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When to publish the leader board?

Stephen Turner
March 17, 2002 13:04
When to publish the leader board?
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I have another suggestion for future golf competitions, which I'm not sure
whether it's a good one, so I'm raising it on fwp.

Maybe the leader board should not be published until a couple of days into
the competition. The leader board provides a great incentive to strive to
improve one's position. But I noticed that this time there were a lot of
people in the 50's and low 60's very early, and I was worried that this
might prevent people playing at all if their first attempt was in the 80's
or whatever. Whereas if they'd already jumped in, I think they might
continue to play later.

I admit that there was a very high number of players this time, so maybe I'm
worrying unnecessarily. But what do other people think?

Stephen Turner, Cambridge, UK
"This is Henman's 8th Wimbledon, and he's only lost 7 matches." BBC, 2/Jul/01 Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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