Tue 28 May 2019 09:33 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, the league season might be over but there are still a few more opportunities to add to your trophy haul before the start of next season. One of these is our Annual Club Handicap Tournament, the details of which are listed below.
As was the case last year, players will enter the tournament individually. Shortly after the entry deadline, pairs will be drawn at random and handicaps assigned. However, this year, mixed pairings will be drawn before any levels pairings. Pairs and handicaps will be announced at the start of the event.
Date: Sunday 9th June 2019
Start Time: 1pm
Venue: Balcarras Sports Centre
Entry Fee: £6 per player
Entry Deadline: Wednesday 5th June
Check your e-mail for instructions on how to enter.
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).
Hope you can make it. If you have any questions about the tournament then feel free to e-mail and ask, or speak to me at a club night session.