This thread currently deals with the above subject matter. Announcements and developments relating to the subject matter are posted below. Go to the last page (by clicking the largest number to the left of "NEXT >>" above) for the latest announcement/development.
I've worked out the number of the above women-only games played by each female player:
Name No. of games Anna 1 Cheryl 1 Choon 2 Chye Gek 1 Deb 4 Elaine 2 Gwen 6 Hooi Yen 1 Hur 2 Isty 3 Jasmin 5 Jess 1 Kim 4 Kit Wan 4 Lynn 1 Lynsie 4 Mag 2 Maria 3 Mel 4 Mun Loh 3 Nadia 6 Peck Lin 3 Penel 1 Sharon 2 Stephanie 3 Susan 2
I have not included those who were listed as contingent.
* "Schedule" - The former "Other Games" board. The few men's games listed on the "other Games" board have been moved to a new "Other Games" board. * "Reports" - I have moved reports on women's games in the fourth quarter to this board. The earlier ones listed above remain under the original "Reports" board.
The women's game has remained from 6 to 7 pm on Sundays at the Premier Pitch. If there are enough players, the game is on the big pitch, if not on the small pitch. There was no women's game on 5 December 2010.
With 10 to 15 playing over one or two hours, either with 2 teams and rolling substitutions or three teams, players spend a lot of time waiting, either for everyone to turn up, or for their turn to play.
To me, that’s a lot of wasted time. We faced some of those issues when we used to play at Bukit Timah campus. I don’t mind playing that way once in a while, but not on a regular basis. We all have various demands on our time – work, family, social commitments, travel and other activities, so spending two hours a week on football can be a bit of a luxury. That’s one reason I keep our regular sessions at one, short-sharp, hour. If everyone comes on time, we play flat out for one hour, and then the game is over.
Instead, from next Saturday onwards, I will schedule a mixed game on Saturdays, from 6 to 7 pm, on a small pitch at the Premier Pitch, Turf City. This was what we used to have before the women's game became a regular thing (since last August).
Not enough players this Saturday, and Hur Yuin informs me her team-mates won't be available next Saturday. Also, they may not be keen on a mixed game, so I may have a women's game instead on the small pitch at Turf City from 6 to 7 pm on Saturday, 19 March 2011.
* To play with three teams over two hours. * To provide players for a game organized by someone else which is short of players. * Another group or team looking for a game against us.
Under the blog, these requests were dealt with under "OPSAGE" ("Other Projects, Sports, Activities, Games & Events").
The aim of this message board (the blog before that) is to have a game of indoor football every day of the week, so that anyone who wants to play a game can get a game to their convenience, provided that there are enough players for the game, and they put their names down early enough. We currently have games every day of the week except Friday.
Our games are 9 to 10 pm on working weekdays, and 5 to 6 pm or 6 to 7 pm on weekends and public holidays.
Many of our players are in their 30s and 40s, with work, family, social, travel and other commitments, and setting aside two hours (plus travel time) for a game, especially on a weeknight, can be a bit of a luxury.
Increasingly, I am sticking with regular games that are one, short, sharp hour, filled primarily through the message board.
It also allows for greater standardization of our games, so that regular players know what to expect, and get what they expect, each and every regular game. Greater standardization also reduces the amount of work I have to do.
If anyone is looking for anything else, you can try to organize it yourself, using the "Other Games" board. It helps if you play regularly in our games and meet other players before you try to use the "Other Games" board to organize or propose other games.
I wouldn't want to deprive any of our regulars of game by switching a regular game to a representative game. This is especially so for popular games.
Instead, I have booked a big pitch at the Premier Pitch @ Turf City for this Sunday from 4 to 5 pm.
Damian (or anyone else for that matter) can put together a team to play against the other team.
As a representative game, it can be open to everyone on a first-come, first-in basis, or by invitation only, at the discretion of Damian or anyone else putting the team together. Contact numbers for everyone are available here.
Whoever puts the team together can either take over the booking from me, or pay me $160 after the game. ....
I'm afraid I won't be putting the team together.
Unlike our regular games, representative games need not be open to all members, and can be by invitation only.
In such a representative game, the players on the other team are not added to the player lists, and even if they are currently on the player lists from having played previously, it doesn't count as a game for them (unless the other team are short of players, and a player who puts his name down to play for GIFFA ends up making up the numbers for the other team).
On the other hand, for last Thursday's game between Kelvin Au's work team and the rest (referred to above):
* Those on Kelvin Au's team who hadn't played before were added to the player lists. * It counts as a game in the monthly round ups for everyone on that team.
* Put up the schedule thread 5 days beforehand. * Monitor the names put down for the game. * Try to find more players if the game is short of players. * Decide whether to cancel the game if we don't have enough players. * Suggest line ups. * Ensure the pitch is paid for, and collect payment from the players. * If a report thread is not put up by anyone who played in the game, I will do so.
If places in a regular game fill up quickly, and a lot more people would like to play a game that week, or if there is a day and/or time slot where we don't have a game that is worth trying, I might schedule an extra game.
If the game is put up on the "Other Games" board, I will try to help in whatever way I can, for example, making a booking at one of our regular venues, or trying to get 1 or 2 more players if the game is short of players.
A report can be put up on the report board even if the game is not scheduled, proposed or organized on this message board. If half or more of the players are registered members of GIFFA, I will count is as a game for them in the monthly round up.
If there is sufficient interest, I may create a separate "Reports" board for other games.
yes i have a comment. could you line up David T [+5 others] together and anyone else you feel like putting together with us please? Hopefully everyone is ok with that..these are my friends and is possible we like to lose together haha okok?
If 5 to 7 players only want to play together as a team, they can try to arrange their own game under the "Other Games" category, rather than asking to be put together in the same team when line ups are suggested for a GIFFA game.