https://www.vspdirect.com/softball/welcome?utm_source=softball&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 2 members: Big Joe 50, Siggy; 44 anonymous
Change topic:

Discussion: Spring Worlds Leaving Mesquite/St George?

Posted Discussion
Oct. 27, 2018
Ball4
Men's 55
21 posts
Spring Worlds Leaving Mesquite/St George?
Just curious why the Spring Worlds were leaving Mesquite/St George? The Canyon Complex in St George is one of the top facilities we play at each year.
Oct. 27, 2018
Dbax
Men's 60
1880 posts
Wow, that's very disappointing. And quite a step down....from St. George to Kingman and Bullhead City.
Oct. 27, 2018
DieselDan
Men's 70
426 posts
Wasn't this initially a Mesquite tournament, then St. G was added when more teams starting signing up? Maybe there's another conflict in St. G. For now, the 65-85M will be in Mesquite.
Oct. 27, 2018
KP&R
22 posts
The City of Kingman is thrilled to welcome teams to the 2019 Spring Worlds event! We are confident that players and teams will be pleased with our two multi-field complexes totaling 12 softball sized fields in all. We have three concessions stands, ample parking, tall mature trees, thick green grass and UNBEATABLE WEATHER at this time of year. Add this to our friendly and welcoming business environment, and we believe that we have the receipt or success!
Oct. 27, 2018
VegasBob
53 posts
I've heard from several sources (but not confirmed) that field costs in St. George have risen quite a bit.
Oct. 28, 2018
Benji4
230 posts
KP&R

If you are as thrilled as you say you are then get rid of most of your umpires that are close to 80 years old and can't see fair or foul home runs that go 300 plus feet.

Umpiring for your Feb tourney has always been a joke........
Oct. 28, 2018
the car
83 posts
Vegas Bob did you play with Time to Mash
Oct. 28, 2018
VegasBob
53 posts
Car: no, not familiar with them. I'm 65 major
Oct. 28, 2018
the car
83 posts
ok i was thinking you were Bob who worked for Budweiser they were a fun team to hang out with
Oct. 28, 2018
VegasBob
53 posts
Yes, that Bob is on our team.
Oct. 28, 2018
the car
83 posts
he is a great guy i played with them a few times in like 2000
Oct. 29, 2018
KP&R
22 posts
Sorry Benji, you must be mistaking us with another event. The City of Kingman has never hosted a Senior Tournament in early Spring. We are not associated with the Bullhead City Tournaments that happen in Feb/Nov, if that is what you are thinking.

This will be a separate event hosted by SSUSA and we are looking forward to welcoming all of the teams and players to town.
Oct. 29, 2018
Benji4
230 posts
My apologies. Yes the Bullhead city Umpires are the ones I am referring too.

Looking forward to your event.
Oct. 29, 2018
KP&R
22 posts
No worries. Are you playing in BHC next week?
Oct. 30, 2018
Trooper310
Men's 50
6 posts
I'm going to miss playing in St. George. The Canyons Complex is one of the best in the Nation, if not the best. Little Valley Complex fields are as nice as the Canyons, just without the beautiful backdrop. Kingman and Bullhead just doesn't have the quality of fields that St. George has. No use wining about things we can't change. See you in the spring in Kingman.
Oct. 30, 2018
Jon44
Men's 55
145 posts
First, I admit I have not ever played in Bullhead City, but I did play a young guy tourney in Kingman earlier in the year. They do have a lot of fields, but the ones we played on (at least 4 of the fields) had fences that appeared to be at 275-280 feet. While they were taller fences, hitting balls over with senior bats and these new balls will be a joke. Am I missing something here? In that tournament, we played with mush oatmeal balls and utrip bats. I am serious-- teams would hit multiple home runs an inning with our viagra bats and balls.

Playing in Saint George is something I look forward to every year in the spring. Not sure what's happened, but I will miss that a great deal. One man's opinion, but the best fields in the western part of the country. I will just have to wait until next Huntsman I guess.

I am glad Kingman gets to host an event (kingman deserves a tourney), but this large of a tourney on those shorter fields will be interesting. I feel it's a great venue for 60+ age groups (again, one man's opinion).

Oct. 30, 2018
USMC21
112 posts
EVERY TIME we have played in Bullhead City the wind is blowing 30mph....especially in the afternoon games!
Oct. 30, 2018
Dbax
Men's 60
1880 posts
Every time I drive through Kingman.......same thing.
Oct. 30, 2018
Jon44
Men's 55
145 posts
I didn't want to sound overly negative above. This is a shock, but let's wait and see. A poster above mentioned multiple facilities in Kingman, so hopefully the facility I have not played on has more traditional 300' fences. That poster is correct-- the fields I did play on were tree-lined and there was plenty of shade. The Kingman 55 team is full of class individuals, and I am sure they will do all they can to make this a great event. Maybe Bullhead City is nicer than people have told me. We shall see.

I am not a fan of the fields in Mesquite, so I won't miss Pioneer/Hunter much. Losing Saint George altogether for SSUSA, however, is sad because it is a great place to play. I would be interested in the why, but nobody owes me an explanation. Maybe that is why I am having trouble with this decision personally-- playing at Canyons is a treat and a destination pretty much all agree is world-class. If it's not a viable option any more due to price/availability, then that's that. So much more to this story I am guessing.
Sign-in to reply or add to a discussion or post your own message and start a new discussion. If you don't have a message board account, please register for a free nickname. It will only take a moment.
Senior Softball-USA
Email: info@SeniorSoftball.com
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
9823 Old Winery Place, Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts international softball tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners