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SPECIALS.
 

 

Want to start a League?
Here's an example of Rules for a Singles and Doubles League along with the score sheets.
Print them out and edit them to fit your league.
For an End-of-Year tournament... the 5-person-round-robin score sheet might work for you.
Now, all you have to do is round up some pitchers!

Print these Score Sheets exactly as the originals.

SINGLES SCORE SHEET

DOUBLES SCORE SHEET

5-PERSON ROUND ROBIN SCORE SHEET

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SINGLES LEAGUE RULES
General Rules:
1. The season consists of 15 weeks. The 7th and 13th week are position nights, 14th for make-up games, 15th league tourney.
2. Court preparation/assignments at 5:45 p.m. League play begins at 6:00 P.M. All practice pitches thrown before 6:00 P.M.
3. Any league member arriving later than 6:00 P.M. will play on an unassigned court with whomever else arrives late.
Dues/Prizes:
1. Fees will be $20. End-of-year-tournament fee is $5.
2. All players will pay in advance, by the second week of the season.
3. Prize eligibility consists of 40 games.
4. Players are only eligible for one trophy per league, per season. Trophies will be awarded according to the list on page 21. If a player who receives a trophy has also placed in contention for another award, he/she will be recognized for that award but will not receive another trophy.
5. End-of-year-tournament: 5-person round robins, trophies awarded to top 3 places + cash.
6. The statistician's fee will be $75.00 per season.
Substitutes:
1. In singles league play there's no need for substitutes.
Rain Outs:
1. Should the weather look bad before or during league play, the executive committee will decide whether or not to cancel league play for that night or to cancel league play in progress.
2. Rain-out information will be available after 5:00 P.M. at the following number: President John xxx-xxx-xxxx
Scoring:
1. Ringers will be scored as three (3) points. Leaners count for only one (1) point. All shoes thrown within the 6 inches of the stake will count for points.
2. Any shoe hitting the concrete or wood will not be counted, and must be removed from play usually by the score keeper.
3. The canceling out of points will not be used. All points will count.
4. Players will pitch 40 shoes per game, 4 games per night, unless weather is unfavorable. Should the games be rained out, the games may be made up.
5. The player at the top of the scoring line-up will call the score. His/her score called first then the opponents. The third player in the line-up will keep score first. Rotation of calling and score keeping is done throughout the series of games.
6. If only two players are assigned to a court scoring will be kept by the those two players until 4 games are completed.
7. At the end of each game you take your total points and add your handicap to your score for your adjusted total score. Totals are marked at the top of the score sheet.
8. One point is awarded per win and 1/2 point per tie in the standings.
Handicaps:
1. Players will pitch 40 shoes per game, 4 games per night.
2. Each player is capable of throwing 120 points per 20 frames. You will take your average and subtract that from 120, then multiply that figure by 90%. That will determine your handicap.
3. Handicaps will be figured for everyone after the first night's average and points will be figured afterwards.
Make-ups:
1. One (1) make-up day will be scheduled at the end of the season.
2. Make-ups will be on Wednesday night if Monday is unfit for play.
Grooming/Etiquette:
1. Grooming of the courts is mandatory for each member. This consists of a minimum of 15 minutes per week of league play.
2. Novice players will be taught proper pitching conduct by experienced players. (If you are the first to pitch, you will step off to the right in front of the pit to allow for least interference to the second pitcher who will approach the pitching platform to your left. After the second pitch is made by the second pitcher, both pitchers will walk toward the stake and cross in an X-fashion. This allows the first player to be in position for pitching.)
3. All rules of proper etiquette shall be followed at all times.

Singles Score Sheet Procedure: (Print out the singles score sheet and follow this procedure.)
1. Secretary writes names of three competing pitchers at top/left along with their handicaps.
2. First Game: Pitcher 1 plays Pitcher 2, Pitcher 3 is the first score keeper.
3. Pitchers will write names in blanks corresponding with the pitcher # and handicaps in the Hdcp blank.
Note: Each Pitcher plays each other twice and keeps score twice.
4. The pitcher at the top of the scoring line-up will call the score.
5. When inning 15 (shaded frame) is completed the scorekeeper informs the competition by yelling, "30 shoes!"
6. At the end of each game the score keeper writes the actual score in the Total blank. Then adds the Total and Hdcp and records it in the Total +Hdcp blank. Ringers are recorded in the R blank. Write whether it's a W/L/T.
7. The actual game scores are recorded in the Actual Game Score blanks at top.
8. At the end of complete series the Ringer Count is made and recorded in the Ringer Count blanks.
9. The sheet is then turned in at the Secretary's station.

Secretary's Note: The scores are only as accurate as what is recorded.
If there is any doubt in the scoring, please check scores before giving the sheet to the statistician.

 

DOUBLES LEAGUE RULES
General Rules:
1. The league will start the first Wednesday in May and run for 15 weeks. The 15th week will be Club tournament week.
2. Each team will consist of two (2) players. One will be the designated captain.
3. Teams will use their own shoes.
4. Players must stand within the marked areas to pitch. No one may stand directly behind the pit or deliberately aggravate or interfere with his opponent.
Dues:
1. The dues for the entire season will be $20.00 per team member.
2. All players will pay in advance, by the second week of the season, their entire fee.
3. Trophies will be awarded after expenses are paid.
4. Teams (and individual players) that drop-out during the season will forfeit their
dues.
5. Raffles- 50-50 Ticket: Half is awarded to the winning ticket drawn, the other half goes into the prize fund. Ringer Ticket: If a ringer is not made by the drawn ticket the first week, the pot carries over to the following week. Tickets are drawn until someone throws a ringer.
Substitutes:
1. There will be substitutes. Each team is responsible for calling and bringing in their own sub from the substitute list. Subs pay no fees.
2. Once a sub starts a game he must finish the game. If the regular player shows up before the start of the second game he can complete the series. Scoring will be figured on the subs average for the first game and regular players average for games two and three.
3. Substitutes are allowed during position nights if they are from the league or have pitched one night previous to the first position night and two nights previous to the second position night of competition. (Must have handicap established.)
4. A team can have 3 members and pitch on a rotating basis. The 3rd member can act as a sub for other teams, but on position night the 3rd member can only pitch for the designated team. If the 3rd player hasn't established an average before position night he/she cannot pitch on position night.
5. If a team member drops out, the partner has the right to bring in another partner, but not starting with a position round. An established sub, with 2 nights of pitching, must be used on that night.
6. Rule 4, (League Play) also applies to position nights- except position round games cannot be made-up.
Rain Outs:
1. All players are expected to show up to play horseshoes regardless of the weather. If the weather does not warrant good playing conditions, the league will vote to play or not to play due to the inclement weather.
2. Make-ups will be held for canceled games.
League Play:
1. Team play starts at 6:00 P.M. No later than 6:10 P.M. If there is a team on their scheduled pit at 6:10 P.M., and the opposing team is not there, the team on the pit will start the first game and win by forfeit.
2. Losers of the first game switch ends, winners of the first game will switch ends after the second game. No teams will play all three games on the same end of the court or against the same player.
3. There will be two (2) position nights, the 7th and 14th weeks.
4. If a team does not show up to play, without making arrangements for a make-up, that team will forfeit that match. The team scheduled to play a team that does not show up, will play. That team must score at least 90% of their combined averages.
5. Tie breakers: Ties will be broken in the standings during the year and for position nights by team point total. If a tie occurs for first and second place after the last position night, a one game playoff will be held.
Scoring:
1. Ringers will be scored as three (3) points.
2. The canceling out of points will not be used. All points will count.
3. There are 12 frames per game, where each player will toss two (2) shoes per frame. There are three (3) games per set.
4. At the end of each game you will add up your total points, add your handicap to your score for your adjusted total score. Then add both team players' scores together for your team total.
5. Any shoe hitting the concrete or wood will not count and must be removed
from play.
6. All shoes thrown within the width of the horseshoe from the stake will count for points. Leaners count for only one (1) point.
Handicaps:
1. Each player is capable of throwing 72 points per 12 frames. You will take your average and subtract that from 72, then multiply that figure by 80%. That will determine your handicap.
2. Handicaps will be used from the previous year for the first night of competition.
3. New handicaps will be figured for everyone after the first night of competition.
4. Subs and new league members who don't have a previous handicap will use the league handicap on the first night.
5. The league uses a seven (7) point scoring system. Two (2) points for each victory, and one (1) point awarded to the team with high totals.
Make-ups:
1. Make-ups can be scheduled one (1) week before the missed games or at least one (1) day before the next game. Make-ups must be played before the next scheduled competition.
2. Make-up games can only be played when both teams are present. A make-up game cannot be played against a blind team. If agreement can't be reached for a make-up game, the team asking for make-up will not be awarded any points. The other team will abide by rule 4, (league play). However, cooperation is needed between both teams.
3. Make-up games will only be played at the The Club pits.
Grooming/Etiquette:
1. Grooming of the courts is mandatory for each member. This consists of a few minutes per week of league play. Moistening and turning of the clay in the pits is required.
2. Novice players will be taught proper pitching conduct by experienced players. (If you are the first to pitch, you will step off to the right in front of the pit to allow for least interference to the second pitcher who will approach the pitching platform to your left, -right-handed players.)
3. All rules of proper etiquette shall be followed at all times. Be courteous at all times!


SAMPLE PRINTOUT SCORESHEETS
Two different scoresheets, each to 50 shoes, may be
printed out. Set printer for 'landscape' printing
and narrow margins..then click
SAMPLES.

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