Spring 2019 Tournaments
First priority for tournament format: pool play (See Rule 9.02B1)
New for this season - NO TIES in pool play (See Rules 9.03A & 9.03B)
All tournaments: All teams will have 2 pool play games scheduled for Saturday, June 8, with rest in between games (no back to back doubleheaders like the regular season). Championship games for all tournaments will be scheduled for Sunday afternoon, June 9.
New for this season: Matchups for scheduling are per NCAA Division 2 procedures. (See Rule 9.02B). For a 6-team tournament, the NCAA matchups are 1-4-5 and 2-3-6. We have one 6-team tournament, 11-13, which will follow that grouping exactly with 2 pools. We have two 5-team tournaments, 5-6 & 9-10. The NCAA does not schedule 5-team tournaments; therefore, the groupings will be very similar to the 6-team schedule, slightly adjusted to 5 teams with a single pool. Finally, we have one 7-team tournament, 7-8. The NCAA does not schedule 7 team tournaments; therefore, we will use their 8-team matchups of 1-4-5-8 and 2-3-6-7, slightly adjusted to 2 pools of 1-4-5 and 2-3-6-7. Bottom line, all of our tournaments are based on or similar to NCAA matchups per our revised Rule 9.02B, as adjusted for different number of teams depending on how many teams in each league elected to participate in the tournament.
5-team tournaments (5-6 & 9-10): single pool, top 2 teams in the pool advance to the championship game. See Rule 9.03B for tiebreaker rules for pool play records, if any.
6-team tournament (11-13): 2 pools with the 2 pool winners advancing to the championship game. See Rule 9.03B for tiebreaker rules for pool play records, if any.
7-team tournament (7-8): 2 pools with the 2 pool winners advancing to the championship game. See Rule 9.03B for tiebreaker rules for pool play records, if any.
In all tournament games, the higher seeded team is the Home team. See Rule 9.05.
All head coaches: Please review Rule 9.06 and adhere strictly to the rules regarding the home team keeping the league scorebook for each tournament game, and BOTH head coaches bringing the book to the concession stand TOGETHER IMMEDIATELY at the conclusion of each tournament game.
THANKS. GOOD LUCK TO ALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS