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Dave Dowell

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Sacramento, CA

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Men's 65

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April 25, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Screamer5

Jon44 ... I was the lead Field Director at Big League Dreams from Thursday (last day of Session #1) through Sunday and supervised 162 games of play ... The "tally" of games going the full 7-inning format was 162-0 ... There were NO complaints made to me about the 1-1 count when it was employed during the second session ... This is the sort of data that is relevant as we get to late November and the National Rules Committee convenes their 2018 sessions ...


April 25, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Stealing other teams Softballs

WCM#00 ... That's partially correct (and no feeling of questioning authority here/fair observations all around) ... We supply the first half-dozen to the teams, and a "freebie" for each game after a team has played six ... The rule really just requires teams to feed the opposing pitcher (through the umpire) with the official tourney softballs they are going to hit ... The rule authorizes teams to buy balls if they don't want to retrieve them ... It's a simple "you hit 'em, you git 'em" program, unless you prefer to buy ...

What we don't do, is act like this is a golf driving range with buckets of balls for teams to pound into the next county without regard to cost ... The rule is simply intended to provide an incentive to retrieve ... That being said, stealing another teams softballs is NEVER acceptable, period ...


April 25, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Stealing other teams Softballs

mad dog ... You appear to be mentioning an often-ignored rulebook provision that's been in the book for decades ... Thanks for the public reminder ...

9.5 RETRIEVING HOME RUN SOFTBALLS
Each team shall be required to retrieve its home run softballs. The softball shall be retrieved in a prompt manner and returned to the umpire...


April 25, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Does anyone know the results of 60 Major at the SW Championships

No need for continued abuse of the equine corpse ... Full scoring reports coming to an internet device near you later today or tomorrow ...

1. Sin City Softball (NV)
2. Top Gun Elite (CA)
3. Wongs (CA)
4. Southwest Bandits (AZ)


April 25, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SW Championships

1. Elite/Dudley 55 (AZ)
2. CornerStone (OR)
3. Sommerville Softball 55 (CA)
4. SoCal 55 (CA)

There's a "model of sportsmanship" back-story on this one ... Kudos to Sommerville Softball in a total class act for the good of the game ...


April 25, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what happens when.

Excellent! ... They're pretty sharp on that stuff ...
April 24, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner's right to the base

TS5 ... There simply are some plays where, by definition, the umpire's approval rating is going to be exactly 50%, no more, no less ... This is one of them ... You and B.J. have it stated correctly (as do a few others) ...
April 24, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: what happens when.

Hi Manny ... Please call the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal Left Coast business hours to discuss ... Be prepared to talk about the specific teams in the mix and one of our eligibility specialists can advise you about your options ... The last time we tried this here, we ended up with (what felt like) a 100-message thread of cyclical redundancy ... Thanks!
April 17, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA TOURNEY

LVSSA administered that event, but they are more than a little busy this week with the LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships ... Poor timing with your question if you're wanting an immediate reply, but maybe someone from LVSSA can get back to you next week ...
April 17, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WHY NO LORENZI FOR SW CHAMPIONSHIPS

FOFO ... It's not VERY possible you read it wrong, it's an absolute CERTAINTY this time! ... Lorenzi has a full complement of games scheduled with 24 teams playing there over three days ... There are 14 teams in the 55-AAA/AA division, five in the 60-Major+ and five in the Women's 40-AA/50-Major combined group ... Feel free any time to take a peek at the Master Planning Grid for the tournament ... It's shows every game at every facility for every team and can be rather informative ... Carry on with your rant!
April 17, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count and new ball

Mark, we have a lot of very talented pitchers across all age groups ... mad dog is certainly one of them ... "Monkey Joe" Bush frustrated batters and umpires for years in the northeast with up/down, left/right, short/deep ... Joe "einstein" Rinaldi could be un-hittable at times ... I watched Mike Clary lose a perfect game with two outs in the bottom of the 7th via an error, to settle for a no-hitter, in a 40-Masters game ... The better pitchers will do just fine, as will anyone who puts in the practice to improve ... The "1-1 count" implementation at 60's and younger seems (so far) to be working to maximize innings played in the allotted time and the competitive nature of the games hasn't declined in our view ...


April 15, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament brackets

riada ekim ... Here's the general advice we give over the phone ... "..Plan your travel as though you will be playing in the first game on the first day, typically at 8:00 AM, and will be fortunate to win the "If" game on the last day, typically scheduled for 3:30 PM, but sometimes a bit later due to Championship Day schedule slippage.." ... That travel approach works every time and you won't miss a game ... Any other arrival/departure maneuvering is at the traveler's risk ...
April 14, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 Tidewater Classic

titanhd ... Yes, and they still are ... They are playing straight up with the 55-Major in the 55/60-Platinum division ... They are the "60" part of the 55/60 division title ...
April 14, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament brackets

No worries, Dave ... You remain one of the "good guys" here! ... It's a moot point anyways, the schedules are posted ... Just as background, the "general rule" is that we have a three-week entry deadline lead time for events where we expect more than 100 teams, and two weeks for less than that threshold ... That extra week is much more important for the eligibility and roster-check people than for me, but until they finish, I don't have a completely accurate divisional rating breakout upon which to proceed ...


April 14, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament brackets

Thanks, PoolShark ... It was a three-week entry deadline lead-time for the Southwest, but only about 11 days for Tidewater ... We extended the original Tidewater deadline to allow teams that had intended to play in the canceled Frederick, MD, event to come to Virginia Beach (and a few did) ... Point noted, but it still comes back to the "WANT" vs. "NEED" to know problem! ... Six vs. seven days lead time is a difference without a distinction ...


April 14, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament brackets

missouridave ... I miss the good old days where the seeding schedules and brackets were handed out at the Manager Meeting the evening before the event began! ... Times have changed for sure, with this internet thing that's likely to stick around a while! ... But in this case, an anonymous rant for publishing six rather than seven days in advance perfectly illustrates the "WANT" vs. "NEED" to know argument ... It was a free cheap shot, and he took it, despite another thread on this topic where a courteous request was met with an informative response ... Carry on!


April 13, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament brackets

Here's an update for you big (?) unit ... There are two games at 9:00 AM in the 60-Silver (AAA/AA) division on Friday at the Tidewater ... Nobody else plays before 10:30 AM ... Come on down Friday morning and join the festivities ... Will likely publish sometime tomorrow (Saturday) .. The Master Plan is complete and the detail schedules are in preparation ... I do these in the chronological order the tournaments start ... Finished up documentation, rosters and shipping to Las Vegas mid-afternoon today and am on to VB ... A couple of other possibly relevant observations, then (maybe) I'll get back to it this evening ... You appear to have some difficulty distinguishing between when you WANT something as opposed to when you may actually NEED it ... And we DO wonder on occasion why ISSA tournaments aren't a lot larger than 120 ... We have five that are above 175 annually, three of those are over 200, one of which was 612 teams last year ... [shrug] ...


April 13, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 Tidewater Classic

You're right OVBALL ... The Southwest is a monster event, and Session #2 was LARGER than three of the four sessions at last year's World Masters ... I think I've earned the balance of the afternoon off! ... Will get back to it tomorrow ... Happy Friday the 13th! ...
April 13, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 Tidewater Classic

Soon ... Defined as hopefully today (Friday) ... Have about another hour in wrapping up Las Vegas 230-team event and loading that truck, and Tidewater is next ... Master Plan has been written, will complete detail schedules and publish shortly thereafter .. You mentioned Wednesday, so if you're playing in Session 1, games begin at 9:00 AM on the Green Quad and run through 3:00 pm starts ... All teams will play three on Wednesday, with brackets on Thursday ... Good luck!
April 13, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas - 55 Major Tournament Draft

That's hilarious, bogie ... In my best dreams, I don't hit the ball like you do! ... Thanks!
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