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FAQ - What do I need to know to play in a WADA league?

This page updated: 04/28/2016 

 

When do the league seasons run?

Where does WADA play?

How are Indiviual Player Rankings determined?

What is the format of play for A/B league?

What is the format of play for C league?

What does it cost to play in the league?

What awards are given?

What else do I need to know?

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When do the league seasons run?                     Here is the link to the 2016 Annual seasons

We play 3 seasons each calendar year:

  • Winter     Jan thru April
  • Spring     May thru August
  • Fall         September thru December

Our teams are separated into 3 flights:  A, B and C  generally playing on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday night.

Teams are comprised of a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 players.

We also host:

  • the WADA Annual Member Meeting for all WADA members
  • the Washington Area Open tournament over Labor Day weekend
  • several Flight School events each year at various venues
  • a Singles Tour

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Where does WADA play?

We play in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

           Virginia is split into the East and West regions based on the Fairfax County Parkway.

Click for a list of our current season sponsors

 

Click for a list of our Board Members:                   (should you wish to talk to the Director for one of the Regions)

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How are Individual Player Rankings determined?

Players are ranked per WADA rules.

15.    Individual Player Rankings.

 

A.    Players receive a rating based on singles win point (WP) percentage known as the Weighted Aggregate Rated Percentage (WARP).

              1.            The wins and losses are rated so that wins count more for the higher league (A3, B2, C1) and losses count more for the lower league (C3, B2, A1) for comparison.

              2.            The threshold for each WARP ranking is as follows:

AA      >=       8.3

A         >=       6.7

BB       >=       5.0

B         >         3.3

C         <          3.3

 

B.     All win-points and loss-points are totaled for a predetermined number of seasons which will be referred to as the Rolling Average Cycle (RAC).

C.     A “RAC” should not include more than the last 6 seasons as a MAX.

D.    A player must play 7 games (21 points) in the RAC to get a WARP.

1.      Anyone who plays A league during the RAC may not be ranked any lower than B.

2.      Anyone who plays B league as their highest level during the RAC may not be ranked any higher than A.

3.      Anyone who plays C league as their highest level during the RAC may not be ranked any higher than BB.

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What is the format of play for "A/B" league?

 

Click for a copy of a “A/B” league scoresheet

 

You might have to zoom in but if you look to the right side you will see our league format.

 

You can break down the night into five rounds

1.       First Doubles (doubles 501, doubles cricket)

2.       First Singles   (501, 1st cork calls, 2nd cork calls, cricket)

3.       Second Doubles (doubles 501, doubles cricket)

4.       Second Singles (501, 1st cork calls, 2nd cork calls, cricket)

5.       Team Game (701)       [no limit to how many can play in the team game]

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What is the format of play for "C" league?

 

Click for a copy of a “C” league scoresheet

 

You might have to zoom in but if you look to the right side you will see our league format.

 

You can break down the night into five rounds

1.       First Doubles (doubles 501, doubles cricket)

2.       First Singles (401, 1st cork calls, 2nd cork calls, cricket)

3.       Second Doubles (doubles 501, doubles cricket)

4.       Second Singles (401, 1st cork calls, 2nd cork calls, cricket)

5.       Team Game (701)       [no limit to how many can play in the team game]

 

If you notice on the score sheet there are only four places for names in each of the first four rounds. There is no limit to how many can play in the team game. 4 players will play an average of 4 games each, 8 players will play an average of 2 games each (5 = 16/5 = 3.2, 6 = 16/6 =  2.67, 7 = 16/7 = 2.28). But you also have to make sure that if a player or two don’t show up that you have at least four to play the match. We recommend having at least six players on any new team, but that also depends on commitment. If you have four guys who will show up every week then you don’t need to carry more than one extra otherwise you limit everyone’s playing time.

 

Games and formats: Cricket is slop and points meaning that if you aim for 18 and hit a 20 you can count it. If you have them closed and your opponent doesn’t then you get 20 points. 401, 501, 701 legs are all free in (anything counts) and double out (you must reach zero on a double). 301 is double in and out. Cork Calls starting order is home team calls cork and closest to the cork calls 401, 301 or cricket as the first leg of the game and starts. The loser of the first game calls second leg of the game (401, 301 or cricket) and THEN the cork and the winner of the cork calls starts the leg. If it’s 1-1 then the home team again calls the cork and closest to the cork calls 401, 301 or cricket as the final leg of the game and starts.

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What does it cost to play in the league?
  • WADA Lifetime Membership is a one-time $10 fee.  All league shooters must be WADA members.  (A membership card will be emailed to you.)
  • Players pay $20 shooter's fee team per season.  Shooters may play on multiple teams subject to WADA Rules
  • The Sponsor bar pays $80 per team per season.

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What Awards are given?
  • INDIVIDUAL:  Highlights are recorded on the weekly scoresheets by the Captain and submitted to the Executive Director.   9Marks , T80s and 6Bulls are tracked and displayed on the website.  A pin is delivered for the 1st, 5th and 10th 9Mark and T80.  A 6Bull coin is also awarded.  Milestone awards are distributed at a WADA Annual event for 25th, 50th and 100th 9Mark and T80.
  • Division and Championship awards are given to Individuals, Teams and Sponsors in the form of plaques and shirts.

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What else do I need to know?

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