I have last years grading data. A quick check.reveals that last season 3 had more players over 60 playing than under 60 (excluding seniors only events) whilst more than 140 had more players under 60.Andrew Zigmond wrote:Sean Hewitt wrote:Whoa there. This is a complete myth!
I don't think I'm exaggerating. Of course it's easily enough proven or disproven if we can get data from local congresses - all entrants need to divulge their date of birth for grading purposes so a breakdown of age of entrants would be easy enough.
Sean may choose not to believe me but I am willing to state as a FACT that in every event I've played in over 60s have been in the majority. Certainly the number of entrants in their 20s and 30s can normally be counted on my fingers - in some cases the fingers of one hand. I'm prepared to concede I might be playing in the wrong places.
As I said, its a myth that most congress players are over 60.