AGM 2016

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather. Now that ball season has ended we have one last piece of business to close out our year. We have already begun working on next year so we would like to make notice of our Annual General Meeting.

The AGM has been scheduled for Thursday, November 17th at 8 pm.
It will be held at Louie’s on Lewis – 84 Lewis Rd, Guelph.

We are collecting the keys at this meeting so please be sure to bring them with you. If you fail to return your keys, you will be charged a fine of $200.

As always, fines will be charged to any teams not represented at this meeting. We will discuss any and all proposed Rule changes and Constitutional Proposals.

Constitutional and/or Playing Rule Changes

As stated under Section 7(a) of the Constitution:

Suggested changes to either the League Constitution or the Rules of Play must be made in writing and provided to the League President at least 14 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

As I am a little late in sending the notice of the AGM out, if you would like to submit a rule change or constitutional proposal it must be received by me no later than Sunday, November 6th to be included in the AGM and to be voted on to be in effect for the 2017 playing season.

Just a reminder – when you do submit constitutional proposals, I read them as they are written. I cannot read between the lines so make your points and thoughts well documented.

BRING YOUR KEYS!!!

Some other areas of discussion for the meeting:
Divisional alignment.
Winning teams prize distribution.
City meeting notes.
Builder’s fee and New Member fee.
Expansion possibilities.
Scheduling/season duration.
1-and-1 count.
Game times.
Playoff format.

BRING YOUR KEYS!!!

We will also elect the Executive for the 2017 season.

Election of League Officials – As stated under Section 3 (a) of the Constitution:
The term of office is from December 1 through to November 30. Written nominations for League Executive positions shall be received by the President before the end of October. Seeing that none have been received, and the current Executive members have all expressed their interest to stay on for another term, all positions have been acclaimed.

And Finally

Assuming that all teams are returning for the 2017 season, Performance bonds will be carried forward to next year unless you request a refund from Bob. If you have a question about Performance Bonds and amounts remaining, email statsman@slopitchcentral.ca and Bob can give you an update. Any teams that received debits or credits throughout the year, those would also be applied to the Performance bond.

You do not have to be the team rep to attend the AGM, however your team will only receive one vote on any matter.
In keeping with the request to have meeting notes sent out in advance if there are any motions put forth, I will forward them by the end of next week.

Oh, and one more thing… BRING YOUR KEYS!!!

Thanks,
Jon

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We Have a Winner!

Actually, we have 3 divisions now completed for the playoffs and 3 champions to crown!

Rec Division saw the #1 ranked Rangers beat Barzotti to send them to the loser’s side of the bracket, lose in their next meeting after Barzotti made their way back to the championship, and then take the “If” game 16-15 to take the championship.

Division III was a little less dramatic without taking it to the “If” game, but #1 ranked The A Plumber still came up against the #2 Bye Bye Baseball and fought it out to a 10-9 victory and the championship!

Division I lost their #1 seed Rippin’ Dubs to the #5 Each Hit after #2 Friar Tucks sent them down to the bottom of the bracket. Each Hit just didn’t have enough to finish the job when faced with Tucks so Friar Tucks takes the playoff championship for this season!

Division II still has some work to do to conclude their playoffs after Swamp Donkeys (the #6 seed) knocked off the #1 seeded Unleashed to send them down in the bracket. Unleashed came back to win their next meeting and send it to the “If” game. Stay tuned as this one won’t happen until Monday night.

UPDATE: After being rained out Monday and pushing the Division II Final back to Wednesday, Unleashed completed the comeback and won back-to-back over Swamp Donkeys to take the playoff championship for the season!

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you everyone for another great year of slopitch.

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Cancelled!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – All sportsfields and diamonds are closed.

Due to poor weather conditions, please refrain from playing on fields.

Sportsfield status will be updated week days at 2 p.m.

All games scheduled for tonight have been pushed to tomorrow night as previously posted.

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Playoff Schedules Posted

The Playoff Schedules have been posted – now it’s just a matter of finishing out the regular season.

UPDATE: All teams scheduled for Tuesday the 16th should expect their game to be played on Wednesday the 17th!

Special Weather Statement
Issued at 05:58 Monday 15 August 2016

A rare weather event expected for Southern Ontario Tuesday: a rainy day.

A significant widespread rainfall event is expected beginning overnight or early Tuesday morning and ending Tuesday evening. Rainfall amounts will range from 25 to 40 mm in most places. There may be appreciably higher amounts exceeding 60 mm in some locales.

The system responsible for this rainfall is a slow-moving low pressure system from Texas. It will bring tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to Southern Ontario.

Rainfall warnings may be issued if a more significant event of widespread 50 mm or more appears more certain.

Playoffs are set to begin on Monday, August 22 (I’ve kept Wednesday the 17th open just in case we get some rain this summer!). The playoffs will be run very much like a tournament and any delays in the playing of these games as set out will affect all future games on the schedule – teams must be prepared to play on the next available date once we begin the schedule.

Where team records and mathematical possibilities have already determined final standings positions, I have added team names into the bracket pages (otherwise it merely shows standings placement).

Congratulations go out to:

Division II Winner
Unleashed – with a 2-0 record over Kittens they have guaranteed that they can’t be caught. They take the Regular Season title and go into the playoffs as the #1 seed.
Rec Division Winner
Rangers – though they aren’t far behind, there’s no possibility of Barzotti matching Rangers record for the regular season (Rangers hold the tie breaker in any case with a 2-1 season series record over Barzotti).

Still to be determined:

The Division I and the Division III titles are each being hotly contested – there are 3 teams in the mix in both divisions! With 2 nights left in the schedule, pretty much anything can happen at the tops of those divisions.

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Opening Tournament – Canceled

I regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond the leagues control, the opening tournament has been canceled.

We only have 4 umpires for over 50 games this weekend and cannot run the tournament for this reason. The Exec has decided that it is better to save the money on diamond costs, umpires and balls and reinvest it back into the league. The particulars will be available and discussed at the AGM. We feel this is a better option than having 4 umpires or self-umpiring the games.

Please contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Jon
(519) 841-8203

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