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Running a H2H League

Postby the meadowland monk » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:02 pm

I am the commissioner of a H2H league. We have had 12 teams for the last 10 years. However, this year we had an owner drop out and I have been unable to replace him. Does anyone have any ideas on running a H2H with eleven teams? I really do not want to give a bye each week. Any help will be appreciated

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Re: Running a H2H League

Postby bigmck » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:21 pm

You need to have an even number of teams. If it is an online league, you should not have a problem finding a twelth member. If it is a local league, you still have plenty of time to find someone. The league just won't work with an odd number of teams.
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Re: Running a H2H League

Postby shawngee03 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:11 am

use the classified section here. its easy and reliable

do not attempt to do it w an odd number of teams
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Re: Running a H2H League

Postby converge241 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:53 am

Agree with both above, just keep plugging away at bringing in a new owner for the even number. Youd be better off going to roto with the odd number then trying to juggle the bye

Another option would be worst case see if someone wants a year off until you get a new owner.

you could have each team have 2 bye weeks and have enough time for a couple weeks of playoffs but its just not desirable. People will be miserable if their players go off those weeks etc
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Re: Running a H2H League

Postby BoBtheMule » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:53 pm

I ran a league with nine in it's first year... didn't work very well.

Use the classifieds here or see if another owner can vouch for a friend that would be a good fit.

If that all fails, you can either take one volunteer to take a year off. If you do that and this is a keeper league... he should still be allowed to trade and make transactions for his team... Give him the opportunity to build up his team for 2012.

If that isn't something that'll work for you or it's not a keeper league it's probably time to contract a team out.

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Re: Running a H2H League

Postby oscarsf » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:15 pm

As the commissioner for a H2H keeper league, it's important to have an even number of teams and to keep your teams in the same divisions from year to year. H2H leagues begin to take on a different dimension if rivalries are developed. It means keeping stats from year-to-year, but it's worth the extra time. Click on the website in my profile and you can see what i mean.
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Re: Running a H2H League

Postby johnchezy » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:55 pm

You DO NOT have to have an even number of teams to run a league in a head to head format.
If you run through CBS or any server that allows multiple games per scoring period, you can customize a league schedule so that some teams play 2 games in the week while everyone plays at least 1 game.
Example:

1 v 2
3 v 4
5 v 6
7 v 8
9 v 10
11 v 1
2 v 3

etc, etc

In this case, youd have 7 games in a week so 3 teams would play two games (teams 1, 2 & 3) and the rest are playing 1.
The next week you schedule it so 3 different teams are playing 2 games.
This eliminates the need for a bye week.... this of course if you can't find a replacement. The point is, you CAN do it.
Writing those kinds of schedules can be tricky, but it can be done.
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Re: Running a H2H League

Postby the meadowland monk » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:20 pm

Thanks for all the opinions. Thank God, we have found a 12th owner.
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