Club Handicap Tournament 2016

Mon 21 Mar 2016 21:51 Chris Travis

Hi Everyone, the league season might be drawing to a close but there are still more opportunities to add to your trophy collection. We are organising another club handicap tournament, the details of which are listed below. Please make sure you save the date and start thinking about who you would like to enter with - all mens, ladies and mixed partnerships welcome!

Date: Saturday 14th May 2016
Start Time: 1pm
Latest Finish Time: 4pm
Venue: All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham, GL51 0WH
Entry Fee: £5 per player
Entry Deadline: Sunday 8th May, 11:59pm
Format: Depending on the number of entries either a straight round-robin, or a round-robin group stage followed by knockout

How does a handicap tournament work?
Pairs are assigned handicaps to equalise the chances of them winning. Some pairs will have positive handicaps which means that they will start each game with a head start and therefore need to score fewer than 21 points to win (21 - their handicap). Pairs with negative handicaps will have to score more than 21 points to win each game (21 + their handicap).

As a quick and simple example, if you regularly play with a partner against another couple and always lose 21-15 then you might expect to be awarded a +6 handicap whereas the opposition will be assigned nothing (a.k.a SCRATCH, SCR or +0).

To Enter: Please check your e-mail for instructions on how to enter. Please note that BOTH players need to submit an entry form to confirm the partnership. If you would like to enter but don't have a partner then please submit the entry form stating that you need a partner and we will help you find one.

Hope you can make it. If you have any questions about the tournament then feel free to reply and ask, or speak to Jon F at a club night session.

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