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Discussion: Pool Play Game

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May 29, 2008
Men's 65
326 posts
Pool Play Game
What do the best minds in softball think about additional pool games? The tournament I reperesent is considering going to 4 pool games for age groups 70, 65 and 60, for the 50/55 group 3 games. Bracket play will stay the same...Double elimination. All comments welcome.

May 29, 2008
Men's 65
4549 posts
For myself, I'd like it, but you know darn well the cost would no doubt go up**, given the ump cost ...If not it would give a little more bang for the buck.
**The their (SSUSA's) paper a few issues back, said as much, about increasing fees.
I'd rather see no Friday games, so one could save a days night stay. Though in the bigger ones like Reno, with around 170 teams, it would be a hard sell.
May 31, 2008
Stones 1B
Men's 55
52 posts
Cost is a problem for evryone..whether you Drive or Fly.
Staying an extra night IMO is not the problem. It's how tournaments are run and the "Awards" that given or not given.
Pool Play is should give everyone a chance to play who has gone on the trip. As for the amount of games either 2 Pool and then Dbl Elim or even 2 Pool and then the 3 game minimum bracket. This give teams an extra Tournament game to get back in and win the tounament. Odds are against them but at least it's under the elimination process. 3 pool play games doesn't do much...alot of teams go 2-1 and then the tie breakers become a concern. 3 game brackets gives your 3 game minimum tournament pressure. That's just me...However the tournament goes you have to just roll with it.
More games the Merrier especially if you're flyign in from Hawaii.
June 2, 2008
Gary Heifner
248 posts
It makes absolutely no sense to me to make the older guys play more games. Our macho side says play as many games as possible in a tourney when the body says 2 pool games and then championship play is common sense. I can remember many world tournies with 4 pool games and then trying to find healthy bodies for when the real tourney starts. I like the current format.
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