First and foremost all DC Fray leagues are 50% Social and 50% Sport. We do have hosts; however, we expect individuals to respect the league’s culture of fair and fun play. Foul language and rough play will not be tolerated and individuals who cannot adhere to our standards of fair play and sportsmanship may be asked to leave the league. DC Fray wants everyone to have a fun and be social while enjoying a great sport. DC Fray will do whatever they can to make sure all players are having fun.
1. Groups must have at least 8 rollers on their roster to be elevated to Team status, however, the league reserves the right to place free agent rollers on teams with fewer than 12 rollers. 12 rollers are the max number of players able to compete during a single match. It is encouraging that teams have 12-15 rollers on their roster for the times when individuals are unable to attend.
2. Each team will have a captain, who will be the official representative to the league and will be responsible for communicating messages from the league. A co-captain is also highly encouraged.
3. Players must be registered (and paid in full) to play and to be counted towards a group’s Team status.
1. A match will consist of two teams rolling 12 regular frames and one specialty frame. Each frame is one full game with 9 rolled balls. Every team member present and able to play must roll at least one full frame (9 balls) unless more than 12 players are present.
2. Each team must have a minimum of 4 rollers per game. No player may roll more than 3 frames in any given game. If only two or three players show they may play but their score will be capped at their best 6 or 9 frames respectively.
3. Teams will roll on the same lane throughout the match. If teams wish to choose their lane prior to the start of a match Captains or a designated player will play Rock Paper Scissors for the choice of lane.
4. Every ball must be rolled while standing with both feet on the ground and located behind the machines (i.e., no rolling from the side of the lane) Violating this rule will result in a score of zero for balls rolled during the infraction.
5. Any shot thrown while observing the previous rules and counted by the machine (including Bank shots) are permitted.
6. Balls that fail to enter the scoring zone and roll or otherwise return to the thrower are able to be re-thrown.
- Skeeball scores presented on the machines screen will be divided by 10 (the zero dropped) to simplify scoring.
- Each Roller will roll one full frame (9 balls) as their contribution to their team’s score.
- If Players are unhappy with their first score they may choose to roll the 2nd frame, however if a second game is rolled the score from that game will count even if it is lower than the original roll.
- If a player chooses to roll the second frame they must first wait for their opponent to finish their first frame. At this point, they may announce “I’m rolling again” and may proceed to begin their 2nd game.
- Players choosing to roll the second frame must choose to do so BEFORE the 3rd ball is rolled by their opponent if they too opted for a 2nd frame. Rollers may NOT wait for their opponent to finish their 2nd game before attempting to roll their own 2nd game.
- Frame scores will be divided by 10 for addition purposes, and the team with the highest combination of their 12 frames will be the winner.
- Spirit Points: Teams have the ability to win extra points based on creating an organized cheer.
- 100 Points: Teams that create a cheer using their opponents name as inspiration (either in a supportive nature or tongue in cheek) will win 100 points.
- 50 Points: Teams that create a cheer using their own team name or otherwise supporting themselves without mention of the opposing team will win 50 points.
- Time limit & other details: Spirit cheers must be completed before the 10th frame concludes. Teams may not excessively hold up the progress of the game to compile a cheer at the last moment. Additionally, teams are only eligible for either the 50 or 100 additional bonus points. Both teams are able to win these points IE both teams can cheer for the other team and can win 100 spirit points. Note: As with all scores in Skeeball we drop the zero from points awarded – This means that 100 would be 10 and 50 would be 5 in this application.
- 5. After the 6th frame of each match, a mystery round will be played. The mystery round will result in a score of “10″ for the winning team and “0″ for the losing team. The following specialty rounds are selected and played at the discretion of the host.
- A. Speed: Both teams will present one roller who will each begin to throw their balls at the command of the host. The first player to roll all of their balls and have the machine flash game over or for their score to flash will be considered the winner.
- B. Relay: Each member of the team present will roll one of the 9 balls. If less than 9 players are present the team will rotate through their players in the same order as they began the frame. (I.E Rollers Bob, Jane, Jack, Kelly, will continue in the same order until all 9 balls are rolled) The team with the highest score wins that round.
- C. Speed Relay: Using the above relay rules the winning team will be decided not by the total score but by the first team to have their machine count all 9 balls rolled and the game to be declared over, indicated by the flashing score or the Game Over message.
- D. Blind Folded: One roller will be blindfolded and led to the machine where they will roll one full frame (9 balls). Teammates may assistance through verbal direction but are not allowed to physically aid the blinded folded roller. The top score between the two teams wins the round.
- E. Skee-off: Teams choose one roller from the opposing team to compete against the player the opponents have chosen from their team. The roller with the highest score after a single round of 9 balls wins a bonus 100 points for their team.
ALTERNATE Social Skeeball Rules
- A match will consist of two teams playing a best of Nine (9) series (the first team to win 5 games wins the match). Teams will roll at the same time.
- Groups must have at least 6 rollers on their roster to be elevated to Team status, however, the league reserves the right to place free agent rollers on teams with fewer than 12 rollers.
- Each team must have a minimum of 3 rollers per game. No player may roll more than 3 balls in any given game.
- Teams will roll on the same lane throughout the match. If teams wish to choose their lane prior to the start of a match Captains or a designated player will play Rock Paper Scissors (best of three) for the choice of lane.
- Every ball must be rolled while standing with both feet on the ground and located behind the machines (i.e., no rolling from the side of the lane) Violating this rule will result in a score of zero for balls rolled during the infraction.
- Any shot thrown while observing the previous rules and counted by the machine (including Bank shots) are permitted.
- Balls that fail to enter the scoring zone and roll or otherwise return to the thrower are able to be re-thrown.
- Each team will have one (1) mulligan. You will be able to re-roll one round and one round only and that must be decided following that round and not after the game has been completed. 1) If the one team starts their mulligan the other team will have till before the first team’s second roller rolls the 4th ball to decide if they want their Mulligan.
Scoring or Machine Malfunctions
1. Players are advised that the league plays on a variety ages, models, and styles, of machines and that scoring errors, are an inescapable aspect of the game. When a scoring error is made it is the responsibility of the witnessing party to IMMEDIATELY bring the scoring error to the attention of the other team and host. If both captains are able to agree upon the alternation of the score to fix the machine error the game may continue. If captains are unable to agree then the host will make a judgment ruling given the testimony of the captains and their personal knowledge of the machines. The ruling will be in the form of a score alteration and will be considered FINAL. Scoring errors do NOT result in rerolls or voids of frames.
Awards & Trophies
1. At the end of each Skeeson Teams will be ranked based on games won and total score. There will be a postseason tournament for the league to crown a champion!
2. At the end of each skeeson Individuals will be invited to compete in a High Roller tournament. The winner of this tournament will be given the designation of “High Roller” for that skeeson.
3. Additional prizes and trophies may be given.
1. Teams & Rollers are encouraged to introduce themselves to their opponents prior to the start of each frame.
2. Teams are encouraged to “line up” after their match and shake hands, give high fives, or otherwise congratulate their rivals.
3. Skeeball is considered a game for the civilized and friendly. While healthy competition is encouraged, any player deemed to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner will be warned on their first instance, removed from the game on their second (and their score fore-fitted) and finally removed from the league on their 3rd infraction. Examples of unacceptable conduct include excessive badgering of players (to include cursing, shouting or heckling) and or excessively rude conduct to other bar patrons or bar staff. League Reps will have the final decision on any issues regarding enforcement of this rule.← Skeeball