Category Archives: Rules and Rulings

Edicts and rules (as much as they’re ever enforced).

1989 Winner Announcement

[In TDB’s hand] Apparently Ed Williams won in 1989 with an average of 19.8 in his 5 games

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A Response to a Father’s Childish Accusation

This paragraph pertains to T.D.B.’s protest of my incident involving the Vouu (V.G.M.) I just crossed that out because I feel that if I wrote about complaining against a complaint it might make me as childish as my father (T.D.B.) … Continue reading

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The Rule in Vouu’s Case

Per curiam:  This is an important decision brought to the court of assize of the G.M. on motion of Ed “Guy” Williams.  Todd Beeby was playing for number 11 and he aided, abetted and excited the VGM (Vouu of the … Continue reading

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KJB’s Ignominious Return to Play: 1989

8/20.  KJB made his first appearance on the FOP since 1980.  His absence did not improve his play any, turning in a mediocre score of 11 (slightly down from the 14 previously recorded in 1980).  However he did not forget … Continue reading

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The Small Ball Controversy

In today’s game TDB used an underweight & undersized ball during play while the rest of the players used regulation size and weight, thus making his close win totally unfair.  This ball should never be used again in GM Play! … Continue reading

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Ten Points Off for Cheerios and Beer

7/4 * in record It has been decreed that one RHB should on this date, second game of the day, lose 10 points for refusing to partake in this afternoon’s festivities.  Reason he gave for refusing a [illegible] challenge was, … Continue reading

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The Order of the Arbor

Martha Williams is hereby awarded “the Golden Mallet Order of the Arbor.”  On this day she caused to be planted a new cedar tree at teh base of #13 to replace one which,according to some evidence, had been destroyed by … Continue reading

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Review of 1986 Scores

The 1986 Golden Mallet Rules and Awards Committee met on October 12, 1986.  A committee of inquiry under rule 7 was also impaneled in this year of our Mallet the 16th.  Upon review of the Records of the Golden Mallet … Continue reading

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Description of the Order of the Shaft – Semper Regidus

On this date upon the alter of eternal gas was reverently placed what shall henceforth be known as the “Order of the Shaft”. It shall be awarded annually, if and as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors to the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Win the GM and the Order of the Shaft in the Same Year

1977 notes continued [In TDB’s hand] It would appear that Martha  LeMessurier has won the Golden Mallot for calendar year 1977. However it would also appear she is a leading candidate for the “Order of the Shaft” also. GM Regulation … Continue reading

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