Here we go shufflers. Who said it would take a long time for European Shufflers to be able to compete with North American Shufflers??? When you click on the link, you will see that the German Women’s Team, in Group A, is leading by 1 Point. Women R8 Perhaps one of the German Players will send me a pic? Please. And now I give you the Men: Men R8
For those following the 37th on the Shuffler, I give you the Tournament Format.
There will be twelve teams in both the Men’s and Women’s Divisions. Each division will be subdivided in two six team pools (Pool A and Pool B). Each team will play two round robins events against the other five members of their pool for a total of ten games. While each team will play the other teams in their pool twice, no player will compete against any other player more than once.
After Round 10, the teams in each pool will be ranked from 1 to 6 based on their pool play. All ties within each pool will then be broken first by a head-to-head comparison and, if still tied, then by a round of Speed Shuffleboard (Round 11).
For the finals, the #1 ranked teams from Pools A and B will play each other for the Championship. The #2 ranked teams will play for 3rd and 4th, #3 ranked will play for 5th and 6th, and so on until all 12 places have been determined. Ties at the end of the final round will be broken by the total team points earned in the final round.
Individual players will earn points towards their team score. One point will be awarded for an individual win, a half point will be awarded for a tie and zero points awarded for a loss. Team points will be awarded on the same basis. A team’s total individual points will be converted to team points on the following basis:
0 to 1.5 individual points = 0 team points 2 individual points = 0.5 team points 2.5 to 4 individual points = 1 team point
Both team and individual points will be posted concurrently.
ORDER OF PLAY
Each match will consist of one 16-frame game, non-walking singles, with eight frames played on each color. Color change is made after eight frames.
At the beginning of each match, two discs may be shot by each player to check speed. Four discs may then be shot for practice by each player. After the color change, another four practice discs may be shot by each player.
Court assignments and player pairings are made by the Tournament Director. Pairings for the finals will be based on player performance during the round robin phase with the #1 performing player on a given team playing the #1 player on the opposing team, etc.