Since June, I’ve awarded SEVEN 1K jackets. Alan Holt from Plano, John Frady from Joliet, Teddy Allen from Romeoville, John and Molly Chernisky from Sandwich, Dan Cordova from Lockport and Shawn Lindsay from Aurora. A few more new members coming shortly: Tim Hartley and Riley White from Joliet. Also, honorable mention to players that have not only played 1000 matches, but haveWON 1000 matches! Tim Gier, John Elder, Linda Petersen, Jeff Sergent and Jon Munson! Way to go! Congratulations!
Will County Fall Session playoffs: There are some Top Point Citywide divisions and some that will have a Top Point playoff for Citywide. Divisions with 15 or more teams qualify for Top Point to Citywide and 2nd place will advance to the Challenge (COC). Divisions with twelve teams will have a one week inter-divisional playoff for a Citywide spot, and the runner up advances to Challenge. Both of these divisions will also have a second tier playoff of the next four spots and that winner advances to COC but with an extra round of play on Friday night. The remaining teams playoff in the secondary playoff. Divisions with 10-11 teams will advance the Top Point team to the COC; 2 vs 5th and 3rd vs 4th and the rest playoff for the secondary spot. Divisions with four to nine teams will playoff as normal, 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd and the division winner advances to the Challenge of Champions, the rest playoff for the secondary spot, where applicable. If there are any exceptions to this format, you’ll be notified through your team envelopes. If you’re not interested in the secondary playoff, you must notify me by the last night of play. Kane\Kendall teams will be notified directly though their team envelope as there are no standard policies, but there are some Citywide berths so watch for that soon.
Playoff Minimum Matches The Summer and Fall sessions minimum required matches for post season play is FOUR, and only the Spring session requires SIX matches, new and old players alike.
Policy Changes NEW You’ve all received the Yellow flier in your team envelope about policy changes that are now in effect regarding past dues and bonus points. The original purpose of the bonus point was to reward teams for paying dues in full and submitting accurate score-sheets. I’ve been way too lax on enforcing this policy and awarding bonus points even when the sheets aren’t filled out at all. Effective immediately, teams will lose the bonus points when dues are short, but will now continue to loss the bonus point each week until it’s paid. Also, teams will lose the bonus point if the sheet isn’t completely filled out, including adding up the innings, adding up the match points and totaling team points. Accurate scoresheets will cause less data entry mistakes, and give us more accurate handicaps. Please read and sign the Yellow flier and leave it in your team envelope for reference. You will be notified when you’ve lost a bonus point, but lost points are not returned. Lacie, Tami and I appreciate your cooperation for a smoother operation.
Summer and Fall Top Guns & Gals Summer Top Guns and Top Gals will be invited to play in January with the Fall winners. Remember that when you’re the runner up to a Summer winner, both of you win. Mark your calendar for January 18th in Alsip. I hope the Top Gals like the new awards too.