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  1. Standard member protoss350
    AbOvE AvErAgE
    19 Jul '06 05:32
    How about we make tournaments with groups of around 6 where the top 2 goes to the next round?
  2. 19 Jul '06 14:40
    Good idea, would be good to see this. Especially as I seem to get close to the top but never have yet. 😞
  3. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    19 Jul '06 16:13
    yea that should be better as in groups i always end up with a 2000 as the top man then i have no chance.but if top 2 go through that gives everyone else a chance in the group.
  4. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    19 Jul '06 16:55
    Originally posted by smiffy
    yea that should be better as in groups i always end up with a 2000 as the top man then i have no chance.but if top 2 go through that gives everyone else a chance in the group.
    Then you'll just face the 2000+ players in the second round. Why give them the extra games to play?
  5. 19 Jul '06 22:18
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Then you'll just face the 2000+ players in the second round. Why give them the extra games to play?
    It would make more chance of an upset and a bit more excitement.
  6. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    20 Jul '06 00:21
    Originally posted by expressiveoutburst
    It would make more chance of an upset and a bit more excitement.
    You have the chance from the upset in the first round.
  7. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    20 Jul '06 08:03
    if top 2 players go through then it will still be a mix of ratings so it keeps it exciting.
  8. 20 Jul '06 14:30
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    You have the chance from the upset in the first round.
    Yeh I know that, I said more chance of an upset. 😞
  9. 20 Jul '06 15:20
    Why don't we set up murder squads to take out players ranked above 1800, that would work too.
  10. 20 Jul '06 15:59
    Originally posted by Freddie2006
    Then you'll just face the 2000+ players in the second round. Why give them the extra games to play?
    Why play open tourneys at all then?
  11. 21 Jul '06 09:38
    Originally posted by protoss350
    How about we make tournaments with groups of around 6 where the top 2 goes to the next round?
    This would be well suited to the banded tournaments, especially as it would give players who are actually within the rating bands a chance to progress.
  12. 21 Jul '06 16:34
    Originally posted by protoss350
    How about we make tournaments with groups of around 6 where the top 2 goes to the next round?
    I'm not sure of your objective with this style tournament, but the funny thing is that I think it makes it more likely that the best player (highest rating) will win as 1 upset will not cost them their chance at victory.

    For example Xanthos (or any 1800+ player) and I end up in the same group. Miraculously, I manage to win and draw against him (or win & lose and someone else draws him). In our normal tournaments, he is out and I move on. In this case, we both move on and chances are that I have to try and repeat my feat in a latter round.

    Not only that, but by advancing 2 people through the first round, you make a longer tournament as more people advance to each sucessive round.
  13. 21 Jul '06 16:44
    Are there knockout tournaments on RHP like in the FA Cup or the later stages of the World Cup ? That always produces a few giant killers and upsets.
  14. 21 Jul '06 19:12
    Originally posted by pinnacle
    Are there knockout tournaments on RHP like in the FA Cup or the later stages of the World Cup ? That always produces a few giant killers and upsets.
    I believe you are refering to duels. This one just started
    Tournament 1208

    and yes, there are lots of them.
  15. Standard member Freddie2008
    9 Edits
    23 Jul '06 01:59
    Originally posted by ElleEffSeee
    Why play open tourneys at all then?
    If you want to face much higher rated players your only chance in tournaments, namely open tournaments. There is no point in allowing 2 players through just so that smiffy gets another shot at losing to them again in the next round, as it just means that the tournament will go on several rounds longer.