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Tournament Rules and Guidelines

Posted By: Phil Simborg
Date: Saturday, 1 December 2012, at 6:36 a.m.

In Response To: Tournament Rules and Guidelines (Henrik Bukkjaer)

Why don't you forget about who wrote what rules and / or how they were produced and focus on what rules and guidelines are best and adopt them? We did not put any name or signature on our proposed guide--we have no ego about it and whatever set of rules are used will not have our names on it. If you are not able to see how the approach we propose is better than the current rules, then don't use them. But if you believe, as we do, and many others who have looked at the rules we have written, that it is better to have rules that better describe how they are to be interpreted and enforced and go into greater detail, and that it is better to have written standards that spell out responsibilities for directors, spectators, and players, then why not incorporate that into your current rules?

I do resent your challenging our motives and accusing us of pushing for our personal rules out of ego. We sincerely thought we could produce something that the game sorely needs that we felt would be difficult to complete if done from within a large organization, and we did it. Does it anger you that maybe we did improve on some of the rules that already exist? Is that why you feel the need to attack us personally for our efforts instead of simply looking to see if there are any good ideas you can use that would benefit the game?

It is precisely because of politics and reactions like this that we felt the need NOT to work with the federations to produce a sample document. But even if you don't like the guide we produced or you don't like the concept of having a base, common set of rules for all of backgammon worldwide, what gives you the right to denegrate us personally and accuse us of negative motives for doing what we, and others, felt was a positive thing for the game? Is this your approach to unifying the backgammon community worldwide and working together? To become defensive and negative and accusatory when someone offers a suggestion or new idea?

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