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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Rules-OMPL VI (2012) Reply with quote

Consult your lawyer friends, here are the newest rules:

OMPL Rules League Rules


Definitions:
Match: A complete round of eighteen (18 ) runs played according to match play rules.

Match play rules: Players keep track of their score for individual runs only. Players compare their respective scores after finishing a run. The player with the lower score wins the run and is awarded one (1) point. If both players tie, zero (0) points are awarded for that run. The total number of points awarded to a player becomes their score. Highest score of the two players wins the match

Disc Golf Course: Any course designated as a disc golf course having established pads and targets consisting of baskets or tonal poles. Object targets are not acceptable no matter how well marked.
A disc golf course is: any course designated as a disc golf course(by its owner in most cases) having 9 to 18 established individual pads and 9-18 individual targets consisting of baskets or tonal poles that are in a permanent fixture before and during the entire match until the match's end. (If your on hole 12 and someone moves 2 when you played it 10 holes ago, thats fine). See "soccer players in the course rule" for unplayable holes due to the public.
Flat mountain is exempt from this rule and is a course that is acceptable for play.

Home Player: The player designated as "the home player" in the schedule (PlayerA @ Player B)

Table Points: Points awarded as the result of winning or tying a match.



Guidelines for Competition:
Rules of Play:
The game is Match play, and the rules of disc golf, as defined by the Professional Disc Golf Association, shall govern the rules of play except where these rules are specific to a format other than match play. OMPL rules and regulations shall supercede those of the PDGA.

Courses of play:
Matches should be played at: Camp Fortune Disc Golf, Kanata Disc Golf Course or Flat Mountain DGC, Where both players agree, a match may be played at any Disc Golf Course as defined in these rules. The Home player chooses the course to be played, which Tee Pads to use, which hole will be played 1st, if the 2m rule is in play, and who shoots 1st on the first hole.
What is a disc golf course according to the OMPL?:
Any course designated as a disc golf course having 9 to 18 established individual pads and 9-18 individual targets consisting of baskets or tonal poles that are in a permanent fixture before and during the entire match until the match's end. (If your on hole 12 and someone moves 2 when you played it 10 holes ago, thats fine). See "soccer players in the course rule" for unplayable holes due to the public.
Flat mountain is exempt from this rule and is a course that is acceptable for play.

Selection of Course:
The home player shall select a course and designate which pads shall be used for the match prior to the first throw of the match. The Home player chooses the course to be played, which Tee Pads to use, which hole will be played 1st, if the 2m rule is in play, and who shoots 1st on the first hole. The same tee pads should be used for all 18 holes. Certain situations will arise like things can will need to be flexible ie league night when there are soccer players, soccer players, etc. If there is no need to change the intended course to be played, then don’t
Note: The final will be held at a course selected by random draw. This will also include which t-pads are to be used. The draw will consist of courses that are playable for the final. All other perks of home advantage apply to the better seed. A redraw of which course the final is to be played at might be needed if the course becomes unplayable.

Continuation of Play:
Where for reasons not anticipated it becomes necessary to postpone a round after it has already started, players shall be allowed to do so. On resuming a match already started, the runs already played shall be considered completed, and the round shall resume at the next run as though the match were never postponed.
A match counts as a completed game played(GP in the standings) once the match is fully completed. An extension may be given if it is warranted under the rules of “player in default”

Where for reasons not anticipated it becomes impossible to play certain runs on a course, and where both players agree, other runs may be repeated until 18 runs have been played.
If players inadvertently play from an incorrect pad or into an incorrect basket, and the match is not yet completed, the run shall be considered to have never been played, and the players shall replay the respective run in the correct configuration.
Where, after completing the round and submitting a score, the players realize that they played a run from an incorrect pad or into an incorrect basket, the score submitted shall stand.
Under no circumstance shall play proceed when there is risk of lightning.

Disqualification: Players can be disqualified for infractions under the PDGA rules and for actions that merit disqualification out side of the rules. Depending on the length of the disqualification, when the player returns to the league they return to the lowest possible division and are not eligible for the play-in event. Disqualifications can be for multiple seasons.
If it is in question a player might be DQ’d the process is this:
1. 3 players from the league (not including the TD) are randomly drawn. Names are not given out, and the 3 people drawn wont even know who the others are that have also been drawn.
2. The Td explains what happened to the 3 jurors. If possible names are left out of who the offender is, and who the complainant is.
3. The Td and the 3 jurors decide if the offence warrants DQ, and vote on the DQ. A vote of 2/4 is all that is needed for a DQ, but does not necessarily mean a DQ will happen. If the vote is ¾ or 4/4 , then there is more likely a chance of DQ. A 2/4 vote might result in a DQ, but for a short period of time. (end of season).
4. The TD will hear from the jury its opinions on the length of the DQ, but not necessarily go with the jury’s opinions.

All people (ODGC members and not) have the opportunity to play in the league, but all have the right to lose the opportunity of playing in the league for being a dumbass.
Suspensions can be any length of time.
If a player is DQ’d mid season, previous results that have already happened don’t change. All matches not played are forefitted, and the player as far as playoffs is concerned is treated as if they have played less then 4 games. Missing a few games will not get you DQ’d, but cheating, unsportsmanlike conduct, and bad behavior will.



Divisions/Groups--Schedule:
The process of deciding the pots is:
OMPL div1:
1. Players are ranked in 3 categories against the other OMPL Div 1 competitors. The 3 rankings are: handicap, ODGC Performance Ratio, and previous years PC points. The 3 rankings values are added together and sorted from low to high. (best to least best).
For example: if a player has the best handicap (1st), 2nd best performance ratio (2nd) ,and finished 2nd in PC points(2nd) the previous year, there total ranking score is(1+2+2=) 5. Players are ranked 1-16th based on the total ranking scores.

2. Players ranked 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, and 13-16 cannot be in the same Group.

3. The players are then randomly drawn into 1 of 4 groups randomly. Each group will have a player that is ranked 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16. No group will have 2 players that are ranked 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, or 13-16.

Example…
Group 1:
Player ranked 1-4
Player ranked 5-8
Player ranked 9-12
Player Ranked 13-16
There are 4 groups in total.

4. All names go into a hat and are drawn one at a time. Players are assigned into groups in order of group 1 to 4. If a player is drawn, and cant be put into Group 1 because of rules 2 and 3 (just above) they will be put into group 2. If the same happens with group 2, then onto group 3 then group 4.

5. This process is what makes the schedule. Names are substituted into a schedule template that already exists. The schedule is a balanced schedule and aims to give an equal level of difficulty to all based on the ranking groups.


Reporting Results:
The Winning Player shall report the result of their match to the OMPL Director in a timely manner.
The results shall be reported as follows:
Home Player Name: Score
Away Player Name: Score
The preferred method for the reporting of results is through private message to the OMPL Director via the ODGC forum.
Where the winning player fails to provide the score in a timely manner, the tournament director may, at their discretion, penalize the home player by denying them one or more points, but will not otherwise alter who won the match.

Schedule:
The OMPL regular season schedule begins April 1, and finishes August 31st. Playoffs Begin September 1st.


All matches must be completed prior to the last day of the schedule.
All players will have the opportunity to play 6 regular season games and playoffs.
Matches shall be designated to be played according to a specific month during the schedule. There is one match for each month of April to August (5 total) and one match designated to be played anytime during the season April to August. This is known as the “anytime” match. The anytime match must be played before the end of the regular season.


If a player misses a game due to a good excuse (dog dying, almost cut finger off, wife gives birth, kid is sick), etc that's cool. Make it up when you can. If a player misses a match due to laziness or something along those lines, they have to play the game late, finish the schedule, then the points will count. The TD must be notified ahead of the month’s end if the match is to be missed due to a reasonable excuse. The TD will determine if the excuse is reasonable. If the TD is not notified don’t expect a extension of the missed match.

Players may elect to play matches for which the designated month has not yet begun.
Players may play their matches in any order.

A basic example of the schedule for the playoffs is:
Round 1 of Playoffs is September 1st to 10th
Round 2 is September 10th to 17th
Round 3 is September 17th to 24th
Round 4 is September 24th to October 1st

Games not played on time:
Games which are not played during the specific month they are supposed to be played can be made up.
To make the missed game count towards points totals in the standings the player must have their schedule completed to the point in time they are at in the schedule. Games finished for future months cant be substituted to past months.

Example1:
Player misses May Match, Its currently June
April:Played
May: Missed
June Played.
At this point since its currently June if the player plays the May match within the month of June, the missed match once completed will count in the standings. This will count because at that point in time the players schedule is complete up to that point as it’s the month of June. Under the old system for the May match to count, the player must have to complete the entire schedule (AprilAug+anytime game) for the missed match to count. Now for missed games to count, a player has to have their schedule completed to the current month.

Example 2 current month is July:
April: Played
May: Missed
June: Played
July: Missed

At this point if the player made up their May match it would not count towards the standings until the July match is completed also (within month of July). Once the July match is complete the May match is eligible to count.



Players in default:
Where a match has not been completed prior to the end of the grace period, the match shall be considered in default, and the players who were to have completed that match shall be considered in default.
Players in default may appeal to the OMPL director for an extension to play their match with the understanding that the OMPL director need not entertain such an appeal.
The OMPL director may, at their discretion, penalize players in default by denying them any points for the respective match.
The OMPL Director may, at their discretion, award a win to one player in default for the respective match in default. The award of a win according to this rule will only be made where it is clear to the OMPL director that one of the defaulting players was purposely avoiding a match, while the other was making every effort to arrange for the match The avoiding player will also start the next season with -4 pts, and receive a -4pts penalty for the current season.
Players found to be in default repeatedly may be disqualified, or barred from participating in future match play leagues. Disqualification may result in the removal of points awarded to the disqualified player, and points lost by the disqualified player.

Table Rules:
Players are ranked in the OMPL Table according to the number of table points they accumulate. The more table points accumulated, the higher a player's rank.
A match won is worth three (3) table points.
A match tied is worth one (1) table point.
A match lost is worth zero (0) table points.

Table Tiebreakers: (after Pts)
Games Played
Holes Won - Holes Lost
Season Head to Head Result.
Total Holes won
Result against best player in Standings both players played in the season
(Win or Loss against that player, Holes won- holes lost, total holes won.) If still tied move to the next best player both players have played) This tiebreaker is only applied at end of season.


Playoffs:
Eligibility:
To participate in the playoffs each player must play and complete 4/6 matches in their schedule. Players that don’t complete the 4/6 games in the schedule will be shuffled down to seeds starting with 16, then 15, then14 and so on (depending on #’s). Normal tiebreaking procedures happen within the group that is moved down. These seeds are used in the final result calculation.
On or near September 1, a single elimination playoff tournament will be used to establish the top eight finishing positions. The following rounds WILL NOT BE RE-SEEDED.
1v16
8v9
5v12
4v13
6v11
3v14
7v10
2v15

Seeding:
Eligible players will be seeded according to where they rank in the standings. This seeding has weight in determining a player's finishing position.

Format:
Playoffs shall consist of a three (3) round, single elimination match play tournament.
Playoffs matches must be played within the given schedule.
The Final will be held at a location chosen by random draw of disc courses in the Ottawa Area. Courses deemed unplayable will not be included. If a course becomes unavailable, a redraw will take place.

Final Standings:
Losers in 1st round will make up ranks 16th-9th. Highest seed to loose takes 16th, 2nd highest to loose takes 15th and so on to 8.
Losers in 2nd round will make up ranks 7th-5th. Highest seed to loose takes 7th, 2nd highest to loses takes 6th and so on to 5th
Losers in 3rd round will make up ranks 4th and 3rd. Same criteria as above.
Final round determines 1st and 2nd.

Promotion/Relegation
To accommodate growth the league has different levels. Players considered new join the league at the lowest level. At the end of the year specific players will be promoted or relegated in or out of a division depending on where they finished in the table that season. Players have spots reserved in the next season depending on where they finished the previous season.


Before the season begins, promotion and relegation positions will be indentified.
For example in OMPL V : 15th and 16th in division 1 were relegated to Div 2, and 1st and 2nd of Div 2 were promoted to Div 1.
Div 1 will have 16 players
Div 2 will have 8
Div 3 will have up to 8


Off Season Schedule
The off season schedule is made up of these steps:
1. Season ends, Promoted/Relegated players are identified, and players spots are reserved for the next season
2. Reserved Registration: Registration is open for all returning players (and new players also of course) to claim there reserved spot from the previous year. For example if a player was in div 1, and did not get relegated, then the following season they have a spot reserved in div 1. This must be claimed before step 3.
3. Reserved Registration ends, and registration for all opens. All reserved spots at the beginning of this step are no longer saved for returning players.
4. Spots once reserved for returning players that are not filled by the deadline will be filled by an event in late march (no matter the conditions), So for example, if in Div 1, there are 2 open spots, and 8 people competing in the event, the top 2 finishers will be positioned in div 1. Players with a spot reserved in div 2 from the previous year can play in this event to gain promotion to div 1.
5. Once spots are filled from the early season event promotion/relegation positions for all divisions are identified for the upcoming season.
6. Season Starts.


Fees:
Entry fee is $40. 5$ goes to the ODGC, 5$ for player packs and 30$ to the payout. For non-ODGC members an extra 10$ is added to your fees.

Payout:
Payout will consist of 100% of the payout pot collected and will be distributed according to PDGA guidelines for seven (7) professional payout positions. Upon receiving added cash this will change.
Additional prizes donated will be distributed accordingly. Donations are welcome.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Apparently we can now play again at Flat Mountain. eek

Thanks Rolly!

Razz

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, yeah
Flat Mountain reference 1 and 3 were actually typed not pasted, # 2 is pasted. I keep refering to that little course as FM frown
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a clarification question:

Player A @ Player B - the home player in this case is Player B?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ottawa_adam wrote:
Just a clarification question:

Player A @ Player B - the home player in this case is Player B?


10-4 player b is at home. Just like how the nhl writes their sched's up
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolly wrote:
ottawa_adam wrote:
Just a clarification question:

Player A @ Player B - the home player in this case is Player B?


10-4 player b is at home. Just like how the nhl writes their sched's up


I'm not familiar with how professional sports work, hence the question. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ottawa_adam wrote:
Rolly wrote:
ottawa_adam wrote:
Just a clarification question:

Player A @ Player B - the home player in this case is Player B?


10-4 player b is at home. Just like how the nhl writes their sched's up


I'm not familiar with how professional sports work, hence the question. Razz


10-4,
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-Kyle, where does it say home player is to choose OB's?
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