Originally posted by Kernunos
I agree that it would be nice if some of the lesser rated players
progress beyond the first round. So how about we extend the
tournament by instigating 4 rounds:
The top two from each group in round 1 go through to Round 2.
Round 2 has 10 groups of 5, the top two going through to round 3.
Round 3 has 2 groups of 5, the top two going th ...[text shortened]... d 4.
Round 4 has a single group of four players, winner takes all.
Just a thought,
I agree. I think more people will enter the tournaments if they think
they have a greater chance of staying in it longer. No one like to
loose, and with the way the groups are set up it is quite obvious who
should win them. The only things that can throw a spanner in the
works are timeouts and newer players who do not have a rating level
to their ability yet.
This does not need to apply to every tournament, but I am sure we
could have one where only the bottom player in the group dropped
out - this gives everyone in the group something to play for and a
much longer tournament that a lot more people will get enjoyment out
of. If people do not think that is there cup of team, then they can
enter a tournament where only the winner of the froup goes through.