News and Announcements
Schedules are now on our web page under your division…. check for 18 league games. Our PERMIT is also in the “Documents” link /tab.
Teampages: Go to www.crosstownslopitch.ca .. our web hosted by Teampages … log in & go to your Division & then find your team .. all teams are now on Teampagesupdate players & coaches (2)
SPN: coaches should now be replying to emails from SPN … first thing is to delete all players not playing this year & change the main coach to “Team Contact” … just add /update all players participating this year … due & printed on June 1st / 2017
The next meeting of the Crosstown Slo-Pitch League will be on … we will be there from 7- 9pm & someone from every team needs to have someone there …
This will be a compulsory meeting for several reasons:
1/ Teams to fully pay league fees ( by April 30th – E- Interac, cash or check )
2/ Someone needs to pick-up game balls, permits & the SPN rule book (we do not want to carry game balls around for weeks)
3/ Paper copies will be available of the schedules, coaches contacts, etc Note: the schedule is usually posted a few days before this meeting … but may not be available till this meeting
We will update information on the league; on-line registration, fees, fields – new Burnaby field – Willingdon Heights, any increased costs, divisions, schedules, timelines, SPN on-line registration, insurance, umpires, singles lists, equipment, playing rules (flip-flop rule), July 1st wknd, bonds, web page with on-line team registrations, clinic, singles, tournaments, awards, GST, time-lines etc.
Rec A & B & C: weekdays begin week of May 8th. Playoffs will be Mon – Friday, July 31st to Aug 18th … depending on rain-outs. There are no long weekend games – including Friday, June 30th to Monday, July 3rd)
Rec B & C – teams should be prepared to play 2/3 Friday evenings … & we welcome teams wanting to play at Wesburn & Willingdon Heights Parks in Burnaby.
Rec D The regular season begins – Rec D – Sundays – May 7th Finals are Friday Aug 11th & Sunday August 13th.
Note we lose 3 long weekends this year. We will need to know asap if Rec D teams are NOT in the tournament as you will play the June 16-18th weekend.
Note: The tournament will be on June 16-18th weekend. The free players clinic will be on Sat May 13th. The annual awards night is on Sat August 19th.
Registration for the 2017 season will be on-line soon and all coaches of old teams & new interested teams will receive an email regarding our 1st meeting in mid-February . All should be the same as last year with excellent fields, SPN umps & rules, a web page, free clinic, & mid-June tournament. Fees should not increase this year.
The 2016 Annual Crosstown Awards night will be held this Sat August 13th at the Cedar Cottage Pub.. an off- the- menu dinner & drinks will be from 6:30– 8:30 pm and then awards will follow at 9:00 – 10:30pm and many, many door prizes will be given out all evening … all team awards & trophies & individual player prizes to be presented at 9:00ish … 2 BC Lions tickets vs Calgary for Aug 19, a signed Steve Shutt Montreal Canadians sweater, Winnipeg Jets sweater, Rawlings ball-bag & catcher’s mask, 2 or 3 Coors Light player ballbags & travel bags, a Worth Reload bat, a framed Steve Nash picture, Wilson’s glove, jackets, 4 Canadians tickets, coolers, SPN & Coors Light sweatshirts, dry-shirts all to go as door prizes… … email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 874 7158 to reserve if over 10 players per team attending. There is no cost for your entry & the purchase of the $5 or $10 Crosstown door prize tickets. No ticket – no winner… all prizes must go Sat night!
All Crosstown teams placing 1st in their division in league play (Rec B, C1, C2, D1 & D2 ) & teams as Finalists in the playoffs in each of the 4 divisions – Rec B, C1 & C2 & D will receive individual awards.
Playoff winners (Rec B, C1, C2 & D) will receive trophies & individual player awards…
Note that you can still attend at any time & order from their regular menu or just have beverages with your friends & fellow players as well ..
Playoffs: all playoffs are rain or shine
The Teampages web page www.Crosstownslopitch.ca
- Home page - Documents will always have the up-to-date PLAYOFF schedule.
*Rec B & C – weeks of Tues Aug 2nd to Thursday, Aug 11th; Fridays Aug 5th & 12th for rainouts; top 8 teams from each division – B, C1 & C2 – advance to playoffs *
Rec D – top 6 teams from D1 & D2 advance; probably 4 games Friday, Aug 5th and the balance on Sunday, Aug 7th – Tisdall Pk 10-6pmish …. (may be Columbia Park)
HOME TEAM IS ALWAYS HIGHEST FROM LEAGUE STANDINGS & SETS UP EQUIPMENT. (even if re-seeding occurs)
SOME BYES, RE-SEEDING, CROSSOVERS & SUCCESSIVE PLAYING DAYS MAY APPLY IN PLAYOFFS. (not as simple as a single-knockout).
5A/ PLAYOFFS: ELIGIBILITY (I will have with me a printed copy of all registered SPN players)
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN THE PLAYOFFS, PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH SPN & CROSSTOWN AND HAVE PLAYED IN A MINIMUM OF 3 LEAGUE GAMES (NOT INCLUDING TOURNAMENT GAMES) WITH THE SAME TEAM IN THE SAME DIVISION. CRITERIA FOR PLAYOFFS FROM FINAL LEAGUE STANDINGS: TOTAL POINTS, WINS, WINS/RUNS SPREAD IN HEAD-TO-HEAD, RUNS FOR, COIN TOSS;
5D//BONDS/FINES/SUSPENSIONS: FINES: WILL BE ADMINISTERED FOR THE FOLLOWING INFRACTIONS:- UPON VERIFICATION OF ANY REPORT FROM THE POLICE, ANY SCHOOL BOARD, ANY PARKS BOARD DIRECTOR OR PARK RANGER OR THE UMPIRE’S ASSOCIATION, OF ANY TEAM OR CROSSTOWN PLAYERS BREAKING THE “NO ALCOHOL” POLICY – BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER LEAGUE, TOURNAMENT OR PLAYOFF GAMES ON CROSSTOWN VANCOUVER FIELDS – THEY WILL BE FINED $50 EACH INCIDENT . AFTER A 2ND REPORT SAID TEAM WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM LEAGUE, TOURNAMENT & PLAYOFF GAMES & FORFEIT THEIR BOND & ALL LEAGUE OR TOURNAMENT FEES .
– A DEFAULT AT THE FIELD OR OPPOSING TEAMS NOT NOTIFIED ($33)
- UMPIRES NOT CANCELLED ON TIME OR CANCEL WITHIN 24 HRS ($33)
- ANY RESCHEDULING OR CANCELLING OF LEAGUE GAMES ONCE POSTED ON THE WEB ($33)
– MISSING EQUIPMENT AND/OR NO UNIFORMS OR MATCHING TOPS BY JUNE 1, 2016 (MINIMUM OF 8 PLAYERS MUST WEAR MATCHING TOPS/T-SHIRTS) (FINE – $33/THEN $25/WEEK)
ONCE A BOND IS $60 DOLLARS OR LESS IT MUST BE BROUGHT BACK UP TO $100 DOLLARS OR TEAM WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM PLAYING LEAGUE, PLAYOFF OR TOURNAMENT GAMES. GAMES MAY ALSO BE DEFAULTED (7-0) IF TEAM REMAINS UNDER SUSPENSION. WE WILL EMAIL COACHES OF TEAMS WITH LOW BONDS THAT NEED TO BE TOPPED UP.
Coaches: Once again we are having our Annual Crosstown Recreational Tournament on the June 10-12th weekend at Gordon Park. It is a coed (6&4) fun tournament with prizes to the Champions & Finalists, Consolation winner & Most Fun Team… many MVP individual prizes ..rare to find a recreational in-town softball tournament … “every team entering gets better”
• 5 games guaranteed; one game on Friday night, 2 on Saturday and at least 2 on Sunday. (Friday can be optional) .. but means Saturday starts early & 3 games, rain or shine
• all SPN/ Crosstown rules, 6 & 4, any Crosstown players from any division may play on teams – just let Mike know as SPN needs to adjust their team files for that weekend for insurance purposes
• all games SPN umpired, cor .44 optic yellow Worth balls,
• Molson’s/SPN prizes – Champions & Finalists, Consolation Champs & Most Fun team – and only our league teams are first invited; this keeps it very recreational & anyone can win!
• 6 – 8 MVP male & female prizes, player ballbags, sweatshirts, hoodies, caps, travel bags, dry shirts, t-shirts
• Tournament fee is $350 per team, same as last 5 years
• Individual Molson’s prizes for MVPs, Champions, Finalists & Consolation winners & for Most Fun team. . rain or shine
• Teams verbally in – let me know if changes – Diamond Dancers, Life Savers, Pilots, the Big Dirty, Los Lobos, Southvan Sluggers, … Call/ email asap to register