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Oct. 24, 2021
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arizona Scorpions Senior Softball Club Steve Hilby #24

Steve helped us win the World Masters in 2019. Incredible human being. I hope there is softball in heaven, Steve is lacing up the spikes right now.

Walt AZ Ancients
Oct. 8, 2021
800
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: major plus

Webbie,

In checking back they have not moved up 2 70 major teams for the last 5 years. Don't know why they would start now. I freely admit Timberworks is the best 70 team.. You could add + or ++++ it wouldn't matter. And with the new 70 year olds they have coming up you could add more +++++. There is no way to make it fair for any another 70's team to play against them.
Oct. 6, 2021
800
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: major plus

Webbie,

Not sure where you got your information but AZ Ancients has not been reclassified as of this writing. ( Maybe you have the secret code)I'm not sure why they would .. we were 4th out of 5 teams in the Western Nationals and 2-2 in the Western states, and 2nd in the Worlds...certainly not major+ caliber. Besides the fact we are 1-19 over the last 6 years versus Timberworks and they proved they are better than any 65 Major+ team. Not sure why you think this deserves a bump. If anything Timberworks should play 60 major + now to protect the lesser teams.
Aug. 16, 2021
800
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: major plus

Way to man up Doak! Your rant almost brought me to tears thinking how badly I feel for Timberworks. You are right about one thing the major plus division is broke. A team with a 99.9% tourney winning percentage can't get anyone to play against them, that's a shock! Why would a team from Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin or wherever want to spend all that money to get beat up? And now you want to beat up the 70 major teams. We are a team of players all from Arizona. We are friends, we play locally together and against each other. We have no desire to recruit from other states, and we have zero major plus players on our roster, and we don't sandbag. What you are suggesting by putting Timberworks in with the 70 major teams is ludicrous. They tried this in the 2019 Southwest 65 championships. What a fiasco. I said at the time there was a huge advantage to the teams that were in the opposite bracket of Timberworks. And it came true, you sent team after team to the losers bracket and we (AZ Ancients) were in the opposite bracket and we won the major part of that championship. But it didn't end there, you wanted to beat us twice to claim the major plus title. Oops there I go again I'm tearing up. But I see you have a solution, let the inmates run the prison.. by having major plus players decide how to move forward. I have a solution.. only 3 major plus players can play on any one team. I'm probably the only one that will speak up, but in talking with other players many feel the same way. So as for sympathy for Timberworks, you'll not see it from me.

Walt Kado-AZ Ancients manager

May 9, 2021
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western Nationals

Does anyone know if the western Nationals will be held in Sacramento this year?
Aug. 30, 2020
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Players needed for St George worlds

Titan since you don't really want to give your real name, you need to brush up on your rules for roster exemption players. From the rulebook if a participating teams roster Falls below 12 players the team may apply to add players until it reaches the 12 players level as roster exemption players. These players maybe from the same age group in the same or lower skill level.
Aug. 30, 2020
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Players needed for St George worlds

Rating exemption in effect. AZ ancient 65 major+ softball team is looking for a player or two to play in St George. If you live west of the Mississippi and are 65 or older you can play with a rating exemption. call Walt 480-720-4292
Aug. 28, 2020
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Players needed for St. George

AZ Ancient 65 Major+ softball team is looking to add 2 players (1 infielder & 1 outfielder) to play in the Worlds in St George September 21, 22, 23. Because of covid and injuries our roster has fallen below the minimum number of qualified players. If you live west of the Mississippi and are 65+ qualified you can play with us as an exempt status player and not be subject to any rating increase. If interested please call Walt at 480-720-4292 or respond to this message.
Aug. 27, 2020
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players needed

Still looking for a couple players
Aug. 27, 2020
800
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 70 Major looking for team in Saint George

RU still looking?
Aug. 27, 2020
800
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 65+ player available for Worlds

Still looking for a couple of players
Aug. 26, 2020
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players needed

AZ Ancient 65 Major+ softball team is looking to add 2 players (1 infielder & 1 outfielder) to play in the Worlds in St George September 21, 22, 23. Because of covid and injuries our roster has fallen below the minimum number of qualified players. If you live west of the Mississippi and are 65 qualified you can play with us as an exempt status player and not be subject to any rating increase. If interested please call Walt at 480-720-4292 or respond to this message.
Nov. 8, 2019
800
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus Teams in Winter Worlds, Session 1

Dave,

I just want to clarify something that has been stated several times. I am the manager of AZ Ancient and I was never contacted about playing a two day tourney. Since there are only 2 major+ teams I am in agreement with playing only two days. However I was never contacted about this decision.

Walt Kado
Nov. 5, 2019
800
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Brackets

Is session 1 out yet?
Oct. 3, 2019
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Players needed

Az Ancient who won the 65 Major crown in Las Vegas is moving up to 70's. We are looking for 2 or 3 players who can play 70 Major+ for the Winter Worlds in Phoenix November 12-14. Please contact Walt at 480-720-4292.
Sept. 27, 2019
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

Thanks it was a great team effort
Sept. 27, 2019
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

Does someone know the results for 70 Major?
April 10, 2019
800
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SW LVSSA Championships April 23-25, 65-Major Division

"Competitive" is a crock. You have a team that has not lost a 65 major+ tourney in 2+ years(including spotting runs), and now you put them against 65 major teams. I really thought with 14 major teams this would be a great tourney. Not anymore, unless you do what you did in the Winter World's from 2017 where Timberworks played but could not win a game. Otherwise, the only teams that will get an advantage are the ones in the opposite bracket of Timberworks, where they won't have to play them until the winners finals. If this is USSSA's stance, to let Timberworks play in a lower division, then you should let teams know up front before they enter a tourney.
Nov. 7, 2018
800
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ww schedule

staff: any idea when the schedule for the winter worlds session 1 will be out?
Oct. 30, 2018
800
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Twilight

Since Envirovac won the LV Masters, you are probably rated major+
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