fp wrote:Or a 'Masters' style tournament where players are eliminated over the course of a few weeks until the top 2-4 go head to head in the final round of 18.
Do you mean matchplay?
Yeah, it would be fun if the logistics of it could be sorted out.
Ah, yes, matchplay is exactly what I meant.
They call the same format a 'Masters' tournament in tenpin bowling. After quick browse of the US Mastsers article in wikipedia it appears as though it worked in a similar kind of fashion, but not really
As for the logistics, how's this for a foundation?
Qualifying - Two rounds of stroke play to narrow the field down to an exponent of 2 ('supervised' - to be witnessed by another competitor, just like the inaugural AGGOT tournament - to prevent someone playing 10 solo rounds and submitting their best two cards)
, which can serve as an optional superfluous warm-up round in the unlikely event that the amount of entries for the tournament is an exponent of two.
Finals - The qualifiers to be drawn completely at random on the 'tree'. The rounds to be single-elimination matches of 18 holes, with the exception of the Grand Final, which is to be 36 holes (Two rounds of 18 holes).
A third place play-off for the losers of the semi-final matches to be played over either 9 or 18 holes - to be agreed upon by the two competitors prior to starting the match.
In the event of a tie at the end of the match, a tie breaker match of either 3 or 6 holes (to be decided upon by the organisers prior to the announcement of the tournament)
is to be contested. In the event of a tie upon the completion of a tie breaker match, another tie-breaker match of the predetermined number of holes will be contested. This process is to be repeated until a winner emerges.
This method shall also be used in the unlikely event of a tie for the final qualifying position(s) at the end of the Qualifying stroke-play round.
This will be my signature until Dexter Bean qualifies for a NASCAR race. Keep chasing that dream...