Thursday, March 13, 2014


2014 Singles Club Championships - Apr 1 – May 1

We all love winning. And we all despise losing. In order to win, you have to risk losing. For some reason, we seem it necessary to continuously prove ourselves against our peers. Is superiority a rite of passage? Consider yourself fortunate that you don’t live in the ancient times with the Mayans.

History reads that the Mayans played a form of basketball where opposing teams attempted to throw (or heave) an 8 pound rubber ball (that had a human skull as a core) through a stone hoop 23 feet high. I can’t imagine there were too many ‘slam dunks’ back then, but it is also written that the losers of the competition were often sacrificed to the Gods. Well, if that doesn’t motivate you, then I guess nothing will!

Be assured, that losing in the DAC 2014 Singles Club Championships will not give you a one way ticket to the chopping block. It’s simply too much paperwork to worry about and the cleaning bill would be hideous. Apart from that, we really want you all to continue playing afterwards. Not everybody can win; in fact, we’ll only have 7 of them. Out of 270+ players, if you do manage to be one of them, consider that you’ll be in a unique class.

So – if you are ready to put your body on the line here is what you are to consider:
  • You can play ONE category only. Choose wisely. I hold the right to move you if I think you enter the incorrect level: 2.5; 3.0; 3.5; 4.0; 4.5; 5.0; 5.5
  • All matches will have a deadline for completion. The tournament must keep moving along, so failure to play the match within the time limit may result in a default.
  • If you will be away for a significant amount of time during the month of April, then do not enter. We cannot hold up the tournament waiting on you.
  • ALL finals will be held on Thursday May 1. If you cannot play on May 1, then either don’t play, or lose before the final.
  • May 1 is also the Awards Dividend. You should be here anyway. J
  • Scoring is best of 5 games to 11 points. There is no consolation.
The winners and finalists of each category will be able to represent the DAC at the 2015 Farris Cup scheduled for January. Registration deadline is Monday March 24.

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