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, Nov. 12, 2013
Chief144
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: finding results of tournies

Well, it didn't take long before people started complaining about results being posted. I don't know how much you know about running a tournament with 132 teams, all of the coaches, players, etc. If you did, you might understand why the results don't get posted right away.
Most of the time there is 1 TD at each site and he is busy answering questions from coaches, players, wives, and even umpires. They work long hours, not just the 2 games you show up to play, which most likely are on time and you don't even realize the TD is there!
I am sure SSUSA would be glad to take your suggestion about having someone at each venue to post scores on the iPad you have provided and will pay their expenses for the tournament.
The results are usually posted within 2 weeks of the event. Sometimes when you have two tournaments back to back, across the country, it might take a little longer.
Just relax, play some softball, have fun, and Bless the Lord that you are still able to play this game!
Just my opinion!
, Oct. 29, 2013
Chief144
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: TRIPLE PLAY 70's

Contact Dee DeWitt @ deedenny13@sbcglobal.net. He is the coach.
Phone: Cell 559-908-5933 or home 559-434-9073
, Sept. 30, 2013
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40's and 50's session #3

Ok, here we go again! SSUSA publishes the play dates for each age group when they post the master schedule. Then, most of the time, we get a "tentative" list of where that age group "may" play a few weeks in advance. If our age group, 65M is scheduled to play Mon - Thur, we assume we will be playing an early game on the 1st day. That way you are all there no matter what time you may play. If you gat a later start time, good for your team, sleep in or find a place to bat. I always tell our team that since we will be in the championship and/or the "if" game, don't plan on leaving before 5pm on the last day. That way EVERYONE knows how to schedule travel, hotels, etc. this process has worked for us for over 10 years playing 60s - 65s. I know it is harder on the younger age groups because of work, etc. However, I would want my team here, ready to play early on the 1st day. That way if some travel problems arise, no problem, you have some extra time to get everyone to the tournament, ready to play.
AND BESIDES ALL OF THAT, IT IS NO EASY TASK TO DEVELOP A SCHEDULE FOR 485 TEAMS!
Thanks and have fun in Vegas!!!

, Sept. 19, 2013
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Schedule

Read deal needs to get "real"!! If you are waiting until the schedule comes out to make plans, you are the one to blame! You have a great idea of where you are going to be playing, hotels have listed how far away each park is and Dave does everything he can not to change where you are playing. He has no control over that until all the entries are received and team have stopped dropping, etc.
Looks like you are a 60 team, you have to be there ready to,play on Friday at 8am & plan on leaving after 5pm on Sun. If you can't plan your teams schedule from that info, I don't think anyone can help!!!!!
, July 29, 2013
Chief144
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: world championship

What level are u playing at now? Are you playing at the western Nationals?
I manage a 65M team in Ca and would like to hear from you..
chief144@comcast.net

Thanks,
, July 25, 2013
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Took one off the chest pitching BP

We NEVER take batting practice with out a screen! We hand some close calls a few years ago and we got a screen that travels with us no matter what. Every team should have one, no questions asked.
, June 4, 2013
Chief144
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for a Team

Are you looking for a 60 team or can you play 65s?

, May 26, 2013
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: VEGAS a month ago vs Reno this weekend

I don't think Dave has to explain to anyone why the scores for LV have not been posted. He does a great job getting the results posted. Sometimes events come one on top of each other and time does not allow posting results. You complain that the schedules are not out soon enough, you complain that you don't know where you are going to be playing, you complain that the results are not posted, etc! WHAT DO YOU WANT?
LV had 10+ complexes that were being used, Reno has basically 3 complexes and most games being at Golden Eagle. Very easy to post results as they occur.
Maybe one of you would like to volunteer your time, travel, expenses to travel to each tournament and do NOTHING else but post results!
Until then, PLAY SOFTBALL!!!
, April 12, 2013
Chief144
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Champs Sites

I know the deadline just passed, Apr 9th, but any "tentative" playing sites?

Thanks!
, April 10, 2013
Chief144
Topic: Associations
Discussion: IT IS A GOOD DAY

THANKS,

US AIR FORCE/AIR NATIONAL GUARD - 1965 - 2004 - RETIRED
WIFE: US AIR FORCE - 1976 - PRESENT
SON: US AIR FORCE - 1996 - PRESENT
SON: US AIR FORCE - 1996 - 2008

PROUD TO SERVE!
, Jan. 1, 2013
Chief144
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: More 1-1 Count Talk

Where can you find the survey? I have been out of "range" and did not see/receive the survey.
Thanks
, Sept. 30, 2012
Chief144
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Tourn. Updates

#6, maybe you could call your team could call or MAYBE you should call them!!!
, Aug. 24, 2012
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Worlds Roster rules

You have to use a "qualifying" roster. You can only add players if you drop to 11 players or below.
Contact George at SSUSA for more info.
, Aug. 20, 2012
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Worlds Roster rules

Game On sends their condolences to Dave, Fran, and family on the passing of Dave's Dad.

Our prayers are with you and the Family.

Win Downing
Game On 65's


, Aug. 20, 2012
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Results from NCSSA Championships?

Game On won the 60/65 GG division - ranks 48-53 - 5-1 record
, May 6, 2012
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno 60 & 65 teams

Game On 65 Major will be there!
, May 6, 2012
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno 60 & 65 teams

Game On 65 Major will be there!
, March 18, 2012
Chief144
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mesquite or should I say St George!!!!!

I believe the playing sites were posted at least 30 days ago. If you look on the Msg board you can already see where you will be playing in Reno. That is not until Jun, so that should give you time to find a room! Yes, it says it is "tentative" playing sites, but I have yet to see them change.
Don't blame someone else for your failure to get the info in a timely manner!

, Dec. 2, 2011
Chief144
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds results...

Dave,
forget my email, I reloaded the page and there they were!

Win
, Aug. 16, 2011
Chief144
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cal Cup

While we all wish more teams had made the trip because this was an excellent tournament. The fields were better than some in the TOC and between each game they were raked, chalked, and most times watered! Great job by the grounds crew!!

The umpires were consistent and it was great to have 2 for all the bracket games. We were handed our rewards after the Champ game as is always done. I can only think that something else was going on with the Director for them not to be done.

Since I am from Fresno and played both 65s & 60s, I hope the Cal Cup returns next year. I think most of the teams enjoyed playing here!
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