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Welcome To The Home Site Of Thee 2016 SPA  Buckeye Classic Senior Softball                                                            AA/AAA Tournament 

               JUNE  6-7-8 75' S AAA'S/80'S; JUNE 9-10 65'S; JUNE  11-12 50'S/55'S

                                 JUNE  14-15-16 70'S /75 MAJOR'S; JUNE  17-18 60'S


   

 



               DON'T FORGET FEBRUARY 14 IS VALENTINES DAY!!!

PLEASE ADD THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR PRAYER LIST

ART MELLOH, MGR INDY CROWNS 75'S

TED LAWSON, MGR HAMEL'S 70'S, DIR GLEN BURNIE TRN

TERRY HENNESSEY, PRESIDENT SSUSA SOFTBALL

BARNEY GREEN, MGR CUSTOM GRAPHICS 70'S

MRS. BARNEY GREEN, CUSTOM GRAPHICS

JIM "MR CLUTCH" WELCH, MGR SR REDBIRDS 70'S

DICK ABBOTT, MANAGER AND SPONSOR OF THE BARRACUDAS

JACK KILGORE, MY BROTHER-IN-LAW

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS

PLAYING DATES FOR THEE 2016 SPA BUCKEYE CLASSIC

75AAA, 80 AAA - JUNE 6-7-8 AT BARBERTON (MON,TUES,WED)

65 AA AND AAA                    - JUNE 9 -10 AT BARBERTON (THURS, FRI) 

50 AAA AND 55 AA/AAA      - JUNE 11-12 AT BARBERTON (SAT,SUN)

70 AA AND AAA, 75 MAJOR - JUNE 14-15-16 AT BARBERTON (TUES,WED,THURS)

60 AA AND AAA                    - JUNE 17-18 AT BARBERTON (FRI, SAT)  

 

          TEAMS WHO HAVE REQUESTED A SPOT FOR THEE 2016 SPA BUCKEYE CLASSIC

80'S - 1. PFEIFFER GRAY SOX (M, MICH); 2. GALAXY AKRON 80'S (M,OH);3. PROHEALTH CARE (M,WIS); 4. BACKOFFICE ASSOCIATES (M,MA) 5. HAMEL 80'S (M,MD); 6. INDIANA SILVER FOXES (M,IND); 7. LOUISVILLE THUNDER (M,KY)

NOTE: ALL 80'S TEAMS ARE RATED M IN SPA, THERE IS NO AAA DIVISION.

75'S MAJORS - 1. CANTERBURY CRUISERS (MICH); 2. PFEIFFERS-DOC'S BOYS (MICH); 3. HAMELS (MD) ;4. JOSEPH CHEVROLET (M,IND); 5. NEW YORK STATESMEN (M,NY)

75'S -1. PAUL JONES OLDE D'S 75'S (AAA,MICH); 2. AKRON BRENNAN'S (AAA,OH) ; 3. CHICAGO GEEZERS (AAA,IL) ;.4. HARRINGTON 75'S (AAA,MASS); 5. CAROLINA BLUE SKY (AAA,NC) ; 6. DAYTON LEGENDS 75 (AAA,OH); 7. PEACHTREE RESTAURANT (AAA, PA) ; 8. SENIOR RED BIRDS (AAA,IL); 9. QUAD CITY OLD STARS (AAA,IOWA); 10. JERSEY JAGS (AAA,NJ); 11. FEDELE'S BROOKHOUSE RESTAURANT 75'S (AAA,NY); 12. PROHEALTH CARE 75'S (AAA,WIS); 13. PITTSBURGH GOLD 75'S (AAA,PA);14. NAMI CONSTRUCTION (AAA,NJ);15. SYRACUSE CYCLONES 75'S; 16. BAILEY  TALENT CAVALIERS (AAA,VA) 17. MICHIGAN MASTERS (AAA.MICH); 18. BACK OFFICE ASSOCIATES (AAA,MA); 19. LEGENDS LEGENDS (AAA,NC)

70'S - 1. RUSH TRUCKING (AAA, MICH); 2. MISSISSAGA LEGENDS (AA, ONTARIO,CAN); 3. INDIANAPOLIS CLASSICS (AAA,IND); 4. LEGENDS OF DAYTON (AAA,OH) 5.WINDSOR CHIEFS 70'S (AAA, ONTARIO,CAN); 6. ATLANTIC MECHANICAL/STAHL POST #30 (AA, DEL); 7. DAYTON LEGENDS 70'S (AAA,OH); 8. CHICAGO STRIKERS (AA,IL).; 9. BRANTFORD NISSAN 70'S (AAA, ONT,CAN);10. DORCHESTER CANADIANS (AAA, ONT,CAN);11. FRICKERS SPORTS BAR (AA,OH);12. ROCHESTER CLASSICS (AA,NY);13. INDIANA SILVER STICKS (AAA,IND); 14. BOY OF SUMMER (AA,NJ); 15. MAGIC CITY SPORTS CARDS (AA,OHIO); 16. VET CENTRAL II 70'S (AA,IND); 17. JERSEY MASTERS (AAA,NJ) ;18. SYRACUSE CYCLONES (AAA,NY); 19. LEGENDS OF DAYTON (AAA,OH) 

65's – 1.SYRACUSE MERCHANTS (AAA,NY); 2. ATHLETIC OUTLET (AAA,NY); 3. RUSH TRUCKING (AAA,MICH); 4. LIFEGUARD 65'S (AAA,OHIO); 5. STEEL DOGS (AAA,OH); 6. MICHIGAN LAKERS (AAA,MICH); 7. CHICAGO BLUE CHIPS (AA,IL); 8. BRANTFORD NISSAN 65'S (AAA, ONT, CAN) ; 9. ROCHESTER ROYALS (AA,NY); 10. VET CENTRAL (AA,IND) ;11. CHICAGO HITMEN (AAA,IL)12. OHIO SILVERADO'S (AAA,OH);13. INDIANA LEGENDS (AA, IND);14. SYLVANIA 65'S (AA, OHIO);15.MISSISSAUGA LEGENDS (AA,ONT,CAN);16. DOC MARTENS (AAA.MICH)  WAITING: 17. NORTHERN VIRGINIA FORCE (AAA,VA); 18. jERSEY MASTERS (AAA,NJ)

60'S – 1. ATHLETIC OUTLET (AA,NY); 2. MCMAHON-COYNE-VITANTONIO FUNERAL HOMES (AA,OH); 3. DURHAM SILVER STICKS (AAA,CAN); 4. MINUTEMEN/SFS (AAA, OH);5.GOLDEN VIPERS (AAA,MICH);6.ALLSHRED/PACESETTER 60'S (AAA,OH) ;7. ORIGINAL ROADHOUSE BLUES (AAA,PA);8. THE BOMB SQUAD (AAA.MICH); 9. MILLER TIME 60'S (AAA,PA);10. UPSTATE XTREME-ALLSTATE (AAA,NY),11. WINDSOR CHIEFS 60'S (AAA, ONT,CAN);12. INDY FOG (AA,IND) ;13. CHAMPAIGN-URBANA KOOL 60'S (AA,IL);14. NORTHERN VIRGINIA FORCE (AAA.VA); 15. SYRACUSE CYCLONES 60'S (AA,NY); 16.

55'S - 1. GRIFFITH BROTHERS (AAA,NY); 2. POLYVIOU DENTAL (AAA,MICH); 3.PMB/DECLARE (AAA,OH); 4. WINDSOR CHIEFS 55'S (AAA, ONT,CAN); 5. GOLDEN VIPERS (AAA,MICH);6. BUCKEYE CLASSICS (AAA,OH) ;7. MOLDMEN OF PITTSBURGH 55's (AAA,PA);8.CAPPS STEEL (AAA,OH); 9. PHOENIX TUBE (AAA, NJ); 10. SNEAKY PETE'S (AAA,MD) 

50'S - 1. FLYTIME (AAA,MICH);2. GTO/PITTSBURGH SPORTS BAR (AAA,PA) ;3. SMASH IT SPORTS/RIZZO'S 50'S (AAA,NY);4. RIKMAN CARPET AND FLOORING (AAA,OH); 5. SYLVANIA 50'S (AAA,OH; 6. FREE AGENTS (AAA,PA); 7. STEEL CITY SOX (AAA,PA) ; 8. SENIOR PSYCHOSIS (AAA,PA); 9. TEAM ILLINOIS (AAA,IL) 10. MARYLAND COUGARS (AAA,MD) WAITIN LIST

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN JUNE, 2016

_100_ TEAMS HAVE RESERVED SPOTS FOR THEE 2016 TOURNAMENT

THANK YOU ALL!!!! WE NOW HAVE 100 TEAMS WHO HAVE ALREADY RESERVED THEIR SPOT IN THEE 2016 SPA BUCKEYE CLASSIC. THAT IS MORE THAN ANY SENIOR SOFTBALL QUALIFIER TOURNAMENT HAS!!  

JUST A REALITY CHECK NOTE. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE 100 TEAMS REQUESTING SPOTS, I DOUBT IF WE WILL END UP WITH 101 TEAMS. CURRENTLY THE CANADIAN DOLLAR IS WORTH ABOUT .70 COMPARED TO THE U.S. DOLLAR. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THEIR $450 ENTRY FEE TO THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC IS AROUND $650 CANADIAN. TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION HOTELS, MEALS AND TRAVEL AND OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH WILL TAKE A BATH ATTENDING U.S. TOURNAMENTS IN 2016.

WE HAVE ALREADY HAD FOUR CANADIAN TEAMS DROP OUT OF THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC AND I WOULD EXPECT MORE TO DO SO. ALTHOUGH MY NEW ATTENDANCE PROJECTION IS NOW AROUND 85-95 TEAMS BECAUSE OF THE CANADIAN TEAMS BEING FINANCIALLY UNABLE TO ATTEND, YOU WILL STILL PLAY SIX GAMES AGAINST SIX DIFFERENT TEAMS IN YOUR OWN AGE AND RATING CLASS.

WHAT WE WILL END UP WITH IS ALL AGE BRACKETS FILLED AND EVERYONE WILL STILL PLAY SIX GAMES AGAINST SIX DIFFERENT TEAMS (EXCEPT 80'S AND 75 MAJORS..DO NOT THINK I CAN GET SEVEN TEAMS IN EACH)  I THINK OUR TOTAL THIS YEAR WILL BE AROUND 95 WITH SEVEN 80'S, FIVE 75 M, 17 75'S  AAA, 7 AAA 70'S, 7 AA 70'S, 10 AAA 65'S, 6 AA 65'S, 12 AAA 60'S, 4 AA 60'S, 10 55'S AND 10 50'S.

  TIME TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM WITH SPA FOR 2016                      

                          ALL 2016 SPA TOURNAMENTS NOW LISTED AT

              http://www.softball-spa.com/spadata/CalendarPrint.aspx 

                                                    


Thee Buckeye Classic is the highest attended non-world championship senior tournament east of Las Vegas. In 2011 Seventy-two AA and AAA teams attended; in 2012 seventy-five teams attended, 2013 the total was eighty-three, 2014 the total was seventy-seven and in 2015 we drew 81 teams.

In 2016 we are expecting between 76 to 86 teams. we are limited to 98 maximum due to field availability. Hope you can find time in your 2016 summer tournament schedule to join us. Dates are listed at top of the page.                                             

 

SPA GRAND SLAM

THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC will again be one of the four (east, west, south, north) SPA tournaments who will be sending their Division Winners to the GRAND SLAM held in DALTON a few days before the SPA WORLDS.

                    OTHER SPA MIDWEST/MIDEAST TOURNAMENTS

                                    

GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND

DATES: 4/27-5/1  BACHMAN SPORTS COMPLEX

50 - 80+   

LONNIE O'HAVER, TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

SPA OFFICE (405) 376-7034        $500

                                 

DAYTON FIRST FLIGHT OF OHIO

MAY 11,12,13,14,15 ALL CLASSES, ALL AGES

CONTACT JOHN ZAMPATTI  (937) 371-9717

DAYTON KETTERING FIELD COMPLEX           $400/$425

NEW SPA TOURNAMENT FOR 2016

SPA JIM WELCH SENIOR REDBIRDS ST. LOUIS TOURNAMENT

MAY 12, 13,14, 15  ALL CLASSES, ALL AGES

GORDY MAC FIVE DIAMOND COMPLEX; TROY,ILL

EIGHTEEN MILES NE OF ST.LOUIS AT 18 MILE MARKER INTERSTATE 55

LENNY SEUSS, SENIOR REDBIRDS (618) 791-1380   ljsuess@gmail.com

ENTRY FEE $380/$400

TOURNAMENT IN HONOR OF REDBORDS MANAGER JIM WELCH WHO IS HAVING SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE TOURNAMENT, HOW ABOUT A FEW PRAYERS FOR JIM?

 COLUMBUS, OHIO HEART OF OHIO

JUNE 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

BERLINER PARK, COLUMBUS  $450/$475  RING OPTION

KEVIN OHMS (614) 645-3366

kaohms@columbus.gov                 

                              

 SHELBYVILLE (IND) HOOSIER CLASSIC

JULY 8,9,10              50,55,60 ALL CLASSES

JULY 14,15.16,17    65,70,75,80 ALL CLASSES

CONTACT; AMY WISKER                                    $400

                                     

SPA WORLDS 

COLUMBUS, OHIO 75AAA, 75MAJOR, 80AAA

AUGUST 1-4

SPA OFFICE  (405) 376-7034                      $675

THE SPA GREAT LAKES NATIONAL SENIOR

SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD
AUGUST 11 thru AUGUST 14, 2016
AT PACESETTER PARK, SYLVANIA, OHIO.
$475  RING OPTION TOURNAMENT
Jerry Keefe
567-686-6846
Email:
jerrykeefe1@hotmail.com

Host Hotel;
Ramada Conference Center (3-star rating)
Mark Brazeau, sales manager
419-535-7070

                     

                                      SPA WORLDS DALTON, GEORGIA

SEPTEMBER 8-10  50,55,65

SEPTEMBER 15-18  60,70

SPA OFFICE  (405) 376-7034                $695

                                                                                                     

THE FINAL RESULTS, SCORES AND TEAMS ENTERED IN THE 2015 BUCKEYE C LASSIC CAN BE 

FOUND IN THE SIDEBAR MENU ON THE LEFT "TOURNAMENT HISTORY" AND "2014 TOURNAMENT

SCORES AND STANDINGS". tHE "TOURNAMENT HISTORY" SECTION LISTS ALL THE TEAMS FOR 

FOR EACH YEAR AND THE ORDER OF FINISH IN EACH AGE GROUP AND RATING DIVISION SINCE

THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC AFFILIATED WITH SPA.     

                                                                  

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