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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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, Aug. 22, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Why are there rules?

Agreed, Donnie ... But that's not the way the "Anonymous Keyboard Courage Brigade" operates.
, Aug. 21, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Why are there rules?

With such a multitude of detail information you have provided, it's hard to know where to begin. Maybe a tournament, a director name, even a general overview of the issue would be a starting point. Absent that, it's somewhat meaningless so far.
, Aug. 20, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Unfavorable weather conditons......

Unfavorable weather award winner for Saturday 08/20/16 goes to the NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS in Lansing ... Lost last two rounds of games at both facilities due to violent thunderstorms and a mandatory Sheriff's Dept. evacuation order for tornado sightings near the Lake Alliance Park ... Well done to all of the people who evacuated the park in a very orderly and FAST manner ... I'm fine with California earthquakes all day long over today's tornado scare ...


, Aug. 19, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 4 Teams in the 50AAA Topgun Tournament???

Nope! 54 was the max, regardless of how many were in any individual division. It wasn't a 4-team tournament. Common error, though, as a lot of players don't consider any other ages/divisions than their own!
, Aug. 19, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 4 Teams in the 50AAA Topgun Tournament???

The waiting list didn't prioritize teams by age/division, but rather the date that those teams attempted to enter. When capacity was reached, the list started. Not enough teams had a change of heart about participting to allow yours to clear the wait list. Suggest an early entry next year to improve/ensure your spot in the field. Defending champs, it seems, do not get a free pass to the front of the line for next year.
, Aug. 14, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: field assignments for worlds

Nope ... Still too early in getting a firm handle on number of entries by age/by division ... That and travel schedule conflicts will interfere for a while longer ... Terry is out of town now, and not back before I leave for Lansing (Northern's) Tuesday, then he's out again to Aurora (Rocky Mountain's) before I return ... Looks like sometime during the week of August 29th is an achievable timeline target for us to get together and hammer it out ... We'll see ...


, Aug. 13, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

OVER time, these type threads drop into page 2 oblivion.
THE thing to do is just wait it out as we
EDGE closer to the World Masters in Las Vegas, right?
, Aug. 12, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40s World

Why: Field availability (in September) and not so much so in October ... The dates for the 40-Masters have been public knowledge and published for about nine months now, so it's not exactly a "Breaking news, film at 11:00" type item ...
, Aug. 9, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: field assignments for worlds

That's funny dog! ... You're never going to let me get off the deck (and I deserve it) for that laptop stunt! ... But September 16th ?!?! ... What surprises me that you're dropping down to play 40-Masters that weekend! ... We'll publish field guesses when we have better data ... Truthfully, the vast majority of the field inquiries have very little to do with hotel choices, and a whole lot to do with simple curiosity as to where they may play ... An equally vast majority of players stay where they have in the past, regardless of playing sites and especially if they can get more favorable room rates by using their frequent player cards from that hotel/casino ...


, Aug. 9, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: field assignments for worlds

dog ... My calendar shows July 5th as only five weeks ago today ... Will post when we are reasonably sure, so criticism is minimized when things change (and they will) ...
, Aug. 2, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A Crazy Rumination!!

RIK56 ... Looks like a double forfeit, with an immediate hearing at the nearest establishment serving adult beverages ... Can't be any other more sensible and fair decision in my view ...
, July 27, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

I'm writing a tournament scheduling package a day right now (Thursday: Windy City / Friday: 10,000 Lakes / Saturday: ISA Senior Worlds / Sunday: Western's #1 / Monday: Eastern's #1 / Tuesday: Western's #2 / and Eastern's #2 in progress today) ... I'm not involved in the rating process, and trying to get out as scheduled to Raleigh on Saturday, so I'm not up to speed on its status ... Email to info@ or george@ is your best avenue of approach ...
, July 26, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fellow player needs help

Thanks, Kenny ... There are five donations to date, but that's a pretty low number ... Please do whatever you can, in any denomination, to assist "Shark" ...
, July 24, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: to SSUSA

coop3636 ... We do allow TWO out of region players (from the team's East/West side of the Mississippi River), with a catch ... The catch is that you have to play Major+ to utilize that opportunity ... We also routinely "grandfather" protect a player who moves mid-season, allowing him to remain with the former residence area team for the balance of that season ... I don't personally perceive enough potential votes on the National Rules Committee to expand that limitation ...
, July 20, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Worlds in Columbus, Ind

In the next few days ... I re-wrote Northwest (Salem) today for a late team withdrawal and have been working simultaneously on Windy City (Chicago), ISA Senior Worlds (Columbus, IN) and 10,000 Lakes (Rochester, MN), ALL of which commence on July 29th ... And then there's the Eastern and Westerns lurking in the shadows!
, July 14, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

Essentially the same answer as above: We will post when we know, which will be within a day or two following the entry deadline ... That's at the close of business next Tuesday, July 19th ... We won't likely be "guessing" prior to then ... (Omar: The irresponsibility wasn't just limited to rec. departments last time ... The anonymous-keyboard-courage crew here also influenced this little tweak in the timing)


, July 13, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

That's priceless! ... After the public arse-whuppin' I took when venues had to change, completely outside of our control, for the NorCal Championships, there's not a snow ball's chance in Sacramento in July that I'll be posting before I know ... No guessing this time, not even educated ones! .. But thanks for asking ... Hilarious!
, July 13, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: oddities @ tournament

Curt ... Looks like the group/consensus got all three right, in direct contrast to the umpire(s) ...

1. Legal courtesy runner and legal re-entry ... Good to go ...
2. Double Play ... A runner may NOT under any circumstances return to the 3B side of the commitment line without being declared out ... This is also a live ball situation ...
3. Safe at Home and run scores ... Tag on the Home side of the commitment line is an automatic "safe" call and run scored ... Ball is live, as mentioned ...

Please tell us this wasn't all in one game with the same umpire!


, July 11, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal Championships

Director is driving back from SoCal today ... Should have results posted within a day or so ...
, July 1, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

The system is simply designed to keep track of the Rating Index of all teams that the player played with. It does nothing more, but the rebuttable presumption is, regardless of age, if the player is good enough to play down at an equivalent or higher rating, that becomes his R/I number. Sounds like you need to get on the phone too in case "your friend" might be you. It's so easy to look at a specific player's history and to offer that player sound, reliable and accurate information. Just not here in the Message Board jungle! Happy July 4th Holiday weekend.
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