Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

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Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sat May 22, 2021 1:55 pm

Just throwing this out there to see if there is enough interest among the league's girls and older gents. I am considering putting together a 1-pitch draft tournament, much like the Memorial and Labor Day tournaments except in this tourney the focus will be on the female eddies, then the male eddies, and finally the core/all-star players if needed. The key is to get enough eddies to make 6 or 8 teams. Manager tandems would consist of one male eddie and one female eddie. Each tandem, depending on the eddie sign-up ratio, would draft no less than 5 female eddies, 3 male eddies and again, if needed, 3 core/all-star. If we use core/all-stars to supplement the draft, core/all-stars will enter the draft via a lottery. In other words, if 50 core/all-stars sign up to play, a lottery will be held to see which 24 (or whatever number is needed) will enter the draft. The remaining core/all-stars will become alternates. If we can get enough eddies, we can make it an all-eddie affair.

The tourney will be held on a Saturday in late September or early October.

The draft will be conducted a little differently for this tournament. While we will be using the same draft order, all female eddies will get drafted first. Then we will move to the male eddie group and finally, if needed, core/all-stars will be selected. In fact, this draft format will be used in all 1-pitch draft tournaments moving forward including the upcoming Labor Day outing. Each team will get the exact same number of female eddies, male eddies, and core/all-stars.

The Memorial Day and Labor Day tournaments basically consist of men's teams with a few girls sprinkled in. This tournament will be quite the opposite, consisting of eddie teams with a few core/all-stars sprinkled in. It sounds like a lot of fun. The key are the female eddies. We must get no less than 56 females to make it happen. Post here or email the league office if you like the idea, have any suggestions to improve the proposed format, or are interested in managing.

The first step is getting interested managing tandems. The following (fe)/(me) combos have tossed their hats into the manager ring.

Jamie Richards (fe) / Dan Vescovi (me)
Veronica Geyer (fe) / Kurt Fritz (me)
John Schofield (me) / Theresa Groves (fe)
Mike Van Fossen (me) / Anna Van Fossen (fe)

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Re: Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sat May 22, 2021 2:47 pm

If drafting managers agree, we can open the tourney up to non-SBA eddies - male and female alike.

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Re: Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by blouderback » Sat May 22, 2021 2:51 pm

Count me in, sounds fun!

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Re: Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by Brandywine79 » Sat May 22, 2021 3:10 pm

Yes I’m interested!

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Re: Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by 8greenenvy » Sun May 23, 2021 8:22 am

I'm definitely interested. Will the women who played in the last (only) female tournament be eligible as well? I'd be agreeable to letting outside Eddies play.

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Re: Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by Mrbunny » Sun May 23, 2021 12:29 pm

I'm interested, if my body holds up....

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Re: Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by Mikee2020 » Mon May 24, 2021 10:00 pm

Interested

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Re: Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by chipjonz01 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:40 pm

I'm definitely interested!

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Re: Proposed Eddie 1-Pitch Tournament

Post by Eharvest » Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:55 pm

I am definitely interested!!

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