RebelZero wrote:Hello, all. I'm playing in my first tournament on September 10th and I'm a bit nervous about it. I've been playing quite awhile but I've never been exposed to the tournament style of play. I've only ever played casually with friends.
What are the major differences I can expect? And, are there any rules that tournament newbies usually break because they don't know about them?
Thanks in advance.
You will only be nervous until you get your card, head to your first hole and start meeting the people you'll be playing with. The nerves are there because you don't know what to expect (or expect the worst) but you will hear your name called and when you started introducing yourself to the others on your card your nerves will melt away.
Just focus and pay attention to everything going on around you and you'll do fine and have a great time. You'll find that tournaments have a lot more in common with your casual rounds than you think. You just wont get to tote a cool one or spark a J whenever the spirit moves you.
Darmok and Gilad at Tanagra. Shaka, when the walls fell.