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Announcement Date: 18 August 2017

Players and supporters,

The first games of the GCSS Round Robin Tournament were completed on Thursday, August 17th. The next and final day of the tourney is scheduled for Tuesday, August 22 starting at 10:00 a.m. Team Zukerman will play Team Bolek in a doubleheader on Farnsworth Field, and per the original schedule Team Zukerman will be home for the first game. The winner of the first game will be the home team in the final Championship Game. The results of this game will determine the Round Robin Tournament Champion and first runner up.

Likewise, Team Wolanski and Team Emerman will play a doubleheader on Cappy field for third and fourth place. Per the original schedule Team Wolanski will be home for the first game and the winner of the first game will be home for game two. The winner of the second game will finish in third place.

As a reminder, immediately following the games on Tuesday we are having the "End Of Season" Celebration at the Post & Beam. The food (burgers & brats with two sides) is provided by the GCSS league. The only cost to players will be their beverages. The Post & Beam expects our members to start arriving between 1:00pm and 1:15pm on Tuesday.

See you Tuesday!

Commissioner Tony


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: 11 August 2017

Members,

The GCSS is planning a Round Robin Tournament after the GCSS Championship Series is completed. The details of this tourney are below, and I also sent an email to all GCSS members. The managers can provide this info to the players who do not use email.

FORMAT: For the Round Robin, we will use the same (or similar) four teams that played together at the Crushers Stadium for our exhibition games last month. Additional players will be added to a team when I know everyone who will be playing in the Round Robin. Each team will play a total of four games (two doubleheaders), using the same Volunteer Park fields and game times as during the season; game one will start at 10:00 am. I will send out the actual game schedules prior to the start of the Round Robin Tourney.

If you know a senior player who would be interested in playing get their name, contact number and what position they play to me by Sunday, August 13th so we can add them to a team. This is a good opportunity to introduce potential new players to the GCSS.

SCHEDULE FOR ROUND ROBIN:
1) If a third Championship Playoff game is required on Thursday, August 17th:
- ROUND ROBIN STARTS ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 22ND
- ROUND ROBIN COMPLETED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 24TH

2) If Championship Playoffs are completed on Tuesday, August 15th:
- ROUND ROBIN STARTS ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH
- ROUND ROBIN COMPLETED ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 22ND

AGAIN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE NOT PLAYING IN THE ROUND ROBIN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND IF YOU HAVE ANY PROSPECTS GET ME THEIR INFO BY SUNDAY, AUGUST, 13TH.

Thanks,

Commissioner Tony Chihill
whobeboo@sbcglobal.net
440-465-7265


Announcement Date: 11 August 2017

Members,

We have scheduled our final social event of the 2017 season. The 2017 "Closing Day Celebration" will be held at the Post & Beam, located at 11790 Snow Road in Parma on Tuesday, August 22nd immediately following our Round Robin games. The league will provide members with Burgers and Brats and two sides, with service starting at about 1:15 pm. Players will buy their own beverages.

If the Tuesday game is cancelled due to weather the event will move to Thursday, August 24th after our games.

Post & Beam has been a true supporter of the GCSS for many years so hope to see everyone at the event.

Your GCSS Officers


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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