PAYOUT INFORMATION
The payouts and qualifing for NEPATAP are based on the number of teams playing each session. The following is the basic guideline.
CASH PAYOUTS
DIVISIONAL SESSION PAYOUT -16 WEEK SCHEDULE
4 TEAMS   - $200
6 TEAMS   - $300
8 TEAMS   - $400
10 TEAMS - $500
12 TEAMS - $500   $100 - 2ND
14 TEAMS - $600   $200 - 2ND
16 TEAMS - $600   $200 - 2ND  $100 - 3RD
QUALIFYING (TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS)
4-5 TEAMS  - 1ST & WILDCARD
6-7 TEAMS  - 1ST  2ND & WILDCARD
8-9 TEAMS  - 1ST  2ND  3RD & WILDCARD
10-11 TEAMS- 1ST  2ND  3RD & 4TH & WILDCARD
12-13 TEAMS- 1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  & 5TH & WILDCARD
14-15 TEAMS- 1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  & 5TH & 6TH & WILDCARD
16-17 TEAMS- 1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  5TH  6TH & 7TH & WILDCARD

TEAMS QUALIFYING FOR CHAMPIONS BRACKET WILL BE BASED ON NUMBER OF TEAMS NEEDED TO ROUND OUT THE BRACKET
THE ABOVE NUMBERED FINISHERS QUALIFY
THE WILDCARDS WILL BE PUT INTO THE SAME POOL
NEPA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT QUALIFIER
TAP HOLDS THEIR NATIONAL TOURNAMENT AROUND THE 1ST WEEK OF NOVEMBER EACH YEAR
A LOCAL TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD AROUND JULY/AUGUST TO QUALIFY TEAM(S) FOR THIS TOURNAMENT
NEPATAP QUALIFYS 1 TEAM FOR EACH 20 TEAMS PLAYING THE PREVIOUS 3 SESSIONS
ANY FUNDS LEFT IN THE NATIONAL ACCOUNT STAY IN THE ACCOUNT AND IS ADDED TO THE FOLLOWING YEARS FUND
ALL TEAMS PLAYING THE SUMMER (2ND) SESSION CAN ENTER THE QUALIFING TOURNAMENT
ALL PLAYERS THAT WIN THE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT MUST HAVE 10 MATCHES PLAYED BEFORE BUDDY PAYS THE ENTRY FEE TO THE NATIONALS
ONLY THE TRIP (FLIGHT, HOTEL, AND ENTRY FEE) AND TROPHIES ARE AWARDED AT THIS TOURNAMENT (NO MONEY)
TEAMS KNOWING THAT THEY CAN NOT ATTEND THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT SHOULD NOT ENTER THIS TOURNAMENT
THERE IS A $80 PER TEAM FEE TO KEEP OUT THE TEAMS THAT  ARE NOT GOING TO THE NATIONALS AND SUPPLEMENT THE COST AND TRAVEL FUND
YOUR TEAM DOES NOT HAVE TO DO ANY TYPE OF QUALIFING TO PLAY
ALL PLAYERS MATCHES ARE RAN THROUGH TAP'S HANDICAP SYSTEM
CHEATERS WILL BE EJECTED FROM THE TOURNAMENT
THE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS AS OF 2ND SESSION 2017 
$1500 TO WIN  SUBJECT TO RISE IF WE GET MORE TEAMS ESTIMATED AT $500 FOR EACH 10 NEW TEAMS
ALL OTHER PAYOUTS WILL BE DIVIDED FROM THE MONEY LEFT IN THE SESSION FUND
ROUND ROBIN FORMAT
TAP USES THE ROUND ROBIN FORMAT AT ALL IT'S NATIONAL TOURNAMENT AND ASK THE LEAGUE OPERATORS TO USE IT WHEN EVER POSIBLE
ROUND ROBIN FORMAT BLOCKS 4 TEAMS TOGETHER
EACH TEAM WILL PLAY 5 MATCHES AGAINST THE 3 TEAMS IN THEIR BLOCK
THAT'S 15 MATCHES
THE TEAM THAT WINS THE MOST MATCHES ADVANCES TO A SINGLE ELIMINATION ROUND AGAINST OTHER ROUND ROBIN WINNERS
TIES ARE BROKEN BY THE 5 COMMON MATCHES BETWEEN THE TEAMS
MOST OTHER LEAGUES USE A SINGLE OR DOUBLE ELIMINATION FORMAT THAT USUALLY SENDS 1/2 THE TEAMS HOME AFTER ONE MATCH
AT TAP TOURNAMENTS YOU GET TO PLAY AT LEAST 3 MATCHES BEFORE ANY TEAMS ARE CUT FROM THE TOURNAMENT
THE FUTURE OF NEPA TAP
WITH ONLY 25 TEAMS NEPA TAP STILL GAVE ALMOST $4000 AWAY IN THE SECOND SESSION OF 2017
IF NEPA TAP GROWS TO 100 TEAMS WE WOULD HAVE A LOCAL PRIZE PURSE OF $18,000 EACH SESSION
5 TEAMS WOULD QUALIFY FOR THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

THE OTHER HANDICAP LEAGUE IN OUR AREA BOAST 120 TEAMS AND THEY ONLY QUALIFY 3 TEAMS  FOR THEIR NATIONALS