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Sat 18 Aug #1 
BBandicoot
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Factacular Golf

    The Scottish game has been around since at least the middle ages. Golf is a unique game. The playing field is unset. Can be played at all ages. The mental side is key. Luck is a huge factor. Factacular Golf will try to emulate these characteristics.

 

Setup

    For trial purposes, we will use a stroke play format (pairs best-ball and team scrambles can also be used in the future, pending successful trial).

    Signed up players will be separated into groups of 3 or 4 depending on turnout. 18 holes will be played over the course of 4 days. A hole will consist of a random 10 question brainoff.

    Groups on day 1 and day 2 will be random.  Here is where the luck element comes in: just like real golf, some groups will get perfect conditions (read: easy brainoff), others will be playing in wind, and getting all the bad bounces.  

    Days 3 and 4 the groups will be based on standings so far. Luck will still be a factor, as the early groups may be able to “go low” and charge up the leaderboard.

    

Scoring

In stroke play format, score is calculated against par (expected number of shots taken per hole) cumulatively over a round of 18 holes.

    For Factacular golf, we will use this format:

 

Condor: 2500 (-4)

Albatross: 2250-2499 (-3)

Eagle: 2000-2249 (-2)

Birdie: 1500-1999 (-1)

Par: 1000-1499 (+0)

Bogey: 500-999 (+1)

Double Bogey: 250-499 (+2)

Triple Bogey: 1-249 (+3)

Quadruple Bogey: 0 (+4)

 

    Your score on each hole will be decided by this table. Example group:

Hole 1 Group 1:

Player A scores 501, and gets a Bogey.

Player B scores 998, and gets the same score as player A, Bogey.

Player C scores 2500, and gets a Condor.

After Hole 1, player C is ahead of player A and B by 5 strokes each.

 

    Scorecard will be kept by tournament organiser. Each players score against par will be tallied over the 18 holes, with the lowest being named the winner.

    In case of a tie at the top, sudden death holes will be played until a winner is declared.

 

Rulebook:

    Golfers will have 24 hours to complete each day’s “round” of 4-5 brainoffs.  Penalties (+5) will be assessed to the scorecard for each hole not completed in time.

    Groups on day one will be drawn randomly using a program. Groups will be redrawn for day two. Groups on day 3 will be decided by standings at end of day 2.  Groups on day 4 will be decided by standings at end of day 3.

    Rebrainoffs will not be sent.  Brainoffs will be sent as 48 hour brainoffs, but will expire in 24 hours. If the site hiccups, time will be extended as long as necessary up to the 48 hour limit.

    Scores will be kept against par, not the factacular scoring. Refer to scorecard in tournament thread for all scores.

    *these rules apply to stroke play format. They are subject to be tweaked if we run a Pairs Best Ball or Team Scramble in the future.

    




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Sat 18 Aug #2 
BBandicoot
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Input and suggestions welcome. JMK has pencilled a trial in for second week in September.

On a personal note, hope it is successful as I really wanna try a scramble or best ball :)




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Sat 18 Aug #3 
BBandicoot
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We also could do a Ryder/Solheim/President's cup with teams by country/region. 




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Sun 19 Aug #4 
Helen McKenzie
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Sounds interesting, so the lower your score the better??




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Sun 19 Aug #5 
JMK
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You need a high score in a brainoff to get a low score in the tourney and low scores are best in the tourney (not the brainoff).




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Sun 19 Aug #6 
BBandicoot
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JMK is right! 

The lowest possible score (against par) is a condor, 2500.

Getting 0 on a brainoff is a high score (against par), +4.

The scores will be added against par hole by hole in the scoring for the tournament, with the lowest score being the winner.

If on the first day you got 500, 1500, 2247, 2500, by the Facta golf scoring you would have bogey, birdie, eagle and condor, for a total of -6. A low score.

First day scores of 222, 453, 1000, 735 would be a triple bogey, double bogey, par, and bogey, which add up to +6. A high score.

Whoever is the most under par (-X) at the end is the winner!




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Sun 19 Aug #7 
Helen McKenzie
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Ok, i think i get it, at least the first tourney is a trial and we can learn from there




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Sun 19 Aug #8 
BBandicoot
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real golf is extremely confusing




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Sun 19 Aug #9 
Helen McKenzie
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The confusing part about real golf is why would you want to chase a little white ball only to end up at the club house having a beer, why not just go straight to the club house.




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Sun 19 Aug #10 
thaibob
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Count me in; I might as well go the way of Tiger Woods




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Sun 19 Aug #11 
BBandicoot
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Will be the 2nd week of September, thaibob.

Tiger has been fun to watch this year.




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Sun 19 Aug #12 
thaibob
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I shall be there even if I have to come back from the dead.




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Sun 19 Aug #13 
BBandicoot
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Tiger basically did so I have no doubts!

 




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Sun 19 Aug #14 
Seve
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Sure sounds like your hitting the sweet spot on this tourney!  Thanks for the opportunity to work on my (brain) muscle memory! 




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Sun 19 Aug #15 
shortbreadforme27
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Let me in.




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Sun 19 Aug #16 
gripweed9
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sign me up please as long as i get a double mulligan




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Sun 19 Aug #17 
lindy
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Sounds great. I will be there on the opening tee




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Mon 20 Aug #18 
Helen McKenzie
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Count me in for tee off




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Mon 20 Aug #19 
sally906
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I’ll play - but my goal is to get to the 19th hole quickly and sip wine while I wait for everyone else to arrive. 




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Mon 20 Aug #20 
JMK
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Sounds like a plan to me Sally.




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Mon 20 Aug #21 
rmcmanus
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Put me down for the demo, not that I understand the rules




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Mon 20 Aug #22 
bertie (online)
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I'll have a go at this!




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Mon 20 Aug #23 
Tazing
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Always happy to be a guinea pig




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Mon 20 Aug #24 
chooky
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I know a tee isn't a drink & a wood isn't something you go for a walk in. I also know a driver won't get you home at 5 o'clock on a Sunday morning, an iron won't make a shirt look presentable & a bunker isn't particularly helpful during a nuclear attack.
Apart from that, I know bugger-all about golf but I'll give it a bash anyway.




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Mon 20 Aug #25 
Bob47
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 In please

 




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Mon 20 Aug #26 
Quiz3000
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I'll have a go!




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Mon 20 Aug #27 
Ruby Franks
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Yes, please.

I wish I hadn't read the rules.




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Tue 21 Aug #28 
sally906
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I don’t read the rules - I’ll just answer questions then check thread to see if I’m in or out - less stress that way. 




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Tue 21 Aug #29 
vepa1943
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Where's my Facta sand wedge? Got it BB, I'm in please!




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Wed 22 Aug #30 
Bryn middleton
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I'd love to sign up BB but before I do can you confirm dates of comp?  I might be out of action for a little while and I don't want in unless I can fulfil the comp in full.  Cheers old chap!




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Wed 22 Aug #31 
BBandicoot
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Sept 10-13, possibly the 14th (Friday) if there is a playoff or a rainout.




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Wed 22 Aug #32 
Bryn middleton
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Ok, sweet.  In please




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Fri 24 Aug #33 
Allan R. Matthes
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In please




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Thu 30 Aug #34 
rmcmanus
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I'm around all that week so put me in please




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Thu 30 Aug #35 
Nemesis
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In please




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Thu 30 Aug #36 
tallyho
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In please




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Sat 1 Sep #37 
Java
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Getting out my argyles for this.  Sign me up.

 




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Sun 2 Sep #38 
philgreek
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In please




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Tue 4 Sep #39 
Bright But Idle
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Count me in if it's not too late




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Tue 4 Sep #40 
BBandicoot
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Plenty of time left, BBI. 




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Tue 4 Sep #41 
BBandicoot
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I have created a separate sign up thread, this one is a bit vague on dates and such unless you read all the way through. Hope I didn't miss any names! 

Query: What would be the best breakdown for a Solheim/Ryder Cup type tournament?

Europe vs. World?

USA vs. World?

Commonwealth vs. World?

Hemispheres?

 

If this one goes well, I really would like to try a team format in a couple of months. Think scrambles/best ball/match play would really be a hoot.  Could even experiment with having a "playing Captain", like the Ryder Cup. I'll look into the numbers as far as how many facters from each "zone" regularly play the tourneys. Let me know if you have any suggestions here! 




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Tue 4 Sep #42 
Allan R. Matthes
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im in




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Tue 4 Sep #43 
BBandicoot
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I've got you down, Allan. 

List so far:

Helen McKenzie

Thaibob

Seve

Shortbreadforme27

Gripweed9

Lindy

Sally906

JMK

Rmcmanus

Bertie

Tazing

Chooky

Bob47

Quiz3000

Ruby Franks

Vepa1943

Bryn Middleton

Allan R. Matthes

Nemesis

Tallyho

Java

Philgreek

Bright But Idle

jackson

Bbandicoot?

 

We're going to have a nice amount of groups going out! I'll watch both threads until Sunday for any last-minute entrants.




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Tue 4 Sep #44 
BBandicoot
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I set up a test hole in case anybody is confused/curious  how the scores will work. Can send out a couple more if anybody wants to hit the range before the real tournament. Just let me know :).




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Tue 4 Sep #45 
jackson
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in please




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Sun 9 Sep #46 
BBandicoot
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Signup closed. 

Day one groups will be drawn (randomly) shortly




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