Section F – League Credit Page 23
All seasonal, sanctioned Club/League play must be four hundred (400) or more pitched shoes to qualify as an official event for NatStats purposes.
- During a league night in our club, a contestant will pitch 120 shoes ( 3 – 40 shoe games )
- Some tournaments, a contestant may only pitch 100 – 200 shoes and receive NatStats credit.
- There are times when several subs are available and not all are able to receive NatStat recognition. The change in this rule will help.
- There are times when a player may be on a league team, but due to work or illness may not get to pitch 400 shoes.
- This would also encourage more participation. Membership is down an as NHPA members, we should try to increase participation
At the end of each game, contestants shall go promptly to their next assigned court. If the court is vacant, they may practice here at this time. After the games on adjacent courts are completed , both pits shall be prepared for play (see Section B above). When the scorekeeper is ready, the contestants have the option of pitching no more than four (4) additional warm-up shoes each, and then the next game must begin immediately.
At the end of each game contestants can practice on current court until their next assigned court is available. After the games on adjacent courts are completed, both pits shall be prepared for play (see Section B above). When the scorekeeper is ready, the contestants have the option of pitching no more than four (4) additional warm-up shoes each, and then the next game must begin immediately.
Section B – Determining Class Winners, Breaking of Ties
The Tournament Officials shall decide how Class winners are to be determined and how ties are to be broken and shall announce these procedures before tournament play begins.
1. Class Winners – At the end of round-robin play, win/loss records or ringer percentage shall determine Class winners. In addition, total points may be used if the scoring was done using the count-all method.
2. Class Ties – If ties occur, they shall be broken by playoff games, overall ringer percentage, who-beat-whom in the regular round-robin, or highest above/closest to their entering ringer average. Total points may be used if the scoring was done using the count-all method.
Section F – Handicapping
Handicapping may be used in open tournaments and in league play. The Tournament/League Officials shall determine the amount of the handicap. Class winners will be determined by win/loss record or , for count-all formats, by total points scored. An alternate-pitch format shall be used. For the breaking of Class ties, the options in Section B (above) may also apply, except that ringer percentage shall not be used. Game handicapping shall not be used in any World, National, or Regional Tournament or in the Championship Class of a designated Division of any State Championship Tournament.
Junior Boys may pitch from any place on the extended or full-distance platforms. They shall observe the twenty-seven-foot (27′) foul lines. Note: Junior Boys may choose to move into the Open Men Division prior to the age guidelines, but cannot return to the Junior Boys once this declaration has been made.
Requirement 2 – All NHPA Tournaments/Leagues
Reads as follows
Section B – Eligibility
Note: with this change, a required clarification of membership levels must be made to Bylaw
(See also Playing Rule 1, Section A)
Section C – Awards