PINETAR - BBM'S ULTIMATE PROGRESSION LEAGUES
WHAT IS A PROGRESSION LEAGUE?
Progression leagues are ideal for the career minded fantasy player who wants to play in a league with other managers of like commitment and skill level. Pinetar Progression leagues play under exactly the same rules as any other BBM Ultimate league. The only difference is that our league winners promote up to the next level the following season to play against better competition, and our 9th and 10th place finishers move down to a lower league. After a few years each manager will find their own skill plateau. Some will move all the way to the very top leagues and play against other champions, while others will find themselves more comfortable at middle or lower levels. In time, all managers will find themselves playing in leagues with managers of similar skill level, which provides for the most enjoyment.
WHAT IS PINETAR?
Pinetar, in existence since 2003, is the organization that oversees the progression leagues, its managers, and all career statistics. It maintains all the league rosters according to a stringent code of manager promotion and demotion rules and ensures that the integrity of the game is never compromised in any way. We also arrange annual gatherings for BBM managers to get together and get to know each other on a more personal basis. Our goal is simply for BBM managers to have the best fantasy experience possible, while playing the best fantasy baseball game that exists, BBM! All managers enter the organization at the bottom level and work their way up to the highest league level their ability will allow them to achieve. The competition in Pinetar is outstanding. Any manager who wants to find out how good they really are owes it to themselves to join Pinetar and find out.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
Pinetar charges a $10 fee for each manager as part of the enrollment price. This fee covers the league winner's trophies and all the additional special prizes we provide throughout the season. We like to keep managers active and engaged, and special contests during the year help to do that. All of the fee paid to Pinetar is returned to the organization's managers. We are strictly a non profit organization and no one is paid any fee.
HOW DO I ENROLL?
Enrollment in Pinetar is as simple as selecting the "Ultimate Progression BBM (Pinetar)" option during BBM enrollment.
WHAT LEAGUE WILL I GET PUT IN?
All managers joining Pinetar for the first time will be placed in the highest available open spot for new managers on a first come, first served basis. The level will vary depending on league type chosen. In our NL and AL leagues we currently have 3 levels in each and 7 leagues (1-2-4) in each, so most new managers will start in a new league on level 4, where up to 8 new leagues can be accommodated. If an opening exists in one of the other level leagues a manager may be added to a spot there. In AU we currently have 3 leagues (1-2), so we will add new leagues to our third level, until we get to 7 leagues (1-2-4). If you have a friend that you'd like to play with and don't want to risk enrolling under the "first league available" option, then you can go to Pinetar.org and email the Poobah to request special league placement together. This will enable us to make sure you get in a specific league with a specific manager, or group of managers if you prefer.
ARE THERE PRIZES THAT ARE SEPARATE FROM BBM PRIZES?
Yes! As a member of Pinetar you will still get your regular BBM league winner prize, but you'll also get the Pinetar customized trophy. Pinetar trophies include the Pinetar logo, your league name, manager name and your league record etched in a very nice acrylic trophy, suitable for any office at home or the work place. Pinetar offers year end awards as well for Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Comeback Manager of the Year, etc. These awards are voted on at year end by all Pinetar managers.