Ladder League

Chilliwack Pickleball Club

Division 1: 6 Week Ladder Play for 3.5 + (Club Ratings)
Division 2: 6 Week Ladder Play for 3.00 & Under (Club Ratings)

NB: Due to Covid our numbers at the moment are restricted so signup quickly so as not to be disappointed.

Where: The Landing

When: September 12th – October 17th

Time: 10.15am - 11.15am

(After 11.15am, open play will resume until 12.15pm.

Cost: Players will Fob in as usual (as per normal play) and also pay a one off $10.00 entry fee to go toward door prizes.)

Please put $10 cash and your registration form in an envelope marked clearly with your name and Ladder League and hand in to Carol Hart.    

 

General Information

The format of play is designed so that players play mostly with others of similar skill levels so players will be seeded before commencement. Your ranking on the ladder will then be based upon your winning percentage (the ratio of points won to total points possible). Players will move up or down the ladder based upon their winning percentage.

Each week, players will be placed in groups of 4 in the order of their ranking on the ladder for match play. You are expected to play every week unless you inform the Captain that you will be absent. All players will play three doubles games in a round robin fashion with the other three players of the foursome. At the start of the game, players will decide who starts serving first and choice of side.

The percentages are based only on the matches that are actually played. The ladder is designed to run for 6 weeks. Players are expected to play all 6 weeks. After your games have been played, players record their scores on the score sheet that is available in the area. There is a maximum of 45 points because you do not have to win by 2 points.                                                                                                       

  

 Absences

Can’t Play – Please let Ladder Captain know on the Friday before by 9.00pm.

If a player is unable to play on the specified day, the player should notify the Ladder Captain no later than the Friday by 9.00pm before the schedule is published. The groupings will then be made without that player. The player’s most recent score will stand until the player resumes play. There is no penalty for being absent as long as the player has notified the Captain before the stated deadline.

Can’t Play – AFTER Schedule is Published

After the schedule is published and prior to the actual match:

If a player is unable to play, the player should do one of the following subject to modification by local rules and procedures:

  1. Call the ladder Captain ASAP so a Sub can be found. Remember if you do not show then you are leaving 3 other players down who will not be able to play!!!!!!

 

 No Shows

If you are a “No Show” (leaving three players without a match), and you have failed to notify the ladder captain you will be a suspended from further play as you have inconvenienced 3 other players. The Ladder Captain will try and find a last minute substitute but please enter the Ladder knowing this is a scenario that may happen and one we have no control over.
 

Percentage Establishment

The ladder may be configured on games to 15. The following example assumes the default of 15 points. Playing percentage is based on the number of points scored divided by the number of points possible (45 for a 3-game match of 15 points per game). The Ladder Captain tracks players’ rankings to eliminate major “bouncing” up and down the ladder. For instance, if you are starting at the bottom of the ladder and your first score is 45, your percentage would be 100. Logically, your next match would be against the top players, which may not be in everyone’s best interest. So the Captain will apply the built-in ONE-FOURTH rule which RESTRICTS a player’s movement to no more than one-fourth of the ladder regardless of their percentage. Hence, one week you could have 85% and be ranked below a player who has 75% because you moved up only 1/4 of the ladder positions from where you were. The reverse holds true going down the ladder should you have a very bad day. The ONE-FOURTH rule overrides your percentage. Hence, you could have 75% and still be ranked higher than someone with 80% because you moved down only 1/4 of the ladder positions from where you were. An “R” for “Restricted Position” appears next to the percentage on the Standings page.
 

Inactive Players

 If a player cannot play for a period of more than 2 weeks the Captain may place you in an Inactive status and a substitute will be found.
 

 Bye/Sub

Byes are assigned if the Ladder Captain is unable to fill out a foursome. Byes are normally assigned from the bottom of the ladder ranking up, skipping any player who has already had a Bye. Assignment of Byes is at the discretion of the Captain.
 

Sub Scores

Sub scores count if the Sub is one of the players listed on the schedule as a Bye/Sub – and the sub played all 3 games. A Sub’s score would not count if the Sub played a partial match (i.e. fills in for an injured player). A Sub’s score would not count if they are not part of the original ladder unless they replace an inactive player mid ladder.

Points to Remember

  • Do not enter unless you are willing to make a commitment to the Ladder and your fellow players.
  • Remember this is a trial run and you may not agree with all of our decisions.
  • Suggestions will be welcomed and accepted in writing by the Ladder Captain at the end of the 6 weeks which will be taken into consideration for the next time.
  • All balls are considered in unless you can absolutely determine they are out.
  • Please do not be offended if you are not seeded where you think you should be, it is only our best guess!!!!!
  • Only players that played for at least 4 weeks are eligible for door prizes.
  • No Refunds for missed weeks or byes.

 

By signing you are agreeing to all the above terms set out by the league captain.

 

Signature:_________________________________

 

How Do I Register

  • Sign-In to the website.
  • Sign-up for all 6 weeks on the calendar under your division.
  • Download and print off the above registration.
  • Sign, scan and email back to Carol at [email protected] or drop off at the landing.
  • Pop $10 cash into an envelope and mark clearly with your name and ladder league and drop off at the landing or give to Carol.
  • Wait for the fun to begin
  • Encourage your friends to play too.


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