There is still some snow on the ground in SE MI but it’s now time to sign up for the 2023 Matchplay. Special shoutout to @Jalspurg as our returning champion. Signups are open until 4/1/2023 when round 1 will begin.
Rules generally follow the standard FcF event/quota rules with the exception that any specific disputes and strokes given should be resolved between the two match participants during the match. Any issues in scheduling, rules on course, or accusations of being a scumbag can be brought to either myself or FcF captain @paroutfromhere for resolution.
Each round will generally have 3-ish weeks to complete matches. Please report your match date and results on time in the sheet. I will post here when updated pairings are ready.
Format is Net 18 hole match play. 9 hole matches are allowed if there are issues scheduling. You should have tracked handicap - GHIN or Grint or similar
Pairings will be region based for the first few rounds to help minimize travel. Last year we had roughly 5 regions - Metro Detroit / Ann Arbor, Flint, Lansing, Jackson, Grand Rapids which worked well.
I will redraw a ‘second’ round for anyone knocked out in the first round but will generally focus my efforts on the main bracket.
There is a matchplay specific tab in the sheet which will be used for pairings.
Last call - right now we have 48 people signed up which divides neatly into a final 3 shootout. If you thought you had signed up but don’t see your name on the sheet let me know! Round 1 will be drawn tomorrow afternoon.
First round pairings are ready, please complete your matches in the next 3 weeks - deadline Sunday 4/30. Please let me know if you have scheduling trouble. I’ve tried to keep everyone close to home in the regions. We ended up with an odd number so our previous champion @Jalspurg is getting a bye into the second round.
No a dumb question at all. There was a post outlining local rules for the quota game (red/yellow/white stakes, etc). The idea was to follow that but ultimately since it is matchplay it’s up to the two contestants (as well as any markers playing along) to determine strokes and rules.