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    I'm in a non-sanctioned league that has never had any prizes, but they're considering building a small prize fund. The proposed payout structure is paying out every team and from what I can tell that's pretty standard in bowling. Some people favor a structure that would only pay the top few teams in order to have bigger prizes without paying more each week.

    What's the reasoning behind paying out all teams? My best guess is that it's to prevent teams from not paying later in the season when they're clearly out of contention for the top spots. Is there another reason?

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    Partially to make sure teams don't quite but it also feels better when everyone gets something. You will notice some leagues have more top heavy payout schedules most big money leagues tend to pay more towards the winners than the lower finishers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBizme View Post
    What's the reasoning behind paying out all teams? My best guess is that it's to prevent teams from not paying later in the season when they're clearly out of contention for the top spots. Is there another reason?
    As Amyers said everybody likes to get something, They don't want to fell like they are paying into a prizefund and not get anything themselves And that's a consideration, a team feels it's out of contention and not going to get anything yeah they can quit then the prizefund is short.

    As for the structure of the prizelist, You don't want it too top heavy, but you don't want it too flat either.

    Top heavy the lower places feel slighted, Too flat and there's no incentive to compete to move up in the standings.

    Sometimes if you don't have a lot of money in the prizefund, You could do a flatter prizelist just add a cheap trophy & plaque to 1st&2nd place. You could also see if you can get local business's to donate thing's for prizes that team places could also win.

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    Being in a non Certified league is risky. You have no assurances that you will get anything even if you win. It would be better if the prize fund is really small to have a night out for the league at a nice restaurant of bar. Honor the best team and bowlers at the banquet or have it at a hall.

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    In one of my leagues, weekly rate is cheap, $10. No matter what everyone gets the same amount of money, mostly from the 50/50. In my other league, 50/50 is split evenly and then each teams winnings are slightly different based on where they are in the standings. But itís never a huge difference. I joined a new league this year and not sure how it will be done.
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