All-play-all blocks under CA "Guidance to Clubs and Tournament Managers for holding tournaments in England during Covid-19" (2 July edition)
The recent National Forest GC Championship showed the feasibility of running top-level tournaments under the CA guidance for tournaments during the current pandemic. This included use of an all-play-all block for the consolation event. To this end, the most important feature of the guidance is the need to identify explicit, separate sessions of play to avoid the block becoming at any point a group of more than six people. These sessions then mean the block can consist of more than six players.
In the case of an all-play-all block of eight players, there needs to be three separate sessions of play during the day to provide the seven rounds necessary to complete the block.
The following workbook on Google docs provides three different formats to address different types of event:
The different types of event are as follows:
- a competition block (i.e. the winner of the block wins the event);
- a qualifying block where the top two players qualify;
- a qualifying block where the top four players qualify.
If Tournament Managers want a version of this spreadsheet into which to insert actual names of players then they may contact Tim King, who can provide access.