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  1. Standard member clu
    06 Dec '07 17:54
    Not to take away from the main championship but would anyone be interested in banded championships?

    Perhaps six levels with the same settings as the current main championship.
    0-1000
    1001-1200
    1201-1300
    1301-1400
    1401-1600
    1600+
  2. Standard member Tychoo
    F**k the EU, IMF,WB
    06 Dec '07 18:50
    Not a bad idea.Having an open one all low yeated plaers are only making up the numbers.
  3. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    06 Dec '07 20:43
    I pro this.
  4. Standard member Tychoo
    F**k the EU, IMF,WB
    06 Dec '07 21:40
    Man my typing is bad.
  5. 07 Dec '07 13:24
    I agree
  6. 07 Dec '07 13:29
    Originally posted by clu
    Not to take away from the main championship but would anyone be interested in banded championships?

    Perhaps six levels with the same settings as the current main championship.
    0-1000
    1001-1200
    1201-1300
    1301-1400
    1401-1600
    1600+
    Would it deflect entries from the main tournament?

    I am all in favour, as I prefer playing people nearer my own level, less demoralising.
  7. Standard member clu
    07 Dec '07 15:01
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Would it deflect entries from the main tournament?
    I would hope that if people wanted to join the banded championships that they would also join the main. I don't want this to take away from that at all. I wonder if it would be possible to make it an optional part of the current championships. As in you would only be able to enter the banded level champinoships if you were already signed up for the main.
  8. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    07 Dec '07 15:58
    Originally posted by clu
    Not to take away from the main championship but would anyone be interested in banded championships?

    Perhaps six levels with the same settings as the current main championship.
    0-1000
    1001-1200
    1201-1300
    1301-1400
    1401-1600
    1600+
    Actually we would have the snadbagger discussion in this again.

    And being a weak player myself: what title would be site champion of the 0-1000?
  9. Standard member Surtism
    Prof.
    07 Dec '07 17:05
    Originally posted by clu
    Not to take away from the main championship but would anyone be interested in banded championships?

    Perhaps six levels with the same settings as the current main championship.
    0-1000
    1001-1200
    1201-1300
    1301-1400
    1401-1600
    1600+
    Why not two banded Championships being 0 - 1600 and 1600+, or whatever the middle ranked players rating is so that there could be, theoretically, equal numbers in each.
  10. 09 Dec '07 10:33
    Originally posted by surtism
    Why not two banded Championships being 0 - 1600 and 1600+, or whatever the middle ranked players rating is so that there could be, theoretically, equal numbers in each.
    That's far too harsh.
    You could get away with 4 I think:
    0-1200
    1200-1500
    1500-1800
    1800+
    would be the fairest way to divide ratings in the fewest bands.

    A 1600 vs 2000 player would be a bloodbath, as would a 900 vs 1500.
  11. 10 Dec '07 13:32
    I don't think there should be any banding. It seems that part of the fun of the championships is that it is such a massive tournament and everyone can play. There are plenty of banded tournaments during the year for those that want them, yes? Lower-rated players should instead be happy that the championships aren't of the Closed or Invitational variety.

    Just wanted to cast a vote for the non-banded supporters. Your mileage may vary.
  12. Subscriber Peakite On Vacation
    Sais
    11 Dec '07 16:46
    Originally posted by Doctor Rat
    I don't think there should be any banding. It seems that part of the fun of the championships is that it is such a massive tournament and everyone can play. There are plenty of banded tournaments during the year for those that want them, yes? Lower-rated players should instead be happy that the championships aren't of the Closed or Invitational variety.

    Just wanted to cast a vote for the non-banded supporters. Your mileage may vary.
    I actually agree on the banding (though it would be nice to see a few larger banded tournaments) and that it's good to try and have a competition for everyone.

    However, I'm not a particular fan of the tournament format as it stands. The biggest problem is that there is so little chance of progression. I've entered for the past couple of years, but despite being comfortaby above the site average rating, feel that without a lucky draw, a timeout or a 3(b) turning up, that my tournament will only ever last a single round.

    Ideally, though probably not feasible, I'd prefer something along the line of the FA Cup or Trophy where weaker entrants had to play against each other for a round or two before higher players entered. Either that or have a system where everyone gets placed in a second round group based upon positions in the first round, enabling a full ranking order to be made so improvements can be seen from year to year.