TEAM ROSTERS:There is no maximum number of players allowed on a team’s roster provided all players have signed the Team Roster and Waiver Form. It is the responsibility of all team captains to ensure players are in compliance with this policy. Teams have up until the third week of the season to make changes to their roster. After the third week, rosters will be frozen. Roster changes that require additional T-Shirts will be subject to availability. All roster changes must be communicated to and approved by the league office.
WAIVERS:To be eligible to participate in the league, each player must sign the team waiver form. Team captains can find the team waiver form in the information email sent prior to the start of the season. A link can also be found on the SSC rules page. Captains are required to turn in completed waiver forms to an SSC Coordinator prior to their first game. Players not present for their team’s first game must still submit a signed waiver form prior to participating. Players that register individually agree to the waiver policy electronically, so there is no need to submit a separate waiver form.
PLAYER RESTRICTIONS:All SSC participants must be 21 years of age or older prior to their first scheduled game. Players that have participated in Division 1 Collegiate or Professional sports must be a minimum of two years removed from participation to be eligible to play in a similar SSC sport. Players may only be on one roster for any given sport on a given night, regardless of if multiple divisions are offered. Violation of this rule may result in game forfeiture by both teams. The SSC reserves the right to request a photo ID from any player at any time for any reason. Roster checks will be performed by an SSC Gameday Coordinator at the request of the challenging team. Only individual players may be challenged. Entire teams may not be challenged. The challenging team must provide legitimate reasons for submitting a roster check request. Challenging teams must report their intention to initiate a roster check to an SSC Official as soon as possible to ensure the preservation of playing time. Except in the case of a late-arriving player, teams forfeit the right to challenge a player’s eligibility at a point noted in the “Roster” section of each sport’s respective rules document.
SPORTSMANSHIP:We are all adults, and the SSC expects all participants and spectators to act like it. Unsportsmanlike behavior may result in disqualification from the game and/or playing area. Unsportsmanlike behavior may also result in suspension from participation in current and/or future SSC sports and events. Disqualified persons are required to leave the playing area immediately. Suspended players are prohibited from attending any SSC sport or event during their suspension. Violation of these policies may result in team forfeit and/or further suspension.
OVERLY COMPETITIVE PLAYERS:All SSC sports are intended to be recreational. Any player who is deemed to be excessively competitive and/or overly aggressive may be removed from competition at the discretion of any SSC official or gameday coordinator.
DRONES:Drones, model planes, and any other unmanned aircraft are not permitted at any SSC activity.
UNIFORMS:SSC T-Shirts are your team’s uniforms. All players must wear the appropriate color uniform with the current SSC front logo to participate. Past season’s uniforms are not permitted, even if they are the correct color. Any player not wearing the appropriate uniform will be sidelined for that game. The SSC T-Shirt must be worn on the outside of any clothing worn during play with all logos and designs in tact and clearly visible.
UNIFORM ALTERATIONS:Players are permitted to modify their uniforms in any way provided they do not cover up or obscure any of the logos printed on the shirts and the resulting garment does not pose a threat to player safety.
FORFEITS:If a team is short the minimum number of players to play a regulation game, the game will be ruled a forfeit. In the case of an injured player, at the sole discretion of an SSC Official, a game may be continued if a team does not have the minimum number of players for a regulation game provided the team has a chance to win.
FORFEIT FINES:If the forfeiting team is short the minimum number of players to play an exhibition game, a $50 forfeit fine will be assessed. This fine is transferred in full in the form of a gift card or voucher to the offended team who showed up with no game to play. Provided the fine is paid on time, the offended team can collect the forfeit fine from an SSC Coordinator the following week. Forfeit fines must be paid prior to the end of the offending team’s next scheduled game. Payment can be made to an SSC Coordinator by either cash or check. Unpaid forfeit fines may result in additional forfeits and/or suspension from the league. Teams with outstanding fines from past seasons will be barred from future registration in any SSC sport or event until they are paid in full. Game forfeiture notice must be submitted via the SSC website by 5:00 PM on the preceding day (Friday for weekend games) in order to avoid the forfeit fine. Except in the case of a late-arriving player, teams forfeit the right to challenge a player’s eligibility at a point noted in the “Roster” section of each sport’s respective rules document. The minimum number of players required to play an officiated exhibition game is noted in the “Roster” section of each sport’s respective rules document
DIVISION PREFERENCE:Whenever possible, the SSC will separate divisions based on playing experience and/or ability. In the event multiple divisions are not possible, all players will be placed into a single division. Division placement for all teams will be at the sole discretion of the SSC. Any team that wins a super social championship will automatically be placed in the social division for the next season in which they participate. Top finishers from the previous season may also be moved up at the discretion of the SSC. Any player, or team based on the majority of their players, that is determined to be in the incorrect division may, at any point during the season, be asked to switch divisions at the discretion of the SSC.
PLAYOFFS:Whenever possible, the SSC will hold a single-elimination playoff tournament after the regular season has concluded. The number of teams to advance to this playoff tournament will vary from season to season based on team records and available venue space. The playoff tournament may be held on a day and time other than the normal day and time of regular season games.
PLAYOFFS TIEBREAKERS:1. Head to Head 2. Total Runs/Points Allowed 3. Total Run/Point Differential
INCLEMENT WEATHER:Prior to the start of the game, players and spectators should regularly check the SSC Rainoutline for venue status updates. Players and spectators can also sign up for automatic updates via email and/or text message. Details are available on the SSC website. Once the game has started, gameday coordinators will work with facilities coordinators and SSC Operations personnel to monitor weather and playing conditions in order to determine if play will need to be suspended and/or games postponed.
GAME RESCHEDULING:In the event of inclement weather or any other event that causes games to be postponed, the SSC will make every effort to reschedule. In the event of multiple cancellations, the SSC reserves the option to shorten the regular season and/or the playoff schedule. Makeup games may be scheduled on weekdays other than those regularly scheduled. Makeup games may be scheduled at venues other than those regularly scheduled. Neither refunds nor pro-rated refunds will be given if the season is shortened due to inclement weather or due to actions taken by the venue.
Bowling shoes are not provided and may be rented from the bowling alley. The SSC strongly encourages players to purchase their own shoes. Bowling balls are included with registration and are provided at the bowling alley. Players may provide their own legal equipment. The registration fee remains the same whether or not a player uses his or her own equipment. The SSC is not responsible for any damage to a player’s personal equipment.
All players must pick up their shoes and secure their ball prior to the scheduled start time in order to ensure every game begins and ends on time. Please notify the staff that you are with the SSC Bowling league when requesting your shoes for the evening.
The maximum numbers of players on a team is five. The minimum number of players is three. The maximum number of males is three. The minimum number of females is one.
Forfeit Fines do not apply to SSC Bowling.
Teams may bowl in any order they wish, provided it is consistent for the duration of the game.
An SSC Gameday Coordinator or bowling alley employee will ensure accurate name entry in the lane computer.
Teams lose the ability to challenge a player’s eligibility after the fifth frame, except in the case of a late-arriving player.
Each team bowls two games per night for five weeks. Playoffs will be played by the top four teams in the league in the fifth week.
The team with the highest cumulative handicapped score shall be declared the winner of that game.
Absent players are awarded their player average for each game missed.
Teams will be awarded handicap pins based on a total team score of 900 per game.
Handicap pins will be calculated following the first two games and adjusted each week thereafter. Handicap pins will be added retroactively to the first two games played before determining a winner.
For teams with fewer than five players, a score of 130 will be awarded to each vacant bowler.
Team A earns raw scores of 650 and 750 in its first two games. With a team average of 700, a 200 pin handicap will apply to the first four games. Its scores for the first two games will be adjusted to 850 and 950.
If Team A earns raw scores of 625 and 655 during the second week of games, their scores will be adjusted to 825 and 855. With a new scoring average of 670, Team A’s handicap for the third week of games will be 230.
Any rules not specifically mentioned here follow those of the USBC.
Teams earn three points for a win, one point for a tie, and zero points for a loss. Teams are ranked in order based on the following criteria:
- Total Standings Points
- Head to Head
- Total Net Pinfall
- Total Net Pin Differential
Everyone loves a little competition, but one team dominating a league season after season can spoil the fun for everybody.
If a team retaining more than three players has won three championships in consecutive seasons for which they have been registered, the SSC will have the option to, in its discretion, request that team to form two or more separate teams to promote parity in the league or withdraw their registration. That team will then have the opportunity to form two separate teams with each subsequent roster approved by the SSC.