East Anglian 4-Pin OPEN 2013? Nov 26, 2012 13:36:08 GMT
Post by Carls421 on Nov 26, 2012 13:36:08 GMT
A couple of thought from me....
I think entry should be on a first come first served basis therefore noone can grumble if they don't get in. Guarantee entry to say the first 64, but if interest is in excess maybe look into getting more tables or earlier start time. Not sure how many tables you have hired but I can't see why 96 players can;t be accomodated, indeed we have 108 in the Sussex Open although we do use 12 tables. You won't really know the level of interest until the entries come in. An open should be just that open to anyone- I don't like the idea of qualifiers or restricting 3 or 4 pinners.
An earlier start time than 12pm may be a good idea - fix it so the early matches are played by local players to allow the longer travellers more time to get over. As Dave says I have arranged many playing schedules before and I offer my help here if needed when the draw is done to draw up a playing schedule.
One question - how long are games in the 4 pin league? Our open format are best of 2 with each game being around 18 minutes. Plate games are best of one until the later stages. Are you planning to have best of 2 games for each match in your open or just best of one as I am not sure having first shot is a massive advantage?
Oh Well Ill give up on the smilies then.....
I think you're right too, first come first served basis is what I think is the fairest solution and as you guys on here are the most experienced people on organising Opens, I think its best to go with what you say with regard to the Open timings.
I hope it won't scupper Milkos plans but we are doing the Plate so it's probably best to start the day earlier to fit everything in.
Nigel, our timing for our tables are between 15-20 minutes (whatever the tiners are set as) but 15-20 is the tolerance we go by.
Fixing the games that are played so the travelling players play later? Great Idea.
Do you think we would have enough time to have a "best of" however many games at the start? If we can then that would be great! The more games people get in, the better as far as I'm concerned!