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Old 04-20-2009, 10:17 AM
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Hosting Doubles Questions

I want to host a summer evening doubles this year. I have never done this so I want so advice from the forum. My ultimate goal is to charge some $ to enter in, which is common. We plan to use some $ for an ace pool, some for starting a club, and some to go to a tournament which will be a new course fundraiser. So here are my questions.

1. How much $ should we have as an enterance fee?
2. SHould this be a one time fee or each time we throw fee?
3. How should we recruit players
4. Should we do random draw each time or set teams
5. How many teams should we try for?
6. How do we determine scores for the season?
7. How long should it last?

If anyone could answer any of these questions it would help a lot.

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Old 04-20-2009, 10:24 AM
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8. What is a good time/day of the week??
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:06 AM
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1. How much $ should we have as an entrance fee? $5
2. SHould this be a one time fee or each time we throw fee? Pay every week
3. How should we recruit players? Best place is on the course, 2nd would be local internet message boards
4. Should we do random draw each time or set teams Depending on the players that show, A/B random works good for us.
5. How many teams should we try for? 2 teams minimum
6. How do we determine scores for the season? Our scoring system is each player gets 2 points for showing up to play, 1 point for each player you beat. Our season is 25 weeks long, with your top 15 weeks going toward your season points total.
7. How long should it last? Depending on the start time, you'll start running out of daylight in October.
8. What is a good time/day of the week?? Take a vote to see what day is best for most players.


$1 optional Ace Pot each week and $1 course fund seems to be the norm for extras..........use the $5 entry for payouts
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:24 AM
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6. We assign points for (1) showing up, (2) strokes below par, though we're on a short course, and on a longer you could give strokes below a certain score, and (3) 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd. #2 does not vary based on how many people show up each week.

6A. Decide what points are for. In our case, top 8 point winners qualify for a championship at the end of our season. It gives lots of incentive to keep showing up, and try to get every point you can.

7. Daylight Savings time ends the first Sunday in November. However, if you've never paid attention you'd be surprised how fast the days shorten from mid-August on. Depending on your locale, how long it takes to play your course, and what your starting time is, you may need to wind up anytime from mid-September to mid-November.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:26 AM
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4. Random draw, or semi-random draw, of some kind. Don't set teams unless you know everyone on a team will be there every week. Otherwise, chaos!
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Once you get the rules/date set, the will ALWAYS be someone upset with the day you chose, or some detail that they don't like.......... Don't take it personal, you'll NEVER please everyone.
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play worst shot doubles!! ouch!! at least try this for a fun round sometime...makes for an interesting day
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:21 PM
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Once you get the rules/date set, the will ALWAYS be someone upset with the day you chose, or some detail that they don't like.......... Don't take it personal, you'll NEVER please everyone.
This is true in whatever you do. Hopefully some tips from you guys will help make a good time.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:01 PM
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Our local dubs takes a couple different formats.

At Seneca it's Wednesday evenings from April to October, Saturday Noon during winter months.

Start time during the season changes with the amount of available daylight. In April we draw around 5 - and it gets to 6 or a little after on longer summer days - it's all tied to when the park closes. Draw time is always posted on the local web page.

We charge $2 to play, $1 for CTP, and $1 for an ace pot. - This makes it accessible to basically anybody - as $2 is a pretty affordable base fee - even for a newbie.

We cap the Ace pot at $200, and as soon as there is that much Cash in the ace fund - we start a backup ace pot - that way - there is always a decent prize for an ace.

We don't do overall points for dubs - no reason you can't - it's just more work.

We do random draw.

Calvert does Sunday dubs at 11am $5 straight up random draw

Both does a payout that gives 2nd place money back (unless there is a tie - then 2nd gets nothing), and the rest goes to 1st place.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:02 PM
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In random draw doubles it is a good idea to do an A (the top half skill-wise) and B player pool to help assure that there a not a bunch of stacked teams. This is better for the fun-factor and to keep lower rated players coming back rather than being discouraged.

And it is cool for beginning players to be assured that they will be playing with more accomplished players - usually 2 of them if you are playing 4-somes.

This is a bit of a hassle and extra effort to administrate, but is well worth it for the overall "health" of the event.
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