September 15, 2020
THIS WEEK IN APBA
Volume III Issue 36
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Good afternoon,
 
I wonder how the Big 12 feels about scheduling cupcake games after losing all three games to Sun Belt Conference teams last Saturday.  FYI, the 2019 Group of Five card set includes Louisiana.  It was good but strange to see football Saturday.  Excited for Georgia Tech beating Florida State.  A competitive Georgia Tech is good for college football.   
 
The 2020 baseball products MAY be released later than usual.  The shorter season and other issues is delaying the product preparation done in September.

APBA GO subscribers and owners of the 2020P file will retain access to these files even after the 2020 products are released.
 
The master football game manual will be at the printer tomorrow.
  
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS.    
 
 THIS WEEK'S NEW PRODUCT:
 
 
 
The rosters for these sets will be added to the store later this week.
 
RECENTLY RELEASED NEW PRODUCTS:   
 
The Badger Links Golf Course is available only on card stock.  We have sold through the bound Badger Links Golf Course manual.
 
 
The 2019-20 EPL soccer card set is available. How will you do managing Liverpool?  Now is your chance to find out. 
   
 
 
 
 
The last of the 2019 College football season sets. A 16 team Group of Five set including North Dakota State. Get the list of teams here.


  NEW COMMUNITY MEMBERS
 
STEPHEN DALTON WINTHROP, MA
ROBERT MAULE WILLOWDALE, ON
CRAIG STEPHENS WOOD RIVER, NE
LAWRENCE ROOF JEROME, MI
BRADLEY KELLER SPRING, TX
THOMAS STEEVER HAMPSTEAD, NC
RICHARD STOTT ARLINGTON, VA
RANDY KROMER NORTH HUNTINGDON, PA
JAMES KACZMAREK CHICAGO, IL
DAVID WILLIAMS LEWES, DE
KENNETH BASS TONAWANDA, NY
SCOTT CHANDLER AVON LAKE, OH
BRIDGET SPICER MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN
JOSH CAMPBELL PALMYRA, PA
JAMES BASSETT EVANSVILLE, IN
RICK PINTER ST ALBERT, AB
KEVIN OSBORNE KIRKLAND, WA
 
 
TOURNAMENT REPORT 
 
REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS
 
CALL FOR 2021 TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
I am now accepting Regional Tournament announcements for the first half (January through June) of 2021. Please submit your tournament information to Randy Coryer at apba66nyslp@yahoo.com.   Please keep the announcement to 100 words or less and include the tournament date, name, location, theme, price, any deadlines or restrictions, and tournament director contact information. An example of a brief and to the point tournament listing is as follows:
 
Saturday March 6, 2021 - 7th Annual Greater Michigan APBA Baseball Tournament, Jackson, Michigan.  The tournament will be held at The Loomis Park Baptist Church, 2301 North Elm Road, Jackson Michigan 49201.  If interested, please contact Rich Zawadzki at pastorichz@yahoo.com
 
See details below for rescheduled tournament information.  There were no tournaments held this past week.  The next scheduled regional tournament is The 1st Annual Salisbury APBA Baseball Tournament in Salisbury, Maryland on Saturday November 7th.
 
APBA Regional Tournament Schedule
 
The APBA Regional Tournament schedule is as follows.  Please mark your calendars accordingly and be sure to attend and participate in one of these fine events.  You will not regret the experience of face-to-face gaming and tournament play.
 
Scheduled APBA Tournaments
 
October 1 through 31, 2020 - The Alternative LBS Virtual APBA Baseball Tournament - The tournament will begin on October 1st with divisional play (10 games) to be completed in two weeks.  Playoffs and the championship series will be scheduled for the second half of the month.  Games are to be played using Zoom, Skype, FB Messenger, etc.  The tournament cost is free.  The theme is any APBA-issued MLB teams from seasons 1901-2019 that had a winning percentage under .585.  Team selection is first come first serve.  Retired teams not eligible for the event are the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates, 1929 Philadelphia A's, 1974 Los Angeles Dodgers, 1975 Cincinnati Reds, and 1977 Philadelphia Phillies.  The winner will receive a personalized plaque to be awarded in-person at the 2021 LBS VII tournament or mailed to you if that is not an option.  You must use the 2013 APBA Baseball results booklet, APBA-issued dice (not the 1950 mini dice), a dice shaker or tower, and internet service with video and voice capability.  The camera must be angled so your opponent can see the dice roll within a dice tower or in a box.  If you would like to register or have any questions/concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to Ken Schulz at schulzka02@yahoo.com.
 
Saturday November 7, 2020 - The 1st Annual Salisbury APBA Baseball Tournament - The 1st Annual Salisbury APBA Baseball Tournament will be held in Salisbury, Maryland at a location to be determined.  The tournament theme is Manager's Mayhem.  Each entrant is to field a 25-man roster (no XB's) from one NL and one AL team from 1950 to 2015 (teams can be from different years).  The teams must be less than a .555 winning percentage.  The composite team must have a minimum of 10 players from each team.  Four man pitching rotations are required.  Each team will play a minimum of 8 games in pool play with playoff games to follow.  The registration fee is $60 and includes tournament entry, a t-shirt, lunch, and trophies for the top four finishers.  Registration is open until September 25, 2020.  If interested and to register, please contact Chester Davis at superdawg17@hotmail.com.
 
Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 -- QuaranTEAMS III, a Video Baseball Blitz Tournament.  All games will be played over a video program so that the games are played face-to-face.  All rolls must be shown on the video camera.  The prize being played for is APBA's 2020 MLB season (an $85 dollar -- includes the $10 shipping fee).  The entry fee is $10 and you must have a computer that is able to connect to a video program (i.e. Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc.).  If interested, please contact Tony Stevens at AandTStevens@Gmail.com.
 
Saturday March 6, 2021 - 7th Annual Greater Michigan APBA Baseball Tournament, Jackson, Michigan.  The tournament will be held at The Loomis Park Baptist Church, 2301 North Elm Road, Jackson Michigan 49201.  If interested, please contact Rich Zawadzki at pastorichz@yahoo.com
 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - Florida RollAPBAlooza, Clermont, Florida.  If interested please contact: Tony Stevens at AandTStevens@Gmail.com
 
If your tournament is not mentioned above and you are planning a Regional APBA Tournament in 2020 or the first half of 2021 please forward me your tournament and contact information at apba66nyslp@yahoo.com and I will be sure to promote your event in APBA's company electronic newsletter.  Remember all APBA game tournaments are welcome.
 
Potential Upcoming APBA Tournaments
 
POTENTIAL TOURNAMENT IN SEATTLE AREA  -  If interested, please contact Dave Bednarek at dbedrock@comcast.net with you name, contact information, and a preference for a Spring or Fall tournament.
 
POTENTIAL TOURNAMENT IN NEW ORLEANS -  If interested, please contact Randy Tabor at rk_tabor@yahoo.com (note the underscore "_" in email address) with your name and contact information.
 
APBA LEAGUE INFORMATION
 
I am pleased to report that this column continues to assist leagues in finding new managers and pairing individuals looking for leagues.  I will be glad to run your league opening, if you contact me at apba66nyslp@yahoo.com with a brief and concise write-up.  Openings or individuals looking to join leagues are as follows:
 
August 23rd Opening
 
Southern APBA Baseball Association (SABA) Opening - SABA has openings for 3 managers for the upcoming 2000 retro-season.  SABA is a card and dice play by mail league using the basic game with some innovations.  The SABA season runs from October to May.  If interested, please contact Larry Grant at lgrant49@hotmail.com.
 
August 9th Opening
 
CMBL Openings - The CMBLII, a BBW League, has two team managerial openings.  This is a franchise based winter play league.  Continuous ownership where you keep debut players from the franchise you're tied to.  Draft coming soon and would like to fill positions quickly.  If interested please contact Eric Meister at pfireball@yahoo.com. or Bob Jacobus at robertjacobus@frontier.com.
 
August 2nd Opening
 
Jersey Central League Opening (corrected site address) - The Jersey Central League is a cards and dice current season league that has been in existence since 1979.  They are a 14 team league that has been playing face-to-face in the metropolitan Philadelphia and South Jersey area.  Due to COVID-19, they have been playing league games using the Rolz dice roller online, and with 1 opening, they are looking for a manager not necessarily in their physical area.  The league plays the basic game with many master game variations and play the games using an incredible scorebook program.  If interested, please contact Larry Sitron at aceball9@outlook.com, and visit the league web site at www.jselmon.com/JerseyCentralLeague/home.asp
 
July 18th Opening
 
Patriot League Opening - A BBW 12-person NL only league needs one new member.  The Patriot League was established in 1971 and is very reliable.  The team you would be inheriting is currently one game out of the division and has a roster for long-term success.  The league is unusual in that they have a first round draft as well as a blind bidding process for undrafted players.  They also have historical statistics since the inception of the league.  If interested in joining the Patriot League please contact Brian Hey at hey@mcmahonberger.com.
 
June 28th Opening
 
CCBA League Openings - The CCBA, a BBW continuous ownership league, is looking for a few good managers.  The league has been in existence since 1998 with several original managers.  There are three teams open at this point.  The teams are at the 70 game mark of the current season.  The three teams available are Puget Sound, Texas, and Quinsigamond.  Please check out the rosters at http://ccbabaseball.freehostia.com.  If interested please contact the League Commissioner Chip Bingham at ecwizards@comcast.net.
 
May 24th Opening
 
New League Looking for a Manager -  A well-known regional tournament co-director is putting together a new cards & dice league which is looking for a manager.  The league will begin with the 1980R season and work backwards in years.  The league will play 84 games with playoffs (One 3-game series per week).  The unique feature of this league is each player can only be used 52% of actual time played.  Games may be played face-to-face or via skype/zoom/google.  More information including draft instructions will be forwarded once the league is filled.  If interested please contact Ken Schulz at schulzka02@yahoo.com.
 
May 17th Opening
 
Player Looking for a League - An APBA player is interested in getting into a computer baseball league.  If you have an league opening please contact Dan at dbharlan906@gmail.com.
 
I trust this column is continuing to bring many APBA players together be it through regional tournaments or league play.  I am glad that we can continue to provide this service to the APBA community and further promote brotherhood within our beloved hobby of APBA gaming.  Please stay 6 feet apart and do your part!

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John
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