Rogue Pickleball Club is excited to host the 2021 Fall Ladder League. The league is open to all 3.0 to 4.25 players who are members of the club. Games begin on Thursday, September 30.
You are welcome to attend a Rogue Pickleball Club Video Conference on Thursday, September 16 between 6:00pm – 7:00pm to ask question about the league and other upcoming Rogue Pickleball Club events. Join via the web at meet.google.com/fuw-gwxz-ezz or +1 (617) 675-4444 PIN: 375 243 433 6971#.
A Ladder League is a fun & competitive format of play that matches players of similar skill levels in weekly games against each other. The “Ladder” part of the league describes the ranking of players in the league and determines who they play each week. Your ranking on a ladder is based upon your winning percentage (the ration of points won in relation to total points possible). Each week, players will move up or down on the ladder based upon their winning percentages.
Depending on how many people have signed up for that week’s games – players are placed into Groups of 4 or 5. Winners of each group is determined by % of winning points scored. See below examples for a Group of 4 and a Group of 5.
Groups of 4
In groups of four, participants play a total of three games – changing doubles partners each time. Each game is played to 15 points (for a total of 45 winning points). Below is an example score card showing order of play, scores for each game and the % of points for each player:
|Name||1/2 vs 3/4||1/3 vs 2/4||1/4 vs 3/2||Totals||% of Points (45)|
Player 2 finished in 1st with 89%, Player 4 came in 2nd with 80%, Player 1 is in 3rd place with 76% and Player 3 finished in lasts place with 44%.
Groups of 5
In groups of five, participants play a total of four games (each player has one bye) – changing doubles partners each time. Each game is played to 11 points (for a total of 44 winning points). Below is an example score card showing order of play, scores for each game and the % of points for each player:
|Name||2/5 vs 3/4||1/4 vs 2/3||5/3 vs 1/2||4/2 vs 5/1||3/1 vs 4/5||Totals||% of Points (44)|
Winners, as in Groups of 4, are determined by % of points won.
During the first week of the league, players are assigned to groups based on self rankings as well as the best evaluation of the league director. After the results for the first week are tabulated, new player rankings are determined. This process of rankings, playing games, and then re-ranking happens each week. It’s a Ladder!
What makes a Ladder League both fun and competitive… is that not all points won are scored equally.
In the example under “How to Games Work” – a point scored is a point scored. The 2021 Fall Ladder League is open to players of different skill levels and as such – points are weighted different for each group.
In the example below, there are four groups with four to five players in each group. The score card shows the Total # of Points each player scored during the games they played x the Group Adjusted Total. The Group Adjusted Total is how points in each group are weighted. Each point scored in the top group are worth 1. Points scored in lower level groups on the ladder are worth .95, .90, .85, etc.
|Group #||Total # of Points||Group Adjusted Total||% of Points Won|
|1 (4.25 - 4.0)||44||44 x 1 = 44||Adjusted Total / 44|
|2 (4.0)||45||45 x .95 = 43||Adjusted Total / 45|
|3 (3.5)||45||45 x .90 = 41||Adjusted Total / 45|
|4 (3.5 - 3.0)||45||45 x .85 = 39||Adjusted Total / 45|
After each week’s play – new rankings and groups are assigned for each player. Using the results from the example above, this is how groups for week two would look like: (note – players will not move up or down more than one group at a time).
|Group #1 (4.25 - 4.0)||Group #2 (4.0)||Group #3 (3.5)||Group #4 (3.5 - 3.0)|
|Player 3||Player 5||Player 11||Player 14|
|Player 1||Player 2||Player 9||Player 10|
|Player 7||Player 4||Player 17||Player 16|
|Player 6||Player 12||Player 13||Player 15|
Note – rankings are based all games played (points are cumulative and player ) during the league and not just the week before.
Everyone is a winner when we are able to play fun and competitive pickleball! During the ladder league, winners are determined in a variety of categories including Total Points Scored, % of Points Scored, Biggest Move up the Ladder.
There will be an awards ceremony/social at the end of the league!
We understand that life happens and you might not be able to come for all seven weeks worth of Thursday night games. We As there are only a maximum of 20 players that can play in the league – signups are on a first come, weekly basis using Play Time Scheduler. If you are unable to attend, we ask that you please remove your name from the list for that week so other people can come and play.
Note – to be eligible for the end of league prizes you must play in at least 5 of the 7 nights.
The Ladder League is being run by David Conover, the Operations Director for the Rogue Pickleball Club. He will work on seedings, and keep track of game scores, post results and highlights on the Rogue Pickleball Club News Facebook page. Yes… there is a spreadsheet.
Games take place at Morrison Park in Grants, Pass between 5:30pm and 8:00pm on Thursday nights at between September 30 and November 11, 2021. The 2021 Fall Ladder League is open to a maximum of 20 players per week – five players assigned to each of the four courts. As the goal of a Ladder League is to match players of similar skill levels – anyone between 3.0 and 4.25 is welcome to join.
Sign up for each week’s games on https://www.playtimescheduler.com/index.php?go=next&startDate=2021-09-23.
Yes and no. We won’t turn away anyone who wants to play. But we ask that non-members consider joining Rogue Pickleball Club to help us cover expenses related to running the league. Visit https://roguepickleball.com/#membership for details.