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Discussion: USA National Championship - 50-Major+

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Aug. 16, 2011
2502 posts
USA National Championship - 50-Major+
Aug. 16, 2011 - titanhd
Men's 50 - 141 posts

SSUSA staff. Question regarding 50 MAJOR+ Championship game. The recent rating has Windy City listed as a Major Team. Is this correct that they are playing MAJOR+ at Phoenix? Is Windy City Major or Major+ ?

I also noted that Windy City is listed as SUSPENDED per the Northern Championship list of teams entered. Should they be considered in or out of this tourney?


titanhd - We removed your post from the Priority Posting Thread, and are reproducing it here ... To answer your questions:

Windy City entered and played in the Eastern Nationals as Major+. This is because they had no 'qualifying roster' for the Eastern's (being their first SSUSA event of the 2011 Tournament Season), and the only option in that circumstance is to play Major+.

Windy City had their Rating Appeal granted in late July to move down to 50-Major, and that's what they played at the Windy City Qualifier in Elgin last weekend and will play in Lansing at the Northern's. Should they go to Phoenix, they will compete as 50-Major.

Because of their rating change and the fact that the 50-Major+ and 50-Major Divisions will not be in the same locations in Phoenix, there will likely not be a 50-Major+ National Championship Game, and East Bay Oldies (CA) wll be declared 50-Major+ National Champions. Omega/QSE Construction (MD) will play in the 50-Major National Championship game against the Southern Oregon Flatliners should both of those teams go to Phoenix.
Aug. 16, 2011
90 posts
Is EBO "likely" going to be named National Champion or have they been named National Champion, as your wording hedges on that fact.

A clarification is appreciated.
Aug. 16, 2011
2502 posts
There is no hedging involved. "Likely" is still the operative word. EBO will be named 50-Major+ National Champions if, and only if, they participate in the World Championships in Phoenix in October. Should EBO not attend, and Nazzareno Electric Longhorns go to Phoenix, the Longhorns will be extended the Western berth in the 50-Major+ USA National Game (as Runner-up in the West, with the West Champion not attending.) Nazzareno would then be named National Champions in the 50-Major+ if there is no game with Windy City Softball from the East. If neither EBO nor Nazzareno goes to Phoenix, and Windy City does, they will be named 50-Major+ National Champions. Simply stated, no team is awarded the National Championship in absentia.

Aug. 16, 2011
Men's 50
890 posts
Is there ever a Major-plus championship game at the 50+ level? Why? Not enough teams and teams yo-yoing (Windy City) between Major and Major-plus all the time.
Aug. 17, 2011
Men's 50
128 posts
Not just Windy City,SSUSA has moved other quality teams down. SSUSA has begged for Major Plus teams for years, they finally start getting some, mainly from move ups from National and World Tournaments,and then, for some reason this year ,they are moving them back down. Can't blame the teams, have to blame SSUSA.
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