"Summer Insanity" Softball Tournament
Each year the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS) hosts the annual "Summer Insanity" Softball Tournament for all state and territorial societies. This is a double-elimination tournament.
The 2016 Tournament was held on October 15, 2016 with the Championship Game featuring the Guam Society versus the Montana State Society. Team Guam prevailed with a final score of 26 to 3. Team Guam members included Player/Coach Ton Cruz; Toby Moratita, Sharen Sandoval; Anthony Hyatt; Laurence Santos; Carlos Cruz; Ben Blas; Toni Drees; Ryan Cruz; Mikel Nelson; Tim Calvo; and, Frances Santos.
Congrats to the Guam Society for winning the 2016 Championship!
For more information on the 2017 Tournament, please contact Bill Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org
History of the NCSS "Summer Insanity" Softball Tournament
Inaugurated in 2012, the NCSS "Summer Insanity" Softball Tournament was inspired by a previous regional effort spearheaded by the Nebraska Society for softball teams in the National Capital Area. Given the University of Nebraska's identification with the NCAA's "Big Twelve" athletic conference, the Nebraska Society hosted the "States of the Big Twelve" Softball Tournament, an invitational competition for those states with a Big Twelve institution. To expand this concept to include softball teams from all of the state and territorial societies, the NCSS also borrowed from the iconic NCAA "March Madness" model, with bracketed regional playoffs for (potentially) all 56 jurisdictions of the United States (50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia), divided into four regions of 14 jurisdictions each. The NCSS regions include: Northeast/Mid-Atlantic (13 states and D.C.); Southeast/Southwest (12 states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands); Midwest (14 states); and Pacific/West (11 states, plus American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands).
Winners of the NCSS "Summer Insanity" Softball Tournament (2012 - present)
2016 -- Guam Society
2015 -- New Jersey Power
2014 -- Illinois
2013 -- Texas Exes
2012 -- Illinois
For the ten years (2002 - 2011) of the Nebraska Society's "States of the Big Twelve" Tournament, the winners were:
2011 -- Texas Republic
2010 -- Texas A&M Alumni
2009 -- Texas Republic
2008 -- Well Swung
2007 -- The RBIs of Texas
2006 -- Iowa Chairmen
2005 -- The RBIs of Texas
2004 -- The RBIs of Texas
2003 -- Pete Sessions and the Wicked Kitten Militia
2002 -- West Texas Kitten Militia