Fargo Ratings and League Management
The USA Pool League is an amateur handicapped league, completely powered by FargoRate, that offers 8-ball, 9-ball and 10-ball team formats. This option includes benefits such as eligibility for all USA Pool League events, mobile scoring app, league promotional materials and much more.
The BCA Pool League is a league-sanctioning organization that unifies independent leagues around the globe. This option is available to all leagues, even those sanctioned by other organizations, and includes benefits such as eligibility for all BCA Pool League events, league promotional materials and much more.
Don’t want to join the USA Pool League or BCA Pool League? No problem. Get access to LMS and Fargo ratings by registering directly with FargoRate by choosing this option. Wide range of league formats.
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LMS Frequently Asked Questions
There are several ways of getting started with LMS. The first is to sanction your league with one of CSI's sanctioning bodies (BCAPL or USA Pool League). Sanctioning with BCAPL costs $15/player/year. There are benefits that come from sanctioning that include being able to participate in the BCAPL World Championships in Las Vegas. This option is available even if your league is affiliated with another organization or sanctioning body. You may instead want to sanction with the USA Pool League. USAPL has no yearly sanctioning fee. Again, there are benefits to doing this. Either way (BCAPL or USAPL), you get access to LMS and all things FargoRate for no additional cost.
The second way is to register for LMS directly with FargoRate. This method also costs $15/player/year. It is appropriate for leagues that want to use LMS and participate in the FargoRate system but choose to be or remain independent or choose sole affiliation with an organization other than CSI.
You do not have to sanction with a sanctioning body to start using LMS though there are many benefits from doing so.
LMS is free to use if your league is sanctioned through CSI. If you are not, LMS bills league operators monthly for any new players that have played two or more weeks in a league. A "new" player is anyone that played their second week during a given month. Invoices are emailed at the end of every month with the names of any new players that require payment. Operators are required to have a payment method on file and payment will be withdrawn the 3rd day of each month for the amount indicated on the prior month's invoice.
Yes. You may create a division and keep it in "test" mode. With your test division, you may add locations and teams, add players to teams, create a schedule, score test matches, and view the public reports your players would see. If you like what you see you may then proceed to BCAPL/USAPL sanctioning or continue on with FargoRate.
Tons. Really...we support just about every league format we have heard of. If we don't already have support for your league's format, LMS has a custom scoresheet builder. You can use this to design a scoresheet layout that matches yours. Still not able to match your format? No problem. Let us know and we will try to add support for your league. We have already done this for many leagues.
All of the games entered into LMS each day are copied to FargoRate and applied to players' ratings overnight. If your players enter a match using the mobile scoring app, those matches enter the system automatically with no effort from you. If you have to enter the scores manually from paper scoresheets, the scores will not be applied to the players' ratings until you have actually entered the scoresheets.
Nope. (Not yet anyway. We are working on it.)