SSP Competition Doubles rules (as they currently stand)

(Section III) Ongoing Doubles League Rules

A. Time and Location.

     1. Held every Sunday at 10:30am.
          a. First and third Sundays at Lakeview Park.
          b. All other Sundays at North Water Tower Park.

B. Fees and Payout.

    1. The entry fee is $5. Non-current members add $1.
    2. $3 of each entry fee is directed to the cash payout for that event - determined by payout formula guide.

C. Optional Funds.

     1. Ace Fund - $1.
         a. Everyone is eligible for 100% of the Ace Fund - current membership is not required.
         b. If multiple people hit the Ace Fund they will split.
         c. Travels to each park.
         d. Caps at $500, then a back-up Ace Fund begins.
         e. If the back-up Ace Fund also caps at $500, the first capped Ace Fund is directed into a league party at that park.
             A basic formula will determine how the $500 is used.

D. Format.

     1. Random Draw - best shot (Lakeview).

         a. Teams are randomly drawn with cards or chips.
         b. Players who have an established handicap from the Red Course, have the option to play those pads, but will not
             be eligible for any Optional Funds.
         c. If the field has an odd number of players, the single player has the following choices:
             1. Play Cybil - with two additional throws per hole.(Second tee shot is not eligible for Ace Fund.)
             2. Play Clone - must pay an additional $3 (plus $1 Ace Fund if applicable), and that person will get two shots per lie.
                 Second tee shot would therefore be eligible for Ace Fund.

    2. Mixed Pools - [A/B Format] best shot (NWTP).

         a. TopCats & UnderDogs.
              1. The field of players for that event is separated in half, using handicaps when possible.
                 a. If a player doesn’t have a handicap, use their basic tournament division as a standard.
                 b. Pros and advanced players (TopCats) and all other amateurs (UnderDogs).
              2. Teams are drawn with one TopCat (A player) and one UnderDog (B player).

         b. Bubble Boy - odd number of players.
              1. We use handicaps when possible to order the field of players.
              2. When an odd number of players exists, the middle person will become the bubble boy.
                  a. That person will choose from the following:
                       1. Play Amigo - join an existing doubles team - randomly drawn.
                       2. Play Cybil - with two additional throws per hole.
                       3. Play Clone - must pay an additional $3 (plus $1 Ace Fund if applicable), and that person will get two shots per lie.
                           Second tee shot would therefore be eligible for Ace Fund.

E. Course Configuration.

      1. North Water Tower Park - tee pads are drawn randomly prior to each round.
          a. Players with a -10 handicap or more have the option to play the short tee pads.

      2. Lakeview Park - Blue Course.
          a. Players with an established handicap on the Red Course have the option to play those pads.

F. Other.

      1. Late Arrival.
          a. Any player who arrives late will not be eligible for any Optional Funds, unless a fellow participant has already put in their entry fee for that event.
      2. Early Departure.
          a. If both members of a doubles team depart prior to completion of the round, they will forfeit any payout including Ace Fund.
          b. If one team member departs prior to completion of the round, that individual will forfeit any payout including Ace Fund.
              The remaining team member may complete the round with one extra shot per hole and remains eligible for any payout including Ace Fund.
      3. Ties.
          a. Teams tied for first place will enter a sudden-win playoff.
              1. North Water Tower Park – holes 1, 2, 3, short 18, then CTP if there is still a tie.
              2. Lakeview Park – holes 11, 12, 13, 10, then CTP if there is still a tie.
          b. Teams tied for other places will split payout.

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