MVP and Top Gun\Gal: As announced, last session we started using using the new “Top Gun \ MVP” formula, called PA (Points Available). The player that earns the highest percentage of all available points at the end of the session would be named MVP, which is what the MVP is…the player that contributes the most points to the team. This should make MVPs more possible for all handicaps, not just the higher skilled ones. To summarize: Since up to 3 pts are available per match, the player that earns the highest percentage of points would win MVP (accumulating 3-0, 2-0, 1-2 throughout the session). Top Gal will be computed the same way, but awarded to the woman with the highest percentage in the top 20 of the list, (If top 10, then she receives an award). All Summer MVPs, Top Guns and Top Gals are eligible to play in the Fall Tournament in January with the Fall winners.Since the old and the new format both have merit, we will continue to award to both winners, male and female. The Top Gun\MVP tournament has a small $10 entry and open tables, 100% paid back, awards added
Fall Session Dues Increase It’s been 7 years since the last increase in dues, and unfortunately with all expenses going up; trophies, Vegas trips, hotels, etc, the dues need to too. Starting the Fall session, the nightly player dues will be $8. Part of the increase will go to increase the Challenge of Champions and Citywide prize money. That too hasn’t gone up in 7 years. It was discussed to cut back on trophies, as the amount of trophy winners has increased considerably in the last 7 years, by adding Top Point division winners, Top Point playoff winners, direct Top Point to Citywide winners, and they all get trophies, also nicer and nicer trophies. (Some have even asked to add Secondary winners’ trophies). So keep in mind, that most people get raises every year, so 7 years between increases should be reasonable.
Fall Session Sign Ups Teams can sign up for the Fall Session at any time. Consider this your first reminder. You’ll also receive a reminder in the mail, some additional emails and even a phone call, if I don’t hear back from you. If you’re not going to play, it’s easier to just say “No Thanks, maybe next time” right from the start (and after I stop crying), I’ll make myself a reminder to check with you again for the spring. The Fall session will start right after Labor day for most divisions. There will be more large divisions with Top Point teams to Citywide, as there were so few this summer. Call, email or reserve anytime.
Tournament Announcements If you didn’t hear about these events, please read on so you don’t miss any other events: Please allocate one player on the team, that has a Facebook page to keep the team aware of any APA announcements; such as Singles board schedules, upcoming tournaments, playoff updates, deaths and other important information. I will be posting there instead of fliers in the team envelopes. Unlike a Facebook Timeline, the news stays on the page, so please check it. If you don’t want to have a Facebook page, you can still check out the page for updates without a profile, so just check it out. See below.