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August 7, 2002 21:47
Re: Proposed Tournament Rule Change
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> Perl Golf newbies, however, are unaware of this agreement, as
> evidenced by a number of new "super-beginners" submitting their
> first entry in the last hours of the game.

Markus Laire may not have been playing early in the tournament, but he
is a formidable player. And he has whittled his score below 100. That is
Top Ten on the Veterans list.

> I would like to open for discussion a rule change: the cut-off time
> for your first entry is 24 hours before the game ends; new entries
> will not be accepted in the final 24 hours. I think this rule
> change will make the last day more exciting. Opinions welcome.

With a 24 hour cutoff, Danny Rathjens would not be having his fun
working his way out of the last spot. And Dave Hoover would not be able
to post if he found some free time today. I took advantage of the final
day in the last tournament when I returned from a trip. Lars Mathiesen
beat me out as the top Beginner in his first tournament. All these add
to the fun.

I think the prizes here do not warrant over zealous rule-making and we
should let the post tournament discussion hound beginners to
self-promote and posters to enter early. Limiting to one beginner prize
per customer should help.

Michael Wrenn

I see Juho's last heave has placed him on top. Early entry? I don't
care. And I can't wait to see his Factorial.

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