But that wasn't even close to the highlight of the night. Since this was the position round for the half (and my team won the first half), I stuck around to see who we would bowl next week. The first place team won 2 and lost 6 to the 2nd place team while the 3rd place team took all 8. There weren't any league by-laws for this but it was agreed that they would bowl on Wednesday and roll 3 games with the total pinfall for the 3 games winning the half.
My league has a by-law that if teams are tied for first at the end of a half, it's a one-game roll-off (total pins, obviously).
That seems to be the case with most leagues. This was decided by the secretary and the bowlers involved on the fly after league ended last night. What made it more complicated was that it's a 3-way tie and that one of the bowlers had to leave right after league ended so they had to schedule it for another night.
We had a similar issue happen the first half of the league. Three team tie for first place and since USBC rules state that a roll off must happen to break a tie for first place and the league had no other rule in place, one took place kind of. The league ended up voting that the first game scores of the following week would be used. Someone was trying to have it happen the same night, but some of the bowlers on the teams involved had already left. It was almost a 4 way tie but the team that was in fourth had tied one game that night splitting the 2 points for that game. Had they just won that game it would have been 4 teams involved. We voted out a league champion roll off between half winners because no one wanted to have to bowl the roll off anyways.
Tonight my league wrapped up and I threw my last shot for a while. As previously mentioned I'm going to step away from the game for a while. Considering slide leg, ball hand and back issues I am currently having, which aren't all bowling related but bowling doesn't help, especially with some bad mechanics, I'm not sure if I will do leagues again. This was how my last night went.
We dropped all 7 points, only losing the first game by 11 pins, the second by 4 pins but the last game we got spanked pretty well. We ended up in 19th out of 40 teams thanks to a late half collapse of sorts. Even when we bowled good, the other teams bowled better, but there were plenty of times we bowled bad too.