Is there any way you could make it so that when someone hasn't make a move in the requisite interval during a tournament game they are automatically timed out (i.e., without it being necessary for their opponent to claim the win)? In the 'It's a Knockout' tournament, for instance, most games are finished and all but a pair of games are nearing completion. The pair of games that are not even close to being finished are those of 'WhoCares' and 'rookie bill'. But when I was checking out how long it has been since the last move in their games, I saw that in one game nobody had moved in over 7 days. I understand that many people don't like timing each other out, but in tournament play these time limits should be enforced. Everybody gets held up by a couple of people without the courtesy to make their moves. If we make time-outs automatic for tournament games, then not only will tournaments go faster, but it will prevent the too nice among us from being deciiding to just wait and wait and wait.... while the rest of us want to get on with tournament we signed up for months ago.
I agree, it's very frustrating. I must adit that I hadn't checked to see how long moves were taking but if it is the case that people are not movign within the time limit then they should be timed out automatically rather than leaving it up to their opponent to make the decision.
Alterntively, why not give the person who could claim victory a period of time to claim victory (say 7 or 14 days or even a 21 day cut-off) and then declare the game a draw if victory isn't claimed? Just an idea, might mean you won't feel so bad about claiming the win and will make things move faster for everyone else.
Originally posted by Elphinstone Alterntively, why not give the person who could claim victory a period of time to claim victory (say 7 or 14 days or even a 21 day cut-off) and then declare the game a draw if victory isn't claimed? Just an idea, might mean you won't feel so bad about claiming the win and will make things move faster for everyone else.
That would still allow, at a minimum, a mere pair of moves to be made in a month. This is slow even for the 'Long Haul' tournament, it is ridiculous for tournaments with a 7 day timeout period.
By making it automatic there is no guilt involved at all because the opponent can't do anything about it anyway. It should be a condition of playing in a tournament that you agree to make a move within a specified time limit or you lose the match.
I agree. Look at the New Year tournament. Here we are just about in April already and still in the first round, and the vast majority of games have already finished. It's a knockout I and II are in a similar situation. At least in quickfire you're guaranteed a move a day or (usually) a T/O, except in the case of Godzillion, where it seems that people were nice enough to let him go on vacation for a few days without T/Oing him, but he told people ahead of time and said when he would be back.
I think in general, tournament play should be an automatic timeout - seven days is more than enough to make one move.