Originally posted by calvs12You mean thousands of members on RHP? This tournament could last well over a year. I say that we have signups like a normal tournament. People join if they want to, and it they don't, they don't.
Everyone will be given a chance to participate (yes, all the hundreds of members!)
But everyone will reserve the right to not participate, and withdraw before the start of the tournament.
As an example, in the recent WCC, the world's top players like Kramnik, Anand, etc didnt take part, taking a stand on principle.
All players will have to be infor ...[text shortened]... amionships' (just coined the phrase)
The tournament shouldnt run for more than 6 months.
Originally posted by NicolaiSgroupsize 8,
The idea could work when the TO=0 and a TB=40. Those tours end rather quick (each round within 80 days). But it is also known that many players are not up for such a tournement.
Originally posted by GatecrasherA nice conclusion to the Continent tournaments would be for the winners from each continent to play in an all against all tournament. Just a sideline thought...
We recently had the Grand Continent tournaments, which were fun, and fast to finish. We could extend the idea, and have the winners play off for the RHP "World" Championship.
And then do it again next year, when I'm sure the interest would be much greater. But it may be fairer if continents with large numbers of players, ie Europe and North America have several zonal tournaments.