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Shelby Simmons

Location:
Orlando, FL

Division:
Men's 60

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, Oct. 3, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SPA WORLD SERIES -- JACKSONVILLE, FL

Any 65 Major teams planning on attending the Jacksonville event?

Senior Moments 65 will attend if some other teams will be there also.

, Sept. 26, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: player eligibility

Speaking of TOC.
What is the rule for players that SSUSA registration ID expires at the end of 2012? Since they were playing on 2012 ID when they qualified, will they still be eligible to play?
, Sept. 24, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament in Panama City, October 19-21

Tom:
Our Senior Moments 65 team is in a holding pattern. Several of our players are moving to the 70's, including me. The 65's are looking for a manager and their plans now only include the SPA World Series in Jacksonville and the SSUSA Tournament of Champions in February.

We wish we could attend Pensacola and Panama City. We really enjoy the friendship and sportsmanship of the Panhandle Hitmen. Not to mention the competitive games. Maybe we will see you in Jax and Florida.

Good luck in Las Vegas,
Shelby
, July 9, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOURNAMENT WINNER AUTO MOVEUP

Anyone like to share their opinion on the "auto moveup" rule for winning a national event?

As with most any title, winners should get a chance to defend their title. Most of
the tournament winners could just have easily finished 2-3 spots lower.

What is wrong with allowing a team to defend their title? There are already limits
to how many upper division players they can add and remain the same class.

Just asking?
, May 9, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brickyard

Although Senior Moments did not attend this tournament, it is an issue that effects all senior teams.

For instance, the Disney Complex in Florida wil charge players $5-$10
per day to play in their events. We live in Florida and will not pay to play in a Disney event. They have already received an entry fee of $400-$600 per team.

It is Senior Moments team policy that we will not play in an event that charges a gate fee for players or family. The money for travel expense our money donated to the local economy when we are in their town should offset any gate fees. Why pay additional fees to play?

It should be the sponsoring group responsibily to negotiate the player / family gate charges.

The age level for gate charges should not be a factor in any event
that you have paid an entry registration. No players or family should
pay.
, May 4, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Website

John
I registered for the site, but cannot access the forum. Received confirmation. Please call me. Senior Moments Softball, Shelby Simmons 407-257-5522
, March 23, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee

Ed -- Thank you for your assistance with the challenge I had with a Reebok bat. I returned it 10 days ago and recieved a replacement yesterday.
Shelby Simmons
, March 12, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Looking For Senior Melee

Bobby

If you are looking for a Reebok, Ed Andrews is the person to get it.
Shelby
, Feb. 28, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Who is going to Montgomery,Ala.

Senior Moments 65, Major will be in Montgomery.
, Feb. 27, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Got a empty box in the mail

Dissapearing bat located! The bat was found at a UPS terminal and luckily I had the serial number photoed and could identify the bat.

Still wonder how the bat came out of the box. Package was sealed with brown tape and it had clear tape over the brown tape on the box when delivered. I ship many bats I do know how to tape a box. I am sure it was just an accident.

Doesn't matter now, the bat is on the way back to Florida, Zman refunded, and the bat will find another happy owner.

Zman said he has located another bat, more money though. I must have sold my bat too cheap.
, Feb. 23, 2012
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Got a empty box in the mail

I am sure Zman will post that his Empty Box problem has been handled. Filed claim with UPS and refunded within 5 minutes of hearing of the missing contents in the box. If anyone can help Zman with an Ultra II 28, with ASA stamps, please inform him.

Shelby
, Nov. 11, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2012 Tournament Entry Fee Increase

Brett: We can now factor in the cost of softballs at 2012 tournaments. Winter National teams received (6) new balls for the tournament and if they needed additional balls, the cost was $5.00 each ($60 a dozen).
, Oct. 13, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 teams @ Myrtle Beach tournament this month

Don

Do you have a list of the 65 teams?

Shelby Simmons
Senior Moments Softball
, Aug. 19, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 65 age playing in 60 division

It seems that there is a differce in eligibility between SSUSA and SPA as to playing in two age divisions. My questions is:

Is a player allowed to play on a 65 AAA and a 60 Major team?

Example: Played in a National event with 60 Major and has already qualified for nationals with a 65 AAA team. Can the player play still play with the 65 AAA?
, Aug. 2, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: AA and AAA teams in Dalton, Ga. in September

Senior Moments 65 AAA will be in Dalton.
, July 22, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HSA CHAMPTIONSHIPS CHATTANOOGA

The dates are August 11-13 and the games will be at the new Summit Complex.
, July 21, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HSA CHAMPTIONSHIPS CHATTANOOGA

If you are going to the Heartland Softball Association (HSA) tournament in Chattanooga in August, please respond.

Senior Moments 60 AAA and Senior Moments 65 AAA will be there.

Shelby
, June 21, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: When is an equalizer not equal???

Bruce -- Senior Moments 65's decided to withdraw when the schedule was released on Monday before our travel day of Thursday and there were only 12 teams entered. (no refund, but we got a FREE ($500) bat for being one of the first 20 teams entered.

After reviewing the schedule, there were 14 of 18 seeding games schedluled with "equalizers". Our bracket play would include a 75+ team with a double equalizer. It was not worth the $400 to $600 per player in expenses to attend such an event.

This type of event does not benefit anyone or promote senior softball. Sometimes is is better to "cut your loses" and cancel an event. We made the decision to not attend, costing us our $500 entry fee , but we will remember it when planning our tournament attendance in the future.
, June 16, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Option to withdraw????

Bruce -- The Aiken registration deadline was extended a week and a free Combat bat was used as an incentive to enter. I attempted to get information about which teams would be attending and no one would inform me.

The schedule was released 5 days before the start of the tournament. Reviewing the list of 12 total teams it indicated that there were 4 symbols denoting "equalizer" games. This meant 14 of the 18 seeding games were playing with an "equalizer". All brackets would be using an "equalizer" in bracket play except the 70 Major Plus. What kind of tournament competition is this?

Senior Moments 65 decided to withdraw for "competition" and "economic" reasons. While I wholly disagree with the SSUSA refund policy, it became evident we could save each player $400-$600 by withdrawing and not playing a 75 age group team.

I feel that communication between the Tournament Directors and the teams would benefit everyone. Why not release a list of teams 2 weeks before the tournament date and allow teams to spend their money wisely? My suggestion would be to allow teams to withdraw if their bracket play did not have a minimum of 4 teams of the same class in their bracket.

The fact is, with the current refund policy, the TD makes more money when a team withdraws.

I wish all the teams that are playing the best.
, May 17, 2011
Senior Moments
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pensacola

Bruce -- The Pensacola scheduling was not the best in many ways, late games on Sunday for the 50-60 Divisions being just one of them.
#1 -- Pensacola's first attempt at playing the "play-back" 5 game guarantee.
#2 -- Teams still playing after their 5 game guarantee and 2 bracket loses.
#3 -- Directors were under the impression that it was a "triple" elimination format until it was pointed out that the brackets were incorrect.
#4 -- Fields were empty while teams were sitting and waiting to play. (No Umpires)
#5 -- Teams playing down 2 brackets and getting the 5 run equalizer
Example: 70 Major Plus played 65 AAA and received the equalizer, plus 11 defensive players.

I hope Mike and the Pensacola hosts will review this tournament and learn from it. I enjoy playing in Pensacola and this will not deter us from returning.

Senior Moments Softball
Shelby Simmons
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