Tag: Tournament

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

Tonight and so on …

Tonight’s games are cancelled – the City has closed the parks.

Based on the weather forecast for the next 3 days, it will be day by day at this point. Currently I will be scheduling games for one hour time slots. No new inning after 55 minutes (this is only 10 minutes less than previous). It does mean there will be more games Friday night.

Schedules have been updated and the GameOn Mobile site is active again.

All Friday games will be one hour length – please hustle in and out!
Saturday times are currently at an hour fifteen.

IF we get rained out tomorrow then we will look at alternate plans.
Which could include cancelling …

I will do everything I can to keep games playing but we can only take so much of the weather.

Thanks for your patience
Bruce