Since the start of the month, I have allowed any regular to convert any slot, even one for a fast-filling game, into a challenge match. The request needs to be made at least 6 days before the slot (because otherwise, I will schedule the usual game 5 days before the slot), and the thread for the challenge match has to be put up on the "Challenge Matches" board in the OPSAGE category at least 5 days before the game. ....
Selectors can be appointed or elected first, and then they put together their own teams from a wider range of players (including guests). Players can even be given incentives to play for a particular team, such as waiving of payment (full or partial).
A high quality team can be put together to play against an existing team from elsewhere.
For challenge matches, my role can be limited to holding the regular booking (on the venue's terms) or can extend to collecting payment from players. The organiser can decide on a higher payment per player to allow for incentives to be given to certain key players. If payment is on my standard terms, I waive the organiser's payment, for taking on the responsibility of organising.
Even if players organise everything for themselves, including bookings and payments, they can still post the game on the challenge matches board, as a way of keeping a record of their games, or even as a way of picking up players when they are short. However, for such games, if captains are named in the report, and the organiser requests that the result be included in the selector/captain table, I will charge $10 per game, as there is prize money at the end of each season, with two seasons in a year. If there is sufficient interest in bringing outside games under challenge matches, I can increase the prize money.
Again, it is about having greater choices.
If any GIFFA Player is interested in participating in this game, please contact the organiser directly (by text or private message through this forum), or post below, and I will provide you with the organiser's contact.
1 Richard C 2 Jun Hur (-$14) 3 Desmond 4 Damian 5 Jye 6 Paul 7 Xiong Wei 8 Ashkan (-$7) 9 Frederic (Dov) 10 Alexis (-$6) 11 Michael J 12 Tim C (-$10) 13 CH Lim 14 Faisal (-$11) 15 Cedric 16 Raj
Players with no figures against their name have sufficient credit with me.
As organiser, Raj's payment is waived. I will remind those who are short to pay. Raj should too, as he has indemnified me for the amounts that are short.
If the team selectors/captains are named below, and there is a report, I will include the game in the selector/captain table.
If Raj wants to use all or part of his waiver to give credits to other players, or otherwise share his waiver with other players, he can either pay them directly, or on his request below, I will make the necessary adjustments on the spreadsheet.