2020 Season Cancelled

Hello Everyone:

It is with great disappointment that we officially inform everyone that the VCS League has decided to cancel the summer season. We took the matter very seriously and considered all factors before making the decision. Our ultimate goal was to ensure all VCS league members are safe and healthy. A season would only start if permitted and in a way where we felt we could ensure safety for all.

Refunds will be processed shortly to those who applied deposits.

Thanks everyone for your patience, we look forward to next season. Keep in touch!

 

Jason

VCS League

 

 

 

Update: April 24, 2020

The City of Burnaby has extended the closure of playing fields until the end of June. We expect that New Westminster has either done so already or expect that fields are closed until further notice.

We hope you are staying safe and healthy.

Please stay tuned for further updates.

League Meeting and Season on Hold

I just wanted to confirm with everyone that the league meeting and our season is on hold. There is NO meeting schedule for April 16th in person or virtually.

We will be having additional discussions with our parks partners this week and another update will follow shortly.

I hope everyone is healthy and staying safe.

 

Jason

 

Summer 2020 Season Status Update

Hello Teams,

In the past week, we have been receiving messages from teams and other people asking about how the current COVID-19 situation will affect the season this year.

What I can tell you is that we are monitoring the ongoing situation with information provided to us by Slopitch National, the City of Burnaby and City of New Westminster along with information provided by the BC Ministry of Health. We are also working with our umpire association partner, Metro Umpires, and tournament vendors.

Our season, which usually starts in the beginning of May, will have a delayed start to at least mid-May. Information will be sent out shortly with regards to our season kick-off meeting for Captains once details are finalized with the city parks departments. It is very likely we will have a virtual meeting.

I encourage everyone to stay safe and follow the BC Ministry of Health and guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic including social-distancing recommendations. Our goal here is to have people as safe as possible.

 

Jason

 

Playoff Information and Seeding (as of Friday)

UPDATED…

Hi Everyone,

Here are the game schedules for the playoffs. Please send us your missing scores to scores@vcsleague.com immediately.

Teams with games ending Friday, I’ll my best to get you seeded. There may be movement so be prepared to play in the spots shown where you might anticipate finishing based on your possible final standings.

  • A/B division will split into 4 – A division and 5 B-division teams.
  • One team will be moving up to A.
  • One team will move from B division to C division.
  • One team will move from C division to B division.
  • Possible One D team will move to E
  • Possible One E team will move to D

Seedings (as of October 4th at 11:40am)

Here is the SATURDAY DRAW:

A-Division:

  1. Nasty Dogs
  2. Bomb or Nothin
  3. Rowdyz
  4. Off Constantly

B-Division:

  1. Jagerbombs
  2. Ball Busters
  3. Los Lobos
  4. Masterbatters
  5. Down & Dirty

C-Division:

  1. Panda Punchers
  2. Caught Looking
  3. Mom’s Spaghetti
  4. Blazers
  5. 99 Problems
  6. Formosa
  7. Rain City
  8. Grumpy Granolas
  9. Pirates
  10. Roadhouse Raiders

Here is the SUNDAY DRAW:

D-Division:

  1. BBM
  2. Sluggers
  3. Team Friendship
  4. BBJC
  5. Vancouver Reign

E-Division: (Both “Pitches be” teams make sure you know which is your team, I’ve coloured them differently)

  1. Nasty Birds
  2. Pitches be Cray
  3. The Peckers
  4. PITCHES BE CRAZY
  5. Saved by the Ball
  6. Trash Pandas
  7. Shrieking Eels
  8. Red Dragons

 

It’s supposed to be okay for weather but let’s hope for good weather all weekend because there is no other option for playoffs.

 

Jason

 

As of 9:24am all Sunday September 22nd games are CANCELLED

As of:    9:24am

Unfortunately due to field play-ability issues and the fact that the forecast today is for more rain until 3pm, we don’t anticipate the fields to be in a condition to play.

Therefore all remaining games today are CANCELLED.

We will not be able to make these games up and therefore they will not be counted in the standings for seeding purposes.

For the teams that came out to the first game, it was our intention to play the games but it wasn’t in the cards. Thank you all for making the effort to make it on time. We know some of you came from close and far, and woke up early to make it.

We’re sorry it didn’t go as planned and hate that you made the trip out and didn’t get to play.

Try to enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

For teams playing this week, the forecast is for more rain. We will post up on game day as early as possible as to whether the games are on or not. But please note that all games cancelled at this point onwards will not be able to be rescheduled.

Unfortunately I can’t control the weather despite how much I want you guys to be able to play.

 

Jason

RESCHEDULED GAMES for games cancelled PRIOR to Sept 20th.

Attention Teams:

These are the rescheduled games for games cancelled occurring prior to September 20th.

Unfortunately, this all that is available.

 

24-Sep-19 Tuesday Burnaby North 1 8:55pm A/B NASTY DOGS ROWDYZ
24-Sep-19 Tuesday Squint Lake 1 6:25pm D NASTY BIRDS BBM
24-Sep-19 Tuesday Squint Lake 1 7:40pm D BBM NASTY BIRDS
27-Sep-19 Friday Burnaby North 1 6:25pm C MOM’S SPAGHETTI GRUMPY GRANOLAS
27-Sep-19 Friday Burnaby North 1 7:40pm C BLAZERS MOM’S SPAGHETTI
27-Sep-19 Friday Squint 1 6:25pm C BOMB OR NOTHIN ROWDYZ
27-Sep-19 Friday Squint 1 7:40pm C BOMB OR NOTHIN NASTY DOGS
27-Sep-19 Friday Squint 2 6:25pm C SAVED BY THE BALL PB CRAZY
27-Sep-19 Friday Squint 2 7:40pm C PB CRAZY SAVED BY THE BALL
29-Sep-19 Sunday Burnaby North 1 10:15am D PIRATES ROADHOUSE RAIDERS
1-Oct-19 Tuesday Squint Lake 2 6:25PM C TRASH PANDAS SAVED BY THE BALL
1-Oct-19 Tuesday Squint Lake 2 8:55PM C SAVED BY THE BALL TRASH PANDAS
2-Oct-19 Wednesday Squint Lake 1 6:25pm C PIRATES DOWN & DIRTY
2-Oct-19 Wednesday Squint Lake 1 7:40pm C CAUGHT LOOKING PIRATES
2-Oct-19 Wednesday Squint Lake 1 8:55PM C DOWN & DIRTY CAUGHT LOOKING

Playoff Division Days

Hi Everyone:

Looks like the the following divisions will be playing as follows:

DIVISIONS A, B, C will play SATURDAY OCTOBER 5TH.

DIVISIONS D and E will play SUNDAY OCTOBER 6TH.

Games on both days will begin as early as 8:00am.

Be prepared to play throughout the day on both days.

All games are held at SOFTBALL CITY.

As mentioned at the meeting, some teams will be re-seeded for competitive reasons into alternate divisions (bumped up or down depending on records).

 

Jason