Thursday, March 1, 2012


If you always wanted to play a tournament, but couldn’t possibly commit to an entire weekend to do it, then the Blitz Tournament could be your answer. All you have to pledge to is a couple of hours starting at 5pm on Friday, March 16. After that, your weekend is free to do whatever you fancy. And for your appreciated support, we’ll also have a keg begging to be emptied. And if that wasn’t enough, for the first three place getters we’ll have nice prizes, and since we are such a friendly organization, we won’t charge you an entry fee either… so long as you a Blackballer.

This is how the event works: Part 1 is the round robin format. You’ll be thrown randomly into a group of 4 or 5 players and play one game to 15 against everybody. Handicaps will be assigned to make the match as competitive as possible. Some of you may think you already have a handicap, but they don’t count. Once the round robin matches have been completed, the top 2 winners in each group move on to Part 2 – the knock-out phase. In case of a tie, straws will be drawn to see who advances.

In the knock-out phase, you’ll go head-to-head and play 1 game to 15 points, and the handicaps will be assigned as we go along. The entire event should take about 2 and a half hours to complete – about the same amount of time it takes you to empty the keg if you really concentrate on it!

If you would like to be a part of this quick, fun, social event, make sure you e-mail me your entry no later than Wednesday, March 14. We need a minimum of 16 players to run it, but no more than 40 otherwise you’ll be playing into Saturday. Are you up for the Blitz?

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