Originally posted by iwinezI disagree with this part.
I don't think you need to do this with the people who have ratings above 1600 and below 1200.
Originally posted by mikelomTournament 11258
I disagree with this part.
The banded competition needs a re-write completely.
I am not a 2000 player. I maintain circa 1750-1950.
Tourneys for me do not exist at my level, as they are 'once above 1800' all open to every member above that level. I cannot enter a tourney when, in consideration, the 'masters' all jump in and I have to face 2200+. I am ...[text shortened]... orth entering for a stuffing.
I never see a tourney for 1800-1900, nor 1900-2000.
Originally posted by adramforallA cursory look tells me there are around 100 subs in the 1825-1900 band..160 and more in the 1225-1250 band alone ! Vastly more site member numbers in the latter bracket but the subs % drop off alarmingly...it's surprising just how many thousands make up the 1200-1300 bands but as I say, a cursory glance however..
Originally posted by iwinezBanded tounaments fill up extremely quickly.
This is still a huge issue. I look at tournaments daily for the banded ones. They came out, and within an hour, the ones I could have joined filled up. I tried to resign a few games so I could drop my rating low enough to join another one, and that filled up too. Within minutes, the banded tournaments for players from 1200-1400 were gone!
I'm paying money to play on a site that I can't even play on, and I know I'm not alone.
Originally posted by iwinezDon't. Persist with your forum posts, send feedback, ask for a vote to be run, anything to keep the topic alive. That other site is a pain to actually play on, compared to here.
Yeah I found that website. I hate paying for something that I can't even use. As soon as my subscription runs out here, I'm going there.
Originally posted by KewpieYou spelled "Good Riddance" wrong.
Don't. Persist with your forum posts, send feedback, ask for a vote to be run, anything to keep the topic alive. That other site is a pain to actually play on, compared to here.
Originally posted by RevRSleekerThe other alternative is to move to the UK. Tournaments are generally started when the UK is awake, while people on the other side of the world are sleeping!
Yes, I'd say the higher rates here, 1900+, have it mighty easy to find tournies in comparison, literally you can pick and choose at leisure without worrying about losing a place if you don't sign up immediately. A marginal band should be in place, 1200-1225 gives far more of a chance but there are still 160 potential players in that pot. The more folk ke ...[text shortened]... out this the better...it's so so true, you pay no less than those that can pick and choose !!
Originally posted by patrickrutgersMost definitely, as mentioned the clubs have advantage in many ways as, perhaps they are the future here, the clan 'system' just doesn't cut the mustard for many..a sweeping statement if ever I heard one....but true methinks...
In other forums people complain about clubs being pointless, etc. And in a few forums people complain a lack of banded tournaments.
It sure seems like the long ago promised addition of banded tournaments to club owners abilities would fulfill a need on the site (more banded tournies) and offer a new and obviously desired reason to participate in clubs.