## MTOC - 2015 Playoff Qualifications

MTOC is an acronym for Massachusetts Tournament of Champions. It is an end of the season championship for all the town based leagues in Massachusetts of which BAYS is one of the ten. See below for the time line and detailed information. The pdf links (when posted) are the specifications, approved by the BAYS Competition Committee as to what teams make the playoffs and how the BAYS representatives are determined. The Playoff Committee, chaired by the BAYS first VP will determine the specific dates and venues for the playoffs. Look here for the playoff information as it is determined.

**MTOC Playoff Qualification Grid**

*Timeline*

February 2015 - Wildcards drawn and dates of MTOC tournament established

BAYS has its guaranteed slots in both Boys and Girls,

U-12 Div 1, U-12 Div 2, U-14 Div 1, U-14 Div 2, U-16 Div 1, U-16 Div 2, U-18 Div 1, U-19 div 1.

2015 Wildcards for BAYS are GU-12 Div 2, BU-14 Div 1 (At the April LC meeting, BAYS gave back the GU-16 Div 1 wild card and obtained the BU-14 Div 1.)

March 2015 - BAYS Competition Committee places the teams and determines the format of the playoffs for U-12 & U-14

April 2015 - HS - U-16, U-18 and U-19 structure and playoff format established

May 2015 - playoff grid including dates established

May 27, 2015 (Wednesday) Roster Freeze Date for MTOC rosters. Last day to file a roster for MTOC eligible teams. Last day for High School age teams with oversized rosters to file an MTOC only roster with a maximum of 18. Last day for U-12 and U-14 teams to file MTOC only roster (taking off players unable to attend MTOC and adding players from lower teams). Note that the filing of MTOC only rosters does NOT affect the roster being used for the entire regular season.

June 14. 2015 (Sunday) Any ties requiring single game play in game to resolve will be played. If multiple (e.g three way or higher) game 1 of the series will be Sunday and subsequent games will be at the discretion of the playoff committee

June 2015 BAYS Playoffs begin the week of June 15 (tentative)

June 2015 MTOC. Group phase is Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27 or Saturday June 27. Semi-Final and Final matches after group phase is completed. All games are at the State Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster MA.

**2015 BAYS Playoff Qualifying Teams (see PDF for tie breaking rules and further details):**

**GU-12 Div 1** - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total.

**GU-12 Div 2** - Winner and runner up from Sec A, winner from other sections - 8 seeds total - 2 slots available - Wild Card

**BU-12 Div 1** - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total - see notes

**BU-12 Div 2** - Winner and runner up from Sec A, winner of other sections - 8 seeds total

**GU-14 Div 1** - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total

**GU-14 Div 2** - Winner and runner up from 2A & 2B, winner from other sections - 8 seeds total

**BU-14 Div 1** - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total - see notes - 2 slots available - Wild Card

**BU-14 Div 2** - Winner and runner up from Sec A, winner from other sections - 8 seeds total

**GU-16 Div 1** - Top team goes to MTOC - see notes.

**GU-16 Div 2** - Top team in each section - 2 seeds total - see notes.

**BU-16 Div 1** - Top team goes to MTOC - see notes.

**BU-16 Div 2** - Top team from A1 and A2 and top 2 teams from 2B - 4 seeds total - see notes.

**GU-18 & GU-19 **- Top two teams go to MTOC unless both U-19 - see notes.

**BU-18 & BU-19** -Top two teams go to MTOC unless both U-19 - see notes.