I'm back from my holiday break which I spent chopping down trees with my knuckles and crushing four square balls with my wrists in preparation for the 2008 Four Square World Championships in Bridgton, ME, on Feb 16. While I was gone, my inbox filled up with a bunch of questions that I have just now had the opportunity to answer. So, in light of my recent reflex and endurance training, I'll answer these questions in one whopping lightning round of fury. Here goes:
I am tryin got create a database using the same scoring used during tournaments. I can't seem to create the database and was wondering if there was a special way to enter the data into microsoft excel 2003. - Maurice, 12/17/07
Hi Maurice. We actually use a Filemaker database to keep track of our membership, payments, dates, and scores all together. I don't know what kind of programming head you have but this is a little overview of how we generate scores and averages in database language.
I just started a four square club at the University of Michigan. It's been a lot of fun and pretty successful so far, but recently one of our rules has been disputed, which is that you can't hit any overhand shots. We put it in place to prevent huge cherry bombs and cheap shots, but I went to research other clubs' rules and found your site. What's your reasoning behind allowing overhand shots? Thanks, and I really like your site! - Jake, 12/20/2007
Saw the blurb about your league in the Globe Sidekick and I kind of want to check it out. Would the best thing be to just show up at the next league date, or is there something a little more informal? I haven't played four square in probably 15 years, and I'm sure some of the rules I played with are different from the ones that you play with. What's the best course of action for a newbie like me? Thanks! - Chris, 12/15/2007
Hi Chris, thanks for the note.
I was wondering if you could give me all of the details concerning the league games and world championships. - Chudy, 12/4/2007
Chudy, thanks for the letter. I can tell you quite a bit about the four square world championships, but its actually documented quite well on this site and on other sites as well.