WEEK #4 WEDNESDAY MAY 23, 2018 PLUS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT FOR THE WINTER

Tonight is Week #4 Wednesday May 23, 2018 Kinsmen Arena

Team Dirka  vs.  Team Lia     8:00pm  –  9:00pm.

Team Blair  vs.  Team Jacquie     9:00pm  – 10:00pm

Something to think about for next Fall-Winter. The City of London is planning a trial program to provide a dry pad (no ice) at Silverwoods Arena for the Fall Winter 2018-2019 season. Given the availability of 1.0hr – 1.5hrs of lacrosse floor time every week, how likely would you be to show up on a (semi) regular basis for winter pickup Masters lacrosse (October – March). Our gut feel is that there are likely 15-20 players that would want to play on a weekly basis ….. so 10-14 showing up on any random week. Weekly pay as you pay would be WAY too much work to administer so the thought would be to make the winter floor time a perk/part of the summer HL feature set. Silverwoods is not the best arena for lacrosse but that is all that the CoL is offering us for now. We’re thinking that if we don’t take advantage this year we may never get a chance again. Give it some thought and talk to me or Russ tonight or drop us an email at admin at londonmasterslacrosse.com.

See you at Kinsmen tonight.

G2

2018 SEASON ALMOST HERE! WEEK #1 WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 2018

Apparently last week’s turnout was marginal – probably something to do with the Leafs’ final (futile) swing at the 2018 Stanley Cup – well, now that they are done, its time for the real Canadian game of summer.

Week #1 of the 2018 season is Wednesday May 2, 2018 Kinsmen Arena.

Team Dirka  vs.  Team Lia     8:00pm – 9:00pm.

Team Blair  vs.  Team Jacquie     9:00pm – 10:00pm.

Preliminary rosters are posted. Remember that there will likely be some minor changes to provide competitive balance as more of the stragglers finally get around to registering and paying.

In any case – On with the show! See you on Wednesday evening for the start of another fun season of London Masters Lacrosse House League.

G2

LAX2018 2nd FLOOR TIME – WEDNESDAY APRIL 25, 2018 KINSMEN ARENA

Pretty good turnout for the first floor time of 2018 – looked like almost 14-15 per side for a short time before exhaustion and questionable conditioning dropped numbers down to 7-8 per side for the 2nd half of the evening. Some new faces …so…generally a good evening of lacrosse.

On to week #2.

Wednesday April 25, 2018  8:00pm – 10:00pm
Kinsmen Arena
20 Granville St
London  ON N6H 2B1
We have the floor 8:00-10:00. 2nd week is again pickup only – no refs so you can run as long as you want (or are able). No point in trying to predict turnout – come for 8:00ish and figure out how to get enough running time in to meet your lax needs for this week.
For those who haven’t figured out that they really do need to sign up to play, try to register and send payment before showing up tomorrow -there  probably won’t be a tablet or laptop available so you will have to figure out how to use your phone to register. For those who have registered but not paid yet (you know who you are!) – see the instructions on how to use eTfr to forward the money!  🙂
Pre-register at the OML website
ontariomasterslacrosse.com
Login with
username: xxx
password: xxxxxxxx (email me if you aren’t already on the email list and I will forward login details)
You have to click on the [Check In] button
Then click on the [OK] button
Click on the (Online Registration and Insurance Waiver) Tab
Click on Online Registration – click here to begin
Fill out all of the information including Postal Code
Team is London Masters House League
Make sure the check box at the bottom of the page agreeing to the waiver is checked
Click on the [SUBMIT] button.
Send $175 eTfr to payment@londonmasterslacrosse.com and you are good to go for 2018.
G^2

LAX2018 – FIRST FLOOR TIME – WEDNESDAY APRIL 18, 2018 8:00PM KINSMEN ARENA

Lacrosse – now Canada’s winter game – at least that’s what it looks like from my window.

First floor time is tomorrow evening

Wednesday April 18, 2018  8:00pm – 10:00pm
Kinsmen Arena
20 Granville St
London  ON N6H 2B1
LAX 2018 starts tomorrow night – we have the floor 8:00-10:00. First 2 weeks are pickup only – no refs so you can run as long as you want (or are able). We have about 40 registrations so far so maybe surnames beginnign with A-P plan to show up for 8:00. Unregistered and Q-Z can show up for 8:30 and fill in on the floor as the EMTs haul people away wheezing and panting.
Try to register and send payment before showing up tomorrow – don’t make Russ have to walk you through online registration on a smartphone or tablet!
Pre-register at the OML website
ontariomasterslacrosse.com
Login with
username: xxx
password: xxxxxxxx (email me if you aren’t already on the email list and I will forward login details)
You have to click on the [Check In] button
Then click on the [OK] button
Click on the (Online Registration and Insurance Waiver) Tab
Click on Online Registration – click here to begin
Fill out all of the information including Postal Code
Team is London Masters House League
Make sure the check box at the bottom of the page agreeing to the waiver is checked
Click on the [SUBMIT] button.
Send $175 etfr to payment@londonmasterslacrosse.com and you are good to go for 2018.
See you tomorrow evening.
G^2

LONDON MASTERS 2018 – 2nd REGISTRATION EVENT WEDNESDAY APRIL 11, 2018 ALIBI ROADHOUSE

Not too bad of a turnout for the 1st registration – about 10 signups with 4-5 new players ready to hit the floor. We have our eTransfer deposit system set up so only really, really old school guys like TomC have to continue using paper cheques.

With only a week and a half to go before first floor time we probably should have another face-to-face registratioon event for those that crave human contact. So…. next registration for London 2018 Masters House League will be held

Wednesday April 11, 2018 7:00pm-10:00pm

Alibi Roadhouse
25 Oxford St W
London  ON     N6H 1R2

Bring your cash to pay for your beverage to refresh yourself while extolling your lacrosse exploits from years past.

Try to preregister online (and send e-payment) so you don’t have to try filling out forms on a tablet or smartphone in a crowded, dimly lit establishment.

See some of you on Wednesday.

G^2

LONDON MASTERS 2018 – SOON!

LONDON MASTERS 2018 – 1ST REGISTRATION EVENT WED MARCH 21, 2018 ALIBI ROADHOUSE

And AGAIN, after a long dark winter ….we’re back! …More deja vu from 2016 and 2017 at the same points in time…there seems to be a pattern here – (registration is 1 day earlier, notification post 3 days earlier – I am getting SOOO much more efficient…) Changes from last year highlighted in red.

First registration for London 2018 Masters House League and Travel Teams will be held

Wednesday March 21, 2018 7:00pm-10:00pm

Alibi Roadhouse
25 Oxford St W
London  ON     N6H 1R2

Bring your cheque book (and try to preregister online and ePay before you come). We have eTransfer payment capability – you can send your registration fees to payment_at_londonmasterslacrosse.com.

House League (20 weeks) – $175

4, maybe 6 teams (numbers permitting), 1 hr games on Wednesdays 8:00-10:00 (maybe 11:00) at Kinsmen – starting April 18, 2018 floor conditions permitting.

Tournament Travel Team – $200

3.0 Tournaments + Provincials

Fergus – June 1– June 3, 2018 (4 games)
Brantford – July 20 – July 22, 2018 (4 games)
Niagara – August 10 – August 12, 2018 (4 games)
Provincials (ROCK Ctr Oakville) – September 7 – September 9, 2018(4 games)

As was the case last year, EVERYONE (HL) has to register again online and on hard copy (TRAVEL)  for insurance coverage. We will have some tablets at the registration to process the online forms….BUT you can  make things easier by pre-registering at the OML website ontariomasterslacrosse.com – I will be sending out a quick email to all known addresses from last year with login details or you can email me at gglinavs_at_ sprynet.com to get the username and password (same as last year and the year before if you remember – digital security best practices – what’s the fun in THAT!). Make sure you register for London Masters House League.  After filling in your information, you have to scroll to the bottom of the page to check off the “I have read and understood this stuff” box before submitting. User interface seems to be improved a bit – every little bit helps. Ignore the roster listings (still set to Summer 2017 – hopefully these will be updated shortly). When you get your emailed insurance/registration confirmation please forward it on to us at payment_at_londonmasterslacrosse.com. Looks like you can now fully register and pay without leaving the house and coming for a cold beverage and some (re)telling of lacrosse stories (lies) but what would be the fun in that.

Hope to see a bunch of you on Wednesday. Further registration events will be posted as needed.

G^2

WEREWOLVES OFF TO THE 2017 PROVINCIALS

4th tournament of the 2017 season – past data points 1-3, 3-1, 1-3 seem to indicate a good weekend coming up. The tournament results put the Werewolves in the 7th seed of 10 teams and provide a better than historical seeding schedule. With a full bench of runners that, on paper are the strongest London has fielded in recent memory things are looking somewhat positive for the weekend – well, at least better than showing up with only 8 or less guys for the entire weekend.

Games are as follows at the TRAC Centre in Oakville

Friday Sept 8, 2017     9:00pm TURF  vs. Niagara
Saturday Sept 9, 2017 9:00am CONC  vs. Toronto Beaches
Saturday Sept 9, 2017 3:00pm CONC  vs. Whitby/Durham

Sunday game(s) depend on Fri/Sat results.

With the strong and numerous lineup Werewolves even held a practice/strategy session last night …and surprisingly no beer was involved. Hopefully the results will be better than 2 years ago, the last time Werewolves held a practice! Anyway, tonight and tomorrow will show if this is to be a Year of the (Were)wolf.

GO WEREWOLVES OF LONDON…..AROOOOOOOOOOOOH!

G2

 

SUMMER2017 FINALS WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30, 2017

Tomorrow night, for all the marbles! All of the I stuff – set aside! Injuries – what injuries? Time for the real thing! First up, Team Dirka and Team Lia for the Bronze Medal (actually the EveryWinnerHasToGetSomethingChampionOfTheLosersRound Bronze Award (Girl’s Lax Bobblehead version) or alternately the (Stained) SilverBedpanToiletBowlLoser trophy) – hitting the floor for the undercard at 8:00pm. Some rumour that there might be collusion to make last second major trades and player movements (ie. throw sticks in the middle and play for fun!) – the Commissioner’s office will have to investigate this – can’t mess with the integrity of the game!  😆 Once their game is over and the ToiletBowl is scrubbed clean – THE SHINING MOMENT for LMHLL2017, the pinnacle of Masters lacrosse in London, the ultimate….whatever …Team Jacquie vs Team Blair at 9:00pm. Remember to head on over to the Alibi for a few cold brews and snacks after the games and to receive your appropriate prize/trophy/award printout.

The FINALS, Wednesday August 30, 2017 Kinsmen Arena

Team Dirka (Gord)  vs. Team Lia (Justin)     8:00pm – 9:00pm.

Team Jacquie (Justin)  vs.  Team Blair (Gord)     9:00pm – 10:00pm.

See you there.

G2