Registration details – Fall 2020

Registration opens tomorrow (August 5th) and we can share the following details:

  1. Cost: There will be no Early Bird registration. The costs will be $74.95/player for draft, $575/team for Recreational, and $595/team for Competitive. 3v3 teams will cost $300
  2. Dates: Divisions will run for 9 weeks starting in September and ending after 9 games have been played (7 season, 2 playoff).  More specific dates will be released for each division once gymnasiums confirm the specifics. We have also booked extra space in case we need to shut down at any point in time for up to 3 weeks. This means the season may end in November or December.
  3. Winter 2020 refunds: Any team or player that registered and paid for Spring 2020 and elected to leave their money as a credit with Dodgeball Winnipeg will be allowed to use that credit to register for Fall 2020. A new registration form will still be required.
  4. Divisions: We have the following divisions with confirmed space:
  5. Sundays – Bronze, Silver | Gold, Platinum, Draft
    Mondays – Bronze, Silver
    Tuesdays – Bronze, Silver | 3v3 (for the first season placement matches will be used to determine divisions in 3v3)
    Wednesdays – Bronze, Silver
    Thursdays – Bronze, Silver | Gold, Platinum, Men’s Comp, Women’s Comp

*Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Men’s and Women’s will all be 6v6

  1. Registration closing: Registration will close August 28th at 12:00pm (noon).

 

Big news! Fall is happening!

We are on track to reopen in September. We have been working with our gym partners, and there will be modifications to our housekeeping in order to make Dodgeball acceptable to be played indoors. Registration will open August 5th at 6:00pm for all divisions that have confirmed space.
 
We will not be modifying game rules, as there is no meaningful way to adjust dodgeball as a sport. There is plenty we can do to minimize potential outbreaks, though. This includes, but is not limited to:
 
1. Sanitizing or completely replacing balls after each game
2. Spectators will not be permitted
3. All players must exit the facility immediately following their match, before the next game is permitted to enter the facility
4. Attendance sheets may be used for contact tracing
5. There will be relaxed restrictions regarding attendance & spares should someone be self-isolating due to travel or potential/confirmed illness. Our rules page will be updated to reflect this before registration opens
6. We have booked up to 12 weeks for any nights where there was available space so that we can potentially shut down for up to 3 weeks should a potential outbreak occur at Dodgeball
7. Balls will be rotated in and out of use so it can be sanitized and stored for 2+ weeks to further minimize potential spread
8. Pre-screening will occur – and people who are ill or have traveled within 2 weeks will not be permitted to play. Spares rules will be updated to account for this and to ensure playoff eligibility is not affected.

Covid refunds should be complete

We sent emails on May 1st, and have processed all refunds received at this point. If you did not see/receive the email, please contact us directly at info@dodgeballwinnipeg.com

 

Thank you!

Enjoy the weather

It should come as no surprise to everyone that Spring 2020 season is cancelled. Affected players/teams will receive an email with directions on how to choose whether they want a refund in the form of a credit towards a future season, or as a refund in the same method as payment was made. Regardless of your choice, you must fill out the form so we have your choice on record.

Furthermore, we are going to make the decision to cancel Summer 2020 as well, and aim to start an early Fall season in September 2020. This is optimistic, but we are hopeful it can be done.

If there is a vaccine, or it becomes safe to run dodgeball earlier than September 2020, we will run regular drop-ins. It is our intent to cause as little harm as possible, and this is one of the highest risk activities given the transfer of bodily fluids (sweat, primarily) on balls that are aimed at one another. Also, given how much time everyone will have been away from the sport, we hope that drop-ins will be possible in advance of the Fall season so players can ease themselves back into the activity and avoid acute injuries.

We will send emails later today with instructions on how to apply for your refund. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Spring 2020

Hello Dodgeballers,

Thank you for taking the time to read this. This has been the hardest time for Dodgeball, and myself personally, in recent memory.

I will cut straight to the chase:

Spring season:

April is cancelled. There is no possibility for us to prepare a season that begins in April even if a vaccine is discovered tomorrow.

Team league will be delayed until May as we should still be able to run a nearly-normal season in May and June. If, by May 1, society is still locked down then Spring will be cancelled entirely, and teams will be refunded. Please do not register for Spring season until we know for sure we will be able to run it.

Spring Draft league is cancelled as we cannot run it without a full season. Refunds for draft will be coming next week.

Winter season:

Due to the circumstances in draft (one captain vying for their captaincy via the championship) we will remain committed to completing this draft season whenever it is safe to do so

We also remain committed to running all the championships if possible. If, however, we are still unable to get back in the gyms by June 30th, we will look at the following options:

  • Recreational divisions will be decided based on the seed, unless all teams in contention agree to wait
  • Competitive divisions will be consulted as to how they want to proceed

All teams will receive free drop-ins equal to the number of games cancelled, to be used after business resumes

Future seasons:

We will not open registration for any future seasons until such time as we know for certain we will be able to run them

Business continuity:

Dodgeball is an inherently profitable business that, aside from refunds, will not be taking on any additional costs while shutdown. Unfortunately, we just placed a large order for equipment which means that, in order to process refunds, we will be going into debt. We believe this is the ethical way to operate and will hold that debt until such time as Dodgeball reopens. If your team is entitled to a refund and is willing to leave that as a credit towards a future season, we will give you the option to do so. However, we are fully prepared to weather this storm for as long as it takes.

I have picked up a full-time job in the meantime, and will pay the Dodgeball Winnipeg debt out of my own pocket to make sure the business remains solvent and able to fulfill its obligations to its customers.

This is a hard time for everyone, and we will not make it harder for you. Nothing matters more to me than the community we serve. I appreciate the great gift you have all given Dodgeball Winnipeg in the form of your trust.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this,

Stacy Huen

Managing director, Dodgeball Winnipeg

Announcement re: Spring Season coming on April 2nd

With the pandemic in full swing, we will be making an announcement regarding Spring 2020 on our homepage and Facebook page on April 2nd.

At that time we will make the decision to cancel April, or all of Spring. Unless a vaccine is discovered between now and April 2nd, it is incredibly unlikely gymnasiums will be open and it will be safe to play Dodgeball in the month of April.

At this time, it is safe to assume there will be no Dodgeball in April, unless a vaccine or some other cure is found between now and April 2nd. The announcement will be regarding whether or not we expect to be able to run the Spring season at all.

We will not open up registration for Summer season until such time as it is safe to do so, meaning that gymnasiums are open and the virus has run its course. We will not put anyone in harm’s way.

We will also make sure to finish the Winter 2020 playoffs before we start up another season, and will provide free drop-ins for the equivalent number of games lost to any teams that were not in playoffs but had games cancelled for Winter 2020 due to Covid-19.

Thank you for reading, and please check back regularly for updates.

Register for our Smash Tournament this Sunday!

We are hosting an online-only Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament starting at 4:00pm.

Register by sending an e-transfer of $10 to payments@dodgeballwinnipeg.com or visit https://dodgeballwinnipeg.com/product/smash-tournament-registration/ to pay by credit card in our online shop.

As this is our inaugural e-sports event, we will only be opening this event to players that have played on a roster in our Dodgeball League at any time since 2015. We will open future events to the public.

Prize is a package of toilet paper!

Dodgeball Does E-sports

Looking for a competitive outlet?

Dodgeball Winnipeg will be hosting some competitive online tournaments for the remainder of March. If we end up having to cancel games in April (a very real possibility at this point in time) we will look at offering ranked competitive online gaming.

We will be hosting a Smash Bros. tournament this Sunday at 4:00pm to test out the format and gauge interest.

We are going to also look into a regular night of competitive Magic: The Gathering play online using MTG Arena.

Please use the following form to suggest a game that can be played competitively online. Any game with enough interest we will look into running an inexpensive online tournament and/or run a season.