Summary: Ladder Ball is a game where you use two golf balls strung together (or two tennis balls works as well), called a bolo and toss them at a three rung ladder for points. The object of the game is to wrap your bolos around the steps of the ladder. The ladder consists of 3 rungs, a top, middle and bottom rung.
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In order to win, a player must be the only one to score exactly 21 points after the completion of a round.
If a player goes over the exact point total, that players points for that round do not count.
For example: A player with 18 points needs 3 points to get the exact score of 21 in order to win. If that player has 5 points hanging on the ladder after all the players have tossed all strands, none of those points count and the player will enter the next round with 18 points again needing 3 points to win.
In the case of a tie, the players that tie will play as many overtime rounds as needed until one player ends a complete round 2 points ahead of the other player. The 2 point rule only applies in overtime rounds. During regular play any player can win as long as that player is the only one to score an exact total of 21 points at the end of that round no matter how many points the other players have.
After all teams have tossed all their bolos, scoring is determined by the bolas that are still hanging from the steps. Players can knock-off bolos during the course of the game, in fact knocking-off other players bolos is encouraged and a good way to play defensively. Bolos that are knocked off during play do not count as points. Only bolos that are left hanging after all bolos are tossed are counted as points.
Points in Ladder Ball are determined by which step your bolo wraps around. The top step is worth 3 points, the middle step is worth 2 points and the bottom step is only worth 1 point. Players can score an optional bonus of 1 point by hanging all 3 bolas from the same step or by hanging a bolo on all 3 (1-2-3) steps in one round. The highest amount of points available per player is 10. This is accomplished by hanging all 3 bolos on the top (3 point) step.
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