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Old 09-05-2018, 12:55 AM
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Default Ace in Playoff - Do you get the Ace Pot?

Apparently this happened in a local mini. A player tied for first, was in the playoff and hit an ace to win it. He was in the ace pot. In your opinion, should he get the ace pot money? Anyone else heard of anything similar and the result of it?
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:58 AM
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Apparently this happened in a local mini. A player tied for first, was in the playoff and hit an ace to win it. He was in the ace pot. In your opinion, should he get the ace pot money? Anyone else heard of anything similar and the result of it?
If I were at a tournament and this happened, and the TD refused to pay out, I would organize a riot.

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Old 09-05-2018, 01:07 AM
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I say nope, they have already played the hole and no one else gets the same opportunity, if everyone threw the hole then sure. It's the same as a second shot Cali ace, counts for score and points but no money. It is also similar to a ctp playoff it's hardest shot to beat but it is a playoff not the round, happens here all the time

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Old 09-05-2018, 07:57 AM
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Ace pots are only for holes everyone gets to play. So I would say no, you shouldn't get the ace pot on a playoff hole.
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:15 AM
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Ace pot only pays out for a '1' on the card.
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I lean no, it doesn't win the ace pot. It's an extra throw that no one else but the playoff participants got to play. Seems unfair to the field.

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It's the same as a second shot Cali ace, counts for score and points but no money.
This, though, I'm not sure I agree with. A player shooting Cali is essentially his own doubles partner. The Cali throw should be treated no differently than if he had a partner that aced (or parked the first throw to set him up for the ace run). I'd pay out a Cali ace. I don't even think I'd ask which throw it was if a Cali player reported an ace.

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Old 09-05-2018, 08:50 AM
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I lean no, it doesn't win the ace pot. It's an extra throw that no one else but the playoff participants got to play. Seems unfair to the field.



This, though, I'm not sure I agree with. A player shooting Cali is essentially his own doubles partner. The Cali throw should be treated no differently than if he had a partner that aced (or parked the first throw to set him up for the ace run). I'd pay out a Cali ace. I don't even think I'd ask which throw it was if a Cali player reported an ace.
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:55 AM
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This is why it is always good to have these policies spelled out in advance. The FAQ for my events states that aces during playoffs do not qualify for the ace pot. I'm also of the opinion that all players for the day get the same number of attempts.

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Old 09-05-2018, 09:38 AM
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I agree with most on here about the playoff ace. Nobody but the players in the playoff can make that shot, which isn't fair to anybody else that paid in.

On the Cali, around here the argument is that you're only paying once, and so you only get "your" chance for the ace. In the closest organized doubles around here, you can pay for your "partner"'s ace pot if you want to have 2 chances. In other words, dubs is $5, and ace is $2. If you draw Cali, you pay $7 to play normally. If you want two chances to ace, it's $9. That seems fair to me as nobody paid for the second "partner" otherwise.

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I lean no, it doesn't win the ace pot. It's an extra throw that no one else but the playoff participants got to play. Seems unfair to the field.

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It's the same as a second shot Cali ace, counts for score and points but no money.
This, though, I'm not sure I agree with. A player shooting Cali is essentially his own doubles partner. The Cali throw should be treated no differently than if he had a partner that aced (or parked the first throw to set him up for the ace run). I'd pay out a Cali ace. I don't even think I'd ask which throw it was if a Cali player reported an ace.
Exactly THIS ^^^^

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