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(PostGraduate) 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 3. Blind Draw establishes Seed 1 and 2.
If seed
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. SemiFinal 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 (AE) 
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 (AD) 
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 (AF) 
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 (AE) 
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 
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 SF 2 
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

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.
Note 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.
If seed 1 and 2 have different letters  the sections that have both x1 and x2 not as seed 1 or 2  x1 winner becomes seed 3 and x2 winner becomes seed 4. The highest letter not seeded 14 becomes seed 5 and the remaining winner becomes seed 6.