Due to the snow the area has received, we are pushing the MVDO Board meeting back one week to Feb. 23. at 6 PM at the Stratford Inn. They are inviting any MVDO members that wish to meet any Board members or discuss any league issues to come to the meeting. The meeting will only be one hour long so anyone with league that night can get to their league.
Congratulations to winners of the 2015 MVDO Board elections. And thank you for volunteering your time. Also thank you to those that stepped up and ran but did not win. Thank you all for voting, we had the most voters in years. Looking forward to a great 2015.
Both of the following playoff changes were voted in by the members and will take effect starting in the summer 2015 season.
Also, the members voted overwhelming to do away with the inter divisional City Championships - meaning A teams vs. B teams and B teams vs. C teams. The new MVDO board will discuss this and and make a decision on if and when to implement this. Thank you all for voting.
There are a number of split divisions this season. Split divisions are obviously not what any of us - members or the Board - want to have. The reason we have split divisions is because we do not want to turn players away. We use split divisions when there are not enough (minimum of 4) teams in one particular skill level to form their own division. If we only have 2 or 3 teams in say a Monday A division for instance we do not want to tell those 2 or 3 teams they cannot play so we have a split division with the high B teams. If we turn them away we not only lose players but we lose an average of about $180 revenue per team. Revenue needed to run the league.
And to clear up some misinformation out there if you play in a split division and you are in the lower part of the split it does not negatively affect your rating. In fact it helps your rating. The formula run to calculate your rating at the end of a season is based partly on division rating. However in a split division situation your division rating is not the rating you see in your division name. The division rating is actually the division rating of all the teams in the two split divisions combined. So for instance this season we have a Monday split between A293 and B171. The division rating used to calculate ratings for all those players is actually 206 - the division rating of all the teams combined. So those in the B171 are really playing an A206 division when it comes to your rating. But we don't actually call it that so the teams can still be in the B division and play in the B City playoffs. So as you can see there is no negative affect on your rating if you are in the lower end of a split.
One final note about split divisions if we can increase membership in the league and get more teams involved then split divisions will go away.
For those captains that take advantage of adding your own match results from the Member login, you will now also be able to enter your team's achievements - 180's, 171's, 9 counts, low and high tons, 6 dart 301 games, etc. - for your team. Download instructions here. IMPORTANT - Achievements must be entered before you enter and save your scores (for now we will change this eventually).
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