Originally posted by Fred Ryan
I am a little concerned that unrated tournaments will cause a whole bunch of "Time Out" victories because some high rated players who are playing fast are off the hip, might not allow their ego to take the hit. That's just a hunch. After all, the purpose of the unrated tournament is to preserve ego isn't it?
Just myself opining here but I thought the primary concern of the original poster was the creation of a 'stressless affair' ... one might find some interesting games whereby people may well take advantage and feel free to experiment with ideas etc without the loss of rating points. That being said, you make the valid point that some may well freely dispose of unwanted games ( overly ambitious games perhaps ).
As regards the ego, there is probably little kudos for such people in winning a tournament but no great raft of points attached.