55s
Omega IT Services
JG Drywall
Pill & Pill

10:30am
Divergent
Superior 40s
MD Cougars
AB Contracting / Nobles Paint
Premier Softball

The tournament will be completed in ONE day unless we run into inclement weather.

, Aug. 22, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid Atlantic Last Chance

The tournament is a "GO" I was traveling back from Michigan today. The schedule is just about completed. I hope to have it in the hands of all coaches by 12pm on Tuesday. With 14 teams, I am looking to complete it all on SAT, using SUN as a rain make-up day.

Tim

, Aug. 8, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Looking up past tourney attendance & results

Go to the "tournaments" page and scroll to the bottom.
In the "tournament archive" section, pick a year and then follow the the tournament that you are looking for. Most of them have team lists, tournament results, etc there.


, Aug. 8, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid-Atlantic Last Chance Tournament (Sterling, VA)

This is your "last chance" if you need to qualify players for Las Vegas.
, Aug. 8, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid-Atlantic Last Chance Tournament (Sterling, VA)


REMINDER:

Mid-Atlantic Last Chance Qualifier
Potomack Lakes Sportsplex
20280 Cascades Parkway
Sterling, VA

4 game guarantee for $400

August 25-26 * (Men's 65, 70, 75)
August 27-28 * (Men's 40, 50, 55, 60)
August 27-28 * (Women's 40, 50)

Registration, payment & roster deadline is August 15th.
Contact Senior Softball USA to get your team registered.

, June 13, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Connecticut Masters Games

SSUSA is starting to update it's Facebook page to show news and photos from events around the country.

National page
Senior Softball-USA

I recently started another that carries more of an eastern slant.

Sanior Softball USA - Eastern States

Be sure to like / follow both pages.

Tim
, June 13, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Connecticut Masters Games

60 GOLD
1) Hannington's
2) Talaga Construction
3) Cape Cod Mariners

60 AA
1) Syracuse Cyclones
2) Diamond Dawes

50 Major
1) Faddy Malone's
2) Johnny's Auto Repair
3) Hard Hat Cafe / Latella's

50 AAA
1) Roadhouse Blues
2) Chicago Sam's
3) Custom Logo


, June 6, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: CT Senior Games schedule

Message to teams that are playing in the CT Masters Games this weekend. I've written the schedule (twice actually) but we have had changes to the list of confirmed entries. We're also getting last minute requests for late starts / early starts, etc..

I am re-writing it again today / tonight with in hopes of pleasing the majority. Coaches will receive an email from me when it is done. Calls to the Sacramento office WILL NOT expedite the re-schedule process.


For now, people can expect the first games of the day to begin at 8:00am on Saturday and last games beginning at 5:00pm. Sunday will look pretty similar.

18 teams on the weekend- 9 in the 50/55 division and 9 in the 60s division.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

Tim



, June 6, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Crabtown Classic Results

Results from the Crabtown Classic (from Don Brooks)

Crabtown Results (top three)

40/50 GOLD
1 Superior/Potomac
2 Mid Atlantic
3 Team Elite

50 AAA
1 TNT
2 MD Cougars
3 Premier

55 MAJOR
1 High Street
2 Sweet Const.
3 Tri County Merchants

55 AAA
1 Beltway Bandits
2 Harford County

60 GOLD
1 Northern VA Force
2 High Street
3 Pill and Pill

65 AAA
1 Hamels
2 Spicer Properties
3 Syracuse

Thanks.........Don
, June 5, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA / SSUSA Southeast Championships

65 AAA
1) Doc Marten / Ropes Courses
2) Mid-State Seniors

60 AAA
1) Cincinnati 60s
2) Brickyard Classics

55-60 Gold
1) DT Express
2) Central IL Chiefs

50-55 Gold
1) Old Style / Windy City
2) Blue Grass




, May 31, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: which do your prefer on a 5 game guarantee?

coop3636-

I am the person that wrote the schedules for the ISA / SSUSA Southeast Championships. I thank you (and all teams) for participating in this event.

There are 2 reasons that I built them in that manner that I did.
Well, 3 actually-

1) Simplification: It is impossible to run a 3gg bracket in divisions with 4 or fewer teams.

By setting the tournament up as I did, every team in this tournament (even your 6 team division) now has the exact same format- 3 pool games into a double elimination.

My goal was to simplify things and avoid the question that was certain to come- "Why do we play this, and they play that?"


2) Fairness to all teams: Your TN Connection team requested a late start. That request, coupled with other field constraints have an impact on start times, finish times and bracket setup for every other team in the tournament. Using an alternate format would have led to extended breaks between games for some and the possibility of playing just 1 game on a particular day for another. Neither of those options would have been popular.

As constructed, every team in your division finishes their pool games at the same exact same time. Nobody has to wait around or make phone calls to obtain their next game assignment. The same logic applies in the other divisions, too.


3) Tournament Flavor: There are teams from 8 states coming to this tournament. I've had your TN Connection 55s team in other events and you have been extremely vocal about not wanting to play in small brackets, or playing against the same team multiple times in a tournament. The existing schedule puts that argument to bed before it even begins.


See you at the park-

Tim





, May 16, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Atlantic Coast Champsionship Results

Here are your top finishers from Loudoun County, VA for the weekend.
Thanks to the park staff for their efforts, and thanks to all teams during the week for their patience and understanding while we got the fields prepped, re-prepped, etc.


Women's 40
1) Motown Magic Bachelors
2) Team Works
3) Chill 40 Below

40 / 50 Gold
1) Elmwood Sports Center
2) BH Maintenance
3) Team Elite / Miken

40 / 50 Platinum
1) Team USA
2) Bryson's Pub
3) Mid-Atlantic Elite 40s

50-AAA
1) Road House
2) Team 757
3) Central PA Caveman

50-55 Silver
1) Jackson Merchants (50-AA)
2) Precision Ford (55-AAA)
3) Harford County LV

55 Platinum
1) Omega IT Services
2) Florida Auto Shade 55s
3) Scrap Iron Rocky Mountain Thunder

60 Major
1) JG Drywall
2) High Street Bucs
3) Promotion

60 Silver
1) Spring Ford
2) N. Virginia Force
3) Syracuse Cyclones
65 Platinum
1) High Street Bucs
2) Herm-Tech
3) Hamel Builders / Superior

65-AAA
1) Athletic Outlet
2) Ohio Silverados
3) Syracuse Cyclones

70-AAA
1) Bostonian Shoes
2) Ed Hamel's
3) Jersey Masters

75 Gold
1) Pittsburgh Gold
2) Hamel's
3) Bailey Talent Cavaliers


, May 1, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard results

The 2016 edition of the Brickyard Classic is officially in the books.

What a week! We had more than our share of rain at this tournament but were able to play 90% of the scheduled games. A huge thank you goes out to the park staff for getting the fields into playing shape, to the umpires who sat through a 6+ hour rain delay and to all teams for being patient while we sorted things out. Your compliments were greatly appreciated during the weekend but not necessary. You are the customer, and you deserve the service that we provided.

THANK YOU- Tim


Results from the 60 and 65-70 divisions have already been posted to the website by Dave Dowell. A summarized version of the weekend results are here for your enjoyment.

50/55 Major Plus
1) DLB
2) 50 Caliber / Dudley
3) Dave Jackson Nissan

50 Major
1) AB Contracting / Nobles
2) Gem City
3) Windy City Thunder

50 AAA
1) Steel City A's
2) Senior Dogs
3) O-50

50 AA
1) Jackson Merchants
2) All-In Softball

55 Major
1) MI Smash
2) J&J Sports
3) CPOA / N. Ohio Printing

55 Silver
1) Old Stars
2) Dayton Legends
3) Illinois Chiefs


, April 20, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Not the way to end an open inning

Earlier in that inning, player "A" hit a double into the gap and was replaced by a courtesy runner. Later that same innng, player "A" entered the game as a courtesy runner for another player.

By stepping on 1st base, player "A" violated the courtesy runner rules and was declared out. Unfortunately for him, that was the final out of the game.

Tim
, April 18, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tidewater Classic Results

60 Major
1) NoVA Force
2) Long Island Jaguars
, April 18, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tidewater Classic Results

We left the park around 6:30pm last night after an IF game and drove straight home (5 hours). Here are the results from Virginia Beach. Details are being shipped back to Sacramento today.

Thanks to all teams for participating. Cal and I enjoyed ourselves and hope that you did, too.


40 / 50 Major
1) MD Elite / Miken
2) Superior 40s / Potomac Sports

50 AAA
1) Team 757
2) Time Bandits
3) Straight Gas

55 Major
1) Woodlawn Funeral Home
2) The Bank
3) Omega QSE

55 AAA
1) Building Innovation
2) Harford County LV
3) PACS

60 AAA
1) NoVA Force
2) Long Island Jaguars
3) Talaga Masonry

55 / 60 AA
1) Longshoreman 55s
2) The Starboard / OTS 60s
3) Syracuse Cyclones 60s

65 AAA
1) Long Island Jaguars Red
2) Spicer Properties


, March 23, 2016
TimMcElroy
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Appeal Play?

No run scores.
This is not an appeal play.

Rule 8.3 C
The batter-runner is out when he fails to advance to first base and enters the team area after a batted fair ball, a base on balls or catcher's interference. EFFECT: The ball is dead, the batter-runner is out and runners cannot advance.


, Dec. 21, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 40+ team

Smitty13,

Superior 40s, based out of Frederick is looking to add a few players for the 2016. Tentative plan is to play 1 a month. Shoot me an email with your info (positions, etc).

PotomacSports1@gmail.com


, Nov. 23, 2015
TimMcElroy
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who won 55 Major and 55 AAA in Phoenix??

PAPAGO PARK RESULTS

70 AAA
1. Kinipopo Hawaii
2. Sons of Pitches

70 AA
1. Git R Done
2. Yavapai Casino

65 Major
1. Centex (6 straight wins on Thursday)
2. AZ Ancient

60 AA
1. NM Boomers
2. Stagecoach Saloon

50/55 AA
1. Tucson Buds
2. Manifest

50 AAA
1. Hawaii Five-0
2. Down & Dirty

There were 4 false statements in my original post on this topic.
I was hoping to fool everyone into believing that ahh, nevermind-


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