You should now be able to report your scores online if you wish. The issue with the date changes of matches has been fixed.
Please check your schedule on the web site as there have been a few teams that have dropped out and decided not to play the rest of the season. Those matches are now BYEs.
All bars in St. Louis City and County will be allowed to reopen June 8 with some restrictions. The MVDO Board has decided to resume league play the week of June 15. This will allow us to complete the Spring season schedule in time for a normal start of the Fall season. All team captains will receive an email this week from MVDO President Dave Madison (which will include all the other captains in your division) to discuss various details of restarting. We are aware just because bars can reopen it doesn't mean they all will. And just because we are starting league back up, we are aware some teams and/or players may not want to come back and finish the season for a variety of reasons. We get that and it will all be addressed in the email you receive this week. So watch for the email. If you don't have an email on file with the league you will receive a text or phone call.
So here is the plan to complete the Spring season:
If any teams wish to drop out and not complete the season they may do so without penalty. This can be addressed in the email sent later in the week. But feel free to contact Dave Madison or Chuck Solinski if you already know your team will be dropping. If a team drops you will not be refunded your MVDO dues (and for that matter if you haven't paid them yet you still owe your dues). If a team drops we will do all we can to replace the team but if that is not possible then the team will be removed from the schedule. Bar fees will be adjusted by 1/3 if a team drops.
Subs - because we are aware some players may not want to return to finish the season because they do not feel safe or comfortable or because of a work schedule change or whatever, you may replace them on your roster. We will not hold any teams to the roster limit of 4 or 8. You must declare which player(s) is being replaced and that player cannot come back and play later in the season or playoffs. And your sub must still follow the rating rules of not being more than 20 points above the division rating.
If your home bar is not reopening yet or at all we will address that in the group emails.
Plaques - Once the Spring season is completed all the division winning teams and City Champions will be contacted and they will decide if they want a plaque or a $10 Hotshots gift card for winning. Arrangements will be made to pick up the plaques or gift cards. There will not be a Spring Trophy presentation or blind draw this season.
Fall season Registration will take place as normal with the Fall season starting the week of August 17. There will not be a preseason captains meeting. Packets will be dropped off at the bars. More information to follow.
We are glad to be back but we do not want anyone to feel uncomfortable about starting back up. This is obviously a unique situation and we are all doing the best we can to navigate it. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Unfortuantely we have to officially announce the cancellation of this year's Midwest Summer Classic that was scheduled for July 17- 19, 2020. While bars and venues are beginning to reopen there is still too much unknown about this virus to take a chance spreading it to any MVDO members or guests that might attend. Not to mention we won't know for sure what restrictions on crowd size and social distancing we would have to account for. So its best to cancel the Midwest Summer Classic for 2020. There are no plans to reschedule the Summer Classic for 2020, because......
Starting in December of 2020 or January of 2021 (not decided yet) - the MVDO will be hosting the Midwest Winter Classic. The Winter Classic will replace the MVDO Open which is held each year in January. The Winter Classic will have traditional events like the Summer Classic open to all players from here in St. Louis area and all over the country but it will also include events that will be for MVDO members only. We will crown our MVDO A, B and C singles champions at the Winter Classic. And there will be B and C only doubles events open to all players, not just MVDO members. More details will follow as we get closer to the Winter Classic. But for now, just know that going forward the MVDO will host two major tournaments a year - The Summer Classic and the Winter Classic.
Here is the 2020 MVDO Executive board:
You can get all their contact info in the Executive Board page.