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LVSSA Exits WMC Agreement

Oct. 1, 2020

On Thursday Oct. 15, Senior Softball USA (SSUSA) received a letter from the Las Vegas Senior Softball Association (LVSSA) terminating an 8-year joint agreement to hold both the Southwest Championships in April and the World Masters Championships in the fall.

The letter was a result of the closing of the fields in Las Vegas under the order of Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak in response to the global pandemic, forcing the move of all sessions of the 2020 World Masters Championships to Arizona and Utah.

In response to the letter, and LVSSA’s request to stop using their name as part of the tournaments, SSUSA has changed all designations for the remaining WMC session to Senior Softball World Championships.

“We will honor LVSSA’s wishes and rename all of the materials that have not yet been produced,” said Terry Hennessy, Senior Softball USA’s chief executive officer.  “We, of course, will continue to produce the Southwest Championships and the World Championships in Las Vegas on the dates we have established over the past eight years for the foreseeable future. We wish LVSSA the best of luck in their own tournaments moving forward.”

Under the agreement, SSUSA ran the tournaments and LVSSA supplied field workers and helped with registering teams at the tournament.

Negotiations to resolve remaining issues are ongoing, according to SSUSA officials.


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