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Rule changes proposed at 2015 VBFO AGM meeting

Vote count from  9 teams
Welland, Tecumseh, Scarborough, Oakville, Hamilton, Dufferin Simcoe, Carleton Place, Braumeisters, Barrie

If there is a change in rule proposed. That  rule change will be in effect for 2016 season

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Proposal #1 - Mike Burke

After AGM, which will follow the end of the VBFO season.  The Unofficial
Schedule will be put in place for the following year. All Teams must confirm
dates for tournaments for the following year by February 1st.  The official
schedule must be sent out to all team Reps by March 1st of that year of play

#1 - 9Y
Change to -----
Teams must confirm dates for tournaments for the following year by February 1st.  The *Official Schedule must be sent out to all team Reps by March 1st of that year of play

Proposal #2 -  Mike Burke

VBFO Rule (i) with respect to Masters (45+) and Legends (50+) rules:

(i)There shall be no bunting

This rule to be deleted in its entirety

#2 - 4Y 5 NC
No Change -----
No Bunting remains in place

Proposal #3.

VBFO Rule (ii) with respect to Masters (45+) and Legends (50+). Base
Stealing rules:

Was
ii) Base stealing will only be allowed if the base runner's team is even or
behind in runs scored. Runners may advance on a wild pitch or passed ball .

We have 2 new Proposals

Proposal (3A) --- Mike Burke

" base stealing will not be allowed if the base runners team is ahead by 5
runs or more. Runners may not advance on a wild pitch or passed ball if the
base runners team is ahead by five runs or more "

Proposal (3B) - Dan Radobenko

* base stealing to be increased to - NO STEALING IF A TEAM IS AHEAD BY 2 OR
MORE RUNS.
Runners may still advance on a wild pitch or passed ball no matter of the score.

#3 - 6B -2NC - 14A
Change to --------
Base stealing to be increased to - NO STEALING IF A TEAM IS AHEAD BY 2 OR MORE RUNS.

Proposal # 4 - Dan. Radobenko

In all age categories rule now, player must be in batting order to play
defensively

To change to:

There is unlimited defensive changes,

#4 - 6Y - 3NC
Change to --------
There is unlimited defensive changes,  player does not have to be in batting order to play defensively

Proposal # 5 - Mike Burke and Sam Lamb

Rule in place

"The catcher MUST be removed as a base runner and substituted with a pinch
runner when two outs are registered. The runner must be the last out unless
the last out/outs have been noted that he has required a courtesy runner.

To change to

Proposal (A) - Catcher may be removed once the catcher reaches first base,
The runner must be the last out unless the last out/outs have been noted
that he has required a courtesy runner, however if the catcher decides to
run he must be removed if there are 2 out with the same  last out reference
as above.

Proposal (B) -Catcher must be removed once the catcher reaches first base,
The runner must be the last out unless the last out/outs have been noted
that he has required a courtesy runner.

#5 - 6NC - 2A-1B
No Change -----
Catcher must be removed, when the 2nd out of the inning occurs, and the last out (who has not been designated) will run for the catcher

Proposal # 6 - Dan Radobenko and Greg McEachern

For the Age categories 45 and 50 the following rules are in place

You must be 44 years of age (thus in 45th year)  before playing in a 45 and
over tournament

You must be 49 years of age (thus in 50th year)  before playing in a 50 and
over tournament


Proposal 6A - Dan Radobenko

To change both Age Categories as following:
QUALIFICATION for 45+ - allow 2 players per roster that ARE 43(at tournament
time) provided they not be allowed to pitch - this eliminates 42 year olds -
AGE QUALIFICATION for 50+ - allow 2 players per roster that ARE 48(at
tournament time) provided they not be allowed to pitch - this eliminates 47
year olds -

Proposal 6B - Greg McEachern

Age categories should be all the same in that tournament year

35+ you must be  35 by Dec. 31
45+ you must be  45 by Dec. 31
50+ you must be  50 by Dec. 31

#6 - 2NC-3A-4B
Change to ------
Age categories should be all the same in that tournament year
35+ you must be  35 by Dec. 31
45+ you must be  45 by Dec. 31
50+ you must be  50 by Dec. 31

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