MTOC - 2022 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, as to what teams make the playoffs and how the BAYS representatives are determined.  The Playoff Committee, chaired by the BAYS first 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

Leagues Committee has established the Dates for MTOC 2022 as Friday June 24, 2022 through Sunday June 26, 2022

May 2022 - Wildcards drawn

  •        BAYS has its guaranteed slots in both Boys and Girls,
  •        Grade 6 Div 1 & Div 2, Grade 8  Div 1 & Div 2, Grade 11 Div 1 & Div 2, Grade 12/PG(Post-Graduate) Div 1. 
  •        Note this year - MTOC combined the Grade 12 and PG into one slot which effectively makes it a PG slot  
  •        2022 Wildcards for BAYS are Boys Gr 6 D1, Girls Gr 8 D2 & Boys 11 D1 

March 2022 - BAYS Placement Committee places the teams and determines the format of the playoffs for Grade 6 & Grade 8

April 2022 - HS - Grade 11, Grade 12/PG structure and playoff format established

May 11, 2022 (Wednesday) - BAYS Roster Freeze Date for all MTOC sections.  

May 2022 - playoff grid including dates established

June 12, 2022 (Sunday) Any ties requiring single game play in game to resolve will be played (Grade 6 & 8).  If multiple (e.g three way or higher) game 1 of the series will be Sunday and subsequent games will be at the discretion of the playoff committee

June 2022 BAYS Playoffs begin the week of June 13.

June 2022 MTOC.  Group phase is Friday June 24 and Saturday June 25.  Semi-Final and Final matches June 26. Schedule with fields and times will be released before the tournament.  The bulk if not all the games will be at the State fields at Progin Park in Lancaster 

2022 BAYS Playoff Qualifying Teams (see PDF (click here) for tie breaking rules and further details):

Spring 2022 BAYS Playoff Scenarios

Age/Grade

Composition

Playoff Seeds

Bracket

No Wildcard

With Wildcard

B Gr6 D1

1 x 6 (A)

A Winner Seed 1

A Runner up Seed 2

1 v 2

Winner 1v2

Seed 1 Reg

Seed 2 Wildcard

B Gr6 D2

5 x 6 (A-E)

A Winner Seed 1

A Runner up Seed 2

B Winner Seed 3

C Winner Seed 4

D Winner Seed 5

E Winner Seed 6

Semi Final 1

1 v (4v5 winner)

 

Semi Final 2

2 v (3v6 winner)

Winner of SF1 v SF2

SF1 winner Reg

 

SF2 winner Wildcard

G Gr 6 D1

2x4 (A1, A2)

A1 Winner Seed 1

A1 Runner up Seed 2

A2 Winner Seed 3

A2 Runner up Seed 4

See Note 1

Semi Final 1

1 v 4

 

Semi Final 2

2 v 3

Winner of SF1 v SF2

SF1 winner Reg

 

SF2 winner Wildcard

G Gr 6 D2

4 x 6 (A-D)

A Winner Seed 1

A Runner up Seed 2

B Winner Seed 3

C Winner Seed 4

D Winner Seed 5

Semi Final 1

1 v (4v5 winner)

 

Semi Final 2

2 v 3

Winner of SF1 v SF2

SF1 winner Reg

 

SF2 winner Wildcard

B Gr 8 D1 

2x4 (A1, A2)

A1 Winner Seed 1

A1 Runner up Seed 2

A2 Winner Seed 3

A2 Runner up Seed 4

See Note 1

Semi Final 1

1 v 4

 

Semi Final 2

2 v 3

Winner of SF1 v SF2

SF1 winner Reg

 

SF2 winner Wildcard

B Gr 8 D2

6 x 6 (A-F)

A Winner Seed 1

A Runner up Seed 2

B Winner Seed 3

C Winner Seed 4

D Winner Seed 5

E Winner Seed 6

F Winner Seed 7

Semi Final 1

1 v (4v5 winner)

 

Semi Final 2

(2 v 7 winner)

       v

 (3 v 6 winner)

Winner of SF1 v SF2

SF1 winner Reg

 

SF2 winner Wildcard

G Gr 8 D1

1 x 6 (A)

A Winner Seed 1

A Runner up Seed 2

1 v 2

Winner 1v2

Seed 1 Reg

Seed 2 Wildcard

G Gr 8 D2 

5 x 6 (A-E)

A Winner Seed 1

A Runner up Seed 2

B Winner Seed 3

C Winner Seed 4

D Winner Seed 5

E Winner Seed 6

Semi Final 1

1 v (4v5 winner)

 

Semi Final 2

2 v (3v6 winner)

Winner of SF1 v SF2

SF1 winner Reg

 

SF2 winner Wildcard

Spring 2022 High School BAYS Playoff Scenarios

Age/Grade

Composition

Playoff Seeds

Bracket

No Wildcard

With Wildcard

B Gr11 D1

2 x 3 (A1, A2) A1 Winner Seed 1
A2 Winner Seed 2
 1 v 2   Winner 1 v 2 Tiebreakers used
Winner - Regular
Loser - Wildcard

B Gr11 D2

3 - 2x3
 (A1, A2,      B1, B2,       C1, C2)

Winner of each 3 team section makes playoffs
A1 Winner Seed a
A2 Winner Seed b
B1 Winner Seed c
B2 Winner Seed d
C1 Winner seed e
C2 Winner seed f
See Note 3

SF 1
1 v (winner 4v5)

SF 2
2 v (winner 3v6)

Winner of SF1 v SF2

SF1 winner Reg

SF2 winner Wildcard

G Gr 11 D1

1 Team
Walpole
 None None  See Note 2

No Wild Card

G Gr 11 D2

7 teams other than Walpole in 2A and West Roxbury in 12/2A

 11/2A winner Seed 1

West Roxbury Seed 2

if needed 11/2A Runner up seed 3

 See No WIld Card and Wild Card columns

If Walpole qualified in D1:

Winner 1 v 2 to MTOC.

If Walpole D1 not qualified,

Seed 1 as D2 and Seed 2 as D1

If Walpole qualified in D1

Seed 1 to MTOC as regular

Winner 2 v 3 as wildcard

If Walpole not qualified in D1

Seed 1 to MTOC as D2

Seed 2 to MTOC as Wildcard

Seed 3 to MTOC as D1

B Gr 12/PG D1 

 1 x 8 A Winner Seed 1
A Runner up Seed 2
 1 v 2  Winner 1 v 2 A Winner Reg
A Runner up Wildcard

G Gr 12/PG D1

1x8 with 
3 Div 2 and
1 Grade 11 D2

Highest D1 Finisher

Seed 1

Next Highest D1 Finisher Seed 2

 1 v 2  Winner 1 v 2

D1 Top FInisher  Reg
D1 2nd Place Wildcard

 

Notes:

1.  In Division 1 where there are 2 sections of 4 teams and we take two from each section, if one of the sections only has one qualifying seed and there is a tie for second place in the other section, the playoff committee will not use tiebreakers to eliminate a team but will place the losing tiebreak team as the remaining seed.

2.  If Walpole .500 they go as Grade 11 D1.  If not .500 in regular season play counting all games, then the highest D2 seed not already going to MTOC will be offered the D1 slot.

3.  Blind Draw establishes Seed 1 and 2.  
If seed 1 & 2 have the same letter (e.g.B1 & B2) Seed 3 becomes the x1 winner of the highest letter left Seed 4 is x2 winner of the highest letter left.  Seed 5 is the y1 winner of the lower letter left and seed 6 is y2 winner of the lower letter left.