Well, it all comes down to this for the 2017 Spring kickball season. The Golden Lunchbox kickball tournament marks the end of the regular kickball season, but one team will have its name engraved into MUSA lore for all generations to admire. OK, it might not be that serious, but it’s a fun way to put an nice bow on the end of the season.
This season we’re looking for 16 teams, so all division winners/leaders and second place teams will be granted an auto-bid to the tournament. If a team declines their auto-bid, the bid will be thrown into the bid pool where the next best team from the “team pool” will be able to accept it. So… because there are still a few games to be played yet this week, things are very fluid for some divisions. If you find your team in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place at this time, please start asking your teams if they’ll be accepting a bid if granted one. This list will not be finalized until Thursday night after all games and scores have been reported. Here’s the current list.
If your team is on this list, please let me know if your team is able to play or not. If you are great, if not and your team has an auto-bid, please let me know so I can pass it along to the next team inline for it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include your team name.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The kickball tournament will be group play so all teams will get at least 3 games. The top 2 teams in each division will then advance to a single elimination tournament, with winners advancing to the championship game where the winner will be crowned champ and awarded the coveted Golden Lunchbox and some pretty col shirts. Second place will receive the Silver Thermos.
All games will be played at Wick fields, 2, 3, 4 & 5, and the tournament will start at 9:00am and run until about 5:00pm.
Teams will need to supply 1 field ump for assigned games. MUSA will take care of the homeplate umping duties, and during tournament day we’d like a second pair of eyes out there for extra help.
Schedule and groups will be emailed to captains on Friday.
Good luck to all teams!
– Coach Dan