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Bennett hurls Ladner to NAFA Masters Championship

Friday, September 21st, 2018

MARK BENNETT was named the Most Valuable Pitcher after helping the Ladner Masters win the NAFA West Masters 55-Over championship in Carson City, Nevada, Sept. 16.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Ladner Masters of British Columbia, Canada, won five-consecutive games to claim the championship in the 2018 North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) West Masters 55-Over World Series in Carson City, Sept. 16.

And pitching them to the title was Mark Bennett of Santa Barbara, Calif. The right-hander won three games and was selected to the NAFA All-World team as the Most Valuable Pitcher. Bennett is the son of long-time catcher, manager, tournament director, and umpire Clyde Bennett of Santa Barbara.

2018 Best of The West Tournament Results

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Tournament results from Cyde Bennett
Photos courtesy of Kary Moore

TONY MANCHA delivers a pitch for the J&B Bombers of California in the 24th Annual Best of The West Men’s Fastpitch Softball Tournament at Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Calif., June 3-4. Photo By Kary Moore

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Best of the West tournament director Clyde Bennett provided results of the 24th Annual Best of the West Men’s Fastpitch Tournament at Elings Park, June 3-4.

SATURDAY TEAM RECORDS

J&B Bombers 3-0
Team Marques 3-0
KW Pirates 2-1
Budmen 2-1
Savala Painters1-1-1
Buzzards 1-1-1
Bay Area Merchants 0-1-2
Wololok 0-1-2
Americans 0-3

SUNDAY PLAYOFFS
Top Division
J&B Bombers 4, Budmen 1
Team Marquez 3, KW Pirates 0
Team Marquez 3 J&B Bombers 2

Lower Division
Wololok 8, Americans 1
Buzzards 5 Wololok 4

50-Over playoffs
Bay Area Merchants 8,
Savala Painters 1

Veteran fastpitch player and manager, Kary Moore, left, takes a picture with Clyde Bennet, Best of The West Men’s Fastpitch Softball Tournament Director at Elings Park in Santa Barbara, June 3-4. Photo Courtesy of Kary Moore.

24th Annual Best of the West Tournament In Beautiful Santa Barbara, Calif.

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Yusef Davis, Jr., left, and Bryan Lathrop are two of the best players in the game.
Photo By BOB OTTO

Could there be a better place to play men’s fastpitch softball in America than Santa Barbara? I’ve played there. The answer is NO. So make plans now to enter this great tournament.

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

Event Name: 24th Annual Best of the West Tournament

Location: Elings Park, Santa Barbara
Date: June 2-3
Entry Fee: $400
Entry Fee Deadline: May 18, 2018
Format: Round Robin into single elimination. 4-game guarantee.
Time Limit: Saturday 90 minutes; Sunday no time limit

Contact: Clyde Bennett; email: clydebennett50@gmail.com; 805-895-9007
Mailing Address: 6600 stagecoach Rd Santa Barbara Ca. 93105

Santa Barbara Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in November

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Clyde Bennett will host a men's fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Nov. 4-5. Photo By BOB OTTO

Clyde Bennett will host a men’s fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Nov. 4-5. Photo By BOB OTTO

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Tournament director Clyde Bennett is holding a men’s fastpitch tournament, Nov. 4-5, in Santa Barbara.

“Im having a low key fastpitch tournament with a four-game guarantee,” said Bennett, tournament director of the Best of The West tournament for several years.

THE DETAILS

  • Entry fee, $350.
  • Four-game guarantee
  • Phone numbers: home, 805-964-2114; cell 805-895-9007
  • Email: clydebennett50@gmail.com
  • 2016 Best of The West Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

    Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
    Clyde Bennett will host the 2016 Best of The West men's fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Clyde Bennett will host the 2016 Best of The West men’s fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara. Photo By BOB OTTO

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Best of The West tournament director, Clyde Bennett, has seven teams committed for the tournament scheduled for June 4-5 at Elings Park in Santa Barbara.

    Bennett would like to fill five more spots to have a 12-team tournament. Please call him as soon as possible to reserve a spot.

    Tournament Flier

    Clyde Bennett
    805-895-9007

    2016 Best of The West Tournament in Santa Barbara, Calif.

    Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
    Clyde Bennett will host his Best of The West men's fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Clyde Bennett will host his Best of The West men’s fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara. Photo By BOB OTTO

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Don’t miss out on one of the best men’s fastpitch tournaments in on the West Coast – Clyde Bennett’s “Best of The West!”

    Open file for tournament information: Annual Best of the West Tournament

    23rd Annual Best of The West in Santa Barbara

    Monday, March 9th, 2015

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The 23rd Annual Best of The West men’s faspitch tournament will be held June 6-7 at Elings Park in Santa Barbara.

    THE DETAILS

  • Entry fee: $400
  • Entry deadline: May 20
  • Format: Round robin into single elimination. Four game guarantee. Saturday has a 90-minute time limit. Sunday NO time limit.
  • Berths: One ISC World Tournament berth to the highest U.S. west finishing team. ASA berths to classes A-B-C.
  • CONTACTS
    Clyde Bennett – clydebennett50@gmail.com / 805-895-9007
    UIC – Clyde Bennett
    ISC rep – Chris Santos: jcsantos25@msn.com / 303-419-7332

    Plan now for Best of The West men’s fastpitch tournament

    Sunday, January 4th, 2015
    Clyde Bennett will host his Best of The West men's fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, June 6-7. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Clyde Bennett will host his Best of The West men’s fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, June 6-7. Photo By BOB OTTO

    SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. – 2015 is but four days old, but Clyde Bennett is already planning for his 24th Annual Best of The West men’s fastpitch tournament.

    “All the details are not worked out yet,” said Bennett by email, “but I’m getting lots of inquiries.”

    The tournament is scheduled for June 6-7 at beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara.

    For more information, please contact Clyde at:

    clydebennett50@gmail.com
    805-964-2114 or 805-895-9007

    Young Bucks Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Beautiful Santa Barbara

    Thursday, October 9th, 2014

    2014-Bennett,Clyde.1web Clyde Bennett and his Young Bucks men’s fastpitch team are hosting their annual tournament in November. Courtesy photo

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Sun, surf, beautiful beaches, great restaurants and shopping.

    Santa Barbara has it all. Including men’s fastpitch softball.

    So bring your team to the Young Buck’s Fund Raiser Men’s Fastpitch Tournament, and all of the rest that makes Santa Barbara a great vacation destination is an added bonus.

      THE DETAILS
  • When: Sat-Sun Nov. 22-23
  • Where: Elings Park Santa Barbara Ca.
  • Cost: $350
  • Format: 4-game guarantee
  • Round Robin Sat. (3 games)
  • Single elimination Sun
  • Awards: Sweat shirts
    • CONTACT INFORMATION

    Clyde Bennett
    6600 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara CA 93105
    805-964-2112 or 805-895-9007 (cell)
    clydebennett50@gmail.com

    Santa Barbara defeats Waseda University White to advance in NAFA 23-Under World Series

    Sunday, August 17th, 2014

    Waseda University White of Tokyo, Japan, bows in respect before fast pitch fans and the Young Bucks team after dropping a close 5-3 game, Sunday morning. Photo By BOB OTTO

    Waseda University White of Tokyo, Japan, bows in respect before fast pitch fans and the Young Bucks team after dropping a close 5-3 game, Sunday morning. Photo By BOB OTTO

    QUAD CITIES, IA/IL – Beating the Japanese at fast pitch requires understanding how they play softball, said Santa Barbara Young Bucks coach, Clyde Bennett.

    Bennett seemed to have his coaching strategy in tact when his ball club met Waseda University White of Tokyo, Japan in Sunday’s play down toward the NAFA World Series 23-Under championship.

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