Saturday, 23 April 2016
ABO PILOT TOURNAMENTS
The new ABO management team invites you to participate in a pilot tournament that will be managed using the Swiss System, a computerized system that pairs players according to their strength and performance level in a predetermined number of rounds.
* The first pilot tournament for amateur players, classes B, A and AA, will be held on April 30 at Terminus. The tournament will start at noon and end around 6:00 pm. You must arrive at 11:30 am. Registration will be $5.00 and will all go to toward the purse. There will be no green fees, compliments of Terminus.
* The second pilot tournament for elite players, classes AA and above, will be held on May 14 at Terminus. The tournament will begin at noon and end around 6:00 pm. You must arrive at 11:30 am. Registration will be $10.00 and will all go to toward the purse. There will be no green fees, compliments of Terminus.
* N.B. Players rated AA can, for the moment, play in both tournaments.
The tournament takes place in a number of rounds. For our pilot project, the amateurs will play races to 6 games and the elite races to 7 games. The number of rounds will be determined by the number of players competing. After one hour has elapsed, if the match is not finished, it can be completed but the players will be clocked with 20 seconds for each shot with one extension per game.
The Swiss System pairs players against opponents of somewhat equal strength that day without handicaps. Hence, all players play all day, from noon to 6:00 pm, and at the end of the day, the software determines a clear winner and ranks all other players according to their performance during the tournament.