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Sportsmanship 

Being competitive on the field is applauded & encouraged in all of our leagues! It is also important to understand that there is a fine line between being competitive & being unsportsmanlike. All players and referees should treat one another with respect on the field & after the game. Everyone has to go to work tomorrow, so please keep safety & sportsmanship in mind out there!

 

Inclusivity

Every individual participating in a Players Sport & Social Group program may compete as a member of the gender that they identify with, regardless of their gender at birth. We expect all players to be respectful and honor the spirit of this policy. We are LGBTQIA+ friendly (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and other sexualities and gender identities/expressions). 

 

We have found that open communication between teams is super helpful. If there is a situation that may raise some questions from opposing teams, captains are encouraged to have a quick conversation with our umpire/official before the game to ensure everyone is on the same page. At the end of the day, inclusivity is key. 

 

Game Play

 

  1. Teams consist of 2 players. Teams who have more than 2 players may rotate between games but the same 2 players must complete each game. If a teammate is missing, one substitute can be recruited to play or the player may play alone. A team playing with only one player will start each game with a 0-3 score.
  2. There are no gender rules. Teams may consist of 2 men, 2 women, or 1 man and 1 woman.
  3. Teams forfeiting two nights of play in one season are eligible to be removed from the league with no refund. Teams that forfeit their third night of play will automatically be removed from the league with no refund. Teams are encouraged to send one player if both can’t attend or contact PSSG’s office to inform us you will be forfeiting.

 

Game Rules

 

  1. Boards are placed approximately 27’ apart from each other (measuring from the front of each board).
  2. Two colors of bags will be used—four bags for each team.
  3. One player from each team stands on one side of opposite end boards. Teammates should be facing each other.
  4. To determine which team tosses first and direction of play, one player from each team will throw one bag. The team closest to the hole gets the choice of direction of toss/or throwing first or second (not both). The team further from the hole may choose the other. The second and third game of the match then alternate directions and which team throws first.
  5. Players next to the same board alternate tosses.
  6. A bag on the board is worth 1 point; a bag in the hole is worth 3 points. Points will only be totaled at the end of each round of 8 tosses. Bags knocked off by other tosses will not be worth any points.
  7. Bags that bounce off the ground on to the board or bags touching the ground should be removed before the next toss and will not count.
  8. A “cancel out” scoring system will be used. If team one scores 6 points in one round and team two scores 4 points, team one will throw first in the next round with the score of 2-0.
  9. Once a team reaches 21 points, the other team may still finish the round of 4 bags to try to tie or win.
  10. The first team to reach 21 points, wins the game.
  11. Teams will be seeded for playoffs based on regular season record.
  12. All leagues that have 12 or more teams will be split into a Flight A & Flight B Playoff Bracket.  At the end of the season all captains are responsible for confirming their team’s end of season team record.  Once playoff brackets are posted and playoff games are played the tournament seeding will not be changed.  If there is an incorrect score posted for your team, the captain is responsible for notifying the league office prior to the playoffs being played.

 

Playoff Tie-Breaking Procedures

 

For ties involving two teams:

  1. Head to head result
  2. Least amount of forfeits
  3. Overall match record
  4. Highest combined winning percentage of teams defeated
  5. Earliest sign up date/time

 

For ties involving more than two teams:

  1. Head to head record vs. all tied teams
  2. Head to head match record vs. all tied teams
  3. Least amount of forfeits
  4. Highest combined winning percentage of tied teams defeated
  5. Earliest sign up date/time

 Rules may be adjusted at any time by PSSG office staff.

 
 

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