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What do you do at the end of your league season?  I am secretary and most of the work falls on me. 
Here is what happens.
The last night we have doubles night while bowling and the points still count for pay off.
Last year we paid off 20 places with first place paying $550.  Each bowler paid $3 and his partner paid $3 also. You could get in as many times as you wanted.  We had 458 entries.  Collecting that was fun.
Before the banquet we have a sweeper.  It will pay $500 if we get 50 players.
The banquet will be at the center with 30 pizzas, 4 6' subs, snacks, pop and 3 kegs of beer.
After that we have a $50 buy in texas holdem tournament.
We payoff $1000 for 1st place $300 for winners of each half and $22.25 per point on a 7 point system.
I have to stuff over $60,000 in envelopes the morning of the banquet. 
Then the next month I rest.

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Nothing particularly special the last week of the season, though we do have a 1 game roll-off between the first and second half winners to determine the overall league champions.  We have a banquet the next week that I have to organize since nobody wants to be league vice president (whose sole responsibility is organizing the banquet).  Our league is sponsored by a local pizza shop/catering business and they provide free pizza and wings for the banquet.  Last year I collected $10/head and ordered several other dishes to go along with it (potatoes, rolls, roast beef, etc.) and that went over really well so we'll do it again this year.  I also have to stuff envelopes but it's not nearly as much money as Fordman's league, lol.  Any kind of pot games or whatnot that might be bowled after we eat are organized entirely by the bowlers...once the money is passed out my job is done.



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One (1) game determines the league champions? Never seen that. Not sure I would like that. It's always been a complete 3 game series in all of my leagues using normal series points to determine the league champion.


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Yep, a one game roll-off immediately after we finish our final 3-game set of the season.  We're not a big money league, the winning team only gets an extra $100, and everybody in the league is perfectly happy to have it this way.

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One (1) game determines the league champions? Never seen that. Not sure I would like that. It's always been a complete 3 game series in all of my leagues using normal series points to determine the league champion.



That's what the Pro's do. Our Sr League has the first and second
half winners go best 2 out of three

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One (1) game determines the league champions? Never seen that. Not sure I would like that. It's always been a complete 3 game series in all of my leagues using normal series points to determine the league champion.

  In our 31-week league, a three-game match between the first half winners and the second half winners determines the league champions, just like your leagues.  In a short season league, the standings after the last week prevail.

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For what it's worth, a few years ago I persuaded a few of the Summer leagues I bowled in to adopt a last-day-of-the-season team stepladder.  My team made it into the stepladder of each league, and we finished 2nd in all of them (dammit).  And I have since employed this system in our youth leagues.  The kids love it.

It does make for a very exciting final day.

Three games.  The first game, the #4 qualifying team bowls against the #3 qualifying team.  The winner advances.

Second game the winner of the first game bowls the #2 qualifying team.  The winner advances.

And in the final match (I'm sure you know what happens next), the winner of the second game bowls the #1 seeded team for the league championship.

It makes for a bit of chaos as the names have to be re-programmed into the overhead scoresheets on the stepladder pair of lanes.  But it's not that big of a deal.  And there's a lot of shuffling of players in and out (a lot more than a single player stepladder, of course).

But it does make for some high drama on the final day, as the top 4 teams all have a chance of winning the league championship.

And yeah, it all comes down to one game.

As it should.


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For what it's worth, a few years ago I persuaded a few of the Summer leagues I bowled in to adopt a last-day-of-the-season team stepladder.  My team made it into the stepladder of each league, and we finished 2nd in all of them (dammit).  And I have since employed this system in our youth leagues.  The kids love it.

It does make for a very exciting final day.

Three games.  The first game, the #4 qualifying team bowls against the #3 qualifying team.  The winner advances.

Second game the winner of the first game bowls the #2 qualifying team.  The winner advances.

And in the final match (I'm sure you know what happens next), the winner of the second game bowls the #1 seeded team for the league championship.

It makes for a bit of chaos as the names have to be re-programmed into the overhead scoresheets on the stepladder pair of lanes.  But it's not that big of a deal.  And there's a lot of shuffling of players in and out (a lot more than a single player stepladder, of course).

But it does make for some high drama on the final day, as the top 4 teams all have a chance of winning the league championship.

And yeah, it all comes down to one game.

As it should.




Gee that's a great idea....I'm in awe
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We have a potluck dinner, cash payouts, and a 9-pin no tap tournament.
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