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  1. London
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    20 Nov '05 12:40
    Hi

    Is it me or has the point of the branded tournaments been missed as of late. The idea behind this is to group similarly rated players together, to my view this is at most players rated 100 apart from you. As a low 1200 rated player, it's diapointing to coninualy see tourny's for 1200-1400 rated players which I have no chance in the world of winning.

    Can we please go back to having regular tournaments for the masses please.
  2. Subscriberzakkwylder
    Mouth for war
    Burlington, KY
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    20 Nov '05 13:00
    Originally posted by Miracle
    Hi

    Is it me or has the point of the branded tournaments been missed as of late. The idea behind this is to group similarly rated players together, to my view this is at most players rated 100 apart from you. As a low 1200 rated player, it's diapointing to coninualy see tourny's for 1200-1400 rated players which I have no chance in the world of winning.

    Can we please go back to having regular tournaments for the masses please.
    There is no such thing as "branded" tournaments.
  3. Standard memberAiko
    Nearing 200000...!
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    20 Nov '05 13:13
    Originally posted by Miracle
    As a low 1200 rated player, it's diapointing to coninualy see tourny's for 1200-1400 rated players which I have no chance in the world of winning.
    I must say I prefer to see occasionally an offset in these tournaments too. Then a 1200-1400 (et cetera) band, then a 1100-1300 (et cetera) one.
  4. Joined
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    20 Nov '05 13:42
    Originally posted by Miracle
    Hi

    Is it me or has the point of the branded tournaments been missed as of late. The idea behind this is to group similarly rated players together, to my view this is at most players rated 100 apart from you. As a low 1200 rated player, it's diapointing to coninualy see tourny's for 1200-1400 rated players which I have no chance in the world of winning.

    Can we please go back to having regular tournaments for the masses please.
    It is called a banded tournament without the r of course.
  5. London
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    20 Nov '05 14:05
    Originally posted by Aiko
    I must say I prefer to see occasionally an offset in these tournaments too. Then a 1200-1400 (et cetera) band, then a 1100-1300 (et cetera) one.
    These are fine also but I feel that tournaments should be banded as a general rule to the 100 point rank mark.

    As a function of the site we should all have the opportunity to have a half decent chance of winning a tourny, no matter how good/bad our rating is.
  6. Subscriberinvigorate
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    Buxted UK
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    21 Nov '05 22:41
    Originally posted by zakkwylder
    There is no such thing as "branded" tournaments.
    I think the Aves tournament is a branded tournie.

    Not only does the winner get a rhp t-shirt but there is a lovely photo of an owl on the board page.

    The Aves brand is the best!
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