Back on August 1st I had no idea this season would turn out the way it did. I entered the Jefferson State Long Match, run by Rick Shea, and went to Blue Lake and Winnemucca in August and September respectively. My long match run ended just after Reno in November, and by then I'd run into 660 MRPs. I felt like I had to go for it. We're now in the beginning of March, with still 5 months left. I have no idea how some of these guys do it year after year! (They don't work for one!)
In the first 31 weeks of the season (thru March 3rd) I have played 23 tournaments. I've played 3 mid-week tournaments and 20 tournaments on the weekend. Of the 31 weekends, I've played on 16 of them and not played on 15 of them, so I'm roughly playing every other weekend.
Total Master Points
To this point in the season I've earned 1,497 MRPs. I've earned 445 in Main Qualifying, 931 in Main Playoffs, 57 in Consolation Qualifying and 64 in Consolation Playoffs. Overall, I've earned 1,376 points in the main and 121 points in the Consolation. 92% of my points have been earned in Main events. 8% in Consolation events.
My overall record across every game, qualifying and playoffs, is 412-280 (59.5%). I've played 692 games in 23 tournaments, an average of 30.1 games per tournament.
I've qualified in 14 of 23 main events (60.9%). I definitely prefer the 2-day, 22-game events. I've played in 13 22-game events and qualified 9 times (69.2%). I've played in 6 14-game tournaments and qualified 3 times (50%). I've played in 4 12-game tournaments and qualified 2 times (50%).
My record in main qualifying is 255-161 (61.3%). Of the 14 times I have qualified, I have earned qualifying points 10 times (71.4%) of the time I qualify. I have earned a total of 445 points in main qualifying, an average of 44.5 points per event I qualify high. Interestingly, all 10 times I have earned qualifying points I qualified in the top 5.
I've made the main playoffs 14 times. My overall record in the playoffs is 92-65 (58.6%). My results in the main playoffs are as follows:
|Lost in 1st Rd||2 times|
|Lost in 2nd Rd||2 times|
|Lost in 3rd Rd||5 times|
|Lost in 4th Rd||1 time|
As you can tell from only having 8% of my total points in consolations, they aren't my thing this season. I've played in 12 consolations so far, and qualified in 4 of them (33.3%). My record in consolation qualifying is 60-44 (57.7%).
Of the 4 times I've qualified, I was #1 qualifier twice and #2 qualifier by spread points the other time, earning qualifying points 3 of 4 times. (75% of the time I qualify). I earned 57 total qualifying points, an average of 19 points per time I qualify.
I have no idea how to play the consolation playoffs. ;-) My record is 5-10 (33.3%). My results are as follows:
|Lost in 1st Rd||1 time|
|Lost in 2nd Rd||1 time|
|Lost in 3rd Rd||2 times|