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  1. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    23 Apr '05 02:12 / 3 edits
    i like the setup!
    with the small bands of only 50 points, almost all opponents will be formidable, yet conquerable.

    unfortunately, the small tournament size in the central bands, means that most 1200-1500 players have no chance of entering
    i have a suggested improvement for next time though ....

    next time: why not make them all minimum 4 players and maximum 120 players, then the busiest central bands will have a very large tournament and the outer bands will only have very small tournaments ... and everyone gets to play.

    when they all go green ... then start the lot.

    PS oh and let ironman31 into the top band
    PPS if the timebank was longer then i would play too.
  2. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    23 Apr '05 11:01
    Good idea. And specially for those like flexmore add some long haul banded one's every now and then.
  3. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    23 Apr '05 11:15
    Originally posted by Aiko
    Good idea. And specially for those like flexmore add some long haul banded one's every now and then.
    thanks

    to clarify my preference:

    i like long timebank ...and short timeout.

    a long holiday or a deep think on a few vital moves, but generally regular play.

    i prefer 2/28 or 3/28 or 4/28.
  4. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    23 Apr '05 14:53
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i like the setup!
    with the small bands of only 50 points, almost all opponents will be formidable, yet conquerable.

    unfortunately, the small tournament size in the central bands, means that most 1200-1500 players have no chance of entering
    i have a suggested improvement for next time though ....

    next time: why not make them all [b]minimum 4 player ...[text shortened]... oh and let ironman31 into the top band
    PPS if the timebank was longer then i would play too.
    Great idea!!! (Three exclamations is the borderline of sanity, otherwise you would get a few more).

    Sort of like a mega-banded 1400-1450? Would also increase the prestige of winning (and lessen the humiliation of defeat ).

  5. Standard member xs
    Incroyant
    24 Apr '05 18:12
    Although Russ won't admit it this was my idea.

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/showthread.php?threadid=21481&page=1
  6. Standard member chuck l
    nothing good to say
    25 Apr '05 01:16
    Originally posted by flexmore
    i like the setup!
    with the small bands of only 50 points, almost all opponents will be formidable, yet conquerable.

    unfortunately, the small tournament size in the central bands, means that most 1200-1500 players have no chance of entering
    i have a suggested improvement for next time though ....

    next time: why not make them all [b]minimum 4 player ...[text shortened]... oh and let ironman31 into the top band
    PPS if the timebank was longer then i would play too.
    this idea has my vote as well.....
  7. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    25 Apr '05 02:13
    Very good idea, get's a rec.
  8. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    25 Apr '05 08:34
    for banded tournies:

    if a player's rating exceeds the upper limit of the band they have entered then:
    they should be automatically removed from the band they are in and entered into the band above.
  9. Standard member Toe
    25 Apr '05 09:07
    Originally posted by flexmore
    for banded tournies:

    if a player's rating exceeds the upper limit of the band they have entered then:
    they should be automatically removed from the band they are in and entered into the band above.
    So what you are really suggesting is that a series of tight-banded tourneys are started similtaneously: people enter the series as opposed to a particular tourney, the players being allocated to the tourney appropriate to their (30-day max) rating when the series starts.
    There might be the odd band that fails to get its minimum but nothing is perfect and it sounds like a good idea.
  10. Standard member flexmore
    Quack Quack Quack !
    25 Apr '05 09:14
    Originally posted by Toe
    So what you are really suggesting is that a series of tight-banded tourneys are started similtaneously: people enter the series as opposed to a particular tourney, the players being allocated to the tourney appropriate to their (30-day max) rating when the series starts.
    There might be the odd band that fails to get its minimum but nothing is perfect and it sounds like a good idea.
    yes.
  11. Standard member Crowley
    Not Aleister
    25 Apr '05 10:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by flexmore

    next time: why not make them all [b]minimum 4 players and maximum 120 players
    , then the busiest central bands will have a very large tournament and the outer bands will only have very small tournaments ... and everyone gets to play.
    [/b]
    Now that's a good idea!
    Everyone (including me ) gets to play!