GENERAL SITE RULES

The purpose of this section is to explain the operational flow and expectations of SIMPLE POOL LEAGUE .COM including division creation, team creation, team funding, support, scheduling, refunds, score sheet entry and disputes.

Table of Contents

  1. Division Creation
  2. Team Creation
  3. Team Joining
  4. Team Funding
  5. Support
  6. Scheduling
  7. Refunds
  8. Score Sheet Entry
  9. Disputes
 

1. Division Creation

Anyone can create a division at any time by clicking the Add Division button on the divisions page and filling out the form on the SIMPLE POOL LEAGUE .COM website.  If there are no fully funded teams, by default the division will not appear in the listing of the divisions on the divisions tab.  After creating a division, it is expected that the division creator will also create a team and fund the team.  While filling out the form to create the division there are many options that affect the division being created so please be sure to read the tool tips for each division attribute when filling out the form.  Divisions cannot be modified once they are created, but they can be disabled and a new division can be created.  The division creator is also the division owner.  The division owner receives SPL Credit for half of all division team fees to cover the costs of prizes, division promotions, and division support.  Division owners should be expected to be contacted by division participants and prospective participants to answer any questions.
While we will not go over all division attributes here, it is important to distinguish between private and public divisions.  In a private division, score sheets, venue locations, and team members are only visible to teams approved by the division owner.  In a public division, teams do not need to be approved by the division owner by default, and venue locations, score sheets, and team members first names and preferred names are visible to everyone including unauthenticated users browsing the site.

 

2. Team Creation

 

2.a. Captain and Co-Captain

By default the creator of the team is the captain.  The captain and co-captain can both assign a different captain and co-captain.  The captain and co-captain can invite players to the team and the captain and co-captain can approve players requesting to join the team and they can lock the team to prevent any addition people from requesting to join the team.

 

2.b. Members

Team members can fund the team and they can submit score sheets on behalf of the team if they are the home team.  Team members can be removed or added by the team captain or co-captain up until week 5 of the season.

 

2.c. Venue Details

Captains and co-captains must enter and maintain their venue details including venue phone number, venue address, and venue email.  The venue may also use their email to register and view the schedule at their venue.  If the venue address is not filled out, the team will be rejected from scheduling and refunded SPL Credits.

 

3. Team Joining

Anyone can request to join a team that is not locked by the team captains.  Team captains must invite or approve any new team members.  When looking for a team to join, the venue locations of each team can be viewed on the map in the division details page.  

 

4. Team Funding

Any member of a team can partially or fully fund the team by first purchasing SPL Credits and then contributing those SPL Credits towards a team.  Scheduling occurs one week prior to the first calendar match date of the season.  The team must be fully funded before scheduling.  If scheduling occurs and a team is not fully funded, the team will be rejected and all team funding will be refunded to the contributors in the form of SPL Credits.

 

5. Support

Any questions regarding signing up for a division, scoring, game play, disputes, or the rules should be submitted to the division owner.  All questions not related to creating divisions and division management should be first submitted to division owners.  There is an email division owner button in the division details page that should be used to reach out to the division owners.  Division owners should reach out to Simple Pool League from the Contact Us page.

 

6. Scheduling

 

6.a. Scheduling Date

The scheduling Date is 7 days prior to the first calendar match date.  The calendar tab lists when week 01 to week 14 will occur for each day of the week.  Scheduling will be 7 days prior to week 01 for the day of the week on which the division plays.

 

6.b. Pre Scheduling

Before scheduling occurs, for the division to commence with your team on the schedule, the follow things must be in place:

  • There must be at least the minimum number of teams for the division that do not get rejected and refunded.
  • Your team must be fully funded.
  • Your team must have at least the number of “players per a match” approved and on the team.
  • The venue address must be populated for your team.

If your team or your division do not meet these requirements, then the funding contributors will be refunded their SPL Credits and the team can attempt to sign up for the next season.

 

6.c. Post Scheduling

Once scheduling occurs team funding cannot be refunded to SPL Credits for teams that were not rejected from scheduling.  The schedule can be modified by the division owner manually for example to change the date of a match at the request of the team captains involved with confirmation from the home venue.  The venue address may also be changed for a match by the division owner.

 

7. Refunds

 

7.a. SPL Credit Refunds

SPL Credit refunds can be requested at any time less a 5% processing fee.  Once a user funds a team by paying part orall of the team fee with SPL Credits, the user’s account SPL Credit balance is decreased by the amount used to fund the team.  Afterscheduling occurs, team fees are non-refundable.  SPL Credit refunds will be processed through paypal within one week after being reviewed by the Simple Pool League customer service department for fraud.  

 

7.b. Team Funding Refunds

Team Fees can be refunded prior to the division scheduling date.  Team fees may also be automatically refunded if the team and division do not meet the Pre Scheduling requirements.  Once successfully scheduled, team fees cannot be refunded.

 

8. Score Sheet Entry

After each match, the home team must enter the results to the website within 48 hours.  Any member of the home team may save and submit the score sheet results.  The results may also be entered and saved in the website as the match occurs.  We also recommend that both the home and away team print out the score sheet and fill it out as the match occurs.  At the end of the match both teams should sign both score sheets and take a picture of both score sheets in one picture.  Once score sheets are submitted by the home team they can only be edited by the division owner.

 

9. Disputes

The away team can initiate a dispute by contacting the division owner and providing a picture of both signed score sheets.