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Welcome To The Home Site Of Thee 2015 SPA  Buckeye Classic Senior Softball                                                            AA/AAA Tournament 

               JUNE 1,2,3 75'S/80'S; JUNE 4,5 65'S; JUNE 6,7 50'S/55'S

                                 JUNE 9,10,11 70'S; JUNE 12,13 60'S


   

 



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.  

   NINETY TEAMS HAVE RESERVED SPOTS FOR THEE 2015 BUCKEYE CLASSIC

 THANK YOU GOLDEN VIPERS 55'S (MICH); ALLSHRED 55'S (OH), GRIFFITH BROTHERS SOFTBALL 55'S (NY), MOLDMEN OF PITTSBURGH 50'S (PA), BLUEGRASS SOFTBALL 50'S (KY), JACKSON MERCHANTS 50'S (MICH) AND EAGLES SOFTBALL 50'S (OH) FOR RESERVING YOUR SPOTS FOR THEE 2015 SPA BUCKEYE CLASSIC.

TO SEE LIST OF ALL TEAMS REGISTERED FOR THE 2015 TOURNAMENT, CLICK ON "TEAMS ENTERED" ON MENU ON LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE.

                           

                        THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC ENTRY LIMITS FOR 2015

I DON'T THINK IT WILL BE A PROBLEM BUT RED BOLE HAS TOLD ME TO LIMIT THE

TEAMS TO ONLY 16 MAX IN EACH AGE GROUP (10 IN THE 50'S AND 10 IN THE 55'S) AND

NOW TWENTY (20) IN THE 70'S. OUR 70'S WERE AT 20 TWO YEARS AGO AND THE 60'S

REACHED 18 ONE YEAR BUT FOR THE MOST PART I WOULD NOT BE EXPECTING TO SURPASS 16 TEAMS IN EACH GROUP. (BOY, WAS I WRONG!!)

NOTE: RED HAS ARRANGED THE 70'S SCHEDULE TO ACCOMODATE TWENTY-FOUR 70'S TEAMS.

IT ALSO TAKES THE MONKEY OFF MY BACK BECAUSE NOW HE HAS TO MAKE THE DECISION

ABOUT ALLOWING ADDITIONAL TEAMS IN THE TOURNAMENT...NOT ME.

SINCE I LIST THE TEAMS ON THE "TEAMS ENTERED" PAGE, YOU CAN KEEP A CLOSE WATCH

TO SEE WHEN THE CUT OFF MAY BE GETTING CLOSE IN YOUR DIVISION. TO PLAY SAFE

YOU CAN ALWAYS RESERVE YOUR SPOT EARLY.

60'S, 65'S, 70'S AND 75'S ARE NOW TAKING TEAMS ON A "WAITING LIST" BASIS. CALL RED BOLE (330)899-9983 TO CHECK FOR AVAILABILITY.

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

 MENU FOR MORE SPA TOURNAMENTS)   

 

WHAT - GLEN BURNIE, MARYLAND

WHEN - APRIL 29-30(70,75,80);APRIL 30-MAY 1(65,60); MAY 1,2,3 (60,55,50)

WHERE - GLEN BURNIE

WHO - DON CHERRY (409) 739-5063

ALL AGES AAA, MAJOR

FORMAT - DOUBLE ELIMINATION

COST -

           

 

WHAT - SPA DAYTON,OHIO FIRST FLIGHT TOURNAMENT

WHEN - MAY 14-17

WHERE - DAYTON KETTERING FIELDS

WHO - CLYDE BREWER (937) 231-5994

ALL AGES AA AND AAA TEAMS

WHAT: HEART OF OHIO NIT

WHERE: BERLINER FIELDS, COLUMBUS, OHIO

WHO: ALL AGES. ALL DIVISIONS INCLUDING MAJOR AND MAJOR PLUS IF

FOUR OR MORE TEAMS. 

CONTACT: LUANN KORNEGAY (614) 645-3366

WHEN: JUNE 24-28

                 

 

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                                        

 

 

                                            DATES:
                   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

               

                    VISIT THE SPA WEBSITE 

                   http://www.softballspa.com

                                                                                                                                                                                      

                      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-September. 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.

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. SPA DALTON WORLDS 9; 1. ISSA MYRTLE BEACH 9; 3. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 6; 3.ISSA MANASSAS 6; 5. ISSA BURLINGTON 5; 5. ISSA TAMPA TOC 5.

65 AAA - 1.ISSA TAMPA TOC 11; 2. ISSA ROANNOKE VALLEY 10; 3. SPA DALTON WORLDS 9; 3.SSUSA TOC 9; 3. ISSA MANNASSAS 9;  ( SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 7)

65 MAJOR - 1. SPA DALTON WORLDS 12; 2.SUSSA TOC 5; 3. 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. SPA DALTON WORLDS 2; 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 118 ;  2. ISSA MANASSAS WORLDS 92; 3. SSUSA TOC 87; 4. SPA THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 77; 5.SSUSA TOC 73.