Rockford, IL, to Host 20th ISSA World Championships - Central
14 Aug, 2014
The International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) holds its 20th ISSA World Championships – Central from August 15-17, 2014, in Rockford, Illinois USA.
Full information on all events is available at www.seniorsoftball.org
The location for the event will be the SportsCore 1 Softball Fields (8), 1288 Elmwood Road, Rockford, IL.
It is estimated that 40 to 50 teams from throughout the central United States will be attending to compete for the World Championships in their division.
On August 15th , the games may begin at 10:30 AM on Friday at each venue. Most divisions will end on Sunday afternoon and the Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the final game. (Some smaller divisions could conclude on Saturday)
Awards: Team awards (special Cup trophies) will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place finishers in each division. Individual awards (T-shirts) will also be given to the players on the top three teams. The players selected for the All-World Team will receive a plaque (at least one player from each team will be selected for the All-World honor.) Also, each division will have a Manager of the Year, Outstanding Offensive Player, Outstanding Defensive Player and MVP. Photos of the top three finishing teams will be posted on the ISSA Website as well as all the individuals receiving awards. (Other teams requesting a team photo will also be posted on the website.) Teams are requested to come to the "awards table" in uniform when exiting the tournament for awards and photos.
Teams will be placed in skill level divisions based on their ISSA Rating and verified by the tournament staff. Divisions are planned for AA, AAA and Major in each age classification for men. Divisions could be combined for preliminary play but ALL teams will be given the opportunity to play for their rated division championship against similar rated teams. Competition will be included for senior Women’s teams beginning at 40 and over and Men’s Masters beginning at 35 and over. Women and Masters will begin play on Saturday, August 16.