Lancaster makes PGA Tour
That's the Poor Golfer's Association! Where you can
be the newest wearer of the BPA green jacket!
It is an event that draws people who have rarely played games
before, most (but not the discerning part) of the BPA
Board of Directors, and veterans of every convention since the
first Avaloncon in 1991.
It is an event where even notoriously bad die rollers like
Yoshikawa and Stein can reach the Final Four skins game.
It is an event that makes Don Greenwood shake his head in
wonder at the folly of the human race.
That's Pro Golf! Come to either get all those bad dice
rolls out of your system before the rest of the week, or hope
to ride your current wave of dice luck to become the Tiger Woods
of the WBC.
The Thursday late night die rolling tradition lives on. All
players will play the first 18 holes on the Pebble Beach course,
which will be provided by the GM. All groups must consist of
at least three players and ALL players must sign the scorecard
upon completion of the 18 holes before submission to the GM.
An extensive demo will be run by assistant GM Rob Drozd which
should take up to five minutes to complete, but only if you take
All golfers used again this year will be from 2003, 2004 and
2005 golfer cards. That means there will be many golfers fans
of the sport may recognize.
The four lowest scores will be matched for a skins game Final
on the first 12 holes of the new lengthened 2002 Augusta National
Any ties for determining the four Skins game players will
be resolved using a sudden death playoff beginning on the Muirfield
If the Skins Game is tied after 12 holes, sudden death will
be played between the tied players only starting on hole #13
of the new lengthened 2002 Augusta National course.
First edition rules will be used, which means we are not using
the Trouble or Gambling rules, nor will the roll of doubles allow
players to ignore parenthesized negative modifiers to shots as
in the second edition.
Even if you don't compete in the tournament or advance past
the preliminary round, you might want to hang around to observe
the Skins game Final. It's played with big foam dice that can
be viewed by all in the theater setting of the Hopewell room.
A commentator may even be providing a shot by shot account over
the PA system. Spectators have more fun than the participants
since they don't have the pressure of halving the hole to keep
their plaque hopes alive. A good time is had by all!