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Discussion: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2008 - Roster Guidelines

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Nov. 30, 2007
2518 posts
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS 2008 - Roster Guidelines
The "Roster Considerations" guidelines for the 2008 Tournament of Champions have been posted and are available from the link in the TOC area of the Home Page. This document explains the rules for what roster additions are allowed for the TOC and the process by which those additions are either made or requested. Please note that the deadline for roster additions is Thursday, January 31, 2008.
Nov. 30, 2007
Men's 60
105 posts
It seems to me the T.O.C. should be held the same year teams qualify. Maybe it should be played before Winter Nationals so teams go in with the players they qualified with.

How does a team win a National Tournament, get moved up in a Division, except for Major Plus and then play down again with players that never played in the qualifying tournament?

Also, I see all these teams that won tournaments. I assume they are all moving up to the next level for 2008.

Mike Santo

Manager of the new Sweet Construction 55 team.
Nov. 30, 2007
Men's 65
4549 posts
I'd be surprised if all the teams that play in SSUSA's tournaments were polled or asked, via their, managers, that they would like to keep it as it is.
Though I have never been to one, I wouldn't want to go two or more months later from my last tournament anywhere or played played. Too much of a chance pulling something. Coupled with teams reorganising for the new year players may of moved on. Before the Win. Natl's or about two weeks after, is good.
Nov. 30, 2007
360 posts
Can you tell us what the Home Run rules will be for the TOC as well as any other relevant rules like tournament format, mercy rules, time limits, etc?
Nov. 30, 2007
Men's 60
1718 posts
Same rules as any othe SSUSA tournament.
Nov. 30, 2007
Gary Heifner
248 posts
I agree that the TOC should be in the same year. My team qualified last year and being a Chicago based team, we hadn't played a game in over 2 1/2 months prior to the event. We were rusty and it was no suprise that a Florida based team won our division.
Dec. 1, 2007
Men's 70
58 posts
Gary Heifner: There is indoor softball games played every monday and thursday in Schaumburg in case you didn't know. It may just be the place for your team to keep in shape for upcoming tourney's

Chicago Geezers
Dec. 2, 2007
Men's 50
27 posts
Hey Mike Sweet's having both a 55 and a 50's team? Ed S.
Dec. 3, 2007
Men's 60
105 posts
Ed, yes Sweet Construction is going to have both a 50 and 55 team. Some players will be on both rosters.

Mike Santo
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