Category: Announcements

Survey results are in!

The survey on the future of stat keepers received 100 responses, which broke down as follows:

We are going to implement the option the community chose (each team is required to provide a stat keeper for the hour opposite the one they play), and blend it with the second option of a raffle each week.

The cost of draft will be increased by $0.95 which gives us just over $120 to buy merch/shwag for the people who do keep stats each week. In addition, at the end of the season all stat keepers who kept stats at least 5 times will be entered into a draw for half price draft the next season (OR a $30 DW gift code if they are not playing draft), and the stat keeper who keeps stats the most times (5 times minimum) will win a red DW hoodie (we will permit ties, so if multiple people tie for most stats kept, they will all win hoodies).

Captains will be contacted each week to find out who they have wrangled for stats, and any team that does not organize a stat keeper for the slot they’re responsible for will receive scores of 0 for their stats that week. We will put together a calendar so that teams can organize their stat keeping responsibilities as far in advance as they wish.

Thanks again to everyone for your input! We will be opening up draft registration soon. 64 slots will be reserved for the returning players from this summer, and 64 more slots will be opened to the public right away. On August 31st any reserved slots that are unused will be opened the public as well.

Premier league makes a comeback!

Premier league is coming back this fall! It will look a bit different from last time, but will offer that same top level of competition you have come to expect. This will not affect regular league play

  1. It will be run on a 30’x60′ court in a 49’x80′ gymnasium, meaning there are boundaries on all sides with ~10′ of extra space around all sides
  2. There will be no gender minimums. This will allow men’s and women’s provincial teams to practice together in real game situations
  3. There will likely be nets behind each team’s rear out line
  4. Teams will be required to bring their own ball shagger(s) each game, the league will not provide these and they are necessary to keep the balls in play so be prepared!
  5. This is not for the faint of heart! There will be teams here who compete at the national level, and this is our way of catering to the competitive community
  6. It will run Wednesday nights 7:00-10:00pm, meaning there is only room for 6 teams
  7. Cost will be $595 during early bird, $645 after the early bird deadline is passed
  8. There will be 2 referees, but we still expect you to be honest. The extra ref is because people will now also be called for stepping out of bounds on the back lines and the extra set of eyes will help keep track of this
  9. Due to setup and teardown of nets, games will have 20 minute halves (the WDBF standard) instead of 25 minutes (the DW standard)

Long weekend update

With August long coming up, there are no games on Sunday or Monday. Enjoy your time off, we will be away as well and respond to inquiries when we return.

Also, Thursday drop-ins have been cancelled for the summer and will return between seasons. Future drop-ins will happen when we have empty gym space, and between seasons.

Have fun, we’ll be back on Tuesday!

Thursday format

Just a reminder to all Thursday Gold players in case your captain did not share the e-mail they were sent at the beginning of the season with the format.

Because we have 7 teams and a 10-week season, this is what is happening:

Each team will play 6 season games over the first 7 weeks (you will get one by-week where you do not play)

On week 8 team 1 will play team 3, team 2 will play team 4, team 5 will play team 7 and team 6 will play team 7 (based on rank)

On week 9 you will play semi-finals (1v4, 2v3, 5v7, 5v6)

On week 10 you will play finals (winner v winner, loser v loser, 5v6 and 6v7)

We will be adding an 11th week after the championship is completed. These games will be for fun, and the last-place Thursday gold team will face the first-place Thursday silver team.

This way each team competing in the playoffs will have completed an even number of games and you will still get at least the 10 games you signed up for. Some teams will get 11 games!

Draft opens to the public May 29

Draft registration opens to the Public May 29th. If you are currently in draft, make sure you register before then to secure your spot! There will only be room for 64 players total and we sold over half those spots during pre-registration so make sure you sign up ASAP to secure your spot.

Gym etiquette

Hello everyone, with the weather warming up we need to remind everyone:

  1. The shoes you wear in the gym CANNOT be the ones you wore outside the gym. Even when it is dry out, your shoes still bring dust and dirt in with them and it creates an unsafe/unclean court if gym shoes are worn outdoors.
  2. The only drink allowed in the gym is water. Energy drinks are not permitted in the gym. Ever.  If you absolutely must drink coffee, red bull, cola, etc. you must do so in the hallway or outdoors.

We have a commitment to our gymnasiums that we will keep them clean and safe, and that requires everyone to do their part and follow the rules.

Thank you!

Spring Promo

Bring a friend to a drop-in who has never played dodgeball with us before, and you both get your entrance for only $5 each.

OR

If you have never played dodgeball before, your first drop-in is only $5.

This will be valid from now until June 30.

Schedules are rolling out

We are currently working round the clock to get this season’s schedules out. We’d like to answer a few FAQs about this process:

Q: When will the schedules be completed?

A: As soon as we have all the necessary information (registration completed, rosters submitted, etc) we begin working on schedules. Some nights are easier to handle (Wednesdays we had 8 teams so there is no need to work on divisions, we got the schedules out right away. Sundays has 27 teams that need to be sorted, and sometimes the format has to be reworked to accommodate an odd number of teams, so it takes longer)

Q: Can we please be scheduled at a specific gym at a specific time?

A: When you registered at the beginning of the season, if you contacted us to be the team in your division that pays for their time slot ($75 for the season) then yes you can. If your team did not, we will not be able to accommodate special requests.

Q: One of our game times does not work for us, can we change it?

A: Sorry, we cannot. We have a lot of scheduling that happens behind the scenes with regards to referees (all of our refs also play on teams) so scheduling is not a fluid process that can be changed after it is completed.

Q: Why does it take so long to release schedules?

A: To keep our referees sane, we only schedule them 2-3 hours at a time, and most of them also play on teams on the nights they play. Scheduling most nights is a complicated process that takes 1-2 hours per night organized. In addition, each division requires each player to be programmed in to their team and division before scheduling can start, which takes 1-2 minutes per player. This means that Sundays alone take ~40 hours of labour to finish rosters and ~20 hours of labour to schedule.

 

Thank you very much for reading this. We are currently working on Sundays and will have Tuesdays and Thursdays completed shortly after Sundays are done. Thank you!

Draft happens today!

The draft is happening today! Stay tuned to find out what team you ended up on.

Also a big congratulations to Phil Chan and his team Stop Drop’n Swole for winning the Chris Glass Memorial Cup. Phil also went on to win the Sunday Gold championship with his team Drill House Monstars 30 minutes later. Way to go, Phil!