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Discussion: Tournaments in Florida this coming autumn/winter

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Sept. 29, 2022
jgoff5113
Men's 60
66 posts
Tournaments in Florida this coming autumn/winter
It's probably a bit soon to ask, and I don't want to start any rumors, but...we are 40 days out from the start of the Winter National Championships in Lee County, FL. I'm wondering if this tournament will have to be cancelled due to all the hurricane damage and recovery efforts that will be required in that area. Maybe the TOC at the beginning of Feb and the Spring Nat'l Championships in March, both in Polk County, FL will be affected as well. Any comment, SSUSA staff? Thanks!
Sept. 30, 2022
SSUSA Staff
3335 posts
The only comment we have currently is that it's a good idea to await the end of the weather event and give the municipalities a chance to do an assessment of their facility status ...
Oct. 1, 2022
action50
Men's 55
14 posts
We also have to see what the damage to the Hotels in the area. Could have a room shortage for teams.
Oct. 1, 2022
flydub
15 posts
move the tournament this year to pompano beach. They have good fields.
Oct. 1, 2022
Dbax
Men's 65
2069 posts
Since Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Legoland and every other tourist attraction opened on Friday, itís most likely a go.
Oct. 2, 2022
stinger42
Men's 50
3 posts
Hopefully it goes off
Disney etc were not hit as hard as Fort Myers
Oct. 2, 2022
SS13
40 posts
There are no hotels in the Ft Myers area available, havent looked at cars yet
Oct. 2, 2022
Shark
Men's 60
99 posts
I agree with the response from SSUSA to wait and see on what is done in the Fort Myers area concerning the damage from Hurricane Ian. I donít know what other teams have done but my players have all booked their flights into Fort Myers along with making our hotel reservations. We still have over a month until the tourney happens. Not sure how much damage has been done near the complexes and hotels in that area but do know the beach area has been hit hard.
Oct. 2, 2022
titanhd
Men's 60
628 posts
People have had their lives detroyed and we're concerned about SOFTBALL?! C'MON MAN!!!
Oct. 3, 2022
stinger42
Men's 50
3 posts
Agree with titanhd
Oct. 7, 2022
Arad
1 posts
Agree with titanhd. I canít believe this is viable for Ft Myers.The sooner a call is made the better, especially if the tourney is moving to another location that would require changing hotels, flights, car rentals etc.
Oct. 7, 2022
k man
Men's 65
318 posts
If you get the SSUSA Newsletter, an update was provided in todays addition. Decision will be made next week as per article.
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