A warm spirit on a cold day
It's always good to welcome visitors to our club. At today's GC Winter tournament, we were able to say hello to five people from 'elsewhere' -- more than half the contestants. "I always enjoy coming here'" was one of their comments I heard as I wandered around the courts. So, we must be doing something right! Even on a misty, very cool day.
With winter day lengths shortening, keeping to time becomes ever more important at these events. People responded well and delays were few. But some pairings of players inevitably lead to longer matches if their tactics involve repeated clearances. It was therefore interesting to test out the approved method of putting a time limit on Advantage GC games without unfairly treating the low handicap player who needs time to overtake their opponent. By comparing how far each player has progressed along their allotted journey (= hoops run divided by the number of hoops needed to be run at the start) the winner can be easily identified, and this worked well.
Congratulations to Liz Walker from Caversham who took home the prize bottle of fizz. Thanks also to Martin Dock (assistant manager) and James Gamon for all their help on the day .
2/12/2022 05:39:14 pm
I'm impressed by your clever way of fairly shortening an Advantage game. Cracking stuff 👍👍👍👍
3/12/2022 04:38:03 pm
Thanks, Richard, but the credit must go to Roy Tillcock for creating that as a standard method for AdvGC. I have just tweaked it a little to make it more readily understood by players (and by this tournament manager!)
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