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10th ISF Senior World Cup Draws Outstanding Field of Teams

Entries will close May 31, 2011

SALEM, VIRGINIA - With just one week to go before entries close for the 10th ISF Senior World Cup, over sixty teams have entered the event to vie for the coveted ISF Gold Medals.  The four local governments in the Roanoke Valley in southwestern Virginia have combined resources to host an outstanding National tournament for the Masters and Senior teams.  In its fourth year at the Salem location, the teams have come to enjoy the location and the outstanding tournament management provided by the combined staff.

The list of registered teams is posted on the ISSA Website at www.seniorsoftball.org.  In addition to being rated one of the top softball venues in the United States, the event has created major interest among the senior teams with the announcement that the finalists in each division will receive berths to the ISSA/ISF World Tournament of Champions on January 26-29, 2012 at Tampa, Florida.

Late entrants can still get in the tournament but must get their entry to the ISSA Office by May 31, 2011.  New teams planning on playing in this year's Senior World Cup and not on the registered team list should contact the ISSA office immediately to confirm a spot in the tournament.    


Teams Earn Berths to the WTOC

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Berths Awarded for the 2012 


  PLANT CITY, FLORIDA USA - Eighteen (18) senior teams from five eastern states have earned a berth in the ISSA/ISF WORLD TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS which has been scheduled for January 26-29, 2012 at Plant City and the Tampa, FL Regional Area. "This event has created much excitment in the senior softball world" offered ISSA Executive Director, RB Thomas, Jr.  "At the conclusion of our first qualifying tournament at N. Charleston, SC all the winning team managers said that they planned to accept their berth and play at Tampa.  Same thing happened at Drifton, PA, teams were looking for their berth."  The list of teams who have qualified for the World Tournament of Champions is maintained on the ISSA Website at www.seniorsoftball.org

Thomas said the organizers were looking to bring together the top ranked teams in their division of play from around the World.  Masters and Senior teams from the 126 ISF member countries will be invited. In the United States in addition to the Champions at each ISSA tournament, the National Champions from designated tournaments in each of the major softball associations will be invited.  Come November approximately 300 teams will be qualified to enter the event.  Those teams that do enter will be playing for all the "bragging rights." 

Teams should check the ISSA Tournament Schedule on the Website to view other opportunities to qualify.  The next ISSA tournament to qualify teams will be the ISF Senior World Cup at Salem, VA on June 10-12.  (Late entries all still being accepted in most divisions.) 


Drifton, PA Tournament Set for Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15

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Drifton, PA Set to Host Seniors

this Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15

Managers Meeting Friday Night at the Complex Restaurant 

DRIFTON, PENNSYLVANIA - The  ISSA/NASF Penn Senior Classic at Drifton, PA on May 14 & 15 will get underway at 9:00am Saturday morning.. The Jake Kislan Complex will provide the Senior teams a great softball experience at an exciting new venue.  The Managers Meeting will be held Friday night at 7:00pm at the complex restaurant.  The ISSA/NASF Penn Senior Classic will offer berths to the ISSA/ISF World Tournament of Champions to all the divisional winners at the event.

Tournament Photos Posted.....more to come


Mill Mountain Star will Welcome Seniors

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SALEM, VIRGINIA USA - The City of Salem and surrounding jurisdictions have been working for a year getting ready to host the senior men’s and women’s teams from throughout the World to come and join them for one of this year’s premier senior events at the X ISF Senior World Cup.  The Roanoke Valley is nestled  in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in Southweat Virginia along Interstate Route 81.  2011 will mark the fourth consecutive year the event has been held at this location. Now that the senior teams have experienced the excellent venues and dedicated and enthusiastic staff, the organizers are expecting a record participation next month on June 10 - 12.. 

Entries are now due at the ISSA Office so all teams planning on participating should file their entry documents right away.  Entry forms and tournament information is available on the ISSA Website for all the coming ISSA events.  All managers should register their team Online which will update their Team Rating and provide the data base for their tournament entries.

We hope to see you at the Star City of the South in 2011.  Finalists in each division receive berths to the ISSA/ISF World Tournament of Champions.

LAST CALL.....TEAMS looking for a late entry should call RB or Greg at the ISSA Office or email [email protected]                 703-368-1188


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