ISSA e-news for December 31, 2011


MANASSAS, VIRGINIA USA - The ISSA/ISF World Tournament of Champions will get underway next month on January 27-29 at various venues in the Tampa, Florida region.  This event will bring together champions from most softball associations to battle on the field to determine the "best of the best."  A list of the registered teams is posted on the ISSA Website.  Any teams who have not mailed their roster and entry fee should do so immediately.  Additional teams can still be accepted in some divisions (interested teams should contact the ISSA Office at [email protected] or 571-436-9704.

ISSA SPRING TRAINING TRAIL - The ISSA has created three early-bird senior tournaments to give teams an opportunity to take to the field early in ISSA competition in 2012.  The three (3) tournaments that make up the "Trail" are at Myrtle Beach, SC, Burlington, NC and Columbus, GA.  Teams that play in all three of these tournaments will receive a PAID berth in the 2012 ISF Senior World Cup at Salem, VA in June (anyone who has not played at Salem should review the Photo Gallery and/or Videos on the ISSA Website to check out the outstanding facilities.).  The three venues are great softball destinations and will afford the players an excellent tournament experience at each location.  The first tournament at Myrtle Beach will utilize the six new synthethic turf fields at Grand Park (Market Commons) for all three days of the event (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).  Ocean front rooms are available at the host hotel starting at $59 per night and the hotel will host some off-the-field events for the players andtheir guests.  Teams interested in playing in any of the "Trail" tournaments are encouraged to submit their online entry form(s) now to insure a spot in the tournament. 

ISSA 2012 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE -  The ISSA continues to address player requests and add additional tournaments to the schedule.  Some additional tournaments may be added later and the current list of events is posted on the ISSA Website and shown below.

January 27-29 ISSA/ISF World Tournament of Champions, Tampa Bay Area, FL

March 30-April 1 The Myrtle Beach Tournament, Myrtle Beach, SC*

April 20-22 Burlington National Invitational, Burlington, NC*

May 4-6 ISSA Spring National, Columbus, GA*

June 1-3 Great Smoky Mountain Senior Classic, Maryville, TN

June 8-10 Penn Senior Classic, Drifton, PA

June 22-24 11th Annual ISF Senior World Cup, Roanoke Valley, VA

July 13-15 ISSA United States Southern Championships, Auburn, AL

July 20-22 Mountaineer Classic, Morgantown, WV

August 10-12 18th Annual ISSA World Championships, Manassas, VA

October 5-7 5th Annual ISSA Winter National, Virginia Beach, VA

October 26-28 ISSA United States Eastern Championships Myrtle Beach, SC

* Teams that play the ISSA SPRING TRAINING TRAIL at all three scheduled events (Myrtle Beach, Burlington and Columbus) will receive a PAID berth in the 11th ISF Senior World Cup at Salem, VA.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be working to finalize the ISSA Tournament agenda for 2012 and some additional tournaments will be added as venue agreements are finalized. If you are interested in ISSA hosting a senior tournament in your area, let us know so we can work toward bringing a world class event to your area.   EXCELLENCE IS OUR PROMISE.