Month: February 2018

What captains need to know

With Spring season coming up, you may be wondering what a captain’s duties are. They’re not complicated, but as leader of your team you have a few responsibilities:

Before the game:

  1. Arrange for enough players to attend your game
  2. If you’re short players, it is your duty to recruit spares and get them cleared with the opposing captain
  3. If your opponent is requesting spares, it is your duty to respond in a timely fashion (check your email and phone regularly on game day!)
  4. Approach the referee and help them record your attendance

During the game:

  1. Keep your team in line
  2. Represent your team respectfully to the referee when you have concerns
  3. Keep your team from directly addressing the referee when they have concerns – they should come to you, and in turn you will speak to the ref at the next stoppage of play

After the game:

  1. Sign the sheet acknowledging that the attendance and score was recorded properly (this is a new protocol we will be starting in Spring)
  2. Lead your team in a “three cheers for the other team” then go shake hands/high five your opponents
  3. If your team has concerns you did not feel the referee addressed adequately, it is the captain’s duty to contact the league on behalf of your team – only captains should be doing this, so we can have a single point of contact. Multiple reports on the same issue from the same team are not helpful.
  4. Check your email often! There are times when we need to contact teams for logistical and other reasons

Playoff schedules are starting to come out

Playoff schedules are rolling out, which means you need to check your email! If you are not a team captain, please bug your captain to check their email.

All teams play 2 playoff games regardless of results.

With playoffs coming up, we wanted to remind everyone that any game listed as Semi-finals or Championship has restrictions on who can play. For semi-finals or championship matches, no spares are permitted and all players must have attended 3 season games while on the roster (sparing does not count if they are not on the roster) to participate.

If your game does not say Semi-Finals or Championship in the title, these rules do not apply.

To view your team’s attendance, simply click on the game and an attendance list for each team is linked in the description. If you believe that your team’s attendance is listed incorrectly, please have your captain contact us. They have been sent a deadline to challenge attendance by, and this deadline will not be extended due to logistical reasons.

Currently Tuesday and Wednesday schedules have been released, and the Thursday schedules will be coming out this weekend. Expect Sunday schedules to be released early next week, and Monday playoff schedules will be done Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

Draft registration is open!

Draft registration is now open to the public! Just like every season, spots will be sold in lots of 16, and once we reach a point where we have sold less than 16 spots in a week, we will cap registration for the Spring season by rounding up to the next 16.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE CAPPED THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS TO SIGN UP. Last season at least 3 people were unable to play because they waited until the last minute when we had already limited the space. If you plan to play in Spring, sign up immediately to make sure there is space for you. The more people that sign up, the more space there will be.

We just unclogged our back end

The back end of our webstore had a lot of items sitting in the processing section that should have been marked complete. The auto function was not working so we have done it manually. You may receive confirmation emails for orders you made in past seasons (including registration fees). Please ignore these emails, sorry!

Please note these were simply confirmation emails. You were not charged again, these emails should have been sent automatically during the season you registered but were not sending the way they were supposed to.

Come play with us this weekend!

This weekend on Sunday February 18th we are running a draft tournament from 1pm-7pm at East Elmwood CC (490 Keenleyside).

What’s a draft tournament? All that means is you register as an individual for $25, show up, and play a quick 1v1 sudden death tournament. Captains are determined by the winners of that portion (participation in this part is mandatory), then everyone lines up and captains pick their players. Once teams are determined we draw up a round robin bracket and teams play round robin for seed then a playoff bracket is determined, and those teams play for medals!

These tournaments are always a huge hit because everyone has a fair chance to win, and it’s a great way to mingle with other dodgeballers and get to meet new people!

Registration is easy, simply buy a pass from our webstore or send an e-transfer of $25 to – no form required, we just need to know your name and put in the notes that it’s for this tournament.

Show up Sunday before 1:00pm, as that is when the tournament starts. We will have referees and staff on site ready to start at 1:00pm so please do not be late. See you Sunday!

Registration is right around the corner

Spring season registration is coming up, and we are not making any major changes except with time slot reservations (see below).

First and foremost: CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN! We communicate with teams/draft players via email, and it is important you check your email as many of those communications are time-sensitive.

Draft will open to current registrants Monday Feb 5th, and they will have 2 weeks to reserve their spots before it opens to the public. Cost will be $66.95 early bird/$71.95 regular price, the same as Fall Season.

Team League will open to the public February 9th (sorry we got this wrong on the important dates section and have corrected it: we always wait until every division has completed 5 games before we open registration). Cost will be $495 early bird/$545 regular price, the same as Fall Season.

Early bird will close March 2nd at 11:59 pm.

Spring season starts April 8th and will run 9 games.

Registration will close March 27th at 11:59pm.

Rosters are due by March 28th at 11:59pm. Any team that has not submitted a roster at that time will lose their free roster change for the season.

Submit your rosters on time! Any team that has still not submitted a roster by April 1st will forfeit their first game. Every 2 days following that they will forfeit another game until their roster is submitted.

Time slot reservation changes:

  1. To reserve a time slot, the cost will be $90 and we will only sell 2 per evening.
  2. We will not accept payment via e-transfer for time slots. They will be made available individually through our webstore, since they sell out quickly and this is the only way to manage available stock (sometimes we will receive multiple transfers at the same time, but our webstore allows us to show them as sold out).
  3. We will not permit a team to buy a timeslot before they have paid for their team. If we find a team has done this and not paid for their team yet, we will refund them for the timeslot and make it available to the public once more. That team will no longer be permitted to purchase a timeslot for this season.