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Senior Softball Western National Championships Swings into Placer Valley

113 teams compete at Foskett and Maidu Parks 
By: Amy Looney - For The Press Tribune
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Senior Softball converges on Placer Valley August 2-7 as the 16th Annual Western National Championships swing into Foskett Regional Park in Lincoln and Maidu Regional Park in Roseville. Placer Valley Tourism (PVT) and Senior Softball-USA (SSUSA) are teaming up again to bring this week-long event to the region. 

"SSUSA is excited to return to Placer County for the Western Nationals as this is one of the premier events in the sport," stated Fran Dowell, SSUSA Executive Director.  "We deeply appreciate our partners in this signature event - Placer Valley Tourism." 

The tournament will be utilizing a five game minimum format with a round robin bracket, followed by a double elimination format for the 11 different divisions participating. There will be 113 teams from California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Texas and even British Columbia, Canada competing, all hoping to earn a coveted spot at the World Masters Championship in Las Vegas Sept. 16 through Oct. 2.  

Although several states will be represented, Dowell says the Western Nationals Tournament has a long history for the battle between Northern California and Southern California to see which region can claim victory as the state champion.

For complete brackets, and team lists, please visit the Western National Championships Tournament page at www.seniorsoftball.com.