2021 Men's Softball Tournament 


The Schedule is Now Posted for the 60+, 60+ and 65+ thru 75+ Tournaments. Please see the schedule section on the Right Hand Side of the webpage to Download. 

  • SSUSA Sanctioned Tournament 
  • Men's Tournament Dates & Locations: 
    • 50+ & 55+ Division  - June 26-27, Smith Field (Moody School), Middletown, CT.
    • 60+ Division -  June 26-27, Nessing Park, Meriden, CT.
    • 65+, 70+ & 75+ Divisions - June 28-29, Smith Field (Moody School), Middletown, CT.
  • Entry Fee: $475.00 per team - Multi-team discounts available 
  • Top three finishers in each age division will qualify for the 2022 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Teams that participate in the CT Masters Games will qualify so participate in the following tournaments:
    • SSUSA Eastern Nationals 
    • SSUSA World Championships

Sport Details

Team Captains & Managers:
To Reserve Your Team's Spot please email ctmasters@ctmastersgames.org the following information:

- Team Name  - Team Age Group  - Team Classification (Major+, Major, AAA, AA)   
- Team Captain
 Email & Cell Phone Number

  • Men's 50+ Division:  SOLD OUT
    • Covello Sanitation Major (CT), Johnny's Auto / JJM Property Major (CT), Kiku Imports Major (MA), Roebell Painters / Paradise Painting / Allstate Carburetor Major (NY), Gashouse AAA (NY), Hard Hat / Latella's (CT), Bond 124 / OSS / Phil's Painting  Major (MA), Fat Chops AAA (MA)
  • Men's 60+ Division:  
    • ​Vernon Vipers AA (CT), Diamond Dawgs AA (MA), Leed Construction AAA (CT), L.I. Jaguars  Major (NY), Syracuse Cyclones AAA (NY), L.I. Jaguars Red AAA (NY),
  • Men's 65+ Division:
    • Talaga Construction AAA (CT), Deep Purple Major(MA),
  • Men's 70+ Division:
    • Vios Sports AAA (CT), Western Mass Relics AA (MA), 
  • ​Men's 75+ Division:
    • ​Bostonians AAA (MA),

The CT Masters Games Administration will be taking Extra Safety Precautions to keep our participants safe and help curb the spread of COVID-19. We are in the process of updating our safety guidelines and will have them posted online shortly. If you have any questions please contact us at: nutmeg@csmg.org.

Rules:

  • The Men's Tournament will be conducted in accordance with Senior Softball-USA(SSUSA) rules, except as modified herein.

Format:

  • Age groups may be combined to provide opportunity for play.
  • Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each division within each age group.
  • Team rosters shall be limited to 22 persons, including non-playing coaches, non-playing captains and non-playing personnel. No more than 20 of these persons may be players.

Tournament Schedule:

  • Men's 50+ Division  - June 26th & 27th @ Smith Field (Moody School)
  • Men's 55+ Division -  June 26th & 27th @ Smith Field (Moddy School)
  • Men's 60+ Division -  June 26th & 27th @ Nessing Park
  • Men's 65+ Division -  June 28th & 29th @ Smith Field (Moody School)
  • Men's 70+ Division -  June 28th & 29th @ Smith Field (Moody School)
  • Men's 75+ Division -  June 28th & 29th @ Smith Field (Moody School)

ROSTERS-
Please visit your SSUSA team portal between now and Thursday afternoon.    If your roster does not look correct, immediately call SSUSA to resolve the issue.    Because of the time difference, we may not be able to approve players on the morning of the tournament.
SSUSA office-   916-326-5303.

PLAYER CHECK-IN-
Everyone must check-in with tournament staff prior to taking the field.  The check in area is located near Field 1 at each park. You'll need your SSUSA ID card and / or a gov't issued photo ID.  Checking in as a team makes the process go much more efficient, so please help us out.

GAME BALLS-
Once checked in, the staff will give the manager 6 game balls to use during the tournament.  Teams are responsible for chasing their own foul balls and home run balls.    Additional balls will be available for purchase at a cost of $5 each.  

GAME CARDS-
Tournament staff will have official game cards near the backstop of each field.   Like any other SSUSA event, you must fill this form out prior to the start of the game.   Include your starting lineup and any potential substitutes (Last name, first initial and jersey #) .   If not listed on the game card before the first pitch, the player is not eligible to participate in that game.  At the conclusion of each game, managers must verify the final score and sign the game card.   These cards will be used for seeding purposes.

SCHEDULES-
Game schedules have been sent to all managers.   Teams should be present and ready to play 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time.  Changes (if any) will be posted at the main bracket board, near Field 1.   

CONCESSIONS-
CT Masters Games staff will operate a concession stand at each park.  If leaving the park, please confirm with the SSUSA site director.  That gives him one additional opportunity to communicate any changes.   

INCLEMENT WEATHER-
All play / no play decisions are made at the park- at game time.   We will not cancel games based on forecast.   Phone calls will be made to managers only if there is a delay of 2+ hours.   If you do not hear from the tournament staff, your team should be at the park.

Men's Teams please follow the registration instructions below:

  • Step One: Register and pay for your team through the CT Masters' Games online registration system.
  • Step Two: Contact the SSUSA office at 916-326-5303 to build your team roster!
  • Registration Deadline: Men - 6/11/21
  • The Softball Tournament will be a PRE-Registration Event (ONLY)! No Onsite Registration!
  • CT is an OPEN State. Out of State teams and participants are welcome to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact us through email: ctmasters@ctmastersgames.org

***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)

  • 30-39, 40-49

Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)

  • 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+

Please Note:

  • Age division for all team competition will be determined by the age of the youngest team player as of December 31, 2021. For example, a team consisting of eight players ages 65 or older and one player age 63 will compete in the 60+ age division

Skill Levels/ Divisions

Men

  • Platinum- Major Plus/ Major
  • Gold- AAA/ AA
  • Silver- AAA/ AA

Moody School, Middletown

Address: 300 Country Club Rd, Middletown, CT 06457

Smith Field @Moody

Field Type: Regular Grass Field – We recommend normal molded cleats. Both fields have fences, only field 1 (closest to the school) has lights.

Dugout Type:  We recommend teams bring tents as these are non-covered dugouts.

Parking:  The parking is located next to the school, above the fields.

Food + Drink: You may bring your own food/drink into the park. No alcoholic beverages, the park is on school grounds.

Pets: Pets are allowed with a leash.

Bathrooms: They are located in the building behind field 2

Seating:  Small bleachers at both fields. There is space surrounding both fields where you can set up tents and chairs.

Nessing Park, Meriden

Address: Murdock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450

Nessing Field

Field Type Regular Grass Field – We recommend normal molded cleats. Both Fields have fences and lights.

Dugout Type: We recommend teams bring tents as these are non-covered dugouts.

Parking: Located directly behind both fields.

Food + Drink: You may bring your own food/drink into the park.

Pets: Pets are allowed with a leash.

Bathrooms: They are located inside the building between the parking lot and fields.

Seating: Small Bleachers at both fields. There is space surrounding both fields where you can set up tents and chairs.

Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c) 3 Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit.  The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.

What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes.  We are now celebrating our 39th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit.  This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.

Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2021. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.

Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2021 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.   

MISSION OF THE "GAMES”

  • To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
  • To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
  • To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
  • To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes. 
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