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  1. 02 Jan '03 01:38
    Here is a fourm for The Rookie Cup

    -Adam
  2. 03 Jan '03 02:37
    Originally posted by UncleAdam
    Here is a fourm for [b]The Rookie Cup

    -Adam[/b]
    Adam,

    Thanks for starting the post! I'm glad Russ and Chris started this Tournament. I got demolished on the last one. HotPawn destroyed me. I enjoyed the games, but felt humiliated. I actually lost all of them. I played some nice people though.

    I might have a chance to win a game or two in this one. Good luck to all in it.

    Doug
  3. 03 Jan '03 02:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Flash
    Adam,

    Thanks for starting the post! I'm glad Russ and Chris started this Tournament. I got demolished on the last one. HotPawn destroyed me. I enjoyed the games, but felt humiliated. I actually lost all of them. I played some nice p ...[text shortened]... win a game or two in this one. Good luck to all in it.

    Doug
    Your welcome Doug,
    And good luck to you too

    -Adam
  4. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    03 Jan '03 04:33
    I do not understand the name for this tournament. Someone who is new to this site would start off with a rating of 1200. Hence, a true rookie would be barred from entering this tournament because his rating would be too high.
  5. Donation vaknso
    The Ambassador
    03 Jan '03 05:07
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I do not understand the name for this tournament. Someone who is new to this site would start off with a rating of 1200. Hence, a true rookie would be barred from entering this tournament because his rating would be too high.
    I understand what you are saying. A rookie to Red Hot Pawn would be rated too high. A rookie chess player would not. Imagine a new player to the site but very skillfull, He would tend to be rated higher after one or two games. I believe, It is meant to include those new to chess and not the site. Of course, Some very experienced players still play like rookies. I should be in this tournament, but I'm not qualified yet.
    John
  6. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    08 Jan '03 16:48
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I do not understand the name for this tournament. Someone who is new to this site would start off with a rating of 1200.
    Ah, but...

    Tournaments are only open to pawn stars, and there are very few of those who have never completed a few games before they sign up.

    So, it does work

    -Russ
  7. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    08 Jan '03 16:50
    We just need one more person before we can kick this one off with even groups. I will wait another 2 days, at which point I will start it regardless.

    -Russ
  8. Donation Luck
    TEA PARTY MEMBER
    09 Jan '03 04:21
    Russ,
    Why not start now since there are 18 in that tournament now!
    You should changes it to three players in each group, the six group winners (groups 1, 3 and 5 in one group and the group winners 2, 4, and 6 in the other half) would go to next round, two groups of three, and again the group winners would meet in a final.

    Harri
    a.k.a. Luck
  9. Donation vaknso
    The Ambassador
    09 Jan '03 04:39
    Originally posted by Luck
    Russ,
    Why not start now since there are 18 in that tournament now!
    You should changes it to three players in each group, the six group winners (groups 1, 3 and 5 in one group and the group winners 2, 4, and 6 in the other half) would go to next round, two groups of three, and again the group winners would meet in a final.

    Harri
    a.k.a. Luck
    Harri,
    Heck NO, YOu cant play in the rookie cup anyway. I dont care how much you want to.
    John
  10. Donation Luck
    TEA PARTY MEMBER
    09 Jan '03 05:36
    JOHN=KING

    I don't think Russ and Chris would not let me in the tournament, perhaps they should! I am a rookie, playing my first year at the wonderful RHP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I guess I have to start another 200 games and very soon my points would be below 1150!!

    Sincerely,

    Harri
    a.k.a. Luck
  11. 09 Jan '03 05:53
    Originally posted by Luck
    Russ,
    Why not start now since there are 18 in that tournament now!

    Harri
    a.k.a. Luck
    I Agree
  12. 09 Jan '03 10:11
    Originally posted by Russ
    We just need one more person before we can kick this one off with even groups. I will wait another 2 days, at which point I will start it regardless.

    -Russ
    Russ
    What are the rules for the second round, if we end up with an odd number of groups ?

    mike
  13. 10 Jan '03 22:18
    Yaaaaaa! It STARTED
  14. 11 Jan '03 00:18
    Originally posted by UncleAdam
    Yaaaaaa! It [b]STARTED[/b]
    I agree! I'm glad it's started. Hope the best to all. I'm looking forward to this new challenge. I still have a lot to learn, but at least I'm having fun.

    Doug
  15. Standard member dlowe
    ducky
    03 Feb '03 22:22
    I am in this tournament, and my opponent has just timed out... should I claim the win, or would that be rude?