november2006

Travel League news - Eastern Canada

November 6, 2006

Cambridge, ON


ISC Travel League of Eastern Canada

 

Annual State of the League Meeting”

 

Sunday, November 5, 2006 – Grand Valley Golf Course, Cambridge, Ontario

 

My notes from the Travel League Meeting:

 

 

This is the annual meeting held each year after the season ends to discuss the past year and to make plans for the following year. All league teams are invited as well as any teams interested in joining the league.

 

Teams are not asked to make their commitment for the 2007 season, however six teams indicated they would be back in 2007, they were:

 

Innerkip Eagles
Jarvis Merchants

Niagara Snappers

Palermo Athletics

Orillia Riversharks

 

Ohsweken Redmen could not make the meeting but have indicated they will be back for the 2007 season.

 

Kitchener Hallman Twins could not make the meeting and have indicated they have not made a final decision as yet on the 2007 season.

 

Two new teams attended the meeting and expressed interest in joining the league, they were:

 

Scarborough

Elmira

 

Existing teams will make their final decision and commitment about continuing with the league at the AGM to be held January 28, 2007. At that time, any new teams wishing to join the league will make application for membership. Any interested team should contact the League Executive.
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Many teams at the meeting expressed an interest in playing a number of their league games in 2007 on weekends. All teams were asked to bring their 2007 Tournament Schedules to the AGM in January so a preliminary league schedule can be discussed.

The final league schedule will be developed by the teams at the March 4, 2007 meeting.

 

 

Jarvis received thanks for already submitting their roster for 2007 along with player bios. All teams were asked to consider doing the same as their rosters firm up.

 

League Expansion:

 

This is always an interesting discussion and a number of ideas were put forward and discussed that may attract additional teams to the league. The details will be distributed to the teams in the minutes of the meeting.

 

The ISC II teams in the league would like to see more ISC II level teams enter the league and made suggestions that may attract additional teams. A motion was put forward that had the unanimous support of all teams in the league: “that the highest placed ISC II team at the League Playoff Tournament be given a berth to the ISC II Tournament of Champions the following year”. If accepted by the ISC, this could go a long ways towards attracting more ISC II level teams to the league. Also, if enough ISC II teams join the league (say four or more), there could be two divisions to the League Playoffs, separate divisions for ISC and ISC II.

 

2007 Qualifiers:

 

A question was asked about the number of Qualifiers that will be held in the region and limitations on how many a team could enter. A follow up discussion clarified that.

a. A team may enter more than one Qualifier in their own region, however if a team were to win one qualifier they would not be permitted to enter a second qualifier.

b. Teams from other regions may apply to play in another region’s qualifier however it would require the permission of the ISC Vice President for the host region.

 

Qualifiers decided to date include:  (ISC Eastern Canada):

 

June 8 – Torbay, Newfoundland

 

June 22 – Innerkip, Ontario – ISC and ISC II (west)

 

June 22 – Sydenham, Ontario – ISC II (east)

 

Note: None of the local major tournaments has asked the ISC to become a qualifer and none will be considered this year for this region.

 

 

 

Al Doran

Vice President

ISC Travel League of Eastern Canada

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