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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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July 28, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Salem Results

That's pretty good stuff, HB! ... I'll see what showed up in Sacramento when we get back from the Eastern National's here in Loudoun County, VA sometime late next week ... We're going spend a few days with one of our sons and his family after the tournament ... They've got a couple of our grandkids and live only about 15 minutes from the Potomack Lakes Sportsplex, so we're not going to miss the chance! ... Life is good! ...


July 27, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How to call a tag play when view is obstructed

B.J. ... He's apparently a neighbor of yours in FL and was last registered with SSUSA on a 70-AAA team in 2014 ...
July 26, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Midwest Championships Rogers, AR

creins and Parman ... Just for the record and public disclosure, the reason SSUSA relocated the Midwest Championships from Shawnee (KS) to Rogers (AR) had EVERYTHING to do with what Shawnee did to give away our traditional dates to a youth tournament promoter and NOTHING to do with SSUSA voluntarily wanting that to happen ... There will need to be some major fence-mending and binding assurances from Shawnee before we would consider risking going back ...
July 26, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 60s Vegas Sept. 17 - 19

Then he would be eligible to attend with that "different team" (only) if they participate ...
July 22, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call?

AGREED
July 21, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question about Brambleton, VA fields

No problem at all Reid, but help me out here, please ... "..to[o] far.." for what? ... We've played for years at this complex, back in the Atlantic Coast Championships days and now the Eastern National's ... And all of the sudden, the complaining ratchets up to hilarious levels ... One guy has actually called our office THREE times this week, seemingly trying to sound like someone different each time ... But Caller ID doesn't lie! ... So, what's changed? ... And more important, since a random complaint without a logical remedy is a waste of everyone's time, your suggested solution is: ______________ ... I'll be at all three of the facilities each day ... Let me know what YOU would do ... Thanks!


July 21, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Revisions

Stick1 ... Try to load the file for display ... If it has 14 teams in the 50-AAA, you've got the correct version ... If it still shows 15 teams, tap the "F5" key on your PC, or right click on the file and see if you have the choice to "reload" or "refresh" ... If that doesn't do it, I suggest the approach I use: Ask one of your grandkids to fix it for you ... That seems to work every time ...
July 21, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question about Brambleton, VA fields

That's some funny stuff, Reid, for a guy who doesn't have a dog in this fight ... So long as we're fortunate enough to have the use of the outstanding Loudoun County facilities, and unless and until newer softball complexes come online, Brambleton is going to be in the mix with Phillip A. Bolen and Potomack Lakes on a rotating basis every year ... If you haven't played at a given site in a couple of years, you're due! ... Good luck! ...


July 21, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Revisions

Same place the original DRAFT schedules and brackets ... You may have to "refresh" your download to see the most recent version (dated 07/20/2021) ...
July 20, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question about Brambleton, VA fields

The published dimensions are general and do not reflect the actual distance from home plate to the base of the outfield fences ... Those dimensions are:

#: LF / LC / CF / RC / RF) ...
#3: 318/360/375/360/320
#4: 320/365/375/365/323
#5: 324/364/376/362/320
#6: 319/361/372/359/318

Good luck! ...

P.S. - Reid ... I would have put the 55-Major+ there, too, if the geometry of the field allocations had permitted it ... All that fit for your group was Potomack Lakes ... Maybe next year! ... See you there! ...


July 20, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question about Brambleton, VA fields

You are operating on a false presumption/rumor as it relates to 400' (I have worked at that facility as a Director in the past and also had a similar conversation with a 50-Major player on this very topic yesterday) ... There are NO fence distances at 400' on ANY of the four softball fields at Brambleton ... And to quell another false rumor, they are NOT baseball fields, either ... The Fields run from around 320' at the foul lines to around 370' ‌in straight-away center field ... They are an "egg shape" configuration ... There is no need for temporary fencing (even if it were available) ... Good luck! ...


July 20, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Salem Results

"Ever" is one day since the event ended ...I'm told the "Director's Pony Express" car caravan will be arriving in Sacramento today with paperwork, presumably including scoring sheets ... Should be shortly ... Thanks ...
July 19, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: YOUNGEST AGE OF PLAYERS IN 75s AGE GROUP AND OR 80s

There is not a relevant rule like these for age 65+ division teams ... Most likely, the person who told you that is referring to either a [1] recreation tournament where no results count as a qualifier for the teams or [2] the team is playing "exhibition", which is the other non-qualifier option ... Good luck!


July 19, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For Dave

Of course you're making the first "What have I done for you next" inquiry! ... The 60+ group starts on September 16th ... It'll be sometime prior to then! ... In the meantime, you can plan on Clark County, NV ... [grins] ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Western States Championships

OK, we made it a bit easier for the reading challenged to understand! ... Hope this works for you now ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Western States Championships

How about you click on the link for TOURNAMENT RESULTS on the tournament page for that event before spouting off? ... Geeeeezzzzzz ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: YOUNGEST AGE OF PLAYERS IN 75s AGE GROUP AND OR 80s

MR. ED ... Here are the relevant Rulebook provisions (on pages 66-67) that should answer your questions ...
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ß13.2(4) ē AGE ELIGIBILITY AND GROUPING
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B. Menís 75+, 80+ and 85+ team roster composition age exceptions:
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1. Men's 75+ age division teams may draw up to five underage players, all of whom must be 74 year olds.
2. Menís 80+ age division teams may draw up to seven players aged 78 or 79, including not more than three 78 year olds.
3. Men's 85+ age division teams may draw up to ten players aged 83 or 84, including not more than five 83 year olds.
__________


July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How to call a tag play when view is obstructed

It's not an "attitude" at all, franjan ... It's more accurately characterized as a well-founded Tournament Director philosophy developed over the past couple of decades ... Simply, an umpire who "guesses on calls he didn't see" is highly likely to result in the Director (that would be me) having a largely indefensible problem that's not of my own causation ... Thanks ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How to call a tag play when view is obstructed

This just a single honest opinion (mine), but you are destined to have a major confrontational occurrence if you employ a "guess method" on faking a call you didn't see ... It's not a matter of "if" that unfortunate confrontation will happen, the only question remains "how soon" it will ... Good luck ... I suspect you're going to need it ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Western States Championships

That depends on when/if T.D. Rick decides to do so ... Historically, he's not been a Message Board participant, so he may not even see your inquiry! ...
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