Wednesday, March 9, 2011


So who will be our 2012 Farris Cup representatives? The Singles Club Championships is the one tournament a year that many members want to win not just for the 12 months of bragging rights that come with it, but also for the opportunity to represent the DAC in the esteemed and ever more popular Farris Cup event.

To be bestowed that honor, you first have to reach the final of your respective category. There are 7 seven categories to choose from and you allowed to enter 2 of them. Make sure you enter the correct category, as I do reserve the right to move you if I feel you could be better suited elsewhere. Divisions include: 2.5 – 3.0 – 3.5 – 4.0 – 4.5 – 5.0 – Open. Each match is best of 5 games to 9 points using the hand-in-hand-out scoring. There will be no consolation draw.

If you wish to play the Club Championships, you absolutely, positively, unwaveringly, must be able to play the final of your category on Thursday May 5 – the night of the Awards Dividend. Exception will be given in the unlikely situation where a player reaches the final of 2 divisions (but if that happens, you probably shouldn’t have entered the lower one, eh?).

Also, since the tournament is being played mainly over the month of April, and many people take the opportunity to take a well deserved vacation during that time, make sure you set your calendar well. If you are absent for a couple weeks during April, it may be a good idea not to enter. Each match will have a playing deadline and it will be your responsibility to make sure it is played before that deadline or risk being forfeited. Pushing back a match a week or so is unfair to your fellow members who also have schedules to keep. The tournament has to keep rolling in order to have the finalists set for all 7 categories.

The registration deadline is March 24. Simply e-mail me your entry. There is no entry fee, but you do need to be a Blackballer to play. Draws will be released on April 1.

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