The cost of tardiness

The 2013 season has just under way and I’ve already had one default due to late arrival, and couple of casual tardiness that resulted in heated and prolonged dialogs on and off the court. Being puncture is more or less controllable, and one way to ensure it, just leave early. Is this hard to achieve? I guess so.

The biggest casualty due to late has to be our Queens 2010 playoff when one of the Manhattan team’s girls was late. The coordinator default the match (and Kai/Anna who had the winiest record like, 22-1 sat out). The male player wasn’t charmed by this decision and argued, and argued, and argued loudly, telling Deb Rose to only default them a set .. .. until she told him to be quiet other wise she would default the entire team for unsportsmanlike conduct. Reportedly, the Manhattan team was so confident to capture the Metro championship they even made hotel reservation before all the matches were played.

The male player asking the coordinator to default them only a set was so absurd because the rule’s so clearly stated. He seemed like 狗急跳墙 cornered dog to me. Perhaps this showed how desperate he was, trying to salvage the match. Human nature? Probably but by being on time could avoid all of these.

  1. The very first: women’s 3.5, June 15, 2012
  2. Her first match, Dec 13, 2012
  3. Redo the line up, Dec 18, 2012
  4. Late again, Dec 23, 2012
  5. Other problems

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