MTOC - 2019 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

Leagues Committee established the Dates for MTOC 2019 as Friday June 28, 2019 through Sunday June 30, 2019

April 2019 - Wildcards drawn

  •        BAYS has its guaranteed slots in both Boys and Girls,
  •        Grade 6 Div 1 & Div 2, Grade 8  Div 1 & Div 2, Grade 10 Div 1 & Div 2, Grade 12/PG(Post-Graduate) Div 1. 
  •        Note this year - MTOC combined the Grade 12 and PG into one slot which effectively makes it a PG slot  
  •        2019 Wildcards for BAYS are Boys Grade 6 Div 2, Girls Grade 8 Div 2, Boys Grade 10 Div 1, Girls Grade PG, Boys Grade PG

March 2019 - BAYS Competition Committee places the teams and determines the format of the playoffs for Grade 6 & Grade 8

April 2019 - HS - Grade 10, Grade 12 and PG structure and playoff format established

May 13, 2019 (Monday) - BAYS Roster Freeze Date for all MTOC sections.  

May 2019 - playoff grid including dates established

June 16, 2019 (Sunday) Any ties requiring single game play in game to resolve will be played (Grade 6 & 8).  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 2019 BAYS Playoffs begin the week of June 17.

June 2019 MTOC.  Group phase is Friday June 28 and Saturday June 29.  Semi-Final and Final matches June 30. Schedule with fields and times will be released before the tournament.  The bulk if not all the games will be at the State fields at Progin Park in Lancaster 

2019 BAYS Playoff Qualifying Teams (see PDF (click here) for tie breaking rules and further details):

G06 Div 1 - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total.

G06 Div 2 - Top 2 teams from Section A  Winner from Section B-E  - 6 seeds total.

B06 Div 1 -  Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total. See Notes

B06 Div 2 - Top 2 teams from Section A..  Winner from Section B-F  - 7 seeds total. Wild Card - two teams advance to MTOC

G08 Div 1 - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total..

G08 Div 2 - Top 2 teams from Section A.  Winner from Section B-F  - 7 seeds total. Wild Card - two teams advance to MTOC

B08 Div 1 - Top 2 teams in the section - 2 seeds total.

B08 Div 2 - Top 2 teams from Section A  Winner from Section C-F  - 7 seeds total.

G10 Div 1 - Top team in A1 to MTOC.

G10 Div 2 - Top D2 team in A1 (unless qualified as winner in A1) and top team in A2 - 2 seeds total. 

B10 Div 1 - Top two teams section  to MTOC. Wild Card - two teams advance to MTOC

B10 Div 2 - Top two teams in A, top team in B1, B2, C1 & C2 -  6 seeds total.

GPG Div 1 - Top  team in A1 & A2 to MTOC. Wild Card - two teams advance to MTOC

BPG Div 1 - Top two teams in A & B - 4 seeds total. Wild Card - two teams advance to MTOC

Notes:

1.  In Division 1 where there are 2 sections of 4 teams and we take two from each section, if one of the sections only has one qualifying seed and there is a tie for second place in the other section, the playoff committee will not use tiebreakers to eliminate a team but will place the losing tiebreak team as the remaining seed.