I mentioned it on page 1 but it might have got lost in the shuffle....I'm going to sit out this season as I settle into the game and life is suddenly getting busier for the time being. I'll almost certainly be back for season 12.
Post by Rosebowl88 on Aug 17, 2020 15:40:58 GMT -5
Right, some news for you all. An update of membership. A publication of spreadsheet. AND
Last chance to ask any questions.
I know I said I would be publishing something later this week, but I feel we are in the right place, with the right amount of people to be able to make a start on Team Building and Round Robin Generation. We currently have 10 full teams. Your ten teams are as follows :
Should I get more requests, I will add them. Should people want to pull out....thats up to them. I'm hoping the core of people we have here will enjoy the new game, as well as the way I have setup Pandora, and we all enjoy the game for what it is.
I understand we dont have our hands on it yet, but I have decided to introduce a 2 week period where we can all get to grips with it, sort out settings, find our preferred personal setup etc, as well as time for me to see how other tournaments run, settings used etc so I can tailor Pandora to be fluid and easy for everyone. If that means we are constantly changing settings to play Pandora, then change other stuff to play societies it probably wont work but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Getting back to the 2 weeks trial period. I will set the courses and timescales for players to play and submit their rounds. It's likely to be 6 courses, 1 round on each course over a two week period. This will be on official courses published in game as I know everyone will have access to them.
After that trial period, we will begin properly.
I am returning to work at the weekend after a long break (for me anyway), so want to get everything tied together for the trial period. I'll be on my Xbox quite late on Friday night if anyone is around (gamertag same as my forum name) for a match or two, and hashing out settings.
Full details will be posted Sunday night, 23rd August at around 8pm GMT for play to start immediately.
Now thats all done. Some rules.
Players will play 2 rounds a week. At the end of their round, they will take a screenshot or photo of their screen showing their scorecard and post it for all to see on the Forum which will be opened Sunday night. Both scores for each player in a team will then be combined and averaged to give a score for that round i.e
Rosebowl88 scores 44 & 46 = average 45 points CGib2 scores 50& 60 (wishful thinking for me eh?) = average 55 points
55 points + 45 points = 100 points divide by 2 equals 50 points average for Team 3 for that week. Easy eh?
I will enter all scores on the spreadsheet which will calculate all scores to a very high level of accuracy Pandora Season 10 saw NO draws.
A winning team will score ten points, losing team will score 5 points. That means, even with a loss, you score points and remain in contention!
After the predetermined rounds are all played, the top 3 teams will enter a sudden death knockout week of 2 rounds of golf. After round 1, the highest scoring team is out leaving two teams. They then play round two and the winner is the team with the lowest scores. However....none of the teams will know what scores the others have as it will all be done on Private Message to myself This will all be communicated in good time.
Now, should a player not be able to play for any reason, they need to contact ME directly. I can be reached on personal message here only. Should you message me, you will receive a score equals to the average for all other rounds played that week. Should you NOT message me and not post a screenshot, you will receive the same but your score will also suffer a -5 Stableford point deficit. Obviously this could mean the difference between winning and losing that week.
I thought about bringing in alternate players to play rounds for us should we be unable, but it can be a lot of work for someone and sometimes quite short noticed, so we'll go with this.
All clear so far?
I have published the scoresheet. ON this sheet there are 3 tabs at the bottom. First tab shows the TRIAL PERIOD matches and your scores. This will be used to collate all the data from the aforementioned 6 courses over the first two weeks and give me an accurate representation of where we all sit.
BE WARNED. At this point, your partner may change! In effort to make a level playing field, this is my dataset. I cant use data from the last few seasons as it was a different game and (for XBOX users) swing dynamic.
A lot to take in, but I will hold your hand through it all and I appreciate feedback, good or bad, to ensure I can make this as enjoyable as possible for you all.