Lancaster makes PGA Tour
That's the Poor Golfer's Association!
It is an event that draws people who have rarely played games
before, as well as most (but not all) of the Board of Directors
who have played games 14 hours a day since the first Avaloncon
It is an event where Yoshikawa, Mitchell and Stein prove yearly
that none of them can roll dice.
It is an event where even Reverend Hunsinger can taste the
thrill of victory, then come back the next year and suffer the
agony of defeat.
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 die roll 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 newly lengthened
2002 Augusta National course, using the short SI tee on hole
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 Lancaster Host Golf Resort (the
course found on the grounds of the Lancaster Host, site of the
World Boardgaming Championships).
Any ties for determining the four Skins game players will
be resolved using a sudden death playoff beginning on the back
nine of Pebble Beach.
If the Skins Game is tied after 12 holes, sudden death will
be played between the tied players only starting on hole #13
at the Lancaster Host Golf Resort.
ALL players will be required to use courses provided by the
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. Occasionally, a birthday cake shows