News and Announcements
The Gay World Series (GWS) Softball Tournament is presented by the Allied Sports Alliance of North America (ASANA) and held in a different host city each year. The ASANA GWS is the largest annual gay sporting event in the world! Aside from softball, there are other events such as a talent show, opening and closing ceremonies, pub-crawls and some. It’s a whole week of fun.
The main advantage of declaring your team’s intent to seek a berth to the GWS by the given deadline is that it gives your team priority over any other teams who may finish well enough in League to win a berth, THEN decide “what the heck, let’s go to the GWS,” but had not previously planned on going or declared themselves to be berth-seeking. The purpose of this is to REWARD the teams that strive and plan ahead, and so that, whenever possible, they can book travel well enough in advance to do so at lower rates. We also want to see the limited number of berths that our League is allotted go to the teams who are truly the most excited about the opportunity.
Available berths will be distributed evenly among all divisions when possible. In the event that the number of berths doesn’t match evenly with the number of divisions, and there are more berth-seeking teams than there are berths, then, after the first berths are awarded, any “odd” berth(s) will go to the contending, declared berth-seeking team(s) with the next-highest win percentage after playoffs. If still tied, then see the Section of the Code that outlines the other contingencies (playoff placement, run differential, etc.) Please contact the League Commissioner at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
To participate in the ASANA World Series a team must earn a berth from an eligble league. To be considered for a berth in the San Jose Women's Softball League, each interested team must submit a SJWSL Team Berth-Seeking Declaration during the spring season and a non-refundable $100 GWS entry fee prior to the date and time indicated in the league calendar.
Please use the following online form to submit any feedback to the board regarding our Umpires. Please remember this mechanism is for feedback only and not to address specific issues or disputes.
As a volunteer-run league, your participation is critical to our continued success. In fact, each team manager agrees to encourage participation throughout the year. During the year, team volunteers will help at events such as Play Days, Sign-Up Days, league parties, etc. The hours volunteers accrue are tallied at the end of the year and the teams and individuals with the highest number of volunteer hours are recognized.
The most common way to earn volunteer hours for your team is by volunteering to assist at Play Days, Sign-Up Days, and other league events.
All volunteers must be confirmed in advance for an event. Walk-in volunteers will generally not receive team credit for their effot.
Please check the league calendar to find out more information about upcoming events.
If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities or team tally, contact your Vice-Commissioner or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TO VOLUNTEER FOR AN EVENT, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM on PAGE 2. You must submit one form for each event for which you are volunteering. The event coordinator will contact you prior to the event to confirm your attendance and to provide further details and instructions.
Thank you again for all your help!!!
ELECTION TIME HAS COME...and here your vote really counts!!!!
The Advisory Election is scheduled for August 9, 2010 at the field where you play. Each rostered participant has one anonymous vote. In the event that there is only one candidate, then the participant should vote whether they have Confidence (by circling Y or N) that the uncontested candidate can fulfill the role for which they are nominated. Participants will also be able to write in candiddate of her choice for each open position.
An Advisory Election serves to advise the Baord in its choice of officers. The final election will be held during the Board meeting on August 11, 2010.
If your team has a bye on August 9th, please coordinate with the election officer, Franny L., to ensure your team votes are counted.
For desciptions of each position, see the League Documents.
Candidates:Commissioner (2 years) - Danny Gilmore, SJ SLIDE/Bad News Babes, incumbent
Secretary (2 years) - Sandie Day, Bad News Babes, incumbent
Vice-Commissioner C-Division (1 year) - Jennifer Bradley, Who's On First, new candidate
Vice-Commissioner D-Division (1 year) - Nik Lazetera, U-Haul/Hit & Run, new candidate