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Oct. 1, 2008
Men's 65
1840 posts
The PRELIMINARY Participating Teams List has been posted and is available from the link on the Home Page ... This list is based on the fully paid, partially paid and "we're coming to Phoenix" lists through the close of business on October 1st ... If your team IS planning on coming to Phoenix and is NOT on this list, or if your team is NOT planning on coming and IS on this list, please contact the SSUSA offices as soon as possible ... Schedule generation will begin later this week ... Good luck to all! ... DAVE
Oct. 2, 2008
Men's 65
4549 posts
I think the added info will be helpful to the players\teams. Good Job.
Oct. 2, 2008
Men's 55
88 posts
Wow, if the Major Plus and Major were combined into one UPPER Divsion, with rules that would equalize the competition, there would be 31 teams in the 50, 17 in the 55 and 18 in the 60 events at Phoenix.
That would maybe even make Dirty Gary happy!
Sure would like to see that happen down the road sometime and be able to play in a 30 team event again.

Oct. 2, 2008
Men's 60
1023 posts
26 teams in the 50 major by my calculation you would be looking at 6 or 7 games to win in the undefeated portion of the winners bracket.
Oct. 2, 2008
90 posts
FYI....32 team brackets yields 6 games for an undefeated team. If team draws one of the first round byes, then only 5.

I think combining Major/Major+ and AAA/AA would go a long way to bringing back the "big tourneys' of our younger days.
Oct. 2, 2008
Men's 60
224 posts
udaplaya- I think it's really only 5 games in a 32, since it's 6 in the 64-team March Madness and that's only one more round. In any event, it's a lot longer in the loser's bracket. I looked it up and the if-game in a 26 team 3-game format is game #59 and in the 50-AAA with 34 teams that's game #77. Ouch!
Oct. 2, 2008
90 posts

32 team bracket
game 1 - down to 16 undefeated
game 2 - 8 undefeated
game 3 - 4 undefeated
game 4 - 2 undefeated
game 5 - 1 undefeated
game 6 - win tourney against losers' bracket winner

From a mathematical perspective:

= 1 + 2X where X is the power of 2

4 team bracket, 2 squared = it is 1 + 2 = 3 games
8 team bracket, 2 cubed = 8, so it is 1 + 3 = 4
32 is 2 to the fifth power, so 1 + 5 = 6 games.

So, do you notice i am bored today?
Oct. 3, 2008
Men's 60
224 posts
udaplayr- You are correct! The March Madness is a 1-and-done event. I forgot about the losers bracket winner getting that second chance. Nice analysis too. Even an old guy like me can follow that one. :)
Oct. 3, 2008
Men's 50
1375 posts
George, larger is just much better. It makes the tournament much more interesting, and winning much more meaningful.
Oct. 4, 2008
28 posts
One of the best tournament we played in wasSSUSA several years ago. We (Texas Tornado) played in the 55AA and we had 32 teams that year they went with 4 8 team divisions and we played 7 games and they took the top 2 from each group into a single game bracket for the finals. Ours was balanced we went 3-4 and lost 3 of the games by 1 run and beat the team that won our group. Can't ask for a better chance to win.
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