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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 70

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Jan. 15, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Zealand tour

Please call the office sometime next week to inquire ... There may not be a real sense of urgency yet with summer of 2023 about a year and a half away ... Thanks ...
Jan. 15, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

sdc ... Who do you play with? ... Maybe I can get a word to the Ratings Committee to accelerate notifying you of your rating bump ... Thanks!
Jan. 11, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Apps for softball scorekeeping 11 position tournament competition

No personal experience/opinion on it, but you may want to take a look at iScore Baseball/Softball ... It's an Android/iPad/iPhone app designed (in their words) ".. for all those who want to easily track a baseball/softball game. You can create a new match and start to jot down the scores, no matter if it's a pro or an amateur game.." ... Website: http://iscoresports.com/ .. Good luck!
Jan. 10, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 60 MAJOR DIVISION FIELDS FOR VEGAS WORLDS

That's funny stuff, Bert ... Since the St. George facilities are NOT available to us for Session 1 (the Men's 60's), there wasn't any need to draw straws of any length ... ALL 60's are playing in Mesquite because that's simply preferable to the alternative of not playing at all ...

As for the fencing issue, no temporary short fencing is allowed at Hunter Park #3 because of the prohibition against driving stakes into the artificial turf sub-surface ... We have, way back when, occasionally put up snow fencing at Pioneer Park #3, but it's been awhile and the fencing was owned by a private third party who wasn't SSUSA or the City of Mesquite ... I'll do my best to minimize games on the respective Fields #3 and balance them across divisions, but it's unreasonable to expect that the Session 1 can be scheduled on just two fields at both parks ... Good luck!


Jan. 10, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

H ... Yes, they may ... That would be their only logical option because the 55-AAA guys are not old enough to play 60's ...
Jan. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

H ... "ACTUAL history" = The current Season and two (2) previous complete Seasons ... If the player is 70+ or more senior, it's the current Season and the immediately preceding single full Season ...
Jan. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

Yes ... And it's hard to over-emphasize the importance of calling ahead to Sacramento and having them confirm the guy's ACTUAL history ... Take your hypothetical for the pending initial appearance on 55-M Team "A" and add just one factual circumstance: The guy never told that 55-M Team "A" manager OR his 60-AAA manager that he also played for my 55-M "Dave's Dummies" team in a random qualifier ... So, when he plays for 55-M Team "A", he [1] doesn't have a valid release to do so and [2] he's now DQ'd from 60-AAA for the balance of the Season due to multiple out-of-rating appearances ... This happens more than you might think ...


Jan. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

H ... IMPORTANT: A player gets one "freebie" out-of-rating experience event per Season ... BEFORE you "go there", please call (or have the 55-M Team "A" manager do it) Sacramento and let them know what you are doing ... Now, back to your three questions ...

[1] NO, so long as he only plays "up" once per season ...
[2] Not Applicable because the answer above is NO ...
[3] Here's the tricky part: He may get a release from 55-M Team "A" and join 55-M Team "B" as his one release per year, per age group ... But if he plays for 55-M Team "B", he has now made TWO appearances at the 55-M experience rating (R/I=7) history, a "tag" he will carry for the two year period, and HE IS NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR THE 60-AAA TEAM WITH ITS R/I=5 ... He could play for a 60-M team as one of its three allowable out-of-rating players, but NOT for a 60-AAA ...

One appearance makes you a nice guy helping someone out in a pinch ... Two or more appearances makes you a mercenary of sorts and subject to the tighter requirements ... Good luck ... Be careful on how you do this one! ...


Jan. 6, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: COVID Roster Rule

christom10 ... "Retirement rich" may be an inaccurate description ... There are only two bordering states to Florida (AL and GA), and while the quality of the player pool talent in those states is high, their population density pales in comparison to the aggregate SSUSA player population for AZ, HI, NV and OR, the bordering states to CA ...
Jan. 6, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: COVID Roster Rule

Nunner61 ... YES, you may dray up to two "out of region" players from states East of the Mississippi River so long as the players are otherwise eligible for your team as to age and rating experience history ... Here are the relevant Rulebook sections ...
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13.1(3)A.2. All mens 40+ to 70+ teams, EXCEPT teams from California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and Oregon, may also draw up to two players from states on the same side of the Mississippi River as the home state/province of the team.

13.1(3)D.3. The Canadian provinces east of Manitoba are merged and known as the Eastern Canada region. The Canadian provinces west of Ontario are merged and known as the Western Canada region. These regions may draw players from their U.S. bordering states, but may not draw players from the other Canada region. (See also 13.1(3)A.2.)


Jan. 5, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Place to play in 2022

If you are not going to turn 50 during the calendar year 2022, you're not quite Senior Softball eligible ... You are, however, old enough to play in our 40-Masters division for players 40-49 years young ... If you have questions, please feel free to call the SSUSA Home Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours in the Pacific Time Zone and just about anyone who answers can help you out ... Good luck finding a team and welcome to the fray! ...
Jan. 4, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2022 Tournament Schedule

The answer to both of your questions is the same: Sometime shortly after the entry deadline of February 11th ...
Jan. 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2022 Tournament Schedule

Rou Ubu ... The most logical explanation is that the "usual cast of local characters" who have historically run those NW qualifier events haven't come out of winter hibernation yet ... The most north-westerly event administered by the SSUSA Home Office is the Jim Sherman Memorial Northwest Championships in Salem, OR during mid-July ... If/When they put anything together, we'll publicize it like always ...
Jan. 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TOC - 50AAA hotel

AUBURNDALE Sports Complex
Jan. 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: COVID Roster Rule

Sandman ... YES, you may add up to two (2) "out-of-region" players from the same side of the Mississippi River as your team, UNLESS you are from the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Nevada ... Those five states are excluded from that option by rule from the 2020 National Rules Committee actions ... If any questions, please call the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours in the Pacific Time Zone and ask for an eligibility specialist ...


Jan. 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a tournament team

EAST Location: Friendsville, TN (from his user info)
Jan. 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: COVID Roster Rule

What rule(s) are you referencing/inquiring about? ...
Jan. 1, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: roster eligibility

Thanks cheesehead1 ... I appreciate and respect your perspective, but for one thing you typed: The Rules Committee is fully cognizant and informed about the unique factors affecting Hawaii ... The reason that Hawaii and Oregon were pulled from the "Alaska Region" is because it was never our intent to have the Alaska Region become a "bordering region" to California and/or Nevada, which would have resulted from the initial error of our ways ...

The person who requested relief was asking only for the benefit of Alaskan based teams to be able to draw from HI and OR ... In doing what we (eventually) did, we met his request ... Alaskan teams may now draw from their own region (AK, WA and W. Canada) AND their bordering states of HI, OR, ID, MT, ND and MN ... Had we not fixed this, CA and NV teams would have been able to draw from a more broad base than appropriate ... No matter what we do, or don't, there will always be the implied challenge for the posting public to attempt defining the perfect "..but, WHAT IF..?" scenario ... Thanks for writing, and Happy New Year! ...


Dec. 31, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Don't use Avis in vegas

Rickey ... Please send an email (or call) Fran on Monday ...SSUSA has a National Account arrangement with Budget Rental Cars and they are a sister/affiliate company with Avis ... No guarantee that she can get the resolution you want, but I'm absolutely certain posts on this Message Board aren't read by anyone in a position of authority at Avis to help you ... She has access to our National Account Rep., and that's a good thing ... Happy New Year, my friend!
Dec. 31, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

Corn ... You're not out there in the Twilight Zone at all! ... If you are of an age to remember the Howdy Doody Show, you may actually be in the Peanut Gallery ... In the days of vaudeville, that was a nickname for the cheapest and ostensibly rowdiest seats in the theater, the occupants of which were often known to heckle the performers.." ... You're in good company with those who have commented in this thread as observers for the 2022 Season to see how this plays out ... The next opportunity for reconsideration is about 11 months away at the 2022 National Rules Committee sessions ... Happy New Year to all!


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