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Remember, Fall Volleyball Registration will end soon.
The deadline is Wednesday, August 28. See the posting below.
Fall League Registration
Registration is now open for the Whistle Binkies, Fall Volleyball League. The Leagues will begin the week of September 3 and run for 5 weeks.
We will be playing with the exact same Coed Rules as we did for the Summer League. Nights of play will be Tuesday and Wednesday nights, with a maximum of 12 teams per night. Matches will be played at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00.
Registration fee is $50 per team, and is due no later Wednesday, August 28. Please turn the roster and fee into the bartender at Whistle Binkies on the Lake. Please include signed Waivers of Liability. (If you played during the Summer League, your waiver is still good).
Questions, contact Rich at Rich@Batchelor.com
First of all, thank you everybody for dealing with the weather issues on Monday. There were many calls relating to cancelling...play was not cancelled for the following reasons: the 5:30 matches were able to play; the 6:15 matches were able to start, but not able to finish; 7:00 did not play, nor did 7:45; 8:30 matches did play. It is important to get as many matches played as possible.
In any case, it is necessary to make up the matches that were not played. This will be done at 5:30 and 6:30 next Monday, August 12.
I have scheduled next weeks matches as far as I can on the website. The matches that are not on the website schedules are as follows:
Winner of Super SMASH Bros vs A Bad Idea will play the winner of Safe Sets vs Sandy Ravage at 8:30 on Ct 1
Winner of Sola Salons vs Wolf Pack will play Served Hot OG on Ct 2 at 7:30
Winner of Das Boot vs Sets on the Beach will play Crystal's Squad at 8:30 on Ct 2
I realize that it means that some teams will have a long break in between matches, but it is unavoidable.
Thanks again for your patience the other night. Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather next week.
The Playoff schedules have been posted on the website. As mentioned before, all teams play the first week. The second week, only the 8 winning teams from week 1 will play. The third week will be the 4 winners from the week 2.
In the Playoffs, it may only be necessary to play 2 games of the match in order to move on into the next round. Playoffs are best 2 out of 3 to move on. PLEASE remember to post the results right away so I can complete the schedule.
Also, keep in mind that you may only use he players that are on your roster. It has happened in the past, and I don't want it to happen again......no bringing in ringers. Keep it honest.
As we are moving into the final stretch of the Whistle Binkies Volleyball Season, I wanted to make sure that everyone understands the Playoff format.
Every team, whether you are in first place or last place, participates in the Playoffs. Playoffs will be in a seeded, single elimination format, and will begin the week of August 5. You will play on your regular night. The first week, all 16 teams will play, the second week will be the 8 winning teams, and the third week will be the final four teams. In the case of bad weather, we WILL do our best to come up with a make-up schedule.
Payouts for this year will be as follows: (this will be for each night)
1st Place - $600.00
2nd Place - $400.00
3rd Place - $250.00
4th Place - $150.00
A special addition to the playoffs this year, is that we will be randomly drawing one of the teams that finishes out of the money (5th thru 16th place). The winner will be credited with next year's entry fee (a $150.00 value). The drawing will be held at the completion of the Final matches.
For those teams who cannot get enough of Whistle Binkies Volleyball, we will once again be offering a Whistle Binkies Fall League which will start after the completion of the Playoffs..........more about that later.
Bad Weather Cancellation Policy
Volleyball is only cancelled in the case of threatening weather. Threatening weather is the presence of lightning in the area or dangerous high winds and heavy rain.
I will rarely post the cancellation of matches for the entire night....Monday was a perfect example of why I don't. The 5:30 matches ended up being cancelled due to lightning, but the 6:30 were played in light rain. The 7:30 and 8:30 matches had absolutely beautiful weather.
Procedure should be as follows: assume that the matches will be held. If the weather does not allow the match to start on time, please wait for 20-30 minutes to see if the weather clears....if it does, you can start the match and play as many games as time allows (do not go over the allotted 1 hour of play as it will affect the following matches). If the weather does not clear in the 20-30 minutes, the match should then be cancelled. Unfortunately, the busy schedule does not allow for make-up games. text/images/links here.