AzB Silver Member
I have a table in my basement and I'm fairly certain there are a lot of residential pool tables in my neighborhood and surrounding area. I was thinking of getting on Nextdoor/Facebook and trying to gauge interest in starting up a neighborhood singles league, where folks would go to each others' houses and play, but with a standardized rule set and a prize pool filled by weekly dues. Other than that vague idea, I have no idea what I'm doing.
- 1. Are there any league management tools that would be well suited for this (preferably free)? Excel was my first thought but I dunno what exist out there currently.
- 2. What should the format look like? I was thinking double-round-robin style with home and away matchups. Probably either 8 or 9 ball since that's what more people are familiar with. WPA ruleset.
- 3. Should it be handicapped and if so, how? I wouldn't want people to just get steamrolled and drop out because they're discouraged, but I also don't want to be responsible for handicapping.
- 4. How much should the dues be? I'm not trying to make this a business and I don't expect to have any overhead since it will hopefully be run in peoples' basements/garages. I was thinking 5 bucks per week with some kind of commitment fee up front that is forfeited if you drop out early or is refunded at the end of the session.
- 5. How many spots should be paid out at the end? This I'm sure depends on the total number of players, but roughly what percentage of "teams" get paid and how much of the pot?
- 6. Anything else I am missing? I'm sure there's a lot I haven't thought of.