SSUSA Western Nationals (August 11 -16, 2020)
Congratulations to Milo.
Theraldson's Major 75 won the 75+ category over Omen's Major+ team at the Western Nationals played this year in St. George, Utah. Milo Milakovich played for Theraldson's and had another great series, batting over .800 for the tournament. His team beat Omen 32-15 and 33-16.
Theraldson's will now play one game against Venom, the East Coast Champion, for the National Championship in St. George, immediately preceding the World Masters Tournament in September.
Good luck, Milo!
Palm Springs Invitational Results (1/26-1/28/2020)
The Weakend Warriors 65 won the Palm Springs tourney and did it the hard way, losing their first game in double elimination bracket play and then coming all the way through the loser's bracket, 5 wins in a row, including beating each of the 2 teams that had beaten them earlier in the tourney. At the end of the final game salute, where teams normally yell first the other team's name, and then their team name, they added "KENNY" at the end! Kenny would have been proud of his team he brought together as manager. See winners photos at Tournament Champions page.
JSquared 75’s AAA team managed by Tom Harwood and Bob Storm won the AA division. Other NCSS participating players were Ron Elson, Jim Konrath, Glenn Miller, Jon Reynolds, Marc Rudich and Walt Webber.
Omen and Strommen (Steve Strommen) won the 75 Major Plus division.
Jim Dionne’s Mitt-Fits 75 AAA took 2nd place in their division. They beat Top Gun 6 Bits and Git R Done, but lost two to Champions California Crush 75 AAA. Jim Dionne went 19-23 over 8 games, a torrid .826 average.
Other teams that participated were: D&K (Chuck Blomberg, Don Crenshaw, Kirk Dunning, Pat Steele), OTE (Nick Basta), Top Gun Patriots (Bob Ramming and manager Al McGhee) and Top Gun Diamonds (Rico Coronado, Billy Gaynor and Dave Buck).
NCSS 29 Year Anniversary
A few years ago, we posted notice that Max Gritzmaker had passed away. With so many new players, there are many of us that didn't have the pleasure of knowing and playing with Max. He was a fabulous person and a man instrumental in founding the league and the parity model we use to guide our play.
Among the things Max contributed to the league was to author a 25th Anniverary Booklet. For those players interested in the history of our league and want to see who some of the key men have been along the way, enjoy the reading. We still have a few "founding fathers" around who might have some stories to tell. Fortunately, Al McGee was able to create a booklet with the pages he received to work with. Images were scanned and uploaded to a PDF file and we were not able to rotate some of the images.
The content is amazing and speaks to the long and rich heritage of our league. Thank you Max for documenting your NCSS experience and for leaving such a great example of valuing this wonderful game and enjoying the camaraderie of our players. Please click link below to view.