The Senior Center on Airway now has a 9' table open for play. They are asking for a donation of $1.25 per hour to play. The table was donated and moved just before Christmas, but with all the things going on at that time the table was not available. Come enjoy a game. If there is enough interest, a class could be created. The center provides all kinds of activities for a small donation to keep the community learning, doing, and trying new things.
Several seasons we have had teams that, for one reason or another, could not finish the season. If this happens with more than one team or there was already a bye there could be a situation, like this season, with multiple byes. Pictured below is week 30 of this season. Showing two teams with a bye on the same day. Players have asked why we just can't drop the byes. The first thing you notice is that both teams would have been playing at home. So who would be the home team and where would they play?
So let us look deeper at these two teams. Every season each team plays two round robins. A round robin means you play every other team. We play two so you will play the team once at home and then again at their home. In week three you can see that the teams Outlaws are playing Corner Pocket at AL 22. The Outlaws Home.
Then in week 18 we see they play each other again. But, this time it is at Corner Pocket's home VFW 10386. SO if we dropped the byes then these two teams would play each other three times instead of twice.
Hope this helps you understand how the schedule works, especially when there are multiple byes.
Mark and Debbie have not released official standings because there are two makeup games that need to be played before the standing can be even close to official. Mark is using standard BCAPL rules for this league but it is not sanctioned. It also means that the standings are not official until week nine because the BCAPL requires 8 week for a player to qualify. There is also a bye, so it will take players 9 or more weeks to qualify.
BCAPL/ACS Players: Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. All the officers are back now and the real work can begin. This week we should have a few players that have made it to the 16 week cutoff for the league. Only players who have had 16 weeks of play at the end of the season are eligible for awards and prizes. They are the ones that will appear at the top of the standings. All others will be marked with last place number until they reach 16 weeks. Remember we have byes so it will take until week 17 or 18 for most players to get 16 weeks of stats.
There have been a couple issues that the officers for the league have been working on. First, a couple teams had double scores and this messed up the standings. BCAPL have corrected this issue and the standings coming out this week should have the corrections. Second, and a lot harder, was an issue with a player that was listed in the standings 11 times and it showed them playing six weeks ahead in the standings. We had to work with the BCAPL to remove all score sheets that this played played on. Then go back and remove them from the team and the system because they were showing three times and every time they played they got three times the score. After getting them back in the system right, we had to enter their score sheets back in to make the correction.
The third issue is local and we did not have to involve the BCAPL. We have a team that was on probation for not being reliable. They missed two more weeks and were given a time limit to make up the games. This team was not able to make the makeup games so they have been replaced. The team name will remain the same and the schedule will not change but the players will. The new players will work on making up the games as well to make everything even and fair. Please cooperate with these makeup games so we can get the standings to an official point. With missing games and errors, as well as the 16 week qualifier, the standings can not be official and mean nothing.
This is probably the last you will hear from me this year. So, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy set of holidays. The charity league is off for the next two weeks and our Secretary is out of town for Christmas. Others will be leaving for New Years. So there will be no standings to post.
Mark is trying to get Scotch Doubles up and running so there may be an announcement about that. Along with schedules and other postings wee need to start the league. Other than that I will talk at you next year.