THANK YOU POLYVIOU DENTAL 50'S (MICH,AAA) FOR BEING THE FIRST TEAM TO SIGN-UP
FOR THEE SPA 2015 BUCKEYE CLASSIC!!!
GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK!!
TEAMS ENTERED IN THE SPA 50'S, 60'S AND 70'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
DALTON, GEORGIA HERITAGE POINT PARK SEPT 4- SEPT 7
50 AAA 60 AA
1. ALL SECURE, FL 1. INDY FOG, IND
2. BORRMEO'S, KY 2. DALLAS SPURS, TX
3. JJ FINANCIAL EAGLES, MICH 3. CAVCO SPORTS, ONT,CAN
4. SOUTHERN HURRICANES, MS 4. STRYKERS. AL
5. CROSS CUT FREEDOM, FLA 5. TENNESSEE 60'S, TENN
6. BRICKYARD SOFTBALL, IND
7. PHOENIX TUBE OVER 50, NJ 60 AAA
8. TENNESSEE COMETS, TENN 1. (BY) GRACE REDEEMED, TN
9. STILL SWINGING. NC 2. KC THUNDER, MO
10. NORTH GEORGIA OUTLAWS, GA 3. USA PATRIOTS, OK
11. TEAM ELITE CC MIKEN, MD 4. REALITY CHECK, NC
12. DAYTON LEGENDS HITMEN, OH 5. ELITE 60'S, GA
13. MCCAULEY SERVICES, AR 6. THE BOMB SQUAD, MI
7. DAYTON LEGENDS 60'S, OH
70 AA 8. ATLANTA RECYCLING, GA
1. LEIDEN'S LEGENDS, GA 9. AMERICAN SCAFFOLDING, OH
2. CHICAGO GRAYSOX, ILL 10. FLIP DOW BONDING, NC
3. INDIANAPOLIS CLASSICS, IND 11. HOUSTON FIRE, TX
4. DAYTON LEGENDS, OH 12. TAG TEAM. GA
13. UNIVERSAL SOFTBALL, OH
70 MAJOR 14. NATURAL'S 6O, AR
1. SOUTHEAST LEFTOVERS, GA 15. NORTHERN VA FORCE, VA
2. FRANKIE BRIN FINANCIAL, FL 16. BOYS OF SUMMER, TN
17. OOPS SR SOFTBALL HOUSTON, TX
18. ZEPPELIN, KY
19. RANDY SMITH SOFTBALL, LA
20. JERSEY MASTERS, NJ
21. BRICKYARD CLASSICS, IND
22. TEXAS THUNDER, TX
23. SYRACUSE MERCHANTS, NY
1. CRIMS BORDER STATES, AL 9. QUAD CITY OLD STARS, IA
2. STILL, TX 10. TEXS LEGENDS 70'S, TX
3. SENIOR RED BIRDS, IL 11. JOB CENTRAL 70'S. IND
4. MINN MASTERS 70'S, MN 12. BAILEY TALENT CAVS, VA
5. SENIOR MOMENTS, FLA 13. THE CRACKERBOX, AR
6. CENTRAL OHIO COSSA SRS, OH 14. MOKANDO. MO
7. COLUMBUS SILVER STICKS, IND 15. SCRAP IRON 70 LEGACY, COL
8. SPORTS LETTERING, TENN
SPA 2014 75/80 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
COLUMBUS, OHIO AUGUST 11-14
80 AAA DIVISION 75 MAJOR DIVISION
1. PROHEALTH CARE 80'S 1. THE LEFTOVERS
2. TEXAS CLASSICS 80'S 2. HAMELS 75'S
3. JIMMY'S MINNESOTA LEGENDS 3. JIMMY'S MINNESOTA GOLD 75'S
4. COSSA 80'S 4. CANTERBURY CRUISERS
5. SOUTHWEST STARS
75 AAA GOLD DIVISION 75 AAA SILVER DIVISION
1. CHICAGO GEEZERS 1. PEACHTREE RESTAURANT
2. NEW JERSEY JAGUARS 2. LOUISVILLE THNDER
3. PROHEALTH CARE 75'S 3. INDY CROWNS
4. NY STATESMEN 4. COSSA 75'S
5. HARRIS AUCTION 5. NAMI CONTRUCTION
5. ANTIQUES (KC) 5. INDIANA SILVER FOXES
7. MICHIGAN LAKERS
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 wasseventy-seven.
In 2015 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 2015 summer tournament schedule to join us. Dates are listed at top of the page.
TOURNAMENT ARTICLE FROM "SPA NEWS" WEB SITE
THEE SPA 2014 BUCKEYE CLASSIC MAKES SWEET MUSIC
BARBERTON, OHIO – THEE 2014 SPA BUCKEYE CLASSIC, although down from the 2013 total of 82 teams, still made sweet music with 76 teams attending the Nation's Largest AA and AAA only senior softball tournament.
“We were down a little from last year,” CO-TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR RED BOLE said, “We had a few last minute drops but actually it worked to our advantage allowing us to complete each day earlier and not running into city league games.”
In the last five years since joining SPA, THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC has drawn 362 teams. In the previous eleven years as a SSUSA tournament it drew a total of 330 teams.
“Going with SPA was the best thing for us,” BOLE said, “All you have to do is look at the difference in attendance to see that.”
With teams from SIXTEEN STATES plus ONTARIO PROVINCE, THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC crowned champions in SIXTEEN ROUND ROBIN FORMAT BRACKET play..
The tournament got underway JUNE 2 with the 80's DIVISION playing at WADSWORTH'S MEMORIAL PARK and the FIFTEEN three division 75 BRACKETS participating at the BARBERTON SPORTS COMPLEX.
PROHEALTH (WIS) easily took the 80's DIVISION TITLE going 4-0 against HAMEL'S 80's (MD)(2-2) and AKRON,OHIO 80's (0-2).
PROHEALTH 75's duplicated their “elder bothers” winning the 75's SCARLET DIVISION. The WISCONSIN team and the ANTIQUES OF KC both finished with identical 5-1 marks but won on the head-to-head tie-breaker. Others in the SCARLET group were INDY CROWNS (3-2), CHICAGO GEEZERS (3-2), PEACHTREE (PA) RESTAURANT (2-5), MICHIGAN LAKERS (1-4) and BACK OFFICE (MA)(0-5).
The 75's GREY BRACKET also went to a tie-breaker, a 3-way tie-breaker. When the dust cleared the JERSEY JAGS (5-1,2-1) stood on top of the heap followed by NEW YORK STATESMEN (5-1,2-1), AKRON 75'S (5-1,2-1) and PFEIFFER'S AUTO (3-3,0-3).
Not wanting to break tradition, the 75's GOLD BRACKET also went to a tie-breaker as NAMI (NJ) CONSTRUCTION (2-3,2-1) edged out both runner-up LOUISVILLE (2-4, 2-1) and INDIANA SILVER FOXES (2-4,2-1). MICHIGAN MILLERS (0-6,0-3) rounded out the bracket.
The GOLD 70'S BRACKET saw MICHIANA MERCHANTS run the table (4-0,4-0) to take the title. COSSA (OHIO) was close behind at (4-1,3-1) followed by PITTSBURGH GOLD (3-3,2-2), JOB CENTRAL (IND)(2-3,1-3) and NEW JERSEY MASTERS (1-4,0-4).
BRANTFORD NISSAN (4-2,4-0) went home to CANADA with the suitcases a little heavier after winning team and individual awards in winning the 70's GREY DIVISION with an impressive (4-2,4-0) record.
Second place went to AKRON BRENNAN'S (4-1,3-1) followed by DORCHESTER CANADIANS (2-3,2-2), HAMELS (MD) 70'S (1-4,1-3) and BROOKHOUSE (NY) RESTAURANT (0-5,0-4).
FRICKERS SPORTS BAR/SYLVANIA,OHIO took the 70's SCARLET BRACKET with a (5-1) mark but the runner-up spot went to INDIANA CLASSICS (4-2) on the head-to-head tie-breaker with the MISSISSAUGA (ONT,CAN) LEGENDS (4-2). COLUMBUS SILVER STICKS (3-3), OLDE D'S (2-4) and GREEN DIAMOND GRILLE (0-6) made up the rest of the bracket.
INDIANA'S US DOT JOBS went undefeated at (6-0) to claim the 65's SCARLET BRACKET. SPICER PROPERTIES (MD)(4-2) nosed out NEW JERSEY MASTERS (4-2) on a head-to-head tie-breaker for the runner-up spot.
BRANTFORD NISSAN (3-3), MICHIGAN LAKERS (2-4), ROCHESTER CLASSICS (1-5) and NEO SENIORS (1-5) filled out the rest of the field.
The GREY BRACKET top prize went to undefeated MAGIC CITY SPORTS CARDS (OH) (6-0) while SYLVANIA (OH) 65's took home the AA trophy at 4-2. STAHL POST #30 (DE)(4-2), MISSISSAUGA (ONT,CA) LEGENDS (2-4), DAYTON (OH) LEGENDS 65'S (1-4) and ROCHESTER (NY) ROYALS (0-5) rounded out the bracket.
The 60's SCARLET BRACKET title was claimed by the SYRACUSE MERCHANTS (6-0,3-0) with the OHIO SILVERADO'S taking runner-up honors at (4-2,2-1), Also in the four-team bracket were GOLDEN VIPERS (MICH)(2-4,1-2) and the WINDSOR (ONTARIO,CAN) CHIEFS (1-5,0-3).
The MINUTEMEN/PEPCO/SFS (OHIO)(6-0,3-0) beat the BRICKYARD (IND) CLASSICS)(3-3,2-1) in the deciding game to win the 60's GREY BRACKET. PRONIO SPORTS (OHIO)(3-3,2-1) and CAVCO (ONTARIO,CAN) (0-6,0-3) finished behind the leaders.
FRANCHELLI ENTERPRISE/ROADHOUSE BLUES (PA)(6-0) edged UNIVERSAL MECHANICAL (OHIO)(5-1) to finish on top in the 60's DIVISION SILVER BRACKET while the UNIVERSAL team took second place.
Others in the bracket were THE BOMB SQUAD (MICH)(4-2), BRANTFORD (ONTARIO,CAN) NISSAN (2-3), RIVERSIDE/LONGSHOTS (MD(2-4), 60AA CHAMPS MISSISSAUGA LEGENDS (1-4) and DAYTON LEGENDS DIAMOND DOGS (0-6).
In the rain shortened 55 BRACKET ALLSHRED SERVICES (OHIO) (3-0) won the tie-breaker over BANKER AND MANN SOFTBALL CLUB (IND)(3-0) to win the title.
Rounding out the group were WINDSOR (ONTARIO,CAN) CHIEFS (1-2), GOLDEN VIPERS (MICH)(1-2), BSN/DECLAIRE/PMB (OH)(1-2) and RIVER ROOM POKER CLUB (OH)(0-3).
Michigan's PDC 50's (3-0) won the 50's SCARLET bracket followed by BUCKEYE CLASSICS (OH)(2-2), CAPP STEEL (OH)(1-2) and DURHAM (ONTARIO,CAN) SILVER STICKS (1-3).
FLYTIME flew down from MICHIGAN to go (4-0,1-0) and win the 50's GREY BRACKET. Finishing behind in second place was WINDSOR (ONTARIO,CAN) FOG DEVILS (1-3,1-1) followed by BOMANIA SPORTS RESEARCH (OH)(2-2,1-0) and COMPUTER TIME (OH) (1-3,0-1).
Prior to the start of the tournament THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC joined with SPA in awarding a $1,000 college scholarship to BARBERTON HIGH SCHOOL graduating senior, TYLER OWEN.
All scores from THEE 2014 SPA BUCKEYE CLASSIC may be found at the tournament's web page http://theebuckeyeclassic.com/
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.
SPA OHIO AND INDIANA 2014 TOURNAMENT DATES
INFORMATION ON ALL THESE TOURNAMENTS CAN BE FOUND ON "SPA TOURNAMENTS" MENU ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE
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
UPCOMING SPA SEPT TOURNAMENTS
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
WHAT TOURNAMENTS EAST OF VEGAS ARE TEAMS ATTENDING IN 2014?
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 their TD's do not list the attendance figures for all the tournaments (have to really search to other sites to find them, especially those with under 25 teams)
Anyway here are the 2014 results thru mid-August. Keep them in mind when determining what tournaments east of Vegas to attend next year. Listing the top FIVE DRAWS only. SPA TOURNAMENTS IN RED. SPA 2014 DALTON WORLDS TOURNAMENT NOT INCLUDED (HASN'T BEEN HELD YET)
NOTE: PLEASE REMEMBER, ISSA RATINGS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM SSUSA AND SPA WITH THE MAJORITY OF ISSA TEAMS RATED DOWN A LEVEL (EX. MAJORS-AAA; AAA'S -AA..NOT ALL BUT BETTER THEN 50% ,JUSTCOMPARE THEIR RATING PAGE WITH SSUSA AND SPA). IN THIS COMPARISON I USE THEIR RATINGS RIGHT OR WRONG.
50's - 1. ISSA MANASSAS 26; 2. ISSA ROANOKE 14; 3.ISSA TAMPA TOC 14; 4. MANNASSAS WORLDS MAKE-UP 14; 5. SPA DALTON WORLDS 13. (SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 8)
50 MAJORS - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 23; 2. SPA CARTERSVILLE 10; 2. SPA MONTGOMERY 10; 4. SPA PEACH STATE 9, 5. ISSA MARYVILLE 9.
55'S - 1. ISSA MANASSAS 12; 2. ISSA EASTERN SHORES 11, 2. SSUSS TOC 11, 4. ISSA ROANOKE 9; 5. SSUSA BRICKYARD 8. (SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 6)
55 MAJORS - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 10; 2.SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 9; 2. SSUSA BRICKYARD 9; 4 SSUSA SYRACUSE NATIONAL 6; 5, SSUSA TOC 5.
60 AA - 1. ISSA MANASSAS WORLDS 9; 2. ISSA TAMPA TOC 8, 2. ISSA ROANOKE 8; 4. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 7; 4. SSUSA TOC 7.
60 AAA - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 23, 2. SSUSA TOC FLORIDA 9; 3. SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 10; 4.SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 9; 4. ISSA MARYVILLE 9
60 MAJOR - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 8; 2. SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 7; 2. SSUSA TOC 7; 4. SSUSA BRICKYARD 5; 5. SSUSA SHAWNEE MIDWEST 5; 5. ISSA MANNASSAS 5.
65 AA - 1. ISSA MYRTLE BEACH 9; 2. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 6; 2.ISSA MANASSAS 6; 4. ISSA BURLINGTON 5; 4. ISSA TAMPA TOC 5.
65 AAA - 1.ISSA TAMPA TOC 11; 2. ISSA ROANNOKE VALLEY 10; 3.SSUSA TOC 9; 3. ISSA MANNASSAS 9; 5, SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 8. ( SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 7)
65 MAJOR - 1.SUSSA TOC 5; 2. ISSA TOC 4.
70 AA -1 SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 7; 2. SPA SYLVANIA GREAT LAKES 6; 3. SPA DALTON WORLDS 4; 3. ISSA MYRTLE BEACH 4; 5. ISSA MANNASSA 3.
70 AAA - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 15; 2.THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 9; 3. SPA SYLVANIA GREAT LAKES CLASSIC 7; 3 SPA PEACH STATE CLASSIC 7; 3.SSUSA LOUDON COUNTY 7.
70 MAJOR - 1. ISSA ROANOKE 3; 2. SSUSA SPRING NATIONALS 2..
75 AAA - 1. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 15; 2. SPA COLUMBUS 75 WORLDS 13; 3. SPA HOOSIER CLASSIC 7; 4. SPA COLUMBUS HEART OF OHIO 5; 4. SPA GLEN BURNIE 5.
75 MAJOR - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 4
80 AAA - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 5; 2. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 3.
TOP FIVE ATTENDED TOURNAMENTS EAST OF VEGAS - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 121; 2. ISSA MANASSAS WORLDS 92; 3. SSUSA TOC 87; 4. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 77; 5.SSUSA TOC 73.