Teams need to qualify at least six players for the playoffs, with a minimum of two women. Ten games are required for playoff eligibility, and you can qualify as many different players as you want. In the regular season, standard lineup rules apply. In the playoffs teams must play at least 6 players (minimum two women) to advance. Teams can have two players on their Taxi Squad. Those players can be playoff eligible with only three games, but can only play in the playoffs if one of the fully qualified players is absent. There will be no exemptions from the playoff rule, but there is plenty of notice. You can qualify taxi squad players as late as the last week of the season, so cover your bases and have a backup plan. If you do not have a minimum of six players (minimum two women) for your playoff game, it will be a forfeit. If you have more than 6 playoff eligible bowlers, you do not have to bowl everyone.
The goal of this rule is to broaden the base of players who are in the league and to reward team depth. It gives everyone an opportunity to contribute in the playoff run, and takes some of the pressure off the Captains worrying about whether they will play more of their team.