Blog from that site that we as teachers can't comment
Saw the blog about the affect on NGS grade from playing with New players. It strikes me that it is ok to tell everyone that "the EBU has not seen any evidence that playing with weaker partners is bad for a member’s NGS grade". However, some people would like to have some sort of evidence of this. So couldn't someone prepare an event calculation to show how, say three pro-am pairs, finish after playing against a "normal" field of say 8 or 9 tables on a normal club night. Just a thought as I would like to see students encouraged to play. I suppose the only problem might be that some might find it hopeless because their "partner" had no idea of the "latest" gadgets that they love and frequently get wrong!
Martin, John and Douglas please feel free to treat this thread as rhetorical!!