Doubles 3.0 to 5.0 Ladder August/September is a pickleball ladder in Savannah, Georgia.
This is a 6-week doubles ladder that is scored individually with accumulated points.
There will be a tier 1... consisting of 4.0-4.5 players on Thursday nights and a tier 2 consisting of 3.0-3.5 players Tuesday nights. There will be 12 to 16 players in each tier. Warm-up starts at 5:30 pm, and all matches start at 6:00 pm. Please get there as soon as you can to start reserving courts for the league.
After 3 weeks within the 6 weeks of the league, there will be a progression/relegation of players between the two tiers. In tier 1, the two players who scored the lowest will move down to tier 2. Vice-versa, the top two scoring players in tier 2 will move up to tier 1.
On each night there will be 3 sets of round-robin play with all the players on your assigned court (assigned from the scores of the previous week, or assigned based on available players and substitute players, it will be to the discretion of the league administrator in order to preserve the highest level of competition).
After each of the three round-robin sets, there will be a progression-relegation of players to lower or higher courts.
There will be 2 sets of 3 weeks of play for a total of 6 weeks, in each set of 3 weeks, only your top two scoring weeks will count towards your cumulative score, which also means you can technically miss 1 week of each of the 3-week sets.
If you miss more than one week in a 3-week set, you will be given your average score of that 3-week set minus 15 points for the second missed night. If you miss all 3 weeks in a 3-week set, you will receive no points for that 3-week set.
The top 3 scoring players across both tiers at the end of the league will receive cash prizes.
The winning team is always responsible for submitting scores on paper/board and on GPN, the winning team will lose one point for every match that is not submitted or is submitted incorrectly in any way.
If you cannot play on a certain night, you must notify the league administrator of the replacement by 11 am of the play date.
If a player starts late or finishes early and misses matches, then an average score will be applied to the missed matches as long as the player played at least the majority of the matches for the night. If they did not play the majority of the matches, their score stands.
In a tie for progression or relegation, the player may either do rock, paper, scissors or play 1 game of skinny singles, first to 3, with the oldest player being the starting server.
Each round that a player plays on a certain court will earn that player "progression points" that will not count towards their accumulative score as to the rankings or the prize, but instead will be added to their accumulative score at the end of the first 3 week half ONLY to help determine which players should move down from tier 1 and move up from tier 2.