Friday, April 14, 2017

LOTTERY DRAFT RULES

A lottery will take place to determine who places where in the next years draft. For this event, there should be at least 3 GM's present with the Commish, but it is preferable to have a majority present (if nothing else to have a party together).

The lottery rounds are the first 2 rounds only. The draft positions will revert to post playoff rankings, reverse order for rounds 3-13.

2019-20 and Beyond: 
The lottery is split into 3 groups, consisting of each division for the coming year - determined by the previous year rankings.
- Div C will be guaranteed picks 1 thru 4, determined by an equally weighted lottery.
- Div B's picks will be determined by the consolation rounds competition; winner gets 5th pick, runner up 6th, 3rd in consolation getting 7th, and consolation loser getting 8th.
- Div A is reverse order of the top ranks; Champ with 12, runner up with 11, 3rd place winner with 10, and playoff loser with 9.

NOTE THAT WE DO THIS IN 2018-19:
- Div A will have the last 4 picks; winner getting 12, runner up getting 11, and the other two teams going 50/50 on picks 10 and 9.
- Div B will have an equally weighted lottery for picks 5-8.
- Div C will have an equally weighted lottery for picks 1-4.

Live Draft
The live draft for the selections after the keepers for each season will occur in mid September of each year, normally the 3rd Sunday of September.


THIS IS THE OLD WAY, JUST TO HAVE IT IN OUR MEMORY:

Lottery Draft Rules:
The pre-lottery takes places first, involving the everyone from picks 9 to 12 (in H2H year one, but this may be eliminated when we only have 12 teams). One ball is selected with 12 having the worst change with one ball in the bag, and 9 having the best chance with 4 balls in the bag. Whoever is selected moves up to pick 9, or stays there, and will be part of the overall lottery.

The bottom 8 seeded teams - Plus the pre lottery winner at 9 - of each season will get a certain number of entries (balls) into the lottery based on their season end ranking, with the worst team receiving the fewest number of entries. For example, the team ranked 14th will get 1 entry; the 13th will get 2, 10th - 3, etc. The order of the draft will then be selected in descending order with the first ball picked being the 9th pick in the following years draft. The 2nd ball picked will be the 8th pick on down to the last ball picked being the first selection overall. The object in this situation is to NOT have your ball picked.

For the top 4 teams from last year, they will fill places 10-14 in the draft with the top seeded get 14th and last pick. The 2nd seed with get 2nd last and so on.


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