About Zigmister

DePaul Dodgeball #68 & NCDA Director of Officiating

How can we take advantage of social media for Nationals?

Word of mouth has expanded our League in the biggest way, more than any other form. As much as we’ve focused on recruiting, nothing’s as strong as getting a friend at another school to form a dodgeball team so you can school them on the court in an NCDA match. Social media has put this whole thing online, but we’re not doing nearly enough to take advantage of some free publicity.

Hashtags? How do they work? I sat down with former DePaul Dodgeball Societeer Klaire Randall to find out. Continue reading

2017 Executive Board

CINCINNATI – Office of Director of Officiating (and Records):

With 100% of the 23 Member Team submitting a valid ballot, plus the Alumni estate ballot, 24 valid ballots and zero invalid ballots determined the winner of two open Executive Board positions. As there were only two candidates and no None of the Above votes, only one round of counting was needed to obtain a majority. Following NCDA policy, these results were confirmed by the Director of Nationals (Tyrell Smith). The winning candidates have accepted their positions and the defeated candidates have been notified of the results prior to this posting.

Director of Relations / Expansion
Jacob Leski (15)
Dylan Fettig (9)

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Kevin Bailey (16)
Jonathan Shaw (8) Continue reading

2017 Executive Board Election

Following the NCDA’s voting policy, the vote will be preferential. Teams will submit their ballot by ranking each candidate in order of their preference and email this ballot to the League (ncdadodgeball@gmail.com). The most preferred candidate in each position will be offered the respective position on the Executive Board.

EXAMPLE BALLOT

Director of Relations / Expansion
1. Vibius Minucius Pius
2. Quintus Laelius Lucanus

Chief of Content
1. Decimus Iuventius Paetus
2. Marcus Hostilius Regulus

In accordance with our Constitution, Voting will run from 2016-06-15 until 2016-06-25. The new board will be announced no later than 2016-07-01, with the start of the NCDA fiscal year.


Candidates

Director of Relations / Expansion
– Dylan Fettig
– Jacob Leski

Chief of Content
– Kevin Bailey
– Jonathan Shaw

Candidate CAMPAIGN Paragraphs

The following contains paragraphs from each candidate seeking a position on the Executive Board. If you have any questions for the candidates, let them know or post them here!

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Nationals 2017 Host Vote Results

LOS ANGELES – Office of the Director of Officiating (and Records): The University of Kentucky Dodgeball Club will play host for Nationals 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. They have two potential weekends available, of April 1st or April 8th.

This was a preferential election. Each Member Team submitted a ballot ranking the candidates by preference. The votes were transferred in a STV format until the most preferred candidate won a majority. 12 votes dictated a quorum for our current total of 23 teams. Tyrell Smith, Director of Nationals 2016, was auditor of the ballots as per the election oversight duties of the position.

An election note, there was a tiebreaker between VCU and JMU in the first round since they had the same total of first preferences in the election. The tiebreaker went to the Candidate with more second preferences: VCU with 11 over JMU with 3.

Candidate 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
JMU 3 3 9 7
VCU 3 11 4 4
UK 10 4 3 4
BW 6 4 6 6

Please view the original ballot.in and election.out file for the preferential counts.

AJP 2016-05-04: Of Schedules and Nationals Hosts

Our first recorded podcast after Nationals. As Mario has headed back “weast”, we use the four prospective National 2017 hosts as springboards for cerebral road tripping, voting rights rambles, and Eastern team travel restrictions. Not to be underdone after discussing the four bids, we launch into a small preview of the proto-scheduled events of the fall. Name your events cool stuff so we may be entertained!

We go over my 30 minute limit, and it really kills me because of the rendering time. We’ll have to cut our existential rants in the future. Enjoy!

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Thinking on Competition Groups

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The current Member Teams, Upcoming Schools, and some Known Orgs laid out on a map from the NYT Sunday Review. Sources: Joel Kotkin (boundaries and names of 7 mega-regions); Forbes Magazine; Regional Plan Association; Census Bureau; United States High Speed Rail Association; Clare Trainor/University of Wisconsin-Madison Cartography Laboratory;Zigmas Maloni (overlaid NCDA teams).

I’ve been making maps. As a national organization we have an obligation to think beyond state lines because these boundaries don’t prevent teams from traveling across them. Our organization is based on travel to specific points for the purpose of playing dodgeball. Dodgeball centers may exist for other Leagues, but it really is different for the NCDA. 

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Nationals 2017 Hosting Bids

Following the NCDA’s voting policy, the vote will be preferential. Teams will submit their ballot by ranking each school in order of their preference and email this ballot to the League. The most preferred school will host Nationals 2017. For Nationals 2017, there are four schools placing a bid to host: JMU, VCU, and UK, BW. See after the jump for each team’s bid information. Please make any questions you have known.

Voting will run from May 1st to May 6th, or will end early if each Member Team casts a ballot by email to ncdadodgeball@gmail.com

Example Ballot

1. Delta
2. Marshall
3. Oakland

Member Player Representation

Member Teams are left to their own devices to determine their preferences. However, some teams in the past like to run their own mini-preferential election within the team. Some may have each officer submit a preferential ballot. Some have their entire club membership vote. Let me me know if you would like this. I can count those in our voting program and deliver your team’s preferential ballot through that process.

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Exec Board Meeting 2016-05-01

National Collegiate Dodgeball Association, Inc.
Executive Board Meeting Minutes
Date: 2016-05-01
Time: 09:10 pm EST – 10:01 pm EST

Participants:

  • Felix Perrone, President
  • Zigmas Maloni, Director of Officiating
  • Mike McNicholas, Treasurer
  • Kevin Bailey, Chief of Content

Agenda:

  1. Nationals Debrief [President]
  2. Savage’s Offer [President]
  3. Nationals 2017 Bid [President]
  4. Executive Board Open Positions [Director of Officiating]
  5. Adjournment [President]

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2016 Captains’ Meeting Minutes

See original google doc for full minutes. Abbreviated provided here:

Nationals 2016: April 16-17, 2016
Hosted by Bowling Green State University Dodgeball Club

Captains’ Meeting Minutes

Present Member Teams: Akron, BGSU, BW, CMU, DePaul, GVSU, JMU, Kent, MSU, Ohio, OSU, PSU, SVSU, Towson, UK, UWP, VCU, WKU

  • Saturday Results, Sunday’s Seeding and Schedule – TS & ZM
  • Host Bids for Nationals 2017 – TS
  • Summer Events – DePaul & Kent
  • Admin Announcements
  • League Growth
  • Nominations for NCDA Officer Positions
  • Rankings/Standings Changes
  • Presidential Suggestions for the Future of the Organization
    • Sponsoships
    • Executive Board reductions
    • New Divisions (6v6 program, SkyZone partnerships)
  • 2017 Proposed Changes for NCDA Rulebook

Proposals approved for consideration in pre-season vote

R.1. Shot Clock reset for receiving team – DC
R.4. Early Overtime – ZM
R.5. Clean Blocking / Fettig and Peters Proposals
DF: Clean Blocking: Thrown balls are live off of an opponent’s blocking ball.
WP: NOTE: This is a proposition to change the same rule that Dylan Fettig has proposed above, only slightly different.
R.6. Legitimate Attempt Zone redefinition – ZB
Change the definition of the Legitimate Attempt Zone (LAZ).
R.7. Move the Attack Line – KB
Attack line decrease from 30 ft. to 25 ft.
R.8. Roster Size redefintion – JS
Roster size down from 20 to 13, teams from 15v15 to 10v10. Legitimate JV league.
R.11. Calling a game at four point differential – CA
R.13. Burden Throw – The game is played with 9 balls – DF

Proposals that failed to achieve majority vote for consideration in pre-season vote

R.2. Rebound Catch – AP
R.3. Even Numbers Sub Rule of 2.3.1.2 Low numbers – ZM
R.9. Ball Increase to 12 balls – MW
R.10. Clock Changes – CA
R.12.  Catches bring two players in – WP

2017 Proposed Policies for NCDA Constitution

All proposals approved for consideration in pre-season vote, no proposals failed.

P.1. Consecutive Match Limit – MR

 

P.2. Rule/Policy Change Suggestions – JL

P.3. 2 Games on Saturday – ZM
Nationals is two things: the National Tournament (Section 4.3.4.6) and the extra-strength Non-Bracket Matches (Section 4.3.4.5). I propose a less stringent definition of Saturday’s required games, a minimum of two.

P.4. Changing Sunday’s Bracket Format:

P.4.1 [Link] AH: I would like to propose that championship Sunday be broken into two different tourneys. One tourney for the higher seeded teams and one for the lower seeded teams.  I do believe this would bring out the best competition in all teams on Sunday instead of waiting till the second or third round before competition heats up.

P.4.2 [Link] JS: Top 8 teams compete for the cup at nationals, the other teams would play round robin games on Sunday.

P.4.3 [Link] DF: Similarly to Jeff’s proposal I suggest that Sunday of nationals should be two separate brackets. However I think we should do it like world cup groupings for soccer.

P.5. Trophies for #1 in regular season and for most games played – DF

P.6. Ranking System
Editors Note: Ranking is defined by the Executive Board rather than Membership vote. However, input is encouraged and concerns are always addressed.

P.6.1 Gonzalez system exclusively – ZM
Move to exclusively using the Gonzalez system to rank teams, but adjust the season to season carry-over, involving reverting to the mean.

P.6.2 Reset Gonzalez Rankings – HF
Reset all Gonzalez rankings at the beginning of the year to the baseline average of 40.000
Rationale.

2016-2017 Off Season Action Dates

2016-04-01 – Begin Nominations for open Executive Board positions (Director of League Expansion, Chief of Content)
2016-04-19 – End of 2016 Season, Begin Off Season
2016-05-01 – Begin Vote for Nationals 2017 Host
2016-05-06 – End Vote for Nationals 2017 Host (no later than)
2016-05-08 – Announce Nationals 2017 Host (no later than)
2016-05-31 – End Nominations for Executive Board
2016-06-05 – Board Nominees must accept nominations (no later than) and submit a “campaign” info paragraph
2016-06-15 – Begin Vote for open Executive Board positions (Director of League Expansion, Chief of Content)
2016-06-25 – End Vote for open Executive Board positions
2016-06-28 – Announce votes privately to the current Board, contact winners of election (no later than)
2016-06-30 – Winners accept/deny their position (no later than)
2016-06-30 – End 2015-2016 NCDA Fiscal Year
2016-07-01 – Begin 2016-2017 NCDA Fiscal Year
2016-07-01 – Announce Executive Board (no later than)
2016-07-15 – Begin Vote on Rulebook, Bylaws, and Policy
2016-07-31 – End Vote on Rulebook, Bylaws, and Policy
2016-08-01 – Begin 2017 Season
2016-08-10 – Announce results of Vote (no later than). Results take effect at publishing datetime.
2016-09-01 – Publish 2017 Rulebook, Bylaws, and Policy
2016-12-31 – Member Teams pay League Membership Fee (no later than)

Shout out for Dodgeball Officials this Season

ncda-logo-alumni-1Good People. As Director of Officiating, I would like to take a moment to note several stellar Officials we had over the Nationals event weekend and those I’ve observed over the 2016 Season. I was pretty much useless in mobility but a lot of people came together to make sure Matches were officiated with at least four person crews. I had incredible help with Felix Perrone running to queue teams up for Matches and Officiating. He did 11 miles on Saturday.
 
Alumni Jason Hallman pretty much officiated every round, including being part of the Championship crew this year. Matt Zinn did the same, but needing to step out once GV went deeper into the bracket. Jude DuPart and Ryan Carlton deserve similar recognition, but we’re going to have to institute some mandatory break policy for you people next time!
 
I was incredibly happy to see people stick around to help staff the last three matches, especially those with long travel times. Becky Seemann, Nick Johnson, Evan Bemus, Sam Murphy, Klaire Randall, Mike McNicholas, Colin O’Brien to name a few good people.

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2016 Champions: GVSU

Status

BOWLING GREEN – BGSU Perry Fieldhouse, Court B “Savage Apparel”: GVSU def CMU 1-0 in the 2016 Championship Match in College Dodgeball.  This is their eighth National title, capping a series of four successive titles from 2013 to 2016. This matches the earlier quaterpeat from 2007 to 2010.

GVSU was first in the Standings going into the Nationals event, and was seeded #1 in the Tournament Bracket. They finish the 2016 Season with 28 wins and 4 losses, 2 of which happened in Overtime. They also finish the season with the current highest Gonzalez rating of all time, 62.662.

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Nationals 2016 – Tournament Bracket Results

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BOWLING GREEN – Perry Fieldhouse, the Nationals 2016 Tournament Bracket

nationals-2016-bracketSedenary
Akron def DePaul 3-1
UWP def Ohio 3-0

Octonary
SVSU def VCU 5-0
JMU def BW 2-0
Kent def PSU 3-0
UK def Towson 3-2 OT
GVSU def UK 3-2
OSU def SVSU 2-1
CMU def Kent 2-1
MSU def JMU 3-0

Quaternary
GVSU def UK 3-2
OSU def SVSU 2-1
CMU def Kent 2-1
MSU def JMU 3-0

Binary
CMU def MSU 2-0
GVSU def OSU 4-0

2016 National Championship
GVSU def CMU 1-0

Grand Valley State University is the 2016 National Champion in college dodgeball. Somebody update the wiki!

Nationals 2016 Saturday Results

Date Event Name W Team L Team W Pts L Pts OT Note
2016-04-16 2016 Ladies’ Match 20 20
2016-04-16 2016 All Star Game Princess Siblicide 2 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 CMU Towson 2 1 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 SVSU WKU 3 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 MSU PSU 2 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 JMU DePaul 3 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 OSU UWP 2 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 BGSU VCU 2 1 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 UK BW 2 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 GVSU Ohio 4 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 CMU JMU 3 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 WKU Akron 2 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 PSU DePaul 3 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 SVSU Kent 2 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 GVSU OSU 2 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 Towson BGSU 2 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 BW UWP 2 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 MSU Ohio 3 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 Kent WKU 3 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 CMU UK 2 1 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 VCU Akron 2 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 MSU JMU 2 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 SVSU BGSU 2 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 DePaul Ohio 2 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 PSU BW 3 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 Kent UWP 3 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 GVSU Akron 2 0
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 OSU VCU 2 1
2016-04-16 Nationals 2016 Towson UK 1 0 1