01-30-2005, 09:25 AM
I am in a Sunday afternoon local pool league. The league has some trouble with a few of the teams forfieting games when they play the top teams. The league is set up to shoot 3 sets at 5 games a set, and is partners. Players can only play 1 game a set. A team is allowed to pick out of a hat once each half. We are looking for ways to 'punish' the teams forfieting the games without hurting the team getting the forfiet. Here is the way I look at it. The league gives trophies to the top 15 shooters, but a forfiet only gives the team a win not any individuals, which is only right. As the captain for the top team I have players who want to play. I have a good team and confidence in my players to play and win to help their average rather than taking the easy way out and giving the team a win and having to sit the players who want to play. I don't want to make this long and go into all the scenerios but does anyone have any ideas how to prevent forfiets?