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Super Series

The Miken Super Series is a series of weekend slo-pitch tournaments to provide Mens A, B, and C, and Womens A and B/C teams an opportunity to play on set weekends, in a consistent and structured Program, earning points to determine annual divisional Super Series Champions.

The Super Series was originally created over 20 years ago in an effort to provide Mens A and Womens A teams an opportunity to compete on a regular basis. Within just a few short years, it grew to be one of the most coveted series by the most elite players in the sport of slo-pitch north of the border, and was expanded to include divisions for Mens C teams, and Womens B/C teams. 

Year after year, the commitment and determination that these teams show to be a part of this Series is legendary, and over 60 mens and womens teams participate nearly every other weekend in the summer in order to vie for the title of Super Series Champion - and even for a shot at competing for Gold at the Senior Men's and Women's Canadian Slo-Pitch Championships!

 

Guidelines

Fee
A Super Series Team Registration fee is $140 + HST ($158.20). Included in the fee is eligilbility for Super Series Events, liability insurance and secondary accident and health insurance coverage for each player. Registration into the Super Series Program must be done through SPO's Registration Centre by April 15, 2018 (if competing on the weekend of April 28-29), or at least 14 days prior to a team's first Miken Super Series Event of the season.

The Entry Fee for each regular Miken Super Series Event for Mens A, B, and C teams will be $425 (including tax). The Entry Fee for Womens A and B/C teams will be $375 (tax included). Entry into each Event must be done through the Registration Centre.

Tournament Entries (including payment) for all Events after the first one, must be received by SPO no later than 3:00 pm on the Friday of the week before an Event. Late entries may be accepted, but are subject to a late penalty fee of $50.

Travel Expenses
Mens A, B, C: $125 from each team's Entry Fee will be designated for Travel Expense prize money. $100 of this will be distributed to the top teams of each Event (as designated in the Super Series Awards Guidelines) and $25 will be used for Travel Expense prize money for the top finishers of the Super Series Championship.

Womens A, B/C: $100 from each team's Entry Fee will be designated for Travel Expense prize money. $75 of this will be distributed to the top teams of each Event and $25 will be used for Travel Expense prize money for the top finishers of the Super Series Championship.

Format
Mens: The tournament format for Events with 6 or more teams will be the SPO modified double-knockout (3-game guarantee).
Womens: For 5 teams or less, the tournament format will be a round robin, 4-game guarantee, page play-off format.

SPO will do the scheduling of all Events. Schedules will be posted on the website no later than the Wednesday prior to the Event.

Umpiring
All Divisions: Two (2) Umpires will be scheduled for each game.

Rosters
You must enter your preliminary Roster by April 15th if participating in the April 28-29 weekend (or no later than 14 days prior to your team's first Event). You will need the Player's name and date of birth to be able to find the appropriate individual in the MRS. Any duplicate Profiles created will be deleted and may affect a Player's eligibility to compete in an Event.

All players must be showing as Active to be eligible to play. Players not Active prior to Event #2 will be taken off the Team's Roster.

Rosters must comply with the Super Series Team Classification Policy.

Rosters for Mens A and B teams may consist of a maximum 17 Players.

Rosters for Mens C and Womens B/C teams may consist of a maximum 20 Players.

Rosters for Womens A teams may be 17 players, with 3 Affiliated Players. These three (3) Players can come from anywhere, with the exception of from the B/C Series teams. The 3 Players can only play if the team is below 14 Players for an Event. Playing in the Event will not affect an Affiliated Player's current rating and they can continue to play with their non-Super Series team.

All Rosters are frozen after July 1st and no further changes will be permitted.

Each Player on the team's Official Roster, along with each Coach, must be an Active Member of SPO in order to be eligible to participate.

Players may sign with only one (1) Super Series team. Prior to July 1st, a Player may request a Release from their Team. If released by the Team Manager, he/she may sign with another Team, provided that Team has a Roster place available.

Player Release Forms must be submitted to the SPO Office for approval. Players may not play for a new Super Series Team until their Release Form has been received and approved by the Super Series Committee. A Player will be allowed only one (1) Release per year.

If a Team has less than 12 Players in attendance at an Event, they may use their registered Coaches (2) as emergency Players. This must be declared prior to the start of the game. If a Coach participates in more than two (2) Events, he/she must be added as a Player to the Team's Official Roster.

If a Team ceases operation prior to July 1st, any rostered Players desiring to continue participating in Super Series Events may request to be made available through a dispersal draft involving any appropriate level teams that have a Roster place available.

Use of an Ineligible Player by a Team will result in the following: (1) a loss of all Super Series points; (2) suspension of all Players, Managers and Coaches for the remainder of the season; and (3) a further review by the SPO Disciplinary Committee.

MENS ROSTER CHANGES
Rosters for all Mens Teams will become Official after the second Event in each respective division. After the end of the second Event in a respective division, and prior to July 1st, any changes made to the Official Roster must be done on-line in our Registration Centre. There is a $25 fee per Player to add Players to the Official Roster. All Roster additions will be approved by SPO by email prior to the Player participating. Please notify SPO at superseries@slopitch.org when you have added the Player and the payment has been made.

All Rosters are frozen for the remainder of the season on July 1st and no further changes will be allowed.

WOMENS ROSTER CHANGES
Rosters for all Womens Teams will become Official after the second Event in each of the respective divisions.

After the end of the second Event in a respective division, and prior to July 1st, any changes made to the Official Roster must be done on-line in our Registration Centre. There is a $25 fee per Player to add Players to the Official Roster. All Roster additions will be approved by SPO by email prior to the Player participating. Please notify SPO at superseries@slopitch.org when you have added the Player and the payment has been made.

All Rosters are frozen for the remainder of the season on July 1st and no further changes will be allowed.

If you have any questions regarding Roster changes, please email us at superseries@slopitch.org.

Point Structure
The following Point Structure will be used for all Mens divisions and womens divisions using the modified double knockout format:
1) Play-in game - 1 point for winner, 0 points for loser
2) All Winner's side games - 2 points for winner, 1 point for loser
3) All Loser's side games - 1 point winner, 0 points loser
4) All Final games - 2 points for winner, 1 point for loser
5) Winner of Event - 2 points
6) Participation - 5 points

The following Point Structure will be used for Womens divisions with a round robin format:
1st - 13 points;
2nd - 11 points;
3rd - 9 points;
4th - 7 points;
Participation - 5 points.

General
Any team, after competing in an Event, that subsequently forfeits the start of a game during that Event will be suspended from the remainder of the Event and will receive no Points.

Miken Super Series Standings will be used for seeding of the top Teams at the Eliminations and the Provincial Championships.

Participation Requirement
Mens teams must compete in 4 Events (one must be the Provincials) to be eligible for the Miken Super Series Championship.

Womens teams must compete in 3 Events (one must be the Provincials) to be eligible for the Miken Super Series Championships.

How to Register

Registration for the Super Series and all Events opens March 1st each year and must be done on-line.

At the start of each season, if you are a Team Contact, you will need to log in and transfer your information over to this year, saving you lots of time and effort. Update your Team, if necessary, and then go Event Registration. Search for the Event you wish to play in and register your Team in it. For your Team's first Event, the Super Series Program Administration Fee (which includes insurance for you and your Players) will be added to the entry fee.

If you are new to the Series, you will need to Create a Team, add your Players, and then enter an Event, as above.

Accommodations

We have negotiated special rates for SPO Super Series and Senior Circuit teams at various London hotels and lodging facilities. Be sure to tell them you are a Super Series or Senior Circuit team when booking! Please do not book online. Call direct to get the SPO rate!

As always, we appreciate and thank you for your support of the businesses who support SPO and our Tournament Programs.


 
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    1156 Wellington Road South, London, (519) 685-9300
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    855 Wellington Road South, London, (519) 668-7900
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    824 Exeter Road, London, (519) 649-4500
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    or $94 (1 King or 2 Doubles)/night

 
    800 Exeter Road, London, (519) 681-1200
    From $92/night

IMPORTANT:  The Ramada London (Exeter Road) is not a business in good standing with SPO.  Given this, we are asking teams to not support this property location.  Teams insistent on staying at the Ramada London will not be welcome in any SPO Events.  Should you have any questions, or require any further information with respect to this matter, please contact Tom Buchan directly at (905) 646-7773.

2018 Schedule
DATE EVENT DIVISIONS
April 28, 2018
April 29, 2018
Super Series Warm-Up Event Mens A
Mens B
Mens C
Womens A
Womens B/C
May 5-6, 2018  SS AB1 Mens A
Mens B
May 12-13, 2018 Mothers Day Weekend - No Scheduled Events -
May 19-20, 2018 SS C1
SS WBC1
Mens C
Womens B/C
May 26-27, 2018 SS AB2
SS W1
MC1
Mens A
Mens B
Womens A
Masters Circuit
June 2-3, 2018 SS C2
SS WBC2
Mens C
Womens B/C
June 9-10, 2018 SS AB3
SS W2
MC2
Mens A
Mens B
Womens A
Masters Circuit
June 16-17, 2018 Fathers Day Weekend - No Scheduled Events -
June 23-24, 2018 SS B4
SS C3
SS WBC3
Mens B
Mens C
Womens B/C
June 30-July 1, 2018 Canada Day Weekend - No Scheduled Events -
July 6-8, 2018 Eliminations
SS C4
SS WBC4
Mens Open
Womens Open
Masters Open
Mens C
Womens B/C
July 14-15, 2018 MC3 Masters Circuit
July 21-22, 2018 SS AB5
SS W3
Mens A
Mens B
Womens A
July 28-29, 2018 SS C5
SS WBC5
Mens C
Womens B/C
August 4-5, 2018 Civic Day Weekend - No Scheduled Events -
August 11-12, 2018 MC4 Masters Circuit
August 25-26, 2018 SS AB6
SS W4
Mens A
Mens B
Womens A

 

GAME ON MOBILE SCHEDULES CAN BE FOUND HERE.

2018 Standings