It is our aim to provide teams with a fun, competitive experience with about 2 - 3 hours of gameplay per night. Rules last updated 1/21/2018.
ALL TEAMS should show up 15-30 minutes before the start of the first game for warm-ups, court assignments and announcements.
Three to Four teams will be assigned to a court for the night.
Teams will play a best of 3 game series against a set of assigned opponents on from your court.
Teams can have up to 4 players, but only 2 players will play in any game. The team decides which players play and there are no restrictions on how often a player can play. There are no gender requirements.
Minimum 2 Players needed per team to play each night. Subs are allowed during regular season and playoffs.
Any player who gets a "Four Bagger" on a single turn gets to sign the board at the end of the night.
We have done our best to create a fair schedule where teams play different opponents every week and play on different courts. However due to scheduling constraints some teams may play on some courts more often than others and will not play every team in the league.
Courts will be spaced 27’ apart (front of board to front of board) or as far as the facilities allow.
Court space is tight, please do your best to be respectful to the games and players happening around you. Do not cross in front of courts during gameplay.
Our players have different skill levels and motivations for playing, we aim to provide a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.
A game of Rock Paper Scissors will be played to determine who throws first and the lane choice (which side of the board to stand on). The losing team determines the "head-to-head" matchups. Teams alternate going first in subsequent games of that series.
Players must throw from behind the front of the board.
Teams alternate throwing bags.
Team Players stand across from each other on the same side of the board.
Teams earn 3 Points for every bag in the hole.
Teams earn 1 Point for every bag on the board or hanging off the board.
A bag is "dead" 0 points if it touches the ground, walls, ceiling. If a player hits any lighting or ceiling infrastructure they lose the remaining bags for that round. If a bag hits the ground, ceiling or walls then bounces up onto the board, that bag shall be taken off the playing surface.
Differential Scoring, if Team A Scores 5 points, and Team B scores 2, Team A gets three points that frame.
First team to score 21 points or MORE at the end of an inning wins. There is no rebuttal and teams DO NOT have to win by 2 points.
The Team who scores in an inning throws first in the next inning. If both teams have the same inning score then the game score stays the same and throwing-honors stays with the team who had it the previous round.
If a players foot goes past the front of the board, this is termed a foot foul and the bag thrown shall be removed from play.
If a player throws a bag out of turn, the bag thrown shall be removed from play.
The last week of the season will be playoffs. All teams will participate. We will follow a standard 16-team playoff bracket. Teams ranked 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th compete in a "play-in" to enter the tournament bracket, these games will take place at 6:30PM.
The first round of playoffs are single elimination (best of 3 series). Once we are down to 8 teams, the tournament will switch to a double elimination format.
Teams may optionally participate each week in bar, photo and team challenges in order to earn points in the "Bar Champs League".
These challenges are aimed at getting teams to know each other and the other players in the league.
The Winning Team earns a special trophy at the end of the league.