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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.                                                 

BREAKING NEWS FROM SPA!!!

THIS YEAR SPA WILL HAVE A TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE 50-70 AA, AAA CHAMPIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING 2015 SPA TOURNAMENTS.

MID-WEST NATIONALS THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC; WESTERN NATIONALS AURORA.CO; EASTERN NATIONALS MECHANICSVILLE, VA; SOUTHERN NATIONALS CULLMAN, ALA.

IT WILL BE CONDUCTED SIMILAR TO THE NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAY-OFF WITH THE SEMI'S AND FINALS BEING PLAYED AT THE SPA MEN'S NATIONALS IN DALTON, GA.

MORE INFO AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE, BUT IN ANY EVENT THE WINNERS FROM THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC THIS YEAR WILL RECEIVE AN EXTRA BONUS, A PASS TO THE 2015 SPA TRIPLE CROWN FOUR-TEAM NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS

 

THE EIGHTY-FIVE TEAMS ENTERED IN THEE SPA 2015 BUCKEYE CLASSIC     

               TEAM IN RED (1) HAS NOT REGISTERED WITH SPA FOR 2015 YET

80'S                                                                75'S

1. PFEIFFER AUTO, MICH                       7. PEACHTREE RESTAURANT, PA    15. INDIANA SILVER FOXES 

2. ANTIQUES. KAN                                  8. PFEIFFER -DOC'S BOYS,MICH       16. SYRACUSE CYCLONES, NY  

3. PROHEALTH CARE, WIS                     9. MICHIGAN LAKERS, MICH             17. NAMI CONST, NJ 

4. GALAXY REST  80'S, 0H                   10. CROWNS-JOSEPH AUTO, IND       18. PRO HEALTH CARE 75'S, WIS

5. HAMEL'S 80'S, MD                             11. LOUISVILLE THUNDER. KY           19. CANTURBURY CRUISERS 75'S, MI

6. BACK OFFICE ASSOCIATES, MASS  12. OLDE D'S 75'S, MICH                    20. AKRON BRENNAN'S 75'S, OH

                                                                 13. JERSEY JAGS, NJ                            21.  CAROLINA BLUE SKY, NC   

                                                                 14. FEDELE'S BROOKSIDE REST ,NY

 

70'S                                                                                                                   65'S

22. RUSH TRUCKING 70'S, MICH                                                      40. BRANTFORD NISSAN 65'S, ONT, CAN

23. BRANTFORD NISSAN 70'S. ONT,CAN                                         41.  ATHLETIC OUTLET, NY

24. MISSISSAUGUA LEGENDS LXX, ONT,CAN                                 42. ROCHESTER ROYALS, NY

25. MICHIANA MERCHANTS, MICH                                                   43. ROCHESTER TITANS. NY

26. ROCHESTER CLASSICS, NY                                                         44. RUSH TRUCKING, MICH

27. WINDSOR CHIEFS, ONT, CAN                                                     45. OHIO SILVERADO'S, OH   

28. BANK OF RISON, ARK                                                                   46. IND LEGENDS-COLUMBUS, IND

29. FRICKER'S SPORTS BAR, OH                                                      47. LIFEGUARD FINANCIAL, OH  

30. DORCHESTER CANADIANS, ONT, CAN                                      48. ATLANTIC MECH/STAHL POST #30, DEL 

31. MAGIC CITY SPORTS CARDS, OH                                              49. VET CENTRAL, IND 

32. CHICAGO GEEZERS, ILL                                                              50. SYLVANIA 65'S, OH

33. PITTSBURGH GOLD, PA                                                              51. CHICAGO STRIKERS 65'S, IL

34. INDIANAPOLIS CLASSICS, IND                                                  52. US JOBS INDY 65'S, IND

35. HAMEL BUILDERS, MD                                                                 53. MISSISSAUGUA LEGENDS 65'S, ONT, CAN

36. COLUMBUS SILVER STICKS, IND                                              

37. COSSA 70'S , CENTRAL, OHIO ,OH                                           

38. CUSTOM GRAPHICS 70'S, GA                                                   

39.  DAYTON LEGENDS 70'S, OH                                                                   

 

60'S                                                                                                55'S

54 CAVCO SPORTS, ONT, CAN                                          70. WINDSOR CHIEFS, ONT, CAN

55. SYRACUSE MERCHANTS, NY                                        71. PMB/DECLAIRE, OH

56. WINDSOR CHIEFS, ONT, CAN                                      72. SYLVANIA PACESETTER 55'S, OH

57.  STEFCO SILVER STICKS, ONT, CAN                          73. GOLDEN VIPERS 55'S, MICH

58. CHICAGO PRIME 60'S, ILL                                           74. GRIFFITH BROTHERS SOFTBALL, NY

59. GOLDEN VIPERS 60'S, MICH                                       75. THE SOFTBALL CLUB, IND

60. ROADHOUSE BLUES, PA                                               76. PHOENIX TUBE, NJ

61. INDY FOG, IND                                                               77. PRIME LENDING, OH

62. ALLSHRED SYLVANIA 60'S, OH

63. MCMAHAN-COYNE-VITANTONIO FUNERAL HOME NEO, OH           50'S   

64. FLEX STRUT, OH                                                             78. POLYVIOU DENTAL, MICH  

65. MPC COMPONENTS - BOMB SQUAD, MICH                

66. UNIVERSAL SOFTBALL, OHIO                                      79. RIKMIN CARPET AND FLOORING, OH

67. MINNUTEMEN/PEPCO SFS, OHIO                                80. FLYTIME, MICH

68. RIVERSIDE PUB AND GRILL, MD                                  81. MOLDMEN OF PITTSBURGH, PA 

69. DURHAM SILVER STICKS, ONT, CAN                           82. PDC. MICH                                                                                                  

                                                                                                83. MOTOR CITY PUSH/JJ FINANCIAL MICH   

                                                                                                84. SMASH IT SPORTS/RIZZO 50'S, NY

                                                                                             

                                         

       NEW PLAYING RULE FOR 65'S AA/AAA TEAMS

FOR 2015 PLAYING YEAR,SPA WILL BE USING THE EXTRA-FIELDER IN ALL 65 AA AND AAA GAMES.

THE 65'S AA/ AAA WILL PLAY WITH ELEVEN DEFENSIVE PLAYERS IN 2015 IN ALL SPA TOURNAMENTS .

ENTIRE SPA 2015 RULE BOOK AVAILABLE TO VIEW AT:  http://www.softballspa.com

                                                

                 TOURNAMENT WEATHER FORCAST (5/29) ACCU WEATHER

                                              WILL UPDATE DAILY

       FIRST WEEK 80,75,65,55,50                   SECOND WEEK  70, 60   

monday, june 1  -  73 part clouds                   

tuesday, june 2  -  78 mix sun/clouds         tuesday, june 9  -  89 mix sun/clouds

wednesday, june 3 - 82 cloudy                    wednesday, june 10 - 75,part sun/shower pm 

thursday, june 4 - 84 scattered clouds        thursday, june 11 -  76, showers/clouds

friday, june 5 -  85  sun/some clouds          friday, june 12 - 83, mostly clouds 

saturday, 6 - 88  sun                                      saturday, june 13 - 76, overcast

sunday, 7  -  89 sun/evening shower cloudy

                        

TO SEE LIST OF ALL TEAMS WHO HAVE RESERVED SPOTS FOR THE 2015 TOURNAMENT,

   CLICK ON "TEAMS ENTERED" ON MENU ON LEFT HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE.

                                          

                               OFFICIAL SCHEDULES ARE UP AT:

          THEE 2015 SCHEDULE (MENU ON LEFTHAND SIDE OF PAGE)

 

                                        

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

 

 

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

FEE: $475/$450

 

WHAT: INDIANA HOOSIER CLASSIC (FORMERLY DWAIN LAIRD'S)

WHERE: BLUE RIVER PARK; SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA 

WHEN: JULY 15-19

WHO: ALL AGES AA AND AAA

CONTACT: AMY WISKER (317) 392-5128  awisker@cityofshelbyvillein.com 

COST: $400/$390 (that is correct, wow!!better jump on that)

            

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 

COST: $475                               

 

                                            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

COST: $650

               

WHAT: SPA 50, 55, 65'S WORLDS

WHERE: HERITAGE PARK, DALTON, GEORGIA

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 10-13

CONTACT: SPA OFFICE

FEE: $695.00

 

WHAT: SPA 60'S, 70'S WORLDS

WHERE: HERITAGE PARK, DALTON, GEORGIA

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 17-20

CONTACT: SPA OFFICE

FEE: $695.00


                    VISIT THE SPA WEBSITE 

                   http://www.softballspa.com

                                                                                                                                                                                      

        WHAT OTHER TOURNAMENTS AROUND SAME TIME AS BUCKEYE CLASSIC ARE DRAWING                        

So many tournaments being conducted at the same time, SSUSA, ISSA and SPA. Some are double elimination and some are round robin. Some have majors and some don't. Some have lots of teams and some not too many.

Below are the attendance figures for area tournaments (THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC , DRIFTON, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN, CRABTOWN CLASSIC AND CONNECTICUT SENIOR GAMES)..KEEP THE TOTALS IN MIND FOR NEXT YEAR.

50's - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (7); 1. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (7), 1. DRIFTON (7), 4. CRABTOWN (6), 5. CONNECTICUT (4).

50 MAJORS - 1. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (14), 2. CRABTOWN (3)..3. BUCKEYE CLASSIC, DRIFTON, CONNECTICUT (0). 

55'S - 1. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (9), 2. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (8), 3.CRABTOWN (5), 4. DRIFTON (3), 4. CONNECTICUT (3).

55 MAJORS -  1. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN 6, 2. CRABTOWN (5), 3. DRIFTON (3). 4. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, CONNECTICUT 0..

60 AA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (4), 1. DRIFTON (4), 3. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (3), 4. CONNECTICUT (1), 5. CRABTOWN (0)..

60 AAA - 1.THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (12), 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN 10, 3. CONNECTICUT (7), 4. CRABTOWN (6), 5. DRIFTON (4).

60 MAJOR -1. CONNECTICUT (2), 1. DRIFTON (2), 3. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, CRABTOWN, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (0).

65 AA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (8); 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (6); 3. CRABCAKE (4); DRIFTON (2), 5. CONNECTICUT (0).

65 AAA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (8), 2. DRIFTON (4), 3. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (3), 4. CRABTOWN (1), 4. CONNECTICUT (1).

65 MAJOR -  1. DRIFTON (3), 2. CONNECTICUT (1), 3. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, CRABTOWN, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (0)

70 AA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (6), 2. DRIFTON (3), 3. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (1), 4. CRABTOWN AND CONNECTICUT (0).

70 AAA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (12); 2. CONNECTICUT (4), 3. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (3), 4. CRABTOWN AND DRIFTON (2). 

70 MAJOR - 1. CRABTOWN (1), 2. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, DRIFTON, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN, CONNECTICUT (0).

75 AAA  - 1.THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 15; 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (2), 3. CRABTOWN, DRIFTON, CONNECTICUT (0).

75 MAJOR - 1. CRABTOWN (1), 2. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC, SMOKEY MOUNTAIN, DRIFTON, CONNECTICUT (0).

80 AAA - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC 5.  2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN, DRIFTON, CRABTOWN, CONNECTICUT (0)

TOTAL ATTENDANCE (WITH MAJORS) - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (83), 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (64), 3. CRABTOWN (35), 4. DRIFTON (34), 5. CONNECTICUT (23).

TOTAL ATTENDANCE (AA/AAA ONLY) - 1. THEE BUCKEYE CLASSIC (83), 2. SMOKEY MOUNTAIN (44), 3. DRIFTON (28), 4. CRABTOWN (26), 5. CONNECTICUT (20).