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20 May 2017 10:54 p.m. PST
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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

Why?

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

Phil

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:
link

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?

princeman Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 6:41 a.m. PST

Not at all. I enjoy beating those young bucks.

ironicon Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 7:23 a.m. PST

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

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 7:47 a.m. PST

Is this a serious question?

ironicon Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 7:51 a.m. PST

How about a special division for short people?

Personal logo The Tin Dictator Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 8:34 a.m. PST

No

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 McHarg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member26 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

No.

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 LIC26 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.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP26 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"

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP26 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.

JMcCarroll27 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.

wink

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