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Paul Bourgeois
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: TOSS: The "New" Quarterback Challenge Reply with quote

The quarterback challenge is designed to reward consistent, low scoring play. The quarterback challenge is run over three weeks, where players' raw scores are kept and added together. Quite simply, the winner is whoever has the lowest score after three rounds of golf, but you have to play all three rounds to win. Players will be divided into pools according to their handicaps (players without handicaps before the third round will be grouped in the top pool). Pools will be sized to contain a minimum of 4 players, with a maximum of 4 pools. Instead of a quarter from each player being used to determine the payout, a quarter per player per pool will be used. We'll use Week 6 as an example.
Week 4 saw 19 players participate.
Week 5 saw 19 players participate. 17 were Quarterback eligible.
Week 6 saw 10 players participate. 9 were Quarterback eligible. This makes for up to two pools, ideally one of four players, one of five players.
The median handicap of the nine players was 7, so everyone with a 7 or lower handicap competes in pool "A" (Stefan, Jeff M., Geoff P., Carl, and Claus). Pool "B" would consist of the rest (Don, Eric, Ben, and Stephane). Each pool's payout would be $0.25 x (19+19+10) = $12.
Stefan would win Pool "A", while Don would win Pool "B".

Some details:
All players with a handicap that matches the cutoff handicap move to the higher pool (Carl, Claus and Geoff in the example above). If there aren't enough players left over to form another pool of at least four players, then there is no new pool and everyone moves forward.
The number of pools will be determined by attempting to maximize the number of pools. If twelve players are eligible, handicap cut-offs will be made at the 1/3 and 2/3 marks. If there happens to be a tie in the cutoff and 5 move forward, there won't be enough players for three pools, so the cutoff will be recalculated as the true median and two pools will be made. The number of pools and the players in them will not be known until tee-off time. Players without handicaps will have no placeholder in determining cutoff spots (i.e. they are not assigned scratch handicaps for seeding, they are simply moved into the top pool), but as always, they are eligible to win the spoils.
Players will continue to be placed on cards in the third round according to their aggregate score, not their pool.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, thank god. The old way was way to easy to understand. sarcastic eye roll
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Arthur
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: TOSS: The "New" Quarterback Challenge Reply with quote

Paul Bourgeois wrote:
We'll use Week 6 as an example.
Week 4 saw 19 players participate.
Week 5 saw 19 players participate. 17 were Quarterback eligible.
Week 6 saw 10 players participate. 9 were Quarterback eligible. This makes for up to two pools, ideally one of four players, one of five players.
The median handicap of the nine players was 7, so everyone with a 7 or lower handicap competes in pool "A" (Stefan, Jeff M., Geoff P., Carl, and Claus). Pool "B" would consist of the rest (Don, Eric, Ben, and Stephane). Each pool's payout would be $0.25 x (19+19+10) = $12.
divided by 2?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divided by 2.
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Paul Bourgeois
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthur wrote:
divided by 2?


No. The more players that are eligable leads to more pools. Each pool takes a quarter per person. If there are 16 or more players competing for the quarterback and we get four pools, $1 total per player is put back into the fold. Any pool winner gets a quarter back (we couldn't change the name of the challenge, you know). Week 6 would have seen $0.25 x 2=$0.50 per player set aside for quarter back. Stefan would get $12 (the pool "A" quarter back), and Don would get $12 (the pool "B" quarter back).

Why, you may ask, would you run it this way?
Quite simply, the more players that make a consistant appearance makes the league a bigger success. This is the League's way of saying, "thanks, regular golfer. You are what makes this league a success. Now use this to buy new plastic, or beverages, or to pay for your gas to drive in here from Arnprior!"

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as you know what's going on, is all that matters.
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Paul Bourgeois
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another way of explaining it would be:

Up to 4 pools will be created, with a minimum of 4 players per pool. Handicaps will determine which pool you are in, and your handicap rankings will seed players as evenly as possible into pools as close to equal in size as possible. Each pool gets a quarter back, which is awarded to the pool winner.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's more like it. That first explanation was gov't speak, most often used to confuse people. What were we talking about Confused
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Arthur
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Bourgeois wrote:
Arthur wrote:
divided by 2?
This is the League's way of saying, "thanks, regular golfer. You are what makes this league a success. Now use this to buy new plastic, or beverages, or to pay for your gas to drive in here from Arnprior!"

Cheers!


Nice, sounds wonderful Paul.
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