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Senior Softball-USA presents

5th Annual Pacific Rim Championships / China Goodwill Tour

Oct. 9 - 17, 2017
Optional Goodwill Tour Oct. 17 - 20,2017 

4th Annual Pacific Rim Championships Teams, Taiwan - 2016

 

Compete in the 5th Annual Pacific Rim Championships against teams from Japan, China and Taiwan!

The Chinese Softball Association has invited Senior Softball USA to participate in the 5th Annual Pacific Rim Championships in Guangzhou, China on Oct. 14-15. Teams from Taiwan, Japan and China are expected to compete.


The US Teams will depart for the friendship games on Oct. 9 and return Oct. 17.  There will also be an optional goodwill tour in Yueyang Oct. 17-20.  Players will have the opportunity to visit local schools and provide promotional instruction on tee-ball and softball in an effort to help grow the game internationally.  Any SSUSA registered player is eligible to participate in this chance to play internationally, meet players and experience the beauty of Taiwan.

This inclusive 9-dayTour includes most meals, tour entries, hotels, bus transportation, tournament costs, domestic flight from Beijing to Guangzhou, return domestic flight from Guangzhou to Beijing, translators, tour guides and uniforms. The cost, not including international air fare, is $2,190 per person.   The optional 3-day goodwill tour also includes the amenities above as well as a bullet train ticket from Guangzhou to Yueyang and back.  The optional tour cost is an additional $650 per person  

Player will have the opportunity to observe the booming metropolis of Beijing, with a population of approximately 21.5 million people, Oct. 9-13.  We will then fly domestically to Guangzhou for the 5th annual Pacific Rim Championships, Oct. 14-15.  While in Guangzhou, we will take in the sights and sounds of central China not frequented by many Western travelers and of course, play softball.  Players will visit the Chenjia Temple and participate in a boat tour of the Zhujiang River.  The same is true of Yeuyang.  Yeuyang is located in the southeastern area of China and holds many cultural treasurers not frequented by tourists. Should players choose to participate in the optional tour Oct. 17-20,  they will have the opportunity to help grow the sport through instructional lessons to local youth in Yeuyang schools.  Players will also visit the famous Yueyang Tower and historic district of the city.


Price is $2,190 pp/double occupancy. $500.00 deposit due by July 15 and the remaining balance by August 9. Tour includes hotel (taxes and service charges), daily breakfast, several lunches and a banquet with Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese players.
Note: Includes domestic airfare and optional bullet train.  Does not include International airfare to and from the United State and Beijing.

Please contact Ross McCulligan at Ross@SeniorSoftball.com, or call 916-326-5303 if you are interested.

Pacific Rim Championships Itinerary

Day 1: Oct. 9

US Teams leave Oct. 8 and arrive in Beijing at the Beijing Capital International Airport (BJS) Oct. 9th (losing a day crossing the International Dateline). We board our Charter bus and transfer to our Hotel in Beijing. 

Accommodation: Xiyuan Hotel

USA Players Celebrate

Day 2: Oct. 10th Beijing 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will travel by motorcoach to the softball field.  Players will be able to practice on the diamond with each other and enjoy

some free time adjusting to the time change. 

Accommodation: Xiyuan Hotel 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

Great Wall of China

Day 3: Oct. 11th Beijing   

This morning, we board our motorcoach bound for one of the most recognizable structures on earth, the Great Wall of China. In the afternoon we will take a tour of Badaling City.

Accommodation: Xiyuan Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Forbidden City

Day 4: Oct. 12th Forbidden City 

After breakfast in our hotel, we visit the Forbidden City, originally the Imperial Palace for the Ming dynasty, the Forbidden City is now home to the Palace Museum and houses some of the most historic artifacts of Chinese culture.  In the afternoon we will take a rickshaw tour of Hutong.

Accommodation: Xiyuan Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day 5: Oct. 13th Guangzhou 

Friday will be spent traveling from Beijing to Guangzhou. After breakfast in our hotel, we had to the airport and fly to Guangzhou. This flight is included in the price of the tour.  Lunch will be served on board the flight and players will transfer to the hotel by charter bus once we arrive. 

Accommodation: To be determined.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A Chinese player field his position during the Pacific Rim Championships

Day 6: Oct. 14th Guangzhou, Pacific Rim Championships 

After breakfast in our hotel, we board our bus for the first day of the Pacific Rim Championships. 

Accommodation: To be determined.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Team USA and Team China

Day 7: Oct. 15th Guangzhou, Pacific Rim Championships 

After breakfast in our hotel, we board our bus for the final day of the Pacific Rim Championships. After the tournament, players will enjoy a banquet presented by the host country for all teams that participated. 

Accommodation: To be determined. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Zhujiang (Pearl) River

Day 8: Oct. 16th Guangzhou

After breakfast in our hotel, we will take a day tour of the Chenjia Temple and the old streets of Guangzhou.  That evening we will enjoy a bout tour of the Zhujiang (Pearl) River.  

Accommodation: To be determined. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Oct. 17th Guangzhou 

Today will conclude the trip for those individuals not participating in the optional Goodwill Tour. Players heading back to the United State will fly from Guangzhou to Beijing (airfare included) and the from Beijing back to the United States (airfare not included).  Any players continuing on to Yeuyang will take a bullet train from Guangzhou to Yeuyang (train ticket included). 

Accommodation: Huarui Jianguo Hotel (Yueyang).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch 

Yueyang Tower

Day 10: Oct. 18th Yueyang 

After breakfast in our hotel, we will depart for a local school to provide goodwill promotional instruction of the game of softball to the youth of the area.  In the afternoon we will take a tour of Yueyang Tower   

Accommodation: To be determined. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Terry Hennessy shakes hands with tee-ball players in China

Day 11: Oct. 19th Yueyang 

After breakfast in our hotel, we will depart for another local school for more goodwill promotion of the game of softball.  Afternoon activities are to be determined. That evening we will take the bullet train back to Guangzhou (train ticket included).    

Accommodation: To be determined. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Oct. 20th Guangzhou 

We will fly domestically from Guangzhou to Beijing (airfare included) and then players will go take their separate flights home from Beijing to the United States (airfare not included). 

NOTES:

**Currency Exchange Supplement  

Should the Chinese Yuan Renminbi dollar fluctuate more than 2% there will be an added charge and SSUSA International Tours reserves the right to charge clients the currency exchange supplement necessary. 

Previous Pacific Rim Championship participants will receive a $100 discount.  If you are a returning player to the Pacific Rim Championships please CLICK HERE.

If you are a new participant to the 2017 Pacific Rim Championships please CLICK HERE to download the  Sign Up Sheet, Waiver and Uniform Sizing Sheet.

Please complete all three pages and return by mail or email to:

Senior Softball USA - Pacific Rim

9823 Old Winery Place #12

Sacramento, CA 95827

or

Ross@SeniorSoftball.com

 

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SSUSA International Tours presents: The 2017 Alpine Fairytale Tour

 

Click on the banner above for the tour's full intinerary.

 

Don’t miss this magical opportunity to explore the natural beauty, famous architectural wonders, quaint shops and fabulous music of Bavaria, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and wonderful Vienna – and, of course, there will be softball tournaments.

 

After visiting the Bavarian capital of Munich and watching the Glockenspiel, we scale the Alps in our luxury motorcoach to Neuschwanstein – the famous Fairytale Castle that inspired Walt Disney.  Our adventure is just starting as we visit the amazing alpine city of Innsbruck and view the spectacular vistas from Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest retreat. 

 

We head to Salzburg through the land that “Sound of Music” made famous and the city where Mozart was born.  Then we are off to the fabulous Melk Abbey, one of the most beautiful abbeys in Europe that has stood since 1089.

 

Our final stop is Vienna, where we will be immersed in the culture of one of the most memorable cities in Europe before taking a cruise on the Danube River.  Our farewell dinner, fittingly, will be in the historic wine village of Grinzing.

 

And, of course, the main feature of the Tour is softball.  In Munich, we’ll play the Bavarian Championships against some spirited German teams sponsored by the Freising Grizzlies and have a chance to meet them during a players party on Saturday afternoon.  

 

The last weekend of the Tour, we will compete in the Vienna Classic, sponsored by the largest softball/baseball club in Austria called the Home Runners. There will be a special event Saturday night with music provided by the Austrian club’s own excellent band to celebrate the event.

 

Our Alpine Fairytale Tour will create memories – and friendships – that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss your chance to join the adventure!

 

Click Here To Download the 2017 Germany / Austria Registration Form!

 

$3,670.00 per player / $3,600 per non-player (Price includes uniform, price does not include airfare) Single Room Supplement: $675.00 (call first for availability)

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SSUSA International Tours presents: The 4th Annual Pacific Rim Championships in Taiwan!
 

October 17th - 25th, 2016

    

CHANGHUA CITY, TAIWAN -- USA senior teams took second and third in separate divisions in the Fourth Annual Pacific Rim Championships here.

The American teams competed against teams from China, Japan and Taiwan in four divisions on Oct. 22-23. Taiwan teams won each of the four divisions in the single elimination format.

“The competition, however, places a very distant second place to the real purpose of the Pacific Rim Championships – establishing friendship through softball throughout the region,” said Terry Hennessy, Senior Softball-USA’s chief executive officer.

“The two USA teams were great ambassadors of our sport and the tournament provided a great opportunity to meet and make friends with players from other countries,” he said.

The highlight of the tour came with a banquet and party for all of the teams on the first night of the Championships in which players from each team performed a musical number or dance for entertainment that cut across all languages and cultures.

The Pacific Rim Championships was established in 2013 by representatives from China, Japan, Taiwan and the United States to promote friendship through slow-pitch softball throughout the Pacific Rim region. 

The first Pacific Rim Championships was played in China in 2013, in Japan in 2014, in Las Vegas in 2015 and in Taiwan this year.

The games are played with a very soft ball, called the Joyful ball, on a short field with 50-foot base paths where defense and speed become much more important than the “long ball” game played in America.

 Top players for the USA White team, managed by John Redner of California,  included Milton Douglas of Michigan for Best Offense  (batting .888), Dave Leake  of Washington Best Defense, and Jerry Scanlon of California, MVP.

Top players for the USA Red team, managed by Terry Hennessy, included Jorge Carrasco of Texas for Best Offense  (batting .700), Al Aranio of Hawaii Best Defense, and Jim Hansen of California, MVP.

As part of the tour, the USA players and their families got a taste for Taiwan culture, visiting Taipei 101 towers, 2nd largest building in the world; the National Palace Museum and the Long Shan Temple, among other sites. 

The Pacific Rim Board announced that the Championships would be held in Lanzhou, China, on Oct. 15-16, 2017.  Lanzhou is on the doorstep to Tibet in northwest China.  More information will be released soon, according to officials.

   

   

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Classic Hawaiian Softball Cruise and Tournament

April 6 – 16, 2016


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maui Classic Tourney: Team USA - Champions

Front Row (Left to Right):
Roger Trujillo, Mike Sisavic, Terry Hennessy, Ralph Ventura, Jim Hansen, John Seigla
Back Row (Left to Right):
Ed Schell, Daryl Burns, Paul Callaghan, John Fournier, Eric Johnson, Dan Minnick, David Prins

 

The 28th Annual Senior Softball-USA Tour team played throughout four of the Hawaiian Islands in April, racking up an impressive 7-1 record and winning the Maui Classic Tournament.

The SSUSA team, made up of 13 players from several states, played Hawaiian teams in Oahu, the Big Island, Maui and Kauai.

“This was one of the most balanced and strongest Tour Teams ever, with great chemistry,” said Terry Hennessy, SSUSA chief executive officer and manager of the team.

After playing the initial games on Oahu, the team boarded the Pride of America cruise ship and played at ports throughout the islands. The next Tour is to the Pacific Rim Championships in Taiwan in October.  Call Ross at 916-326-5303 for details.

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