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Offline throwfromthewoods

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2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« on: November 17, 2012, 11:20:23 AM »
So, I'm impatient and I felt like posting this now instead of after Thanksgiving. Sue me.  ;D


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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 11:23:43 AM »
Here is the official flyer for the 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship!

There are a few items that I want to take an extra opportunity to point out:

-   Due to the strict player limits for these brackets, you MUST contact me to pre-register. I don’t want people just sending me entry fees and find out I get over-booked for a field. I understand it is very early. If you pre-register with me, you are not required to pay the entry fee right away (I will, however, be setting a time prior to the event that it must be in by so be aware of that). If you contact me, I will enter you into the field. I will also create a wait list for each field in case people drop out closer to the event.

-   Try to be respectful of my decision to allow registration without immediate payment. Please do not call me to enter you into the field unless you have decided that you will make an absolute effort to participate. I don’t want other players to be sitting on a waiting list because you think you might want to play. Thank you.

-   Also, due to the amount of matches and payouts that need to be played during a single day in May, this tournament will not have many “extras.” We will have a $2 buy-in for an Ace Pool, and there will be several CTP holes for cash. No raffles, no jumbo-putts (I’m sure you’re mourning the potential loss of another beer koozie). I want to focus on the matches and the fun of playing head to head.

-   This tournament is 100% cash payout. Every dollar that is not going towards set-up, supplies, or the player’s pack will end up back in your pockets. We will also have big-board brackets posted so that everyone will be able to check in on them and see who’s beating who.

-   This will only be implemented if needed; but if there is an uneven field that will require the bracket to have byes, we will have “bye-ins.” You will have the (voluntary) opportunity to pay an additional fee for a chance at a first-round bye. We will randomly draw names from the players who paid in until all byes are filled. Any fees collected for this will go straight to the payout for that field.

To my knowledge, this is the first Match Play tournament that we’ve had in the Central, NY area. And I can’t think of a better course than Oxbow Falls to encompass the risks, rewards, frustrations, and elations that make Match Play so much fun. Throughout the winter months I will be posting more specifics on the actual format. It’s going to be a unique and interesting way to have a one-day Match Play event. But all you’ll need to do is show up and play. I’m hoping that you are as excited about it as I am, and we’ll see you there!

Offline throwfromthewoods

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 11:28:51 AM »
I hope everyone enjoyed their Turkey Day! Here's some good information for you to chew on alongside those leftovers:

I’ll try and break the format down as simply as possible from a player perspective. There is going to be a lot of shuffling and reshuffling going on to ensure every player gets at least 36-holes in, but that’s for me to worry about. If you saw my spreadsheet bracket, your head might explode. Here’s all you need to know:

There are two different types of fields, a 16-player field and a 32-player field. However, no matter which field you are playing in, your matches will progress the same way. You will be placed on a card with four players; or two matches. It will be a shotgun start, with all matches beginning at the same time. You will play two matches in a row, without needing to come back to the pavilion after the first 9 holes. So, after the first 9-hole match is completed, you will just change up your card so that the two winners will now play each other (since on a traditional bracket, they would be playing each other next anyways), and the two players who lost will play each other. That way, your card will play all 18 holes in a row before coming off the course.

After the first two matches, we will have our lunch break. Then the exact same format will be implemented for the afternoon matches. After the third and fourth round matches are done, everyone will come back in again and the final matches will be set. There will be 3 final matches. Players will be more than welcome to create a gallery to watch any of the final matches. Obviously, Oxbow Falls is not a very ‘open’ course. Spectators will have to take great care to not be a distraction or in the way. They will also have to defer to the players in the final matches if they are asked to move, quiet down, etc. Likewise, final match players will have to take responsibility for their play. Wait as long as you need to be comfortable with taking your shot, ask (NICELY) for a spectator to move, etc. I’m pointing this out now because I don’t want to hear a player whining about the gallery being the reason they just lost 7-2.

Tiebreakers are, of course, a necessity for Match Play. But we also need to make sure we don’t interrupt the flow of 64 players playing two consecutive matches on the course at the same time. So we will be using two different methods for tiebreakers.

-   For the first and third round matches (which are the first 9-holes you play in the morning and again in the afternoon) we will use a CTP tiebreaker. Holes 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, and 16 will be designated as CTP holes. With this set-up, during your match you will play exactly 3 of these CTP holes regardless of what hole you start on. (for example, if your first match is holes 3-11, you will play the 4, 7, and 10 CTP holes) Whichever player wins 2 of 3 of these CTP holes DURING your match will hold the tiebreaker win. That way, no extra holes are needed in the case of a tie, and the next match can proceed for all players without disruption.

-   For the second and fourth round matches (which will be the final 9-holes you play), as well as the final matches, we will use sudden-death holes. Since all players will be coming off the course after these rounds, any matches needing a tiebreaker will play a loop of holes 1, 3, 10, and 11 in sudden-death format until a winner is decided. I chose using these holes instead of just playing sudden-death on the next holes on the course after your match to avoid conflicting with any matches that may still be taking place ahead of you.

Using two different tiebreak methods should make these matches even more interesting. If a player is in danger of a tie in their first or third round match, and know they don’t have the CTP tiebreaker, it will certainly make them play that final hole more aggressively than playing for the tie and banking on the sudden-death holes that a player can fall back on in rounds two and four.

If it all seems confusing, trust me that it works out smoothly as far as the brackets are concerned.

If you need it broken down in a nutshell:

-   Play your assigned match for nine-holes.
-   Mark the 3 CTPs during the round in case a tiebreak is needed.
-   Reshuffle your card so that the winners play each other and losers play each other.
-   Play second nine-hole match.
-   Play sudden-death holes if a tiebreak is needed.

That’s it. That is as basic as you’ll need to worry about. That’s two matches, lunch, two more matches, and everyone can watch the Championship matches. Simple, right?

Now, the only variance between the two different fields is how the first two rounds are calculated for payout purposes.  The 32-player Am Field will work as a standard single-elimination bracket. 32 players will become 16, 16 will become 8, etc. This is how the cash will be calculated for this field. The 16-player fields are a bit trickier since they still need 4 rounds of play, and we want to avoid first-round byes if possible. A traditional 16-player bracket would only produce 3 rounds before the final match.

So, the 16 players in each of the Pro and Rec fields will be placed into four groups of 4 players each. After the first two matches, 2 players will be taken from each group (based on matches won, and total holes won) and they will create the 8-player bracket for the two afternoon matches. Again, this is just for payout purposes. Every player is still going to play four matches, even if you lose every one. And even if you lose, there will still be opportunities for some cash.

I know it’s a lot to sort out. If you have any questions or want clarification, feel free to ask here or contact me. I want all the players to be as comfortable with the format as possible on the day of the tournament so I don’t waste a lot of time going over the specifics that morning.

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 06:03:17 PM »
Final exam next week

Offline throwfromthewoods

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 06:53:35 PM »
Final exam next week

I know. It's actually far easier in practice than in theory. If it were a weekend thing, it would be a lot simpler logistically.

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 06:46:22 PM »
Final exam next week

I know. It's actually far easier in practice than in theory. If it were a weekend thing, it would be a lot simpler logistically.
Actually I appreciate the care with which you have planned this event so far in advance. Thanks for the detailed explanation. Sounds like fun.

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 03:14:40 PM »
Happy Holidays! Just letting everyone know that I’ve had players signing up in all 3 fields so far; even some out-of-towners (which is great!) This won’t be an event to wait for the last minute! For those that have already signed up, or are planning to, I’ve decided the deadline for entry fees will likely be in the first week of April. But that’s just a deadline. If you want to pay in earlier, all the better. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year!

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 04:47:36 PM »
You might want to put the location of the event on the Tournament Flyer  ;)

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 05:37:05 PM »
You might want to put the location of the event on the Tournament Flyer  ;)

OXBOW FALLS, NY
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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2012, 11:33:30 AM »
That would be PURE!  8)

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2012, 11:32:55 AM »
Happy New Year! Roughly 25% of each field has filled up, so be sure to contact me if you're planning to play! Deadline to pay your entry fee will be Sunday, April 7th. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me!

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 03:46:40 PM »
Slight change in the requirement for paying the entry fees. Basically, if you want to hold off and see if you can make the event closer to May 18th, you can. I'm just hoping to at least get enough entry fees early to manage getting the player's pack ready in time. I'm doing this on my own, so I don't have any access to Organizational funds to foot the bill and let the players all pay day-of.

So, if you want to wait to commit, I'll be OK with that. Just be aware that the longer you wait, the more chance there is that your field will fill up. And also be aware that if you commit to pay day-of and don't show up and mess up the bracket and cause me to have to do a ton of last minute re-working of the field...well then you're just a jerk.

Cheers!

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 05:32:06 PM »
So, the pre-reg deadline is when?
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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2013, 11:44:47 AM »
So, the pre-reg deadline is when?

I'm going to set the pre-reg deadline for May 11th. One week before the event. That will give me the week to get all the brackets re-organized if I don't fill up a field. I will let everyone know of any last minute openings if a field has not been filled or if someone backs out last-minute.

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Re: 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 09:47:17 AM »
It is with great regret that I must close down the 2013 Dust Shaker Match Play Championship. Circumstances have dictated that I leave the Syracuse area for better opportunities for my family. I am currently in negotiations with a job offer, but even if this one falls apart, there will be another in the works. If anyone wants to step up and take the reins, you are welcome to all my spreadsheets and charts. But unfortunately I don’t have the availability to run an event at this time.

I sincerely apologize to those who were looking forward to the event. I was, as well. I hope to get on the courses here as much as possible before the inevitable move. If this move drags out over months, I may even be able to play in a tournament or two. But I could also be packing up the car tomorrow. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want to run a match play event either for the May 18th date or anytime in the future. Thank you.