Tag: schedules

Playoffs

Pending any major disruption/change, the playoff schedules are set!

Start praying now!

The early weather forecast does not look good for the beginning of the week. If we are not able to get the games in as scheduled then I will re-do schedules and we will likely be playing on Sunday as this is our regular rain date. I understand that rescheduling can cause all kinds of troubles, but I have no option if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

Here is the link for the Game on Mobile schedule.

Some positions are not set yet and I will update after the remaining games tonight.

A few things to point out …

  1. Remember – We will have a few food trucks at the event on Friday and Saturday.

    BeaverTails will be present with poutine, Fries, Beavertail Hotdogs as well as their BeaverTails menu. ALB Softy ice cream truck will also be there. The trucks are kind enough to not charge us a fee to set up and take care of us so please try to support them at some point over the weekend.

  2. There has been a Police presence at the park on random nights – I would expect this to remain the same, especially with a tournament happening. Be respectful of your surroundings (trunk bars). Remember that every team rep signed a waiver for your team that they would not consume alcohol at the diamonds or in the parking lot.

    Any player caught consuming alcohol at the diamond, during a game will be ejected from the game. A second offence by ANY player on same team, at ANY time, will result in the immediate expulsion of the team from future tournament play. This means if two players are caught drinking at same time, then the team will be removed from the tourney. There is to be no alcohol consumption during games at any time. There should be no alcohol present at the diamonds. The umpires will be instructed to enforce this strictly.

  3. Just a reminder that each Player must play in at least 1/3 of the regular scheduled games to be eligible for playoffs.
    If you have not played in 6 regular season games, or you are not on the roster, you CANNOT play in the playoffs.
    If you are playing a game and suspect a player(s) on the other team has not played 6 regular season games, or is not on that teams roster, teams must notify the umpire before the end of the game that you are playing the game under protest. A formal protest must be lodged by the protesting team with the President immediately following the game, ALONG WITH THE PROTEST FEE in the amount of $50.00. The Executive will then review the protest and determine the outcome.

Bruce Collett

But the Weather …

Well even though the sun is shining, things are not good at this point. The diamonds are flooded and will require rest time in order to completely drain.

So, the tournament has been completely cancelled.

Fortunately we are able to recover most of the costs for the cancellation.

All games are cancelled and all diamonds are closed until Monday May 8th when they will re-assess. While you all may be anxious to play, this is the best option for all. If we used the diamonds and wrecked the fields then we would have to deal with poor conditions going forward. This is a better option than having regular season games cancelled and trying to re-book them. We have a good relationship with the City and for the best interest of the diamonds, we will wait for their further assessment.

Check the City website for any updates on diamond conditions for Monday, Tuesday and beyond.

For teams playing on Monday at Marden and U of G, I will update as best I can after I get notice from the parks.

Thank you
Bruce

Final Pre-Season Meeting

The final meeting for GTCSPL before the season starts will be:

When: Thursday, April 27th
Where: Louie’s on Lewis (84 Lewis Rd)

Coaches must be there between 7 and 8 for full payment of league fees. Schedules, scorebooks and keys will be distributed after payment has been received. It will be a walk through meeting as long as you don’t need bats tested. This will also be the same night for RCMSPL to make payment and collect schedules.

Coaches are reminded that they need to get their rosters updated.

ACTIVATE THE SEND NOTIFICATION EMAIL and have players accept the terms and conditions via the email from SPO. Players may have to check junk mail to insure they receive the email.

BAT TESTING will also be taking place – communicate this with your players!

All players may come between 7 and 9:30 for bat testing. As we are also receiving payments, there will only be one bat test line between 7 and 8pm. A second line will open after all team payments have been received.

Remember to print the bat test log from the website or attached here. We will not have forms available.

This will be the final bat testing date before league starts. At our best guess, we have approximately 500-700 people/bats still to test so it will be a long night!

We are not announcing any other bat testing nights until after the season has begun.

If you plan on playing/using a bat in the first week, it would be wise to attend this meeting.

Thank you
Bruce