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Sept. 28, 2014
bugman25
9 posts
Vegas Updates. .
Any?
Sept. 28, 2014
VUSA44
5 posts
Boombah/Voodoo from Calgary was playing Reno Elite in the loser's bracket final of the 40M when we left. Hauck (?) was the unbeaten.
Sept. 28, 2014
SSUSA Staff
2812 posts
BIG LEAGUE DREAMS

50-Major
1. 50 Caliber (MO)
2. SoCal Vandals (CA)
3. Minnesota Merchants

40-AAA
1. Showtime/Titan Trucking (NJ)
2. Defend Pono (HI)

50-AA
1. New Mexico Boomers

Sept. 29, 2014
Cruzen_now
10 posts
who won the 50AAA
Sept. 29, 2014
GRC19
7 posts
I don't know who won the AAA but the Rhinos from Oklahoma who put us in the losers bracket and Northern Idaho who beat us after Midnight on Saturday were tough teams. We lost both on walkoffs in the bottom half of the last inning. It was our first time to Vegas and we certainly enjoyed a large tournament playing new teams like the good ole days before senior ball. We'll be back.
Sept. 29, 2014
sopaw
2 posts
Is there any chance to get a complete list of the champion results for each division
Sept. 29, 2014
Mindfreak20
1 posts
Or is there a link or website we can go to to get the complete results from all Divisions from this past weekends Masters Championship? Thanks
Sept. 29, 2014
SSUSA Staff
2812 posts
Yes ... Shortly after the tournament concludes ... Complete results will replace the DRAFT schedule links at that time ...
Sept. 29, 2014
Railice96
25 posts
I would like to see a better job of keeping people interested in the tournament up to date. With today's tech. We shouldn't have to wait until a week goes by before we get scores! I know it's not ESPN, but do we have to have 2 soup cans and a string?
Sept. 29, 2014
Chief144
Men's 70
138 posts
Railice96, I see from the number of posts you have made you are a newbie. While we do have to wait for the results sometimes I can guarantee it is not because SSUSA doesn't want to do it, there is just not the personnel or time at most tournaments.
It is much more complicated than JUST posting scores! Take session 1: 203 teams, 652 games at 12 different sites. At best there is 1 tournament director & 1 ass't director at each site, they have to compile the scores after all the games & get them to the SSUSA person who does the input. Who, by the way is a director at one of the sites. Oh, session 1 also had some rain problems thrown in as well.
FYI: session 2 has 127 teams, 490 games @ 12 sites; session 3 has 175 teams, 571 games @ 9 sites! Tournament totals: 503 teams, 1713 games @ 12 sites.
Yes, we all want the results ASAP, but making snide remarks about soup cans does not help anyone!
I was always taught that if you didn't like the way something was being done, make a suggestion as to how it can be made better!
Thanks,
Chief
Sept. 29, 2014
Lecak
Men's 60
1026 posts
Dave would I be allowed to bring a little Brooklyn attitude? Great seeing you Friday.
Sept. 29, 2014
BruceAZ
Men's 60
153 posts
Ok, here's my suggestion, after each day of the tournament, have the TD at each site take a picture of the bracket, send it to Dave and he could post them on the web site while he is having his cup of coffee before he goes to bed (sorry Dave). He wouldn't have to do any calculations or transferring of the scores, just post the pictures. I still can't believe that with the biggest tournament in the world that Dave is the only person who can post the scores. Dave, get some help.
Sept. 30, 2014
SALSAKID49
Men's 55
146 posts
The SSUSA msg. board in old, It would be nice if they updated it to the "21st century".., so that when we share "INFO" by placing a web link, the hyperlink is there and the readers can go to it directly by clicking the link.... and with SSUSA Worlds, we'd get live tourney info’s, updates and scores....
Sept. 30, 2014
AJC
Men's 60
143 posts
Just curious, did Jose Canseco actually show up and play with GSC ?
Sept. 30, 2014
softball4b
Men's 65
1109 posts
Yes. He and Rev made two outs each in the tournament.
Sept. 30, 2014
papa t
Men's 50
19 posts
I agree with Railice and Bruce(see you Thursday Bruce), There is no reason that they can't come up with a quick system to take care of this problem. Biggest tourney of the year, everyone wants to know how they did and how the competition did. Chief...if your numbers are right...505 teams at $695 using simple math skills is $350,975.00...I'm just sayin!
Sept. 30, 2014
papa t
Men's 50
19 posts
Hey Dave...I understand everything costs money! You of course forgot to throw in concessions and merchandise...but...I'm sure this isn't the first time requests have been made for up to date info. I would like to break it down another way. If you are on 13 fields, one person can have a bracket, make 13 calls every hour, have a laptop, and you could have have your updated scores to keep everyone happy. I'm not sure...but you may be able to get that for free...if not...I'm sure the cost would be minimal
Sept. 30, 2014
softball4b
Men's 65
1109 posts
Seriously....do what I do, pick up the phone and call someone who is there. That is much better than just seeing the scores.
Sept. 30, 2014
papa t
Men's 50
19 posts
My Apologies...the tourney is well run...that's just something it seems like a lot of people ask for. No biggie! Next time I will wish for more wins
Sept. 30, 2014
lazer7
2 posts
No update on who won the 50AAA?
Sept. 30, 2014
Chief144
Men's 70
138 posts
If I really want to know the game scores of the teams I like - I do what softball4b does - CALL SOMEONE!
EVERY TOURNAMENT WE GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN! IT'S ABOUT TIME WE WAIT FOR THE RESULTS TO BE POSTED!
AND, LAZER7, I BET A 50AAA TEAM WON!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - QUIT BITCHING & FEEL LUCKY WE CAN STILL PLAY THIS GAME AT OUR AGE!

CHIEF OUT!
Sept. 30, 2014
Rustito
6 posts
Oklahoma Rhino won the 50 AAA division.
Sept. 30, 2014
rlspls1974
Men's 60
109 posts
Well said Chief!
"huff ced"
Sept. 30, 2014
pureevil
19 posts
Miken/Boombah Voodoo won 40 major by double dipping Haunk? MD.. 2 great games
Sept. 30, 2014
kel
25 posts
Bruce from AZ is "spot on" with his recommendation. I don't know the man and I would like to meet him but he seems to get it whenever he makes a post. His idea of taking pictures of the hand written brackets seems so easy and could be implemented for all tournaments tet I forced to call players and coaches I know to find out what happened. Dave I would consult with Bruce because he probably has other ideas which could help you. I don't post much but the scores not be available is unacceptable.


Pat Kelly
1B Fat Nancy's NY
55 Major
Sept. 30, 2014
Chudomelka7
Men's 50
17 posts
I feel Oklahoma Rhinos were a major team that sandbag to get play down. Just an opinion!
Oct. 1, 2014
Webbie25
Men's 65
2270 posts
You guys realize only a small percentage of players ever post here. If there really was more interest, one person from each team that ended up in the top 3 in any division could be asked to post their position here, or post the top 3 when they are done. Then Dave wouldn't have to worry about trying to post one heck of a lot of games.505 teams with a 5 game minimum is 2525 games, and most teams play more than 5.
Oct. 1, 2014
SSUSA Staff
2812 posts
Hey Guys ... We really DO appreciate the positive suggestions ... What we do on site at a tournament is simply about priorities, as measured against the time available to accomplish as many of them as we can with the staff that's here ...

The top priority is always to provide the best tournament experience that can be had at the moment for the teams participating right here, right now ... There are over 8,100 players on the 506 team rosters, and they all have a higher priority with us during an event than satisfying the curiosity appetite of the general public that happens to stumble into this Message Board ... We WILL post the scores and detail bracket results ... Just not this week ...

We will look into the bracket board photo suggestion after this event ... Maybe posting them to our Facebook page would be a good first step ... In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who wants to brag about their team's successes to do so on this Board ... It's all good information! ... Thanks!

Oct. 1, 2014
STL0
Men's 55
188 posts
I think the idea for the updates on the SSUSA Facebook page is perfect. It takes very little time and will draw more people to your page. We have a Facebook site for our club and we use that to keep everyone up to date with scores as we go along during a tournement so everyone that wants to follow can do that. It doesn't take much time at all to do that. Maybe 1 minute after each game.
Oct. 1, 2014
tattooball
754 posts
These guys run full speed for the month before and 12 days during the tournament, and at every field there is more problems than most of us could handle. Posting scores is at the bottom of a very long list of things to do when trying to keep a tournament running on time.
Oct. 1, 2014
sopaw
2 posts
While we were in the tournament, we would continually go to the Board that was at the park and see the results. We were filling in the brackets on our personal sheet. However once we got knocked out, we did not do that process. personally I appreciate the effort by all to put this together.
Oct. 1, 2014
STL0
Men's 55
188 posts
Actually, I think anyone can post photos to the Senior Softball USA Facebook page but that depends how you have it set up. You could get some free labor by having anyone there at a tournment location taking a picture of a bracket and posting it on that page. May be worth testing it.
Oct. 1, 2014
lazer7
2 posts
Thanks, Rustito. I don't know anybody to call that was there. I appreciate the updates from those that were.
Oct. 1, 2014
So Cal Z
Men's 50
40 posts
I think the SSUSA staff did a really good job for such a large tournament, I'm not sure why it's so important to know results right away. tattooball you make a great point, I'm sure they have plenty of other things to make sure are going right other than posting scores.

Oct. 1, 2014
SSUSA Staff
2812 posts
The SSUSA Webmaster has deactivated the posting privileges of the anonymous poster who was causing the recent problems in this thread ... His archived posting history has also been deleted ...
Oct. 1, 2014
papa t
Men's 50
19 posts
I'm pretty sure that no one is calling Dave or any of the staff lazy! They do a very good job of handling that many teams, players, problems, etc. Didn't just stumble on to the board, it just so happens that we came, we played, we paid, and we lost late on Saturday night. So, next day we get back on road to go home and are curious as to the teams that were still in it and how our bracket finished up. In two weeks, we will be looking at the next tourney, not what happened last one. Other associations have figured a way to do it.
Oct. 2, 2014
Sunshine1949
Men's 65
58 posts
Just left park
65 Major Plus
1. Full Crcle
2. Hamel's
3. Omen

60 Major not complete but 4:13 in finals and someone would have double-dipped.
Oct. 2, 2014
DoubleL10
Men's 70
896 posts
65 major; San Antonio Silver Streaks were playing the EnviroVac Marauders to see who would play Rimfire 4:13.


Oct. 3, 2014
Brock
Men's 70
73 posts
Scrap Iron Phiten 65s won AAA. So. Cal Gusto was second and Suburban from Washington was 3rd.
Oct. 3, 2014
crusher
Men's 75
524 posts
Who won 70 AAA.
Thanks if you know.
C
Oct. 3, 2014
LP
317 posts
Texas Rattlers placed second and Minnesota Timber Wolves won the 65AA
Oct. 4, 2014
Lefty
Men's 70
692 posts
65 Major
1 Rimfire 4:13
2 Silver Streaks
3 EnviroVac Marauders

I'd like to thank Big Mike for the Big Cat Miken. Great bat for my swing. Great seeing you again
Mike.
Joe Lefty Falcon #13 Rimfire 4:13
Oct. 5, 2014
Stan6
Men's 50
2 posts
50 Major +

1. DLB Softball
2. TSC
3. Sommerville Softball

*DLB also won the 2014 SPA Natl.Championship and the 2014 SSUSA Eastern Natls.
Great year for the DLB squad.
Oct. 5, 2014
Sunshine1949
Men's 65
58 posts
60 Major plus

1. Superior SRr. Softball
2. Old Dawgs 60
3. Minnesota Masters/ White
Oct. 5, 2014
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2727 posts
55-AAA - 37-team bracket at Big League Dreams
1. Team Pound (WA)
2. R&R Strokers (CA)
3. Team Mayhem (OK)

Oct. 5, 2014
DoubleL10
Men's 70
896 posts
Congrats to all my friends on the Rimfire and Superior teams. It's always good to see and talk to Bill Gore and Joe 'Lefty' Falcon from Rimfire. And it was a great pleasure to see and visit with my old friend and teammate of many years Tom 'T-Bone' Malvich. And, as always , all the great players on the Hamels and Rose 65 teams. Keep in good health and we will try it again next year!
Oct. 5, 2014
DoubleL10
Men's 70
896 posts
This just in from Dave Dowell - big ups to my League team buddies from Team Mayhem in OKC for finishing third! We will celebrate by having additional BP soon!
Oct. 7, 2014
Sunshine1949
Men's 65
58 posts
Anybody know who won the 60 Major, heard MBA and Pope were in finals......would have been Pope's 5th game, 6th if it went to if game....they took us out at 8am.
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