Friday, August 10, 2007

Super Mini-Eliminator Format Almost Set



The Super Mini Eliminator format is almost set.
Here is what we are thinking:

  • $40.00 Entry
  • 3, 4 or 5 game random match game qualifier
  • Cut the field in a logical 1/2. i.e. 11 bowlers will be cut to 6 etc.
  • 3, 4, or 5 game random semi final match games
  • Stepladder finals

Please post your comments if you have some as we want to make this a great, fun tournament...

Lou V.

8 comments:

  1. I think we should have random match games, a cut of 1/2 of the field, more random match games and then stepladder finals.

    Pins should carry over to reward the guys who bowl well and win matches...

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  2. I think that format sounds good. I would suggest 5 first round and 5 second round games, and then a stepladder final. I like the idea of random matches too. Before each game we can have everyone randomly draw a lane. That way everyone more than likely bowls someone different each game and also on a different lane. It will also keep each pair basically in sync.

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  3. Any bonus pins?? Me and Tom were talking and we had an idea. 4 game qualifier, cut to half the field. Then 2 or 3 random matches with bonus pins moving left or right if u win or lose. After all is said and done, Top 4 or so move on based on qualifing, match play, and bonus pins for a setp ladder.

    This way we have regular games, match play and step ladder all in one.

    I'm fine with either format.

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  4. Anytime you have match play as part of the qualifier I think you need bonus pins. I would suggest 20 or 30. There are a couple problems with moving left or right...there is a better chance of someone running into the same person or pair multiple times and anyone on an end pair has to make a long walk. That part is a disadvantage because everyone else can get a general idea of how the lanes are that are next to them just by watching. If you keep everything random that is a little more fair.

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  5. can i bring a friend? we would have to figure out a handicap for him though. hes just an ok bowler maybe 190s-200 range.

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  6. As defined from Sip, I am far from an "ok" bowler then :)

    Softball championship tonight, the more rain, the more likely an appearance by me will be.

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  7. Sip, you can bring a friend as long as he is not a ringer or a bagger...

    If he is your friend, he is welcome.

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  8. def not a ringer. hes a kid from traveling that bowls at a diff center. he prolly avg'ed in the 180s in travel but he said he will take what ever pins we decide. i asked him if he would go off of 195-200 and he said thats fine.

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