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 and in 2013 the total was eighty-three!
In 2014 we are expecting between 76 to 80 teams. we are limited to 90 maximum due to field availability. Hope you can find time in your 2014 summer tournament schedule to join us.
YOU CAN SIGN-UP FOR 2014 NOW
WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THEE SPA 2014 BUCKEYE CLASSIC.THIS IS ONLY TO HOLD YOUR SPOT IN THE EVENT WE START TO FILL UP LATER ON DOWN THE LINE.
NO DEPOSITS OR ENTRY FEE'S ARE NEEDED AT THIS TIME. IN LATE APRIL WE WILL START ASKING FOR ENTRY FEES AT WHICH TIME YOU CAN DECIDE TO EITHER ATTEND OR RELINQUISH YOUR SPOT.
THIS WAY YOU KNOW YOU WOULD BE GUARANTEED A SPOT AND WE WOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO HAVE A GENERAL IDEA OF OUR ATTENDANCE FIGURES IN REGARDS TO AGES AND DIVISIONS. JUST GIVE US A CALL OR E-MAIL US TO HOLD A SPOT.
CHECK OUT "TEAMS ENTERED" MENU ON THE LEFT. NINETY-ONE TEAMS HAVE ALREADY RESERVED SPOTS FOR THE 2014 TOURNAMENT
WE HAVE NOW REACHED CAPACITY IN SOME DIVISIONS AND WILL NO LONGER BE TAKING ENTRIES. REMAINING OPENINGS LISTED BELOW (IF YOU ARE NOT LISTED ON "TEAMS ENTERED", YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED "ENTERED"):
80'S - NO LIMIT
75'S -WAITING LIST ONLY. IF LISTED ON OUR "TEAMS ENTERED" PAGE, YOU ARE ok).
70'S - WAITING LIST ONLY (IF LISTED ON OUR "TEAMS ENTERED" PAGE, YOU ARE OK).
65'S - TWO AA OPENINGS
60'S - TWO AA OPENINGS
55'S - THREE OPENINGS
50'S - THREE OPENING
HO (330) 336-3958; HOCKEPUCK@AOL.COM
THEE SPA 2014 BUCKEYE CLASSIC
June 2,3,4 (MONDAY.TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY) - 75's (AA,AAA); 75M IF FOUR TEAMS; 80AAA
June 5,6 (THURSDAY, FRIDAY)- 65's (AA / AAA)
June 7,8 (SATURDAY, SUNDAY) - 55's (AA / AAA)
June 7, 8 (SATURDAY, SUNDAY) - 50's (AA / AAA)
June 10,11,12 - (TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY) - 70's (AA / AAA)
June 13,14 - (FRIDAY, SATURDAY) - 60's (AA / AAA)
FATHERS' DAY JUNE 15
ENTRY FEE REMAINS $425 AND FORMAT ROUND ROBIN
NEW SPA 2014 TOURNAMENT
ATHENS, TENNESSEE: WARM UP THOSE TONSILS AND UNLEASH THOSE REBEL YELLS, SPA IS HEADING SOUTH IN 2014 TO ATHENS, TENNESSEE.
THE SPA TRI-STATE NIT TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD AT THE ATHENS' BEAUTIFUL FIVE-FIELD (WITH LIGHTS) REGIONAL PARK COMPLEX IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 19-22.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR IS JAMISON SLIGER (423-744-2705; JSLIGER@CITYOFATHENSTN.COM). MORE NEWS AND INFORMATION AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.
THE SYLVANIA GREAT LAKES CLASSIC
Coaches! Your "FIELD OF DREAMS"
AT SYLVANIA, OHIO AND THE ORIGINAL GREAT LAKES
NATIONAL SENIOR SPA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
DON'T BE FOOLED BY AN IMPOSTER
DATES: JULY 31 THRU AUGUST 3, 2014
ALL AGES AND ALL RATINGS(BASED ON 4 PER DIV)
PARTICIPANTS QUALIFY FOR THE SPA DALTON WORLDS
CHECK THIS OUT
8-LIGHTED DIAMOND COMPLEX, KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS OUTFIELD
DIRT INFIELDS, 300' FENCES, SHADED DUGOUTS, PLENTY OF PARKING
BBQ GRILLS FOR COOKING BURGERS, BRATS, CHICKEN AND MORE
CONCESSION STANDS, GIANT TENT FOR SHADED COMFORT
CLEAN RESTROOMS, SPA SANCTIONED UMPIRES, SPA RULES
THE FINEST FIELDS/PARK IN THE MIDWEST!!!
"THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST TOURNAMENTS I'VE EVER PLAYED IN!
-JAY SCHRAMM, ALLSHRED SERVICES COACH/PLAYER
CONTACT: JERRY KEEFE (567) 686-6846
HOST HOTEL: The Ramada 3-star Hotel & Conference Center
Special low rate, only $75 per night, Mini-Suites - $85
Includes complimentary breakfast. Pool & Jacuzzi
Phone 419-535-7070, ask for Marsha Fowler and mention the SPA discount!
ISN'T IT TIME YOU AND YOUR TEAM MEMBERS MOVED UP...TO THE GREAT
LAKES NATIONAL SENIOR SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT AT PACESETTER PARK,SYLVANIA, OHIO!
SPA OHIO AND INDIANA 2014 TOURNAMENT DATES
INFORMATION ON ALL TOURNAMENTS ON BUCKEYE CLASSIC "SPA TOURNAMENTS" MENU ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE
MAY 15-18 DAYTON, OHIO THIRD ANNUAL FIRST FLIGHT
JUNE 2-8 BARBERTON, OHIO FIFTEENTH ANNUAL THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (SEE ABOVE)
JUNE 10-14 BARBERTON, OHIO THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (SEE ABOVE)
JUNE 25-29 COLUMBUS, TENTH ANNUAL OHIO HEART OF OHIO NIT.
JULY 1-6 CLEVELAND, SECOND ANNUAL OHIO BIG CAT CLASSIC (7/1,2 - 70's,75's; 7/3,4- 60's,65's; 7/5,6 - 50/55)
JULY 15-20 SHELBYVILLE, NINETEENTH ANNUAL INDIANA HOOSIER CLASSIC
JULY 31- AUG 3 SYLVANIA, THIRD ANNUAL OHIO GREAT LAKES CLASSIC NIT (SEE ABOVE)
AUG 11-14 COLUMBUS, OHIO SPA 75 AND 80 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
FIRST THREE SPA EAST/MID-WEST TOURNAMENTS
DEADLINES APPROACHING (MARCH)
NEW FOR 2014
WHAT: SPA SALISBURY, MARYLAND CLASSIC NIT
WHEN: APRIL 2 - APRIL 6
WHERE: SALISBURY, MARYLAND HENRY S. PARKER PARK
WHO: BAER CHANDLER (443) 962-7457
FORMAT: RING OPTION. THREE POOL'DOUBLE ELIM.
ALL AGES AND RATINGS.
MORE INFO AT SPA "TOURNAMENT CALANDER" SITE
ENTRY FEE" $425/$450
WHAT: SPA GLEN BURNIE CLASSIC
WHEN: APRIL 30-MAY 4
WHERE: GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND
WHO: TED LAWSON (410) 833-6726; SOFTBALL584@GMAIL.COM
FORMAT: RING TOURNAMENT, ALL AGES AND RATINGS
THREE POOL GAMES, DOUBLE-ELIMINATION FOLLOWS
MORE INFO AT SPA "TOURNAMENT CALANDER" SITE
ENTRY FEE: $475.00
WHAT: FIRST FLIGHT OF OHIO THIRD ANNUAL TOURNAMENT
WHEN: MAY 15-MAY 18
WHERE: DAYTON, OHIO
WHO: CLYDE BREWER OR LOUIS DESARO (937) 306-8454
FORMAT: THREE POOL GAMES AND DOUBLE ELIMINATION
ALL AGES AND ALL RATINGS
MORE INFO AT: SPA "TOURNAMENT CALANDER" SITE
ENTRY FEE: $415.OO
MORE THAN JUST A TOURNAMENT
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA - Some times the purpose of a senior softball tournament far outweighs the tournament results them selves, such is the case of the 27th DAWN SYNDROME BENEFIT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.
The dates for the tournament are MARCH 28,29 and 30th at the GLEN ALLEN COMPLEX.
"All tournament proceeds benefit THE DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION of GREATER RICHMOND, a 501(c)3 organization," senior co-director LACY LUSK said, " We're hoping for support from all the ISSA. SPA and SSUSA area senior teams because the competition will be in the 50,60 and 70's bracket."
The format will be pool play the first day followed by a double-elimination. Entry fee is $270 (supply own balls). Balls will be on sale at a reduced price or you may bring your own.
Sanctioned by the Central Virginia ASA. It is an ASA National Qualifier. That would mean no SPA or SSUSA cards needed.
" 60+ teams will play on Fri. & Sat. 3/28-29 and the 50+ teams will play on Sat. & Sun. 3/29-30", LUSK, long time RICHMOND CLASSICS senior softball player and manager said, " Senior bats, 44-375 balls, you may bring own balls or buy at the field."
I know some of you teams would like to participate but either the date or travel length makes it impossible. Have no fear, the organization also welcomes straight donations. Just make checks payable to :
DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF GREATER RICHMOND. Mail payment to GORDON HAAB; 6919 LAKESIDE AVENUE; RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. 23228
ENTRY FORMS AND ADDITIONAL INFO AVAILABLE AT:
WWW.DSAGR.COM AND/OR WWW.CENTRALVAASA.COM
To Contact LACY LUSK: (804) 320-7253
Here is your chance to hit a HOME RUN for a great cause, everyone who participates will be a winner.
VISIT THE SPA WEBSITE
THE FINAL RESULTS, SCORES AND TEAMS ENTERED IN THEE 2013 BUCKEYE CLASSIC TOURNAMENT CAN BE FOUND IN THE SIDEBAR MENU ON THE LEFT "TOURNAMENT HISTORY" AND "TOURNAMENT SCORES AND STANDINGS". IT LISTS ALL TEAMS FOR EACH YEAR AND THE ORDER OF FINISH IN EACH AGE GROUP AND RATING DIVISION.
WHAT TOURNAMENTS EAST OF VEGAS ARE TEAMS ATTENDING?
Good question, we always hear about how many teams are attending tournaments but nobody bothers to break it down so you can find out where each age and rating groups are going to play. Do you really care if a tournament is drawing SIXTY-TWO teams if only FOUR are in your age and rating group?
So what I have done based on the information available on tournament attendance figures for SPA, ISSA and SSUSA , I have a list of the attendance by age and rating for each tournament. ISSA and SPA were easy but SSUSA was a little difficult because they do not list the attendance figures for all their tournaments (have to really search to other sites to find them, especially those with under 25 teams)
Anyway here are the results. Keep them in mind when determining what tournaments east of Vegas to attend next year. Listing the top FIVE DRAWS only.
50's - 1. ISSA MANASSAS 26; 2. ISSA WINTER WORLDS VIRGINIA CITY 16; 3. ISSA ROANOKE 15; 4. SPA DALTON WORLDS 12; 5. SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 11; 5. SSUSA TOC 11. (THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 10)
50 MAJORS - 1. SPA DALTON 20; 2. SPA MONTGOMERY 10; 3.SSUSA BRICKYARD 8; 3. SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 8; 3. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONALS 8.
55'S - 1. ISSA MANASSAS 12; 2. ISSA ROANOKE 9; 2. SSUSA TOC 9; 4. SPA DALTON 8; 4. SSUSA SHAWNEE NATIONAL 8. (THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 6)
55 MAJORS - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 9; 2.SSUSA WINTER NATIONALS FORT MYERS 8' 2. SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 8; THREE TIED AT 6.
60 AA -1. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 8; 1. ISSA MANASSAS WORLDS 8; 3. SPA SYLVANIA GREAT LAKES 6. 3. ISSA WINTER NATIONALS VIRGINIA CITY 6; FOUR TIED AT 5
60 AAA - 1. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONALS 17; 2. SPA DALTON WORLDS 14; 3. ISSA ROANOKE VALLEY 9; 4. SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 8; 4. SSUSA TOC 8; 4. SSUSA SHAWNEE 8. (THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 4, ORIGINALLY 6 BUT TWO LEFT AFTER THE RAIN)
60 MAJOR - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 12; 2. SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 8; 3. SSUSA TOC 7; 4. ISSA ROANOKE VALLEY 6; 5. THREE TIED WITH 5.
65 AA - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 11; 2. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 8; 2. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONALS 8; 4. SPA SYLVANIA GREAT LAKES 7; 5. ISSA MANASSAS 6.
65 AAA - 1. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER WORLDS 18; 2. SPA DALTON WOLDS 15; 3. ISSA MYRTLE BEACH 10; 4. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 9; 5 SPA GLEN BURNIE 8; 5. ISSA MANASSAS WORLDS 8.
65 MAJOR - 1.SUSSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONALS 8; 2. SPA DALTON WORLDS 6; 3. SSUSA TOC 5; 4. SPA MARIETTA 3; 4. SSUSA SHAWNEE 3.
70 AA -1 SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 10; 2. SPA SYLVANIA GREAT LAKES 8; 3. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONALS 6; 4. SPA DAYTON FIRST FLIGHT 4; 4. SPA HOOSIER CLASSIC 4; 4. SPA DALTON WORLDS 4.
70 AAA - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 14; 2. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 12; 3. SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 8; 4. SPA TOM WILLIAMS MEMORIAL 6; 4. ISSA GREENVILLE 6; ISSA NORTH CHARLESTON 6.
70 MAJOR - 1. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONALS 8; 2. SPA DALTON WORLDS 2; 2. ISSA ROANOKE 2.
75 - 1. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 17; 2. SPA COLUMBUS 75 WORLDS 15; 3. SPA HOOSIER CLASSIC 8; 4. SSUSA TOC 7; 4. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONAL 7; 5. SPA COLUMBUS HEART OF OHIO 6; 5. SPA GLEN BURNIE 6.
75 MAJOR - 1. SPA GLEN BURNIE 2; 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 2; 1. ISSA ROANOKE VALLEY 2; 4. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONALS 1.
TOP FIVE ATTENDED TOURNAMENTS EAST OF VEGAS - 1. SPA WORLDS 148; 2. SSUSA FORT MYERS WINTER NATIONALS 133; 3. ISSA MANASSAS WORLDS 88; 4. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 85 5. SSUSA TOC 84