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- Have fun, don’t be a jerk.
- Skillfully plunge extra balls.
- To break player vs. player ties on a given game, all tied players will play a one-ball playoff to decide relative placement of the tied players.
- To break team ties at the end of the night, choose your best player to go head-to-head for a single game tiebreaker (play all 3 balls). The machine will be chosen randomly. Each team has one veto which may be used on the machine selection. Redraw the machine until both teams accept it or no vetoes remain. Players for the tiebreaker game will be named once the machine is selected.
- Teams may have 4 or 5 players. If fewer than 4 show up, then it is a forfeit. Teams may use substitute players who are not on some other league team.
Structure of a Match
- The structure of the rounds and the scoring are modeled after Seattle’s Monday Night Pinball League, but with 5 players per team instead of 10 and with different participation bonuses.
- There will be four rounds of play: first, a doubles round, then two singles rounds, followed by a final doubles round.
- The away team chooses all of the machines to be used in the first round and third round. The home team chooses the machines for the second and fourth rounds.
- The doubles rounds consist of two simultaneous games. In the first round, the away team chooses the two machines and assigns two players to each. The home team then responds with two players for each of those games.
- The singles rounds consist of 5 head-to-head games if both teams have 5 players; otherwise, each singles round consists of 4 head-to-head games.
- If a team has 5 players, then one player must sit out in each of the doubles rounds.
- The doubles rounds will award 10 points, with 5 points available to be earned on each of the two chosen machines. The 5 points will be split between the two teams depending upon how the players place. For each machine, one of the 5 points is assigned based on which team has the highest combined score. The other 4 points are assigned based on relative placement of the players. Each player scores a team point for each opponent that he or she outscores.
- The singles rounds will consist of 15 points, with 3 points available in each game. If one or both teams has only 4 players, then the round will consist of only 12 points. If one player doubles the score of the other, then that player’s team wins 3 points and the other team earns zero points. Otherwise, the winner’s team receives 2 points and the loser’s team receives 1 point.
- Each 5-player team with all 5 players playing in at least 3 of the 4 rounds, will earn 5 bonus points for the match. Note that if the same player sits out in the first and the fourth rounds, that will mean that player will be in only two games which will prevent your team from earning the five bonus points.
If there is a tie, then a single game will be randomly drawn. If a team does not like the randomly drawn game, the team may veto (prior to playing the game). Once a machine is finally selected, each team will choose one champion to play that game in a head-to-head matchup. The team of the winning player wins the match.
- Each team receives a single veto. Once it is spent, they may not veto again.
- When both teams still have vetoes available, the away team must be the first to decide whether or not to veto.
- In the case of a veto, randomly draw some other machine. Exclude any machines from the drawing if they were previously vetoed.
- If both vetoes are used, then the 3rd randomly drawn machine will be used for the game.
- The away team’s player is player 1.
- The team of the winning player wins the match.
- a team may have at most two players with an IPR level of 5 or above
- at most one player on the team may have an IPR level of 6. This player counts as one of the two players allowed to be at level 5 or above.
- total team IPR must be 18 or less.
- if a team exceeds the IPR limits due to mid-season improvements in skill of their original roster, they may continue to use those players who have improved.
Teams may use substitute players.
- For any given match, at least one player must be on the regular team roster.
- If neither the captain nor the co-captain will be present for a match, then some other regular roster player should be designed as captain for that match.
- As many as four substitutes may play for a team in place of original roster players if those players are unable to play due to a legitimate excuse. Replacing a player with a substitute merely to improve the skill-level of your team is not a legitimate excuse.
- Substitutes may not be members of other teams in the same league.
- Substitutes are subject to the same IPR and team IPR restrictions as regular roster players.
Entry Fees and Prizes
- First place will receive 75% of the entry fees as a cash prize.
- Second place will receive 25% of the entry fees as a cash prize.
- First place will also receive a trophy / cup which they may keep until the winner of the following season is determined.