Leagues

Winter League is STARTING!  Sign up NOW!

Winter league begins Monday, January 29th and will last for 6 weeks through March 5th.  We will be running ladder-style play with a round robin format.  For those unaware of how a ladder works, we will have information and rules available at the next open play day.

Sign up quickly. We will take the first 12 players in each ranking (2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0+).  If you are going to miss 2 or more of the Monday night sessions, we politely request you sign up as a substitute instead of a league player.  We will need substitutes available in each ranking division. 

When you will play – 

2.5 and 3.0 –  will play at 6:00 to 7:30pm

 3.5 and 4.0 – will play at 7:30 to 9:00pm

The cost will be $20 per entry-Member, $15 Bronze, Gold and Silver Club members are free.  Money will be collected on January 29th when each player signs in.  If paying in cash, please have correct change available. 

If you are interested and want to sign up, please email your name, phone number and ranking to: mhpickleball@hotmail.com 

We reserve the right to adjust your ranking and at the discretion of the DOC. 

Your League Committee

1/18/18

 Monday nights at 6 PM will be OPEN PLAY until further notice.  Once we have a volunteer to manage League play, Monday night will change to League night. 1/1/18

 

 

 

 

Hello MXD League Teams!! 

We did it!  MXD League wrapped up on December 4th with the championship matches.  

Big CONGRATULATIONS to our medal winners:

4.0+ Division
• 1st Kyle and Kali
• 2nd Allison and Robert
• 3rd Doug and Sharman
3.5 – 3.9 Division
• 1st Chuck and Debbie
• 2nd Gil and Cherry
• 3rd Beverly and Dave
3.0 – 3.4 Division
• 1st Bill and Susan
• 2nd Roger and Diane
• 3rd Susie and Riley
• 4th Jan and Kathy
2.5 – 2.9 Division
• 1st Jim and Pam
• 2nd Mike and Marci
• 3rd Ron and Kathy
We would also like to thank Marty Hoffman and his referees for making this an official and professional championship tournament:
• Steve Bennett
• Arvo Johnson
• Marty Hoffman
• Robert Olson
We appreciate those that came out to watch and cheer during the games.  Especially Gayle Rankin who brought FOOD!!!   There were some amazing matches and close games.

Thank you to our photographer and white board manager Christy Marazon – she kept the courts full and the brackets running smoothly.  It was really nice to be able to focus on playing!

Lastly, big thank you to those that helped set up and tear down – we were able to wrap up by 9:00.

We now transition into Open Ladder league until our Winter League begins sometime in January.  We are looking for a league director to run the next league so if you have any interest, please let me know and I’ll fill you in on what it takes.  The Winter League will not start until we have the resources in place to run it – so please consider helping out.  It’s about an 6-8 week commitment on Mondays only.

Have a great holiday and we’ll see you on the courts!
Debbie, Beverly and Christy

Ladder Play Begins on Monday, December 11 and runs through January 1st

Now that the Mixed Doubles League Championship is over, we are back to Drop-in Ladder League on Monday nights. The format of play is designed so that players play with others of similar skill levels. Your ranking on a ladder is based upon your winning percentage (the ratio of points won to total points possible) – stats are kept on each individual player. Players will move up or down the ladder based upon their winning percentage. The results of the ten most recent weeks of play will be used for this calculation. When certain thresholds are met based on a rolling 40 games, a person may be invited to play in a lower or higher rated group (more info on that later).

This is a DROP IN league – it’s OK if you miss a night or are just starting – your stats are specific to you and your games only. This league is open to everyone including non-members. Drop-in Ladder play will last through January 1-No play on Christmas.

Here’s how it works:
1 You arrive no later than 6:15. (Gym does not open to us before 6:00).
2 Set up the gym – EVERYONE!!
3 Standard $2 fee per night / per person (GOLD members are free)
4 The nets are divided by rating level: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0+.
5 You sign up on the sheet for your rating level (if you don’t have a rating, see Debbie).
6 A captain is identified for the night for each level – they ensure the scores are tracked and totaled.
7 Play begins no later than 6:15.
8 Each person has a number on the sheet, the sheet determines which 2 sets of partners play the next game.
9 Round robin play until everyone plays with and against each other
10 Games first to 11. If the groups are really large, we may adjust to games first to 9.
11 Stats are recorded (actual score per game) for each individual.
12 At the end of the night, the score sheet is totaled and signed by the designated captain with a review and signature by another person.
13 Sheets are turned into Debbie.
14 Tear down the gym – EVERYONE! We need to be finished and closing up the gym no later than 9:10.

Debbie and Chuck Madden are responsible for opening and closing the gym for this league, and unless otherwise specified, Debbie will be serving as league director. Please politely and patiently cooperate and follow their lead during this time. THANK YOU!!

12/7/17

 FALL LEAGUE: 

There are 22 teams, with 16 Subs signed up.  Total 44/60 signed up for Fall League!
All future regular LEAGUE communications will be by participant email only.

LEAGUERS:  NAME YOUR TEAMS!   …see 3 teams already named…
 
(PLANNED) Two Divisions: Advanced and Intermediate
 Here are the proposed teams for the ADVANCED DIVISION:
1) Doug/Sharman 2) Kyle/Kali 3) Arvo/Danielle 4) Steve B/Sandi 5) Kendal/Kaitlan
6) Chuck/Debbie 7) Phil/Jody 8) Bruce/Katinka 9) Richard/Tricia 10) Beverly/Dave S-DINKBATS
(planned)  DIVISION SHALL PLAY A CONSECUTIVE ROUND ROBIN QUALIFIER SERIES FOR THE TOP 5 TEAMS. (Nov. 27th )   
THE TOP 5 TEAMS (determined by wins) SHALL COMPETE IN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES. (Dec. 4th) (format to be announced)
Here are the proposed teams for the INTERMEDIATE DIVISION:
1) Kathy C/Ron 2) Roger/Diane-FRUITLOOPS 3) Cathy H/Frank 4) Bea/Glen 5) Marty/Christy
6) Jim/Pam 7) Mike C/Suzi 8) Mike H/Ruth 9) Jan/Kathy-SWEETARTS 10) Susan S/Bill F 11) Sue M/Robert O 12) Cherry/Gil
(planned) DIVISION SHALL PLAY A CONSECUTIVE ROUND ROBIN QUALIFIER SERIES FOR TOP 6 TEAMS.(Nov. 27th) 
THE TOP 6 TEAMS (determined by wins) SHALL COMPETE IN CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES..(.Dec. 4th) (format to be announced)

THE FORMAT IS STILL PENDING AS TO WHETHER THE ENTIRE LEAGUE WILL BE PLAYED ON TWO COURTS PER DIVISION EACH NIGHT FOR 3 HOURS, OR TIME -SLOTTED WITH EACH DIVISION PLAYING ON 4 COURTS EACH LEAGUE NIGHT FOR 1 1/2 HOURS.

SUBS: (A=Advanced I=Intermediate)
1. Margie-(A/I) 2. Robert K-(A/I) 3. Patricia-(A/I) 4. Charlie-(A) 5. Ruby-(I) 6. Dave K-(A) 
7. Ryan-(A) 8. John-(I) 9. Laurie-(I) 10. Carlos-(I) 11. Jim S-(I) 12. Nick-(I) 13. Robert R-(A/I)
14. Gayle-(I) 15. Bob D-(A) 16. Pamela T

NOTES:
A.  (PLANNED) The Top 5 teams in each Division shall play in the Division Championship Series.
B.  (PLANNED) The complete League Schedule of games will be available to all teams prior to beginning league play. 
C.  Captains are responsible for scheduled game-control and Division record keeping.          
D.  Captains shall coordinate ALL things League with the LD.
E.  IN EACH DIVISION: A Division Captain shall be elected prior to League play.  
     The elected Division Captains shall then designate two Assts. as back-up.  
     The Assistant Captains’ names shall be communicated to the LD by     October 30.

FALL LEAGUE FEE SCHEDULE
GOLD = NO FEE
SILVER = NO FEE
BRONZE = $15
BASIC = $20
Please remit fees to Katinka or me prior to, but may include opening night,    October 23rd.

Contact me ASAP with questions, problems, solutions, issues, complaints, corrections, additions/deletions or praise.  Thank you.

Ben LD
808-1024    spcben.2015@gmail.com


TENTATIVE SEASONAL LEAGUE SCHEDULE:

Winter league is starting later this year, partly because Christmas and New Years are on Mondays.
Winter League starts January 8th. Championships February 19th.
Spring League starts March 12th, Championships April 23rd.
*Summer League might be held outdoors at our new courts on Saturday mornings, with regular Club Open Play in the gym during the league.
Feedback and input are welcome.
 
MONDAY NIGHT LADDER:  LADDER PLAY WILL START BACK UP BETWEEN SEASONAL LEAGUES.  6PM TO 9PM.  Boys & Girls Club.
SP will host “Spot Game Evaluations”.  The only fee is the normal $2 to cover rent.  Doug Hastings, 5.0 champion and NPTPA Pro Coach will provide 3X5 cards to all that sign up and play.   On those cards Doug will supply a “spot” evaluation of your game.  THIS WILL BE CENTERED ON SOME CRITICAL ASPECT OF YOUR GAME, MISSING OR ADDED, THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY IMPROVE YOUR SCORE, BASED ON WHAT HE SEES.
This event will now be scheduled quarterly, with the next being in early January, for comparison and your continued game skill summary.
You may sign up as late as 6:15 PM Monday night at the event.
 
 

2017 SUMMER SHOOTOUT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS:
DIVISION FINALISTS GROUP PICTURE
Unable to play…
Denise Cordero, Robert Knapp, Bill Frater

NEXT ARE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPS

 

 

 

DIVISION 2.5 / DIANE FROULA                                         DIVISION 3.0/ ROGER MULL

 

 

DIVISION 3.5 / Three way Tie (well fought!)
RICHARD CARY, MARY HELEN BENAPFL, GIL GOODMAN

                                          DIVISION 4.0/ GARY RONE

The Playing Alternates: Marty Hoffman (3.5), Mary Anne O’Connor (3.0), Jan Tatom (3.0) and Bruce Good (4.0).

                                                                                                                                             

 

 

Robert Knapp 1st Place Finalist (3.0)