Winter 2020 is concluded!

First of all, we want to say a major thank you to all the teams that chose to participate in playing out the Winter 2020 season 1v1. 1v1 is not an ideal format due to its propensity for upsets, and the highest seeded teams could have easily just elected to decide it by seed and taken the victory. We will give credit where credit is due, and we want to thank the first place teams for choosing to play it out and risking the championship they could have simply chosen to take by default.

And on to the winners:

Thursday Platinum: Velocity

Sunday Platinum: Blindside

Sunday Bronze: Balls 2 The Wall

Congratulations on your victories everyone! Thank you to the players who came out and faced off 1v1, and thank you to the people who assisted with ball retrieval. It was a fun time and ran very amicably, reminding everyone why we love this sport so much.

Registration for the fall is still open, hopefully we see you all back on the court in September!

Let’s play some Dodgeball this August!

This Sunday August 23rd we are hosting a small 1v1 sudden death tournament 4-7pm at East Elmwood CC. $20+GST per player, maximum 12 participants. Register by paying for your spot through our webstore or e-transfer $21 to payments@dodgeballwinnipeg.com

This Monday August 24th we have an open court drop-in at Dakota Fieldhouse from 7-9pm. $15 per player or 2 for $25, maximum 16 participants (8 per side). Register by paying for your spot through our webstore or e-transfer to payments@dodgeballwinnipeg.com

Winter 2020 Winners!

A couple months ago we reached out to teams that were still waiting to settle their Winter 2020 divisions. The options were to settle with a 1v1 matchup, or to settle by seed. It had to be unanimous.

The following divisions will be settled by seed. The remaining divisions we have obtained gym space to settle and will receive an email later today with the dates and times we have available.

 

Congratulations to the following teams:

Send it: Winners Sunday Gold

The Neil Dhillons: Winners Sunday Silver

Batmen and Robyn: Winners Thursday Recreational

Happy Endings: Winners Thursday Gold

 

Sunday Platinum, Sunday Bronze, Thursday Platinum, we will be reaching out later today as these divisions will be settled 1v1.

In addition, for Draft League The Chris Glass Memorial Cup will be taking place August 30th 4-7pm. Barring technical difficulties, we expect to broadcast it live.

Thank you everyone, this pandemic has been a wild ride!

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.