Today I closed and started all remaining continent tournaments.
I apologise if you are not happy with all the entrants in your tournament, but this idea was turning into an admin nightmare. I had hoped it could be self regulated, but this doesn’t appear to be the case.
In future, I will do per country tournaments, which can lock invalid entrants to avoid this happening again.
They idea about these continent tours is pretty neat though ... it should be self regulating ... but apperently its difficult for some players to NOT enter a tour for which they aren't eligable ... but a Countries tour ... I would like that too ...
I'm with Gatecrasher on this one. Should he ( or I!!) or any other AFRICAN player by any chance finish second in the Africa tournament to TIMTIM - NOT FROM AFRICA - wthat person should be declared the winner.
Yes, I'm with all of you also. I didn't care about winning the tourney, I just wanted more games because summer has started!!!!! HHHHAARRRAAAAAYYYYY. Sorry once again if I offended anyone that entered the African tourney. It was not my intentions at all.😀😀
Originally posted by saffa73 Except if the result of the tournament is decided by games played against an ILLEGAL entrant.
Player 1 loses both games against Timtim
Player 2 wins both games against Timtim
Player 2 has an advantage of 6 points.
This is not fair. Ok, so he lost two more games, but not against a leggitimate opponent. All games against illegal and unfair and illegintimate entrants should not count.
Not really a valid complaint. Most tournaments held for various county, state, and national championships allow people from other areas to enter. Winners of titles are the highest-scoring players who fulfil the residency requirements. Have a look at the Commonwealth Championships (which had 5 or 6 russians, and various other non-eligible players), or the various national championships that allow foreigners to play - Rafe Martyn is in this years British Championship, for example, and to the best of my knowledge he is Belgian.
As long as the playing field for everyone is level, there is no problem.
Not sure if it has been posted anywhere else, but can we expand the continent tournaments into an RHP World Cup? Surely that would be the ultimate tournament crown. We would probably only need to run it once every 4 years. Opinions?