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#4625 - 09/07/01 12:58 AM How about some refreshing league format ideas?
eric820 Offline

Registered: 08/14/01
Posts: 12
A/S/L: 43/M/Lincoln, NE
One thing I don't like about league bowling is there's generally nothing new and/or exciting about it.

A good way to combat that would be to arrange a refreshing way to structure the league and/or schedule to (hopefully) arouse a little more interest in what's going on.

One thing we're going to try here is a new league we dubbed "Partner Doubles."

This is how it works: We're going to pilot the league with 16 bowlers...8 men, 8 women. Each week, everyone will bowl matchpoint as a doubles team, but with a different mixed partner. Standings will be kept as men's and women's divisions, with a maximum 12 points available to each individual (8 points for team, 4 for the individuals).

The schedule consists of 18 weeks...two rounds of seven weeks plus two rounds each of men's and women's position rounds. After 18 weeks, all men and women will have bowled with and against each other at least twice, and all men have bowled opposite the other men (and women/women) at least twice.

A few details need to be ironed out still, but it should be interesting. If the idea looks like a winner we'll probably try and use it to lure certain types of bowlers (like single people), or may also try a more competitive group too.

If anyone else has ideas to spice up league bowling, let's hear them.

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#4626 - 09/21/01 01:56 PM Re: How about some refreshing league format ideas?
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Registered: 02/10/01
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not refreshing but I always enjoyed scotch doubles leagues. You don't see them much any more frown

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#4627 - 09/23/01 07:23 AM Re: How about some refreshing league format ideas?
New Yawk Coffe Lady Offline
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Registered: 02/12/01
Posts: 3
A/S/L: F/Long Island, NY
I don't know if this is new or not, but I belong to a Mixed League that offers a singles league within the Mixed team league. We pay an additional $3.00 per week for the singles.

Each person is given a "team number" and there is a schedule posted each week and you see who you will be going up against.

Mostly everyone in the league enters....I think it's an interesting idea and fun too. laugh
Jackie smile

#4628 - 09/24/01 11:43 AM Re: How about some refreshing league format ideas?
Angel Offline

Registered: 02/02/01
Posts: 401
A/S/L: F/So Cal
Not anything really new, but I *love* short seasons. Get in and out in 16 weeks. Most people return, but the people who don't "fit" the league format can make it to the end without quitting or whining too much.

Obviously it's difficult to floor a "big money" league in a short format, but it's a nice change to sprint instead of marathon run.
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