Playoffs are the first weekend in March. Host must have gym availability for at least 2 days. Teams cannot play 3 games in 1 day
Seeding based upon final record as noted on the website as of 9:00 PM on Feb 27th
In the event of a head-to-head tie, there will be coin tosses done right after the 9:00 deadline
By Feb 15: Those interested in hosting a division must submit to Ted Szymanski their intention, team, division, place in current standings
Towns that have expressed interest to host: Bolton, Canton, Coventry, Tolland, Glastonbury, Manchester, Stafford
In the past other hosts have included: Suffield, East Windsor, Windsor Locks, Enfield, Ellington, Somers, and others
Playoffs this year are single elimination.
ALL TEAMS are in the playoffs
Playoff formats will be provided to each host site. Format will be presented to our Review Committee and they will have final approval for the format for each division. Hosts cannot deviate from provided format
Highest seed in each division has first choice to host
Each team paid a league fee of $150 at the start of the season
$20 covers website costs
$130 pays for playoff costs.
Trophies are paid from the $130/team paid – Team trophies for the 1st and 2nd place playoff finishers and up to 12 player trophies for the 2 teams. Trophy cost is approximately $140
Host is responsible for picking up the trophies at EW that Saturday of playoffs
Host would host all games for the division.
Host is responsible for securing the facility, scheduling refs, providing clock coverage, paying for facility use, and any other costs.
League cannot provide funding beyond the aforementioned
An admission charge for spectators cannot be charged
An additional fee cannot be charged to teams playing.
Funds received by the host from the league is limited to the total number of teams participating. If a team does not participate in playoffs their initial league entry fee is retained by the league and applied towards league expenses.
Division X has 8 teams. 8*$130=$1,040
Trophy cost $140
Money available to the host to pay for playoff expenses = $900
Possible format for an 8 team single elimination playoff
Round 1: Round 2 Round 3 (Championship)
Game 1 8v1 Game 5: Game 1 winner v Game 4 winner Game 7: Game 5 winner v Game 6 winner
Game 2 7v2 Game 6: Game 2 winner v Game 3 winner
Game 3 6v3
Game 4 5v4