Well, if you haven’t guessed it already, today’s earlier post was a direct result of a situation a few pickup days ago. And here, dear readers, is the response from another player.
Pickup days, egos, And being OK with what is.
Yes, our club has a good mix of what we’d call A and B players (A and B being relative only to the skill level within our club, as I’m often reminded when I travel to tourneys to get my ass humbly handed to me) On pickup days we try to mix it up, keep everyone interested, and have fun all while maintaining a relatively high level of play.
The previous article had some big flaws in my mind, and I’d like to counter them.
First off; check your math, and your bias. The Fox News of B players might think that the arrangement of the throws makes a difference but it doesn’t. All throw, A, B, repeat, and All throw B, A, repeat all give you the same likelihood of double sitting for your respective skill level. If there are more than six A players, the A player is more at risk for sitting. More B players, then the B player is more at risk for sitting.
Last night was a perfect example. We had probably 10 of what our club would call A players, and 2 B players. Some A players didn’t get to play in a single A game all night. It happens.
What would be more inconsistent is letting that B player or A player mess up the structure just because he’s crabby today and doesn’t want to sit anymore.
Secondly, it’s not discrimination, nor is it keeping you from attaining “A” status. Instead of looking at your B game as the losers group (which is both sad, and insulting to the other newcomers in that B group), why not try and play as best you can, and learn from them? Utilize some tactics you’re seeing the A players use, and try them on your own? Don’t try and tell me that no one in your B game has something you could learn from… just don’t. Even our A players can learn something from watching B games. So stop crying, again.
Another good point to consider is the reason we separate A and B games. Read more