Thanks to everyone who made it out this week! It’s been a busy week for TOPL, with Adam taking over as president, and the announcement that we’ll be giving away a pinball machine to a league member at the end of 2015. There’s still pinball to be played though, and despite the cold, we’re still playing week after week.
High scores this week went to:
Continue reading Scores and Standings-week 13
As the only person to come forward to fill the vacant position (as detailed here), Adam Becker will now take over as TOPL president, and we will not need to hold an election. Thanks to Adam for volunteering his time again-we’re all looking forward to seeing what you bring to this new role.
The location for the Provincials, and the pingolf open running alongside it, has changed to Luch’s place in Newmarket. Contact Adam Becker if you need the address.
With Chris resigning as president, we need to fill the vacancy. As per the rules, we’re opening up nominations to fill the position. In this case, I will be acting as the CRO (Chief Returning Officer) for the byelection. Any eligible member who wants to run for TOPL president should comment on this post announcing that they want to run. You may also post announcements/updates to the mailing list, Facebook group, or any other place you wish, but the official list of candidates will be determined from the comments to this blog post. Nominations are open immediately, and will close at 11 PM on Monday, February 9, 2015. If, at that time, we have multiple candidates for President, then voting will open on Friday February 13, and close on Friday February 27. The winning candidate will take over as league president until the end of 2015, which is when the next regular TOPL election is scheduled.
We’ve discussed some updates to the TOPL rules to document process and procedures for electing SLOs, removing SLOs, and filling vacancies. The rules page has been updated already, and the relevant sections are shown below. If you have any feedback, or want to discuss these rules further, please use the comments on this post, or contact me directly if you’d rather do so in private.
Elections are carried out by secret ballot online every two calendar years, and correspond with the nearest end of season playoffs. The current SLOs are responsible for appointing a Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to oversee the election. The CRO may not run for an elected position, but may be a current elected SLO should they decide not to run for another elected position or term. The CRO will notify all league members that an election is due at least three weeks before the playoffs of the season the election is happening in. Potential candidates for President, Scorekeeper, or Treasurer will need to make their intent to run for an elected position known no later than one week before the election date, after which voting will be open for a minimum of four days before the playoffs. Members may choose to proxy their votes to another eligible member if they so choose.
Any member who has a valid percentage for either of the two seasons directly preceding the election may vote, and may choose to run for any of the elected positions. Members may not run for more than one position in the same election. There are no limits on the number of terms one member may serve in a position, either consecutively or non-consecutively.
1.4. Removal of an SLO
If a situation arises where an SLO is found to be grossly incompetent, corrupt, or otherwise unfit to continue to perform their function, league membership may force their early removal. A petition signed by 50% of the current or prior season’s active members (i.e. members with valid percentages) presented to the other SLOs will trigger an immediate referendum on removal of the SLO. This will be carried out in the same manner as a regular election, albeit with one of the other SLOs acting as the CRO. The SLO will be removed from their position in the case of a vote in favour of removal by 2/3 of the eligible voters. Should this occur, the remaining SLOs will take over the removed SLO’s duties until a suitable replacement can be found via a byelection. Byelections proceed in the same manner as a regular election, with the exception that the CRO may choose to condense the timeframes in the interest of filling the vacancy more quickly.
If there is less than three months remaining in the current term, the remaining SLOs may choose to appoint a league member to fill a vacancy instead of holding a byelection, however every effort should be made to keep three SLOs active at all times.
If a situation arises where an SLO voluntarily resigns, then the provisions above for a byelection will apply.
Thanks to Eddie for hosting everyone this week, and for keeping everyone well fed as usual. We had one new member join this week, so welcome to Glenn. Even this late in the season it’s not too late to join-remember that the $30 league fee also covers entry into the playoffs as long as you pay before week 15. After that, it’s a $50 entry for the tournament.
Continue reading Scores and standings-week 11
The second annual Ontario Provincial Championship will be taking place in Newmarkey, Ontario on Feb 7th 2015!
In conjunction with this event will be a 9 Hole Pingolf tournament!
This is an objective based tournament which each ball that you play counting as a stroke.
The player with the lowest stroke count at the end of the tournament will win the PCS Pingolf tournament!
Even though this is running in Conjunction with the Ontario PCS, you do not need to be qualified in the PCS in order to attend.
The Pingolf tournament will be the first opportunity to get some WPPR points for the 2015/2016 Ontario PCS!
There will be no limit on how many times you attempt to play in the tournament, but only your lowest total score will count.
Each attempt will be $10
Prizes will be paid out as follows:
1 – 50% of Prize Pool
2 – 25% of Prize Pool
3 – 15% of Prize Pool
4 – 10% of Prize Pool
Machines and objectives are still TBD, but will be published ahead of time.
The event will start at noon on Feb 7th and end 1 hour after the completion of the Ontario PCS.
For more details contact Adam Becker, or check out the facebook page for the event.
Made dinner reservations for Dec 8th Monday @ 6pm on Bayly st , who’s in just show up . Thanks your social director Julie (love boat ) Luch
Thanks to Chris for having everyone out to his place this week! The central location meant a big turnout, so almost all of his games were in league play. It’s also not often that a new pinball machine gets released these days, so the first chance at a new machine is always interesting. While the version of the Walking Dead that we played will probably bear little resemblance to what the “final” game turns out to be, it was still a fun machine with steep ramps and a pretty nasty prison magnet. While we couldn’t put everyone’s league group on the game (since we would have been there until midnight), at least just about everyone had a chance to get a shot at it in free play, and I’m also sure that this won’t be the last time we’re at Frolic’s.
Also, welcome to Mike, who made it out to his first TOPL night this week. Hope to see you out again!
Continue reading Scores and standings-week 4
Thanks again to Nick for having everyone out to his place this week, and to everyone who made it out despite the snow (which was more substantial the further north you got). We also had four new players this week, so welcome to Larry, Peter, Nick, and Eric (who has been out before, but it’s been a while).
Continue reading Scores and Standings-week 3