NOTICE JULY 4th:AM
I usually report at days end but Ho came to this morning and was trying to mouth words. He seemed to be aware of what is going on around him. His wife received this word and was going to see him this morning. I will let you know as soon as anything new is available.
NOTICE JULY 3rd:PM
Ho s taken off of the breathing machine for a couple of hours today. He breathed on his own OK. They look to move him to a nursing home some time in the next few days. When his wife spoke to him today, he opened his eyes. We don't know if he understood what was going on or not.
NOTICE JULY 2nd:PM
Visited Ho today. I took Ho's wife to visit him today. Ho had a breathing tube and a feeding tube put in this morning. If you speak to Ho, he sometimes opens his eyes but I don't think he knows you are there. He seems more comfortable today since the tubes no longer go through his throat. There has been no improvement but our hopes are still up. It is wait and see for a while.
NOTICE JULY 1st:PM
Heard from Ho's wife. In her words."Still hope but not good news. Brain scan is abnormal but not certain. Still in limbo but unusual and not good it is taking this long. Transition to trac tomorrow."
That is all of the information I have up to 5PM
NOTICE JUNE 30th:PM
Not much progress today. Ho did open his eyes momentarily, but no recognition of anyone present. Sue, his wife is to meet with doctors Wednesday AM. We might have a better idea of just where we stand after that.
NOTICE JUNE 30th:AM
Ho is in City Hospital in the critical care unit. He is on life support and
we don't know what to expect as an outcome. He started making a gurgling sound
at home and his wife thought he was choking. She called 911 and they had to
shock him two times to get him breathing again. It is thought there might be
some brain damage. A CAT scan showed the brain is somewhat swollen. He does not
respond to voices or commands yet. Keep him in your prayers. I will post any new
information I get on our Buckeye Classic web site.
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 and 2014 the total was seventy-seven.
In 2015 we are expecting between 76 to 86 teams. we are limited to 96 maximum due to field availability. Hope you can find time in your 2015 summer tournament schedule to join us. Dates are listed at top of the page.
BREAKING NEWS FROM SPA!!!
THIS YEAR SPA WILL HAVE A TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 50-70 AA, AAA CHAMPIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING 2015 SPA TOURNAMENTS.
MID-WEST NATIONALS THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC; WESTERN NATIONALS AURORA.CO; EASTERN NATIONALS MECHANICSVILLE, VA; SOUTHERN NATIONALS CULLMAN, ALA.
IT WILL BE CONDUCTED SIMILAR TO THE NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAY-OFF WITH THE SEMI'S AND FINALS BEING PLAYED AT THE SPA MEN'S NATIONALS IN DALTON, GA.
MORE INFO AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, BUT IN ANY EVENT THE WINNERS FROM THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC THIS YEAR WILL RECEIVE AN EXTRA BONUS, A PASS TO THE 2015 SPA TRIPLE CROWN FOUR-TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS
THE EIGHTY-FIVE TEAMS ENTERED IN THEE SPA 2015 BUCKEYE CLASSIC
ALL TEAMS HAVE REGISTERED WITH SPA FOR 2015
1. PFEIFFER AUTO, MICH 7. PEACHTREE RESTAURANT, PA 15. INDIANA SILVER FOXES
2. ANTIQUES. KAN 8. PFEIFFER -DOC'S BOYS,MICH 16. SYRACUSE CYCLONES, NY
3. PROHEALTH CARE, WIS 9. MICHIGAN LAKERS, MICH 17. NAMI CONST, NJ
4. GALAXY REST 80'S, 0H 10. CROWNS-JOSEPH AUTO, IND 18. PRO HEALTH CARE 75'S, WIS
5. HAMEL'S 80'S, MD 11. LOUISVILLE THUNDER. KY 19. CANTURBURY CRUISERS 75'S, MI
6. BACK OFFICE ASSOCIATES, MASS 12. OLDE D'S 75'S, MICH 20. AKRON BRENNAN'S 75'S, OH
13. JERSEY JAGS, NJ 21. CAROLINA BLUE SKY, NC
14. FEDELE'S BROOKSIDE REST ,NY
22. RUSH TRUCKING 70'S, MICH 40. BRANTFORD NISSAN 65'S, ONT, CAN
23. BRANTFORD NISSAN 70'S. ONT,CAN 41. ATHLETIC OUTLET, NY
24. MISSISSAUGUA LEGENDS LXX, ONT,CAN 42. ROCHESTER ROYALS, NY
25. MICHIANA MERCHANTS, MICH 43. ROCHESTER TITANS. NY
26. ROCHESTER CLASSICS, NY 44. RUSH TRUCKING, MICH
27. WINDSOR CHIEFS, ONT, CAN 45. OHIO SILVERADO'S, OH
28. BANK OF RISON, ARK 46. IND LEGENDS-COLUMBUS, IND
29. FRICKER'S SPORTS BAR, OH 47. LIFEGUARD FINANCIAL, OH
30. DORCHESTER CANADIANS, ONT, CAN 48. ATLANTIC MECH/STAHL POST #30, DEL
31. MAGIC CITY SPORTS CARDS, OH 49. VET CENTRAL, IND
32. CHICAGO GEEZERS, ILL 50. SYLVANIA 65'S, OH
33. PITTSBURGH GOLD, PA 51. CHICAGO STRIKERS 65'S, IL
34. INDIANAPOLIS CLASSICS, IND 52. US JOBS INDY 65'S, IND
35. HAMEL BUILDERS, MD 53. MISSISSAUGUA LEGENDS 65'S, ONT, CAN
36. COLUMBUS SILVER STICKS, IND
37. COSSA 70'S , CENTRAL, OHIO ,OH
38. CUSTOM GRAPHICS 70'S, GA
39. DAYTON LEGENDS 70'S, OH
54 CAVCO SPORTS, ONT, CAN 70. WINDSOR CHIEFS, ONT, CAN
55. SYRACUSE MERCHANTS, NY 71. PMB/DECLAIRE, OH
56. WINDSOR CHIEFS, ONT, CAN 72. SYLVANIA PACESETTER 55'S, OH
57. STEFCO SILVER STICKS, ONT, CAN 73. GOLDEN VIPERS 55'S, MICH
58. CHICAGO PRIME 60'S, ILL 74. GRIFFITH BROTHERS SOFTBALL, NY
59. GOLDEN VIPERS 60'S, MICH 75. THE SOFTBALL CLUB, IND
60. 76. PHOENIX TUBE, NJ
61. INDY FOG, IND 77. PRIME LENDING, OH
62. ALLSHRED SYLVANIA 60'S, OH
63. MCMAHAN-COYNE-VITANTONIO FUNERAL HOME NEO, OH 50'S
64. FLEX STRUT, OH 78. POLYVIOU DENTAL, MICH
65. MPC COMPONENTS - BOMB SQUAD, MICH
66. UNIVERSAL SOFTBALL, OHIO 79. RIKMIN CARPET AND FLOORING, OH
67. MINNUTEMEN/PEPCO SFS, OHIO 80. FLYTIME, MICH
68. 81. MOLDMEN OF PITTSBURGH, PA
69. DURHAM SILVER STICKS, ONT, CAN 82. PDC. MICH
83. MOTOR CITY PUSH/JJ FINANCIAL MICH
84. SMASH IT SPORTS/RIZZO 50'S, NY
NEW PLAYING RULE FOR 65'S AA/AAA TEAMS
FOR 2015 PLAYING YEAR,SPA WILL BE USING THE EXTRA-FIELDER IN ALL 65 AA AND AAA GAMES.
THE 65'S AA/ AAA WILL PLAY WITH ELEVEN DEFENSIVE PLAYERS IN 2015 IN ALL SPA TOURNAMENTS .
ENTIRE SPA 2015 RULE BOOK AVAILABLE TO VIEW AT: http://www.softballspa.com
2015 SPA RULES FOR ROSTER AGES AND BIRTHDAY DATE
SPA WILL BE USING THE 2014 RULES
YOUR AGE WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CALANDER YEAR, JANUARY 1 OF THE CURRENT YEAR FOR YOUR BIRTH DATE (EX: IF YOU TURN 65 ON NOV 5, 2015, YOU ARE CONSIDERED 65 AS OF JANUARY 1, 2015).
80 ROSTERS - MAY USE SEVEN (7) PLAYERS UNDER THE AGE OF 80 WHO ARE 78 AND/OR 79. YOU CAN USE NO MORE THAN THREE (3) 78'S. 80'S AAA TEAMS MAY DRAW FROM ANYWHERE EAST OR WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI BASED ON THE REGION YOU LIVE.
75 ROSTERS - MAY USE A MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) PLAYERS WHO ARE 74.
70'S - MAY USE A MAXIMUM OF THREE (3) 69'S BUT NO 69 IMPACT PLAYERS.
THE FINAL RESULTS, SCORES AND TEAMS ENTERED IN THE 2014 BUCKEYE CLASSIC 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.
OTHER SPA 2015 TOURNAMENTS (SEE SPA TOURNAMENTS ON LEFT
WHAT: INDIANA HOOSIER CLASSIC (FORMERLY DWAIN LAIRD'S)
WHERE: BLUE RIVER PARK; SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA
WHEN: JULY 15-19
WHO: ALL AGES AA AND AAA
CONTACT: AMY WISKER (317) 392-5128 firstname.lastname@example.org
COST: $400/$390 (that is correct, wow!!better jump on that)
WHAT: SPA GREAT LAKES SENIOR SOFTBALL NIT
WHERE: PACESETTER PARK, SYLVANIA, OHIO
WHO: ALL AGES AND DIVISIONS INCLUDING MAJOR AND MAJOR PLUS
CONTACT: JERRY KEEFE, SPA DIRECTOR (567) 686-6840
JAKE HENSEL, PACESETTER PARK PROGRAM DIRECTOR (414) 882-1500
FORTY-ONE TEAMS IN 2014, THREE YEARS IN A ROW OF ATTENDANCE GROWTH
PROJECTING 50 PLUS TEAMS IN 2015
ONE OF THE FINEST SOFTBALL COMPLEXS IN THE MID WEST
JULY 30, 31 AND AUGUST 1 & 2, 20151
80+, 75+ 70+ 7 65+ July 30, 31 & August 1
60+ July 31, August 1 & 2
50+ & 55+ - August 1 & 2
All Major and Major-Plus - August 1 & 2
WHAT: SPA 75 AAA, MAJOR AND 80AAA WORLDS
WHERE: BERLINER FIELDS, COLUMBUS, OHIO
WHEN: AUGUST 10-12 (THREE DAYS)
CONTACT: SPA OFFICE
WHAT: SPA 50, 55, 65'S WORLDS
WHERE: HERITAGE PARK, DALTON, GEORGIA
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 10-13
CONTACT: SPA OFFICE
WHAT: SPA 60'S, 70'S WORLDS
WHERE: HERITAGE PARK, DALTON, GEORGIA
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 17-20
CONTACT: SPA OFFICE
VISIT THE SPA WEBSITE
WHAT OTHER TOURNAMENTS AROUND SAME TIME AS BUCKEYE CLASSIC ARE DRAWING
So many tournaments being conducted at the same time, SSUSA, ISSA and SPA. Some are double elimination and some are round robin. Some have majors and some don't. Some have lots of teams and some not too many.
Below are the attendance figures for area tournaments (THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC , DRIFTON, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN, CRABTOWN CLASSIC AND CONNECTICUT SENIOR GAMES)..KEEP THE TOTALS IN MIND FOR NEXT YEAR.
50's - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (7); 1. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (7), 1. DRIFTON (7), 4. CRABTOWN (6), 5. CONNECTICUT (4).
50 MAJORS - 1. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (14), 2. CRABTOWN (3)..3. BUCKEYE CLASSIC, DRIFTON, CONNECTICUT (0).
55'S - 1. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (9), 2. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (8), 3.CRABTOWN (5), 4. CONNECTICUT (3), 5. DRIFTON (0),
55 MAJORS - 1. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN 6, 2. CRABTOWN (5), 3. DRIFTON (0), THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (0), CONNECTICUT 0..
60 AA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (4), 1. DRIFTON (4), 3. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (3), 4. CONNECTICUT (1), 5. CRABTOWN (0)..
60 AAA - 1.THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (12), 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN 10, 3. CONNECTICUT (7), 4. CRABTOWN (6), 5. DRIFTON (2).
60 MAJOR -1. CONNECTICUT (2), 1. DRIFTON (2), 3. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, CRABTOWN, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (0).
65 AA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (8); 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (6); 3. CRABCAKE (4); DRIFTON (1), 5. CONNECTICUT (0).
65 AAA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (8), 2. DRIFTON (4), 3. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (3), 4. CRABTOWN (1), 4. CONNECTICUT (1).
65 MAJOR - 1. CONNECTICUT (1), 2. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, CRABTOWN, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (0) , DRIFTON (0),
70 AA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (6), 2. DRIFTON (3), 3. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (1), 4. CRABTOWN AND CONNECTICUT (0).
70 AAA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (12); 2. CONNECTICUT (4), 3. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (3), 4. CRABTOWN (2) AND 5. DRIFTON (0).
70 MAJOR - 1. CRABTOWN (1), 2. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, DRIFTON, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN, CONNECTICUT (0).
75 AAA - 1.THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 15; 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (2), 3. CRABTOWN, DRIFTON, CONNECTICUT (0).
75 MAJOR - 1. CRABTOWN (1), 2. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN, DRIFTON, CONNECTICUT (0).
80 AAA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 5. 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN, DRIFTON, CRABTOWN, CONNECTICUT (0)
TOTAL ATTENDANCE (WITH MAJORS) - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (83), 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (64), 3. CRABTOWN (35), 4. DRIFTON (23), 4. CONNECTICUT (23).
TOTAL ATTENDANCE (AA/AAA ONLY) - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (83), 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (44), 3. DRIFTON (26), 3. CRABTOWN (26), 5. CONNECTICUT (20).