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Changes To The FIOFAFI System

As stated yesterday, we will have 3 sessions a week from next week onwards, subject to availability of pitches/courts.

You can confirm for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions. From next week onwards until further notice, if any session is oversubscribed, priority for the session will be as follows:

  • First – To those who are on the official mailing list.
  • Second – To those who are playing fewer sessions that week.
  • Third – To those who, in the preceding two weeks, having confirmed, are not absent or unduly late without giving good reason in a timely manner. Family emergencies, illness, injury and work contingencies are acceptable as good reasons provided that they are not used too often.
  • Fourth – To those who confirm on the blog instead of e-mailing me, provided that if you cannot access this blog at the time you confirm, and you state as such in your e-mail to me, I will copy your confirmation to this blog for you.
  • Fifth – Chronologically, in the order in which the confirmation is posted on the blog or received by me.

However, as the aim is to have 3 sessions a week, everyone who wants to play twice a week should be able to do so.

For each session, the players will be listed in that order, with myself as the last-named, until the session is filled.

Once the list of those confirmed is finalised for each session, the line ups will be determined (as I am currently doing) by placing players in alternating teams.

A captain will be appointed for each team – someone who is fairly regular and able to co-ordinate the team. The captain will decide on positions and organize the team. Unless a player volunteers to be goalkeeper for longer, the captain should try to rotate the goalkeeper, so that each player has a turn in goal (unless the captain is of the view that a particular player is no use in goal, in which case, that player can be exempted). The captaincy can be handed over to another player at the discretion of the appointed captain or the team. Other players in the team should endeavour to follow the captain’s directions.

For Bukit Timah campus, it is a flat rate of S$2. I will collect the money before we start, as it is confusing to do so after the game, when the lights have gone out.

At Sports Planet @ East Coast, the charges are slightly higher (S$80 per hour) than at The Cage, which works out to S$8 per person if we have 10, and S$7 per hour if we have 12.

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  1. rajiv
    Fri 27 June 2008 at 7:54 am

    Don’t worry too much about priority 3 – as long as you e-mail or SMS me in a timely manner to inform me that you cannot make it or will be very late, I won’t hold it against you.

  2. Gilbert
    Thu 3 July 2008 at 8:36 am

    I’m not sure if there is such a thing but I would like to suggest using an online table where players can put their names down on the respective columns. This will help us see who is playing on which day and if a session is under or over subscribed.

  3. rajiv
    Thu 3 July 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion Gilbert.

    I summarise the numbers for each session on the preceding Friday and/or Saturday, and if there are still slots available, in the week itself, which I believe serves the same purpose as the online table you suggest.

    The advantage of confirmations on the blog itself is that anyone can look down the list of confirmations to have a rough idea of how many places have already been taken.

    Further, sometimes people drop out, so the numbers need to be updated in any event.

    Programming that would allow automatic updating of an online table would probably cost too much for our low-cost operations!

  4. rajiv
    Sun 3 August 2008 at 11:47 pm

    In view of the FIOFAFIer profile, working adults will be given priority over full-time undergraduate students.

    Anyone who is a full-time undergraduate student should be able to organize a game with friends or fellow students fairly easily. It is much harder for working adults to find the opportunity to play regularly.

  5. rajiv
    Sat 23 May 2009 at 9:51 pm

    To simplify the priority system, from next week onwards, it will be entirely first-come-first-in for up to two week night sessions per participant. Until the weekend sessions are up and running, it’s entirely first-come-first-in without taking into account any other sessions played during the week.

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