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Chuck Stewart
509-995-2499
P.O. Box 18271
Spokane, Washington
99228
 
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Thursday, September 18
WELCOME!

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP & ELECTIONS MEETING

 

THE ANNUAL SSUA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, WHICH INCLUDES VOTING FOR BOARD MEMBERS AND BYLAW AMENDMENT PROPOSALS, IS MONDAY, OCT. 6, AT THE SYSA BINGO HALL, 2230 E. SPRAGUE (WHERE WE HOLD TRAINING MEETINGS.) WE HAVE THE BUILDING FROM 5:30 TO 9:00. THE MEETING WILL START AT 6:30 PM.

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FALL SCHOOL-BALL RULES

CHECK OUT LOCAL RULES IN "RULES, DOCUMENTS & MATERIALS." WE'LL ADD MIDDLE SCHOOL AND GSL SLOWPITCH RULES AS THEY ARRIVE. FIRST IN ... INLAND EMPIRE MID-LEVEL LEAGUE.

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ADULT RULES

ALSO JUST IN ... NEW RULES FOR CITY'S FALL MODIFIED PROGRAM.

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CONGRATULATIONS WOA MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS!

SSUA MEMBERS DAVE BERGHAMMER, MARTY BOLES, GARY BROADBENT, PAUL CLARY AND CARL DURR RECEIVED WASHINGTON OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS AT THE 2014 WOA CONFERENCE IN YAKIMA.

BROADBENT AND DURR ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE AND AWARDS DINNER TO ACCEPT THEIR AWARDS. THE OTHERS WILL RECEIVE THEIRS FROM JOHN ISLES, OUR REPRESENTATIVE TO THE WOA, WHO NOMINATED THE RECIPIENTS.

THEY BRING TO 25 THE NUMBER OF SSUA MEMBERS WHO HAVE RECEIVED THE WOA MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD. SEE ALL THE NAMES IN THE "RULES, DOCUMENTS & MATERIALS" SECTION ON THE SSUA WEBSITE IN THE "AWARDS & HONORS" CATEGORY.

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  ATTENTION UMPIRES!

THIS JUST IN: AUGUST EDITION OF ASA RULES CLARIFICATIONS AND PLAYS IN "RULES, DOCUMENTS & MATERIALS." SOME GREAT STUFF, INCLUDING ITEMS ON BATS, INCLUDING A NEW EASTON SLOWPITCH BAT (UNRELATED TO THE MAKO TORQ) THAT CARRIES AN ASA-APROVED STICKER THAT IS A NON-APPROVED BAT. CHECK IT ALL OUT. ... ALSO SOME GOOD STUFF IN THE JUNE EDITION, INCLUDING AN ITEM ON HOW PREVENTIVE UMPIRING CAN KEEP YOU FROM BEING THE VICTIM OF "TRICK PLAYS"!

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  CHECK OUT THE NEW, LEGAL EASTON MAKO TORQ BAT

with rotating handle under "National Rules" in "Rules, Documents & Materials" and view this YouTube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cSN_sydN0c

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SYSA RULES AVAILABLE

Rules for the SYSA 12-U and 14-U programs are available in "Rules, Documents & Materials” under “Local rules”

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COUNTY & CITY

      Unfortunately, program rules are being modified and/or updated. There is nothing we can do about it except to try and stay on top of the changes. We post the most current version on our website as soon as we get them. Please be sure you have the latest version by checking “Local Rules” in the “Rules, Documents & Materials” section before heading to the field, even if it means checking daily. The date a rule is updated is included in the file name.

• The County uses ASA Rule 8-3-I Exception in regard to running bases on home runs. This means the batter and all runners are credited with a run and do not have to run the bases, they can simply return to the dugout. The ASA rule also applies in the County 65+ Senior program, where the batter and runners do have to run the bases.

 

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SSUA championship tournament selections

congratulations one & all!

   

Washington High School State Tournaments

4A, Spokane - Jeff Camp & Dallas Williams

3A, Lacey - Craig Adams

2A, Selah - Scott Hofstee

1A, Richland - Steve Quaid

1B/2B, Yakima - Paul Grubbs

Alternate - Andy Weiss

 

ASA Nationals

Girls 14U B Western, Medford, Ore. – Bryan Raschka

Girls 10U & 12U A Western, Salem, Ore. – Thomas Kirkpatrick

Girls 14U A Western, Pasco – Dennis Keys

Men’s D Slowpitch West, Salem, Ore. – Cam Preston

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Rain, rain go away … but if it doesn’t …

check the status of your game

on the SSUA Weather Hotline, 509-723-4511

        

        Games canceled or postponed by weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, by 12 noon will be posted to the Weather Hotline. … Umpires will be called regarding cancellations or postponements that occur after 12 noon.

       In the event of inclement weather, if your game is not on the recorded message and you haven’t been called, GO TO YOUR GAME SITE! Because weather conditions can vary within our area, rainouts ARE NOT one-size-fits-all. You may have to postpone a game when you arrive, but that is one of your responsibilities that you can’t do from home!

 

 

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WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE UMPIRES!

       Interested in umpiring? Formal training is over for 2014, but there is always a shortage of officials. If you have any background in officiating or playing the game, we're always interested in hearing from you. And even if you don't and you think umpiring softball would be something you'd like to do, give us a call. We can work out a training program that will get you on the field and help our association.

              Contact information for Board of Directors members and Spokane ASA Umpire in Chief Randy Harnasch is below.

              As we said, no experience is necessary, just a love of the game and a willingness to learn. And training is free!

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CHECK OUT "RULES, DOCUMENTS & MATERIALS" ...

For

2014 PAY DATES & PAYMENT POLICY

REVISED SSUA RECREATION EJECTION REPORT

GOOD STUFF IN ASA RULES CLARIFICATIONS & PLAYS

UPDATED COUNTY & CITY LEAGUE RULES

COUNTY RULES & REGS + CITY CODE OF CONDUCT

CITY & COUNTY BAT POLICIES WITH THEIR APPROVED BAT STICKERS

(2014 NON-APPROVED BATS & LOCAL STICKERS DOCUMENT INCLUDES ASA NON-APPROVED BATS LIST WITH COUNTY & CITY STICKERS YOU CAN CLIP AND CARRY IN YOUR LINEUP CARD HOLDER!)

And there's more ...

MALCOLM BOYLES, ASA WESTERN DEPUTY SUPERVISOR OF UMPIRES,

HAS GREAT TIPS ON GAME MANAGEMENT ...

ASA'S FEBRUARY EDITION OF RULES CLARIFICATIONS & PLAYS HIGHLIGHTS AN ILLUSTRATION THAT IS OUT OF PLACE IN THE 2014 RULE BOOK. PLEASE NOTE, THE ILLUSTRATION ON PAGE 62 SHOULD BE IN THE MODIFIED SECTION. IT HAS NO BEARING AT ALL IN FASTPITCH.

THE JULY 2013 EDITION IN RULES CLARIFICATIONS & PLAYS HAS SOME GOOD STUFF ON THE LOOK-BACK RULE AND TAG OUTS.

ALL GREAT TRAINING MATERIAL!

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For results from the 2014 ASA 4th of July Shootout Memorial girls fastpitch tournament, the Silver Anniversary event, visit the tournament website at eteamz.com/4thofjulyshootout.

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ASA UMPIRE AWARDS PROGRAM

Find out what you're eligible for; check out the application forms

Medals: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014MedalsApplication.pdf

National Indicator Fraternity: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014NIFApplication.pdf

Elite: http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/2014EliteApplication.pdf

Rules, Documents & Materials Index

1.    SSUA Bylaws

2.    Local Rules

3.  National Rules

4.    ASA Clarification & Plays

5.    Training

6.    SSUA Policies

7.    Information

8.    2014 ASA National Awards & Camps 

9.    SSUA Board Meeting Minutes

10. History

11.  Awards & Honors

12. Rec & High School Tournaments

13. 4th of July Shootout

   

SSUA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT - Dallas Williams … 999-7369 (c) wdallas7890@yahoo.com

VICE PRESIDENT - Ron  Snyder … 768-2972 (c)onetuffblue@comcast.net

ADULT DIRECTOR - Gary Kuck … 951-8281 (c) … gkuck1@hotmail.com

YOUTH DIRECTOR - Bobby Kuck … 570-2845 (c) … Bobby21lee@yahoo.com

AT-LARGE - Gil Peckham ... 251-4997 (c) ... spokane45@gmail.com

SECRETARY - David Birdsell …879-2694 (h)lukesdaddy05@msn.com

PAST PRESIDENT - Andy Weiss … 465-9288 (h) phase4serv@gmail.com

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RATING COMMITTEE

Andy Weiss (chairman) … 465-9288 (h) mailto:phase4serv@gmail.comm

Craig Adams … 999-5660 (c) … craiga49@hotmail.com

Steve Ayres … 951-5566 (c) … spokanebasketball@msn.com

Marty Boles … 497-9100 (h) … martybolesump@yahoo.com

Mike Carlson … 230-3916 (h) … mac62055@yahoo.com

Bob Francis … 230-5045 (c) … bfrancis@savravb.org

Scott Hofstee … 599-4412 (c) … scott.hofstee@gmail.com

 

APPEALS BOARD

Brian Hall … 496-9827 (c)carolinapanthers_65@msn.com

Rachel Honodel … 494-4791 (c)sportschick20000@yahoo.com

Ken Mathia … 951-8860  (c)umpassigner@aol.com

Chuck Stewart (chairman) … 995-2499 (c) … stewartce@hotmail.com

Carl Durr (alternate) 995-0890 (c)drmedfly19@msn.com

Richie Ross (alternate) … 251-4375 (c)Richard.Ross@uniform.aramark.com

OTHERS

TREASURER - Heide Wehr … 325-3084 (h) … treasurerssua@comcast.net

ASSIGNER - Bob Francis … 230-5045 (c) ... bfrancis@savravb.org

ASSISTANT ASSIGNER - Marty Boles … 487-9100 ... martybolesump@yahoo.com  

ASSIGNING WEATHER HOTLINE - 723-4511

WOA LIAISON - John Isles … 487-3557 (h) … johnislesj@msn.com

WOA CLINICIAN - Kathleen Burns … 922-2572 (h) … kburns@mutualofenumclaw.com

INTERIM ASA UIC - Randy Harnasch … 291-4525 (h) … l.harnasch@gmail.com 

UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT - Rich Hobson …924-6531 (h) … rchobson@comcast.net

WEBSITE - Chuck Stewart … 995-2499 (c) … stewartce@hotmail.com

Other phone numbers, if applicable, available in the Arbiter @ arbitersports.com



   
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