Originally posted by flexmore
how should it be?
Should it be the same as the 2005 championship? Tournament 414
i think there are a few minor improvements ...
give everyone a little extra time ... make it 62 day timebank (it finished 1 month early this year)
make it a sticky thread
start it on january 1st ...
and make the group size slightly smaller ... say group size 1 ...[text shortened]... ze 10, zero timeout, 62 timebank, three rounds.
and get entries started VERY SOON![/b]
I would much prefer a more conventional time setting for the 2006 Championship, such as a 3 day time-out and 14 day timebank. Hopefully, the tournament would still finish within a year, but it wouldn't matter that much if it over-ran a little.
The reason why I don't like the massive 60 day timebank is that some players abuse it. I had an opponent who stopped moving for about a month against me, despite moving regularly against all his other opponents. By the time he resumed playing, I had lost all interest in the game. It's bad enough waiting for a week in a normal tournament game, but a month is ridiculous. Then there are the people who never resign - they just let their timebanks run out...
However I agree with Flexmore that the groups should be smaller. There were too many games in the first round, but usually only one person qualifying for the second round. With smaller groups, far more people would have a chance of qualifying for the later rounds, making the tournament more interesting for everyone.