Due to some demand, we will set up a club tournament system. This will be a semi-annual system, where a set of games will be recorded for tournament purposes. Instead of dedicating one session for tournament play, single games will be spread throughout a season (Summer, Winter) for tournament records. This ensures a balance between casual and competitive play.
For the record, casual play still takes priority in order to ensure a general positive play environment. Thus, competitive play will only happen when convenient.
Players may register for tournament play, and tournament play is not mandatory for all club members. This is offered to interested players. An entry fee will be charged. Amounts will be placed for seasonal prizes and the end-of-year prize (month of May). For now, prizes may be geared towards gift cards to various area stores. If possible, we can get some kind of sponsorship. We will see how this system evolves.
Tournament games will be scheduled along assigned match tables, where players play out their tournament games at their convenience. A general maximum of two tournament games may be played for any weekend, as casual play is still important.
Game counts will depend on the number of participating players. The tournament system per half-year will reflect on that.
Further details will be worked out upon planning and implementation.