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Discussion: Rogers ARK TOC (early July)

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June 18, 2020
Parman
Men's 60
27 posts
Rogers ARK TOC (early July)
If you are a Kansas team, or if you are a Greater Kansas City area or Missouri team with Kansas players on your roster, this is for you. The Ks. Dept. of Health & Environment (KDHE) announced yesterday at 4 pm that ANYONE from Kansas going to Alabama, Arizona or Arkansas starting today (June 18) must quarantine for 14 days upon their return to the State. With an upcoming TOC tournament in Rogers, Ark I'm not sure how this will play out. My team has 6 players that live in Kansas and I know there are several Senior teams in the Greater KC area that have players from Kansas on their roster that plan to participate in this tournament. Personally, if this quarantine is still going on in early July I will not be playing. I cant be cooped up for 14 days and this will probably affect the Wes Weddle tournament too. Im hoping that the quarantine is only temporary and will be lifted quickly. Perhaps SSUSA has a contingency plan for this tournament if things do not change. This TOC used to be held at the Mid-America 10 field complex in Shawnee, KS. Perhaps it could be used as a last minute substitution. I worked for KDHE for 30 years so I have absolutely zero doubt they are taking this seriously.
June 22, 2020
Johnny44
20 posts
Any updates on this subject for Rogers or moving to to Mid America complex?
Thx, JW
June 22, 2020
SSUSA Staff
2896 posts
This is how unfounded false rumors get started ... If/when there is news to report, it will come out under the SSUSA "By-line" ... There were extensive ongoing conversations today, 06/22/2020 ... Thanks for your patience! ...
June 22, 2020
Parman
Men's 60
27 posts
I am not a rumor spreader. What the KDHE told the citizens of Kansas is FACT. I worked 30 years for KDHE as a Scientist. Im just hoping if Kansas does not release the travel ban to Arkansas before this tournament goes that the SSUSA folks will try to find another venue. I just suggested Mid-America in Shawnee KS could be an "option" as the Midwest TOC was held there for several years and the complex has 10 fields. Carl Smith complex in Tulsa where we played this past weekend has 9 fields too. Of course these facilities may NOT be available if Rogers ARK cannot be played. I just know our team wants to play the Midwest TOC wherever it may be.
June 22, 2020
wildi
2 posts
Will a decision be made today or tomorrow about this tournament? Seeing as how the entry deadline is tomorrow - who is signing up?? How many teams are entered? We aren't having any luck getting anyone on the phone and are not sure whether or not to pay the entry fee.
June 22, 2020
SSUSA Staff
2896 posts
Not likely today (06/22/20) ... Lengthy discussions involving multiple states and the SSUSA office took a lot of the day and focused on inter-state quarantine issues and other mechanical aspects of putting together an acceptable plan that will meet with global acceptance and approval ... Hopefully soon!
June 23, 2020
coop3636
407 posts
TN Connection (55AAA) has paid and is planning on going.
CYA on the fields
Brett
June 23, 2020
STL0
Men's 55
195 posts
It will be interesting to see how many teams end up playing in Rogers. Most we spoke with in our division said they are not going. It does seem like there were more teams when this TOC event was in Shawnee, KS. The fact that the fields (more specifically outfields) in Rogers are terrible is another reason to skip it.

On the other hand, if you're looking for good odds of qualifying for the TOC, this may be good for you.
June 25, 2020
Oklahawg
3 posts
The OP is accurate - my son's HS travel tournament in Arkansas last weekend had a last minute scramble due to the KS travel restrictions. 14-day quarantine for KS citizens who visit Benton or Washington County in Arkansas (Rogers is essentially in both).
June 26, 2020
STL0
Men's 55
195 posts
This one has been canceled per the recent SSUSA newsletter.
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