IT’S BBQ LUNCH DAY AS THE 2019 THE TORONTO PLAYGROUNDS HOUSE LEAGUE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT REVS INTO HIGH GEAR TODAY WITH A WHOPPING LOAD OF THIRTY-THREE ROUND ROBIN GAMES (AND A SEMI-FINAL ELIMINATION GAME) IN OUR MOSQUITO, PEEWEE, BANTAM AND VARSITY DIVISIONS AT CHRISTIE PITS, DOVERCOURT PARK AND BICKFORD PARK
The rainy skies that descended upon Christie Pits yesterday disappeared just before the start of Friday’s proceedings and allowed us to complete all of our scheduled eight round robin tournament games.
It’s BBQ Day and Parents, Coaches and Players are reminded that our BBQ Lunch Schedule for today (September 7) has been posted. All participating players and coaches in the ‘September Madness’ tourney will get a free BBQ meal tomorrow. Food and drinks will also be available for sale to all attendees at the tournament.
Peewee and Varsity division teams that were affected by suspension of their round robin games on Tuesday (September 3) night are advised to check their revised tournament schedules listed below in this post.
The 2019 edition of the annual Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Tournament continues today with a whopping 34 games (33 round robin games plus one semi-final elimination game) in our respective Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam and Varsity divisions.
A gobsmacking total of 88 games are scheduled to be played within the eleven day span of the tournament (weather permitting, of course).
The sheer amount of baseball games slated to be played is a baseball lover’s delight. During the weekend portion of the tournament, it’s a virtual cornucopia of baseball from dawn to dusk. It’s no wonder that we fondly refer to our tournament as ‘September Madness’.
Parents and Players are strongly advised to please check their tournament schedule to see what diamond your game is being played at. Since we are using a number of diamonds for the end of season tournament, please make sure you know where to go.
Here are the TP House League Baseball Tournament Schedules in PDF format:
- 2019 MOSQUITO DIVISION ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
- 2019 UPDATED PEEWEE DIVISION ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
- 2019 UPDATED BANTAM AND VARSITY DIVISION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
It is very important that we start all games at the start time listed on the schedule…please try to be at the diamond at least 30 minutes before the start time to give the coaches a chance to get the lineups organized and the players warmed up for their game.
Because we really want to wrap up the tournament by the end of the second full week of September, we will play in conditions of light rain that might have caused us to cancel regular season games. So don’t assume a game is cancelled because of rain.
On days of questionable weather, Players and Parents are strongly advised to check our Hotline [(416) 392-1914], Twitter feed [@TPbaseballnews], or website [http://torontoplaygrounds.ca/news/] if the weather is suspect for updates on the status of their games. Updates will be posted 45-60 minutes prior to the official game time.
Parents, Players and Coaches in our participating divisions are also strongly advised to read the TP Tournament Rules that are applicable to them so everyone is cognizant of the rules governing ‘September Madness’.
To access a PDF copy of the tournament rules pertaining to your division, please click on the corresponding link below:
- 2019 MOSQUITO DIVISION TOURNAMENT RULES
- 2019 PEEWEE DIVISION TOURNAMENT RULES
- 2019 BANTAM AND VARSITY DIVISION TOURNAMENT RULES
And to assist you in keeping track of all the action at our ‘September Madness’ end of season tournament, we will be posting updated scores as they become available on our Twitter feed each night. In addition, during each day of the tourney, updated round robin standings and scores from each division will also be posted on the website at some juncture in the time continuum after the conclusion of play for that day.
Finally, although the tournament is a really exciting time of the baseball season, we still expect everyone in their excitement to remember that it’s important to treat everyone… players, coaches, other parents and umpires in a respectful and polite matter. Our umpires, players, and coaches are all doing their best and learning more every game…let’s keep our comments and actions positive and supportive.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.