Tuesday, January 29, 2013

UEFL 2013: Registration & Appeals Board Nomination

Registration now open. The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League is pleased to announce the 2013 UEFL season.

Quick Links: 2013 UEFL Registration Form / 2013 Appeals Board Nomination Form
After registering, your name will be added to the 2013 UEFL Member Roster (note Last Updated date). All preliminary registrants appear on the Roster. If you do not see your username, please register again.

Per Rule 1:
a.     A post announcing the opening of registrations shall appear on the UEFL website no later than two months prior to the start of the regular season. This post shall instruct members on the proper methods of signing up to participate in the UEFL for the upcoming season and will contain all appropriate pre-draft deadlines.
b.     Once the registration period is closed, a draft order shall be pre-assigned (see Rule 1-1-c). Five umpires shall be drafted by each UEFL member in the form of one (1) crew chief per Rule 1-2, two (2) primary umpires per Rule 1-3 and two (2) secondary umpires per Rule 1-4.
c.     The draft will be conducted in two phases: Phase one encompasses the crew/primary round while phase two encompasses the secondary draft. Members have the option of drafting all umpires during the first phase.

For more information about the UEFL draft and selection process, see the 2013 UEFL Rules Book. Note that the draft will occur in March 2013, no umpires will be selected until the draft begins in March.

Any visitor, guest or user may become a league member. There is no cost to register for this league. If you would like to register for the 2013 UEFL season, please respond to this post with your requested username. If you participated during the 2012 season, please use the same username or otherwise mention what your username was last season. Do not select umpires during the registration process.

Important: It is recommended that UEFL members be placed on an e-mail list so that we may expeditiously communicate important site-related news, such as UEFL Live Draft order and Prop Boards. If you wish to be included, please indicate this during registration.

Registration, draft and roster deadlines (Note: All deadlines extend to 11:59 PM Pacific on date indicated)
March 4, 2013 (Monday): Preliminary and standard registration processes closed, draft opens.
March 15, 2013 (Friday): Last day to submit unrestricted Primary umpires.
March 21, 2013 (Thursday): Last day to RSVP for the Live Secondary Draft. Date and time TBD.
March 22, 2013 (Friday): Last day to submit unrestricted Secondary umpires (Live Draftees exempt).
March 23 or 24, 2013 (Sat or Sun): Live Secondary Draft. Date and time TBD.
March 29, 2013 (Friday): Last day to submit unrestricted Crew Chief selections.
March 30, 2013 (Saturday): Last day for roster changes (retirements, pre-season injuries, etc.).
Any late submissions will be "restricted," meaning umpire selection will be limited to a list as determined by the Commissioner and based on timely league drafting activity.

Pursuant to the 2012 Rules Summit, CCS/UEFL has implemented a rudimentary set of posting guidelines which shall apply to all comments, profiles and other user content. For more information, refer to Rule 8.

Appeals Board: Rule 6-4-a mandates the establishment and maintenance of an Appeals Board to rule on disputed issues, such as Quality of Correctness. Any visitor, guest or user may become an Appeals Board member and may or may not also be a concurrent league member. The Appeals Board operates on a voluntary basis only and is a one-year term (no term limits). To apply, please access this form. If you are interested in nominating yourself for the 2-4 at-large Appeals Board vacancies, please consider the following requirements:
  • Ability to separate subjectivity from objective analysis;
  • Extensive rules knowledge or ability to attain exceptional proficiency;
  • Acceptance of prior and willingness to form UEFL precedent and rule interpretations;
  • Ability to objectively and thoroughly analyze plays to determine, among others, Quality of Correctness;
  • Availability to respond to the "Office of the UEFL Commissioner" in a timely fashion;
  • Board members must abstain from ruling on plays involving drafted umpires (if applicable).
Permanent Appeals Board members are: Gil (Commissioner, Chair), Jeremy (Deputy Commissioner).
Appeals Board members re-elected via the 2012 Rules Summit are: tmac, RichMSN, yawetag.
Vacancies: Seat 6, Seat 7. At the Chair's discretion, Seat 8 and/or Seat 9 may also be filled or left vacant.

Appeals Board nomination and election procedures, deadlines
January 30, 2013 (Wednesday): Appeals Board nominations opened.
March 22, 2013 (Friday): Appeals Board nominations closed and voting begins.
March 29, 2012 (Friday): Appeals Board voting ends.
March 31, 2013 (Sunday): Opening Night, Rangers vs. Astros, MLB season begins.

If you have any questions, please post here. As you can see, registration will remain open for over four weeks while Appeals Board nominations will remain open for over six weeks. We hope you enjoy this registration process for the 2013 season. Read on for a "How To" example...

Scenario, Registration & Draft: John Doe would like to register for the 2013 UEFL season. Using the username "jdoe123," John completes the standard registration process in February and supplies a valid e-mail address for league communication, opting in to the UEFL e-mail list, understanding he is under no obligation to opt-in. In early March, John receives a league e-mail reminding him the UEFL draft will open soon and explaining how to complete the process. On March 4, John takes part in phase one of the UEFL draft by selecting two primary umpires, Ump A and Ump B. Ump A is MLB-level while Ump-B is AAA-level. John opts not to select Secondary umpires at this time, though he has the option to do so. On March 20, John registers for the Live Secondary Draft. John attends the Live Secondary Draft and when it is his turn to do so, he drafts Ump C and then Ump D, whom are both MLB level umpires. On March 28, John submits his Crew Chief selection, selecting Ump E. On March 30, it is revealed Ump E has suffered an injury; John contacts the Office of the UEFL Commissioner and successfully changes his Crew Chief selection from Ump E to Ump A (who is also one of John's primary umpires).

Scenario, Appeals Board: John Doe would also like to run for a vacant seat on the Appeals Board and after reading Rule 6 and the above description of a boardperson's duties, believes he will be a solid fit. He completes the nomination process in February. John makes sure to vote for himself and another candidate and submits his ballot on March 23, cognizant of the fact that voting twice in the Appeals Board election or contributing to voting irregularities surrounding his candidacy will disqualify himself gaining election.

To register for the 2013 UEFL season, please complete the form below (click here if you cannot see it):


CricketChapman said...

Really looking forward to the 2013 season. Hockey is barely holding me over.

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