Dan Byrom Would love to be involved in this but will be spending most of July in Uruguay without a computer :( gl everyone!
Martin Hurst Come on peeps - just 9 more people needed :)
Martin Hurst Okay - gonna close sign-ups when we reach 25, and have 5 teams of 5 instead :)
Martin Hurst The five captains are confirmed as: Tom Cappleman, Thomas Carey, Elliott Mellor, Stephen R and Zarte Siempre.
Martin Hurst Thanks to Zarte, Elliott, Stephen and the Toms for taking part in the draft. The teams are as follows (in pot order, team names TBC):
Thomas Carey whoops I missed the deadline for team name lol, enjoy being tea cosies
Martin Hurst After 11 individual matches played out of 50 (end of 2/7/17):
Martin Hurst After 15 individual matches played out of 50 (1am 4/7/17):
Martin Hurst After 20 individual matches played out of 50 (end of 7/7/17), the situation is still exactly the same as above, other than Rogue Scholars have secured their first victory over The Shambolic Choliambs as they are 3-0 up with two to play.
Martin Hurst After 29 individual matches played out of 50 (end of 12/7/17):
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Martin Hurst Rogue Scholars will play We'd Rather Be Drinking In the final. Final group stage table.........
Notes from the organizer: ***To be played over the month of July.***
Depending on number of sign-ups, it will either be 5 teams of 6 (30), 6 teams of 7 (42), or 7 teams of 8 (56).
Based on 5 teams of 6 (pots/teams will be adjusted logically if the numbers differ), the 30 accepted entrants to be split into 6 pots of 5 based on ratings/pro-ranks, decided by the top-secret anonymous seeding committee.
Those in the first pot (highest rated) to be invited to be the captains of the 5 teams, if anyone doesn’t want to be a captain, they will move to pot 2, and the next highest rated person in pot 2 will be invited to be a captain instead.
Captains will pick the rest of their team based on a draft system (i.e. they will get 1st choice of one of the other pots, 2nd of another, 3rd of another, 4th of another, last of another) done privately via Aptomail (to avoid everyone seeing who was picked last!) during the last week or so of June.
Final teams will then be announced formally.
Captains to also name their teams anything they like (within reason of course!).
The teams will all play each other in a round-robin format (with all the fixtures open together), with each match being in a Ryder Cup format (i.e. a point if you win, no points if you lose, 0.5 for a draw) with the individual matches being played between the opposing team members in their corresponding pot (so all matches will be between people of broadly the same skill), with 2 points going to the team who wins the overall match, and 1 each for a draw.
The top 2 in the round-robin group will then play each other again in the final. If the final is a draw, the captains will play off in a decider.
So, basically signing up means you will play somewhere between 4 and 7 normal 15 round matches against people of a similar rating to you over the whole month.
Whilst I'm hoping for a decent level of interest for this, I'd also appreciate it greatly if you do not apply if you have doubts about the level of commitment that you can give this during July, as you will be part of a team and not participating will let others down.
Hopefully we can muster some friendly inter-team rivalry and bantz, and a daily-updated website will be set up in due course.
***Sign-ups will close immediately when the next player number threshold (30, 42 or 56) is breached after 21st June.***
Any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.
Ran from: 14 – 30 June 2017. Format: 15 Rounder. Matches: One-off. Approved.
Signed up: Ian Volante, Thomas Cappleman, Tom Chafer-Cook, Matthew Tassier, Jason Turner, Andrew Smith, Herbert Plank, Stephen R, Jon Wilford, Thomas Carey, Zarte Siempre, Darran Prior, Sean D, Brett Davids, Liam O, Sean Fletcher, Matty Artell, Andy SC, Tim Down, Hazel Drury, Aidan L, Ben Andrews, Bradley Horrocks, Noel Mcilvenny, Elliott Mellor.
Fixtures: 0. Completed: 0.
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