Playoff Schedules

** Update – Sept. 10th Rained Out

Updated schedules to follow. Tonight’s games will go tomorrow.

The Playoff Schedule is now available for all divisions.  I have yet to fill in the team names as the outcome of the tonight’s games will determine some of the final seedings.  Tournament rules will follow with the updated version of the Playoff Schedule once all seedings have been determined.

Here are the Updated Schedules (Sept. 10th):

For the teams playing tonight, please get your scores in right away so I can update the Playoff Schedule with the team names and send it out to the league.

The Playoff Seedings are based on the regular season final standings with the following exceptions as these 3 teams are not participating in the playoffs:

Division 1 – Skyline
Division 3 – Royal City Beavers
Division 4 – Exhibitionists

For these divisions, any team that finishes lower in their division than these teams will move up one seed for the Playoffs only.  For example, in Division 1, if Skyline finished the regular season in 2nd place (their current standing), even though the Mudcats are 3rd in Regular Season, they would move up one seed and become the 2nd seed for the playoffs.  This is because Skyline is not in the playoffs so each team finishing under Skyline moves up one seed.  The Sharks would then become the 3rd seed for the Playoffs and so on.

The complete version of the playoffs will be sent out to the team reps with team names as soon as all teams have reported their scores from Monday night and regular season seeding has been determined.

If you team won the regular season, congratulations.  Marc will have your prizes on Saturday at the diamonds.  Please see Marc to collect your prizes.

Note: I get a number of e-mails after I send a league-wide e-mail blast from people that don’t know why they are receiving my e-mails and never agreed to be on a roster for our league.  I cannot remove anyone from your roster so I instruct them to figure out who put them on a roster and contact them.  Please don’t add guys to your roster if they don’t even know about it.  We will have to work on this for next year as rosters are locked for this year.

As always, contact me directly if you have any questions,

Jon

519-841-8203

Before We Begin …

Gentlemen,

I just received an e-mail from the City delaying the opening of the ball diamonds until May 11th.

THIS WILL AFFECT OUR SCHEDULE!

Losing 2 weeks at the start of the year means we will have to get creative with the schedule to get all the games in.

Regular season will now begin on May 14th …

Our meeting is still being held next Thursday, April 26th at 8pm at Louie’s on Lewis where you will receive your schedule, keys, balls and scorebooks. Ensure you have representation at this meeting to collect everything you need for the year. This is the last bat testing prior to the opening tournament and it will be a very busy bat testing night! Make sure you bring your completed paperwork.

CITY E-MAIL

Hello all,

Unfortunately, due to the recent ice storm and lingering wintry conditions, we are delaying the official opening of the City’s sports fields, including ball diamonds.

We expect to open ball diamonds on May 11 and sports fields on May 18.
Delaying the official opening by about 11 days will help us maintain the integrity of our sports fields and provide safe playing conditions for our users.

Currently, the sports fields remain covered in ice and snow and our employees haven’t been able to start the necessary preparations for the upcoming sports season. We do expect melting to occur over the next week when temperatures return to seasonal norms. However, soil conditions will be saturated and it will take some time for the ground to dry.

We will work with your groups to reschedule or refund bookings. Facility Booking Staff are currently amending contracts and will send revised versions for your signature.

This information is also posted at guelph.ca/seasonal/sports-field-status/. Tennis and beach volleyball courts are not impacted and will open as scheduled on April 30.
We do apologize for this inconvenience. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for a sunny dry season!

Please contact me via e-mail if you have any questions.

Jon

Reminders

Just a reminder of the following important dates. All meetings will be held at Louie’s on Lewis:

March 22nd at 8pm
League meeting – Half of League Fees are due.
Bat testing.
April 24th at 8pm
Bat testing.
April 26th at 8pm
League meeting – Remainder of League Fees are due.
Pick up schedules, balls, key and sign waiver.
Bat testing.

Reminders

We have held 2 bat testing nights already, we have 3 more scheduled. After April 26th, we will NOT be testing bats again until the opening tournament, May 25th and 26th. You need to have paperwork with you and filled out for your bats to be tested. (Links on the side menu)
There will NOT be blank forms on hand, you must bring your own.

Remember that your roster has to be complete with SPO and players must accept their roster information PRIOR to being allowed to play. If you have not accepted your roster spot on your team, you do not have insurance and will not be allowed to play.

Please e-mail me directly with any questions,

Jon