Entering in its 7th year, we have 28 teams that challenge for top spots in a 7 Tier league. We offer all levels of play.
Tier 2 – Top 2 go up and Bottom 1 go down to Tier 3
Tier 3 – Top 1 goes up – Bottom 1 go down to Tier 4
Tier 4 – Top 1 goes up and Bottom 1 go down to Tier 5
Tier 5 – Top 1 goes up and Bottom 1 go down to Tier 6
Tier 6 – Top 1 goes up and Bottom 2 go down to Tier 7
Tier 7 – Top 2 go up
|September 20, 2011||First night of play|
|December 13, 2011||Last night before Christmas break|
|March 13, 2012||March break|
|April - May 2012||TBA Playoffs|
All players must be registered on a team roster.
A player may only be registered on one team throughout the league for the duration of the season.
There is a maximum of 15 players allowed on the roster at one time.
Teams can only use players on their own team list.
* Playoff eligibility:
Players must play a minimum of 12 matches to qualify for playoffs.
Sign in sheets must be completed before game time.
Final rosters must be completed by the mid-season specified date.
A minimum of 5 players must be present to qualify by scheduled start time.
* Each team has a 5 minute grace/warm up time at the beginning of their 65 minute allotted time.
After 5 minutes the first game is defaulted.
After another 10 minutes the second game is defaulted and the third game will be defaulted after another 15 minutes.
The exception is the first match at 06:30 where the first default is 10 minutes.
|Start time and warm up||6:35 – 6:40||7:40-7:45||8:45-8:50|
|Default 1st game||6:50||7:50||8:55|
|Default 2nd game||7:00||8:00||9:05|
There must be a minimum of 2 women.
If a player is missing (male or female) the full ghost rule applies.
The missing player holds their place throughout the rotation (including front row) and loses serve in back row.
This includes forfeiting the point on the side out.
At any given time a team may have a maximum of 4 females or 3 males.
Teams not fielding a minimum of 5 players will forfeit their games.
If they forfeit the match a $25 fine will be levied and paid to the team defaulted against.
* If a team has 4 defaults using up their $100 bond, they will need to replenish their bond in full before their next game.
Spike serves allowed.
Substitutions are allowed: 1 for 1.
* No maximum serve restrictions.
We reserve the right to re-instate this rule at a later date to the lower tiers if required.
We are currently using the 1 toss/8 second rule for serves.
Regular OVA rules will apply.
How Play and Tiering Works
There are 7 tiers each consisting of 4 teams.
After you have played all the teams in your tier the previous 3 weeks' results will be tabulated and teams will be ranked 1 through 4 within the tier.
The top team will move up a tier and the bottom will move down.
There will be a realignment and change of schedule every 3 weeks.
Please ensure that you have 2 email contacts to share this information with your team.
It will also be posted on the website.
* Each week of play will consist of 1 match: 3 games from 0-25, 27 point cap.
If there are less than 20 minutes left to play at the start of the 3rd game then the game will be played from 0-21, 21 pt cap.
* Matches are 1 hour long plus a 5 minute warm-up time.
Start times are 6:35, 7:40, 8:45. 1 X 30 second timeout per game per team.
The league will start in September and consist of 26 weeks of tiered play followed by 2 weeks of playoffs.
Please see details under dates.
All OVA rules apply including misconducts and carding.
If a yellow card is presented, the player will be fined $25.
This fine must be paid before the player can play the following game.
If a red card is presented, the player will be permanently disqualified from any further play in the league.
Any disputes can be appealed in writing and will be reviewed by the referee and OuttaHand.
Will take place April and May.
Within each tier, team finishing 1st will play 4th and 2nd will play 3rd. Same format as during pool play.
The winners of each match will play the following week – best of 3 match, 25 point games no cap.
The teams will be ranked 1-28. The first playdate and 1 of the worst ones will be deleted. An average of the rest of the rankings will determine your total ranking for the playoffs.
Prizes will be determined at a later date.
Weekly sponsorship prizes
Each week, the team with the best point ratio within the tier will be awarded a snack platter at our local sponsor the Goose and Firkin at York Mills & Leslie St. (1875 Leslie Street)
Please note that a minimum purchase applies to the application of the team card platters. Present your card to your server at the time you are seated to confirm it's validity.
A 8th platter will rotate through the tiers to the last placed team.
Are not mandatory, however if you wish to order team uniforms, there will be a discount offered for teams participating in the league.
Check out the listing below or visit the Players Forum to sign up!