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Real name:
Dave Beckering

Location:
Saint Charles, MO

Division:
Men's 60

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Oct. 4, 2022
missouridave
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: KC KIDS Looking for Two Players

Congratulations to the KC Kids 65's for a great year. Lost my phone and lost most of my contact info. I wanted to come see you guys at the Midwest's in St. Louis but my wife was very ill. Miss you guys and wish you all the best going forward.

Missouri Dave
Oct. 13, 2020
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Updated Ratings

DD thanks as always for your straightforward answer. As is usually the case I have no NEED for this data, but do have interest in how the teams that finished second and lower end up being rated as it pertains to the division I play in. Hope you and the family are well and staying safe.
Oct. 13, 2020
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Updated Ratings

A question for the the Staff. When will the team ratings be updated to reflect the results from St. George? I was looking at the 65 ratings and noted that the team that won the 65 Majors at St. George is not even included in the ratings list at all. Thanks.
Sept. 20, 2020
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Congratulations 50 Caliber

Congratulations to the 50 Caliber team for winning the big one. Way to go guys!
Dave Beckering
Dec. 26, 2019
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to Level off an Uppercut Swing SM#127

Bogie, Congratulations on being selected for the Hall of Fame.
Well deserved.
Missouri Dave
Nov. 30, 2019
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Surgery

Gary I blew my throwing shoulder out at Vegas. Plan was to do arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn rotator cuff. I could swing a bat and golf club fine and everyday activities were fine. I could not throw a ball overhand more than 20 feet or so. When the doc did the surgery I ended up having a frayed labrum and bone spurs in addition to the torn rotator cuff so he had to open up the shoulder more than planned. The rehab was hard. Harder than knee replacement. Took 2 full years but shoulder now feels just as good as before. You have to do the rehab and do not do too much too early as you can really mess it up if you do. Best of luck. Missouri Dave
Oct. 10, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas 65 AAA observations

Nails, no mix up. Read all the notes. No one accused Jack or his team of cheating. The point of the entire post is that SSUSA allowed one team to use a ball different than every other team. The point is that SSUSA (not Jack or his team) risked the integrity of the entire tournament by not requiring everyone to use the same ball. Based on Dave Dowell's post at BLD they not only required everyone to use the same ball, but even allowed teams to trade in the incorrect ball for the SSUSA provided ball. I hope at some point SSUSA will publicly state that this was a mistake and won't be repeated. Thanks.
Oct. 9, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas 65 AAA observations

Jack, please let me be clear. I was in NO way attempting to say that your team did anything wrong or unethical. My point was that SSUSA should NEVER allow anyone to bring in a different ball in any tournament let alone Vegas. My point was that someone could in fact get an advantage by using a different ball than everyone else. In my opinion all of the balls should be provided by SSUSA. I know that after 6 they charge you but that makes sure that no one has an advantage. Thanks.
Oct. 8, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas 65 AAA observations

Dave, again I believe you. Please talk to the Director who was at the 65AAA park. I am not going to put his name here as I am sure you know who was there. Not only did I talk to him, but so did several other managers and players. We all got the same story. Terry personally approved this particular team using balls from the 2018 tournament. I am not suggesting there was anything untoward going on. But the PERCEPTION is all wrong. Again I don't blame the Director at our fields. He was just following orders from the boss. Great tournament, the umpires were great, fields were OK (except for the gopher mounds and holes). You get it, you risk the integrity of the tourney by allowing this to happen. Thanks for all you do.
Oct. 8, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas 65 AAA observations

Dave Dowell, I agree with everything you said. Unfortunately you do not know the true story in this case. My team played against the California team in the winners bracket. We were told by the team that played them before us that they were allowed to use a different ball. I went and spoke with the Director on site. He informed me that they were balls that had been used last year. He also stated that Terry Hennessey had personally approved them to use a different ball. Did it make a difference in the game? No. But they did use a different ball than everyone else. I told the Director that they were potentially undermining the integrity of the whole tournament by allowing the team to use a different ball. The Director to his credit did not take a position one way or the other, just stated that the boss had OK'd the use of the ball. I will be greatly surprised if you respond to this note. I know we could have a conversation in private but sincerely doubt that anyone who works for SSUSA will take on the boss in public. Want to avoid this next year? SSUSA should provide EVERY ball for EVERY game. Do not allow ANY team, let alone one from near Sacramento to bring their own balls. Over to you DD. Your old buddy from Missouri.
April 1, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brickyard 20th Anniversary

Region4UIC the 60's have to play during the week due to the success of the tournament. The complex they use has a limited number of fields. I used to go to this one but stopped when you had to start on Saturday so early the lights were on and had games scheduled as late as 9:30PM. Instead of going to a larger complex (don't know if there is one in Indy) or limiting the number of teams (I recommended this a couple of times) they decided to move the 60's from the weekend to the weekday schedule.
Jan. 20, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid-west Championship

In 2018 4 70 Major teams played in the Midwest at Rogers, Arkansas.
Jan. 20, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mid-west Championship

JB contact the SSUSA office. They are responsible and provide the director for this tourney.
Jan. 15, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 65AAA Team Omaha,NE

Willie B you can call or text me at 314-805-7987. Might be interested
for 2019. Thanks.
Jan. 6, 2019
missouridave
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Help settle player eligibility issue

As is always the case, the best way to get the correct answer is to call the office in Sacramento. That being said, my understanding is that once you play at a level like Major Plus, you carry that level with you for 3 years. Playing down in age does not drop the rating you carry. So in the hypothetical case above, a Major Plus player cannot play down 2 levels even when you drop an age bracket. Just my opinion.
Dec. 13, 2018
missouridave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 65 Midwest Team for 2019

Chuck, thanks for the kind words. OK Midwest 65 teams, I am still looking for a team. Please call or text Dave at 314-805-7987 if you can use a player for 2019. Thanks.
Dec. 13, 2018
missouridave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55 major plus player looking

Homer, cop298 is a Major Plus player. He can only play Major or Major Plus. As a AAA team you can have up to 3 Major players but no Major Plus players. Hope that clears it up.
Dec. 4, 2018
missouridave
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rethink Stride as a Smooth Positioning Step for better Timing and Power SwingMakeover 83

Bogie, Congratulations on your selection to the Hall of Fame. Great honor for a great guy. It is always a pleasure to play against you and your Pope teammates.

Dave Beckering
Dec. 1, 2018
missouridave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 65 Midwest Team for 2019

Forgot to add that I played 60 Major for the last few years so cannot play on a AA team. Might fit on a AAA team if you don't already have 3 Major players or can play on a Major 65 team. Thanks.
Dec. 1, 2018
missouridave
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 65 Midwest Team for 2019

Turning 65 in 2019 and want to move up to a 65 team. Last years team is staying at 60.
6'6" 245 pounds, throw right, bat left,play 1st Base and Catch. Willing to play corner outfield spots for an inning or two when needed. Had a knee replacement so lateral movement is not as good as it used to be in the outfield. Line drive hitter that still has occasional home run power.I know some 65 team in Midwest needs another 1st baseman/catcher because there is such a shortage of us in senior softball! Based in Missouri so can play for teams based in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kentucky or Tennessee. References available from current team. If you need a player who is willing to travel and pay their own way, please text or call Dave at 314-805-7987. Thanks.
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