Each age division will have a division playoff to determine the division champion.
Seeding for the playoffs are determined by a points system
+ 3 points for a win
+ 2 points for a tie
+ 1 point for a loss
0 point - game not played
- 3 points for a forfeit
Playoff formats will be determined by the number of teams in each division and age group. Each division will have a championship and a consolation group. Seeds are always determined by the points system.
The normal, and preferred, championship format will consist of the top 4 teams in the division playing best of 3 game series to determine the champion and finalist, these two teams will receive awards. The top 4 teams will play a best of 3 game semi-final series (#4 vs #1 and #3 vs #2) with the two winners playing a best of 3 game championship series.
The BCML reserves the authority to apply the only variance to the best of three; if there are only 5 teams in the division, which necessitates a 2 team consolation, the top three teams determined by the points system will play a double round robin championship using the posted playoff tie breaker to determine the champion and finalist, this is a last resort format.
Under the normal and preferred circumstances the remaining teams in a division will compete for the consolation championship. Format to be determined dependent on number of teams participating.
General Tournament Information:
All teams that play 50% of the scheduled games are eligible, however, two forfeit games eliminate a team from tournament competition
Tie Breakers are as follows
1- Total points from website "Standings" (Used for seeding only)
2- Head to head (Not used if more than two teams tie and no team loses to all other tied teams)
3- Runs against
4- Runs for
Regular season rules including pitching rules are utilized unless otherwise communicated by the BCML.