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    03 Jan '06 23:15
    Why can't we have one?
    I don't ask a hunddred tournys , just one per year........
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    03 Jan '06 23:35
    Originally posted by Fisich
    Why can't we have one?
    I don't ask a hunddred tournys , just one per year........
    Why not subscribe?
  3. Joined
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    03 Jan '06 23:42
    Originally posted by dottewell
    Why not subscribe?
    Maybe I'll do it this summer when I will have more time to play,my son already plays here.
    I just wanted to try the fun in being in a tournament,he said that once a year the boss opens a tournament for non subscribers.
  4. SubscriberMarinkatomb
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    04 Jan '06 01:28
    Originally posted by Fisich
    Maybe I'll do it this summer when I will have more time to play,my son already plays here.
    I just wanted to try the fun in being in a tournament,he said that once a year the boss opens a tournament for non subscribers.
    If you don't have time to play in a tournament now, why are you asking for one?
  5. Standard memberorfeo
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    04 Jan '06 07:03
    I think it's fair enough. There should be a non-sub tournament every few months to give people a chance to try it out and see if they like it.
  6. UK
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    04 Jan '06 07:15
    Originally posted by orfeo
    I think it's fair enough. There should be a non-sub tournament every few months to give people a chance to try it out and see if they like it.
    There are already non-sub tournaments every so often. To be honest, if they were more regular it would kinda defeat the point.
  7. Standard memberGalaxyShield
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    04 Jan '06 07:51
    Originally posted by mrmist
    There are already non-sub tournaments every so often. To be honest, if they were more regular it would kinda defeat the point.
    There hasn't been one in over a year (to my knowledge). The last one I've seen was an X-mas dual I believe.
  8. Standard memberflexmore
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    04 Jan '06 09:48
    i would be very unhappy if russ removed nonsubs from playing their 6 games ...

    but i do not think he needs to give them any more tournaments than he feels like ...

    (if i was him i would occassionally give them a large tournament with large groupsize and very short timelimit - that way players cannot get too far without subscribing)
  9. Joined
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    04 Jan '06 18:07
    Originally posted by marinakatomb
    If you don't have time to play in a tournament now, why are you asking for one?
    Read my post :"I just wanted to try the fun in being in a tournament"
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    04 Jan '06 18:08
    Originally posted by mrmist
    There are already non-sub tournaments every so often. To be honest, if they were more regular it would kinda defeat the point.
    Where are those tournaments then?
    I watched the tournaments list and the last was started on Christmas 2004..........not so often..........
  11. Standard memberrhb
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    04 Jan '06 20:28
    When I was a non-sub there were some such tournies, the frustrating thing being that any non-sub who had games in progress couldn't enter as the group size was always 4 = 6 games. The only way around this would be to resign ongoing games.

    I have no doubt this would have encouraged players to create a second account to enter the tournament with (as 0 games in progress).

    If non-sub tournies were to take place in the future I think these should be in the 'duel' format (thus open to any non-sub with 2 games vacant).

    Andy
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    05 Jan '06 19:04
    Bump!
  13. Standard memberMCA
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    10 Jan '06 22:271 edit
    Originally posted by rhb
    When I was a non-sub there were some such tournies, the frustrating thing being that any non-sub who had games in progress couldn't enter as the group size was always 4 = 6 games. The only way around this would be to resign ongoing games.

    I have no doubt this would have encouraged players to create a second account to enter the tournament with (as 0 games in ...[text shortened]... these should be in the 'duel' format (thus open to any non-sub with 2 games vacant).

    Andy
    the last one was in duel format, was good ... even if i did get whupped and shown the door in round one 😞

    [Edit] I was kinda hoping for another this (em last) year. it is a good way to let us nonsub scums know what the tournies are like.
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    11 Jan '06 09:39
    Other chess sites let non subs try out tournaments. [this one too, so I heard in the reliable general forum]
    It would be a good idea in one way as the winners of tournaments could then legitimately claim to have won an open competition.
  15. Joined
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    14 Jan '06 17:43
    Guys,maybe I'm tight because I don't fork money for subscription but also site boss is tight because a tournament for us non subs (once a year!!) doesn't seem so much of a big deal.
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