## MTOC - 2014 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 second 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*

February 2014 - Wildcard draw and dates of MTOC tournament released

BAYS has its guaranteed slots in both Boys and Girls, U-12 Div 1, U-12 Div 2, U-14 Div 1, U-14 Div 2, U-16 Div 1, U-16 Div 2, U-18 Div 1, U-19 div 1. 2014 Wildcards for BAYS are BU-12 Div 1, BU-16 Div 1, GU-12 Div 1 and GU-18

March 2014 - BAYS Competition Committee places the teams and determines the format of the playoffs for U-12 & U-14

April 2014 - HS - U-16, U-18 and U-19 structure and playoff format established

May 2014 - playoff grid including dates established

May 28, 2014 (Wednesday) Roster Freeze Date for MTOC rosters. Last day to file a roster for MTOC eligible teams. Last day for High School age teams with oversized rosters to file an MTOC only roster with a maximum of 18. Last day for U-12 and U-14 teams to file MTOC only roster (taking off players unable to attend MTOC and adding players from lower teams). Note that the filing of MTOC only rosters does NOT affect the roster being used for the entire regular season.

June 15. 2014 (Sunday) Any ties requiring a play in game to resolve will be played

June 2014 BAYS Playoffs begin the week of June 16 (tentative)

June 2014 MTOC. Group phase is Friday June 27 and Saturday June 28. Semi-Final and Final matches on Sunday June 29 All games at the State Fields at Progin Park in Lancaster MA.

**2014 BAYS Playoff Qualifying Teams (see PDF for tie breaking rules and further details):**

**GU-12 Div 1** - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total - 2 slots available

**GU-12 Div 2** - Winner and runner up from Sec A, winner from other sections - 8 seeds total

**BU-12 Div 1** - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total - 2 slots available - see notes

**BU-12 Div 2** - Winner and runner up from Sec A, winner of other sections - 8 seeds total

**GU-14 Div 1** - Top 2 teams in each of the two sections - 4 seeds total

**GU-14 Div 2** - Winner and runner up from 2A, winner from other sections - 8 seeds total

**BU-14 Div 1** - Top 2 teams in the section - 2 seeds total

**BU-14 Div 2** - Winner and runner up from Sec A, winner from other sections - 8 seeds total

**GU-16 Div 1** - Both teams if qualified - 2 seeds total

**GU-16 Div 2** - Top team directly to MTOC - no playoffs unless ties

**BU-16 Div 1** - Top 2 teams directly to MTOC - no playoffs unless 3 or more way tie for first

Note we have a wildcard for this age group

**BU-16 Div 2** - Top team in each section - 2 seeds total

**GU-18 & GU-19 **- All 6 teams enter playoffs if qualified - 6 seeds total

Note we have a wildcard at GU-18

**BU-18 & BU-19** -No playoffs - top 2 teams unless both are U-19 - then top U-19 and top U-18 to MTOC