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WMC Sessions 1 & 2 in St. George; Session 1 Back to 4 Days
Aug. 1, 2020
SSUSA received notification last week that the Clark County fields in Las Vegas would be closed for the first three sessions of the World Masters Championships (WMC) because of the latest COVID-19 protocols established by the Nevada governor.
Fortunately, St. George, Utah, offered their fields for the first two sessions (Men’s 55-60 divisions from Sept. 17-20 and Men’s 65-85 divisions from Sept. 21-23).
SSUSA is currently working on alternative fields for the third session (Men's and Women’s 40s divisions from Sept. 25-27). The St. George fields were not available for the third session.
The fourth session of the WMC (Men's and *Women's 50s) is still on track for Las Vegas from Oct. 1-4. *Women's 50s start on Oct. 2.
The late huge influx of Men's 55/60 teams over the first few days of this week has forced SSUSA to expand the first session in St. George back to the original 4 days: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 17-20.
“We were blindsided by the influx of teams for the first session,” said Terry Hennessy, SSUSA’s chief executive officer. “We had about 65 teams entered last Friday and by Tuesday of this week there were 130 teams, with 13 teams on the waiting list.”
“We apologize for the significant inconvenience caused by shifting from 4 days to 3 days and back to 4 days, but it was the only way to accommodate most of the teams.”
Entry deadline for the first session is today (Thursday, Aug. 20). The second session deadline is Monday, Aug. 24. There is currently a waiting list for the second session.
Please CLICK HERE for the latest team list for Sessions 1 and 2.
If your team is not listed and plans to attend, please contact SSUSA immediately! Also, if your team is on the list, and will no longer attend the tournament, please let us know as well.
The tournament page for the World Masters has been updated with hotel properties in both St. George, and Mesquite, Nev.
Because of significant delays in the US Postal Service deliveries, it is essential that teams contact us if they intend to play in ANY session of the WMC.
Please call 916-326-5303, Monday-Thursday 8 am –noon Pacific Time, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roster Help for WMC
In order to help teams losing players during the pandemic, SSUSA is allowing teams to use their master roster for the World Masters Championships. All teams may use their master rosters, including teams that were not able to play in a qualifier.
Those rosters may only have three higher skill level players.
If a 40-65 year old team drops below 15 players, the team may add players in the same age and skill level to get to 15 players.
If a 70-85 year old team drops below 16 players, the team may add players in the same age and skill level to get to 16 players.
In addition, teams can add two (2) players from out of their region if they are in the same age/skill level this season.
After the entry deadline, teams cannot add players that would change their rating.