Update May 26, 2020

I am sure that everyone has been anxiously awaiting news on the Whistle Binkies Volleyball season.

I am very sorry to say, that the decision has been made to suspend the Volleyball League until further notice. This decision been made, due in part, to the restrictions that have been placed on restaurants and also because of the high risk of infection that is associated with Covid-19 and volleyball activities.

Please rest assured that if things change, and we feel safe about having a Volleyball League later in the Summer. Information will also be posted on the website and social media.

Thank you all very much for your interest and please stay safe,

Rich Batchelor

Update May 4, 2020

Due to the uncertainty created by Covid-19 and the MN Stay at Home order. we are still in a holding pattern for the start of the volleyball season.

The volleyball season was scheduled to start the week of May 11, but due to the extension of the Stay at Home order, things have obviously changed. At this time, we are pushing back the start of the volleyball season to the week of June 1. This will be the earliest that we will start. This could change again depending on the direction that the State gives to bars / restaurants for the extent that we are allowed be open and the rules of Social Distancing.

I am extending the deadline for registration until May 15,

Rich Batchelor
Rich@Batchelor.com

Details

Monday Night League

The dates for this league are May 11, 18; June 1, 8, 15, 22; July 6, 13, 20, 27. Playoffs will be August 3, 10, and 17. There is a maximum of 16 teams.

Tuesday Night League

The dates for this league are May 12, 19; June 2, 9, 16, 23; July 7, 14, 21, 28. Playoffs will be August 4, 11, and 18. There is a maximum of 16 teams.

Wednesday Night League

The dates for this league are: May 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 8, 15,

22, 29. Playoffs will be August 5, 12, 19. There is a maximum of 16 teams.

Thursday Night League

The dates for this league are May 14, 21; June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30. Playoffs will be August 6, 13, 20. There is a maximum of 16 teams.

*Please note there will be no league play the week of Memorial Day or Fourth of July*

Playoffs

Following the 10 week season, there will be playoffs to determine the top team from each night of play. There will be cash prizes at the end of each league.

Registration

To register please download this pdf and following the instructions listed.

Frequently Asked Questions

There have been many questions regarding Whistle Binkies Volle yball in he mist of the Stay at Home order. 

Will we still have a season? It is our hope that the season will still be able to happen. We are moving ahead with plans to have the season. 

Should I register my team as if the season is going to happen? Yes !!! I need to have the teams that want to play register ASAP. It is a lengthy process to compete the registration and complete the schedule. If teams wait until after May 4 to register, I will not have enough time to complete the schedule, etc. I have extended the registration until Monday, April 27. 

How do I complete registration if Whistle Binkies is closed? You may drop off your roster and check at Whistle Binkies on the Lake Wednesday- Saturday between 11:00 – 8:00. Whistle Binkies is open during those hours for Take-Out food. There is a box in the Beer Garden where you can drop off the roster and check. You can also mail the roster and check to Whistle Binkies on the Lake, 247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904. 

I don’t have access to a printer because I am out of work……how do I print the roster sheet? You can write the information on a plain sheet of paper and turn that in with your check. Make sure you include Team Name, Captains Names and Email Addresses and Phone Number. Preferred Night of Play (must include a Second Choice of Night, Names of All Other Players. 

How come the website is no longer available? The website is still available, but unfortunately, our web designer has decided to stop managing the website. I am very Thankful to him for providing such a great product, and service, in the past. I am in the process of working with another company to provide the software. The old web address, www.BinkiesLeagues.com will remain the address. It will soon have a new look. 

What happens if the season is cancelled? If the season is cancelled, the money that you paid will be refunded. In fact, I will wait to cash any of the checks until the season actually starts. If the season is shortened, I will take a look at refunding a portion of the entry fee. 

Are there many spots still available for all nights? Yes…..this is probably due to the uncertainty of the season happening? There are plenty of open spots available for every night of play. 

Finally, everybody please stay safe and healthy. It is a very trying time for everybody. There is too much uncertainty as too when the Stay at Home order will be lifted, and the bar/restaurants will be able to open again. Let’s all stay positive and move forward, 

Rich Batchelor Rich@Batchelor.com