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  1. Standard memberExy
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    05 Apr '04 13:001 edit
    Is there anyway of perhaps limiting the number of concurrent tournaments players could take part in? I say this because the line up of the latest Cupid and Mercury group random tournaments is almost identical, and this is true of a lot of the other tournaments I am playing in. Seems like the same regular players are taking the places before anyone else gets a chance to enter.
  2. Standard memberAsher123
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    05 Apr '04 13:03
    I entered the cupid tournament and it's my first tournament πŸ˜›
  3. Standard memberExy
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    05 Apr '04 14:083 edits
    That's as may be but my point still stands, as 34 out of 48 entrants in both the new tournaments are identical.

    Tequila 2016
    dscp 1834
    Prefect 1745
    Kawika 1742
    LevonB 1739
    ouroboros 1667
    Lazaraus 1636
    GordonHamilton 1502
    Smuuuv 1487
    von Bilin 1477
    Vojak 1475
    MKeaveney 1465
    Kresten 1454
    Kane Bane 1440
    Paul0 1433
    Whocares 1400
    Hammer4ever 1341
    davefish 1322
    pineapple42 1317
    LordByron 1311
    Luck 1296
    mallys7 1273
    kaasbol 1266
    Palimpsest 1257
    Cribs 1250
    Vikthor 1226
    stearnsc 1200
    TDR1 1199
    TimmyToilet 1174
    Martin Kearns 1166
    HO 1150
    spacescum 1144
    jdirckze 1135

    Maybe if there were more varied tourmanents - a clan based tournament where random clans are enterered and play each other. Or tournaments based on rating or location - just something to mix it all up a bit.

    I don't think my brain can cope with yet another tournament match against Prefect so soon! πŸ™„
  4. Over seas
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    06 Apr '04 04:39
    I have been wooped by prefect more times than I can count. I figgure that in ten years if I practice practice practice and prefect does not play at all...I could beat him.
    I don't play in alot of tournaments, but the ones I am in are pretty much the same people.
  5. Standard memberflexmore
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    07 Apr '04 13:32
    Originally posted by rapalla7
    I have been wooped by prefect more times than I can count. I figgure that in ten years if I practice practice practice and prefect does not play at all...I could beat him.
    I don't play in alot of tournaments, but the ones I am in are pretty much the same people.
    he has wooped you 5 times
    he has wooped me 10 times!!!
    but i did also get 3 draws 😏

    i think the solution is for a smaller number of much larger tournaments - it will make them more meaningful, and many more players will get in.
    the problem is to find formats that are successful, and don't take 2 years to finish.

  6. Subscriberouroboros
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    07 Apr '04 19:13
    Originally posted by Exy
    Seems like the same regular players are taking the places before anyone else gets a chance to enter.
    The Minerva Grouped Random still has space in it.
  7. Virginia
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    08 Apr '04 15:34
    From what I have seen, most tournaments are open for entry for 2+ days, allowing most people to enter them should they choose.

    What you are probably seeing is the core tournament players, mixed with those players that feel up to a tourney. Remember, the Random tourneys add six games and when you add in clan matches, most players hit their comfort limits fairly quickly.
  8. Over seas
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    09 Apr '04 01:51
    Originally posted by flexmore
    he has wooped you 5 times
    he has wooped me 10 times!!!
    but i did also get 3 draws 😏

    i think the solution is for a smaller number of much larger tournaments - it will make them more meaningful, and many more players will get in.
    the problem is to find formats that are successful, and don't take 2 years to finish.

    thanks for bringing that up flex, you know I can only count to four. I think you have beaten me at least that many times, and I will beat you long before I be prefect.πŸ˜‰
  9. Standard memberThe Slow Pawn
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    10 Apr '04 09:55
    I have whooped him once (and drew against him in the other game) 😏😏

    Just wanted to let you know that I just got a start and will enter tournaments, so there is a new face


    The Slow whooping Pawn, hehehe
  10. Spokane, WA
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    20 Apr '04 08:16
    Originally posted by Exy
    That's as may be but my point still stands, as 34 out of 48 entrants in both the new tournaments are identical.

    Tequila 2016
    dscp 1834
    Prefect 1745
    Kawika 1742
    LevonB 1739
    ouroboros 1667
    Lazaraus 1636
    GordonHamilton 1502
    Smuuuv 1487
    von Bilin 1477
    Vojak 1475
    MKeaveney 1465
    Kresten 1454
    Kane Ban ...[text shortened]... I don't think my brain can cope with yet another tournament match against Prefect so soon! πŸ™„
    I can't believe I'm not in there! Where was I when those tournaments came up? πŸ˜€

    I've entered the current tournaments very early (I want to be a part of all the Grand tournaments and I am just very addicted), but usually I wait for awhile before entering them- hoping that they will fill up and I won't be tempted! But alas, there is always space. Hence my idea, that there are hardcore tournament players as in the list you compiled and there are those who like the occasional tournament. Either way, both groups get in. It is my personal opinion that if Russ put up a tournament that banned all hardcore tournament players it would take a veeeeery long time to fill up.

    More specified tournaments for ratings and such might alleviate your problem though.

    ncrosbyπŸ™‚
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