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Discussion: Two day vs 3 day events?

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July 28, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
Two day vs 3 day events?
Would you prefer to play just two days even if it would make night games a reality?
Don't forget you could get 7 games during that time and it does get hot in some places.
July 28, 2009
48 posts
i would prefer 2 days , make traveling cheaper and easier to get off work especially for 50 and 55 teams
July 28, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
I'm with you. or the Sat-Mon.
July 28, 2009
Men's 60
1175 posts
taits, remember in the "ole days" when there were 100-150 teams and we played around the clock ? You did not want to be in the losers bracket early !
Take care...Kenny
July 28, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
There are a few still like that. Carson\Reno just had one. Was a U-Trip event. Darn good awards & BBQ.
No, I did not attend...'twas all listen on flyer they had and via email.
You got that right about the 1st loss. They have one here every now and then.
July 28, 2009
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
taits how about getting started friday night with the two play in games for fiftys and fifty-fives in stead of two friday morning games and done by noon until sat.which actually requires four days off with long haul tourneys.That is kind of a waste of times (friday afternoon and evening) when some guys could have stayed home and worked thursday instead of traveling.

Gekle Builders
July 28, 2009
90 posts
especially given the low number of teams in recent tournaments, I think SSUSA (and other organizations) should be very flexible on this point. I agree with Ray, those two early Friday morning games should at least be moved to the evening - to be honest, at this time of year, you can't beat those night games when the weather has cooled down.

We have the Cal Cup tourney in a few weeks and I hope they don't stretch a 4 - 5 team tourney over three days. NCSSA used to hold their year-end championships for the 50/55 over three days, but has moved it to two this year in response to the teams'requests.

Personally, I think they extra day off from work, combined with the cost of extra day hotel, etc. can be a backbreaker right now for many teams.
July 28, 2009
Men's 65
4549 posts
Ray, (GB)
I know what you mean. My thought was starting early Sat go to Mon sometime, saving some the Fri night extra cost, but not the long haulers. No one wants to get there after a long flight or drive and have to play. Even though that's the way I have had to do it the last 2 years, it's not pleasant.
Entertaining a schedule that would fit all travel needs would be impossible, but might get a few extra teams in...then you have the who ya gonna play when you arrive thing. No one.
It would work better for those like your team.

NCSSA accommodates some teams that way (game times) but rarely (1) has Fri games anyway. They do not always follow their own guide line on it either. (travel distance from mgrs location). But still good. imo
You can count on Cal Cup, Extra cost has effected many that way.
July 29, 2009
Men's 55
38 posts
I like the two day format. However, hulstling on and off the field between innings will be necessary to make it work.
July 30, 2009
Men's 50
890 posts
If these tournaments continue to have just a couple of teams in them, there is no reason to play for three days. But our goal is to get at least a dozen teams to these events so we have to stay at 3 days. The Friday evening games is interesting, if it's a couple of hour flight you could take off the day of, but not the long ones, as taits said. As to playing Mondays instead of Fridays, I think some people are starting to work 4-10's, with Friday the day they get off, at least more than Mondays.
July 31, 2009
Men's 50
19 posts
It's about the HOTELS paying SSUSA a portion of the money you pay for the rooms. Expect to continue the 3 day 5 team tournaments. Might go to Four or Five days. 1 game a day! This kind of crap has been going on for years. Schedules are made at tournaments to keep players in the park to spend $$ at the concession also. Why would one schedule a team at 10:00AM and then again at 1:00PM instead of 11:00AM? Lunch at the concession stand - Mo Money!
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