Date: Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:28 am
Topic: Burlington Oldtimers Slo-Pitch News
The draw for the Playoff POD seeding was conducted yesterday by the Board. The website has been updated to show the first round POD's and the updated schedule. PLEASE NOTE: Every team's schedule will have changed to reflect the new playoff schedule. Second round game schedules will depend on the results of the first round so these haven't been determined yet. We would ask that everyone review the new schedules. Also, Captains - please review the schedule with all of your teams.
Playoff games begin Wednesday September 8, 2021.
Please be reminded of some playoff rules:
Maximum innings of any game is 7. Therefore, game ends at time (90 minutes, no new inning after 75 minutes) or 7 innings, whichever comes first.
Plus or Minus tie breaker is in effect so the home team will bat in the last inning if leading by less than 8 runs. Maximum plus/minus is 8 so the home team would only bat until they reach an 8 run advantage.
Coin flip to held by the umpire to determine home and visitors. 6:30 games are to share responsibility of diamond setup.
Historically we do not allow replacement players in the tournament playoff format. Given that rosters are reduced this year AND we are playing a midweek playoff, we are going to allow replacements. The allowance of a replacement will be as follows:
Any team needing a replacement will only get 1 player. If a team has 9 players showing up, no replacement, they borrow a catcher. If a team has 8 players showing up, they borrow a catcher from the other team and qualify for on replacement. If a team has 7 players showing up, they borrow a catcher from the other team and they qualify for one replacement (must play with only 9 fielders). If a team only has 6 players confirmed, they forfeit. If a team asked for a replacement but 9 roster players show up for the game, the replacement player IS NOT ALLOWED to play. The team will simply borrow a catcher.
Replacements will only be supplied from the Pool list and be approved by the Membership Committee. If any team uses a Non approved replacement, the game will be forfeited. The replacement provided will be a player as close to the AVERAGE rating of the players that are going to miss the game.
To request a replacement, Captains must contact the membership committee 24 hours before your game starts. Same day requests will not be addressed so please advise your captains as soon as possible if you are going to miss any games.
If anyone is interested in joining the replacement pool that isn't already on the list, please contact the Membership Committee.
The teams that finish first in the Championship and Consolation side playoffs will receive the usual tournament playoff award.
Good luck everyone and see you on the diamond!!