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July 29, 2009
47 posts
The ISA state church / senior dir. asked me what kinda chance do we have getting a few tourneys put together next year, so I thought I would come to ya'll. If you could answer the questions below to give us an idea what your looking for.

1. How big a touney 3 game pool 2 game bracket , 2 game pool 2 game bracket

2. With that in mind how much would you want to spend to enter " keep in mind good Umps cost " that was my shameless plug.

3. Three day, two day, one day 2 bracket game tourney.

4. You furnish balls 44 375 ISA balls

5. What time of the year would be best

Give me input thanks guys


July 30, 2009
47 posts
73 lookers but no comments OK I will pass the word on.

I wonder if a early season tourney would work for league teams in the metro area mmmmmmmmmm

July 30, 2009
Men's 65
3146 posts
Hi Jesse, I was one of the lookers.
It all depends on how big you want to make this. For a one day tournament you could count on 4 or 5 teams. You may want to open it up to rec and church teams to increase the numuber of teams.
As for cost, I think a one day tournament should be under $200.
I don't think most teams would mind furnishing balls.
As for time of year, just check the senior tournament schedule and try not to pick a confilicting date. Early spring or late summer is good, maybe even fall.
Eddie Millwood put one on a couple of months ago and is trying to put another one on in mid August. His problem is he wants to use ASA bats this time. I don't think I would play if he uses ASA bats, too many shaved ASA bats around.
Check with Robbie and some guys from Kayson's team, they'll give you some good advice.
Will you be in Gallatin?
Good luck!
July 30, 2009
47 posts
No sir one of the first years that I wasn't reg. for ISA, not enough ISA tourneys at Bishop that have made or big enough by the time I get off work on Sat. You know buss. is buss. you got to make the numbers work. I'm on call if the local needs me. I got asked to go to World in Fla. about 4 years ago on monady and they were leaving on wed. no time to plan so I didn't go. I thought trying to start out an ealry year Rec tourney to help people loosen up. Hopefuly others will post.

July 30, 2009
Men's 65
335 posts
Hi Jesse,

Look at the different Assoc schedules, try and pick a weekend that has a 3 week dead time.
Seems like most teams like to try and play every other weekend and there are several dead periods.
Most two day tournaments do better espically with 50's 55's and 60's, I don't think it maters as much for the older age groups.
No problem supplying own balls just need to know what is acceptable.
Costs less than most qualifying tournaments especially if you supply own balls.
Home team can do scorekeeping to keep cost down.

Just some thoughts God Bless and take care,
The Hitman #13
Aug. 1, 2009
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
would it be acceptable to use any assoc 44-375 ball for you.we don't do ISA here in texas(doubt that we would travel to ga for a regular tourney tho)but kinda of asking for those who are kinda close to ya and don't do ISA.what ya could do is have them buy from you.
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