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

  • From: Stephen Martin <faery_generic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 18:33:32 -0800 (PST)

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I believe the son would get real bored.  However, it depends on the son 
truthfully.

Stephen


--- On Sun, 3/1/09, Craig Ingram <seaeye@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Craig Ingram <seaeye@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [GeoStL] Re: MOGA 2-Person Team Question...
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009, 5:07 PM
> -
> 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
> > -
> > 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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