Originally posted by T1000
How about for a given tournament having the draw predetermined for each round and more to the point displayed on a tournament page? I mean like the draw for Wimbledon for example, where all the players names are lined up in a column down the left, then you can eye up who you might meet in the second and subsequent rounds.
I believe it would add a lot if it ...[text shortened]... ty of a particular tournament when they last for so long, and having this might help
Mark, I fully support your idea. The length in time of most tournaments calls for supportive actions to keep the community's interest going. A few remarks following your idea:
- probably one issue is the fact that today, there are draws possible, the effect is that the number of players in the next round(s) is not determined in advance, unlike in the example (tennis) you gave. The solution could be to use more criteria to distinguish among the players, or to play tie-breakers (with effect on duration again).
- each tournament should have a dedicated tournament director, preferably a non-playing (in that tournament that is) member. He could be responsible for supporting R & C in making decisions on that tournament, raise and/or resolve issues, communicate to the community about progress, keep the interest going. If implemented, I would be willing to do my share of that work.