1. Standard memberflexmore
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    07 Dec '04 01:041 edit
    please put suggestions in this thread for how the 2005 championship could run .....
  2. Standard memberflexmore
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    i suggest the 2005 championship should be run as follows:
    start date 5th january 2005
    finish date december 2005
    3 round tournament.
    120 days per round.
    0 timeout, 60 days timebank for each player.

    group size according to number of entrants
    :
    1000-1300 entrants requires groupsize 11
    700-1000 entrants requires groupsize 10
    500-700 entrants requires groupsize 9
    300-500 entrants requires groupsize 8
    200-300 entrants requires size 7
    100-200 entrants requires size 6
    less than 100 entrants would not deserve the name of "championship"
  3. Standard memberOtis
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    07 Dec '04 03:58
    I like the format and the idea of an annual rhp championship. Only I think it might be too late to start the 2005 championship by January 5th and get a good majority of the players to join in on time, then again it might not be too late if Russ acts fast
  4. SubscriberRuss
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    07 Dec '04 09:22
    Nice idea, I will create it right away.

    -Russ
  5. Standard memberAiko
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    07 Dec '04 21:11
    That's a nice idea having just the timebank!
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    12 Dec '04 02:451 edit
    Originally posted by flexmore
    less than 100 entrants would not deserve the name of "championship"
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    262 entrants so far. Certainly does deserve the name.

    Glad I found where it all started. Looking forward to being knocked out of the championship in the first round...
  7. SubscriberMarinkatomb
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    12 Dec '04 02:58
    Originally posted by Officer Dibble
    262 entrants so far. Certainly does deserve the name.

    Glad I found where it all started. Looking forward to being knocked out of the championship in the first round...
    Yeh me too. Normally there are no more than 10 higher rated players when i enter a tournie. This one has about 150 at least!!!
  8. Internet
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    12 Dec '04 03:09
    Great idea, but I think the timebank should be set to 40 days instead. A 60 day timebank won't guarantee, that the tourney does finish in late 2005, because T/O's aren't forced. The Big Timebank Challenge II is still running after some 100 days even though the timebank is set to 40 days. If both players decides to play on and manage to avoid the auto T/O's, the games can go on forever.
  9. Standard memberflexmore
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    12 Dec '04 04:353 edits
    Originally posted by Svin1
    Great idea, but I think the timebank should be set to 40 days instead. A 60 day timebank won't guarantee, that the tourney does finish in late 2005, because T/O's aren't forced. The Big Timebank Challenge II is still running after some 100 ...[text shortened]... and manage to avoid the auto T/O's, the games can go on forever.
    unfortunately you are corrrect ... there is a problem ... "the big timebank challenge 2" is in this situation at the moment.
    the two day lag before autotimeout means that some games can drag on almost indefinitely past what might be expected ... this problem is larger for short timebank games.
    changing the timeout from 60 to 40 days will not solve the problem.

    ... the auto timeouts are better enacted immediately ... the two day lag before auto timeouts can destroy the process ... hopefully russ will find a few moments to fix this problem.



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    Re: the format. How about everyone plays everyone else!🙄
  11. Standard memberAiko
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    13 Dec '04 23:59
    That's about 500 or 600 concurrent games.
    With only a 60 days timebank there is finally for a chance of beating a 1600+ player...!
  12. Standard memberTRACKHEAD21
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    14 Dec '04 01:36
    Originally posted by Grandmaster bater
    Re: the format. How about everyone plays everyone else!🙄
    I wouldnt mind that, I won the tournament that was everyone vs everyone but that was only around 80 concurrent games, 1 day timeout and cant remember the timebank. I think just about everyone else aside from dustn would mind 500 concurrent games though lol hahahaha.
  13. Standard memberflexmore
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    02 Jan '05 08:592 edits
    Originally posted by Russ
    Nice idea, I will create it right away.

    -Russ
    you will make it "original" won't you?
    be a shame to see a top seed eliminated just through bad luck.
  14. Standard memberRBHILL
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    03 Jan '05 21:071 edit
    It finally started 😀
    I guess it is 37 groups of 12 and one group of 11, so at the least 38 players go on to round two.

    My group:
    1.crusoe
    2.abigham
    3.Zipdrive Nightmare
    4.RBHILL
    5.beermaestro
    6.I Diddy
    7.jose teixeira
    8.marcof2
    9.johnjava21
    10.WIZ
    11.toffee
    12.Taqju

    300-500 entrants requires groupsize 8
    LOL 455 players and groups of 12.
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