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Dave Dowell

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Sacramento, CA

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Men's 65

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, Oct. 12, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy runner replacement on a base.

Agreed: It's a very simple fix, and I can name that fix in two words: "..A courtesy runner may not be replaced by another courtesy runner or substitute except for injury causing removal of the original courtesy runner permanently from the game.."
, Oct. 11, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpire Hit by a Batted Ball

coop ... That was just a little joke between me and rlspls1974! ... Don't be so serious about this place ... B.J. - You know the batter is out pursuant to Rulebook 7.3 A. every time if (s)he's out of the box on contact ...
, Oct. 11, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Expected Tentative Field Assignments for Winter Worlds Phoenix

Shortly after (within a few days) the entry deadline on October 25th
, Oct. 10, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpire Hit by a Batted Ball

Nope ... But ONLY because it didn't clear the fence untouched ... [grins]
, Oct. 9, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling clarification

DCPete: Yes, it's counted as a team HR, just not scored as one on the scoreboard (see below).

L.Martin: The flip side of that same coin is that you would penalize the defense by letting the offense "reload" and try again later, maybe even legally. The "out of the batter's box" call is a serious violation that can expose the pitcher to risk of injury. We are very comfortable with the strength of the penalty, especially if the batter wants to burn a team HR with that kind of serious rule transgression.

Dbax: That's highly unlikely. This umpires' interpretation has been around for at least 10-15 years. It was most commonly invoked in the case of "touch one base" violations before we adopted "hit and sit". There will be a proposal to formally add this interpretation to Rulebook 7.3 BATTING POSITION at the National Rules Committee sessions during this year's annual convention. Its odds of passage should be extremely high.


, Oct. 3, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Results for 55's

Yes, someone (that would be me) will be finishing this effort up in the near future. The official scores already online are for the sites where I either [1] served as a Director or [2] for larger bracket groups at other sites where I assisted those Directors by seeding the large brackets on their behalf. We're still in Las Vegas, are driving back to Home Office all day Tuesday and will start on it Wednesday. Congratulations to all of the Champions and thank you to everyone who participated!
, Oct. 2, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 Scores

Men's 50-AAA FINAL FOUR 4th Place game: WC Thunder vs. CHI Town 50 3rd Place game: Winner vs. PGC Enterprises Winner vs. Escobar Auto Body in Championship Game #1
, Oct. 1, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 Scores

jimperry19 ... Just click on the link to the 50+ schedule set ... Official scoring is there ...
, Sept. 30, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 Scores

We have also posted all 50-M+, 50-AAA and 50-AA scores and bracket assignments thru 5:00 pm here if anyone has an interest in viewing the official scoring.
, Sept. 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields at Shadow Rock

Dbax ... And then there was the guy who walked up to me last weekend and said "..Thanks for putting us at Shadow Rock. The new fields are really nice and the older ones are still better than ANYTHING we have at home in San Antonio. Why do those guys complain?.." ... The only honest thing I could tell him was "..Because they can!.."
, Sept. 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: suggestion for SSUSA

coop ... I'm reasonably certain there won't be any more fields or any lesser number of local league conflicts next year ... And there will likely be more teams ... The only upside is that Hollywood is being completely redone for the existing two and a third field is being built ... That's three more in the inventory ... But the reality is that this is an annual exercise in stuffing 560+ teams into about a 540 pound sack! ... Don't expect a 2-hour pool and brunch break before bracket starts!


, Sept. 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: suggestion for SSUSA

Coop ... In a "smaller" tournament, that would be a good suggestion ... In the case of the World Masters, with 564 teams playing 1,837 scheduled games, with 34 of those teams being in your bracket, it's not feasible ... And it worked out for you, since you drew your first round game in the earliest available time slot (5:30 pm) Friday evening ... Good thing you were there and avoided a forfeit! ...

That bracket was online less than 20 minutes after the last seeding pool game concluded ... I know because I seeded your group and posted it for the on-site Director ... If you want some (frustrating) fun, download any of the Master Planning Grids and let me know how you would have done it ... But pay special attention to the "blacked out" boxes .. Those represent the time slots we can't use because of local league restrictions ... Your suggested two hour delay would leave a lot of teams justifiably upset! ...

Thanks for being here!


, Sept. 21, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV Session 3

Refresh your download ... Mine shows two pages covering all four days ... Thanks1
, Sept. 21, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Russell Road Softball Complex & Arroyo Grande Complex

Russell Rd. complex is also under City of Henderson maintenance. Those fields are every bit as good as Arroyo Grande.
, Sept. 21, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50's Field Assignments

Axe ... "The biggest draw to Vegas" in numbers plays where they fit ... It's all about games demand as measured against field availability and local league restrictions every year ... The entry fee for a 40-Major+ is identical to the one the 80-AAA team pays and nobody has a priority ... That being said, it was a good thing this year to be able to mix up the field assignments a bit ... Good luck!
, Sept. 20, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50's Field Assignments

Same answer for 50-AAA and 50-AA ... The tourney actually started last Friday ...
, Sept. 19, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50's Field Assignments

Yes they have. They are in final review mode now by the facility operators. Pending approval (likely Tuesday) they will be released, followed shortly thereafter by seeding/pool game schedules. Brackets will publish as UNDER CONSTRUCTION initially.
, Sept. 17, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

Yep, that's a bit of a different problem (with multiple posters here). The best analogy I can offer us that I feel like the guy trying to win the "smash the gophers with a mallet" game at the County Fair. It's rigged, I'm too old and slow and it's not possible to smack 'em all! This one is legit, though. Good luck in Vegas!


, Sept. 16, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vendors

That's hilarious! ... But don't do the bank "deal" in Clark County ... You'll clog up the court system! ... Good luck!
, Sept. 14, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Session 3 field assignments

JBTexas ... They got two of the best fields in all of Las Vegas, Shadow Rock #3-4 ... In excellent condition (always have been) and somewhat sheltered from breezy conditions ... If that's not acceptable, there's simply no pleazin' da man ...
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