It's time for some nominations for the next matchplay season. Last year we had 33 nominations, but with a forfeit early, we ended up with a full 32 person draw.
Starting up now means there could be some qualifers played before the new year, if necessary, so I will accept more than 32 players.
There was some talk last year of having pools, but I don't think it will work as we have too many people. More matches equals more forfeits, although we did well this year.
Note that nominating for this comp, means you may need to make a sacrifice at some stage to get your match played. If you know you will won't have much time to play, and it will be difficult to organise a match, don't bother nominating.
The draw will not be completely random, particularly in regards to qualifying. For example, newbies and forfeiters may have to go through qualifying. Last year's semi-finalists will be in separate quarters of the draw too.
I might also look at making sure you don't play someone in the first round, that you played this year. After all, it is a quasi-social comp.
How does a $5 entry fee sound to organise prizes for the winner and runner-up? Any love for a third place playoff as well?
Nominations will close on Oct 31, so put your name down and PM others to put their name down.
12. Chop (only if I play P in the first round on a Saturday at Nothlakes if the temperature is 27 degrees and there is slight cloud cover)
23. G69 (only if the banner is reinstated)
33. Moe Norman