This Is Not ‘Nam, There Are Rules

I will update this occasionally as rules questions come up throughout the season


Early Games – keep it moving:

Lanes open at 5:30, games start at 5:40 sharp, no practice balls after 5:40.  Please be respectful of the late games by playing your game on time.  If you’re early be efficient, if you’re late, take smoke breaks and take your time.

The Basics:

  • Be nice
  • Three games of four on four each night, 15 points available (same scoring system as always)
  • Bowloffs are baker style, 5 on 5.  If a team only has 4 they can roll just 4
  • Standings tiebreaker: 1) head to head (if a two way tie, or multi-team tie where one team beat all the others that are tied)  2)  total points 3) team average 4) one ball bowloff
  • All drafted players are playoff eligible
  • Subs can only play if team can’t otherwise field a legal lineup; subs can only play for one team each season

Playoffs: Top 4 in each division qualify.  Top 2 in each division get byes to the quarterfinals. First two rounds are 11/16, semis and finals are 11/30.  Teams 5 & 8 and 6 & 7 in each division will qualify for a best of 5 baker playoff on Tuesday Nov 14 to get the last playoff spots. Winners advance to regular playoff game against other division’s #3 or #4.

All Star Game: Tuesday Oct 10th 8pm

Relax:  Still, don’t be a jerk.  Don’t swear and yell at other people like an idiot.  Don’t kick the ball return.

*DBAD: I’m adopting this one from Portland Ultimate.  Don’t be a dick (or dink).  It’s bowling.  If you get mad at yourself that’s fine, but if you attempt to intimidate other players in a clearly non-joking and unwelcome way, you will be suspended from the league.