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San Diego announced as new host for 2011 GOLD

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America announced today that the 2011 ASA Girls’ 18-Under GOLD National Championship will now be played in the Greater San Diego area. Also, the competition dates will be changed to July 24-30, 2011.  With Southern California ASA as the tournament host, the 64-team and most prominent ASA Junior Olympic tournament will take place at the Sportsplex-USA facilities in Santee and Poway. 

Following the ASA Council Meeting in Shreveport, La., the 18-U GOLD will continue on a rotational basis with the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City, Okla., hosting every other year in the east/west rotation.  In 2012, the tournament will take place in Oklahoma City and an east coast site will be selected for 2013.

“Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we have moved the 2011 GOLD tournament to San Diego with new dates of July 24-30,” said ASA Executive Director Ron Radigonda. “Southern California ASA assistance has been instrumental in this move and we are looking forward to hosting this tournament in San Diego.  The opening of the new state of the art Sportsplex – USA softball facility in Santee played a large role in locating this tournament in the Greater San Diego Area. This tournament continues to bring the best in softball and with our rotation we feel this is the best solution to meet the needs of the teams and everyone else involved in the success of the GOLD.”

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“Southern California ASA is honored and excited to be selected as the host association for the 2011 18-Under GOLD National Championship,” said So Cal Commissioner Phil Gutierrez. “We have a great host venue in San Diego with excellent playing facilities, outstanding hotel accommodations, and wonderful weather.  W e very much look forward to hosting this prestigious ASA event.”

“Sportsplex USA is excited to be hosting this prestigious ASA event at our two facilities in San Diego,” said Bill Berghoff, Sportsplex USA President.  “We look forward to working with ASA and showcasing America’s Finest City.”

Below is the code reference to the site rotation referenced above:

Article: 602 H 09 The Junior Olympic Girls 18 and Under Gold Fast Pitch will be rotated to Oklahoma City every other year and in the off years will be placed in other parts of the country by the Executive Director.
Comments: Rotates Gold into Oklahoma City every other year.

Below is the code reference to the new date formula for the 18-Under GOLD National Championship:

Article 509 C 04 f Girls’ ASA Gold 18-Under Fast Pitch. This National Championship Final shall be scheduled and completed on the weekend that includes the last Saturday in July and not be held more than seven (7) days. This event won’t have an opening ceremonies event and the managers meeting can’t be scheduled prior to 6:00 PM on the prior Sunday.
Comments: Moves the Gold National Championship up one weekend.

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The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 83 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit

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