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April 10, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Insurance
Discussion: TOURNAMENT INFORMATION ACCESS


The customary locations for access to DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets have been here on the Message Board priority posts AND on the individual event Tournament page until play concludes ... Please note that if you are looking for updated scores and other tourney information, it will always be available on the Tournament page ... Good luck!


April 9, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Double Play - Does run score?

YES ... Strictly a "timing play" and, as described, run scored before the out was made ...
April 7, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Why is a Major Plus Team playing "Exhibition"?

@txnighttrain ... Your reading comprehension skills and your ability to accurately report the structure are excellent ... The "why" for @Schibs is that we believe the Major+ teams playing in this scenario are likely too strong to be competing competitively in the lesser-rated divisions ... This structure protects the integrity of the bracket AND gives the Major+ teams "something to play for" instead of the usual EXHIBITION "play your five and thanks for being here" scenario ... Good luck everyone!


April 6, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets


DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for the SSUSA's Midwest Championships 2024 in Kansas City, KS, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" when play commences ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 50's & 55's | 60's | 65's | 70's & 75's's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [Large file: 22 pages]

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


• Master Games & Field Grid: Midwest 2024

• Participating Teams List: Midwest 2024


April 6, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Question

YES, so long as he is otherwise eligible as to residency and rating experience history during the current and two immediately preceding seasons ...
April 5, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Changing a Number

YES ... That's the preferred and most commonly employed remedy to cure a "duplicate number" problem in a lineup ... The recent rule change was in response to an inquiry about wanting to have numbers like 3.14 or 5½ on the uniform ...

The original rule was put in place about "numbers" after the 2006 Worlds in Seattle where a team showed up with all Roman Numerals (I, II, III, IV, V, IX, XX, etc.) and created a bit of an uproar with opposing team scorekeepers! ... We couldn't ignore it, although the team's name, There Goes the Neighborhood, was pretty funny on its own ...


April 4, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Team Looking For Players For The Souhtwest Tourney SOS !

Thanks for the response, Joseph ... The Mustangs are a 70+ team, so you're a ways off from that ... If there other "age appropriate" players available, please call Ernie ... He's truly one of the good guys in our profession, he's a class act and the Mustangs have a rich and successful history with SSUSA over the past 18± seasons ...
April 4, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championsips

Hi Larry ... You read it correctly, and didn't miss a thing ... In a 3-game round robin seeding pool with an odd number of teams, one team (randomly) gets that 4th game so that every other team will get their 3rd ... The Major+ group will be seeded only on INTERNAL games, meaning counting the two each of you plays against the other two ... Maverick just got a "little extra bang for their buck" with a six-game-guarantee schedule instead of a five ... Good luck! ...


April 4, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Interpretation of the new bat rule

Yes, that's correct.
April 3, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Interpretation of the new bat rule

Mulldog ... You may NOT swing a Utrip bat ... Here's the rule that went into effect on November 1, 2023:

Bats must be marked with the new SSUSA/NTS logo. Older bats must be marked SSUSA approved (or have SSUSA logo), with 1.21 BPF or less.

Good luck!

April 2, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the SSUSA's Southwest Championships 2024 in Las Vegas & Henderson, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... The same caveats mentioned above for SESSION #1 apply here as well ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 50's | 55's | 60's

• Women's: 50+ Seniors

• 40-Master's: Men | Women

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [Large file: 58 pages]


April 1, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets


DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the SSUSA's Southwest Championships 2024 in Las Vegas & Henderson, NV, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" when play commences ...

The Master Planning Grid has been posted and the Participating Teams Tab has been activated ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 65's | 70's | 75's | 80's & 85's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


• Master Games & Field Grid: Southwest 2024


April 1, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The New Artificial Intelligence Cap

HELP WANTED


SSUSA seeks well qualified applicants to apply for the newly created and challenging position of National Facilities Coordinator.

The successful applicant will meet the following criteria –


Civil Engineering Degree, with double Minors in Urban Planning & Political Relations. Extensive Municipal Finance education or high-level related experience is a plus.

Must possess exemplary negotiation skills to be utilized in convincing Civic officials in multiple locations of the importance of retro-fitting all existing softball facilities to meet the current, and ever changing, demands of Senior Softball players. Must also possess, and be willing to implement, plans for the cost-free improvements for those affected municipalities, including the requirement that any construction and subsequent maintenance costs not adversely impact the municipal finance budget.

Federal Grant Procurement experience, coupled with Urban Land Acquisition expertise, is a plus for development of new Senior Softball facilities in multiple locations. The successful candidate should be able to deliver cost-free state of the art facilities to the various municipalities.

Mechanical Engineering background and experience helpful in assisting urban planning and engineering departments on the new "Flex Fencing Concept". All retro-fit improvements to fencing, or new construction, must incorporate ‘on the fly’ variable height and distance adjustments, ranging from 6' to 30' high, and distance options from Home Plate ranging from 275' through 340'. Design must incorporate sufficient ease of operation for umpires and T.D.’s.

Electrical Engineering degree and Patent Application experience a plus for the design and immediate development of a non-invasive electrical force field invention to deflect sharply batted balls in the vicinity of the pitcher and/or pitcher's area of the playing field.

Architectural degree, with notable Sports Facilities experience, required for full range of free design/build services.

Law degree or related high-level experience would also be a plus for the successful candidate, who must be capable of renegotiating, or causing litigation-free cancellation, of numerous multi-year existing facility lease/event contracts with multiple civic entities, all without causing adverse implications to SSUSA. Ideally, these renegotiations should be accomplished on terms always favorable solely to SSUSA and its membership.

Masters in Hotel Management is a desired, but not required qualification. Proven experience in reserving and blocking up to 20,000+ 5-star hotel rooms in a single municipality, up to a year in advance, at the lowest possible 1-star hotel room rates, including free breakfast, is a must.

Willingness to travel extensively for minimal compensation, combined with the ability to accept endless public criticism from a multitude of sources, none of whom possess the knowledge or experience, individually or collectively, to successfully apply for this position.

Apply today at areyoukiddingme@seniorsoftball.com

[Originally published 04/01/2009]


March 29, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2024 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

MINOR REVISION in Tentative Field Assignments for SESSION I • Games demand exceeded available time slots at Big League Dreams because of the nightly local league conflicts. The MEN's 70-AA was moved out of BLD. To accommodate that move, there was a facility change FROM Hollywood Park (3 fields) TO Shadow Rock Park (4 fields), as follows ...

SHADOW ROCK PARK • Tuesday & Wednesday - Las Vegas (19 teams)
• Men's 65-AA (5) • B.L.D. Thursday
• Men's 70-AA (5) • Sunset Thursday
• Men's 75-Major+ (2) • Finishes Wednesday @ Shadow Rock
• Men's 75-Major (7) • B.L.D. Thursday

Released 03/29/2024


March 29, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter Box Rule

garyheifner ... k man is correct ... As your hypothetical is stated, you are NOT out ... If you have both feet inside the batter's box at the start of the pitch per Rulebook §7.3 A. (on page 41) AND your back foot is not in front of the imaginary line that runs across the front edge of home plate and the strike mat when you make contact, you are good to go ... This is a pretty simple set of criteria to meet ... Good luck! ...


March 28, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TIDEWATER CLASSIC 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #2 • 55+ DIVISION REVISED • All three of the former 55-AAA teams in this division were not in compliance with the allowed maximum of three (or less) out of rating players on their rosters ... As a result, the teams were re-rated to 55-Major, and the division was expanded from six to nine teams for both pool and bracket play ... The changes are online with a revision date of 03/28/2024 ... Good luck everyone ...


March 27, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TIDEWATER CLASSIC 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

SESSION #2 • MAJOR REVISIONS • Due to the late withdrawal of a 50-Major+ team (PulseChain/Juno Athletics - NJ), significant revisions to multiple divisions of play were required ... Changes dated 03/27/24 are now online and impacted the 40-AAA, 50-Major, 50-AAA, 55-Major and 60-Major Divisions, in addition to the loss of the 50/55-Major+ bracket ... We apologize for any inconveniences, despite the circumstances being completely outside of our causation or control ... Good luck, everyone ...


March 26, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TIDEWATER CLASSIC 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 of the SSUSA's Tidewater Classic 2024 in Virginia Beach. VA, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... The caveats mentioned above for Session #1 apply here as well ... Good luck everyone!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 50's | 55's | 60's

• 40-Masters: Men

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions [15 page file]


March 25, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Question

YES, so long as he is otherwise eligible as to residency and rating experience history during the current and one immediately preceding season ...
March 24, 2024
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA's TIDEWATER CLASSIC 2024 • "DRAFT" Game Schedules & Brackets


DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #1 of the SSUSA's Tidewater Classic 2024 in Virginia Beach, VA, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament page ... As always, these DRAFT schedules are TENTATIVE, are subject to change and become final ONLY when released as "OFFICIAL" when play commences ...

The Master Planning Grid and Participating Teams List have also been posted ... Good luck to all!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)


• Men's: 65's thru 75's

Tournament Administration (PDF's)


• Master Games & Field Grid: Tidewater Classic

• Participating Teams List: Tidewater Classic

• Princess Anne Athletic Complex: Fields Map


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