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Old 08-19-2013, 04:32 PM
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When would be a good time to start sanctioned events?

Theoretically if you were to start too soon (aka low skill level) wouldn't it just be an uphill battle in terms of your average player rating?

Is this a stupid question?
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:43 PM
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It depends on why you want to play in tournaments. If you only want to have a high player rating, I'd wait until you're beating 1020 rated players casually on a regular basis. If you want to meet new folks, have some fun and participate in organized competition then start playing this weekend. Play in the novice/rec division and you'll be just fine. Your rating might lag a little behind your development but that's not a huge deal.
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It really depends what you are trying to get out of the experience. It helps to have an understanding of the rules and know what a mini is, but in terms of skill level, that's why they have rec and novice divisions. I've known guys who played their first tourney after only playing for a week or two. As for player rating, don't even worry about that. You never know what kind of round you might shoot unless you try.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:45 PM
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ooo you mean for yourself....i was a little confused there for a second.

the question you have to ask yourself is this, do you care what your rating is? or do you want to compete?

personally i dont care about my rating. i have a drive to compete in anything i do. so i've never been worried about protecting my rating or building it up. my concern is cashing and winning.

so i guess what i am really saying it what value does it have for you?
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:49 PM
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ooo you mean for yourself....i was a little confused there for a second.

the question you have to ask yourself is this, do you care what your rating is? or do you want to compete?

personally i dont care about my rating. i have a drive to compete in anything i do. so i've never been worried about protecting my rating or building it up. my concern is cashing and winning.

so i guess what i am really saying it what value does it have for you?
I agree, It really depends on what your goals are when competing. Do you want to play for fun & meet new people, do you want to play for a high player rating or do you play just to cash? If your playing for fun I'd say entering now is fine, but if your playing just for cash &/or your player rating then me sure your up to snuff compared to the pop players in your area.
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For a typical 3 round tournament, be sure you have 60 jokes ready to go: one to follow the 1st hole introductions; one for the walk off each tee; one after totaling and signing the scorecards. Best if they're short and self-deprecating.

That way, when you do poorly, rather than swearing and kicking your bag, you have to remember your joke, and you'll appear to be a fun playing partner.

Well, that's my theory.

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ooo you mean for yourself....i was a little confused there for a second.
Damn you caught me.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:22 PM
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Note that, for your rating, if you play much at all, only the last year's rounds count. So any damage you do to it is rather temporary.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:29 PM
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I see, well seeing as the season is coming towards an end I may just wait until next year to get a membership.
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I see, well seeing as the season is coming towards an end I may just wait until next year to get a membership.
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