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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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, June 30, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

OK, nick and yankee, this is for you ... [1] We are a health and welfare benefit based non-profit corporation (since 1989) and, accordingly, do not expose our players to risk of injury from any sources, including weather ... [2] We never play in lightning/thunder situations ... [3] We stop play (earlier than many players want) in any marginally dangerous field conditions from rain ... [4] We schedule older age groups with a limited number of games per day and play them earlier (whether or not we are in warmer climate locations) ... [5] We constantly monitor the National Weather Service system for approaching changes in weather or potential health alerts ... [6] We provide a link to a 10-day local weather forecast when we do our pre-tournament email information blast to managers and players ... and [7] We put water and cups in/near the dugouts for people who, unbelievably, decline to provide for their own hydration ...

And it's not just weather ... We have AED heart defibs at ALL complexes of EVERY event and our Directors are ALL trained and re-certified (at our expense) at least once annually ... We have a career record of 8-1 in player heart attack "saves" from the combination of skilled and dedicated field personnel properly, and without panic, utilizing that equipment ... Those are the "health and welfare of our customers" answers, as inconvenient as they may be to the anonymous-keyboard-courage group ... We're comfortable with what we do and how we do it ... So don't expect any sweeping changes in our core values philosophy based on Message Board commentary ... Hope this helps ...

Oh, and nick ... Go back and re-read your own June 14, 2016 post in the "Pay to play a quality tournament" thread about constant complaining ... Now, THAT one is truly hilarious! ...


, June 30, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

Mike, when someone like patrick jt is trying to tap into the resources of the 100's of National Ratings experts who hang out here, that's what you do ... If you want accurate results, just pick up the phone and call Geico SSUSA and in 15 minutes, all of your questions are answered! ...
, June 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

LeeLee ... Not often someone here admits to a personal agenda ... We don't "do agendas", so that's why I have asked him on multiple occasions to simply call the office and hear it from persons in authority ... Until that happens, we are going to be subjected to a complete waste of bandwidth! ..
, June 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

You demean the positive contributions of those who have initiated and posted meaningful advice in this thread, and you do so by an attack on free enterprise by a health and welfare based not-for-profit IRS 501(c)(4) entity ... That's just for starters ...

So here's what's loaded about the question: Sounds to me like you may personally lack the skill set to hydrate or shade yourself properly and exercise sensibly in recognition of the environmental conditions ... It should, by any measure, be about you taking personal responsibility for your own health than just expecting outdoor based business to shut down because it's warm outside ...

So what's next? ... Golf courses and tennis courts shut down for the summer in Palm Springs, Phoenix and Las Vegas? ... No more Sun Belt marathons in the summer? ... Padlock all the outdoor basketball courts? ... Where do you draw the line? ... If a company does business where it's warm, they should abandon that endeavor because you don't like the weather? ... But heck, at least anonymous-keyboard-courage based rants don't seem to be influenced by the heat in your area! (or maybe they are?) ... Next time you hydrate for the heat, try using a half-full glass instead of a half-empty one ... It tastes better that way ... And it's STILL a hilarious and loaded question! ...


, June 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA / SSUSA Southeast Championships

No
, June 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

120 seems like a good round number ... Hilarious (loaded) question, though!
, June 28, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

At your rate of about a post an hour (23 in the past 24 hours), NO, I will not be continuing this personal I/M session ... I am not the authority on eligibility "what if's" ... ONE phone call to our office asking for Tiffany, Anthony or George, ALL of whom are qualified in this regard, should answer all of your concerns ... My expertise is writing the tournament schedules, and right NOW my priority is the 280 game SoCal State Championships and the 160 game Northeast Championships, BOTH of which begin in less than 10 days ... We (other than me) await your call at (916) 326.5303 ...


, June 28, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: divivsions..

Sounds like a great tournament format for the new COOPSA ... [C]oop's [O]wn [O]utstanding [P]erfect [S]oftball [A]ssociation ... Let us know how it works out! ... [grins] ...
, June 27, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas and California......

Please call the office in Sacramento tomorrow (Tuesday) at (916) 326.5303 and ask George that question ... I'm traveling back from Austin today and won't be there before he leaves for the day ... The general rule prohibits a two R/I straddle (8 to 6), but there may be other circumstances you two can discuss rather than me just tossing out a generic binding response here ... Thanks ...
, June 26, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas and California......

Yes, so long as you are otherwise eligible as to age and residency. CA and NV are bordering states and you may play for a team in each state if you reside in either of them. The 55-AAA must also have room in their 3 allowable out-of-rating roster spots for you.
, June 25, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

Fabe ... Call me at the Sacramento Office on Tuesday at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours on the Left Coast. Thanks!
, June 25, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

Yes you may, Fabe. Am working in Austin this week, Returning to Sacramento Monday. Please call office on Tuesday or my cell if you have it.
, June 25, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

coop ... We publish the teams entered Tab AFTER the entry deadline for all of our events ... Go to the tournament page and click the Tab ... We do not publish before that date because in most cases, over 60% ov the teams enter in the last 7-10 days ... If, for example, a couple of teams are in, and half a dozen others are thinking about, they will usually pass it up if that interim team count is available ... What could have been an 8-team bracket is now a 2-team best 2 of 3 ... Don't expect this policy to change ...


, June 23, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Staying Close

Omar ... Not to mention the teams who call the hotel(s) and are told "...We're sorry, the SSUSA block with the better rates is sold out..." ... This is not an advisable procedure ...
, June 22, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WHO IS IN THE SO-CAL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 50'S

Team List Tab on the Tournament Page has been activated ... There are 82 teams currently entered ...
, June 21, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

I'm good with that, Brock, despite the incorrect inference that we lack care for our customers ... The most glaring hole in the process is something you touched on: Managers who do not advise SSUSA of who was awarded the All-Tourney recognition ... We end up calling a lot of managers when it comes time for publication of recipients in the Senior Softball News and the most common response is, almost unbelievably: "I don't know/remember" ... That creates a "Catch 22" where there is nothing for us to keep track of in the overall analysis ... Players will sometimes, on their own, call when they DON'T see their name in the news, so we pick up a few more there, but noting approaching a 100% documentation rate ... We are happy to assist where we can, starting forward from this fall's World Masters, but the overall responsibility falls on the manager to fully and timely inform us, AND the candidate to know, and be able to document, his/her eligibility qualifying points ...


, June 21, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

Brock, it must not have been all that overwhelming to gather the data ... You were inducted to the NSSHoF (congrats, again!) this past year ... Maybe sharing with others how you did, as opposed to criticism, may be more helpful for future candidates?
, June 17, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

Webbie ... You read it correct as to Major+ and Major ... It also says: AAA 1st Team All Tournament Point ... The document makes no mention of those competing in the AA Division ...
, June 16, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

16wood ... The point I think he was attempting to make (and I concur) is that there were TWO previous events where points could be earned: [1] SSUSA World Championships and [2] LVSSA World Masters Championships ... With the merger of the associations, there is only ONE such qualifying-points event now ...
, June 16, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

ballover ... Just to "pick some nits" here, but in your golf example, wouldn't a sub-par performance be a really good thing? ... [grins]
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