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Discussion: SoCal Championships

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May 21, 2020
Bruce303
13 posts
SoCal Championships
Is there an ETA on deciding which age groups will play in which locations? These are obviously 2 very different sets of plane reservations. Thank you!
May 28, 2020
Motofox133
28 posts
Moving the SoCal Championship to Yuma is crazy. It's going to be 105+. No one wants to play in those kind of temps. Playing at night makes perfect sense. Yes I do understand that some players dont see well at night but considering the alternative is better then getting heat struck. Calif is not going to allow play for another 30 to 60 days at a min.
May 28, 2020
Rick1218
24 posts
NO ONE wants to play in Yuma? I think we can make up our own minds on that Gretchen. BTW in 2017 it was 113 in Sacto. Teams showed up.

If its true Cali is closed another couple of months+, maybe we should move Senior Softball HQ's to a state that actually has softball. Might even save some money.
May 28, 2020
OZ40
524 posts
I just read an interesting statistic reported by Guy Benson: He reported that 42% of all Chinese virus deaths here are nursing home residents who make up .06% of the nations population.
May 28, 2020
stever
Men's 70
92 posts
News reoort last night just stated that COVID positives in Yuma have tripled in the past week and that the hospitals are full and patients are being sent elsewhere.
May 28, 2020
Rick1218
24 posts
Yuma positives have tripled over the last TWO weeks. From 20 to 60. Yuma population 100K. Total cases fewer than 800.
May 28, 2020
readytoplay
Men's 70
46 posts
Rather see us postpone tournament then play in Yuma.
May 28, 2020
Wood_1966
Men's 50
87 posts
While going to Yuma is a horrible prospect, I would still rather to there and play than not play at all! Here is hoping that we play in Yuma!!!
May 28, 2020
Dbax
Men's 60
1857 posts
Wow, Yuma is much nicer than Hemet! And the new complex is awesome.
May 28, 2020
Wood_1966
Men's 50
87 posts
Dbax, Yuma is a horrible prospect for me in that there is no easy way to get there for me, it is a much longer drive than Hemet. It is nothing to do with the city or the facilities!
May 29, 2020
stever
Men's 70
92 posts
One other thing about Yuma is that the average temp this time of year is 100. The last few days have been around 110.
May 29, 2020
Jt1152005
3 posts
Any idea yet on where the different divisions are playing at?
May 31, 2020
Nvjimmymac
4 posts
Why not move the tournament to Bullhead City, AZ. I donít know what the field availability is, but they put on multiple tournaments per year and always seem to do a good job. Bullhead City is much closer for Nevada teams, So Cal, NorCal, Utah and most AZ teams. I hope it is not too late to consider the suggestion. Thanks.
May 31, 2020
TimMcElroy
678 posts
This has been said in multiple ways and in multiple forums. Please understand that SSUSA gains nothing from tournaments being canceled. We want to host events every bit as badly as you want to play in them.

The Association is making daily phone calls to Parks Depts to check on field availability, field status and travel / hotel restrictions while also developing sensible guidelines for a return to safe play. We aren't doing g this in a vacuum either. SSUSA is in contact with the heads of other sports related associations to get a feel for what is and is not working for them in the effort to move forward.

Everyone means well, but please trust that SSUSA staffers are not sitting on their thumbs waiting for things to magically happen. We are battling on multiple fronts to salvage the season and are communicating with players at least weekly via the newsletter. Having to deal with the additional rumors about tournaments adds more confusion and stress.

Please consider this before posting the "my friend the groundskeeper says" and "have you thought about moving to" messaages. We are trying- We really are....
May 31, 2020
Benji4
220 posts
Just got back home to California from the Conference Tournament in Phoenix. It was 109 degrees, but it was bearable to play in. Dugouts had shade tarps and the misters were on with cool air blowing. The humidity was extremely low.

As long as you are hydrated the heat in Yuma should not be the reason you skip this tournament. It was refreshing to see other softball players that were also tired of being told to stay indoors. Oh and people were hugging their teammates as if there was no paranoia.

It's time to get back to normalcy.
June 1, 2020
Motofox133
28 posts
Has anybody heard if we are playing in hemit or yuma
June 2, 2020
bond_171513
Men's 55
64 posts
Yuma is confirmed per the tournament page as well as a reduction in the entry fee
June 2, 2020
nails
Men's 70
43 posts
Wow seniors playing in Yuma in mid June. I think itís going to b 110
June 3, 2020
Bigboy97xp
15 posts
Well said Tim
June 4, 2020
Dbax
Men's 60
1857 posts
Covid 19 cases are surging in Arizona after stay at home requirements are lifted.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/arizona-virus-deaths-near-1-000-as-cases-climb-unabated/ar-BB152xsg?ocid=hplocalnews
June 4, 2020
Wayne 37
Men's 65
703 posts
DBax,

Same in Texas. They talk about the percentage rate of recovery. They don't talk about the permanent damage done to the respiratory system though
June 4, 2020
Ozzy#1
23 posts
Let me say just 1 death is not good but the percentage rate for deaths from Covid-19 is .043 % (yes less than 1/2 %) of those infected actually die from this virus for state of Arizona. People saying virus is on the rise well yes itís because more people are getting tested. I believe itís actually less than 1% worldwide. All I can say itís your right to stay home if you donít feel safe or you come join us in Yuma for some great senior softball. I will not live in fear like the media would like you to believe. After current situation of protests, rioting & looting we will find out in about 2 weeks if it really spreads. Sorry but just my opinion.
June 5, 2020
OZ40
524 posts
Michigan Gov Gestapo Gretchen has graciously 'allowed' dentist and family doctors to go back to work. I had a dental appointment yesterday. My dentist told me that 'if you are under 80 years old and you get the virus your chances of recovery are 99.99%. There is increased testing now accounting for more positives and the way that 'causes of death' are being recorded is resulting in inflated deaths attributed to the virus. Basically, if a piano falls on you from a 40th floor skyscraper but the virus is present in your system then THAT is recorded as the cause of death.
June 6, 2020
curveball
Men's 65
665 posts
Yuma cancelled.
June 6, 2020
wdodge22
Men's 50
111 posts
Are you sure its been cancelled? There has been no email or announcement by SSUSA Staff
June 6, 2020
curveball
Men's 65
665 posts
We were entered in 65's, coach this morning at BP said it was a no go.
June 6, 2020
curveball
Men's 65
665 posts
There were 4 65's, Timberworks, Top Gun, a AAA team, and us; maybe a member of one of the other three teams will come on and confirm for us wdodge.
June 6, 2020
BobbyZ
Men's 60
1 posts
If you look closer at the tournament page and look at date and details,40's 50's 55's and 60's have dates of play,, you will notice no 65's and above.
June 6, 2020
The real deal
Men's 65
99 posts
It would be great if SSUSA could announce official changes for this tournament (and all tournaments!) at the top of this Message Board under "Priority", so we don't have to rely on comments that may or may not be accurate.
June 6, 2020
curveball
Men's 65
665 posts
MY ERROR! I was told Yuma, it has since been corrected, IT SHOULD HAVE STATED FLAGSTAFF HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Sorry, passed on incorrect info.
June 7, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2752 posts
TRD ... The BEST and most reliable thing to do is to check the Tournament Page listing of events ... The next time we rely officially on anything posted on this Message Board by anybody other than us will be a lifetime first in the 30-year history of SSUSA ... The Tournament Page is accurately updated within a couple of minutes of any official change in status ... Thanks! ...
June 7, 2020
HSquared
20 posts
Dave..To your point, the Tournament Page shows 40 teams which includes a 65 division. Yet in the dates and times, there is no listing for a 65 division.
June 7, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
2752 posts
Those four teams have been (or will be) contacted to give them the option of "playing down" with the 60's if they wish ... There will NOT be a mid-week Session #1 ... The final count, including or excluding any/all of them it targeted for noon on Monday, 06/08/2020, after which I will begin DRAFT schedule preparation .............. If I remember how! ...
June 9, 2020
Wayne 37
Men's 65
703 posts
OZ40,

Is your dentist part of Dewey,Yankum and Howe? They aren't 0.1%.
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