What an incredible season. Way beyond expectations. 2 new beautiful courts. 588 league members, 200+ of you new. 7 Divisions. 56 teams, 17 of them new. New friends made. New friendly rivalries in the making, rising new stars, and late rising old-timers. Beautiful harmony throughout all divisions. Unquestionably, a great success for the league.
The recently completed playoffs were filled with great play and several nail biter matches. 32 teams, 32 matches, topsy/turvey to say the least. Congratulations to 2017 league champion The Steamrollers, runner-up Superfriends, and 3rd place finisher Fuhgettabocce.
The planning process for the 2018 season is already underway. Below are some important agenda items for the fall & winter board meetings planned.
New Board Members Needed - 4 long time board members have retired from the board this season. This was anticipated as many of them said some time back they would see the new courts project through to completion before departing. We have been fortunate to have 2 new volunteers, Gale Sequeira and Steve Pieroni of the Palino Pirates, join the board but are still looking to fill 2 vacancies. If you are interested in joining the board, please email us before the October 17th Fall board meeting.
Last Call for Tile Purchases - You have until November 1st to purchase a 4”x 8” or 8”x 8” tile with your individual, team community group or business name engraved on the tile. The tiles will be permanently placed on the block wall separating the upper and lower courts before the start of the 2018 season. For those who have already purchased tiles, we thank you for your patience.
Possible League Expansion - Based upon the continual inquiries we get from people wanting to join the league, we think there is demand out there for even more new teams. If so, this will require some additional tweaking of the divisions. We may put out a questionnaire about possible restructuring as we did last year about this time. Keep an eye out for further communications from the league.
Rules Review - As is the case every off-season, the board completes a comprehensive review of the rules to address shortcomings in the league rules as written. If you have specific suggestions to improve them, please feel free to email us.
We are always looking for ways to improve the league. If you have any additional topics you would like to see considered, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.