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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 70

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June 12, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Location of games for 60 AAA for So Cal Championship tournament. He met or Cathedral City

Ooopppsss ... Typo (mine) in the header of the bracket page ... Also, a date error fixed ... Women's divisions will play all of their games at BLD Cathedral City ... Refresh your download for the corrected version ... Good luck!
June 11, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 50 AAA outfielder needed for TOC

Scott ... Raddy is from Kapaa, Hawaii and manages KIA'I, a 50-AAA team ...
June 11, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Location of games for 60 AAA for So Cal Championship tournament. He met or Cathedral City

Patty11 ... Nothing has changed from above ... ALL Women's divisions are set for BLD - Cathedral City and we don't envision that changing ... Travel safely and good luck ...
June 11, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SO CAL Championships

If you play for one of the seven teams that will start on Tuesday at Diamond Valley...

• Lights Out 70 (CA)
• Git-R-Done 75 (CA)
• So Cal Warriors 75's (CA)
• Top Gun 80 Gold (CA)
• Top Gun Olde Dawgs 75 (CA)
• Git-R-Done 80 (CA)
• Top Gun Blue Angels 85 (CA)

...you will play in two of the three game slots that include 10:00 and 11:30 AM, and 1:00 PM ... Everyone else in Session #1 starts on Wednesday at Diamond Valley ... That should suffice for now ...

The rest of it is just developing an ability to tell the timing difference between "wanting" something as opposed to "needing" it ... We've never failed on the "need" side of that equation ... Good luck!


June 7, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bracket Results

Yes to the Women's 50/55! ... Those are pages #5-6 of the file ...
June 6, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bracket Results

Yep! ... Did you check the Reno Tournament page? ... Middle column ... Right below the TV coverage video ... All S1 results are there ... Look for:

Session 1 Full Results


June 4, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Field assignments/bracket 2024 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

JP ... Schedules were posted overnight ... You may now consider the above tentative field assignments as "Final" ... Thanks!
June 2, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Home team advantage

DJ12 ... The number I was referring to is what it takes to get an item passed at the SSUSA National Rules Committee ... The NRC has 13 voting members, so being able to "count to seven" matters ... Twelve members may vote on all items, and the Chair votes only when required to break a 6-6 tie ...

We have, on occasion, put items to the entire membership in a non-binding preference survey context ... The membership polling on their preference for 4-game-guarantee vs. 5-game-guarantee tournament format recently, and adopting the "1-1 count" a few years ago are two examples ... Getting the sense of the membership is important to us, but it's not going to result in a change in governance theory to open-voting ... Thanks!


May 31, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Land of Enchantment Bracket

Johnny44 ... I didn't write that schedule, but maybe the SSUSA Office can shed some light on the topic ... Give them a buzz at (916)326-5303 ... Good luck!
May 31, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Home team advantage

stick8 ... Thanks for the trip down memory lane on Resmondo! ... Damn, they were dominant ... When the senior organizations put in run limits per inning, that 25-in-the-top-of-the-1st rationale became somewhat moot ... That, and to a lesser degree, when we spread equalizer runs across innings #2 thru #6 instead of having them dumped into the 1st inning ... That eliminated a team getting the equalizer and scoring their 5, putting the other team in a 0-10 hole before they've sent a guy to the plate ...

I still believe it's an unfair competitive detriment to the elimination bracket survivor, but as a Tournament Director, it has an upside for us ... We don't have to work as long on Championship Day because the deck is stacked against "If" games! ... Here in Reno for session #2 ended yesterday, I think we only had three "If" games out of 14 opportunities, in 65-M+, 65-M and 85-M ... It's certainly "Director friendly", but I'm personally opposed because of the adverse impact on fair competition ...


May 30, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Numbers on Jerseys

The source of the bad information had access to both the Directors and the Umpires! ... It was a totally non-discriminatory screw-up!
May 30, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Numbers on Jerseys

...and they were wrong there, too ...
May 29, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Land of Enchantment Bracket

It's been available on the Land of Enchantment tournament page of this website for almost a week now ... The link is on the top of the center column of the page ... Go check it out! ...
May 29, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Numbers on Jerseys

OCSPIKE ... Unfortunately, that umpire "made it up on the fly", and was wrong ... There is no prohibition against three-digit uniform numbers ... Here is the Uniform Rule as amended at the most recent National Rules Committee sessions last fall ...
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§3.8 • UNIFORMS • Request to amend allowable uniform numbers to include punctuation (2.4) and symbols (7½) have been made to the SSUSA office recently. Section was amended in part as follows:

B. Numbers – An Arabic whole number of contrasting colors at least 5" (15.24 cm) high must be worn on uniforms. Symbols and/or fractions are not permitted. No players on the same team may wear identical numbers. (Numbers 3 and 03 are examples of identical numbers.) ... • PASSED: 12-0-0


May 23, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player eligibilty

A 70+ team (Major, AAA or AA) may have up to three players on their roster who are otherwise eligible as to residency and player rating experience history ...
May 23, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Back Foot in Front of the Mat

Last year at the National Rules Committee meetings, I was reluctantly "persuaded" this new rule was the way to go ... I won't make that same mistake again this time around ... I'm now convinced that if it's been good enough for MLB for nearly 150 years, COMPLAINT FREE, it's good enough for us: STAY IN THE BATTER'S BOX, OR YOU'RE OUT ... The long [Nate Freiman (6'-8")] and the short [Eddie Gaedel (3'-7")] of it have proven conclusively it can be done ... Does anyone know when the most recent occurrence of an MLB player being called out for hitting the ball while being out of the batter's box was? ... Nope, me either! ... I'll be introducing, and advocating, an easily understood return to sanity on this issue ... Maybe I can "count to 7" on it ...
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MLB Rule 6.06A batter is out for illegal action when-
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(a) He hits a ball with one or both feet on the ground entirely outside the batter's box
....


May 22, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Smaller Qualifier Tourneys

No worries ... We highly value all of our independent tournament directors ... But like any group of people, there's a broad range of procedural techniques of implementing what they do! ...
May 22, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southern California Championship - Where will we be playing?

Rick ... The Session #1 folks will very likely (NO guarantee) be playing in Hemet at the Diamond Valley Lakes complex ... It's been that way for S1 since 2019 ... We'll be able to confirm on that and Session #2 shortly after the entry deadline of May 28, 2024 when we will have good team entry counts ...
May 21, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Smaller Qualifier Tourneys

H² ... We're at the mercy of the independent tournament directors as to whether or not they send in any formal standings and/or individual game score reports, so the general answer is "NOPE" ... We do enter the scores into our ratings database, but many times that's derived from individual score cards and not from any sort of organized data submission from the TD's ...
May 20, 2024
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock N Reno 55M Bracket

Thanks Chris ... Actually, the 55-Major bracket and pool play schedule is accurate ... Just the "header" at the top had #5 (Jayco) listed twice, but didn't list #9 (Worth Miken KM Sportz) at all, until just now ...
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