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Welcome To The Home Site Of Thee 2014 SPA  Buckeye Classic Senior Softball                                                            AA/AAA Tournament 

               JUNE 2,3,4 75'S/80'S; JUNE 5,6 65'S; JUNE 7,8 50'S/55'S

                                 JUNE 10,11,12 70'S; JUNE 13,14 60'S


   

 



                               

                                  ALL NEW JULY 25, 2014         

               THE CYCLE OF SUCCESS

AT AGE 4 SUCCESS IS NOT PEEING IN YOUR PANTS

AT AGE 12 SUCCESS IS HAVING FRIENDS

AT AGE 16 SUCCESS IS HAVING A DRIVER'S LICENSE

AT AGE 20 SUCCESS IS HAVING SEX

AT AGE 35 SUCCESS IS HAVING MONEY

AT AGE 50 SUCCESS IS HAVING MONEY

AT AGE 60 SUCCESS IS HAVING SEX

AT AGE 70 SUCCESS IS HAVING A DRIVER'S LICENSE

AT AGE 75 SUCCESS IS HAVING FRIENDS

AT AGE 80 SUCCESS IS NOT PEEING IN YOUR PANTS

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      WHAT 75'S AND 80'S TEAMS WILL BE ATTENDING

      THE SPA WORLDS IN COLUMBUS,OHIO 8/11-8/14

           (THIS IS THE SPA TOURNAMENT FORMERLY HELD IN DALTON)  

                  75'S                     AS OF 7/29/2014            80'S

1. LOUISVILLE THUNDER 75'S - KY                          1. MINNESOTA GOLD 80'S -MINN

2. INDY CROWNS 75'S - IND                                     2. PROHEALTH CARE 80'S - WIS

3. NAMI CONSTRUCTION, NJ                                     3. TEXAS CLASSIC 80'S - TEXAS 

4.PEACHTREE RESTAURANT 75'S - PA                      4. LEFTOVERS - GEORGIA (?)

5. HARRIS AUCTION COMPANY - ARK                       5. COSSA 80'S - OHIO 

6. MICHIGAN LAKERS 75'S - MICH                        6. SW STARS - TEXAS           

7. CHICAGO GEEZERS 75'S - ILL                                

8. NY STATESMEN 75'S - NY                                       

9. NEW JERSEY JAGS 75'S - NJ                                   

10. ANTIQUES OF KC - KAN                                               75'S MAJORS

11. PROHEALTH CARE 75'S  - WIS                             1. CANTURBURY CRUISERS - MICH 

12. INDIANA SILVER FOXES 75'S - IND                    2. LEFTOVERS - GEORGIA    

13. COSSA 75'S - OHIO                                               3. HAMEL'S 75'S - MARYLAND

                                                                                      4. JIMMY'S MINNESOTA  GOLD 

                                                                                      5. RIDGE HAS ONE MORE TEAM 

 

 

WE ARE PROJECTING BETWEEN 14-AND-20 IN THE 75 AAA; 4-TO-6 IN THE 80'S, AT LEAST 4 75 MAJORS. 

             WE WILL UPDATE THE TEAMS ATTENDING AS WE ARE CONTACTED.

             QUESTIONS: CALL (330) 336-3958 - HO

NEED A HOTEL FOR THE TOURNAMENT? CALL HO FOR A LIST OF AREA HOTELS

(330) 336-3958 - LIST INCLUDES DRURY INN, HAMPTON INN, RED ROOF INN,

LA QUINTA, HOLIDAY EXPRESS, COMFORT INN, BEST WESTERN.

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       SPA TOURNAMENTS TOP DRAW FOR 75 AND 80 TEAMS

MUSTANG, OKL - For 75 and 80 teams it has become a "no brainer", if you want to play tournaments

where you will find other 75 and 80 teams you play the SPA MID-WEST and MID-EAST CIRCUIT.

That was verified again in 2014 when five SPA TOURNAMENTS again proved to be the top draw

east of VEGAS in all SENIOR TOURNAMENTS hosting 75 and 80 Division teams.

"Over the past six years we have seen the attendance at just our WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS for 75 and 80

quadruple in attendance," SPA PRESIDENT RIDGE HOOKS said, "This year alone we are expecting 24

teams (13 75 AAA, 5 75M, 6 80'S)  in that age group...that is expecting not projecting."

The high attendance figure is not only in the SPA WORLDS. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC drew fifeteen 75's and

three 80's to the JUNE BARBERTON,OHIO tournament while the JUNE COLUMBUS,OHIO HEART OF OHIO

tournament has six 75's. SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA'S JULY HOOSIER CLASSIC pulled in seven 75's while

GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND had five 75's. 

That may not sould like many teams but when you are a 75 or 80 team it is a breath of fresh air.

"We just got back from the SSUSA MID-WEST NATIONALS in Kansas and we had to play 70's teams," TOM

NORMAN, manager of the TEXAS CLASSIC'S 80's said, "It isn't much fun playing teams 10-to-15 years

younger than you."

What the TEXAS CLASSICS experienced is not an exception but more like the norm. Out of all the SSUSA

and ISSA tournaments east of VEGAS this year only one had three or more 75/80 teams entered.

"The 75 Division teams all know, if you want to play in a tournament where you see a lot of different

75's teams you have to play SPA and mainly in the midwest," BILL REGAN, manager of PENNSYLVANIA'S

PEACHTREE RESTAURANT team said," "You would hope the other organizations would try to put on a few

"75/80 division friendly" tournaments together but that hasn't happened."

These aren't just local teams making the trip to the mid-west tournaments for 75's and 80's, they are

coming from KANSAS, TEXAS, MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, MARYLAND, GEORGIA,

INDIANA, ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA and the CAROLINA's.

"You go where the other teams go and right now they are playing in INDIANA and OHIO," BOB NAMI, manager

of NEW JERSEY'S NAMI CONSTRUCTION said, "I don't know what their (SPA) secret is but they sure turn

out the 75 and 80 teams at their tournaments." 

JACK HAYDEN of the 75's LOUISVILLE THUNDER said it best.

"Teams have to decide if they want to pay $450 to go to a tournament a hundred miles away and play 70's

teams and/or one 75 team or pay the same price and travel 400 miles and play different teams in

their own age class," HAYDEN asked. "We prefer to go those extra miles and play lots of different teams

in our own age group." 

Another manager said, "If we are going to travel a hundred miles or more to play in a tournament and

there is only one other 75 team, we would be better off staying home and inviting that other team to

visit us and play a few games over a week-end and both can save the $400 entry fee."

So this winter when you start planning where to play in 2015 be sure and put the SPA MID-WEST

tournaments on your list, especially if you want to play 75's and 80's and not 70's. You will not

regret it.

Hope to see you in 2015.

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  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.              

 

THEE 2014 SPA BUCKEYE CLASSIC RESULTS

 

80'S DIVISION

1. PROHEALTH 80'S (4-0). 2. HAMEL'S 80'S (2-2), AKRON 80'S (0-4).

 

75'S DIVISION

SCARLET BRACKET

1. PROHEALTH 75'S (5-1) ON HEAD-TO-HEAD TIEBREAKER; 2. ANTIQUES KC (5-1), 3T. INDY CROWNS (3-2),

3T. CHICAGO GEEZERS, 5. PEACHTREE (2-5), 6. MICHIGAN LAKERS (1-4), 7. BACKOFFICE ASSOCIATES (0-5).

 

GREY BRACKET

JERSEY JAGS (5-1,2-1) on runs allowed tiebreaker; 2. NEW YORK STATESMEN (5-1,2-1) on runs allowed tie breaker;

3. AKRON 75'S (5-1,2-1), 4. PFEIFFERS AUTO (3-3,0-3) 

GOLD BRACKET

NAMI CONSTRUCTION (2-3,2-1) on runs allowed tie breaker, 2. LOUISVILLE (2-4,2-1) on runs allowed tie breaker, 3. INDIANA SILVER FOXES (2-4,2-1), 4. MICHIGAN MILLERS (0-6,0-3) 

70'S DIVISION

GOLD BRACKET

1.MICHIANA MERCHANTS (4-0,4-0), 2. CENTRAL OHIO, COSSA (4-1,3-1), 3. PITTSBURGH GOLD (3-3,2-2),

4. JOB CENTRAL 2-3,1-3), 5. NEW JERSEY MASTERS (1-4,0-4). 

GREY BRACKET

BRANTFORD NISSAN (4-2,4-0); 2. AKRON BRENNAN'S (4-1,3-1); 3. DORCHESTER CANADIANS (2-3,2-2),

4. HAMELS 70'S (1-4,1-3), 5. BROOKHOUSE RESTAURANT (0-5,0-4). 

SCARLET BRACKET

FRICKER'S SPORTS BAR/SYLVANIA (5-1), 2. INDIANA CLASSICS tie breaker head-to-head (4-2), 3. MISSISSAUGA

LEGENDS 70'S (4-2), 4, COLUMBUS SILVER STICKS (3-3), 5. OLDE D'S (2-4), 6. GREEN DIAMOND GRILLE (0-6). 

65'S DIVISION

SCARLET BRACKET

US DOT JOBS (6-0), 2. SPICER PROPERTIES tie beaker head-to-head (4-2), 3. NEW JERSEY MASTERS (4-2),

4. BRANTFORD NISSAN (3-3), 5. MICHIGAN LAKERS (2-4), 6T. ROCHESTER CLASSICS (1-5), 6T. NEO SENIORS (1-5). 

GREY BRACKET

1.MAGIC CITY SPORTS CARDS (6-0), 2. (AA CHAMPS) SYLVANIA 65'S (4-2), 2T STAHL POST #30 (4-2), 4. MISSISSAUGA

LEGENDS 65'S (2-4), 5. DAYTON LEGENDS 65'S (1-4), 6. ROCHESTER ROYALS (0-5). 

60'S DIVISION

SCARLET BRACKET

1.SYRACUSE MERCHANTS (6-0,3-0), 2. OHIO SILVERADOS (4-2,2-1), 3. GOLDEN VIPERS (2-4,1-2), 4. WINDSOR

CHIEFS (1-5,0-3). 

GREY BRACKET

1. MINUTEMEN/PEPCO/SFS (6-0,3-0), 2. BRICKYARD CLASSICS (3-3,2-1), 3. PRONIO SPORTS (2-4,1-2), 4. CAVCO (0-6,0-3). 

SILVER BRACKET

1.FRANCHELLI'S ENT/ROADHOUSE BLUES (6-0), 2. UNIVERSAL MECHANICAL (5-1), 3. THE BOMB SQUAD (4-2), 4. BRANTFORD

NISSAN (2-3), 5. RIVERSIDE/LONGSHOTS (2-4), 6. (AA CHAMPS) MISSISSAUGA LEGENDS 60'S (1-4), 7. DAYTON

DIAMOND DOGS (0-6). 

50'S AND 55'S DIVISION

55 BRACKET

1. ALLSHRED SERVICES (3-0) tiebreaker runs allowed like opponents; 2. BANKER AND MANN SOFTBALL CLUB (3-0), 3T.

WINDSOR CHIEFS (1-2), 3T. GOLDEN VIPERS (1-2), 3T. BSN/DECLAIRE/PMB (1-2), 6. RIVER ROOM POKER CLUB (0-3). 

50 SCARLET BRACKET

1. PDC 50'S (3-0), 2. BUCKEYE CLASSICS (2-2), 3. CAPP STEEL (1-2) 4. DURHAM SILVER STICKS (1-3). 

50 GREY BRACKET

1. FLYTIME (4-0,1-0), 2. WINDSOR FOG DEVILS (1-3,1-0), 3. BOMANI SPORTS RESEARCH (2-2,0-1),

4. COMPUTER TIME (1-3,0-1).

 

            

                   SPA OHIO AND INDIANA 2014 TOURNAMENT DATES

INFORMATION ON ALL THESE TOURNAMENTS CAN BE FOUND ON "SPA TOURNAMENTS" MENU ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE

AUG 11-14  COLUMBUS, OHIO SPA 75 AND 80 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

AUG 21-24 INDIANAPOLIS, IND CIRCLE CITY CITY CLASSIC (MIDWEST SOFTBALL COMPLEX)

SEPT 4 - 7  DALTON, GEORGIA SPA WORLDS 50 AA/AAA; 60 AA/AAA; 70 ALL DIVISIONS

SEPT 11-14 DALTON, GEORGIA SPA WORLDS  55 AA/AAA; 65 ALL DIVISIONS 

    

               THREE NON-SPA TOURNAMENTS 

              OH, CANADA

WHAT - SLO-PITCH ONTARIO (SPO)

WHEN - AUGUST 16-17

WHERE - DORCHESTER/LONDON, ONTARIO

WHO - TOM BUCHAN (905) 646-7773

masterscircuit@slopitch.info

DIVISIONS - 50-70

LOTS OF INFO ON THE WEBSITE - SLOPITCH.ORG

ALWAYS A GREAT TIME AT DORCHESTER AND/OR LONDON EVENTS 

               

      BENN MILLER'S PENNSYLVANIA TOURNAMENT

WHAT - BENN MILLER'S MECHANICSBURG PA TOURNEY

WHEN - AUG 20-21 (65/70/75), AUG 22-23 (60/65), AUG 23-24 (55/60)

WHERE - MECHANICSBURG (NEAR HARRISBURG), PA

WHO - BENN E. MILLER (717)-623-6601   millerbenn51@yahoo.com

HOTELS - CONTACT  dawn@visitcumberlandvalley.com

FORMAT - INDEPENDENT TOURNAMENT, NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY SENIOR

ORGANIZATION. DRIVER'S LICENSE IDENTIFICATION.

TWO NEW FIELDS ADDED WITH 300-FT FENCES AT WINDING RD COMPLEX

LOWER ALLEN PARK ON LISBURN ROAD WILL ALSO BE USED

ENTRY FEE - $425 ($450 LATE ENTRY FEE)

 

  UPCOMING SPA JULY/AUGUST/SEPT  TOURNAMENTS          

WHATSPA MEN'S 75+ AAA, MAJOR; 80+ AAA,MAJOR

                 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WHEN: AUGUST 11 - AUGUST 14

WHERE: BERLINER PARK; COLUMBUS,OHIO

WHO: SPA OFFICE (405) 376-7034

FORMAT: POOL PLUS DOUBLE ELIMINATION

MORE INFO: SPA TOURNAMENT WEBSITE

ENTRY FEE: $650.00 

NOTE: LAST YEAR SEVENTEEN(17) 75 AAA TEAMS  

        

WHAT: SPA CIRCLE CITY CLASSIC NIT

WHEN: AUGUST 21 - AUGUST 24

WHERE: MIDWEST SOFTBALL COMPLEX, INDIANAPOLIS

WHO: TIM FISHBURN (317) 875-8833

timfishburn@yahoo.com

FORMAT: THREE GAMES POOL AND DOUBLE ELIM

ALL AGES AND RATINGS, RING OPTION

MORE INFO: SPA "TOURNAMENT CALANDER"SITE

ENTRY FEE $475.00

         

WHAT: SPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

50 AA/AAA;60 AA/AAA; 70 ALL DIVISIONS

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 4 - SEPTEMBER 7

WHERE: DALTON, GEORGIA

WHO: SPA OFFICE (405) 376-7034

FORMAT: POOL AND DOUBLE ELIMINATION

ENTRY FEE: $695

         

WHAT: SPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

         55 AA/AAA; 65 ALL DIVISIONS

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 11- SEPTEMBER 14

WHERE: DALTON, GEORGIA

WHO: SPA OFFICE (405) 376-7034

FORMAT: POOL AND DOUBLE ELIMINATION

ENTRY FEE: $695

        

                  VISIT THE SPA WEBSITE 

         http://www.softballspa.com/spadata/

                                                                                                                                                                                            

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