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Discussion: Rating issue

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Nov. 2, 2008
10 posts
Rating issue
I'd noticed when I played in the LVSSA tournament last month that the team that won the 65 AAA championship was combination of 3 Major teams.
6 from the Indianapolis Classics which was a Major team all year until the ISA NATIONAL tournament to AAA, and guess what they won the AAA division in ST.LOIUS..
The two other teams where;
6 from the Budwieser Major team and 2 from the Chicago Classic Black 65 team rated Major.
How does this happen, don't the LVSSA check rosters?
They went under the name US PALLET a AAA team.
The name of the game is change your name to a team that is rated at a lower class.
My question is what is Senior softball going to do about it?
Nov. 2, 2008
Men's 60
1023 posts
Senior softball which runs this website has nothing to do with LVSSA your beef is with LVSSA.. At the summit this year all the organizations agreed to go their own route with ratings. The rosters submitted to each organization are mutually exclusive.
Nov. 2, 2008
Men's 70
11 posts
750plus you are mis-informed on several items posted. The US Pallet team you refer to is 60 AAA and never ever was a 65 team. Chicago Black 65 disbanded after the TOC in Florida 2008. Those players refered to played AAA and AA ball after Chicago disbanded in 2008. And no there were not 6 players from Bud. Sure would have been nice to have all the players in nunbers mentioned. Milwaukee had several Chicago Black players with them, I see no mention of them. If senior softball had somthing to about this ,it would be drop Chicago Black from the listing since this team is no longer playing and has disbanded.
Nov. 2, 2008
Men's 65
839 posts

As being discussed in combining Major and Major+ teams, the ratings are not done right, especially last year with way too many teams. The only issue that I want to make here is the lack of teams being in the correct division. I will state this one example. The Major+ teams are correct to say they need more teams, but not at the expense of borderrline Major/AAA teams. There was a team that won the Phoenix Worlds in the 55Major last year, and still played in the Major division this year. Why not Major+ this year?

Andy Smith,
Double Nickels,
Nov. 2, 2008
Men's 70
62 posts
I am and have been the manager of the US Pallet 60's team for over 5 years. I was surprised to see our team name listed in your discussion. We have always been rated as a AAA team since I have managed it. We do not have a 65 AAA team or any other team in the 65 division. Some of our past players are now playing with Budweiser 65's, but again we have never pariciipated in any tournaments as a 65 team. Just wanted to clear that up.
Nov. 2, 2008
Men's 60
1712 posts
LVSSA just wants your check!
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