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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Nov 2016 11:53 p.m. PST

Should tournaments have a division just for gamers 55 and older?

thorr66626 Nov 2016 2:44 a.m. PST

Isn't that called the historical section?

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 3:12 a.m. PST

No, they shouldn't.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 3:46 a.m. PST

Who would play in the other division?

raylev326 Nov 2016 4:00 a.m. PST


Yesthatphil26 Nov 2016 6:24 a.m. PST

No? and Why?

Presumably this is reference something in fantasy/sci-fi hobbies? I can't see the relevance to regular wargaming


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 6:31 a.m. PST

As you probably know, some sports have special competitions for aged players eg Rugby Golden Oldies:

This is designed to protect older players wanting to participate in a physical sport.

I hesitate to ask what disabilities the "older 55s" might have to warrant a separate contest?

princeman26 Nov 2016 6:41 a.m. PST

Not at all. I enjoy beating those young bucks.

ironicon26 Nov 2016 7:23 a.m. PST

I'm 66 and I don't need any … What was the question?

Winston Smith26 Nov 2016 7:47 a.m. PST

Is this a serious question?

ironicon26 Nov 2016 7:51 a.m. PST

How about a special division for short people?

The Tin Dictator26 Nov 2016 8:34 a.m. PST


Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 8:38 a.m. PST

As long as it allows brandy and cigars, why not?

cosmicbank26 Nov 2016 8:47 a.m. PST

only if we can use a golf cart, Also the Brandy and cigar thing

Bill McHarg26 Nov 2016 10:05 a.m. PST

How about a section for dice impaired people? Oh wait, the games would never get over because no one would roll any damage.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 10:18 a.m. PST


Timmo uk26 Nov 2016 10:36 a.m. PST

No, it's not sport but a game that most ages can play.

rmaker26 Nov 2016 11:29 a.m. PST

No. They should dump the tournaments.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 11:37 a.m. PST

Ancients playing ancients! I love it!!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 1:05 p.m. PST

I'm in for brandy and cigars. I've already aged out of the beer and pretzels division.

Weasel26 Nov 2016 2:58 p.m. PST

We'll split it into three age-categories.

1: "Won't finish the game because everyone is busy telling anecdotes from that WRG game back in 1978".

2: "Won't finish the game because their wife/husband just called and told them to come home"

3: "Won't finish the game because this facebook page doesn't update itself, you know"

John Treadaway26 Nov 2016 4:27 p.m. PST

regular wargaming

What does that mean?

As I'm (just) over 55 I'm probably to old to understand, mind you…

John T

Whirlwind27 Nov 2016 12:51 a.m. PST

Do other tabletop and card games (chess, poker, backgammon etc.) have separate vets' divisions in tournaments and competitions?

KSmyth27 Nov 2016 12:43 p.m. PST

This isn't basketball or softball. Don't think age brackets are needed. Besides, aren't we supposed to be more experienced and more clever.

I'm 61.

JMcCarroll Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2016 1:43 p.m. PST

At 55 I know need to ask myself if I can play with younger people in a tourney?

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2016 10:35 p.m. PST

Perhaps it is so those younger whippersnappers don't feel too bad when us mature gamers beat them. Just turned 55 this month, however if there is a discount for getting into a convention then I am all in.


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