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Welcome To The Home Site Of Thee 2020 SPA  Buckeye Classic Senior Softball AA/AAA Tournament      

 2020 TOURNAMENT DATES

       JUNE  8,9,10 70's/80's  MON/ TUES/WED

JUNE 11, 12 65's THURSDAY/FRIDAY

        JUNE  13, 14  50/55'S SATURDAY/SUNDAY

             JUNE  16,17,18 75'S TUES/WED/THURS           

JUNE  19,20   60'S FRIDAY/SATURDAY

    ENTRY FEE $475 - SIX GAMES, SIX DIFFERENT OPPONENTS, SAME AGE AND CLASS

AA/AAA

             


   

 


To all Buckeye Classic Managers:

Ho and I have been involved in Thee Buckeye Classic since 2008. We have enjoyed hosting the tournament each year, evey last year with all of the rain;

This year our country in in unprecenented times requiring a decision on our part if we should hold Thee Buckeye Classic or not.

Oour decision has not been made lightly. Ho has contacted the federal, state, county and city health departments as well as hotels, restaurants and the Barberton Mayor for guidance. In all case no one wants to make a decision for us.

So it is up to us.

We are concerned about the safety of the players attending Thee Buckeye Classic. There are a number of things we cannot control. We use port a pots quite extensively and are concerned about their cleanliness. we are concerned about the vulnerability of the players attending. Sory to say we are not as young as we used to be.

We are also concerned about teams from other statss where the virus still is and may continue to be a problem.

It cannot be enjoyable playing with a mask on. How can you jam players in a dugout without a worry about spreading the virus? We are concerned about spectators being close together, team dinners at restaurants, hotel gatherings, etc.

There are too many "what ifs" involved for our tournament this year.

Because of all of those factors and the health of the players attending, we have deciced to cancel the tournament in June. All those that have sent checks, I will destroy them. For those that were already paid from last year, they will be our guest next year,

We consider all of you as friends and certainly wouldn't want to lose any of you by us making a bad decision. Your health, your teammate's health and your family's health is  more important to us than a $475 entry fee.

There is a posibility we might put together a tournament around Labor Day. If you are intertested in us pursuing this, please let us know.

Thank you,

Red Bole

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, 2014 the total was seventy-seven, 2015 the total was 81 teams, 2016 76, 2017 78, 2018 76,2019 32 (RAINED OUT 2ND WEEK).

In 2020 we are expecting between 75 to 85 teams. we are limited to 94 maximum due to field availability. Hope you can find time in your 2020 summer tournament schedule to join us. Dates are listed at top of the page.                                             

                           

                                                SPA TRIPLE CROWN

THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC will again be one of the four (east, west, south, north) SPA tournaments who will be sending their Division Winners to the TRIPLE CROWN held in DALTON a few days before the SPA WORLDS.

                               

                                      http://www.softballspa.com

                                         

 

In Loving Memory of

Ridge Hooks

It is with great regret that we must report the passing of our great friend and leader, Mr. William "Ridge" Hooks.
  
Ridge went to be with the lord April 5, 2020, following a lengthy illness and hospital stay in Texas.

A true friend, man of God, great softball person, and our SPA Executive Director, Ridge will be sorely missed.  Please join us in prayer for Ridges's entire family during this difficult time.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, burial service attendance is restricted to family only, and will be held at Rose Hill Burial Park in OKC on Wednesday, April 15.  

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the
Ridge Hooks Memorial Scholarship fund which can be found by clicking here. 

Donation checks may be made payable to 
Brandon Hooks, CPA, Memo: RH Memorial Scholarship 
   and may be mailed to:
      Brandon Hooks, CPA
      13600 N. Blackwelder Ave.  #174
      Oklahoma City, OK 73134
  
 Cards may be mailed to:
      Ann Hooks
      PO Box 796
      Mustang, OK 73064 

   
God Bless You Ridge
 


                                                                                                                                         

              84 TEAMS ENTERED FOR 2020           

6 OPENINGS REMAINING       

                                                                                                      

 80"S - 1. PEACHTREE RESTAURANT 80'S (PA); 2. CENTER FOR SIGHT 85'S (FLORIDA); 3. PFEIFFER'S AUTO (MICH); 4. MAIN STREET PUB (MICH); 5. CHICAGO GEEZERS (IL); 6. CANTURBURY CRUISERS (MICH); 7. HAMEL'S 80'S (MD); 8. BLAZERS (NC); 9. PROHEALTH CARE (WIS); 10. SENIOR RED BIRDS 80'S (ILL); 11. SYRACUSE CYCLONES (NY); 12. ANTIQUES OF KC; 13. CHATANOOGA CHARGERS (AAA,TN); 14. AKRON 80'S (OH).                                                                                    

75'S - 1. INDIANAPOLIS CLASSICS (IND), 2. RUSH TRUCKING (MICH); 3. SYRACUSE CYCLONES (NY); 4. RARE BREED (OH); 5. MAGIC CITY SPORTS CARDS (OH); 6. SENIOR RED BIRDS 75'S (ILL); 7. DAYTON LEGENDS 75'S (OH); 8. ROCHESTER KNIGHTS (NY); 9. BRANTFORD NISSAN 75'S (AAA, ONT, CAN); 10. JERSEY MASTERS (AAA,NJ); 11. 

70's - 1. CAVCO (AA, ONTARIO,CAN); 2. ROCHESTER ROYALS (AA,NY); 3. DOC MARTEN ROPE COURSE (AAA,MICH); 4. TORONTO 70'S (AA, CAN, ONT); 5. LIFEGUARD FINANCIAL (AAA,OH); 6. CHICAGO STRIKERS (AAA,IL); 7. HIGH STREET BUC'S 70'S (AAA,MD); 8. MICHIGAN LAKERS (AAA,MICH); 9. INDY 70'S(AA,IND); 10. ROCHESTER CLASSICS POURHOUSE 70'S (AAA, NY); 11. NORTHERN VIRGINIA FORCE (AAA,VA); 12. INDIANA LEGENDS COLUMBUS (AA,IND); 13. COSSA 70'S (AA,OHIO); 14. SYRACUSE CYCLONES 70'S (AAA,NY); 15. DELAWARE AUTO SALVAGE (AAA,DE); 16. SOLON BABES OF 1916 (AA,OHIO); 17. CHICAGO HITMEN (AA,IL).

65'S  1. UPSTATE EXTREME ROCHESTER ROYALS (AAA,NY); 2. DURHAM SILVER STIX (AA, ONT,CAN); 3. SYLVANIA 65'S (AAA,OH); 4. MADALINA CONSTRUCTION 65'S (AAA,NY); 5. MCV (AA, OH); 6. MINUTEMEN/PEPCO/SFS (AAA,OH); 7. MP COMPONENTS/BOMB SQUAD (AA, MICH); 8. NORTHERN VA FORCE 65'S (AAA,VA); 9. OHIO SILVERADO'S (AA,OHIO); 10. PET SUPPLIES PLUS 65'S (AAA,MICH); 11. SPRING FORD (AAA,PA); 12. STEEL DAWGS (AAA,PA); 13. JERSEY MASTERS RED (AA,NJ); 14. PILL & PILL (AAA,WVA); 15.UNIVERSAL SOFTBALL (AAA,OHIO); 16.

60'S – 1. TWIN TREES (AAA,NY); 2. MADALINA CONSTRUCTION 60'S (AAA,NY); 3. JUST ONE MORE; (AA,OH); 4. MINUTEMEN/PEPCO/SFS (AAA,OH); 5. OHIO 60'S (AA,OHIO); 6. CHICAGO PRIME 60'S (AAA,IL); 7. MICHIGAN MERCHANTS (AAA,MICH); 8. OHIO ELITE DOCS (AAA,OH); 9.  PELLEY'S STIX (AA,ONT,CAN); 10.

55'S - 1. GRIFFITH BROTHERS (AAA, NY); 2. TENNESSEE CONNECTION (AAA,TN); 3. BUCKEYE CLASSICS (AAA,OH); 4. SYLVANIA 55'S (AAA, OH); 5.CPOA (AAA,OH); 6. TEAM ELITE (AAA,OH); 7. MOTOR CITY PUSH (AAA,MICH); 8. DAYTON LEGENDS 55'S (AAA,OH); 9. CRAWFORD CONSTRUCTION (AAA,MICH); 10. 55 LEGIT (AAA,OH); 11.

50'S - 1. DIVERSIFIED MACHINE (AAA,OHIO); 2. LAKESHORE CONTRACTING INC (ONT,CAN); 3. MIAMI VALLEY 50'S (AAA, OHIO); 4. OHIO HITMEN (AAA,OH); 5. DAYTON LEGENDS 50'S (AAA,OH); 6.TEAM 216 (AAA,MICH); 7. SYLVANIA BULL MOOSE (AAA,OH); 8. GO SPORTS PLUS (AAA,OH); 9. CRAWFORD CONSTRUCTION (AAA,MICH); 10.

 TOURNAMENTS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF VIRUS SPA, SSUSA, ISSA

SSUSA

Spring National Championships
Spring World Championships
Tidewater Classic
Cow Town Classic
Chili Pepper Classic
Gainesville Qualifier
Salute to Service/First Responder Classic
LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships
Music City Classic
Apple Cup
Iowa Spring Warm-Up
Maryland Classic
Texas State Championships
Brickyard Invitational
Oil City Classic
Waterloo Iowa Senior Open
Atlantic Coast Championships

SPA

Tournaments immediately effected include the following:
    SPA Salute to Veterans - College Station, TX
    Layla Bryan Memorial Tournament - Waxahachie, TX
    Women's Spring National - Pensacola, FL
    Awards Express Tournament - Concord, NC
    Glen Burnie Classic NIT - Glen Burnie, MD 

ISSA

The ISSA has postponed the scheduled senior tournaments for the month of April.  These include the Women's Spring Nationals and Titletown USA Championships at Valdosta, the National Capital Classic at Manassas and the Jacksonville Senior Classic.  These events will be rescheduled (or replaced) at a later date once the Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions are eased and parks are reopened.