[GeoStL] Re: MOGA 2-Person Team Question...

  • From: Craig Ingram <seaeye@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 15:07:22 -0800 (PST)

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you're completely out there.........


--- On Sun, 3/1/09, Michael Rogers <mrogers07@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Michael Rogers <mrogers07@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [GeoStL] MOGA 2-Person Team Question...
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 4:49 PM
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> Hello...
> I have a question and possibly a suggestion about the MOGA
> 2-Person team competition...
> 
> I was chatting with a local cacher today about the
> competitions and we were looking at the 2-Person section. We
> noticed that they had the under 40 and 40 and over age
> groups...with placement of a team dictated by the youngest
> person in the group.
> 
> So here's the question...wouldn't it make more
> sense to place the teams based on the age of the oldest
> person rather than the youngest? 
> 
> My reasoning is such...say you have a team, father and son,
> competing...dad is 58 and son is 24, for example...both with
> physical abilities average for their respective ages. Now,
> by the rules, the team would be placed in the "Under
> 40" group because of the son's age. However, the
> team would possibly be at a competitive disadvantage because
> dad is almost 60 and is not as quick as the younger
> crowd...remember, the team must stay together at all times
> and not split up. 
> 
> Now...take this imaginary team and put it into the 40 and
> over age group. In this scenario, the team has a better
> competitive chance because the father is competing against
> people of similar abilities. The son, who can only go as
> fast as dad, would not give unfair advantages to the team.
> 
> So...would it be possible to flip-flop the team placement
> guidelines to make it a generally more even playing
> field...or am I completely out there?
> 
> Any and all suggestion or input is welcome. Thanks.
> 
>  
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