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Offline VON

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Re: 2014 No Hammer Tournament
« Reply #90 on: May 18, 2014, 07:00:54 pm »
I think this proves that there is more than just luck involved with No-Hammer.

Doh!

Congrats Jon!  You're a master, sir.

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Re: 2014 No Hammer Tournament
« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2014, 07:35:33 pm »
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Re: 2014 No Hammer Tournament
« Reply #92 on: May 18, 2014, 07:40:50 pm »
Congrats to Jon Mckinnell for defending his title and showing us all how it's done.  ;D

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Now that the tournament is done and fresh in your minds let me know what you liked/disliked and any suggestions for next year.
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Re: 2014 No Hammer Tournament
« Reply #93 on: May 18, 2014, 08:10:58 pm »
Maybe some mystery bounties? 

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Re: 2014 No Hammer Tournament
« Reply #94 on: May 18, 2014, 08:15:42 pm »
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Re: 2014 No Hammer Tournament
« Reply #95 on: May 19, 2014, 01:44:32 am »
Cheers guys!

Jeff I can't think of anything I didn't like, i think the side by side play and emphasis on speed rather than score were both improvements on last year.
It was suggested the penalty for grabbing a hammer could be relaxed but I think its a big part of no hammer and I wouldn't mind it being a DQ so if your opponent is dead and your still playing there is still some danger!

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Re: 2014 No Hammer Tournament
« Reply #96 on: May 19, 2014, 09:00:35 am »
It was suggested the penalty for grabbing a hammer could be relaxed but I think its a big part of no hammer and I wouldn't mind it being a DQ so if your opponent is dead and your still playing there is still some danger!

I was the one who suggested that.  I was thinking about it on my ride to work.  Although it didn't affect me this year (in tournament nor in practice), I still feel the penalty is excessive. 

For a single player (world record attempt), I think immediate disqualification is the right penalty.  However for a single elimination head-to-head match, I feel differently.  In every head-to-head sport I can think of, an excessive penalty/disqualification would require one or more of the following:

- intentional violation of the rules (a pitcher using pine tar, an athlete using steroids)

- a violation where no "fair" penalty can be easily applied.  (running out of your lane in a 100m sprint)

- unsportsmanlike conduct or unsafe behavior (roughing the kicker in NFL)

Grabbing the hammer in a head-to-head NH match violates none of these.  Having the player immediately kill themselves off after a hammer grab offsets the violation fairly.

That's just my opinion.   At the same time, I don't feel the current rule is that horrendous.  I wonder how ChrisP feels about this.  Kappa
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