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June 8, 2020
CLUBBER
18 posts
So Cal brackets
Any idea when the SoCal Championships played In Yuma brackets will be out ?
June 8, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3077 posts
I just got the final team list and divisional break-out from the SSUSA office 4 minutes ago (10:39 AM - 06/08/2020) ... It's probably going to take a couple days to lay it out and publish ...
June 9, 2020
domer
20 posts
Dave with Arizona covid cases going up every day is their a chance Yuma might have to pull the plug on the tournament?
June 9, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3077 posts
There's always a chance, no matter how remote, "something" could happen to change the plan ... This tournament is currently in "go-mode" and we're cautiously optimistic it will remain that way ... If you have personal reservations, by all means take the weekend off and wait until next time ... The City of Yuma civic officials have the tourney Master Plan and we've heard no objections to the schedule ... Good luck with your own decision and we hope to see you there ...
June 9, 2020
Wood_1966
Men's 50
118 posts
I have read a few articles about the rise in COVID cases in the Yuma area, and what is important to look at is not just the number of positive cases (which is all the media shows because they want to scare you), but look at the number of tests being conducted. The rise in cases is in direct correlation to the Yuma area hitting all time highs each day in the number of people being tested.
June 9, 2020
Dbax
Men's 65
1904 posts
That is not true. From Fox10 news yesterday......

FOX 10 asked the Arizona Public Health Association if a return to lockdown is possible since cases have been increasing.

"The reason for the increased number of cases is not because of the increased testing," said AZPHA director Will Humble. "It’s because there’s more community spread."

With nearly 1500 new cases overnight, Humble says people started acted differently once the stay-at-home order expired on May 15.

"This is a phenomena that’s happening in Arizona," said Humble. "The stay-at-home order lifted and people’s behavior changed on a dime and went back to ... pre-pandemic behavior."
June 9, 2020
DOLFAN
89 posts
I believe the Tournament should definitely be played in 2 days vice 3 days. 2 days gives us less chance of catching the virus. Play Friday and Saturday so we can be home on Fathers day....just my humble opinion!
June 9, 2020
Wood_1966
Men's 50
118 posts
It would be nice to be home on Sunday for fathers day! With the low number of teams I think it could be accomplished, but then again I am not the guy trying to work out the schedule!
June 9, 2020
domer
20 posts
Agree with only 33 teams total they should be able to make it a 2 day tournament you would think but they know all the details.
June 9, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3077 posts
The DRAFT Master Plan has been generated and sent to Yuma Parks & Rec ... It's a three-day event for all except the Men's 40-Masters (2-day) principally due to the current mid-range temperature forecast ... Per Accuweather™ today, here are the forecast highs ...

• Friday: 107° • Saturday: 107° • Sunday: 108°
• Just for laughs: Monday: 110° • Tuesday: 112° • Wednesday: 113°

Friday games will run from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM starts ... Saturday starts at 8:00 AM through 2:00 PM games, then there will be a heat-recovery/shelter break, with games likely beginning again (3 rounds) around/after 6:00 PM ... Sunday is the usual 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (If) games structure ... There are 10 "If" games spread across the six fields and later games will move earlier to fill any prior holes ...

June 9, 2020
Lokahi
72 posts
I think Dave pretty much hit the nail on the head. If you have reservations about playing next weekend, take the weekend off. With them moving all games to a Friday through Sunday tilt, and no games midweek, it would be tough to make it a 2 day. Even if they did that, what would that do for those of us that have rooms reserved from Thursday-Sunday? It’s too late to cancel a day or 2 at this point on the rooms.
June 10, 2020
USMC21
113 posts
Dave if there is supposed to be a heat recovery/shelter break on Sat after 2pm game till 6pm then why does the bracket show a 330 game time start for 55maj teams? Or am I reading it wrong?
June 10, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3077 posts
USMC21 ... The bracket time is shown as "TBA - OR" and "3:30 PM - #3?" ... The "TBA" notation is shorthand for "To-Be-Announced" ... If the temperatures are not as bad as forecast, and it makes sense to play, that is certainly allowed ... That will be an on-the-field decision that's in the best interests of the players at the time ...
June 11, 2020
HSquared
Men's 55
48 posts
Dave..So are you saying that a game currently slated as 3:30pm, could actually start at 6 or 7pm instead? And subsequent games be later than that?
June 11, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3077 posts
Yep ... If temperatures are unreasonably high at 3:30 PM, there will be a field/heat break until it's deemed comfortable enough to resume play ... The schedule will slide later as needed ... This suggested approach, with which we concur, came from the Yuma Parks & Rec. administration based on their experiences with running summer events ... Good luck and have fun!
June 12, 2020
domer
20 posts
Does anyone know if there are batting cages at the complex or of a field nearby to take BP?
June 12, 2020
Donniesoftball
2 posts
There aren't any cages at the PAAC. I will find out what fields can be used for BP and post for all to see.
June 13, 2020
domer
20 posts
Thank you
June 16, 2020
Donniesoftball
2 posts
All city fields are available and will be open for BP, first come first serve.
Kennedy Ball Fields are 300 feet.
Desert Sun Stadium, complex has large fields as well. Woodard ball fields are only 285. You can Google them, Yuma is fairly easy to navigate.
June 17, 2020
38softball
12 posts
107* 108* crazy and dangerous..
June 17, 2020
Dbax
Men's 65
1904 posts
Actually early morning games will probably be in the 70’s. Teams playing in the late afternoon will get the excessive temps.
June 17, 2020
SSUSA Staff
3009 posts
38softball ... Looks like a change in the Accuweather™ forecast for Yuma this weekend ... A "cold snap" on the way with daily highs forecast on Friday at 102°, Saturday at 104° and Sunday at 107° ... Low's in the low 70's ... Good luck everyone! ... Play safely and have fun! ... We're glad to have you back! ...
June 17, 2020
USMC21
113 posts
YUMA park has already stated that they are not going to charge an entry fee for this weekend. Is SSUSA going to? With no individual awards for winning it I would think they would not...does anyone know?
June 17, 2020
HSquared
Men's 55
48 posts
Considering the importance of staying hydrated and NO water fountains being on or concessions available, there may be several trips made to the parking lot for water breaks...Therefore a NO gate fee would make sense.
June 17, 2020
SSUSA Staff
3009 posts
Odie ... SSUSA never charges admission to our tournaments ... Occasionally, a facility, like Big League Dreams or Victory Lane, will, but that's strictly a facility based charge ... We have NO say in that decision and get NO share of any such proceeds ... We also reduced the team entry down by 15% for all teams by not doing individual awards ... There will be 1st and 2nd place team trophies ...
June 22, 2020
DW_7
Men's 50
12 posts
Today's Monday; Tournament Results?
June 22, 2020
DaveDowell
Men's 65
3077 posts
Posted last night ... That was SUNDAY (the SAME day the event ended) ... Did you check the Tournament Page of this web site yet? ... I'm suspecting you maybe didn't? ... Am I correct?
June 22, 2020
DW_7
Men's 50
12 posts
Yes, I dug around to find it .... thx
June 22, 2020
DOLFAN
89 posts
The Yuma Softball Complex was "Awesome"....Great fields. I sure hope they have more tournaments at this complex...maybe November through March though :-)

June 22, 2020
HSquared
Men's 55
48 posts
I agree with Tim. The complex was spacious and the fields were great. The only negative was lack of shade (at the fields), but in time when the trees grow up, it will improve.
June 22, 2020
SSUSA Staff
3009 posts
Thanks DOLFAN and HSquared ... Not many people know, and even fewer will publicly acknowledge, the Herculean effort and the height of the hurdles cleared by Fran and Terry to move this event to Yuma on very short notice ... And it still took an amazing stroke of luck on the timing ... Arizona went back on lockdown today and USSSA apparently has lost a major event this week in the State ... That's not good for softball ... The Pacific Avenue Athletic Complex got rave reviews, the staff there is exceptional and we will definitely look to be back in Yuma soon under more moderate climate conditions ... It felt good for us to be back in play and we hope most of you felt the same! ...

June 24, 2020
Webbie25
Men's 65
2277 posts
Dave, I know our team, AZ Elite, appreciated the opportunity to play in the middle of this madness. You had to bust it to get this set up. Thanks! The fields were great but I do wish they had done a bit of maintenance during the day on the infield. The 325 fences and the heat made the home run a well earned crush. I cannot imagine how hot the umpires were having to wear the mask all the time. That needs to be addressed for THEIR safety. Overall-a huge THUMBS UP to SSUSA.
June 24, 2020
Wood_1966
Men's 50
118 posts
It was just great to be back on the field playing in competitive games again! The Yuma facility was great, cannot wait for the trees to grow and provide some shade! I would love to see that park a part of the regular schedule, just a a different time of the year. To say it was hot out there would be a gross understatement. Overall, a great weekend and a great tournament!
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