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Announcement Date: 06 February 2018

TO ALL GCSS MEMBERS:

I had an incorrect date in the email that I sent out earlier. To clarify, the $100.00 early sign-up date has been moved back one week. All registrations and fees received by Feb 16th will be at the early sign up rate of $100.00. Registrations and fees received after that date will be $125.00. I have corrected the date in the original email shown below in red.

ORIGINAL EMAIL:
In lieu of our February league meeting we were having a sign-up day at the new indoor softball facility on Feb 9th. Since the building will not be ready for play on the Feb. 9th we will extend the early 2018 outdoor sign-up back one week to Friday, Feb. 16th at the CAPS FIELD HOUSE located in Valley View.

On Friday, February 16th from 10:00 am until Noon our league Treasurer, John Caruso will be at CAPS FIELD HOUSE located on 6060 W. Canal Road in Valley View to accept 2018 GCSS Outdoor Softball Registration Forms and league fees. The summer league fees are $100.00 if paid by the February 16th date. After this date the fee for our summer season will be $125.00. Applications will be accepted up until the day of the draft, scheduled for April 6th, at the $125.00 rate.

If you cannot make it to the field house on February 16th you can mail your application and $100.00 fee directly to John Caruso at:

John Caruso
1000 Ashford Ct.
Medina, Ohio 44256

Your application and fee must reach John by the 16th of February to qualify for the early $100.00 sign-up fee.

If you have already submitted you registration and fee you are all set for this summer, Thanks.

For those that are playing winter indoor softball at CAPS FIELD HOUSE and are going to sign up for the summer league at that location on Friday, Feb. 16th you can pay in cash or a check. If you are playing indoor and outdoor you can make one check to GCSS (Greater Cleveland Senior Softball) for $180.00 ($80.00 for indoor sessions and $100.00 for 2018 outdoor season).

Thanks,

Tony Chihill
GCSS
440-465-7265


Announcement Date: 29 January 2018

TO ALL GCSS MEMBERS:

The winter meeting scheduled for Friday, February 9th will be replaced with a sign-up day at the new indoor CAPS FIELD HOUSE. For those of you not playing indoor softball this winter stop by to sign up and see this new indoor facility.

Since all of our meeting items were addressed at the December meeting and over half of our league members will be playing softball at the new indoor CAPS FIELD HOUSE on Friday, February 9th we will replace the meeting with a sign-up period on that day.

On Friday, February 9th from 10:00 am until Noon our league Treasurer, John Caruso will be at CAPS FIELD HOUSE located on 6060 W. Canal Road in Valley View to accept 2018 GCSS Outdoor Softball Registration Forms and league fees. The summer league fees are $100.00 if paid by the February 9th date. After this date the fee for our summer season will be $125.00. Applications will be accepted up until the day of the draft, scheduled for April 6th, at the $125.00 rate.

If you cannot make it to the field house on February 9th you can mail your application and $100.00 fee directly to John Caruso at:

John Caruso
1000 Ashford Ct.
Medina, Ohio 44256

Your application and fee must reach John by the 9th of February to qualify for the early $100.00 sign-up fee.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the field this spring and remember to have your friends sign-up by February 9th as well. Great recruiting efforts by our GCSS league members indicate that we are very close to expanding to a five team league for the 2018 season. Keep up the effort to grow our league !

Should the CAPS Field House still not be available on Feb 9th as planned, you will be advised of the alternate early sign up location.

Tony Chihill
GCSS
440-465-7265


 

Announcement Date: 16 December 2017

Members,

The GCSS Officer Board had one contested position this year; it was for the Publicity Chairman position (2 year term). First we express our gratitude to the two candidates for the position, Fred Cooper and Wayne Repko. These gentlemen put their hats into the ring with the goal of serving the GCSS and its membership. Secondly, we congratulate Wayne Repko for winning the position for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. We look forward to continuing to work with you, Wayne!

Mike Doyle, GCSS Secretary



Announcement Date: 21 November 2017

GCSS Members and Supporters,

It is not too early to register for the 2018 GCSS season! The updated registration form for 2018 now appears under the Signups tab on the GCSS website for you to download and complete. We will also have forms available at the December meeting and we can send you forms upon request.

Feel free to provide league information and registration forms to senior players that you know who would be interested in joining our league.

I look forward to another great year of senior softball in 2018!

Tony Chihill, Commissioner


Announcement Date: 30 October 2017

GCSS Members and Supporters,

Two GCSS members were inducted into the Cleveland Slow Pitch Softball Wall of Fame this past weekend. Congratulations to inductees Jack Salmon and Chuck Barracato. Jack attended the induction banquet to receive his award. Chuck was out of town and unable to attend but he was there in spirit! Well done, gentlemen!

Your GCSS Officers


Announcement Date: 13 October 2017

GCSS members & supporters,

The Greater Cleveland Senior Softball League is pleased to announce that Tony Chihill is the 2017 recipient of the Jerry Kopacko Spirit Award. Congratulations Tony! He will receive his award at the next league meeting to be scheduled for later this fall.

The league also recognizes the other fifteen nominees for this prestigious award. It is an honor to be nominated for this award by our peers. You are all winners!

Finally, we offer a thank you to the league members who nominated their fellow players for this award and for casting their votes for nominees of their choice. Your commitment and involvement in league affairs is what makes the GCSS League the success that it is!

Mike Doyle
GCSS Secretary


Announcement Date: 15 August 2017

Congratulations to Team #2 sponsored by the Post & Beam Bar and Grille and managed by Bob Zukerman for winning the GCSS Second Half Championship. Team Post & Beam will appear in the post-season playoffs against the First Half Champion Sports Focus team.


Announcement Date: 26 June 2017

Congratulations to Team #1 sponsored by Sports Focus and managed by Frank Bolek for winning the GCSS First Half Championship. Team Sports Focus will appear in the post-season playoffs.


Announcement Date: 11 June 2017

Temporary rule change information:

To all GCSS Members,

May 26, 2017

To: GCSS Managers and Board Members

As a result of confusion regarding foaters, as Commissioner I am exercising GCSS Rule 1G, which states: Additonal rules may be adopted by the Commissioner during the season as needed. This rule is to clarify where foaters can play and bat in the line-up and will take effect immediately for the remainder of the 2017 season. The membership will discuss and vote on this issue during the October membership meetng if required. Nothing in the GCSS Bylaws and Playing Rules for the 2017 Season addresses this situaton. Please see the rule additon below which will be referred to as “Rule TEMP 4K – Battng order and felding positons for foaters”.

Tony ChihillGCSS,
Commissioner

RULE ADDITION FOR THE 2017 GREATER CLEVELAND SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE

SUBJECT: Rule - TEMP 4K - BATTING ORDER AND FIELDING POSITIONS FOR FLOATERS

The scenarios below defne the battng order positon for foaters added to GCSS teams. A foater can play any felding positon during the game(s) for all of the scenarios below.

Scenario “A”: Floater added to a team at the start of the frst game of a double header.

- A foater that is added to a team at the start of the frst game of a double header can be inserted into the battng order at any positon. If the floater remains on the same team for the second game his battng order positon will not change.

Scenario “B”: Floater(s) moved to a different team for the second game of the double header or only plays in the second game.

- Floater(s) that are moved from “Team A” to “Team B” or only play in the second game will be inserted into the battng order immediately afer the original last batter in the line-up from the first game. This is true regardless of where the battng order starts for the second game (i.e. If the original last batter in the line-up is the leadoff hitter for the second game the next batter will be the foater(s) just added to the team).



Announcement Date: 17 April 2017

RAINOUT NUMBER

The Strongsville rainout number is 440-580-3102. Rainout information will be available on game days after 8:15 a.m. If there is no rainout message when you call on a game day, members should report to the fields as scheduled.


 

 

 
 
     
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