KEITH THOMPSON/RON CORR PHILOSOPHY OF SOFTBALL
The Thompson/Corr Senior Games are played in memory of Keith Thompson and Ron Corr. Keith and Ron were true softball rats who would play softball with anyone, anywhere, and anytime. Softball was meant to be played with as many rules as necessary for safety, but as few rules as possible for fun.
In honor of Keith and Ron, these are our few rules about team rosters. The Thompson/Corr Games are non-denominational, bi-partisan, and international. This means:
It does not matter:
Which State or Country you live in,
What roster/team you are on,
What organization you belong to,
Whether you have matching uniforms or not.
Just put together 10 + softball buddies and come to Missoula and play ball.
There are 24 available openings. Team managers are not required to submit any paperwork. Keith Thompson and Ron Corr hated paperwork. To register, please call Mike at 406-239-2717. This tournament is on the honor system. If an age- related protest is filed, I am obliged to ask for proof of identification. This has not happened in all our years, but the option remains, and the burden of proof is the responsibility of the player in question. The Tournament Director will make final determinations in this situation.
If a team manager is struggling with filling your roster, please call the Tournament Director and communicate your situation. I have been able to assist with almost every situation. If the team manager does not communicate with me, I am less able to be of assistance.
All teams will play 3 games of pool play on Saturday All teams will play 2 medal round games on Sunday.
Gold, Silver, Bronze medals for top three finishers in each age division. Tournament Director will make final determination on bracket placements for teams, as situations occasionally arise that call for creative bracketing to improve the odds of parity and quality competition.
2021 MONTANA SENIOR SOFTBALL GAMES
The 17th Annual Thompson/Corr, Montana Senior Games will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 19/20, 2021, at the beautiful new Missoula Regional Softball Complex.
The themes for the 2021 Thompson/Corr Games are Hope and Optimism. We saw our beloved softball pastime basically shut down for unprecedented reasons. Back in March of 2020 it was difficult to believe the possible upcoming scenario of losing a Senior Softball season. Well, for the most part, it happened. We did lose a season.
I felt the 2020 Senior Softball community was highly responsive to the pandemic and its healthcare warnings. Senior softballers' view health through a different lense than our younger softball playing brethren. Many of them are still basking in some stage of invincibility and distance from old age. Both will sneak up on them just as they have slowly but surely cozied up to us.
Hope and optimism are of our control. I am optimistic and hopeful for 2021. A mostly cancelled 2020 season and Covid may have given softball a direct hit but it is one that the softball-loving community can and will absorb.
We still do not know when we will get the green light to resume normal play. Until then I see my it as my job to remain Hopeful and Optimistic.
I hope to see as many of you as possible this summer in Missoula. Please call with any questions.
Thompson/Corr is a 5 game Guarantee.
3 games Saturday
2 Games Sunday
$375 Entry Fee.
Canadian teams please inquire about the Tournament Exchange Rate.
Please check www.montanaseniorsoftball.com for more information, lodging, photos, past results, poetry, etc.
Call Mike at 406-239-2717 to register or for more information.