MOVING THE LIONS TOURNEY TO DIFFERENT DATES EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS DUE TO CIF PLAYOFFS
CIF is in the middle of discussion to move the PREP baseball season forward in order to hold a state baseball playoff. If this happens, it appears that May 10th or so will be the end of the regular season. We are concerned about the effect this will have on the Lions Tournament which has traditionally (68 years) been held the week between Palm Sunday and Easter whenever it falls. We are concerned that a tourney two weeks before the end of the season might be dicey, would affect registration and those particular years where Easter is later than the first week of April, the Lions might have to move dates. One big issue surrounds Northern California, Los Angeles, Oregon and Las Vegas teams that have participated in this tourney year in and year out. Other than Oregon, LA, Sacramento and Las Vegas areas continue to have spring break during the traditional week before Easter. The Oregon teams have their break during the last week of March.
I think the best approach would be to keep the traditional Palm Sunday to Easter schedule with some modifications. I looked at the Easter schedule and out of the next 11 years, I think I can keep the Palm Sunday to Easter schedule at least 8 or 9 of those years with some modifications as follows:
NEW BILL DICKENS DIVISION 1B CHAMPION.
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL OF SAN DIEGO
Due to ineligible player in game, CIF has declared a forfeit in the Division 1B championship game.
Founded by Mike Morrow and Les Cassie, in 1951, The San Diego Downtown Lions High School Baseball Tournament is the Oldest and Largest High School Tourney in the United States. Traditionally held in the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, games are played for four days by 130 plus high school teams at fields all over San Diego County. With over 8 divisions that cover all skill levels, we have teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation to teams that come from schools with less than 100 students.
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