Please Note: There were errors for Women’s A Grade on the MyTeam website – they have been fixed now. Please double check it.
There have been a few changes to the draw for Women’s B Grade – I have swapped this round with the next round. Please check the draw carefully.
The online draw has been updated – and also shows the byes for each round as well now.
The results have been updated – I have made a change to the way we handle byes, and they are now counted as points. This means we will no longer use the average method to calculate the rankings for each division. I don’t think this is a perfect system still, but I think it will be easier for people to follow. Part of the reason for this is that the previous scoring method did not discourage teams from waiting until 2 or 3 weeks before joining the competition, which has started to become an issue.
At the moment the results are formatted for viewing on phones – I will be adding a larger display in the future, but for the moment it is on the smaller side. You can click on your team name and it will show a list of your matches with the result for each one. At some stage I will add the ability to click on those results and show a detailed match result, but it isn’t available just yet.
If you have any concerns regarding this change – now is the time to talk to me about it. I realise it is very late in the season to be publishing the results and making changes to the scoring system, I am asking everyone for patience as the changes are being made to try and improve things in the long term, not just for this season.
Awards Night & X-Mas Party
Our awards night will be held on the 16th of November at the South Toowoomba Bowls Club.
Once again TVA will subsidise the costs so it will only cost you $20 for adults and $15 for children. This will cover you for a roast meal and barefoot bowls – hopefully the weather is better this year and we can get on the greens. Tickets will be available soon – and will be required to enter the function. All senior trophies will be presented at the awards night.
There are a couple of changes to the draw that was available online (which was updated on Monday morning).
Hawks Old Girls are unavailable this week, so I have made a couple of changes to the Women’s A Grade matches, so please check the draw carefully.
I know I said they would be online by now, but I have had a few setbacks that I have been working most of the weekend on – anybody that really wants to be bored with the intricacies of database design for a half an hour is quite welcome to come and ask me about it. Before you do, you might want to give some thought to how to go about recording match results for a round robin social competition (Business League), a 5 set unlimited time (which means a variable number of completed sets) round robin competition (Premier League), a tournament with pools and repechages (Clash of the Titans) and then throw in a 1 day competition with random teams (Volley4’s)! I had most of this was already figured out, but making it all work was another thing altogether.
I should be entering the actual results tonight after work.
Thanks for your patience.
Welcome back, I hope everyone enjoyed the break.
I am hoping to get the results finished and online tonight – it’s pretty close to being updated, but I am travelling in daylight savings stricken NSW at the moment so I might not get it finished before volleyball tomorrow night – I should get it finished off at volleyball though.
Training starts tonight for the Good Neighbour tournament in Canberra, so if you are interested in playing for the Titans, this is a great opportunity to be part of a really enjoyable tournament.
Good Neighbour Tournament
When: Fly out Friday 23rd of November to compete on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November,
Where: Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport
Estimated Cost: $450 – $550 each for flights and accommodation
1st Payment of $150 due Friday the 12th of October so we can book flights and accommodation in the first week of October.
2nd payment of $150 due: Friday 26th of October
3rd payment of $150 due: Friday 9th of November
Training will start on the 8th of October.
This week is the last week before the 2 week break.
Round 8 will be on the 9th of October.
If you haven’t paid yet, this is the last week for regular payments. Penalty fees will apply after this week. School invoices will be sent out this week.
If you haven’t paid yet, please check out the Fees page – there are several examples and Frequently asked Questions at the bottom of the page to help you work out how much you owe.
Any players taking the court after the break that haven’t paid will result in a forfeit for their team.
Results should be online this week, and I’m still waiting on some senior teams to get their team lists sorted out.
I’m catching up on paperwork at the moment – invoices for schools will be going out this week.
The link goes to a pdf file you can download, hopefully most of you are looking on the MyTeam site.
At the moment, the MyTeam site doesn’t show the byes, or allow you to download it – both of which I am working on.
I am also working on processing current payments, results and electronic scoring at the moment – please make sure your team lists are online so we can process all the payments easily.
I have finished the draw for the remainder of the season. Given we had 3 new teams joining this week (1 of them late on Sunday afternoon), it has been quite an effort to get the draw completed and all of the duties balanced as much as possible.
I am updating the MyTeam page with both the Premier League Draw and the Business League Draw but it may be after lunch on Monday before I can get everything working uploaded and working ok.
The draw for this week is available to download.
Downlands have a huge 12 teams in the competition this season, but unfortunately they cannot make it this week, so the draw is a lot smaller as a result!
The draw can also be seen on the Premier League Draw page. (So can the Business League Draw.) Last week it required you to be logged in, and when you were logged in, it looked pretty ordinary on a mobile phone. This has been fixed now and it would be great if people could check it out and let me know if your phone has a problem displaying the draw. Hint: Swiping left and right can change the current round and the currently displayed court.
This Monday night is the last time you can pay the ‘Early Payment’, after Tuesday it will the Regular Payment – which is $70 for adults ($100 for both nights). If you didn’t play in Season 1, then you will also need to pay the VQ Registration fee (an extra $40).
I have switched the MyTeam website so you can add yourself to your team. Team captains can you please ask all of your team to sign up to the MyTeam website, this is for both registration (insurance) and electronic scoring. If they are already registered, then ask them to Join your team, if you haven’t added them already. It will become a requirement to play in the future, so everyone needs to sign up AND register. Please let me know if you are having trouble registering – the Contact form at the bottom of the website works well.
At the moment, joining a team may create duplicates which you can just ignore for the moment. One of the reason’s for this is that we are have to protect personal information so I have been trying to make sure we don’t leak that information to people who are not registered or who have just signed up and are not known to you. This creates some issues where the team ‘owner’ doesn’t know everyone’s email addresses. The email address is how we uniquely identify you on the system. I have some ideas on this, but in the short term it may produce some issues such as duplicates.
I am also putting those team lists onto tablets for scoring – yes, I am still trying to get this happening! This means you can’t just delete players as there may be a record of them taking the court in a match. Again, I have ways to deal with this, but in the first instance I would like to have it working and make it more user friendly second.
I am slowly adding functionality to the MyTeam website – the team editor should be working better now. Personal information is being restricted to the individual – except for email addresses, which are being restricted to the team captains and managers. Cheryl and I have some better tools for checking out the online team lists for Premier League and Business League, and the draw is now showing as a page not a pdf – even on mobiles.
There is a draw editor that had to be made to put the draw up on the website. There is also a payment system to process all the online and cash payments – it just isn’t hooked up to the front page as yet. Next up will be the electronic scoring, and then updating MyTeam to show your next match when you login – which should be particularly useful for our School teams.
There is a notification system in the works to send you an email the day before your match – maybe even txt messages if we can find a cheap provider. I haven’t forgotten about online payments – but the goal of this system is to mainly to stop me from having to type in 300 registration forms by hand and process 24 match results including 48 team lists every week… so the electronic scoring comes first.
Thanks for your patience – I am so looking forward to when the system makes all this easier for us all.
Here is next week’s draw, after which I should have the season draw
Don’t forget to pay your fees this week for the earlybird discount. Any team that has had a bye may
have an extra week to pay.
Hopefully uniforms are being organised as I will be introducing a bonus point system for those teams in uniform.
This will come into play after round 4 so that gives you time to find something.
I am still looking for a B grade woman and one or two C grade men so if you know some-one keen to play let me know.
Ct 1 7pm Beard of Bees v Choccy Milk (Diggy Balls)
8pm Diggy Balls v Rolling Thunder (Choccy Milk)
Ct 2 7pm Sharks v Tipsies (I’d Hit That)
8pm Spikos v Chicken Orientals (Sharks)
Ct 3 7pm Avengers v SwingandaMiss (Newton Dragons)
8pm 50 Shades of Blue v Newton Dragons (SwingandaMiss)
Ct 4 7pm NeoTokyo Walruses v Can’t Spike It (Synergy)
8pm Synergy v I’d Hit That (MashUps)
Ct 5 7pm Volleybrawlers v MashUps (Soggy Biscuits)
8pm Apocalypse Fight Club v Soggy Biscuits (Volleybrawlers)
Ct 6 7pm Smackin’ Aces v NeoTokyo Weedles (SpikeTyson)
8pm Spike Tyson v Excel Achievers (Smackin Aces)
Ct 7 7pm Mixed Nuts v Ballers (Excel Achievers)
BYE Wasted Potential