Dayton Cup Champions
Panthers Win Dayton Cup
The Panthers are your 2010 Dayton Cup champions after defeating the Yellow Jackets in six games in the best of seven finals series. The Panthers won Games 1, 3, 4, and 6 to earn the franchise's first Dayton Cup. The best team all season, the Panthers were led by captain and goalie Matt Connors. Connors along with Rory Bennett, Matt Edgerly, Mark Gilbody, Dan Munkley, Kenny Nguyen, and Zach O'Hara stepped their games up in the playoffs, going 8-3 en route to their championship.
Congratulations 2010 Panthers!
Dayton Cup IV: Panthers vs. YJ
The 2010 Dayton Cup Championship will be between the two most consistent, most committed, and best overall teams from the 2010 QAL Season. The Panthers and Yellow Jackets will be squaring off on Saturday, August 7 at 12pm at Wollaston Elementary School in a matchup to determine the 2010 Andyball champion. In the semi-finals, the Panthers defeated the Crusaders 4 games to 1 in a best of 7 game series while the Yellow Jackets swept the Bulldogs 4-0 to earn a berth into the finals.
In a summer league full of issues these two teams stood out by showing up every week ready to play. Both teams won 23 games during the regular season and have numerous All-Stars on their rosters. Panthers-YJ should be an instant Andyball classic.
Bulldogs, Crusaders Advance
In Round 1 of the 2010 Dayton Cup Playoffs the Bulldogs and Crusaders took care of business and moved on to the semi-finals. The #3 seeded Bulldogs swept #6 O'Leary in their best of 5 games series, winning three straight games. The defending champion and #4 seeded Crusaders won against the #5 seeded Brawlers in a highly contested matchup. Their series went all 5 games with the Cru barely prevailing 20-18 in the deciding Game 5.
Nevertheless, the Crusaders and Bulldogs join the Panthers and Yellow Jackets in the final four. The #1 seeded Panthers selected to play the Crusaders in the semi-finals, leaving the Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs as the other matchup. Both series will be best of 7 series and will start at 12pm on Sunday, August 1 at Wollaston Elementary School.
Bulldogs Select O'Leary
As the #3 seed heading into the playoffs, the Bulldogs have selected to play O'Leary. This means the first round matchups will be:
#3 Bulldogs vs. #6 O'Leary
#4 Crusaders vs. #5 Brawlers
First round series are best of 5 games series and will take place Saturday, July 31 at Wollaston Elementary School at 12pm. The second round consists of two best of 7 game series and will take place the following day (Sunday, August 1) also at Wollaston at 12pm. The Panthers and Yellow Jackets will be playing on Sunday along with the two teams that win on Saturday. Good luck to all teams.
On To The Playoffs
The 2010 regular season of the QAL ended with Week 6 play and the Panthers and Yellow Jackets tied for first place with 23 wins. The Panthers won the season series 4-1 verse YJ and earned the #1 seed heading into postseason play. Both the Panthers and Yellow Jackets will earn a first round bye. In Week 6, the Panthers defeated last place O'Leary 4-1 and the Yellow Jackets swept the Brawlers. The other series of the day had the Crusaders winning 3 of 5 games against the Bulldogs. However, the Bulldogs managed to lock up third place this season giving them the opportunity to pick their round 1 opponent among the Crusaders, Brawlers, and O'Leary.
Weird Week 5
To try and sum up Week 5 for all the QAL fans that still remain out there...
The Panthers remain in first place after winning four games against the Brawlers. The Brawlers put up a good fight and managed to win a game against the league's top team while playing with only five players all series, but then went on to forfeit Game 5 because of attendance issues.
The Yellow Jackets and O'Leary made up the three games from their postponed Week 1 matchup with YJ winning all three.
The Bulldogs forfeited two games verse O'Leary because of attendance issues and then proceeded to make two trades (the first ever mid-season and mid series trades) to field an undermanned team of five players and went on to win the last three games in the O'Leary series. The trades were for 2009 All-Stars Diego Arredondo and Danny Sabin.
The Crusaders forfeited two games verse the Yellow Jackets because of attendance issues, played two games, and forfeited Game 5 also because of attendance issues. The Yellow Jackets won the two played games of this series, resulting in an 8-0 day for YJ and had a player (Chris Dube) score all 20 points in a game for them, the first time this has happened in league history.
Go figure. On to the next week...
What A Mess
After a shaky first three weeks of play and a bye week, the QAL was optimistic that a strong, exciting, and played second half of the regular season was about to be unveiled. However, forfeits, undermanned teams, injuries, brutal play, and rain altered that perception in Week 4. The Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets split their series 2-2 before a rainstorm flooded the only series looking to play all 5 games. Game 5 will be continued at some point before the playoffs begin. The Panthers went 2-1 verse the undermanned Crusaders before the Cru forfeited their last 2 games, leaving the Panthers 4-1 in Week 4. O'Leary forfeited all 5 of their games verse the Brawlers as well. What a mess. Here's to Week 5.
All Series to Start at Noon
For the remainder of the 2010 season, all series will take place at 12pm (noon). There will be no more series starting at 3pm and all players are expected to be in attendance ready to play at 12pm. This is the same format that was in place the past three seasons. Teams will have two games off in between games played as the other two series will being taking place. This means longer days at Wollaston Elementary School for everyone. However players get more time to relax, get to watch all other teams play each week, and get to spend more time with the other players and teams of the league.
Attendance Issues Headline Week 3
In Week 3, the Yellow Jackets won 4 of 5 games verse the Brawlers in the only 6-on-6 Andyball match of the week. The other two series involved teams not showing up with enough players and cost the Bulldogs and O'Leary mightily. The Bulldogs forfeited 5 games to the first place Panthers (11-4) while the Crusaders (8-7) cruised to 5 wins verse an undermanned O'Leary squad. The Bulldogs fell to 6-6 overall and O'Leary sits in last place with the Brawlers at 1-11. With their 4 wins, the Yellow Jackets improve to 7-5 overall on the 2010 season.
There will be a bye week to celebrate the 4th of July. Week 4 is on Saturday, July 10, as the QAL looks to rebound from a shaky first three weeks. With three regular season weeks remaining, rain-outs from Week 1 still to be made up, and every team making the playoffs this season, the Dayton Cup is up for grabs as we enter July.
Bulldogs, Panthers Win 4
The Bulldogs and Panthers were the big winners in Week 2 QAL action, as both teams added four wins to their record. The Bulldogs defeated O'Leary four games to one, while the Panthers beat the Yellow Jackets four times. YJ dropped to 3-4 overall this season and O'Leary who won their first game of the season, now stand at 1-6 overall. With these wins, the Bulldogs (6-1) and the Panthers (6-4) sit atop the standings of the QAL after 2 Saturdays of games. The other series of the week between the Crusaders and Brawlers did not take place due to attendance issues. Both teams will be charged five losses for not showing up. Also, there are still Week 1 rain-outs to be played, which will be made up in the upcoming weeks.
YJ, BDG, Rain, CRU
For the second time in the past three seasons, opening day was cut short due to puddles on the court. Both the Yellow Jackets and the Bulldogs won 2 games against O'Leary and the Brawlers respectively. Then rainfall and the remaining 3 games of each matchup were postponed. The rain however did stop and the puddles were brushed away in time for the 3 o'clock matchup between the Crusaders and Panthers, which saw the defending champion Cru take 3 of 5 games. The YJ-OL and BDG-BRW series' final three games will be made up at some point this season. Stay tuned for more details.
Opening Day 2010
The 2010 Season has finally arrived. The season kicks off Saturday, June 12 at Wollaston Elementary School. O'Leary and the Yellow Jackets will be playing at 12pm. These are the two teams involved in the offseason's most talked about trade as Steve Sullivan will be wearing his first Andyball uniform that's not white. Also, at 12pm, the Bulldogs and Brawlers will be squaring off as both teams look to start strong out of the gate after disappointing 2009 seasons. At 3pm, the Crusaders and Panthers will play in a rematch of the 2009 Dayton Cup Finals. These matchups should provide for an exciting Week 1. Good luck to all and enjoy.
Brawlers Acquire Cavallo
Bobby Cavallo has been traded to the Brawlers for a future 2nd round pick. Cavallo was recently drafted by the Panthers in the 2010 Draft, but in a move to cut their team roster size, the Panthers have shipped his rights to the Brawlers. Cavallo should be a servicable endzone player for the Brawlers this season.
Cahalan, Kelleher Swapped
The Crusaders have shipped away newly drafted Ryan Kelleher to the Yellow Jackets in exchange for Greg Cahalan. Both players should add endzone depth for two teams that are looking for their second Dayton Cup Championship.
Mullaney Goes #1 in 2010 Draft
The smallest draft class in league history featured only six players entering the QAL for the 2010 season. After some offseason trades including draft picks, O'Leary controlled the first overall selection in the draft with the Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets, Brawlers, Panthers, and Crusaders picking in said order.
O'Leary drafted Nick Mullaney with the #1 pick and will be looking for him to provide an immediate impact on both sides of the ball. Mike Horgan landed to the Bulldogs at #2 and Chris Dube went #3 to the Yellow Jackets. The Brawlers who initially had the first pick traded it away and ended up drafting 4th and selecting Lucas Mihalich. Rounding out the draft, the Panthers drafted Bobby Cavallo and the defending champion Crusaders picked Ryan Kelleher.
McDouglas To Bulldogs
The Bulldogs have acquired the rights to Greg McDouglas from the Panthers. McDouglas should provide the Bulldogs with some endzone depth in the 2010 season.
Sully Traded to Yellow Jackets
2008 Andyball MVP, Steve Sullivan has been traded to the Yellow Jackets along with the #3 overall pick in the 2010 Andyball Draft. O'Leary acquires Alex Brean, Allen Rand, John Sullivan, and the #1 overall pick in the 2010 draft from YJ.
In an effort to rebuild and obtain players for the 2010 season, O'Leary's three new players should be able to contribute immediately. Brean and Rand provide a solid, athletic presence in the endzone while John Sullivan brings some tough-nosed defense along with the ability to provide a spark on the offensive side of the ball. This move gives O'Leary some desperately needed youth and athleticism.
The Yellow Jackets meanwhile acquired one of the sports best all-around players in Steve Sullivan. An All-Star, Dayton Cup Champ, League MVP, Playoff MVP, Sullivan has done it all in the QAL and looks to join a veteran Yellow Jacket team in pursuit of the Dayton Cup.
YJ and Brawlers Strike Deal
The Yellow Jackets have acquired Ben MacDonald from the Brawlers in exchange for Dan Pacho. The two teams also traded 1st round picks in the 2010 Andyball Draft. The Yellow Jackets now hold the #1 overall pick in the draft, while the Brawlers control the #4 overall pick.
A three time All-Star, MacDonald should provide YJ with some solid depth at the goalie position. The Brawlers will be looking for Pacho to rebound from a down year in 2009 and get back to to his All-Andyball status from the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
2010 Season Schedule Unveiled
The 2010 Andyball Season schedule has been released. Opening day for the 2010 season will take place on Saturday, June 12. Opening day match-ups starting at 12PM include renewing an old finals rivalry between O'Leary and the Yellow Jackets and a battle between the Bulldogs and Brawlers. At 3 PM a rematch of the 2009 Dayton Cup Finals will take place between the defending champion Crusaders and runner-up Panthers.
There will be 6 regular season weeks throughout the 2010 season, with 3 match-ups each week (two at 12PM and one at 3PM). A bye week will take place July 3 and playoffs start July 31. Round 1 of the Playoffs will be Saturday, July 31 and Round 2 will be Sunday, August 1. The Dayton Cup Championship will occur on August 7.
To view the entire 2010 Andyball Season Schedule please click the 2010 Season tab.
Panthers, Bulldogs Trade
The Bulldogs have traded 2009 All-Star and Comeback Player of the Year Danny Sabin to the Panthers in exchange for 2008 All-Star Sean Clifford. Sabin returns to the organization that drafted him and is looking to help his former team capture their first Dayton Cup. Clifford will be playing on his third team in three years and looks to be a serviceable player for the 2010 Bulldogs.
Rules Changes for 2010 Season
The 2010 Andyball Rulebook has been updated. The biggest changes in the rulebook were made in the Contact and the Goalie/Goalie Crease sections. Some of the major highlights of the new rulebook include defining what an Andyball hit is, no hitting with running starts of more than two steps, and no hitting from behind at any point during play. This is an attempt to clean up the play and protect the players of the QAL for the 2010 Season. Other highlights include a goalie interference rule, a rule regarding the number of players allowed in the goalie crease at the same time, and substituting at substitution boxes.
Click the Rules tab to read the updated 2010 Andyball Rulebook and become familiar with the rule changes for the 2010 Season.
New Regular Season/Playoff Schedule Format Released
The Quincy Andyball League has revamped their scheduling format for the 2010 season. Each regular season week will consist of 2 match-ups (4 teams) from 12-3 PM and the final match-up (2 teams) starting at 3 PM, after the first two match-ups are finished.
The league expects the new format will shorten each Saturday for the players of the QAL while increasing the level of play, as teams will not be waiting around two games to play like in past summers.
A new playoff scheduling format has also been unveiled for the 2010 season. All six teams in the league will make the playoffs this summer with the #1 and #2 seeds earning first round byes. In the first round (on a Saturday), the match-ups will be determined by the #3 seed who will choose which opponent from seeds #4, #5, and #6 to play. The remaining two seeds will play the other first round series. Round two will take place the following day (Sunday) with the #1 seed choosing who to play among seeds #2, and the two teams who won the day before. Both rounds 1 and 2 will be best-of-5 game series. This will become the craziest weekend in Andyball history, so get excited and ready. Also, anyone with a cool name idea for this weekend, please let the league know.
The following Saturday will be the 2010 Dayton Cup Championship Series featuring the two teams who survive the previous weekend. This will be a best-of-7 game series.
The official 2010 schedule with all dates and regular season match-ups will be released in the very near future, so stay tuned.