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Aug. 26, 2019
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: vegas

95% of the teams are known, giving the players and teams a "heads up" as to where they are playing so that they can get houses and hotels close to their field assignments, that's crazy thinking. It would be a lot like SSUSA having a mechanism to provide the scores and results like ISA does.....

and 3,2,1....

May 10, 2019
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: PLANNING for The Crabtown Classic

Tim,

Do you have a list of teams in the 60's ??? Thanks..
Sept. 25, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of Las Vegas


First, Congrats to Tim McElroy on the outstanding job he did in posting the information for others to see. Tim that was awesome and it’s a shame that others have put in you situation that you had to do that, especially when there are other viable and doable options.

I posted a message a few days, which SSUSA deleted. In that post, I criticized SSUSA for not having the scores and the brackets updated for the biggest tournament of the year. A business charges over $700 for an entry fee into their biggest tournament of the year and then act like children when someone criticizes them.

As I was following the board in Las Vegas, I wasn’t the only one who had issues with the scores and brackets not being updated. Sadly, someone has
dug their heels into the sand and are showing that it’s only going to be my way and the heck with the paying customers. This score and bracket updating has been a two year situation with SSUSA with scores and brackets, we have heard plenty of excuses from the organization, including taking pictures of the bracket and sending it to your friends..
About a year ago, we were told that things were in the works and that changes would becoming, clearly we were lied to. Hmmmm, if only SSUSA would listen to their customer base and stop with the excuse that no one is buying.

As our tournament ended, I stopped by and congratulated the SSUSA representatives who were there on a fine tournament BUT that
the fact that the scores and brackets weren’t being updated for their biggest tournament of the year was a disgrace…..

June 1, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of Las Vegas

There is one thing being forgotten about the possible rain during the tournament. The county is very protective of the Bachman Park fields and they do not let the fields get torn up, so any consistent rain will make it very likely that the games won't get played..
May 22, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon

SSUSA Policy....

Page 55 SSUSA Rules
10.1(2) Terminated Tournament
If terminated, refunds will be made at the discretion of the SSUSA executive board. In no event will refunds be made after 2 games have been played. There is no guarantee of any refund. Participants must realize that nobody can control weather or other Acts of God.


May 22, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon

Senior Softball-Usa Inc
2701 K St
Sacramento, CA 95816


Business Description

Senior Softball-Usa, which also operates under the name SENIOR SOFTBALL-USA NEWS, is located in Sacramento, California. This organization primarily operates in the Recreation Association business / industry within the Membership Organizations sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 29 years. Senior Softball-Usa is estimated to generate $1.7 million in annual revenues, and employs approximately 7 people at this single location.


**** With approximately $1.7 million in annual revenue, I think that they can take the hit for the expenses for a wasted weekend...

May 19, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon

So let’s summarize the weekend with facts:

a) the extended forecast called for rain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with some reports being up too 2 inches of rain throughout the weekend
b) On Friday, we made the field for game time at 9:30, four fields there, two of them were being worked on by the county department crew (the county crew did a tremendous job and made a great effort to get the two fields ready to play by putting bags, bags, bags, bags, bags of Diamond Tex? on the fields) they got two fields ready and those games started
c) Our field, I watched the crew put approximately 30 bags on the field and they got it ready to play. The pathways between first and second, second and third were soft…..the outfield had water everywhere….
d) we played two innings before it started raining again
e) the tournament director called us off the field in the fourth inning…
f) no games were played from on Friday from like 11:00 AM on
g) no games played on Saturday
h) SSUSA however, says they have a plan
i) everyone wastes their time and money at the hotel
j) then for Sunday, they want to probably go to single elim. I say single elimination because of the time
constraints but I haven't heard anything official yet.
k) SSUSA plan is for any teams that doesn't play three games, they are going to give you a $100 credit


From the very beginning of play starting on Thursday, this tournament was a complete and udder train wreck. SSUSA should have cancelled the tournament from the start but no they made the call from California. At least the tournament director did the right thing by calling the players off of the field on Friday. On Friday, with the field conditions and the forecast for the rest of the weekend, the tournament should have been cancelled. On Saturday, with no games played and the forecast, SSUSA should have cancelled the tournament but no, all the way from California, they had a plan to probably play a single elimination tournament on Sunday.

I personally spoke with about 25 players, some from Rhode Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, who felt that it was wrong for SSUSA not to cancel the tournament from the very beginning. SSUSA's complete dismissal of the facts, input from players and the forecast(s) tells me either that they are stupid or that they don’t care, perhaps both…SSUSA got their money but they lost a lot of respect from their customers this weekend..
May 17, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Weather policy

I am not the one charging $535 for 90 teams...
May 17, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Weather policy

NJHokie84, It's not a weather policy, it's a money policy...
May 17, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon

I have been told that all games for today have been cancelled. My app shows that starting at 8:00 AM, there is an 80 % chance of rain.. So now one day is "lost", which means the most likely way to get everything in is to go to five innings games. Of course that will only work, if there isn't any more rain and my app show rain for today, Friday and Saturday...
May 16, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon

65's played their bracket games today, five innings only...
May 16, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon

It seems pretty simple to me

1) Check the weather forecast for today and the fields. If it is currently raining to make the fields unplayable, that's an issue.
2) Check the weather forecast for Thursday and the fields. If it is raining on Thursday, thereby making the fields unplayable, after two straight days of rain, that's an issue.

If after one or two days of rain and the extended weather forecast is calling for rain on Friday and Saturday(which it currently is), then there are a lot of issues and the tournament should be cancelled..

Unless you know a director personally, you are not getting any numbers. Call one of the local colleges to see if it's raining down there. For example;Potomac College Herndon or University of Phoenix Northern Virginia Campus or George Mason University to determine if they are playing any of their sporting event...
May 16, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon

Paco12, unfortunately we will have to drive down, knowing that the extended forecast is calling for rain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, which is somewhat understandable, because things could actually change and the tournament could be completed, not likely thought. But don't drag the tournament out just to keep the entry fees and the hotel money. If it's raining on your play day and the forecast is calling for rain, do the right thing...
April 26, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 TIDEWATER CLASSIC, etc.

Meant to write SSUSA instead of USSSA softball...
April 26, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 TIDEWATER CLASSIC, etc.

Tim, first let me state this is not directed at you since you have limits placed on you by others above you. The issue lies directly with others at USSSA Softball. The players have been hearing the same excuses since last year and the whoa is me excuses are now laughable. It isn't any simpler then this.. ISSA got it done, USSSA hasn't...
April 22, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 TIDEWATER CLASSIC, etc.

Any updates, bracket scores, playoffs scores ?????
April 20, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 TIDEWATER CLASSIC, etc.

Any scores available from this weekends play?
Feb. 14, 2018
Cookie92
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: And so it begins....

... and so it begins...
Sept. 29, 2017
Cookie92
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60/65 Major World results

At the end of the day, it is all about creating tables in your database and then writing the code to access those tables. For example with a programming codes
it is very easy to populate and modify the various tables, such as using the 2017 schedule to populate information for the 2018 schedule using replaces and inserts….

As far as interfacing directly with your national scoring/rating database that is all about the programming code… Whoever wrote the code for SSUSA national scoring/rating database
would need to work closely with, for example Quickscores, LLC or any other vendor..

With the upcoming “off season” it would seem like there is a window for SSUSA to make progress so as to bring SSUSA into the modern era, that is if they really want to or,
unless there is some other underlying reason not to.

If one person wants to continue to be in control, going modern will never work no manner how fast the database is, after all, there has to be a reason why some tournament directors are posting the scores and results in separate threads on the site…

Sept. 28, 2017
Cookie92
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60/65 Major World results

surf88,

Don't worry when some one gets upset about SSUSA being behind the times and posting scores and results like ISSA does, they will delete your post...
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