Albany October 15/16

The October Albany tournament is set. October 15 and 16 at the same hotel. Stay tuned for Draft times as we may draft Wed or Thur the week of the tournament.
Best Western Albany Airport
200 Wolf Road
Albany, NY
Rooms are $75 per night. CODE: stratomatic east

Pittsburgh September 24/25

The next tournament is Pittsburgh. It will be happening Sep 24/25. Here are the details!

Event address is Calvary Lutheran Church Community Center:
4751 Old William Penn Highway, Murraysville, PA 15668.

The contact person for the event room is Dave Cicek. 412-600-6591.

There are a number of hotels within 10 minutes of the gaming room.
There are 3-2 star hotels that are currently under $100.00.
(Days Inn by Wyndham $72, Red Roof Inn Plus 80$, and Super 8 by Wyndham.81$)

Paul F
Gary D
Dave Squared
The Leong Bros
Dave C
Frank L
John K

Brian F
Vic 50/50
Bill F
Rob L.
Jeremy K 10%

Richie Wain passes away…

The Stratomatic community mourns the loss of a dedicated baseball gamer and all around great individual , Richie Wain, who lost his battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022. Richard, a dedicated gamer who broke into the league with Star Tournaments in 2004, consistently played 7-10 tournaments per year face to face, and later on Skype. Richard is well known for his passion for all things baseball, and avidly compiled batting and pitching statistics for every tournament he ever participated in. He loved the camaraderie of playing games as was exemplified by his even temperament, nurturing of new comers to the fold, and overall pleasant disposition. He will be sorely missed. The Posse will never be the same. Godspeed Richard. We love you.

Ben & Don Win in Pittsburgh

Congratulations to Ben and Don as they beat Frank in 6 games to win Pittsburgh.

Game 1 – Manoah pitches 7.1 innings against an all lefty lineup in LA-NL giving up only 2 runs (a Leurys Garcia 2 run HR!). Frank gets a leadoff walk and single** off CSeager Xchart in the 9th to bring the tie run to the plate then strikeout and double play with Harper on deck against R Rodriguez. We win 5-2.

Game 2- Frank hits 3 HRs in the first inning vs Lynn. Lynn continues tired and gives up 2 more HRs, Frank slaughters us 10-0 behind Buehler.

Game 3-Frank slaughters us again 13-3 behind 6 HRs (2 by Harper)

Game 4- Don takes over the rolling since I lost 2 in a row. G Marquez hits a Double *** on the hit and run in the 2nd and scores later. Wade hits 3 run HR in the 7th. Machado hits a 3 run HR in the 9th to win going away .We win 10-2.

Game 5- We get an unearned run off F Peralta to take a 2 run lead in the 7th. In the bottom of the 7th, Rondell Actuna gives up single on the Xchart with two outs, nobody on. Then Adames hits a triple so he’s the tie run on third. A walk and Joe Kelly’s tired. We bring in Diaz vs Matt Olsen who walks. Frank pinch hits Varsho with Zunino who strikes out with bases loaded. Goldschmidt hits an insurance HR in the 9th so we win 7-5.

Game 6 – After giving up 3 HRs in the first inning game 2, Lynn has a no-hitter going into the 7th. Frank gets a hit in the 7th and we end up a one-hitter. We hit 5 solo HRs to close out the series 6-0.

Pittsburgh May 21-22, 2022

Pittsburgh is next up.  This will be a joint East/Jasper region.  Please make sure to declare which region you want it in.

Draft will be held Thursday May 19th at 7pm via Skype.

Hotel info:
Holiday Inn Express Murrysville – Delmont
6552 Route 22, Delmont , PA, PA 15626

Tournament Info:
Lamplighter Restaurant (right in front of hotel)
6566 William Penn Hwy, Delmont, PA 15626
(724) 468-4545

Please contact Tim ( to let him know if you are coming!

Dave Bengert passing…

The Strat-O community is very saddened to hear that one of our avid fellow gamers and long time dear friend, Dave Bengert, of Chicago Illinois, passed away due to complications from acute pneumonia, on Monday, April 18th.  We will never forget Dave’s competitive spirit and support of the game we all love so dearly. He is a genuine soul and we will miss him so much.  Anthony Rizzo just lost his biggest fan.  In lieu of flowers, donations to would be much appreciated.

Visitation is Sunday Apr 24th from 2-6pm at Anthony & Dziadowicz Funeral Homes.  4404 Cameron Ave. Hammond, IN 46327.  (219) 931-2800.  The funeral will be held Monday at 11am.

Norm Plouffe wins in Albany!

Norm took the finals over John 4-0.  It was closer than that as the last 3 games were 1 run affairs that ended 4-3 (walk-off single from Matt Chapman in b9), 5-4 (Bryant with a bases loaded walk in t9) and 4-3 (a Goldie bases loaded walk in t5 is the winning run).

After the PM, I was 13-7.  John and Mark were 12-8.  Tim lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to Jeff in PM game 3 where he stranded the tying run at 3rd in the 9th to finish with a 10-9 record or he could have forced his way into a shoot-out by winning game PM game 4.  John beat Mark 3-1 in the semis.

Congrats to Norm!


The Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday Nov 13 and 14 at the Bensalem Holiday Inn Parx Casino (Regular Hotel).  Jerry spent his afternoon today driving and talking with them to get all set.  Thanks again Jerry!  We do NOT have the conference room on Friday so the draft will be Thursday night at 7pm eastern via Skype.

Hotel – You need to book your hotel room by this coming FRIDAY Nov 5th.

Holiday Inn – Bensalem – Parx Casino
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Rate: $129.00 CODE:  EAS

We will be starting out playing in the bar area until the conference room is cleared out.   We will then be in the conference room the rest of the weekend.

ENTRY FEE:  $150  We will also be doing a side pot.  $50 per person (if you want) for the best record PRIOR to the playoffs.

Up Next, PITTSBURGH – Sept11/12

The Pittsburgh tournament is a 100% go!  We have enough interest to go

Hotel Info:
Holiday Inn Express – Delmont
6552 State Route 22
Delmont, PA 15626
$109 per night – Tell them you’re from Strat-O-Matic Baseball.

Tournament Info:
The Lamplighter restaurant in front of hotel.
8am Saturday morning start!