Some teams and divisions might play twice in one week. Players
who play on more than one team might well have conflicts; nevertheless,
once the playoff committee sets the schedule, even if there are
inequities or conflicts, no postponements will be permitted.To
be fair to everyone, playoffs are scheduled "blindly",
without regard to individual teams scheduling preferences.
Prior to the Interleague Finals at Madison Square Garden in
April, The New York Corporate Basketball League will proudly
present The 16th Annual Cantor Fitzgerald Cup To the Winner
of The Top Flight Division. The award given in honor of the
Cantor Fitzgerald Team that won the Top Flight Division Championship
in the Winter of 2000-01, will be presented in a special ceremony.
All divisional winners advance to play at The World's Most
Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden (scheduling permitted)
against our sister league, The Lawyers Basketball League Divisional
Champions. All players will receive Championship Sweat Shirts
and Trophies at MSG.
For purposes of playoff seedings, we added back all points
that were deducted as a result of forfeit penalties, revised
the standings accordingly and then created the seedings in the
usual manner i.e. 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 etc. In so doing, teams
were seeded more closely to their respective strength and we
hope, more fairly. Please note numbers following each team's
name in the pairings reflect the revised point totals upon which
the seedings were based.
The playoffs always bring heightened intensity and competition,
so the League must restate and enforce its standards of conduct
and rules regarding eligibility. Please review our policies in
these areas and call the office if you have any questions regarding
a player's eligibility. Also don't forget the rule which requires
a player to have played in at least three (3) regular season
games to be eligible for the playoffs. This is not the time to
bring in "ringers."
Important! All players must bring valid picture ID, which
may be checked against Team Roster Forms, to all playoff games
as it will be a prerequisite to playing in all playoff games.
If we find that a team has intentionally manipulated or broken
League rules, we will have to rule against you to maintain the
integrity of the playoffs. Penalties can include forfeited games
and even permanent barring of players and teams from the League.
Don't embarrass your team, your firm, and the League. All of
us want the players to decide the outcome of the game, not the
GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS!