League Info

Below is information and rules for the upcoming Blitz  League. Please E mail me back if you are interested in Joining. Let me know the day you would like to play  or if you do not have a preference. .

 

Tim Titrud 503-701-3481

 

 

Cost: The cost for the league is $35. If a player is willing to assist in the league in work such as data entry, cleaning the floors, or moving furniture we will have his fees be partially or fully reduced.

 

 

Preseason dates and time:

 

Regular Season schedule:

 

The following are the days and times of the league

 

Saturday 3 to 6 PM         First day May 14th  Last day June 18th

Sunday 7 to 10 PM           First day May 15th Last day June 19th

Monday 7 to 10 PM        First day May16th Last day June 20th

Tuesday 7 to 10 PM        First day May 17th Last day June 21

 

Format:

 

The teams will consist of 6 players. There will be four teams for each day of the league. The league will be played on four days so there will be a total of 16 teams. A team will play twice in the regular season the other three teams that are in their division. There will be one team match per day so the regular season will last 6 weeks.

 

 In table tennis a team match is called a tie. In each tie a player will play three singles and two doubles matches. The top ranked number 1, 2, and 3 players will play together against the other team’s top 1, 2, and 3 toped ranked players. In addition for doubles play the 1 and 2 players will play the other teams 1 and 2 doubles, as well the 2 and 3 players and the number 1 and 3 players.  This will be the same format for the 4, 5, and 6 ranked players.  With six on a team there will be is a total of  24 matches in a tie. The 1,2, and 3 players will play 9 singles and 3 doubles and the 4,5, and 6 players will have the same number of matches.  A win in a match by a player will be 2 points, A win by a player without a uniform will be 1.5 points, A loss by a player will be 1 point, A loss by a player without a uniform will be .5 points. A default by a player is 0 points. The team that receives the most match points is the winner of the tie. A team will receive two points for a win, one point for a loss, and 0 points for a default.  The number of points at the end of the regular season will determine a team’s placement compared to other teams in their division.  If there is a tie at the end of the league or in a team match the ITTF tie breaking system will be used. Section. 3.7.5. http://www.megaspin.net/rules/

 

In the league the Laws of USA Table Tennis will be followed. http://www.usatt.org/rules/index.shtml

 

Team Set up and player draft.

The top 16 players in the league based on Rating Central will be the captains. They will come together to have a draft of the players. The 16th ranked player will have the first choice of the players followed by the 15th ranked player and so on. The draft will snake back and forth till all the 96 players have been selected for a team. 

 

Ratings:

 

All the results in the preseason, regular season, playoffs will be entered into www.ratingscentral.com, This rating system will be used as a tool to select the players on the teams and to rank the players in their teams in the course of the league. A player may move up to a higher position within his team if his rating becomes high than his teammate. For example Jerry has a rating of 1000 and is a number 3 player at the beginning of the league and his team mate Tom has a rating of 1050 is the number 2 player. Jerry improves to 1060 and Tom stays at 1050. Jerry may move to the number 2 position and Tom would drop down to the number 3 position.

 

Substitutions:

 

A team may use a substitute. A substitute is required to have a rating lower than the players he is replacing and the sub’s standard deviation in rating central has to be below 100.  A Substitute cannot be a player that plays in the same division. For example John who is playing for team orange on the Tuesday Division cannot sub for the Green team that also plays in the Tuesday Division. However: John can be a sub for the black team that plays in the Sunday Division. A player that is not in the league can be used as a substitute. He will be charged $5 for each day he is used as a substitute. A player in the league will not be charged for being a substitute.

 

Playoffs:

 

The team playoffs will be June 25th starting at 11 AM and will finish on the same day

 

The top two teams in each division will be in the playoffs for a total of 8 teams. A single elimination format will be used. The teams that finished 1st  in their division will play the teams that finished 2nd. The teams will be seeded by how many match points they had at the end of the regular season. In the first round of the single elimination a 1st round team will not play a 2nd round team from the same division. In a team match a team will advance if it receives 13 wins over another team. At this point the rest of the matches will not be played out because the results have already been determined.

 

Individual players:

 

The individual team playoffs will start at 1 PM on Sunday June 26th

 

The top three players in each division will be in the playoffs. All the third place players in each division will play in a round robin. The winner of this round robin will play in a round robin with all the players that placed 2nd in their division. The winner of this will play in a round robin with all the players that place 1st in their division to determine the champion.   

 

 

Prizes:

$500 bgc (In Blitz Gift Cards)  total prizes. The payoff will be the following:

 

Six Man Team

·         1st  $240 bgc  or $40 bgc  per person

·         2nd $120 bgc  or $20 bgc  per person

Individual

·         1st $80 bgc 

·         2nd$40 bgc 

·         3rd $20 bgc 

 

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