2018 CricBay Fall Open Tournament Communication Document

Topic: Communication Document

Dear CricBay Teams, Please find the communication document for the Fall Open Tournament 2018 below. For any questions, contact CoLA via a ticket on the website. Please note this is a live document and might change until the first game of the new tournament and see comment section for any updates.

Key Dates

Tournament Start Date 07/28/2018
Buffer Weekends TBD
PlayOffs After Round Robin Completion PGS 10/20/2018, B 10/27/2018
Pre-Quarter Finals Date Only for PGS 10/20/2018
Quarter Finals Date Weekend of 10/27/2018
Semi Finals Date Weekend 11/03/2018
Tournament Finale Saturday 11/10/2018

Overall Schedule/Logistics

  • # of Weekends Round Robin = 11 weeks for PGS and 12 for B (without buffer weekend(s))
  • # of Weekends playoffs for Platinum, Gold and Silver(and ranking games) = 3
  • # of Weekends playoffs for Bronze(and ranking games) = 2
  • Total # of teams = 116 teams
  • Number of Divisions = 4 (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze)
  • Number of groups in each division for RR1 = 4 (A, B,C,D) in Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
  • Number of groups in each division for RR2 = 7 in Platinum, Gold, Silver and 8 in Bronze.

OFF weekends

  • Labor Day -  Weekend of September 1st, 2018

Format and Other Details

  • Please check the final divisions and groups for FO 2018 below. The teams have been placed in divisions based on the final ranking after RS 2018 and incorporating the promotion and relegation, and are placed in zigzag order to form 4 groups for P,G,S & Bronze Division.
  • At the end of the season, based on points and DRR,
  • Bottom 8 teams from Gold and Silver will be relegated to the immediate lower division (gold to silver and silver to bronze)
  • Top 8 teams from lower divisions will be promoted to immediate higher division (bronze to silver, silver to gold and gold to platinum).
  • Please refer to Relegation and Promotion Section for more details.
  • Maximum number of games per team (including Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals or ranking games) will be 12 to 13 games.
  • This tournament will be a regular 20 Overs format. 
  • Umpiring - All games will have 2 umpires
  • Once the Round Robin games (RR) are completed, CoLA will evaluate (and will have the sole discretion to decide) if there is any need for buffer weekends.
  • If we do have an official Buffer Weekend then umpiring is mandatory on that weekend.
  • Every player in the playing eleven MUST be registered and sign the insurance waiver online on the CricBay website. If a person has not signed the waiver, he will not be allowed to participate in any CricBay scheduled games.
  • Please refer to the rulebook for details about what to do when we have disrupted games
  • All teams will end up sending at least one umpire for the Pre-Quarters ( in case of P,G & S), Quarters and Semi-Finals weekend.  Semi-Finals will be umpired by teams that lost the Quarters and Finals may be umpired by the losing team from Semi Finals or by teams that will be picked by CoLA based on umpiring stats or past final appearances. Some assignments might be picked based on abandoned games and if not, randomly.

Rankings and Grouping

CricBay Fall Open Season 2018 ranking are based on the final ranking of 2018 Regular Season followed by relegation and promotion. New teams registered for the season will be at the bottom, ranked in the order they registered (paid the registration fee). Teams are grouped in a zigzag manner based on their rank, which is the standard way of placing teams in groups.

PLATINUM
Chennai 94086 Synergy CC Challengers CC Beats XI
Centurions Daredevils Hattrickers Seamers
Warriors Raging Bulls Rebels Fighting Broncos
Spartans Mavericks i11 Immortals
Daakus Super Chargers 007 Extreme
Thunderbolt Tigers RCB Phoenix Chargers
Aryans Dynamites Devils Stars
GOLD
Jaathre Boys Talons Crusaders Machis
Shockers Nemesis Absolute Champs
DesiBoyz Snipers Stanford Renegades
WCW Panthers Youngistan Weekenders
Seals Terminators Steelers Eagles
Yuva Yorkers Raiders Top Guns
Sharks Fire Falcons iPlay Viptela
SILVER
Dark Knights SoupBoyz Kuchh Bhi Cupertino Champions
California Kings Lords XI Dazzlers Falcons
Super Heroes Warlords Pinch Hitters Singhams
Googlys Gladiators Rockers Hotshots
SCC Tornadoes AllSTARS Syndicate Invaders
Beamers Nighthawks Stags BraveHearts
Rogues MCC PlayPals iCricketers
BRONZE
Hawks Santa Clara United Friends Revengers
Blasters Sunnyvale Misfits Strikers Ludicrous
Wolf Pack Valley Thunders Kingfishers Rising Stars
Cali Lions Outlaws 11 Fremontiers BlackCaps
East Indies Elite Thunders The Wild Bunch
CSK Stunners Feniks Bolts
Batmen Vikings Intrepids Fremont Fireworks CC
Indian Champs California Knights Alpha Lions Legends

Round Robin 1 (RR-1)- Platinum, Gold and Silver

  • 28 teams in each division will be divided into 4 groups, 7 teams in each group.
  • Each team will play 6 matches within their group and will be assigned 1 weeks of umpiring over the first 7 weeks.
  • PGS division RR1 will finish in 7 weeks.

Round Robin 1 (RR-1) - Bronze

  • The 32 teams in Bronze division will be divided into 4 groups, 8 teams in each group.
  • Each team will play 7 matches within their group and will umpire on one weekend over the first 8 weeks.
  • Bronze RR1 will finish in 8 weeks.

Round Robin 2 (RR-2)- Platinum, Gold and Silver

  • After first round robin, 28 teams will be re-ranked based on points and DRR of 6 matches in RR1.
  • The newly ranked 28 teams will be divided into 7 groups, 4 teams in each group placed in zigzag order.
  • Points and DRR from first 6 games will be retained.
  • Each team will play 3 matches within their group and will be assigned 1 weeks of umpiring over the next 4 weeks.
  • PGS division’s RR2 will end in 4 weeks.

Round Robin 2 (RR-2)- Bronze

  • After first round robin, 32 teams will be re-ranked based on points and DRR of 7 matches.
  • The newly ranked 32 teams will be divided into 8 groups, 4 teams in each group placed in zigzag order.
  • Points and DRR from first 7 games will be retained.
  • Each team will play 3 matches within their group and will be assigned 1 weeks of umpiring over the next 4 weeks.
  • Bronze division’s RR2 will end in 4 weeks.
  • All teams will be re-ranked based on points and DRR of RR1 as well as RR2. After re-ranking top 8 teams will qualify for Quarters.
  • Please note, topper of the respective group will not be considered as criteria for quarters qualification.

PlayOffs (Pre-Quarter Finals)/Ranking Games- Platinum, Gold and Silver

  • After both round robins, all teams will be re-ranked based on aggregate points and aggregate DRR from 9 games and top 16 teams will play pre-quarter final
  • The teams that qualified for playoff will play each other using the format where A1 plays A16, A2 plays A15 and so on.
  • Bottom 12 teams will play ranking game. This is how the games will be held. Ranked 17-22 will play against each other (17 vs 22, 18 vs 21, 19 vs 20). Ranked 23-28 will play against each other (23 vs 28, 24 vs 27, 25 vs 26).
  • Every team will play and send one umpire for the QF and SF weekends.

Quarterfinals/SemiFinals/Ranking games - Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze

  • Quarter-Final Weekend:
    • After Round-Robin 2 in Bronze, 32 teams are re-ranked based on 10 game points and DRR. Top 8 will be selected for QF.
    • 8 winners of Pre-Quarters in Platinum, Gold and Silver will be re-ranked based on points and DRR from all previous games.(10 games)
    • Rank 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5 will have the QF scheduled in all 4 divisions.
    • Rest of the teams will be re-ranked based on points and DRR of all previous games. They will play a ranking game as below:
    • P,G & S - Top 10 teams will play against each other (rank 9 vs 18, 10 vs 17, 11 vs 16 and so on). Bottom 10 teams will play against each other (rank 19 vs 28, 20 vs 27 and so on)
    • Bronze - Top 12 teams will play against each other (rank 9 vs 20, 10 vs 19, 11 vs 18 and so on). Bottom 12 teams will play against each other (rank 21 vs 32, 22 vs 31 and so on)
    • All teams will play and umpire the same weekend.
  • Semi-Final Weekend:
    • Winners of QF will be ranked based on points and DRR of all previous 11 games. They will play semi final as 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3.
    • Quarter-finals losing teams will be re-ranked along with the rest of the teams and play ranking game. Please note, they WILL NOT BE placed at the top of the ranking games.
    • P,G & S - Top 12 teams will play against each other (rank 5 vs 16, 6 vs 15, 7 vs 14 and so on). Bottom 12 teams will play against each other (rank 17 vs 28, 18 vs 27 and so on)
    • Bronze - Top 14 teams will play against each other (rank 5 vs 18, 6 vs 17, 7 vs 16 and so on). Bottom 14 teams will play against each other (rank 19 vs 32, 20 vs 31 and so on)
    • All teams will play and umpire the same weekend.

Promotion and Relegation -

  • At the end of the tournament, Semi Finalist will stay in top 4 and remaining teams will be ranked based on Points and DRR from the ENTIRE tournament
    • Final’s winner will be placed as rank 1 and runner up as rank 2 in respective division.  
    • Semi- final losing teams will be placed as 3 and 4 according to points and DRR of entire tournament (12 games).
  • The four semi finalists and next 4 teams after the final ranking (points and DRR of the entire tournament) of the Gold will be promoted to Platinum. Silver and Bronze divisions will be promoted to the next higher division.
    • In case of tie in points and DRR, higher ranked team at the start of the tournament will be promoted.
  • The bottom 8 teams (after the final ranking) from Platinum, Gold and Silver will be relegated to next lower division.
    • In case of tie in points and DRR, lower ranked team at the start of the tournament will be relegated.

Trophies and Awards

  • POM awards for Semi-Finals and Finals of all divisions.
  • Top Batsman, Top Bowler, Top Wicket Keeper and Top Fielder awards (Only one top player in every category) for EACH DIVISION.
  • 2 MVP awards. One across Platinum and Gold and one across Silver and Bronze based on stats till RR2 of the Bronze division and pre-quarters of PGS. (10 games)
  • Champions and Runners up trophies for all divisions separately (P/G/S/B)
  • 16 medals each for ALL finalists in every division.
  • Career Milestone awards for individuals (if any)

Withdrawal by a team

Starting 2018, here are the rules for teams bailing out.

  1. Team withdraws before start of tournament - If they opt to come back next season, they will start in Bronze
  2. Team withdraws after schedule is out without playing a game -  We will lock the team, levy a penalty fee depending on # games (ex - 14*40 = $560)- Once penalties are paid, team will be unlocked & players are free to transfer to other team during same tournament- Next season, they will start in Bronze
  3. Team withdraws after playing (2,3 or n) number of games - We will lock the team, collect full ground fees for remaining games. They are required to fill any remaining umpiring assignments.- Once penalties are paid, players are free to transfer to other team if they have played only one game (same rules for transfer)- Next season, they will start in Bronze 

Abandoned Games

  • A game is considered Abandoned only when it is deemed impractical to complete the game, in spite of the best efforts by all involved to complete the game, due to unforeseen circumstances or weather . Please refer to CricBay Handbook for further clarification.
  • For all interrupted games,  Duckworth-Lewis Method will be used to get the result for the game. DLS kicks in after 5 overs of team batting second.
  • For ABANDONED weekends (due to rains), CoLA may designate some weekends, on an ad-hoc basis, as buffer weekends. CoLA reserves the right to change the dates, the grounds, the umpiring assignments and the overall timeline of the tournament. CoLA’s decisions are binding on the playing and the umpiring teams. CoLA will be very fair and reasonable to all teams while making these adjustments.
  • If for some reason, CoLA just cannot reschedule a game due to a variety of considerations, (including the unreasonable extension of tournament end date) both teams get 2 points each and 0 DRR
  • Teams may choose to play their "abandoned" games on the "Off" weekends  listed above (or any other weekend) , but it has to be mutually agreed upon by both playing teams. CoLA needs to be notified by raising a ticket of such a reschedule and the game result immediately following the game. While CoLA requests the umpiring teams to umpire the game, it is not mandatory for the umpiring teams to umpire on an off weekend unless the game was scheduled by CoLA. In this case the two playing teams need to proceed with the game without neutral umpires.

Contact CricBay Volunteers

CoLA VolunteersCoRA Volunteers
  • For all Schedule & Ground related issues by filing a ticket for CoLA.
  • You can find the contact information for CoLA volunteers here
  • Note: All CricBay rule related questions to be directed to CoRA volunteers, not CoLA. and Call Volunteers only during game days.. File tickets all other times.
  • For all Rule Related issues, file a ticket for CoRA..
  • On game days, if you need to contact the volunteers, you can find contact information for CoRA volunteers here
  • Note: If any of the CoRA volunteers involved in the game in question, they should be excused from making any rule related decisions on the field.

Sheshu Shenoy [Aryans CC]

Posted on:22 July 2018

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