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by bruce
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: NEW USERS - Post here
Topic: Scott Rickard finally on the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Scott Rickard finally on the forum

There goes the neighbourhood... :wink:
by bruce
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: British Open @QP - 10/11th June
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: British Open @QP - 10/11th June

Now I've had a few pints and relaxed... Bosch!! 89 players, 7 divisions, 3 rounds, 1 final. 200 shots for the winner, overcoming a 4 shot deficit in the final 9 holes. Double BDGA points for all, £1400 Open payout. Enormous thanks to all the helpers and contributors, especially Derek, Andrew, Mark, ...
by bruce
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: British Open @QP - 10/11th June
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: British Open @QP - 10/11th June

It is always the straight line between the posts
by bruce
Wed May 10, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: British Open @QP - 10/11th June
Replies: 6
Views: 1211

Re: British Open @QP - 10/11th June

Essentially, if there is is a shorter tee in front of the Black one, you play it instead. In some cases that's the Blue tee (e.g. hole 1), in some it's the red tee (e.g. hole 2). There are a few exceptions (OBlong OBleft, Roc or Roll, 18) where there is no difference
by bruce
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: OB and Smack Talk
Topic: Spam to inbox
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Spam to inbox

Already done. There is a report function btw...
by bruce
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

I would guess that having it b2b weekends with the Champs at Creeksea would hurt attendance rather than help it
by bruce
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

It's penned into my calender. You may get a more thorough response on Facebook though.

Are your Quaich tour events not BDGA? I'd have assumed you'd have at least half a dozen 1-day events for Scottish players to qualify from before September, it is 9 months away!
by bruce
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

As I stated, there is nothing preventing you running all the other divisions you want to as one day events alongside the T16 Not a very legitimate way to run an event, force the top players from other divisions into an artificially propped up Open division thereby scraping off the competition from ...
by bruce
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

Problem is the Open division top 16 encompasses not only MPO but the best players in FPO, MPM, MA1 and maybe into MJ1 so for now an event offering divisions for Nationals Match Play is a one day event. If we could attract 6/8 MPG's I wouldn't hesitate to offer this group the option of a title. This...
by bruce
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

I have two things to say, Firstly have you ever considered you are in the minority on this one? and secondly 14 years at our age is recent history :lol: 1) He's not. 2) 14 years in DG terms is an eternity, approaching half the life of the sport. 3) There have been no complaints, no suggestions (oth...
by bruce
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

Sorry Seamus, but you're wrong here. The only changes to the tour format, which include Nationals, are detailed in Phil's proposal. Nationals format is unchanged in that proposal, and is therefore unchanged. Reacting with 'tough cookies, I'm doing it my way, boycott if you wish' is a spectacularly u...
by bruce
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trophy only fees
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Trophy only fees

Hi Trevor I suspect that you have seen this because, and only because, the 2 big events that have opened registration are both EuroTour where historically there is strong Pro attendance and accordingly higher fees to effect a good payout. To reassure you, I do not intend to charge any difference in ...
by bruce
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

The 3 day format is something I've been considering for a while and I think will happen sooner or later, if only for increased field size. As a teacher, I'm wholly opposed to this, unless they all happen in the holidays! There are some people who have to work weekends, them's the breaks I'm afraid!...
by bruce
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

My concern with 54 holes would be whether there is enough daylight in October. You know your course best however!
by bruce
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

Hypothetically, as I'm pretty sure the intent is for the format to remain as is for this year... Why do you think its a let down? As a finalist I'd feel shortchanged. It's a bit like getting to the final of Wimbledon after a series of 5 set matches and then having the final as a 1 set shootout. In w...
by bruce
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

A 2-round, one-day Nationals is not a substantial enough test of player ability, esp on the mental game, to crown a worthy champion. Again apologies if I’ve misunderstood, but I do not recall any previous suggestion, discussion or decision that making the Top16 Match Play the season opener would me...
by bruce
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bdga National Match Play Championships
Replies: 57
Views: 3820

Re: Bdga National Match Play Championships

A clarification Seamus, I think you're suggesting the Sunday event is strokeplay? If so I can't see any reason why this couldn't be an event in the new BDGA season, the Champs are the season closer so any event after that could qualify. This seems quite an attractive format to me, you have effective...
by bruce
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BDGA 2017 Tour proposal
Replies: 142
Views: 8742

Re: BDGA 2017 Tour proposal

Cheers Tom!

What does the colour coding signify? Couldn't quite work it out