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Well-Bowled Fantasy League

One of the most successful features of the old HDVBA website over the years was the unique Fantasy Bowling League competition and I am delighted to announce that it is back this year with a new format only on the HuddWeb bowling website.

I am also very pleased to tell you that the long term supporter of the competition, Well Bowled of Luddendenfoot, has resumed its sponsorship with an increased prize fund. There is a total of £200 worth of Well Bowled vouchers to be won this year including a new £20 voucher prize to be won every month through the season. Good luck to you all.

This is how the 2022 Fantasy League is going to work:

  1. Entrants select one team from each of the 8 divisions in the Veterans League. That's 5 from the 10-Man League and 3 from the 6-Man League. Alternatively, opt for a Lucky Dip entry and leave all the work to us.

  2. Every point your 8 selections win over the season goes towards your Fantasy League total.

  3. The top scorer at the end of the season collects a £50 Well Bowled voucher. In the event of a tie then the Tie-Breaker score is taken into account. There are prizes for the two closest challengers - a £20 voucher for the runner-up and a £10 voucher for the third-placed finisher.

  4. The Tie-Breaker is your best guess at how many points the end of season Division 1 Champion will have accumulated.

  5. Every bowler (male or female) or ex-bowler in Huddersfield is entitled to one free entry to the competition. You don't have to bowl in any particular League but you will have to name the club you bowl for to qualify for a free entry. One entry per bowler.

  6. One big difference is that at the end of every month you will be able to substitute one of your underperforming team selections and replace them with another team from the same division.

  7. The closing date for entries is Monday 4 April 2022 by 12noon.

New for this season is a new monthly competition using the same 8 selections. This will run alongside the main season-long competition and this is how that works.

  1. Each month during the six-month season there is a monthly competition to include just the points won during that calendar month. This will use the same 8 selections you have picked for the season-long competition.

  2. All entrants will start each calendar month with no points.

  3. The top scorer in each calendar month will receive a £20 Well Bowled voucher.

  4. In the event of a tie on points in any month then the new Monthly Tie-Breaker will determine the winner of that month's prize.

SOME TACTICAL TIPS 1. A number of the divisions have bye weeks for clubs. Make sure you take these blank weeks into account when making your selections or monthly substitutions. For example, in Division 3 of the 6-Man League there are 4 Mondays in April with fixtures every week. However Almondbury Lib and Greenhead Park only play 2 games each in that month. So if you are keen to include them in your Fantasy League selections you might want to wait a month and then add them as your monthly substitute. Your call.

2. Don't get too bogged down picking your Tie-Breaker in the monthly competition as the number you pick stays the same every month. However in April the points target will be that of the 10-Man Division 1 top-scoring team that month. In May it will be the monthly points total of the Division 2 top-scoring team that counts. Then in June it will be Division 3 and so on. So whatever you pick will need to satisfy a varying target which means that there is no science behind your selection just a lot of luck. Five 9-0 wins should be the maximum teams could expect to make in 5 Tuesdays so keep your tie-breaker below 45 points (9 x 5). The Division 1 Champions last year scored 153 points so that is a monthly average of just over 25 points.

Scroll down below the Entry Form to see the 2021 League Tables which may help you in the selection of your eight teams

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The final League Tables for the 2021 Season

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