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Dave Dowell

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Sacramento, CA

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Men's 65

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, Nov. 22, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: WORTH WICKED REVIEW

I thought it was hilarious ... A classic "Gary being Gary" post ...
, Nov. 20, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds Men's 50 AAA final results

TD Tom ... The ONLY automatic move-ups occur for winners of the LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters, the SPA Nationals and the ISA Senior Worlds ... The recently concluded Winter Nationals's and Winter World's do NOT result in an automatic rating change upward for Champions ... However, there may be teams who won and may be re-rated, but those will be carefully considered moves and not "automatic" ... There will also be teams that will be re-rated downward based on their performance in those two events ...

CV3 ... ALL scores and bracket results for Phoenix are online ... Same as suggested for Vinny: You may have to refresh your download(s) ... If you were able to "see" the pre-tournament schedules, you should be able to see the same files filled in post-tournament ...


, Nov. 20, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds Men's 50 AAA final results

Vinny ... Suggest you refresh your download(s) ... Both data files are present and complete on both my laptop and phone views ...
, Nov. 20, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds Men's 50 AAA final results

If anyone is curious about other divisions of play, all scores and bracket results are available from the links on the event Tournament Page ...
, Nov. 20, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

markster13 ... You read it right ... The Rules Committee meets after the Winter National's/World's, so it's a bit of a timing difference ... The key thing is that the one-year trial is done and it's back to the convention and Rules Committee next week ...
, Nov. 19, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

titanhd ... Not sure which tourney you observed without a 7-inning game in the 40's, but I had a different experience at the World Masters Championships in Las Vegas last month ... I was the Field Director for the 18-team 40-AAA division that played 58 games in the tournament at BLD ... All 58 games reached at least the 7th inning, a few went extra innings, and the entire tournament was at or ahead of schedule all three days playing "1-1/NO waste foul" ...

You are right on the money with your recitation of the things that result in wasted time, leading to lesser innings played ...


, Nov. 18, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

marcster ... The "1-1/no waste foul" trial for the 40-Masters divisions was a one-year trial that began after the Annual Rules Committee sessions last fall ... The Phoenix tournament concludes that one year period known as "2017" ... The topic will be on the Rules Committee agenda later this month for decisions on retention for the 40-Masters and potential expansion to other age groups ...
, Nov. 17, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: PAPAGO PARK updates

All Session #1 scores and bracket results are online
, Nov. 13, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: bats on playing field

grayhitter59 ... The on-deck-batter was also to blame here and contributed to the problem ... He's limited to only two warm-up bats and, by your hypothetical, it appears he may have been attempting a Guinness Book record for "most bats carried into the on-deck-circle for no apparent reason" category ... Just kidding (sorta)!
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SSUSA Rulebook 7.2 C. The on-deck batter may loosen up with no more than two official softball bats, an approved warm-up bat, or a combination not to exceed two.


, Nov. 12, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Annual Meeting

curveball ... The convention site (normally) alternates East/West to match the national geographic range of team participation ... This is an "East" year ... Next year will be "West", like last year was ... The location is determined at the current meeting for the following year by the officers of the SSUSA and ISA, our affiliated association, for this joint convention ... The two associations hold separate independent rules committee sessions ...
, Nov. 11, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Jawood (and RIK56 and r4pitch) ... When the National Rules Committee instituted the trial run with the 40-Masters this past season for the "1-1" count, it was structured to be consistent with other associations that employ it ... That means "1-1 count with no waste foul") ... Just to let you know so you're being careful what you ask for! ... It will undoubtedly be on the Committee Agenda in some form(s) later this month ...
, Nov. 11, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Brett ... The four-day format is solely in response to resolving issues of overall games demand vs. field/game slot availability, as impacted unfavorably by local league restrictions ... The sessions will be four days for all except Session #3, the Men's 40+ Masters and all Women's Divisions ... The dates by session are detailed above and on the tournament page ... Our intention is to NOT start bracket play on Day 1, which requires many teams to play early and not know for several hours while pool play concludes whether or not they are playing that evening, too ... We don't anticipate a disproportionate number of teams being eliminated on Friday ... Hotel utilization was not a factor in reaching this overall format structure change decision ... Good luck on the poker tables ...

Bill ... There will be a 2018 SoCal Championships, but that one, and a couple others, are still being negotiated as to location(s) and specific dates ... The 2018 Tournament schedule is an evolving process ... Our target date for release was mid-December, so we're still a bit ahead of that timeline for most major events ... Check the master tournaments page occasionally for updates ...


, Nov. 9, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scores

Fred ... The Naples director was the only one who sent his scores into Home Office, and only for Tuesday ...
, Nov. 9, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

HAT MAN YES
, Nov. 9, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Vinny ... Your thread got hijacked (what a surprise!) ... Here are some quick hitters for you based on my experience of scheduling and working as a Director at this event for over a decade ... Field assignments are not an issue ... The St. George facilities are as good as any dirt/grass fields in the country ... The Canyons Complex is seven fields in a spectacular "Chamber of Commerce Postcard" setting ... The Fields at Little Valley complex is also an exceptional four-field complex ... I always worked in St. George and stayed in Mesquite at the HQ hotel (CasaBlanca) because accommodations are generally cheaper in Mesquite, there is "more to do" in NV as compared to UT, and I love the scenic 40-minute or so drive through the Virgin River Gorge ... There are two three-field facilities in Mesquite, and both of them have two 300' softball and one 340 youth baseball fields ... Historically, it's been a well attended and fun event for the Spring ... Hope to see you there ...


, Nov. 7, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Coming soon to a Senior tournament near you

Mike ... With your kind of a positive attitude, failing to at least contact you would likely be unwise! ... Good luck! ...
, Nov. 1, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Discrepancy

It did until this morning ... Technical review was this morning since they weren't available last night when the DRAFT versions were posted for Session #2 ... That and three other typo corrections were made in other divisions ... You may have to refresh your download since the file names were not changed ...
, Nov. 1, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Discrepancy

There are TWO 60-AA teams, Glory Daze 60 (KY) and Texas Legends 60's ... The 60's RATING page of this website also has both teams as 60-AA ... This is exactly as is presented in the Format: section of the schedule regarding which teams play in which finals ... At the risk of being Captain Obvious, it usually requires exactly two teams to play a Best 2 of 3 Championship series! ... The first 10 teams listed, including Ted Todd Insurance (FL), are all in the 60-AAA 3GG bracket, which shouldn't come as a big surprise as to their AAA rating either ... This is funny stuff! ...


, Nov. 1, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Discrepancy

yerwombat ... We think not ... On Friday, the 60-AAA are playing a two-game round robin to seed their Three-game-guarantee bracket commencing Saturday morning ... Also on Friday, the two 60-AA's are playing three games within that 60-AAA seeding pool before they play their Best 2 of 3 Championship Series on Saturday ...

The 60-AA games are structured for two-break-one at 10:00 and 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM, so no conflicts there ...
The 60-AAA's play either back-to-back or one-break-one, so no conflicts there ...
No 60-AAA team plays both 60-AA's, so we're good to go there ...
No 60-AAA plays the same team twice, so we're good to go there ...
The Divisions are playing at Lee County as we proposed in July, so we're all good there ...

So maybe your "discrepancy" is more accurately characterized as "deficient comprehension" of the underlying scheduling philosophy for this combined division? ... That's the only remaining option ...


, Nov. 1, 2017
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds Phoenix

Also forgot to list 70-Major+ (one team - Omen 70) playing with 65-Major at Papago Park ...
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