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Updated 11/02/21

Thank you all again for a great Fall 2021 football season.  

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  • Winter Registration is now open. see below for more information
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 Winter League

Registration for the TSL Winter 2022 season is officially open this week and is expected to fill up quickly, so we wanted to give captains an update on where we stand with timing, venue, cost and format.

 

Before we get started with those, you'll notice this email is coming from Jeff Krol and Joe K and not from Topper himself.  Our fearless leader is exhausted from all the effort that running this League entails, so he has requested a "vacation" of sorts for this Winter session.  You'll probably still see him around at the occasional game (and of course the bar) but his role this season will be more athlete/celebrity/mediocre darts player, and less "management".  So while he enjoys his winter off, we will handle a lot of his administrative tasks with support from our usual Board of Directors to keep things running smoothly (Travis and Val Cleavenger, Jay and Emily Jaskier).  Our goal as much as possible is to make sure nothing changes about the feel of this League except for the email address you're getting your updates from.

 

Having said that, this is where we stand for our upcoming Winter Session:

 

Dates: January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th (regular season), March 5th and 12th (playoffs). 

This is unchanged from Topper's initial email on October 14th, but we wanted to highlight the possibility that like last year, a Bills playoff game may be scheduled on Jan 15th and/or Jan 22nd.  If that happens we will do our best to make up the games, as we do NOT intend to run our League the same day as a Bills playoff game.  Whether this takes the form of weeknight makeup games like last year or pushing the season back a week, we don't know and cannot solve for at this point in time.  If it comes up, we'll address as best as we can and keep captains informed as soon as decisions are made.

 

Venue:  Sportsplex @ 90 Ridge Road, North Tonawanda NY 14120.  The downstairs bar should be open this season and there are two new golf simulators on site as well.  Games will likely start sometime between 6:45 and 10:45 (last game of the night ending at 11:45).  

 

Cost:  $1,085 per team plus $25 per game for ref fees (payable to the refs right before games start).  Registration payments can be made via Paypal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via Venmo to Patrick-McGovern-8.  Topper may be on vacation, but he's still collecting your money!

 

Format:  We are looking for 10 teams, but like last year we may be able to expand if there is additional demand.  The final number of teams will have to be an even number for scheduling purposes, so please register early to guarantee your own spot.  For example if an 11th team tries to register but we don't have a 12th team to balance it out, then we'll cap the session at 10 teams and the last one to register will miss out.

 

Like last Winter, ALL rosters will be reviewed to ensure people aren't submitting stacked teams for this session.  This means we'll be looking at the number of "Tier 1" type players on each roster (example: D1 athletes, upper tier D2 athletes that are essentially D1 caliber... you know who they are) to ensure no one team is too strong.  If Public Enemy merged with Tight Ends in Motion and went undefeated, no one would have a good time, so that's exactly what we're trying to avoid.  

 

If you're not sure whether your intended roster is going to be approved or not, send us the preliminary list of names ASAP and we will confer with our Board and get back to you so there are no surprises.  It should go without saying, but we reserve the right to veto roster additions if anyone should try to game the system (and yes, they will try...) by adding ringers to their team after we've approved their roster and taken payment.

 

Our intent is to potentially separate the League into two divisions based on rosters submitted, but this is subject to which teams register and the strength of their rosters.

 

Other Rules/Regulations:

  • No one will be allowed to play on two teams, even if they end up in different divisions.  We want this League to be available to as many people as possible, and giving two roster spots to the same person runs contrary to that goal.
  • Sub requests must go through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If something happens and you're short-handed on game day, one of the League staff on site will appoint you a sub, but it will likely be someone of SIGNIFICANTLY worse quality than the player you're missing so don't count on showing up and grabbing a star athlete at the last minute.  You will not be able to choose your own sub.
  • When we have all the details on Sportsplex rules (ie Where are you allowed to bring alcohol purchased on site?  Are people allowed to watch games from the sideline this year?) we will communicate those to the League
  • We likely won't be able to accommodate any schedule requests this season as we don't have the same flexibility with the indoor facility as we do outdoors at the Rose Garden.

 

Next Steps:  You can go on the website and register now if you're interested (https://toppersports.com/index.php/team-registration) or if you have questions about your roster first, you're welcome to reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will review before getting back to you.  

 

Finally, we appreciate your patience in dealing with a few new people this session.  If you have any questions, you're welcome to contact Jeff Krol (716-480-5074) or Joe K (716-861-8699) via call, text or telegram.

 

Thanks,

 

JK and JK

 

Winter TSL Coordinators

 

 

Payments can be made 2 ways:

  1. Via Paypal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Via Venmo Patrick-McGovern-8

 

 

Terms & Conditions and FAQs

 

  1. All players must be 21 years of age and over to play.
  2. All Players Must Have a new signed waiver on file for the calendar year, please fill it out here https://waiver.fr/p-3oVY2
  3. Rules & Schedules can be found under Downloads section on the website http://www.toppersports.com/index.php/downloads
  4. Check the football page for divisions/standings and upcoming games/results.  
  5. For those of you new to the league, be sure to check out the Godfathers page.  There you will find insights into this weeks games and predictions as well.  Very good reading entertainment can be found here!
  6. Substitutions -please send an email to the sublist master by the Thursday before your game regarding using subs. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  7. You and your teammates are encouraged to sign up for our telegram channel, https://t.me/toppersports it’s the first place we’ll announce if there are any cancellations and other league news.
  8. The best way to get a hold of Topper is through telegram:  https://t.me/PatrickMcG  this is preferred over normal text messaging. 
  9. Team Fees for Fall and Spring Season. Payment will be due in Full upon registration

·        Team Fee: $450

·        Forfeit Fee: $50

·        Total Amount due: $500

·        (note- if you did not forfeit a game in the previous season, the $50 forfeit fee will be reimbursed at the end of the season, or carried over to your next season registration)

·        If you are unable to field a team for the upcoming week, you must notify us by 5pm on the Thursday prior to your game to avoid being charged the $50 forfeit fee.

  1. Schedule Requests: Teams will be limited to only 2 schedule requests this season.  (game times will be 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm) Early games are considered 10-12, late games are considered 1-3pm.  After you have registered and paid, you may then send in your schedule requests.  Please do so in a separate email with your team name and division in the subject line

11.   Topper Sports reserves the right to alter divisions as necessary based on registrations, knowledge of rosters, and competitiveness of individuals.

    1. Topper Sports reserves the right to move a team from one division into another division more suitable of their competitiveness

12.   The web site is for entertainment purposes only, any reference to you or your teammates or people who pop over here from other leagues may or may not be true, or slightly exaggerated.

 

 

For the latest news on Topper Sports including any game cancellations, Sign up for Topper Sports Instant Messaging

 https://telegram.me/toppersports

 

 

Updated Guidelines

§  The TSL and The Angry Buffalo will have Covid-19 guidelines in place and posted at the fields, all players MUST have a mask, and follow the posted instructions on when they must wear their mask. There won’t be any tolerance for players and patrons who don’t follow the posted guidelines. 

§  We have put together a group of volunteers to help manage the game day experience

  • Volunteers: Joe K, Valerie Bernal, Travis Clevenger, Jay Jaskier, Emily Curry and Jeff Krol
  • I have asked them to help make sure players are checking in, entering the fields and exiting the fields in the designated areas
  • They will be wearing orange shirts in honor of Rameer
  • They will be enforcing our guidelines.
  • Please make sure your players/teammates have masks or they will not be able to play.  Games will not be held up because players aren’t signing in on time
  • Please do not be disrespectful to them, any rude behavior will not be tolerated.

§  Prior to entering the fields, all players must sign into our Covid Tracing App.  There will be signs posted with a QR code that will take you to this form https://toppersports.com/covid/ where you and your teammates will have to sign in, and answer the questions.  It’s quick, and it’s necessary!!

§  Teams may start to enter the fields 10 minutes prior to their game time, so please make sure you have checked in on the app.

§  Please practice social distancing: do not warn up where other teams have congregated, please wait for the teams playing prior to your game to leave the field before entering the field.

§  Masks must be worn when entering the fields.  There will be a designated field entrance area, and a designated field exit area.  Please use the entrance and exit areas as intended.  The field entrance will be located near my truck(for those of you who have played before) for those new to the league, look for the Silver ford explorer.

§  The Rosegarden has setup a lot of outdoor seating for us, please be patient with their staff, and understand that food must be ordered when purchasing alcohol.  Please follow the current restaurant covid policy’s, face mask must be worn until you are seated.  Do not table jump, meaning if you have friends at a table nearby, do not walk over to them without a mask. 

§  Spectators are allowed at the fields and should be seated or standing behind the endzones. no Spectatprs are allowed on the sidelines. 

§  There is expanded parking behind the bar, so please park up against the tree lines, and make sure to leave room for cars to get out. (see attached layout)

§  Dogs are permitted, must be accompanied by an adult and on a leash at all times, and obviously, not permitted in the bar area or the fields.

§  While playing you do not have to wear a mask, however we do encourage that gaiter scarfs be worn if at all possible.

§  I encourage all players download the telegram messaging app and join our channel, this is the fastest way for us to update everyone on league news and events

§  These guidelines are subject to change

 

 

  

please make sure All Players must sign a new waiver for 2021 https://waiver.fr/rg-qkrcj

 

 

   

For the latest news on Topper Sports including any game cancellations, Sign up for Topper Sports Instant Messaging

 https://telegram.me/toppersports

 

Contact Information:
Topper Sports, LLC  
Phone /Cell 716.861.1012
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web www.toppersports.com

 

Terms, Conditions and FAQs

Terms & Conditions and FAQs

 

  1. All players must be 21 years of age and over to play.
  2. All Players Must Have a new signed waiver on file for the calendar year, please fill it out here https://waiver.fr/p-3oVY2
  3. Rules & Schedules can be found under Downloads section on the website http://www.toppersports.com/index.php/downloads
  4. Check the football page for divisions/standings and upcoming games/results.  
  5. For those of you new to the league, be sure to check out the Godfathers page.  There you will find insights into this weeks games and predictions as well.  Very good reading entertainment can be found here!
  6. Substitutions -please send an email to the sublist master by the Thursday before your game regarding using subs. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  7. You and your teammates are encouraged to sign up for our telegram channel, https://t.me/toppersports it’s the first place we’ll announce if there are any cancellations and other league news.
  8. The best way to get a hold of Topper is through telegram:  https://t.me/PatrickMcG  this is preferred over normal text messaging. 
  9. Team Fees Please note, Payment will be due in Full upon registration

·        Team Fee: $450

·        Forfeit Fee: $50

·        Total Amount due: $500

·        (note- if you did not forfeit a game in the previous season, the $50 forfeit fee will be reimbursed at the end of the season, or carried over to your next season registration)

·        If you are unable to field a team for the upcoming week, you must notify us by 5pm on the Thursday prior to your game to avoid being charged the $50 forfeit fee.

  1. Schedule Requests: Teams will be limited to only 2 schedule requests this season.  (game times will be 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm) Early games are considered 10-12, late games are considered 1-3pm.  After you have registered and paid, you may then send in your schedule requests.  Please do so in a separate email with your team name and division in the subject line
  2. Topper Sports reserves the right to alter divisions as necessary based on registrations, knowledge of rosters, and competitiveness of individuals.  
      1. Topper Sports reserves the right to move a team from one division into another division more suitable of their competitiveness
  3. The web site is for entertainment purposes only, any reference to you or your teammates or people who pop over here from other leagues may or may not be true, or slightly exaggerated.

 

 

 

  

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