Constitution

GENERAL RULES:

1. OFFICAL SOFTBALL CANADA ALONG WITH OUR CONSTITUTION APPLY TO ALL GAMES.

2. QUORUM CONSISTS OF 60% OF THE TEAMS

3. PLAYOFFS:

[A] THE EXECUTIVE, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE LEAGUE MEMBERS, WILL SET THE PLAYOFF STRUCTURE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE.

[B] THE PLAYOFFS WILL RUN IN EITHER A TOURNAMENT FORMAT [WITH AN A/B TOURNAMENT SET-UP] OR IN A SERIES FORMAT – THIS WILL BE DECIDED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING ON A YEARLY BASIS.

[C] IF IN A TOURNAMENT FORMAT, THE EXECUTIVE WILL DECIDE UPON THE FORMAT AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES DEPENDING ON THE COMPETITIVENESS WITHIN THE LEAGUE. ALL GAMES , THE HOME TEAM WILL BE DECIDED BY A FLIP OF THE COIN.

[D] IF IN A SERIES FORMAT, THE QUARTER FINALS AND SEMI-FINALS WILL BE 2 OUT OF 3. FINALS WILL BE SET UP BASED ON MUTUAL CONSENT OF THE TWO REMAINING TEAMS. THEY MAY CHOOSE TO PLAY A 2 OUT OF 3, 3 OUT OF 5, 4 OUT OOF 7, OR A SUDDEN DEATH FINAL. IF THE TEAMS CANNOT AGREE THAN THEY MUST PLAY A 2 OUT OF 3. IN A SERIES FORMAT, THE HOME GAME ADVANTAGE WILL GO TO THE TEAM WITH THE HIGHER RANKING IN THE REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS.

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