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Discussion: 60+ Major Plus teams in Reno?

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March 6, 2009
Men's 65
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60+ Major Plus teams in Reno?
Our team, the Florida Merchants are trying to decide if we want to go to the ROCK 'N RENO CHALLENGE CUP. Maybe I should say I am trying to decide if I want to go.
How is the 60M+ turnout there? How are the fields? How is the tournament run? Anything else I should know?
It's been 20 years since I've been in Reno and can only imagine how much it has changed.
March 6, 2009
Men's 55
567 posts
if you are playing at Golden Eagle it is great!! beautiful park! 6 300ft field and all turf! hope to see you out there!
March 6, 2009
Men's 70
267 posts
Bruce! bash and the Ruth 60's will be going to Rock n' Reno again this year and just luv the Golden Eagle Softball Complex last year even though we went 1-5. Major Plus competition is very tough at this event each and every year and is quite an team achievement to win it. Hope your FL Merchants will attend.

For W.E. Ruth
bash (Ruth 60's Official Communications Officer and full-time catcher)
March 6, 2009
the wood
Men's 65
1123 posts
Bruce, we'll be there... the format last year was a 5 game round robin... 2,2,1 over the 3 days... Ruth Realty must have been given an extra game along the way... :-)
The Golden Eagle complex is state-of-the-art(in Sparks, NV), as many have said. But there is no guarantee that we'll play there. We also played at another one in Reno (Rancho San Rafael)and it was sub-standard, to say the least. There is another one in Sparks (Shadow Mtn) that was used and we didn't play any games there so this could be the year that we do. I have no frame of reference for it. The entire area is at a decent altitude so balls do carry a bit... with 6 HRs and a DBO this becomes an issue/concern.
We had 6 teams last year... MTC, GSF, Old A's, Boaz, Ruth & Scrap Iron.
There is also part of this event that will be played in Carson City, 30 miles south. It is my understanding that we won't play there... but don't hold me to this. I'd stay in Reno as it's very convenient to both Sparks complexes and Rancho San Rafael.
There is a lot to see in Reno and Carson City... more relaxed than LV.
I hope that you do make the trip...
March 6, 2009
Men's 60
70 posts
Bruce, MTC is planning on attending Reno - 60 Major Plus. It sounds like it's really shaping up to be a very competitive tournament for 60 Major Plus.
Steve Imlay
March 6, 2009
Men's 65
3146 posts
Thanks for the replies guys! This maybe one not to miss.
March 6, 2009
Men's 55
567 posts
wood & all
shadow mountain is only 280ish so don't count on being at that one! but eagle is awesome for sure! i hope they get the bar upstairs open by then! also has a small snack bar on ground level!(yes beer too)
March 6, 2009
353 posts
This will be my 5th Rock’n Reno. It is one of the best tourneys of the year. imo. A lot of good competition from across the USA and Canada.
March 6, 2009
Men's 55
394 posts
Great tournament last year 2008, 50AAA played down in Carson City, stayed in Reno at the Sands. Was there for Western 2007 & 2006 and just love the feel of Reno. Rather play in Reno than Vegas or Salt Lake. On par with Phoenix as far as facilities and weather, with lots of sin! (I mean gambling). Hoping this is our year for the new Sparks Complex!
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